About Me

Hi!

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!

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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!

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1 Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile October 24, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Such an inspiring story!!! I am SO glad you have recovered and I can’t wait to read more. You are AWESOME girl don’t ever forget that!!

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2 Kelly M October 24, 2011 at 9:27 pm

Your comment just made my week. Thank you. ;)

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3 Cara @ EAT. PRAY. RUN. October 24, 2011 at 8:07 pm

AND you live in LA….RAD!

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4 Kelly M October 24, 2011 at 9:31 pm

My new sister, we must unite! In LA! How cool! ;)

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5 Jenn October 29, 2011 at 3:28 am

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!

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6 Ameena November 20, 2011 at 7:58 am

The blogosphere has been a revelation for me too! It’s also far too addicting… :)

It’s nice to “meet” another LA resident!

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7 Maria @ Beautiful Busy Bee November 21, 2011 at 4:07 am

Yay, we’re the same height!! :) I’m so glad you decided to make this blog, it’s awesome!

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8 Kelly M November 21, 2011 at 8:34 am

Aaw, thank you. We’re fun-sized!

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9 Tessa @ Amazing Asset November 25, 2011 at 4:03 am

I am so so glad you stopped by my blog so I could find yours! Love it Kelly, your story is inspiring and I cannot wait to read more :)

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10 Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) December 26, 2011 at 6:34 am

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!

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11 Sarah Carletti January 6, 2012 at 9:52 am

I like your healthy lifestyle approach! Way to go!

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12 Denise Offringa February 10, 2012 at 12:45 am

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. :)

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13 Sammy May 16, 2012 at 6:15 am

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

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14 Emily June 25, 2012 at 11:52 am

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!!

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15 Jacky July 15, 2012 at 1:33 pm

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

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16 Kelly M July 18, 2012 at 10:32 am

You are so sweet! Thank you so much, Jacky!

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17 Eva @ Committed2Nutrition August 30, 2012 at 7:12 am

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!

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18 Kelly M September 1, 2012 at 10:50 pm

You literally just made my week Eva. Thank you so much! Danielle is so wonderful and it was such an honor to be able to post for her.

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19 Shezzy September 3, 2012 at 11:47 am

Your website rocks! I’m also from LA! I’m Australian, but I do live in LA ;)

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20 Kelly M September 4, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Um, you rock! Thank you so much for reading, my fellow LAer!

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21 Kugy September 26, 2012 at 3:44 pm

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). =)

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22 Katy September 28, 2012 at 5:55 pm

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!

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23 Kelly M September 30, 2012 at 8:45 pm

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!

XO

-Kelly M.

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24 Phoebe October 28, 2012 at 4:31 pm

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!
-Phoebe

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25 SassyMomma November 7, 2012 at 3:17 pm

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

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26 Liliane November 21, 2012 at 2:04 pm

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 .
Liliane

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27 Nina November 25, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Kelly Rocks My Socks!!! I’m done. I love you Kelly you are so awesome and I love you to death!

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28 Kayla December 7, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Hello lovely. :) I came across your blog yesterday in class, as I was looking for recipes instead of doing work. :P
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?

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29 Kelly M January 29, 2013 at 8:46 pm

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!

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30 Kayla January 29, 2013 at 9:04 pm

No problem! And thank you! I hope your day is as well. :)

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31 Jule mola December 16, 2012 at 4:17 am

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

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32 Renee December 20, 2012 at 6:51 am

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!
-renee

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33 Kelly M December 29, 2012 at 11:00 am

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!

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34 Sarah-Jane December 27, 2012 at 4:44 am

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!

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35 Julia Smith January 6, 2013 at 4:12 pm

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! :D

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36 Kim January 9, 2013 at 1:14 pm

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!

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37 Kelly M January 20, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Thank you so much for your kindness, Kim!

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38 Kirsten January 11, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Kelly, you are so fabulous and inspiring! Sending you abundant amounts of positive energy.

