About Me


My name is Kelly and I am a fourteen fifteen sixteen year old high school student here in Los Angeles, CA. I am a vegetarian, foodographer, singer, teen chef extraordinaire. Wink wink.

Back story time! When I was young(er), I never felt comfortable in my skin. I was always made fun of for my weight, and was usually the social outcast of the group. So one day, I decided I was going to lose wight.

And I sure did. I lost 42 lbs. in three months going from 5’3” 159 lbs. to 5’4″ 117 lbs. But isn’t that fast?

Yup! It’s fast. Too fast. I completely deprived myself during my weight loss, counting every calorie, and doing what I could to work it off. It was a vicious cycle that unfortunately affects far too many young women.

So when I reached my goal weight, I stumbled upon the food blogosphere, I realized there were people out there with stories just like mine who now lived happily with food. WHAT???

It was a revelation.

So I started blogging immediately. At first, I started on Blogger and had one reader, maybe two. Maybe. (I love you Mom!)

I found my love of food during my deprivation, actually. I loved cooking, and once I got into my food blogger’s mentality, I began to cook wonderful healthy food and loving every minute of it.

Unfortunately during this time, my mother was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer. This would be traumatic for anyone, but being a two woman revolution, it was especially difficult on us as there was, well, only us. So, armed with my newfound love of healthy cooking to put food on the table, I became the caretaker. I was thirteen.

I am fifteen now and my mother, almost 30 radiation treatments, 5 rounds of chemotherapy, and 3 surgeries later, is still an incredibly youthful 29 who is in healing. I am so incredibly proud.

Now that I’ve been at this a while, I’ve found my niche in the kitchen. I really enjoy making scrumptious, healthy delites that are vegan, gluten free, grain free, sugar free, low calorie, low carb, and really, really fun to eat.

If you made it this far, bless you. I hope you stick around!


P.S. Thank you so much for sharing your inspiring stories! We all love hearing from you. Perhaps you would consider posting them in the forums so everyone can be inspired by you? Thank you!


  1. says

    Hi Kelly! Thank you for stopping by my blog.
    My story is a lot like yours. After years of fad dieting to lose and maintain my weight, I realized that a lifestyle change was in order. I haven’t looked back since!
    I’m so glad to have found you. I’m looking forward to following!

  2. says

    Thanks so much for saying hi! So glad to have discovered your site. I’m always looking for great healthy (and usually vegetarian, for the most part) meals, so I’m definitely going to stick around and check everything out. So glad you’ve come to have a great relationship with food!

  3. Denise Offringa says

    Great story and well done you! :) It must have been hard work! Self-deprivation is hard!

    I’m at the other end of the spectrum, if I stress I lose weight and often to an unhealthy weight for me as well (105 lbs). Being a vegetarian doesn’t help probably. I’ve had to go to a nutrionist and count calories as well and drink special shakes to gain weight. I gained a good amount (15 lbs), then got stress again (at home with a burn-out so it’s ups and downs) and lost half of what I had gained, within about a month.

    People often ask what I worry about because they think thin is good, but they don’t see that the body gets issues as well when underweight. It means always feeling cold, losing above average amount of hair, serious lack of energy, pain in joints and muscles and other problems. Stress also gives intolerance of some foods, so that makes it extra hard to gain weight.

    I am now at a fairly healthy balanced weight but I am watching it as well constantly. Trying to add some muscle strength now!

    Anyway, it got me thinking about food as well and I discovered I love baking and making it look pretty. I love sharing food, because it can be something that makes people happy. But I want to be able to share it with friends and family who do have weight problems and the health issues that come with that. My mum for example gained 33 pounds after quitting smoking and her thyroid giving up. But she loves anything sweet. So I am hoping to find her healthy alternatives. Of course it’s still got to be yummy, because otherwise food doesn’t make happy!

    So after a loooong intro, what I am really wanting to say is, thanks for this blog and for these wonderful recipies! :) I’ll recommend the blog on my facebook. :)

  4. Sammy says

    Ive been a major fan of yours for monta now and truly wish i reas ur about me earlier! I relate to this beyond words. I lost 40 lbs in 5 months by healthy eating an excercise byt i deprived myself and sO much that i developed annorexia and im currenty struggling to recovery im learnig to live again and its a log hrd struggle its great to see someone whos learned to love with great sucess thanks for mbeing an inspiration

  5. Emily says

    I’ve been on a health craze these past 6 months and I’ve looked at so many clean eating and food blogs to make my head spin. This is actually the best (1) simple, (2) clean eating blog. All of your recipes are so easy it kills me, and everything is great!!

  6. Jacky says

    Kelly, I love your recipes. They are a HUGE help for those who have a strong sweet tooth. Thank you for sharing:)

  7. says

    I am so glad you did a guest post for Danielle, so I could come across your blog! You are the cutest girl ever and I am completely blown away by all the recipe’s you have come up with and your amazing photography. You should be so insanely proud of yourself. Keep up the good work, Kelly!

