Hello, friend. 

I'm glad you're here.

My name is Emily and I like to make and eat good food.

I started this blog in early 2016 to encourage my transition to eating healthier - more fruit, vegetables, and whole foods. I've found along the way that I've loved connecting with all of you - the readers of this blog! It's what has kept me going and creating.

I'm a work in progress, but I believe in Michael Pollan's recommendation to "eat real food, not too much, and mostly plants." With that in mind I try to feature healthy recipes that are delicious and easy to make. Sometimes, I make a sugary cocktail or decadent cake for you, but I'll always look for ways to make it a little healthier and less processed. 

I grew up in Indiana and Doha, Qatar. I've also lived in Jordan, China, and the United Arab Emirates. So a lot of my food is inspired by either the Midwest or Middle East. I like to try new ingredients and get inspired at the farmer's market, but I know the importance of a quick weeknight meal. In 2017 I moved back to the US and now I live right outside Chicago in the wonderful, and sometimes-very-cold, Evanston, IL. 

If you'd like to stay in touch, email me here or find me on FacebookInstagram, and Pinterest. I hate Twitter, but I have an account, so if it's your thing, you can find me there as well. I've been featured on sites like: FoodGawkerFinding VeganTastespottingShapeHuffington PostFitnessThe Every Girl, Pure Wow, Feed Feed, Esquire, and Buzzfeed