Welcome, everybody! I’m Laura– the recipe creator and real food lover behind the blog! I grew up eating lots of pizza and bagels in the suburbs of NYC, but when I got married to my college sweetheart, we moved down south to Lynchburg, Virginia. We have three awesome kids who work really hard to keep me on my toes!

In the summer months, I have a big garden where we grow everything under the sun, 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, creating delicious and healthy meals for my family.

I so 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. 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 the things we love.

Many of my recipes are Whole30 or Paleo compliant, and that’s because I truly believe in finding what works for your body. I happen to feel my best when I eat that way, so that’s how I eat… most of the time. You’ll still find a sweet treat or cocktail here every now and then, too. And I’ll be the first one to tell you, that’s okay!

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