  8. Kugy says

    Hey! So, I just read the little “about me” and not lying when I say this, you basically just explained what I just went though in the past year and why I am even looking at these different food blog sites. I too always was unhappy with how I looked, and one day, decided to change. I have been able to lose of 60+ lbs and got into bodybuilding and my nutrition. Went on some VERY unhealthy diets, some where I would be eating less than 30 carbs a day and then every 7 days have one cheat meal (did that for about 2 1/2 months). The next diet was basically chicken and potatoes for about a month in a half, no cheat meals, and a three day carb cycle with my lowest day only consuming 1250 calories (I am 6ft tall ex-football player, so that is extremely too low). ANYWAY, it’s probably not surprising after these cutting diets I had a little eating disorder and my view on food was really messed up (still kind of is). But it has also made me appreciate food like nothing else. I was to become a chef now (not as a career but more an intense hobby). I LOVE cooking healthy food that you couldn’t guess was healthy haha.

    I just want to say thank you so much for sharing your story and I now realize I am not the only person who has gone through it as well. I am VERY excited to make the recipes you have given(I found this site by searching Google for “Low Carb Brownie” btw). =)

  9. says

    Hi! I just came across this blog earlier this week when I was looking for a recipe for homemade oreos (I’ve had like, an extreme craving lately but recently cut processed foods out of my diet) and absolutely fell in love! Everything you make here looks super good and I already have like 12 recipes printed out XD
    Not only does your food sound amazing, but you’ve also inspired me a ton. I’m 14 too, and just started a fashion blog over on tumblr. :) I was nervous at first, because I thought I was too young, too inexperienced, ect, but I saw that you’re only 14, too, and have this amazing blog up and running and realized that you’re never too young to start doing something you love.
    Well, that was corny. Anyway, thanks for inspiring me so much and if you ever need any fashion advice, feel free to stop by 😉
    ~Katy, MA
    PS- You’re super lucky that you live in California. I would kill to live down there!

    • says

      Hi Katy!

      First off- thank you so much for leaving a comment and saying hello! You are so sweet! Us fourteen year olds are few and far apart in this neck of the woods and I think we should stick together. 😉 I’m no fashion expert, but I do happen to love you site. I feel for you about having to wear uniforms! Coming from nine years of Catholic school, I know exactly how that feels. And yes. I will be there for fashion advice.

      I would love love love to stay in touch! My email is foodiefiasco@gmail.com, and I would be thrilled if you would want to pop me an email when you get a chance. Thanks so much again!


      -Kelly M.

  10. Phoebe says

    I have just discovered your lovely blog and I too am a fourteen-year-old girl. Great to see how someone my age has been so successful with this type of venture! I have had a somewhat similar experience with food issues – I was never overweight, but not skinny – until I developed an eating disorder. Thankfully, I have have been in recovery for over a year now and my relationship with food has moved much closer to normal. Your story is so inspiring and I wish you the best of luck!

  11. SassyMomma says

    Kelly M – I cannot believe you are 14! You are super witty and your recipes….ROCK! I stumbled across this site today (thanks, Pinterest!) and just jotted down some ingredients that I’m running out to buy…as soon as I finish this post.
    I travel for a living and I always try to stay in a hotel with a kitchen in my room so that I can cook instead of eating out. I cannot tell you how AWESOME it is that you have single serving cookie recipes that are HEALTHY! I’ve just started my weight loss and your site is like a gold mine!!

    Thanks for all of the healthy ideas! I can’t wait to try them!
    ~ SassyMomma in CO / NJ

  12. Liliane says

    What a creative and inspiring young lady you are Kelly. I was searching for some mainly vegan recipes and saw you link on someone’s website. You have some really fun recipes here. I’m looking forward to trying some if them. I can tall you have a very bright future ahead of you. In the meantime, enjoy your youthful adventurous spirit.

    Many blessings to you .

  13. Kayla says

    Hello lovely. :) I came across your blog yesterday in class, as I was looking for recipes instead of doing work. 😛
    I just read this and wow!
    I only recently turned 15.. And I have had an “eating disorder” for over 2 years now. (In quotation marks because I don’t think I have an eating disorder.. Other people think I do). I’m struggling a lot right now and you’re an inspiration.

    Stay strong. <3

    By the way, do you know if other flours would work instead of coconut flour in your recipes?

    • says

      Hi Kayla! I am so sorry for the delay in response, and I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your kindness. I admire your strength and your determination to get through this rough patch; just know you’re in my thoughts. As for the coconut flour, unfortunately… no. You can’t sub it out if you want the results to be edible. In the meantime, I’m working on making versions of my recipes with more accesible ingredients. Have a lovely day, Kayla!

  14. Jule mola says

    I also lost a lot of weight way too quickly when I went on a vegan no- carb diet. I am still underweight and am trying to find a healthy relationship towards food. I recently discovered my love for cooking ( vegan)!!
    I love your recipes kelly you are so talented

  15. Renee says

    Wow, Kelly! Your blog is way too good to be true!
    Like so many other people, I also have a love-hate relationship with food (urrghh, just had another chocolate binge), so discovering your blog is like stumbling upon heaven. Hear the angels sing in the background?
    Can’t wait to try everything you’ve posted!

    • says

      Thank you very much for your kindness, Renee. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it! I do hope I can help with that tedious relationship with food, and I am so glad you found me. Welcome aboard!

  16. Sarah-Jane says

    You’re amazing Kelly, good job for showing them you did it. God bless you for your recipe making abilities!

    P.S. we’re the same height and weight!