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39 Kelly M January 16, 2013 at 8:29 pm

I feel the energy! Thank you so much for you kindness, Kristen. ;)

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40 cherrychip77 January 17, 2013 at 9:43 pm

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,

;)
-cherrychip77

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41 Kelly M July 27, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Cherry, you rock. Thank you thank you thank you for your kindness.

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42 Jackie January 18, 2013 at 9:38 pm

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.

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43 natlee January 19, 2013 at 11:01 am

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 !

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44 Kelly M February 2, 2013 at 1:41 pm

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!

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45 denise January 20, 2013 at 12:09 pm

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!

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46 Kelly M January 20, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Thank you so much, Denise! I’m just glad I could help in your healthy quest. Sounds like you’re doing a fantastic job! ;)

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47 Jackie January 25, 2013 at 7:39 pm

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!
Sincerely,
Jackie M.

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48 Casey January 29, 2013 at 7:44 pm

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!

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49 Tobyn February 12, 2013 at 12:38 pm

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 :’)

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50 Kelly M February 12, 2013 at 9:37 pm

I so appreciate your kindness, Tobyn! Us teen foodies need to stick together, and I’m really glad you found me. Here’s to sticking together!

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51 Emily Greene February 24, 2013 at 10:23 am

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.

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52 Dr. Elena Michaels March 3, 2013 at 11:46 am

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 ;-)

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53 Kelly March 6, 2013 at 4:22 pm

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…. :-)

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54 Kelly M March 8, 2013 at 11:40 pm

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. ;)

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55 Mary Krickmire March 8, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Kelly,
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.

Mary

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56 Aimee Lower March 16, 2013 at 6:53 am

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!

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57 Sal March 19, 2013 at 10:02 am

Same age! :) crept, your a food genius, and for me, microwaving popcorn is cooking. Haha :)

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58 Mrs Holsby April 3, 2013 at 3:47 pm

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!!

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59 Kelly M May 3, 2013 at 10:45 pm

Why thank you, Mrs. Holsby!

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60 Rautie April 14, 2013 at 2:51 am

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

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61 Kelly M April 15, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Thank you so much, Rautie! Perhaps I would start be using 3/4 of the xylitol? Maybe erythritol? Tasting the batter doesn’t hurt. ;)

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62 A Fan April 15, 2013 at 3:48 pm

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.

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63 Karen April 18, 2013 at 12:55 pm

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.

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64 Angelica Merritt April 19, 2013 at 3:26 pm

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.

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65 Kelly M June 25, 2013 at 9:41 am

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.

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66 Brooke Beytin April 22, 2013 at 6:00 am

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.

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67 Kelly M May 3, 2013 at 10:44 pm

Brooke, you absolutely made my day. I am so glad you found me! Thank you so much!

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68 Jessica Phillips April 28, 2013 at 12:09 am

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! :D

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69 Kelly M June 14, 2013 at 12:55 pm

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!

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70 Cristina April 30, 2013 at 7:17 pm

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!

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71 Kelli May 3, 2013 at 3:23 pm

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!

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72 Kelly M May 4, 2013 at 8:47 am

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.

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73 Katie O'Donnell May 6, 2013 at 11:17 pm

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 :)

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74 Linda May 14, 2013 at 5:18 pm

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.

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75 Kelly M June 25, 2013 at 9:38 am

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!

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76 Tiffany May 21, 2013 at 2:43 am

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!

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77 Kelly M July 2, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Tiffany, you are amazing. Thank you for your kindness, and welcome aboard!

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78 JayTee May 23, 2013 at 7:41 pm

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.

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79 Kelly M May 27, 2013 at 5:26 pm

Thank you very much JayTee! I am so glad I could help.

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80 Noa May 24, 2013 at 7:08 am

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!

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81 Kelly M June 25, 2013 at 9:39 am

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!

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82 Sheryl Reid May 30, 2013 at 5:55 pm

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

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83 Kelly M May 30, 2013 at 6:18 pm

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.

