simple and Nourishing Recipes for every diet!

Recent Posts

Low FODMAP Green Bean Casserole (Gluten Free)

Low FODMAP Green Bean Casserole (Gluten Free)

This low FODMAP green bean casserole features crispy fennel in place of onions, and a gluten- and dairy-free cream of chicken soup in place of the traditional canned cream of mushroom! Green bean casserole has always been one of my favorite Thanksgiving foods, though my […]

Citrus-Herb Spatchcocked Turkey

Citrus-Herb Spatchcocked Turkey

This citrus-herb spatchcocked turkey is super flavorful, juicy, ready in well under two hours, and boasts incredibly crispy skin. This is the first turkey I’ve ever made, and no insults to all of the turkeys of Thanksgiving past, but I also think it was one […]

Maple-Glazed Hassleback Sweet Potatoes

Maple-Glazed Hassleback Sweet Potatoes

These maple glazed hassleback sweet potatoes are perfectly crisp and caramelized and topped with a mixture of walnuts, savory thyme, and coconut sugar and will make the perfect show-stopping side at your Thanksgiving dinner! We did it! As of November 3rd, 2017 I’m officially a […]

Gluten Free Pumpkin Seven Layer Magic Bars (Low FODMAP)

Gluten Free Pumpkin Seven Layer Magic Bars (Low FODMAP)

These gluten free pumpkin seven layer magic bars feature a buttery graham cracker crust, gooey pumpkin, melted chocolate, toasted nuts and coconut for the perfect indulgent fall treat without the gluten, dairy, and refined sugars. Oh hi there! It is officially October, which means all […]

Grilled Pork Tenderloin Rice Bowls

Grilled Pork Tenderloin Rice Bowls

These grilled pork tenderloin rice bowls are EVERYTHING. I mean, seriously. Juicy grilled pork tenderloin, sweet grilled pineapple, crunchy bacon, and creamy avocado all drizzled with the freshest cilantro lime dressing? Count me in! These wonderful grilled pork tenderloin rice bowls are actually my Mom’s […]

Cilantro Lime Pesto Pasta

Cilantro Lime Pesto Pasta

This Cilantro Lime Pesto Pasta is the perfect end-of-summer dish. You get the comfort of a creamy pasta but with the bright summer flavors of cilantro, lime, roasted tomatoes, and zucchini. Hello out there! I feel like every time I pop in here I apologize for […]

Bacon Sweet Potato Breakfast Meatballs

Bacon Sweet Potato Breakfast Meatballs

These Bacon Sweet Potato Breakfast Meatballs are the perfect portable egg-free breakfast that provide a healthy dose of protein, carbs, fat, and greens! Oh my gosh. I feel like these sweet potato bacon breakfast meatballs have been haunting me you guys! I first made them […]

Paleo Caramel Cold Brew Popsicles

Paleo Caramel Cold Brew Popsicles

These Paleo Caramel Cold Brew Popsicles feature coconut milk, cold brew coffee, a hint of collagen peptides, and a maple caramel for the perfect creamy treat! I’ve been dreaming of these popsicles for some time now, and I have no clue what took me so […]

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Plantain Pineapple Salsa

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Plantain Pineapple Salsa

Simple Mexican-spiced grilled pork tenderloin gets an added boost of flavor from pineapple and sweet plantain salsa for the perfect, vibrant summertime meal! Hello everyone! We are officially smack in the middle of summer, which means the temperature is hovering right around 100 every day […]

Triple Berry Prosecco Zabaglione

Triple Berry Prosecco Zabaglione

This prosecco zabaglione is made with 4 ingredients, takes under 10 minutes, and is the perfect way to highlight summer berries or for a 4th of July treat!  Okay, let’s talk zabaglione real quick. I know, it sounds weird, hard-to-pronounce, and fancy. First things first: […]


My Story

My Story

My Story

My health journey has been long, with many ups and downs- so this will be a long post. I have made a lot of progress along the way, but there is still a long way to go!

My Diet

I first remember experiencing digestive issues around age 12. My parents took me to multiple doctors, but they couldn’t find anything wrong. One doctor even suggested I be sent to a therapist because everything was in my head. We figured everything was fine and I went along with my life assuming everyone felt this bad all of the time. I saw a few more doctors throughout the years but never had any resolution. The summer after I graduated high school my stomach pains were getting worse and worse. My internet research led me to believe I had IBS and something was wrong after all! I found a doctor and when I finished telling her my symptoms, she was pretty sure I had Celiac Disease, because she had it as well! The day before I went off to college I got the news that my Celiac tests came back positive, and I was to immediately stop eating gluten. A few months later, I had an endoscopy to confirm my diagnosis.

Of course, this was in 2009 and going gluten free wasn’t popular yet, so I had no idea what gluten was. I did my research and quickly found out I would have to give up a lot of my favorite foods. After speaking with the staff of my dorm’s dining hall, I also realized that with cross contamination there was almost nothing that I could eat that was on my dining plan. Not knowing what to do and not knowing very much about nutrition, I made it through my first year of college surviving mainly on a lot of packaged gluten free convenience foods. I learned how to make eggs in the microwave and ate a lot of rotisserie chicken, microwave dinners (mostly mac and cheese that I had convinced the convenience store in my dorm to carry), instant rice, and mashed potatoes, but also ate an embarrassingly large amount of Fruity Pebbles and candy. Unsurprisingly, I still didn’t feel very well despite going gluten free. (more…)


All Time Favorites

Grilled Pork Tenderloin Rice Bowls

Grilled Pork Tenderloin Rice Bowls

These grilled pork tenderloin rice bowls are EVERYTHING. I mean, seriously. Juicy grilled pork tenderloin, sweet grilled pineapple, crunchy bacon, and creamy avocado all drizzled with the freshest cilantro lime dressing? Count me in! These wonderful grilled pork tenderloin rice bowls are actually my Mom’s […]

Bacon Sweet Potato Breakfast Meatballs

Bacon Sweet Potato Breakfast Meatballs

These Bacon Sweet Potato Breakfast Meatballs are the perfect portable egg-free breakfast that provide a healthy dose of protein, carbs, fat, and greens! Oh my gosh. I feel like these sweet potato bacon breakfast meatballs have been haunting me you guys! I first made them […]

Triple Berry Prosecco Zabaglione

Triple Berry Prosecco Zabaglione

This prosecco zabaglione is made with 4 ingredients, takes under 10 minutes, and is the perfect way to highlight summer berries or for a 4th of July treat!  Okay, let’s talk zabaglione real quick. I know, it sounds weird, hard-to-pronounce, and fancy. First things first: […]

Gluten Free Caramelized Banana Pudding

Gluten Free Caramelized Banana Pudding

This caramelized banana pudding is the real deal, and it is also dairy free and paleo-friendly. It is reminiscent of the classic bright yellow banana pudding, nilla wafers, and cool whip that I seem to remember eating for snacks in daycare. BUT, instead of artificial banana coloring, […]

Salsa Verde Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Salsa Verde Chicken Enchilada Casserole

This chicken enchilada casserole comes together quickly with a creamy roasted salsa verde, simple shredded chicken, tortillas of your choice, and cheese to create the perfect healthified comfort food casserole that’ll feed you for days. I’m writing this post on the way back from a […]


Subscribe to receive free recipes and updates to your inbox!Join List
+