  17. Julia Smith says

    I saw your new picture, and I have always wanted to know what you look like, because with all these low calorie recipes I was hoping you didn’t look too sickly thin! You look so pretty though, and should really put more pictures of yourself! :) I can tell you are upping the quality of your pictures so I can’t wait to see your future recipes! 😀

  18. Kim says

    You are beyond your years! So inspiring; you’re going to go so far, Kelly. Can’t wait to dive into your recipes–ones that cover all the bases of health and wellness!

  19. cherrychip77 says

    Hey! :)

    I see others have already posted their stories up, so I figured I might as well. These past couple years, I’ve struggled with an ED. (Anna got me.) Because of swim practice, I was down to 119. Doesn’t sound so bad…but it was for me. Well, God worked in my life these past couple years, pulled me out of this, and set me on the right track! :) I just wanted to say, your story was inspiring and comforting. It’s always nice to know you’re not alone. Praise God that He helped you out of it too!

    Kay, now that le “testimonial” is over and done with, let’s get down to the nitty gritty. I <3 food! Your blog looks amazing and I can't wait to try out AWL your recipes! XD Girl! I can't believe you're just like me!

    Your fellow teen cook,


  20. Jackie says

    Hi Kelly!
    I am a 12 year old student currently in my second year of middle school. Last year (like 3 months ago) I went through my own weight loss experience. It was how many calories this and exercise that and again a not the way to spend your summer experience. But I was successful. I have officially lost 25 pounds from the beginning of August. And the weight had been kept off. I felt compelled to get healthier after coming back from the junior Olympics in Baltimore that summer. (I run track and am proudly nationally ranked) Haha as you can tell I am none so ever humble. Anyways, I took 7th out of 34 in the pentathlon but all the girls who beat me I realized were all lean stalks of muscle. And I alas was a semi in shape pile of mush. So I made a change. I ate whole foods, none processed. By the way Trader Joe’s became my best friend. I also discovered a love of cooking and baking. I found it so invigorating to find new healthier Recipies. And the weight just kind of rolled off. Now I am the skinny one in my family. My grandmother keeps threatening to take into McDonald’s if I lose another ounce.
    I recently discovered Foodie Fiasco and am loving every bit of it. Thank you so much for such an awesome blog! Your really inspiring and hilariously funny.
    Sincerely Yours,
    Jackie M.

  21. natlee says

    You are only 14 and doing all of this great work!! As a high school teacher I am impressed! Do you have an editor and someone to help you calculate the nutrional value of the recipes? Are you doing this all by yourself? You are an inspiration. Good for you. I don’t see this type of committment very often in the high school students I work with but when I do see it I notice it !

    • says

      Thank you so much, Ms. Natlee! Your kindness means so much to me, especially coming from an expert of the teenage kind. No, I do not have an editor; I do all the writing/photographing/nutritional calculating myself, but I was taught much of my nutrition knowledge by my dear RD friend. Thanks again, and I hope you have a lovely day!

  22. denise says

    Wow, thank you for these MUCH needed dessert recipes! I have to watch my weight and hate the deprvity of it. I am tired of binging on sugar, and these recipes will surely get me through the tough times! Thank you! You are awesome!

  23. Jackie says

    Hi Kelly!
    I’m a student of the 7th grade in the Bay Area. I recently discovered Foodie Fiasco and I can’t get enough of it! Your such an inspiration and I love your recipies!

    I recently went through my own weight loss experience over the summer. I run USATF track and competed in the pentahalon at the jnior olympics in Baltimore in July. I placed 7th out of 32 and medaled (1st-8th medal) Though, throughout the entire competion I came to realize that every girl who placed in front of me was at least 20 pounds plus lighter. So when me and my family retured home I went all healthy phyco. It was counting calories and ab exercises for 2 months. By September I had lost 20 plus pounds. And its still going. I found to eat more natural whole foods. And it helped. I also discovered a love of bakingand cooking during my little adventure. My mom says I’m the only person who learns who to bake and LOSES weight.
    I wish you good health and spirits and keep baking sista!
    Jackie M.

  24. says

    Just discovered your blog and I LOVE it! You are seriously some sort of god/miracle worker/healthy eating wizard. I started reading some of your posts, and I think you are absolutely hilarious! Can not even believe you’re only 14 years old. I’m a fellow high school blogger; however, I’m a senior and *officially* an adult at age 18…definitely not at real adult status yet, though. Keep it up girlfriend!

  25. Tobyn says

    This is such a great website! So glad I stumbled upon it today. I absolutely love your humour. I’m 15, and I think it’s great to see young people like me being so inspirational (and making such awesome food). Keep up the great work! …while you’re at being super rad, I think I’m going to stuff my face with one of those cookie dough blizzards of yours. And I’m even going to *get away with it* for once :’)

  26. Emily Greene says

    YOU ARE INCREDIBLE. This is by far the most amazing healthy eating/recipe blogs I have yet to come across on the internet and you’re FOURTEEN YEARS OLD?!?! Girl, you are truly going to be incredibly famous somehow, someday. Keep up the amazing work and I’ll keep my eyes glued to the computer screen awaiting more of your fantastic recipes.

