I'm a third generation farm girl living in the PNW. I live on a small farm where I love to garden, gather fresh eggs and take walks with our dogs.
Around age 30 I learned I have Hashimoto's Disease, celiacs and rosacea. It took seven doctors and almost five years to figure out why my health was declining. I finally found an incredible naturopath who has helped me turn my life around with a gluten-free, soy-free, legume-free lifestyle that also sometimes includes no grains or dairy.
But, let's be honest rice and dairy are hard for me to give up some days and I add them into my diet in moderation.
In February 2018 I left my corporate job of eighteen years to live a simpler lifestyle. I knew a year in advance that I wanted to leave so I saved hard to pay off our bills. We cut back on lots of things and poured our resources into paying things off. What I learned was we didn't need most of the things we had. It was so freeing to get rid of stuff, cable, and services we never used.
With my newly found free time I started cooking and baking more. Which cut back on our grocery bill. I grew a garden that we ate from all summer and then I preserved what was left over. I preserved the fruit from our trees, the produce from our garden and provided us with food for months. We grow our own beef and eggs. I have a flock of chickens and ducks that are our natural pest control. I just started doing things simpler.
I started this blog to help others to also find a way to live simpler. To make gluten-free living easier with delicious, simple recipes that use ingredients you likely have or can get at your local store. Living rural I understand that not everyone can get lemongrass without traveling to the next city. I hope that I can help or at least inspire others.