Hi! I’m Kristy. A stay-at-home mom of three little cuties that keep me busy. Wife of a wonderful husband who likes to clean. Too bad he isn’t home all day to clean all the millions of dishes I dirty! Anyways, when I initially thought of starting a food blog it was to have a place where I could keep all of my favorite recipes and any alterations I made. Have you ever made something, made some changes, and then never been able to replicate it again? Happened to me all the time!
But this blog has become so much more to me. It’s a record of this food journey I am on to feeling my best and feeding my family the best I can. It challenges me to come up with more of my own recipes. And it encourages me to continue to fill our tummies with healthful ingredients as I learn more. I feel like an amateur in this area, but I am having so much fun doing it.
I started this gluten-free/dairy-free journey when I set out on a mission to find out what was causing my frequent debilitating migraines. I had dealt with these for most of my life, but they were coming more and more frequently. Sometimes 2 or 3 times a week. I was miserable! It was so hard on this stay-at-home mom. Moms can’t take sick days. I was taking prescription meds, but they left me feeling really weird and they couldn’t be taken while pregnant or breastfeeding which I have been one or the other for the majority of the last 6 years. Besides, I was tired of being dependent on them.
I prayed for answers. I knew there had to be a reason. I decided to start with food.
I began finding more and more information about gluten, and to my surprise was really excited that gluten may be the culprit. What? Give up yummy breads, cakes, and cookies? And you are excited about this? I told God I would do anything to get rid of these debilitating headaches and I wasn’t kidding. If it meant finding the answer I would gladly give it up.
And now with the elimination of dairy as well, I feel better than I have felt in years. Not only have I not had a migraine in over a year, I found several ailments improved as well, some that I didn’t even know were ailing me. I am so thankful to know why and to be able to do something about it. I am so thankful that I am not “just someone who gets headaches” as I was told by my doctor.
Needless to say I have been spending a lot of time in the kitchen. Eating this way is certainly not without its challenges, but I have actually been having a lot of fun. I actually feel like I was depriving my tastes buds much more before this change. I am open to so many new foods and I work hard to make food that I really enjoy. Plus, I have to keep the husband happy.
In addition to trying to conger up gluten and dairy free versions of my favorites and finding new favorites, I have also been reading up on health foods, health news, and nutrition. I am convinced now more than ever that you are what you eat, and I know that God didn’t create food simply to sustain us but to nourish us.
I am definitely a newbie at all of this, and I often feel like I am fumbling around like a lost blind person, but I am proud of what I have learned and changed. I have a bazillion goals, so this is definitely a journey.
I hope that you will see through my experiences (and recipes!) that making major changes in your diet does not have to be daunting and impossible, but that it can be fun and TASTY!
Thank you for stopping by! Feel free to leave a comment. I appreciate all feedback and suggestions.