  27. says

    Hi Kelly,

    I came across your site when looking for a Sunday brunch idea. You are amazing! What a gifted, talented, conscious, bright person you are…and 14 (or maybe 15 by now)? Wow! As a naturopath and holistic psychotherapist who deals with thyroid, autoimmune (and Hashimoto’s), weight loss, anxiety and depression daily with my patients, and as a clinician who often recommends patients go dairy, grain, soy and sugar free, and as a person who eats that way myself and is always creating recipes for myself and for my clients/patients….I so appreciate what you are doing and what you have created here!
    (As a former junior high school teacher, I must agree with the other teacher who commented on how bright and talented you are)! You actually remind me of myself at your age. 😉
    My practice is in Valencia and my email address is Elena@DrElena.com so stay in touch with me. Maybe we could even work on a project together. Now, I am going to try those coconut flour pancakes with some fresh blueberries in them and my own “adjustments” (I rarely follow a recipe exactly…guess it’s that creative part of me)!
    Keep up the great work you are doing, Kelly. And I would have given you an A+++ on this if you were my student back when I was teaching!
    In health,
    Dr. Elena 😉

  28. Kelly says

    What a surprise to find you are so young yet so talented! I can’t wait to try some of your recipes. Keep it up…. :-)

    • says

      Thank you so much for your kindness, Kelly! You are so very appreciated (especially after reading a needlessly rude comment from someone else).

      P.S. You have a great name. 😉

  29. Mary Krickmire says

    I stumbled upon your site when my daughter posted your mac and cheese on FB for her vegan brother. I pinned it and can’t wait to try it. I am 61, a teacher and now a gluten free, low carb and part-time vegan for all sorts of health reasons. I was surprised to learn your age and the skill/ intelligence of your site. I am going to try all sorts of recipes from this site and I am so glad to be able to communicate with you so you can give me help along my path: 16 lbs in 2 weeks.
    God love you, Kelly.


  30. Aimee Lower says

    I just want to say that I was in your shoes 10 years ago and I’m so happy to see that you’ve come to grasps with this yo-yo relationship with food that so many people haven’t been able to and I still struggle with sometimes. When my friend on facebook shared your coconut flour pancake recipe and I read your blog I thought I was reading a post by someone around our age, and if she shared your post and she said it was delicious then I know that I can’t WAIT to try a bunch of your recipes :) Keep up the great work and don’t ever stop experimenting and believing in yourself. <3 much love from the midwest!

  31. says

    How cool are you? I’m impressed and thrilled to find you, my young friend.
    You’re more inspirational than many 30 year olds I know.
    I do believe you will go far, Grasshopper!!

  32. Rautie says

    I think you are an amazing entrepreneur!
    The brownies tastes excellent but a little sweet so I will half the Xylitol next time.

  33. A Fan says

    Hi I’m a 14 year old girl from NY and I found your website so inspiring!! I LOVE cooking, but I can never seem to find good low-calorie recipes. (Usually they are just regular recipes with smaller portions.) My parents refuse to get dessert in stores because they think homemade is better. I can’t believe I found such a great full site made by someone my age! Now I can eat whatever I want :) Keep posting. You’re awesome.

  34. Karen says

    Hi Kelly. Just found your site and it looks really interesting. While I’ve been a vegetarian for a long time I’m new to the wheat free, low glycemic world and trying to find things my kids will like. I look forward to trying your recipes.

    Frankly, I can’t believe you’re only 14. You write in such a professional manner and your recipes are very unique (and look delicious) and if you have been taking these photos of your food yourself your work is amazing! Keep it up little Renaissance girl.

  35. says

    What a great inspiration you are! We have the same mentality and passion – love knowing there are good people out there [of all ages] with the same understanding! You’re doing a great job and should be very proud.

    • says

      Angelica, you rock. It looks like my previous response didn’t go through, but I wanted to thank you for kindness and for putting a big smile on my face.

  36. says

    Okay, frankly, I absolutely cannot believe that you are fourteen. You write so incredibly well, and I am obsessed with all of your recipes! It’s so hard to find a blog that fits perfectly in sync with my own eating and cooking motives, and I adore your site, really. Keep it up girl.

  37. Jessica Phillips says

    Hey Kelly! Congrats on your dramatic weight loss! (Sorry, I am really late to this site) I am so happy for you because you have now adopted SUCH a great healthy diet! I am just wondering, how much do you weigh now? (if you don’t mind saying) I am just curious, because super fast weight losses are really hard to maintain, but you somehow managed to do it! Congratulations! 😀

    • says

      Hi Jessica! Sorry for the delay, and thank you so much for your kindness. You are absolutely right: fast weight losses are difficult to maintain. Honestly, I don’t know how much I weigh now. I go to an RD about once a month who weighs me and moderates any changes, but doesn’t give me a number. It’s best for my sanity. I have put on a few pounds from my lowest weight of 117, but that is really healthy for me (I was too thin). Thanks again!

  38. Cristina says

    Wow, I feel that I can relate to your story.
    In an attempt to lose weight I deprived myself and would always count all my calories and never go over. Even after I had lose my desired weight, I wasnt happy because I was too focused on keeping the weight off than enjoying life.
    I now realize that food should not be the centre of my life and if I take it easy and go with the flow,everything will turn out right. And, it has!

  39. Kelli says

    Thanks for adding up the calories to all your recipes, it’s super helpful.
    I spend so much time out of the day counting calories, especially when creating new recipes, so this saves me a lot of time.

    And I love the diversity of your recipes, I get a lot of inspiration, and I was first brought to your site because of your almond butter recipe, but I’ll def be coming back for more ideas!

    Counting cals is really new for me, I’m only a week in, and the results have been great. I just really hope I keep up with it, and I think your recipes will really help me through this. So Thank You!

