I’m Allyson, but everyone calls me Ally. I drink too much coffee, love dry red wine, and collect small appliances. I live in Canada, where the air hurts my face, but we don’t have poisonous spiders (win?).
In 2010 married a great guy who puts up with my intricacies and strong will. Since then we’ve had two smart, strong willed, and hilarious children.
A few years ago, I really started to study the connection between food and health. It was really eye opening to be totally honest. One of the major influences on my shifted mindset has been Michael Pollen; who’s so spot on with his phrase “eat food. not too much. mostly plants”. His book Cooked, and the subsequent Netflix adaptation are my favourite! In Defence Of Food has such an in-depth look on food, and how eating culture has shaped our diet, it’s 100% worth the read.
In 2015, I started taking a holistic nutrition course, and I am working towards my Certified Holistic Nutritionist designation. This blog has become my place to share my thoughts, recipes, and overall approach to wellness.
I don’t believe in strict dieting, in fact, I don’t believe in dieting at all. I believe that eating whole foods and a balanced diet will provide for your body in a meaningful way without keeping you confined in a neat little box. And when I say balance, I mean balance in the broader sense. Not every day has to check off every single nutrient, macro, or calorie, and treats are not to be shamed. If in one week, one month, or one year, you can look back and say “I nourished my body and didn’t drive myself crazy doing it” I will call that a win!
My recipes can be anywhere from paleo, to vegan, to gluten free, to none of the above!
Crave the good,