Welcome, everybody! I’m Laura– wife to one, mom to three little ones. I spend my days just trying to juggle family and work, doing what I can to keep everybody happy and healthy, myself included! 

I grew up in the suburbs of NYC, met my husband at the post office (that’s a story for another day!) in upstate New York, got married, and moved down south to Lynchburg, Virginia after we had our first child. It was quite an adjustment to move to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, but I’ve truly loved and embraced this place as my new home. In the summer months, I have a big garden that takes up all of my free time, and in the winter, I try to be cozied up by the fire with my family as much as possible. But no matter what season it is, I’m always in the kitchen too, creating delicious and healthy meals for my family.

No matter where you are on your health journey, I hope that this space can be encouraging and inspiring space for you. My #1 goal is to celebrate real, whole foods, without ever having to sacrifice what we love about food.

I wish I could have you all over for a meal at my home, but since my table might be just a bit too small for that, sharing my recipes is the next best thing. What you’ll find here are no hard and fast rules, just an overall focus on balance and wellness. Many of my recipes are Whole30 or Paleo compliant, and that’s because I truly believe in doing what works for your own body. So because I feel my best when I eat that way, that’s how I eat… most of the time. You’ll still find a sweet treat or cocktail here every now and then, too.

Thank you so much for visiting my site. Please keep in touch! You can find me on Instagram or Facebook or subscribe to my emails. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if there’s anything I can do for you!