Ten years ago I sat on the floor of Whole Foods and cried.
“What do you mean I can’t eat gluten and dairy anymore?” I felt like I had lost more than the freedom to eat any of the foods I wanted to eat. Food was how I showed people I loved and cared about them. It was how I celebrated. It was how I showed my friends that I enjoyed their company and conversations. Food was first dates, special occasions, a way to make ordinary days special, and so much more. And suddenly I felt that I had lost all those special and meaningful things in my life.
Now that I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and food allergies, I didn’t think I would get to enjoy food or life anymore. But, over time, with some work and a little reframing, I began to see the world of possibilities instead of the lack. Cooking delicious, yummy, and allergy free foods became a joy! Now I love the challenge of making gluten-free, dairy-free, healthy versions of foods I used to love so much.
Maybe you are allergic to dairy and you miss real ice cream. Maybe you are allergic to gluten and you are tired of everything being off limits, or, just tasteless. Maybe you just want to eat healthier food and still live a satisfying and vibrant life. Join me as I share my gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free recipes. As well as helpful tips on cooking. All to help you live a yummy, vibrant life!
Go ahead— eat it up! Yum!
Hi, I’m Elisha! Despite having Hashimoto’s, I have learned how to live a yummy and vibrant life without gluten, grains, or dairy. I live in Atlanta with my beautiful family. We enjoy good food, LOTS of kombucha, riding bikes, being outdoors, and going on adventures together.