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Side Effects of Birth Control — Facts vs Myths

Side Effects of Birth Control — Facts vs Myths

If you start looking, you’ll find conflicting opinions about birth control everywhere. Some corners of the internet will tell you that hormonal birth control (“HBC”) is “bad” and you shouldn’t be putting synthetic hormones in your body. Or maybe your doctor has told you that it will fix your acne…

Gluten Free Brownies

Gluten Free Brownies

It was brought to my attention recently that I don’t have a brownie recipe on the blog, which is misleading because I’ve had this brownie recipe for a few years now! So apologies for holding out on y’all, hopefully I can offer you this plate of delicious, melt in your mouth brownies to make up for it…

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Back when I lived in rural Arkansas, there was one good restaurant in town — a Mexican restaurant called El Rio Lindo. I only ever ordered one of two things there: chicken tacos, or chicken tortilla soup. The soup wasn’t even on their menu, but it was legendary for it’s deliciousness…

Crockpot Beef Braise

Crockpot Beef Braise

Hello and welcome to this super easy crockpot beef braise recipe! This braise is perfect for meal prep, or when you want to do a little work and 8 hours later get a delicious meal (so... always?).   I have...

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Chicken nuggets! We’re going back here people. I almost titled this post “Cornbread Crusted Chicken” or something equally as pretentious, and while the alliteration is nice, I can’t lie to you people. These are chicken nuggets and I made them because I wanted chicken nuggets…

Why I Quit the Pill

Why I Quit the Pill

If you’ve been following for some time, you know I’ve been writing about understanding my hormonal acne for a few years now (and dealing with it for way longer than that). It’s been a frustrating journey…

Crumbs 02: Eat More Plants

Crumbs 02: Eat More Plants

Welcome to the second edition of Crumbs! Up today: Protein for gut health, plant diversity, and a reminder to take your time.  This is the last newsletter that I'll also puslish as a bog post, so if you like what you see, be sure to subscribe in the form...

Meatballs with Brava Sauce

Meatballs with Brava Sauce

So, I started a low FODMAP guide to Spain last week, which I’m really excited about, but considering I’m still not done (and may have decided halfway through to re-structure everything)… I figured I’d share a Spain-inspired recipe instead. Otherwise it’ll end up being weeks before I post anything…

New year, new newsletter: Introducing Crumbs!

New year, new newsletter: Introducing Crumbs!

Hello hello! Today I’m excited to share something new I’ve been working on: a Go Messy or Go Hungry newsletter! Previously, you could subscribe to receive email updates whenever I published a new post, but I’ve been wanting to improve these emails for a long time…

Where to Shop Low FODMAP

Where to Shop Low FODMAP

When I first started the low FODMAP diet, there were pretty much no resources available for finding low FODMAP prepared foods (a big reason why I started the blog!), which was especially problematic

Getting started on the low FODMAP diet

Getting started on the low FODMAP diet

So. You’ve decided you’re going to start the low FODMAP diet. Or perhaps you’re thinking of starting, but have no idea where to begin? Maybe you’ve searched “foods low in FODMAPs” on the internet and have come up with countless, sometimes conflicting lists…

Low FODMAP Pierogies

Low FODMAP Pierogies

Basically the Eastern European version of ravioli, these wheat free pierogies are filled with a cheesy potato mixture and fried to perfection. A perfect Christmas Eve meal, or great for any time…

Quick Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Quick Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Is it soup season where you are? Here in Austin, it’s hit 90 degrees every day for the past week. Which apparently makes some people mad, but I’m loving it. Because it’s cooling off in the mornings and evenings, which is when you want to eat soup anyway…

Gluten Free Cornbread

Gluten Free Cornbread

Soft and chewy with just a hint of sweetness, this gluten free cornbread is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser…

Dealing with sickness on the low FODMAP diet

Dealing with sickness on the low FODMAP diet

It’s that time of year, when colder temperatures and holiday craziness tend to lead to getting sick. How do you deal with sickness while also caring for your digestive system? It’s taken me awhile to figure this out, so I figured I’d share my tips + some things you may not know to keep you feeling at your best!

Marie Veronique Skincare Review

Marie Veronique Skincare Review

Today I’m sharing an update on my skincare routine and acne in general, plus reviewing a skincare line that I’ve been trying out: Marie Veronique Skincare…

Low FODMAP Thanksgiving Recipes

Low FODMAP Thanksgiving Recipes

Woah, can you believe Thanksgiving is this week? I’m still not 100% used to the weather patterns here in Texas – it was 86 degrees a few days ago…

The Pace of Self-Improvement

The Pace of Self-Improvement

Lately I've been trying to take a slower, more thoughtful approach to any form of self-betterment. In the past, I would latch onto one specific "problem" with myself I felt I needed to solve — acne, posture, personal finances, gaining muscle, etc. — and...

The GMGH Holiday Survival Guide

The GMGH Holiday Survival Guide

Whether you’re hosting, traveling a short distance, or traveling across the country for the holidays, one thing is sure: nobody wants to deal with a crippling stomachache on top of everything else going on during this week and next. Here’s your guide to having an enjoyable and pain-free holiday week…

S’mores with Gluten Free Graham Crackers

S’mores with Gluten Free Graham Crackers

It’s getting to be the loveliest time of year here in Texas. The days are still warm, but the nights are starting to cool off. And you know what cooler nights means: Camping! Campfire! S’mores!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes {gluten free, low FODMAP}

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes {gluten free, low FODMAP}

It’s the day after Labor Day, and I’m walking into Whole Foods. I look up and see… pumpkins. Rows upon rows of pumpkins. It literally looks like someone picked up an entire pumpkin patch and dropped it on Whole Food’s doorstep…

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies for two (or one!)

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies for two (or one!)

Oi. It’s been a minute, hasn’t it? A busy / stressful bit at work + my inability to take time off + doing wedding planning stuff during the time I usually spend writing blog posts = a lot of radio silence, it turns out…

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 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…

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…

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…

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