Hi, friend! I’m Emily–eater, reader, baby chaser.
Welcome to my corner of the internet. Here, you’ll find healthy food, happy thoughts, and inspiration for living your best life.
My Background and Food Philosophy:
I have a degree in Public Health with an emphasis in nutrition and wellness, and nutrition has become even more of a passion of mine since having kids. In April 2013, our diet changed fairly radically when our daughter Sophie was diagnosed with autism, and with it, we discovered (after years of trying to find answers) that she couldn’t tolerate gluten or dairy.
We changed our diet as a family and discovered that a lot of our own health issues cleared up. I was diagnosed with gluten intolerance after Milo was born, and Michael discovered that his lifelong stomach problems were due to a dairy intolerance. We all eat gluten and dairy free at home (Michael will occasionally order pizza or a sandwich when out to eat), but other than those intolerances, I don’t subscribe to any specific diet or regimen–low carb, high carb, low fat, vegan, paleo, counting macros…you name it. You’re just as likely to find paleo slow cooker recipes as you are vegan smoothies.
I firmly believe in the healing power of food, but I also know that each of our bodies is so different that I don’t think there is a “one size fits all” solution out there. So, my blog is sort of a melting pot of different eating styles, from vegan, to paleo, to Whole30 and everything in between. Essentially, I stick to Michael Pollan’s advice: “Eat Food. Mostly Plants. Not Too Much.” Beyond that, I always suggest you listen to your own body.
I try to harness delicious, nourishing, whole foods and really play to their strengths. I don’t want recipes that are only good if you HAVE to eat a certain way. I want to create and enjoy delicious, satisfying recipes that are flexible, adaptable, and perfect for sharing. I love knowing I can bring the sweet potato casserole for Thanksgiving, and no one will think twice about whether it’s made with gluten or dairy, or whip up some pancakes on the weekend if we have company in town, or take cookies to a neighbor.
Collaborations and Features
I’ve had the pleasure of writing for several blogs and websites over the years as a regular contributor. You can find my work on Super Healthy Kids, Bless This Mess, and Good Life Eats. I’ve also gotten to do some great features with Sprouts Farmer’s Market (including videos and recipe development), and had my work featured on The Doctor’s TV show, The Today Show blog, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, the Whole30 newsletter, and more.
I LOVE what I do, and I love getting the chance to partner with brands and companies whose mission aligns with my own. I am available for mindfully selected sponsored posts and brand partnerships, live filming and demonstrations, freelance photography and videography, and recipe development. Any sponsored work will be clearly identified as such and you can trust that I will always be transparent and honest about my experiences.
Interested in working together or collaborating on a project?
Email me at onelovelylife @ gmail.com