    • says

      Thank you so very much for your kindness, Kelli!

      I’m glad my calorie counts have helped. I don’t want to go all commando on you, but please just make sure you’re eating enough. Caloric restriction can be effective for a little while, but then your body starts to think your starving. I’m sure you’re being smart about it, but just make sure to be careful.

  40. says

    Hey Kelly, you are just amazing!!! Where do I even begin…. I too got into cooking healthy about 3 years ago when I was 18 years old, and it’s the best thing I’ve ever done! I’m living healthy, at a good weight, AND eating good..havin’ dessert every day! You have a truly incredible story, and you’re DEFINITELY going places!! You’re ahead of the game! You’re also a great writer, too.. love your writing style and humor. I’ve already began making a lot of your recipes!! Today I made your home made peanut butter cups. Mmmm so good! Keep it up, I have a list of things to make from this blog! Not sure where to start! lol :)

  41. Linda says

    I am blown away by your site. I found you via “Trim Healthy Mama” and can hardly wait to try some of your recipes. I think my whole family would eat a lot of these recipes (and that’s saying a lot for a family of 8!) Thanks for using your experience to help others in their health journey.

    • says

      You rock Linda. Thank you for your kindness! May I ask though, was I in the Trim Healthy Mama cookbook? I was not aware of that. Please do let me know if you get a chance! Thank you!

  42. Tiffany says

    This website it perfect!!! I’ve honestly been looking for a website where virtually fat-free and super easy recipes were posted and I’m so lucky I stumbled upon here I absolutely love it, Kelly!
    The calorie counts on each post is an added bonus and is always incredibly low. Even though I am a recovering anorexic your website has proved the easiest and most helpful in terms of healthy and quick recipes that require on-hand ingredients! Every other website’s recipes that try to be healthy and low carb/fat require complicated ingredients like chickpeas, pumpkin, beans, tofu etc. but yours are unbelievably easy!

  43. JayTee says

    Hi Kelly,
    I love the your website! You are such an impressive 14 year old. I am vegan and my boyfriend is basically paleo. You have a lot of recipes that both of us can enjoy; what a great resource. I am going to try the baked mozzarella sticks (vegan) when I get a chance (with almond meal). I’ll let you know how it goes.

  44. Noa says

    I am in LOVE with your website! I’m currently a junior in high school and starting a recipe blog for a science project and your blog has really inspired me so far. I’m also vegetarian and I love finding new recipes for sweets that are healthier and tastier than the usual! I’m definitely trying all your almond and coconut flour based cookies this weekend, so excited!

    • says

      Thank you for making me smile Noa. Welcome aboard! Please send me an email with your website if you get a chance. I’d love to check it out, and I hope you enjoy the cookies!

  45. Sheryl Reid says

    Dear Kelly, Wow, what an impressive website and outstanding recipes! We’ll be making your vegan tomato soup tomorrow here in New Mexico!

    As a health educator (masters of public health) and consultant, your mission and interests are not only impressive, but so relevant. We are one of the richest nations in the world with the poorest levels of health!

    As my college son would say regarding your successes and ambitions… ‘go girl’. He is a vegan, top class team diver and also a possible chef. He also was impressed with your recipes and he thinks they will work in his small fraternity kitchen!

    Thanks again for ‘dinner’ tomorrow and please keep up your important work…educating others regarding the various aspects of health…one delicious blog entry and meal at a time! – SR

    • says

      Sheryl, thank you so much. I am currently in deep French final preparation mode, and your comment put a huge smile on my face. (Not that I’m ever on the computer during study time. I’m on a ten minute break!) Thank you for your kindess, and I hope you enjoy the soup! I’ll be there with you in spirit.

      P.S. Please thank your son for me, and tell him congrats! It sounds like he’s a hard worker, has a lot going for him.

  46. Julia says

    hey kelly :)
    i just want to say thankyou so much!
    i only found your website today, but i have already spent over 2 hours reading all of your recipes! i havent cooked any yet but tomorrow im hoping to make the stovetop oats and the peanut butter cake!
    also your story is such an inspiration, im 16 and back when i was 13/14 i had a horrible eating disorder and was in hospital, i have gained back so much weight and now im hoping just to lose a small amount, but safely this time with the help of your recipes! i hope life is great for you and your future is amazing :)
    so thankyou so much xxxxx

  47. John says

    Hi…..Just “found you” in some round-about way, but sure like your recipes! I am retired – working my way downward on blood-sugar, and also in last 60 days have gone “Paleo” and liking it. Just wanted you to know there is a “senior” category person – reading you, and going to try your healthy recipes… Thank you. J.J. 6/13/13

  48. says

    Hi, Kelly! I found your blog today and I love it. I’m a teenage food blogger, too, and I can’t believe how professional your site is! Your writing is gorgeous, too. I would love for you to guest post for me. Let me know if you’re interested :)

  49. Danielle says

    Kelly! You are an amazing writer, much better than I was at your age (and I’ve written several novels :) ). I am so happy to have found your website. The genius of your recipes blow my mind
    I am currently on a (safe) weight loss journey of my own. :) I’m 21 years old and have recently been changing over to an all natural, healthier lifestyle. I’m very much a Christian hippie, both in my lifestyle and mode of dress.
    Thank you for everything you are doing, sweetie! (Can I call you sweetie? It’s a habit…) You are so amazing and I am inspired by you. Keep it up!

