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Gluten Free Berry and Apple Pie

Gluten Free Berry and Apple Pie

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably noticed a lot of pies floating around on my stories recently. It was Marc's birthday last week, and since pie is his absolute favorite dessert, I spent all day making him a pie and making a mess in the process...
How Oil Cleansing Helped my Acne

How Oil Cleansing Helped my Acne

Today we're talking all things oil cleansing! Specifically, why I do it and how it helped my acne, but I'll also be covering all the basics like how I do it and what types of oils I use...
What are FODMAPs?

What are FODMAPs?

AKA: Maria talks about science. Disclaimer: Both of my parents are biologists. Somehow, though, I hated science in school (especially chemistry). Now I’m about to talk to you about chemistry. The world is weird, isn’t it?
Salmon with summer salad

Salmon with summer salad

If you follow me on instagram, it may seem like the only thing I’ve been eating for the past few weeks is summer veggies. And really, that’s not too far off...
What is IBS?

What is IBS?

IBS = Irritable Bowel Syndrome. God I hate that name. It’s like when you’re having a bad day and someone comments, “Well, you sure are grumpy today.” That just makes me more grumpy. Perhaps I should back up. IBS is a gastrointestinal disorder...
Amalfi Coast Travel Guide

Amalfi Coast Travel Guide

Onto our second stop of our Italy trip: the Amalfi Coast! After our three days in Rome, we spent four days on the coast and one day in Naples before we flew out. In this travel guide, I'll be covering where to stay, when to go, the best food...
Strawberry Basil Margarita Recipe

Strawberry Basil Margarita Recipe

In the however-many-years I've been writing this blog, I've only ever posted one drink recipe! That is certainly not reflective of the amount that I enjoy a good cocktail. But the reality is...
Rome Travel Guide: where to eat, drink, and shop

Rome Travel Guide: where to eat, drink, and shop

Welcome to my Rome travel guide! Today we’re going to be covering where to eat authentic Roman food, where to drink the best cocktails, and where to shop for the best leather in Rome...
Sourdough Pizza {low FODMAP}

Sourdough Pizza {low FODMAP}

PIZZAAAAAAAA! Y'all should know by now that pizza is my love language. I think I've posted more pictures of pizza to Instagram than anything else. (Look, even one of my earliest pictures was of pizza.) ...
How to Grill the Perfect Steak {guest post!}

How to Grill the Perfect Steak {guest post!}

Today we have a very special guest: my partner in crime (and in life): Marc! When Marc & I first started dating, I was a vegetarian who was terrified of raw meat, and had absolutely no appreciation for a good steak...
Healing Hormonal Acne: Vitamins and Medications

Healing Hormonal Acne: Vitamins and Medications

I’ve been a bit silent on the acne front here for a minute, and that’s mostly because I’ve had lots going on in my life recently. While I talked recently in my post on stress and perfection about...
Gluten Free Biscotti

Gluten Free Biscotti

So, we decided to go back to Italy again this year. I know. We really thought about going to Germany and France instead, but then we had a few drinks and started dreaming about going to Rome and the Amalfi coast...
Easiest Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

Easiest Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

It's officially spring and that means... almost time for strawberry season!! I may have mentioned this before, but strawberries are my absolute favorite fruit. No logical reason, I just think they're awesome...
Homemade Low FODMAP Tortellini

Homemade Low FODMAP Tortellini

In case you missed it, I've been craving tortellini for YEARS. I know it seems like a super random craving, and it was. I think it has something to do with my obsession with cute-looking food...
On Stress and Perfection

On Stress and Perfection

When I was a kid, I distinctly remember announcing to my parents that I didn't believe in stress. I must have been 11 or 12 or so — old enough to see and understand how stress was affecting my parents, but still young & naïve enough to not have experienced anything truly stressful in my own life...
How to use spices

How to use spices

Back to the basics today – consider this post a “spices 101” course. I’ll be covering what spices I always keep on hand, how to get started experimenting with seasonings you might have been intimidated by before, and some templates of combinations I like to use...
Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

I began last year by giving up sugar for a month… and I begin this year with a very indulgent cinnamon roll recipe. Forward progress? Irony? Who cares, because these cinnamon rolls are legit delicious.
Why is sourdough low FODMAP?