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84 Julia June 7, 2013 at 5:10 am

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

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85 Kelly M July 31, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Julia, you made my day with your kindness. Thank you so much!

Congratulations on your recovery. Stay strong my friend!

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86 John June 13, 2013 at 9:26 am

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

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87 Kelly M June 25, 2013 at 9:10 am

Welcome aboard John! Thank you for saying hi.

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88 Du @ Teenage Cakeland June 16, 2013 at 7:18 pm

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 :)

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89 Kelly M June 25, 2013 at 9:08 am

Hello my dear! I love your site too. I’d love to work together on something. We teenage food bloggers need to stick together!

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90 Danielle June 22, 2013 at 1:13 am

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!

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91 Ruth June 23, 2013 at 1:45 pm

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 :D thanks again!
Ruth

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92 Kelly M June 25, 2013 at 8:50 am

Ruth, thank you for putting a big smile on my face. We teen foodies need to stick together. Please email me if you ever want to chat!

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93 Jenn Stoker June 23, 2013 at 6:35 pm

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

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94 Kelly M June 25, 2013 at 8:55 am

Jenn, you rock. Thank you for your kindness, and welcome aboard!

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95 Nicole June 23, 2013 at 8:33 pm

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

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96 Kate June 30, 2013 at 8:01 pm

Kelly,

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! :)

-Kate

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97 Kelly M July 31, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Thank you so much Kate! Good for you staying healthy and not falling for that freshman fifteen. Welcome aboard. ;)

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98 Myah July 3, 2013 at 11:03 am

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!

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99 Kelly M July 31, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Thank you so much Myah! I’m glad we found each other too. ;) I’d love to chat!

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100 Taylor (: July 3, 2013 at 10:07 pm

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

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101 Taylor (: July 3, 2013 at 10:08 pm

showed * whoops hahah

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102 Kelly M July 4, 2013 at 12:22 pm

You rock Taylor. Welcome aboard!

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103 Etna Griffin July 7, 2013 at 7:50 am

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 :))))

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104 Kelly M July 18, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Etna, YOU rock. Thank you so much for your kindness! Many congrats to you and your daughter; you’re doing great things!

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105 Natalie July 12, 2013 at 7:59 pm

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)

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106 Kelly M July 18, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Natalie, you rock. Welcome aboard!

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107 ify July 15, 2013 at 5:24 pm

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)

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108 Kelly M July 27, 2013 at 3:06 pm

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!

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109 Hannah July 15, 2013 at 9:17 pm

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

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110 Kelly M July 31, 2013 at 2:22 pm

You are so sweet Hannah! Thank you!

Stay strong my friend.

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111 Marge July 16, 2013 at 8:00 pm

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!

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112 Kelly M July 18, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Thank you so very much Marge!

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113 Teresa Westmoreland July 18, 2013 at 9:44 am

I am excited to try your tomato soup ! one of my favorites.. Keep up the good work!!!

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114 Kelly M July 18, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Thank you so much Teresa!

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115 CINDI July 21, 2013 at 8:44 am

OMG THANK GOD 4 U I ‘VE BEEN LOOKIN 4 BAGELS GLUTEN FREE &NO YEAST! HAVEN’t MADE THEM YET BUT SO EXCITED 2FIND UR WEBSITE! I LIVE MY LIFE BY THE SAYIN “U R WHAT U EAT” THANKS AGAIN & GOD BLESS U!!!

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116 Kelly M July 27, 2013 at 2:51 pm

You’re so sweet Cindi. Welcome aboard! Enjoy the food. ;)

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117 Myrna July 23, 2013 at 11:28 am

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.

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118 Kelly M July 31, 2013 at 11:21 am

Thank you Myrna! Good for you getting rid of your microwave.

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119 Marike July 27, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Yummy food!! Thanks so much for the inspiration :)

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120 Kelly M July 27, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Thank you Marike!

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121 Jasmine July 29, 2013 at 9:17 am

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

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122 Kelly M July 31, 2013 at 10:37 am

Thank you so much Jasmine!

