Hi there! I’m Mary…wife, mom, foodie and self-trained cook. I grew up in Maryland and now live with my husband Bryan and our three kids, Annabel, Finn & Liam in Westminster, MD. I just recently left my job in the recruiting industry to focus on blogging (and momming) full-time! I also love a good glass of wine!

I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease at the end of 2016, and have since been navigating a new gluten free way of life. This is what prompted me to put my love of cooking + writing + photography to good use, hoping to inspire/help others who have been affected by autoimmune disease or who just want to make healthy lifestyle changes. As a working mom of three little ones, I understand the challenges of a busy life – so my goal here is to provide you with not only real food recipes and ideas, but tips on how to save time in the kitchen.

After completing three life-changing rounds of the Whole30 program over the past 3 years, I now follow the guidelines approximately 80% of the time. After my diagnosis, I decided to follow a strict paleo diet and eliminate all dairy, grains, and legumes in addition to gluten to aid in the healing process. Most of my recipes are whole30 & paleo friendly, and all are gluten free. I strive to include real food in my diet on a daily basis, with the occasional splurge while going out to eat or traveling.

I have a true passion for food and never want to feel deprived or bored with what I’m eating. My goal is to prove that living a healthy lifestyle does not need to be bland, repetitive, or time consuming.

I’m so excited you are here – thanks for joining me, and I hope you find my recipes and information helpful!