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 because of the foods I cannot eat. At the age of 6 I was diagnosed with a gluten intolerance and allergies to dairy, eggs, fish, seafood, and peanuts. I outgrew my peanut allergy and can tolerate small amounts of dairy but the remaining allergies are with me for life. After college I realized that the more I ate clean, "safe" foods, the better I felt and a revolution began. I love cooking fresh, simple, and healthy foods to fuel me through life's adventures as a 20-something. I created this blog to share what I have learned over the years. Feel free to comment and share your recipes and tips as well!