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123 Tori August 2, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Kelly,
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

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124 Jenna Macklin August 4, 2013 at 8:10 pm

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!

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125 Cassi August 10, 2013 at 6:09 am

What an inspiring young woman! I made your pancakes this morning, best paleo pancake I’ve tried to date!

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126 Camila August 16, 2013 at 10:00 pm

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!!!!

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127 Kelly M August 27, 2013 at 9:36 am

Thank you so much Camila! ;)

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128 Paula August 19, 2013 at 4:20 am

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!

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129 Margaret August 21, 2013 at 5:42 am

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!

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130 Kelly M August 27, 2013 at 9:28 am

Thank you for making my day Margaret. ;)

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131 Vivian September 2, 2013 at 1:11 am

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

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132 Kelly M October 4, 2013 at 6:43 pm

You rock.

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133 susan geller September 4, 2013 at 5:45 pm

like your inspiration, kelly…

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134 Kelly M September 6, 2013 at 10:16 pm

Thank you!

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135 Janice Spencer September 8, 2013 at 9:37 pm

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

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136 Kelly M September 14, 2013 at 10:03 am

That’s interesting! Thank you for sharing Janice!

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137 H September 9, 2013 at 8:28 pm

I just heard about you and your great blog. I will definitely be trying your recipes.

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138 Kelly M September 13, 2013 at 8:36 am

Thank you!

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139 KahliaTD September 14, 2013 at 3:14 am

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

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140 Kelly M September 14, 2013 at 10:09 am

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.

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141 KahliaTD September 15, 2013 at 6:21 pm

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 :P ) Im lucky, i have a very dedicated support system so i hope with their help and your inspiration i can beat this ! :) <3

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142 kate September 17, 2013 at 3:09 pm

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

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143 Bozia September 19, 2013 at 11:50 am

OMG! Your blog is my bible. Amen

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144 Kelly M September 30, 2013 at 9:53 pm

I showed this comment to just about everyone. YOU ROCK.

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145 Livia September 22, 2013 at 10:49 am

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!

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146 Cristina September 25, 2013 at 3:47 pm

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!

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147 Kelly M September 30, 2013 at 9:34 pm

Thank you Cristina! We’ll have to get you some cookie butter ASAP. By the way, you have excellent name taste my dear! ;)

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148 Holly October 17, 2013 at 3:07 am

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

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149 Kelly M November 2, 2013 at 6:18 pm

Thank you so much Holly! Welcome aboard. Please tell the hobbits I say hello. ;)

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150 Taylor October 30, 2013 at 7:12 pm

Hi!

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 :)

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151 Kelly M November 1, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Thank you so much Taylor! Yes, recovery is beautiful. Strength to you my friend! ;)

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152 aria hipolito November 13, 2013 at 1:55 pm

pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee make an iphone app! it would be amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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153 Darlene November 15, 2013 at 10:01 pm

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”

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154 Sharon November 19, 2013 at 8:52 am

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

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155 Kelly M November 30, 2013 at 8:16 am

You rock Sharon. Thank you so much for your kindness. Welcome to my corner of the world!

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156 Eileen aka Lolly by my grandchildren November 21, 2013 at 11:56 am

Found you through Pinterest…….what an inspiration you are!!

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157 Kelly M November 30, 2013 at 7:33 am

Thank you so much Eileen!

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158 s December 3, 2013 at 10:37 pm

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.

I’M SERIOUS. 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!

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159 robert December 6, 2013 at 8:55 pm

why did you say these tasted good? :(

https://www.dropbox.com/s/lvv014dnr3zf2p1/20131206_234726.jpg

Sincerely and sadly, and also hungry,
Robert and Sandra

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160 Brianna B December 21, 2013 at 2:23 pm

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 :)

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161 Kelly M January 4, 2014 at 10:29 pm

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!

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162 Helena January 12, 2014 at 7:52 am

I just found your blog and you are such a strong mature girl. You are certainly going to go places in life!