  50. Ruth says

    you are amazing kelly! you are so strong and you really inspire me to eat healthier. i am 15 too, and i love baking and cooking, but all the recipes i’ve found are either 1) not healthy or 2) too complicates OR 3) not delicious…until i found your website! you are a life saver 😀 thanks again!

  51. says

    Just wanted to tell you great site and how talented you are for such a young age. You have some stellar recipes that I can’t wait to test out and try!
    Keep up the great work Kelly!

    Jenn Stoker

  52. Nicole says

    You are a talented entrepreneur — way to go!. The body image thing goes as you get older. In my teens my size and weight was all over the map–ffwd 20 years and Im slender, pretty and feel fine in my skin. I guess what Im trying to say is that your still growing/changing and developing – its a lifetime thing – treating yourself like the beautiful woman you are will give grace, opportunity and beauty that you would never imagine. Just a hunch. hope you enjoy the sunshine! Nicole

  53. Kate says


    For being fifteen years old, you seem incredibly mature. I’m just a few years older than you, but I would not begin to know how to create such a beautiful blog – and with all of your creative recipes! It’s actually really inspiring.

    I think your outlook on your weight loss and eating habits is awesome. When I first left for college is when I decided that I needed to stop treating my body like a waste basket. I started eating a lot healthier and I feel SO much better. I cannot wait to add in some of your ideas and recipes to my routine.

    Keep up the awesome blog, and keep those yummy recipes coming! :)


  54. Myah says

    I just want to say thts wonderful. And I’m glad tht I found a girl who is in the same shoes I’m in. For me I lost 30 and once I saw all your foods I was tariffied. This is because those were all the foods I got fat off of. But then I checked out the nutrition fact and I learned to love your ways. Im a vegetarian wantabe vegan to but I didn’t know what to make. I’m 15 years of age and I am glad to learn from your ways. I wish we could meet in real life cuz I know we would be great friends. Love you your awesome!

  55. Taylor (: says

    Hi ! Well i wanna be healthier and a friend shoed me this, IM IN LOVE ! Im making your vanilla milkshake as i type ! Stay fierce girly ! Love what you do <33

  56. says

    Kelly, I am so impressed with what you have done, Congratulations to you!!! I was just browsing for low carb berry crumble and here you are. you ROCK !!! I am excited about exploring your other recipes. I wish you all the success in the world and I’m sure you will be successful in all you do.

    Mydaughter and I have a business together. we are passionate about wellness and empowering women.

    Again, all the best of wishes to you for a long, happy life HUGS :))))

  57. Natalie says

    I wish I was as health-aware as you are when I was 15! Your website is very impressive.
    I’ve just started a paleo based diet and am looking for inspiration. You have certainly inspired me. Paleo bread will be coming out of my oven very shortly.
    Keep up the great work.
    Natalie (all the way from Melbourne, Australia)

  58. ify says

    I LOVE THIS BLOG it is perfect and I am actually basing my iHerb shopping list off of a lot of food/ingredients I see in your recipes. I’ve stumbled upon about 63759241 food blogs and this might just be my favorite.

    And also someone has probably already mentioned this, but just incase they didnt; in your healthy snicker doodles recipe you put the ingredients twice but didn’t put instructions (unless I just didn’t see them, in which case I was kidding the entire time)

    • says

      Thank you so much for your kindness! Yes, I’m working on the snickerdoodle technical difficulty. Sorry about that problem. In the meantime, here is the full snickerdoodle recipe, directions and ingredients and commentary and all. Hope this helps!

  59. Hannah says

    WOW Kelly! It amazes me at such a young age you are so knowledgeable about your health and the food you eat. I am 28 almost 29 and after realizing all my digestive issues come down to the food I eat, I started to read books and search the web for information on what causes so many of our health problems. I am trying to get away from so much of what I grew up on and what’s around me, it is a tough battle everyday, especially not having my own space to cook meals. I am looking forward to trying out some of your recipes. I need constant change in my meals or I get bored and give up so I am glad I stumbled on your website so I can try some new things out. I have noticed it is very hard to find recipes for vegetarian/vegan, gluten free, dairy free, and of course other things I am trying to stay away from. So thanks again for your new recipe inspirations, you are a true inspiration. <3

  60. Marge says

    Good luck to you, dear! You are a wonderful example to all of us. I hope to follow you and your recipes for a very long time!

  61. CINDI says


  62. Myrna says

    Hi Kelly,

    You have a wonderful recipes. I found your site because I was looking for Mound Bars. I like your all natural and great ingredients. There is one thing I have found that is not good for you and that is a Microwave. I was told by my Chiropractor to get rid of Microwave.
    Do a search on Microwave, I bet you will get rid of it. They are not even good to heat up water.

  63. Jasmine says

    You are so inspirational to me! From your writing, you are far beyond your years. Congratulations on your journey thus far!

  64. Tori says

    Just finished devouring your heavenly tasting Red Velvet Cupcakes! My 4th grade daughter will take this to the county fair for judging! We topped them off with a vegan chocolate frosting! We loved them, hope the judges agree! One can’t beat healthy, and yummy too! Kudos to you on your amazing journey !! Thanks Again

  65. Jenna Macklin says

    Hi Kelly! I went through something very similar. I am also 5’4″ and I went from 130 lbs to 105 way too quickly. Your site is helping me recover from my eating disorder; thank you so very much! You truly have an amazing gift!

