Hi, I’m Rach! A food blogger, recipe developer, cookbook author and general creator of kitchen mayhem and mischief.
But once upon a time, I was a kid in a convenience store being told that tonight, I could “pick a can” from the shelves for dinner.
That’s probably not the food beginning you’re expecting to hear about, but that’s the point from which I taught myself to cook while in college. A dish at a time. One meal at a time. There were a lot of successes and failures (remind me to tell you about “The Meatloaf” one day) but I wasn’t ever scared of trying, because I didn’t have anything to lose.
In part, that’s why I started Meatified. Because if I could teach myself to cook after a childhood mostly made up of packaged foods, bulk ramen and anything-that-could-be-thrown-in-the-deep-fryer-from-the-freezer, then I think we’ve all got the potential. You do, too.
If you’d told me a few years ago that I’d teach myself to cook and switch from vegetarianism to Paleo, I’d have laughed. If you’d added that I would specialize in creating grain free, allergy friendly, real food recipes in my journey towards vibrant health through diet and lifestyle changes, I’d have thought you were talking to the wrong person. And if you’d said that I’d do all of that while kicking autoimmune disease in the face, I really wouldn’t have believed you. But, here I am!
Meatified is all about:
food that speaks to the heart that both caters to and goes beyond dietary limitations
allergen friendly recipes that are invitations, celebrations and opportunities…
in other words, food that everyone can eat!
believing that there are more ingredients to be embraced than avoided, even with allergies
or specific dietary modifications
beautiful, healthy, seasonal, delicious recipes that are inclusive instead of exclusive…
… but that don’t require you to spend a fortune on specialty ingredients to eat well every day
food that makes you feel loved, nourished and healthy from the inside out
Pull up a chair, get your hands dirty and join me in making a beautiful mess!