Why is sourdough low FODMAP?

I realized that I’ve written about EATING sourdough bread before on the blog (a lot, actually), but never really gave a good explanation as to why I COULD. So here we are!
Marc + Maria Wedding Photos!

Marc + Maria Wedding Photos!

Ok, I’m going to break a little from my regular type of posts because… I mean, y’all all want to see our wedding photos right?! And even if you don’t (who are you?), we spent tons of time and money to look awesome on our wedding day so too bad, here’s an entire post dedicated to it.
Guide to Eating Low FODMAP in South Austin

Guide to Eating Low FODMAP in South Austin

Onto South Austin! I’m finally doing a guide to the city I live in, Austin! If you missed it, check out Downtown and East Austin! (Also apologies for the less-than-great photos here, apparently I only take photos of pizza...
Guide to eating low FODMAP in East Austin

Guide to eating low FODMAP in East Austin

Today we’re continuing our tour of my favorite places to eat in Austin! Up today in my guide to eating low FODMAP in Austin is the east side! Y’all. East Austin is where the good food’s at. I’m writing this post staring at photos of fries and pizza and basically drooling on my computer...
Maple Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese

Maple Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese

Alternate title: Beets That Don't Taste Like Dirt 😂 Who's with me here? Beets are one of those foods I've never really liked. Not that I haven't tried — I've eaten homemade roasted beets, beets at fancy restaurants, beets in other things. The latter option (beets in other things) had been the closest I'd gotten to liking the things — and by "liking" let's be honest, I really mean "not gagging while eating"...
Guide to Eating Low FODMAP in Downtown Austin

Guide to Eating Low FODMAP in Downtown Austin

Keeping on the topic of long-overdue posts, I figured it was time to actually write a guide to the city I have lived in for going on 4.5 years. In fact, as Marc so kindly reminded me last week, I’ve been talking about writing a travel guide to Austin since...
Healing hormonal acne part 2: my skincare routine

Healing hormonal acne part 2: my skincare routine

Welcome to part II of my acne series! In part one, I talked all about what acne is, what causes it, and what hormones have to do with anything. Definitely check it out if you missed it. Today's post is a little less science-y and a little more fun. In this part I'm going to be talking all about what products I use on my face and why...
Life and Such

Life and Such

Hi! I know I’ve been absent for just a little while… I don’t have a “real” post today in the sense that I don’t have a new recipe or any tips, but I wanted to publish something because it’s been way too long...
Low FODMAP Protein Bars

Low FODMAP Protein Bars

It’s been a minute since I posted a recipe, so I took some quick pics of these protein bars I’ve been making to share with y’all today! This recipe is a long time coming, as I’ve actually been making some variation of these bars for YEARS, and I feel super guilty for not sharing them earlier because they’re a daily staple for me. But, true to Maria fashion...
Guide to Eating low FODMAP in Florence

Guide to Eating low FODMAP in Florence

Welcome to the GMGH guide to eating low FODMAP in Florence! Or should we say, eating FODMAP conscious – there was a lot of gelato consumed by yours truly... I’m going to divide this guide up into two parts — one for things to do, and one for food. Because the food deserves a post all of its own. 😂 I’ll share all the places we ate in Florence this time, as well as some tips for how to eat FODMAP conscious in Italy!
Healing hormonal acne part 1: What are hormones?

Healing hormonal acne part 1: What are hormones?

You probably remember from my Sugar Free January posts that one of my main motivations for cutting out sugar for a month was to see if it helped clear up my acne. At the end of a month though, the jury was still out. I hadn't had any breakouts the entire month, but I wasn't convinced...
Sugar Free Oatmeal

Sugar Free Oatmeal

Ok, if you’ve been following for any time at all, you should know by know that I take breakfast seriously. And by seriously, I mean I seriously hate making decisions in the morning! This is why you’ll usually find me eating a bowl full of...

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