  66. Camila says

    Kelly, love reading your recipes, I can believe I only just found your blog NOW! Your are so fun! LOVE all of it! COngratulations and keep it up!!!!

  67. Paula says

    So inspirational! You’ve taken on quite a bit at such a young age and you should be very proud of yourself, as I am sure your mom is. Very nice to hear she is doing well!
    Love your blog and so glad I found it in my google searching for a “coconut flour protein pancakes”…(what i typed in the search bar) 😉 I know what i’m eating for breakfast!

  68. says

    I think I just became a huge fan of yours, and I haven’t even cooked anything yet!! Your story, your awesome writing skills (kudos), and what you’re accomplishing as a young woman is all amazing. Sounds like you are “doing you” just fine now!

  69. Vivian says

    Hey! I’m like your age and I think we have a lot in common haha :) I love cooking and food that’s actually healthy. So yea! Love your page keep posting x0x0

  70. says

    Hi Kelly, I remember this great Dr. Oz show about mushrooms having an effect on tumors, also onions. I saw the mushroom (shitake) also mentioned on the Cancer Site. The Doctor who did the study stated you should have mushrooms everyday. Angiogenisis? You should look it up on Dr. Oz’s site. Janice

  71. KahliaTD says

    Wow this is EXACTLY what im going through with food at the moment and its a bit of a nightmare! Congratulations on your amazing work you are such an inspiration! How did you fond your recovery? Im deffinately going to be trying these recipes, i can’t wait <3

    • says

      You poor thing! I completely understand where you are coming from. I’d love to chat at some point! For me, finding a support system, enjoying TRULY HEALTHY foods (not just low cal), and coming into a more positive mindset really helps.

      • KahliaTD says

        I hope we can! It’s ridiculous, you seem like you have such an amazing spirit and passion for what you do! (Not to mention the skills! I tried Bananas Foster for breakfast this morning and i think im in love. You are hereby invited to the wedding 😛 ) Im lucky, i have a very dedicated support system so i hope with their help and your inspiration i can beat this ! :) <3

  72. kate says

    Hi there,
    Just came across your blog, wow!!!! what a story and so young!! :)
    I am trying to eat low carb but also low cal….(with good fat) and you have some awesome things to cook…
    thank you :)
    Kate from Australia

  73. says

    Hi! I just stumbled across your blog and I really like it! I run a Health blog myself and I have also had an eating problem! My blog is in Swedish and not as fancy as yours! :) I am amazed how good and mature you write for being so Young. Proceed as you do please, I love it!

  74. says

    Hi Kelly,

    You have an awesome name (I have a daughter named Kelly!)
    I have enjoyed looking through your photos and recipes. I got her through your cookie butter recipe because I wanted to see what the big deal was since a Trader Joe’s opened in Austin. Im not a big sweet eater but do love anything nutty. I’m wishing you further encouragement in healthy eating. Your body, the animals and the planet thank you! I wish I had started while I was a teenager!

  75. Holly says

    Hello and hi there from Auckland, New Zealand, land of the long white cloud and hobbits apparently :) I just wanted to say how much I love your site, your recipes and your sense of humour. I can’t wait to delve deeper into your archives and get inspired in the kitchen. Thank you for sharing your amazingness xx Holly

  76. Taylor says


    I have a very similar story to yours. Recovering is amazing, isn’t it?!
    I wish you all the best with your blog, it’s beautiful :)

  77. Darlene says

    Amazing, fantastic recipes! Fast, easy, gluten free. Seriously amazing ! I am using them for my three year old grandson with so many food allergies that we can’t keep up with. Luckily he can eat coconut. We use flax and chia gel for the egg replacer and rice milk or coconut milk. These recipies really work!!!! Thank you”

  78. says

    Just happened to come across your corner of the world looking for a low-cal donut hole…walah! Your story is familiar and your ambitious nature is on track. Keep running with it and “Flowers to you…over and over” Good luck in your endeavor…keep the “Good” in all that you do! Sharon in Ohio

  79. s says

    Hi Kelly,
    thanks for your grain free pasta recipe – but most of all you made me laugh with your guidelines (“Once the pasta is all rolled, cut, and shaped, plunge it into very very very very very well salted boiling water. There is not salt in the dough, so YOU MUST SALT THE WATER.


    and “Eat standing up as finger food” —- crossed out — that cracked me up.

    So much so I took the trouble to read about you and amazed to discover you are a young teenager! and thought I’d let you know you have another fan in a much older age bracket – decades older, you’d call me a grandmother probably! and i live in London, UK.

    All the very best to you and thanks again for sharing your gift and your lovely spirit!

  80. Brianna B says

    Hey Kelly!
    I just want to say that your story is so inspiring and I am so proud of you for starting a revoloution and eating healthy at such a young age!
    I kind of have the same story-hated my body and decided I needed to loose wright. I used to eat TONS of junk food when I was about 12, before I decided to loose weight. I Lost 25 pounds in about 2 or 3 months. Once I got out of that whole situation, I began cooking and eating healthy as well. In fact, I REALLY want to start my own paleo food blog! I do have one question for you-how do you feel you fit in with the rest of the girls our age (15) with eating healthy? People always look at me like I’m a freak and say mean things and it makes it really hard for me to want to keep doing what I am doing; but I’m glad I’m not the only 15 year old girl out there who wants to eat healthy and be healthy!
    Thanks for reading my long post; you are such an inspiration!
    Brianna :)

    • says

      Brianna dear, your comment warmed my heart. I would really love to stay in touch.

