ABOUT JESS

 

 

Jess Vallery

 

On Jess’ blog, “MOXIE LADY” she writes about her adventures living in wine country and promotes businesses through reviews and write ups, showcases their products through pretty pictures, helps people discover new ways of eating through pretty pictures and delicious recipes, and give tips on entertaining. Traveling around the U.S and experiencing restaurants and breweries of all sorts, she has the knowledge of excellent service and quality products and shares that with the world.

 

 

Jess Poshepny Vallery, a Sonoma native, is the DTC and Marketing Communications Director at the prestigious, local family owned winery; Trione Vineyards & Winery. She manages all communications, digital marketing as well as hospitality. Jess’ passion for wine started 17 years ago when she began her career at Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves.  She has since been in the wine business where she has studied for the court of masters sommelier program, currently working on level two while enjoying her eighth year working with Trione and her awesome team.

Jess is an active member in her community where she served on the board of the Geyserville Chamber of commerce for six years, finishing her last two years as President. Jess works with local schools and Healdsburg Little League to help raise funds for children. She volunteers for other service groups and community-based organizations to help raise funds for the community.

Jess was born to be a writer and digital communicator: she is the craft beer writer for Sonoma Magazine, and has a healthy lifestyle column in Steppin’ Out Magazine. Jess writes for other craft beer blogs and contributes to other various websites. Aside from her passion for wine, Jess is an avid foodie and home cook, being married to a chef, it affords her the opportunity to constantly play with creative, healthy recipes as well as recipes made with craft beer. Jess has enjoyed branching out into the beer culture; traveling to different breweries to get inspired by what they’re doing with social media. She created “MOXIE LADY” to showcase her adventures in life; promoting local businesses, helping people discover new and off-the-beaten-path hot spots in the Bay Area as well as all over the U.S through her travels, and building recipes with healthy ingredients that will be fun for the whole family.

In her free time, Jess enjoys continuing to learn how to use her Nikon, writing on her own, cycling, taking day trips to semi-local places to eat, drink, hike, and take photos, hiking with her dog, discovering new places, cooking, working out, and relaxing with friends and family.

Jess lives in Windsor with her husband and 14 year old son, mini Australian Shepard, and chubby cat.

 

 

{MOXIE}
1. The ability to face difficulty with spirit and courage.
2. Aggressive energy; initiative.
3. Skill; know-how.

Recent Posts

21 Day Fix Round 1 Results

I am so thrilled by how this program works! In just 20 days I lost over five total inches and 10 pounds. I worked out daily according to the 21 Day Fix plan for 30 minutes and followed the food program. At first the program was somewhat difficult because I have never really been into measuring my food, however, it’s super simple. I can eat most everything that I want and I have now changed (somewhat, still working on this) my way of thinking about food – eating to fuel my body rather than dreaming about the amazing dinner I am going to eat while eating lunch, LOLZ. That alone has helped me lose weight.

Inches lost in 20 days:
Chest: 1/2 in
Waist: 3.5 in
Arms: 1.25 in
Thighs: 1 in
Calf: .1/2 in
Hips: 1 in
Weight: lost 10 pounds
If you are on the fence about starting this program, then make the leap and just do it because these results don’t lie. I already feel stronger and happier in just my fourth week! Finding balance is HUGE and definitely the key to success. With my crazy busy schedule with work, home-life, writing, exercising, my dog, and social life, I have had to find foods that I don’t get sick of, that are still compliant with the program and do not take forever to make or measure. Here is what I go-to:
Breakfast:
  • egg muffins (11 eggs makes a dozen “muffins” and you can add whatever greens, veggies, or protein to it you want!)
  • shakeo drink – chocolate vegan with PB2 (that’s a peanut butter powder with very little calories)
Lunch: 
  • Veggie stir fry with sugar snap peas, carrots, mushrooms, and bell peppers
  • Spinach salad with apple, cucumber, red onion, cilantro and a champagne vinaigrette with a little olive oil
  • Chicken salad with homemade aioli on romaine

Dinner: 

  • TACOS!! I eat veggie tacos almost every night if I have not eaten my blue yet (that’s healthy fat) which I usually save it for this. I use gluten free corn tortillas, tons of fresh tomatoes, and a ton of fresh cilantro with a squeeze of lime. Add lettuce, chicken, beef, beans, whatever you’d like, just measure your containers before you build! Two corn tortillas is 1 yellow container, I use about 2 greens then 1 blue for my tacos nightly
  • Spinach salad with roasted sweet potatoes, grilled beef and a fried egg on top
  • Seared ahi tuna, leafy lettuce, cucumber, radish, tomatoes and quinoa
  • Zucchini noodles with shrimp and a garlic olive oil drizzle
  • Taco salad with grilled chicken, corn, romaine, olive, cilantro, tomato, and lime

Snacks: 

  • Non-fat plain yogurt with peaches
  • Hummus and apple
  • Veggies with a creamy non-fat yogurt dressing/dip
  • Cucumbers and roasted beet salad
  • Sauteed Brussels sprouts with coconut nectar ( a maple syrup substitute)

I try to stay away from things that won’t satisfy me like the avocado, even though I LOVE avocados, I can only ave 1/4 in a day, so why bother? Fresh veggies, loads of fresh herbs, eggs, and roasted meats and vegetables are the way to go!

Romaine salad with roasted bell peppers, grilled sirloin, corn, tomato, black olives and fennel

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