Hi everyone!

This blog is all about my journey from self-deprivation to self-love and my rediscovery of the beauty in food.  During my first year of college, I developed an eating disorder that left me bony, weak, and tired. I finally couldn’t take it any longer and asked for professional help.  My experience with therapy was not super positive (I wasn’t a huge fan of my therapist, and I’m pretty sure he wasn’t a huge fan of me). However, therapy did motivate me to help myself make changes in my life, learn to love myself and food again, and rediscover that there is life outside one’s eating disorder.


I’m a junior in college now, and I have very little experience cooking for myself. Growing up, my mom did most the cooking and in college I eat at the dining hall.  This blog is about my journey in learning how food can be fun and delicious.  There also may be tid-bits about my life, my eating disorder experience, and what worked/is working for me in recovery.  I hope I can inspire anyone who reads this to discover fun in food and nourish their bodies and souls.  I also hope that I will grow throughout the journey.





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  1. Hi. It’s my first time going through your blog, read through a couple of articles, and I’d just like to say that I sort of really understand your situation.
    I’m a medical student in Australia (over here, we get to study medicine as an undergrad degree…), suffered through eating disorder, but recovering.
    And I’ve also recently discovered my love for good food, cooking and baking. I try to make stuff at home so I don’t have to eat much of those processed food.
    Anyway, wish you all the best with your MCAT prep, and moreover, blogging!! 😀


    • Thanks Asuma! Eating disorders are a really common, especially among high achieving young women, but they aren’t really talked about. My roommate lived in Australia for two years, and she absolutely loved it. I seriously need to visit sometime! Good luck with your studies!

  2. hey Jamie 🙂
    I just stumbled upon your blogs the other day and wanted to let you know I think you’re recipes are awesome and it’s great to see you share your story. I really appreciate your blogs and the wisdom you give! Thanks for blogging! xoxox, Stephanie PS- I’m studying for the MCAT now too and I feel the pain 🙂 you can do it!

  3. Hi Jamie, love the site. I’m Mike Pendelbach, Editor of CookingOnline, Inc. (the owner of Glamour.com) – We’ll be watching your site for future add-ons into our cooking sites! Great job!

  4. Hello Jamie! I’ve been coming to your site quite often and I love your recipes! I’m Erin Scheidnler, Vice President of Condé Nast Digital (owner of CookingOnline, Glamour, Allrecipes.com, and People magazine). I’d just like to compliment you on doing this, as I once had an eating disorder too (anorexia). Good job hun, keep up the good work! 😉

    – Erin

  5. Hi Jamie,

    I happened to stumble upon one of your recipes off foodgawker.com and started perusing your posts and I just wanted to say that you’re very inspiring. I think it’s such an amazing thing that you’re sharing your story and not only that but being proactive about being strong and healthy (both mentally and physically). Plus your blog has some great recipes and sends the amazing message to girls that you don’t have to stop eating to be beautiful, there’s great and YUMMY alternatives.


  6. Hey I just found your blog! I read through your stories about your ED and I’m so glad you are on the road to recovery! One of my best friends has one and I am always there to help her out. I’ve never been diagnosed with one but there was definitely a point in my life where I was restricting a lot of calories. You are so strong to open up, thank you! I can’t wait to read more 😀

  7. Hi Jamie, I just came across your blog! It’s great that you’re sharing your story because I think that subject takes a lot of courage to talk about. I can’t wait to read more on your blog!

  8. Hey Jamie,

    I realy love your blog and your story just sounds like mine.
    I am from Germany and recently started a healthy living blog as a kind of therapy.

    Love to

    Greetings from Germany

  9. Hey Jamie,
    thank you so much for your comment on my blog! 🙂 Espacially since you did not only encouraged me in my quest to fight against anorexia but also gave me the chance to get to know more about you & your story here. I’ll definitely keep on following your blog & by the way – your recipes sound awesome!

  10. Wow I’m so glad to find your blog! I’m a junior recovering from anorexia and it’s nice to find more people who are discovering the healthy, happy life full of energy and purpose!!
    best wishes!

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