I love to eat, so let’s get cooking!

It’s no secret that I love to eat and I love to cook.

Sadly, due to being overweight most of my life and having an issue with my stomach that, until very recently, meant I had irregular and uncontrollable symptoms of extreme bloating and cramps – I’ve had a very twisted view on food and eating.

For many years I equalled food with both physical and mental pain. From weight watchers to the cabbage soup diet to only low fat/no calorie food to downright starving myself – I basically tried everything to ease the mental pain of being overweight and physical pain of my stomach illness with little to no long term success.

It wasn’t until I joined Team Bangs in 2012 to run the first half marathon of my life that I slowly started realising that food wasn’t the enemy. Contrary, it was vital fuel that I needed to be able to train and stay healthy.

Through my running journey I was able to rediscover food and the way I prepare and consume it.

Parallel to that journey I also managed to get help for my long-time stomach problem, which resulted in me having to become more creative with my cooking as I suffer from allergies & food sensitivities.

greens with chicken

After sharing a lot of my cooking on instagram and getting loads of positive feedback I figured I should share some of my recipes on the blog.

What you’ll quickly discover with most of them is that they are super easy, healthy, versatile and cheap.

I’m no professional cook or nutritionist – but I figured it might inspire some of you to try to eat a bit more colourful & healthier dishes, bursting with taste & nutrition. Plus it will give me extra motivation to try to cook new dishes & maybe even try some baking.

You can find all food related posts under the FOOD category & you can easily find all recipes by using the RECIPES tag.

Hope you like them & find some inspiration.

Roast sweet potato, butternut squash and beetroot

DISCLAIMER: It might seem super obvious but I just want to reiterate that I am not by any means a professional cook or nutritionist, Im simply sharing recipes and tips from my own personal experiences in the kitchen and beyond.

Also, it might be worth noting that I am allergic to tomatoes, peppers/paprika/chilli, pork and turkey. In addition to that, I also have a lot of food sensitivities. This means that most of the recipes shared on the blog will cater to those needs.

However, up until 1½ year ago I still ate all those things since I didn’t know I was allergic, so the occasional recipe with some of those ingredients might pop up, or if I have altered a recipe by taking out any of those ingredients I will let you know.

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