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163 Kelly M June 15, 2014 at 9:43 am

You rock Helena. Thank you so much.

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164 jasmine wilder January 21, 2014 at 7:58 pm

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!!

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165 Kelly M June 17, 2014 at 7:02 am

Hey neighbor! We should get together next time you come to LA. Shoot me an email at kelly {at} foodiefiasco.com!

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166 Selena S January 22, 2014 at 3:50 pm

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

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167 Kelly M January 24, 2014 at 10:57 pm

YOU GO GIRL. We healthy eating teens need to stick together! Kansas is lucky to have you. ;)

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168 winks January 28, 2014 at 9:25 am

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

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169 Micheline January 29, 2014 at 8:17 am

You are so inspiring!! WOW

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170 Kelly M January 31, 2014 at 7:26 pm

Thank you so much Micheline!

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171 Arica February 6, 2014 at 9:37 pm

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!

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172 Kelly M June 16, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Arica, you made my day. Thank you so much for your kindness. Truly.

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173 Jan K February 12, 2014 at 7:00 am

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!
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174 Kelly M March 10, 2014 at 9:06 pm

Thank you so much for your kindness Jan! Love from Los Angeles. ;)

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175 anita February 12, 2014 at 8:29 am

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.
Regards,
Anita from Canada

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176 Kelly M June 16, 2014 at 12:36 pm

Thank you so much for your kindness Anita! I wish you and your husband good health.

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177 Erin Martini February 22, 2014 at 7:07 am

You are very inspiring. I hope your mom is still well.

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178 Kelly M June 15, 2014 at 9:31 am

Thank you so much Erin!

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179 Justafellowfoodie February 22, 2014 at 5:16 pm

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! :D

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180 Kelly M June 29, 2014 at 9:17 pm

My friend, you rock. If you ever want to talk about food or just chat, please please send me an email (kelly@foodiefiasco.com).

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181 Mel March 4, 2014 at 5:52 pm

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.

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182 Kelly M March 9, 2014 at 1:13 am

I like you.

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183 Carol March 9, 2014 at 10:23 pm

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!

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184 Kelly M June 15, 2014 at 1:18 pm

I appreciate your kindness so much Carol. Thank you thank you.

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185 peaceloveandsmoothies April 5, 2014 at 12:38 am

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!

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186 Kelly M June 29, 2014 at 9:12 pm

You’re a wonderful human. Thank you so much for your kindness!

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187 alexandra April 27, 2014 at 9:01 pm

hi Kelly,

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188 Jake Zimmer May 10, 2014 at 11:30 pm

Hey Kelly. Just sayin high. Found some old extension tubes. I’ll bring them on Monday.

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189 Kelly M May 16, 2014 at 12:20 pm

You rock big bro.

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190 Kristyn May 11, 2014 at 2:19 pm

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.

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191 Kelly M May 16, 2014 at 5:54 pm

Kristyn, you rock. Thank you so much.

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192 kanny June 1, 2014 at 3:21 am

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! :)

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193 Kelly M June 17, 2014 at 8:05 am

Girl, you rock. Thank you for your kindness. I’d love to stay in touch! Shoot me an email at kelly {at} foodiefiasco.com.

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194 Julia June 7, 2014 at 6:50 am

Thanks for the coconut pancake recipe! Good luck to you and your Mom!

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195 Kelly M June 15, 2014 at 8:44 am

Thank you so much Julia!

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196 erin June 19, 2014 at 9:09 pm

Hi!
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!

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197 Kelly M July 27, 2014 at 10:48 am

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

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198 Brenda June 20, 2014 at 12:45 am

Kelly!

Thank you so much for everything that you do! I’ve been

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199 Kelly M June 20, 2014 at 4:31 pm

You’re so kind Brenda!

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200 Mya Refai June 23, 2014 at 9:33 pm

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 :)
Thanks!

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201 Kelly M June 24, 2014 at 11:19 pm

Thank you so much for your kindness, Mya. Wishing you good health and good luck!

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