      I totally understand how you feel. I lost my weight quickly too, and at first I felt like no one our age understood the healthy food concept. Now that I’m a bit older and in a bigger school I think more people understand. I would also LOVE to help you with your blog! Please shoot me an email at kelly {at} foodiefiasco.com. Stay strong girl!

  81. jasmine wilder says

    Cali friend!! I live in OC County and go to LA periodically for fun,, so it’s nice to meet a local! ^_^ My healthy lifestyle has me searching for great low calorie/fat meals so I look forward to living by your recipes as my meals! They look and sound delish! I’ll be making my first tomorrow for breakfast 😉 soo excited!!

  82. Selena S says

    Wow! I’m yet another high school healthy-dessert addict, only I’m bringing the revolution to Kansas 😛 Madly in love with your site. I’m going to make ALL of these…avocado pound cake and cheesecake first though!

  83. winks says

    hey, I LOVE YOU. must repeat I LOVE YOU
    i also had a eating prob for the past two ears. im recovering. i lover your cookie dough brownies! Amazing
    BTW you’re gorgeous. Don’t forget that even if peops say u aren’t

  84. Arica says

    I just discovered your blog a few days ago, (thanks to your awesomely yummy & easy eggplant Parmesan recipe which my children all thank you for)and I just have to tell you how incredible you are!!! Just WOW! Thank you for sharing your brilliant recipes with us & your story! Your recipes are DIVINE & your witty writing is such a joy to read!

  85. Jan K says

    so you are 16 now? And you’re doing such a great work here! I absolutly love your Blog and I’m almost 30! 😉
    I hope you and your mother doin’ fine.
    All the best and much love from germany!

  86. anita says

    What a nicely designed website, and I love your recipes, I have to be gluten/grain free for my husband’s sake and I must admit that my health has improved since eliminating grains! (like I could never seem to have enough iron, but anemia has been eliminated, and now I realize somehow gluten was the culprit! I will try out all your recipes…I may give you some of my own when I get organized! very impressive for such a young person.
    Anita from Canada

  87. Justafellowfoodie says

    I love blogs like these, it makes you feel less alone in the way we eat and live our lives. As someone with more food intolerances and allergies than your average food lover, it does me good to see someone so young doing something so wonderful. Seeing how hard you work makes me want to do the same. Thank you and keep up the good work! 😀

  88. Mel says

    Haha this is the best ever.
    “I’m trying this new thing where I recognize the strengths and weaknesses in myself, so here I go. I recognize a strength of mine is my ability to eat Oreos, and I recognize a weakness of mine is to my inability to not eat Oreos”
    We can be friends.

  89. says

    you write really well and what a beautiful blog you’ve created here. I just really stumbled across your blog looking for homemade cookie butter recipe…and now I think i’m going to be a regular around here. your mother must be VERY PROUD of you and what you’ve done here. keep it up!

  90. says

    I am touched by your story and your wisdom on the issue of body image that affects so many people today. I am glad to hear of your and your mother’s successes and hope you continue to find happiness through your blog!

  91. Kristyn says

    stumbled upon this blog … it’s fantastic. Love all the recipes can’t wait to try them…YOU are amazing! Keep up the good work.

  92. kanny says

    Hi, Kelly!

    You’re seriously an inspiration to teens worldwide.
    You go girl, for being the most Amazing blogger 5eva! ♥♥♥
    Btw, i cant believe your mom is so young Ö

    Cheers! :)

  93. erin says

    First, what you’ve been through sounds so incredibly difficult, and being so young at the time, I know how hard it can be. Although not quite the same story, Me, being a teenager as well, has struggled with similar problems. Im also from So-Cal and would love to ‘compare notes’ so to speak about everything from sick parents to diets to cooking! please please email me if you get the chance, your story truly is inspiring!

    • says

      Hi Erin! It sounds like we’re two peas in a pod. I’d love to get together sometime! Please shoot me an email at kelly {at} foodiefiasco.com

  94. Mya Refai says

    Hi there!
    I just stumbled upon your website as I was searching for some healthy food recipes. I just got diagnosed with diabetes and my diet has to change completely. I didn’t even think I ate unhealthy in general so it’s tough to have to make such dramatic changes at age 20. Anyways, I will be referring back to your site for some healthy tips. Way to make a difference :)

    • Dulcie de Kock says

      Thanks for your caring compliments, Chris! The International Youth Food Culture Contest sounds wonderful; it’s always fascinating being able to discover various aspects food through different cultures’ eyes!

  95. natalieng says

    can i say that you are amazing?

    at sixteen and coming out with these recipes-easy&healthy.(as for me im cant even follow recipes right OMGZZZ haha)

    im so pumped i happen to find your blog, an ideal blog!!!!!! and it is amazing how when you were younger, you were alrdy so sensible. thank you for inspiring me.

  96. says

    Wow! Amazing at 16!! Can not wait to try the carob/chocolate recipe! I was always trying to conjure something up, if u say its delish i’ll believe it!

    • says

      we’re back and here to stay! I definitely need to update this. my mom is working really hard on her health and, knock on wood, she’s doing fine. but I really, really appreciate you asking! <3


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