Hi! My name is Sarah and I’m a 20-something who recently moved back to my hometown, Dallas, TX. I have many passions – family and friends, religion, traveling and experiencing the world, living a healthy life, and food.
Food has always been a focal point in my life. I grew up in a house with a mom and 2 grandmothers who are all amazing cooks. There’s not a holiday or special occasion I can remember that didn’t have something delicious to accompany it! Food became even more important when it began to make me sick as a young child. At the age of 6 I was finally diagnosed with a gluten intolerance and allergies to dairy, eggs, fish, seafood, and peanuts. This answered many questions and finally set me on a path towards a thriving, healthy childhood. Overtime, I outgrew my peanut allergy but the remaining allergies are with me for life.
My food choices were dramatically impacted by my family, doctors (I was put on multiple full-fat diets to get up to a normal weight), and my surroundings. My parents and grandparents often did the food “investigating” for me at restaurants and I found the foods that I loved and that didn’t make me sick. In college I did my best and learned to navigate the new-found ownership I had over my diet. I cooked for myself when I could and fell in love with spending time in the kitchen.
It was after college that a new bout of stomach issues surfaced and I had to rethink everything I was eating. I discovered that the more I ate clean, “safe” foods, the better I felt and a revolution began. While I have not been formally tested for Celiac Disease, I’m 90% sure I have it and maintain a strict adherence to a gluten free diet. I love cooking fresh, simple, and healthy foods to fuel me through my life’s adventures. I created this blog to share what I have learned over the years. Friends and family are often curious about an allergy-impacted diet and the first question they often ask is “Well, what do you eat?!” I hope to show that you can eat well with fresh, flavorful ingredients and be healthy and enjoy life
I invite you to comment and share your recipes and tips for gluten free healthy living as well!
Questions? Comments? Want to say hi? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.