About

Welcome to my delicious corner of the Web!

I live and work in the great city of Pittsburgh.  I’m a reformed super-picky vegetarian come real-food lover through my experiences abroad and in my own kitchen.  There was a time when I’d rather go hungry than scramble an egg.  There was also a time when I was a lot heavier.  I started this blog because I simply LOVE to cook, whether it’s just for me, me and the caveman, or an elaborate dinner party.

I lost the majority of my 60+ pounds using the Warp Speed Fat Loss Loss Diet. It’s a lot of work to do the food prep and the workouts are tougher than they look on paper, but it works and it’s pretty healthy. I cycled the 28-days-on and 1 week off until I was where I wanted to be, but I was down from 195 to 125 in under 10 months. This was kind of my intro to Paleo- the diet itself is grain-free but heavy on dairy. My digestion and energy improved with the exclusion of grains and legumes, but my skin was breaking out constantly. These days I rarely eat dairy, save a little butter and Parmesan here and there, and I’m acne-free.

I’ve been following the Paleo diet for over a year and my health has never been better.  I’m no nutrition guru, and I don’t plan to trumpet the benefits of a low-carb, whole foods diet- there are plenty of bloggers who already do a great job of this, so visit my Links page!   My recipes are typically gluten, grain, soy, and dairy-free, birthed from my own wild imagination or inspired by one or more of the blogs I follow.

This is my first blog and I’m really excited about it!  I plan to start posting regularly as soon as I get my bearings.  Comments are always welcome on the blog as well as the Youtube channel.

Stay tuned and Bon Appetit!
-Lauren

5 Responses to “About”

  1. Bernie Maruschak June 15, 2011 at 11:13 PM #

    Great blog, Lauren. Maybe I am prejudiced. This is Nana. Love you.

  2. thedelicateplace August 10, 2011 at 10:26 AM #

    at the risk of sounding like a total creeper…were you by chance walking your dog in friendship parklet this morning? if not then i saw your identical twin when i was walking to work!

    • raspberryandcoconut August 10, 2011 at 4:02 PM #

      Haha nooo I don’t have a dog… and my momma always told me I was an only child but apparently I have a twin! 😀

      • Marlie August 13, 2011 at 4:32 PM #

        BION I’m imperssed! Cool post!

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