I jumped on the food blogging bandwagon as a means to share my passion not only for cooking but for living a healthy, happy lifestyle. Having battled severe acid reflux for several years leading to medication and extensive testing I realized the impact that food and lifestyle can play in overall health. In addition, heart disease and autoimmune diseases are a common occurrence in my family and seeing first hand the importance of finding balance in nutrition and life led me to do some research and testing of my own. I dappled in following a strict gluten-free diet, vegan diet and even the paleo diet at various times to find out what would work best for me. After trial and error, I realized along the way that not one solid method suited my needs. I knew that one in particular wasn’t creating the best foundation for my own health. With this realization, I continued to eliminate and re-introduce certain foods back into my cooking and concluded that with the proper balance of healthy fats, protein, whole grains and dairy, in moderation, I really could have it all. Moderation and balance, with what I deem tolerable to me, I have found to be key in feeling my best and even being medication free. In addition to finding balance in the kitchen, I use fitness and yoga as a means of finding it in the everyday busy life as a mom and a trainer. Building strength in my body has helped to create the overall well-being I strive for.
Fortunately, I am able, through my blog, to spread my passion for cooking and fitness in hopes that my readers will feel the same eagerness to build a healthy lifestyle that is suitable for their own needs. I also realize that restrictions and requirements are common and yet different from person to person, so I will always offer a variety of recipes including gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, egg-free, soy-free, vegan and paleo. I hope that you will find the same passion for a healthy life and figure out what works best for you. So be creative, have fun and most importantly feel like the best self you can!