Hi! I’m Alessandra, and I’m the teenage food blogger, recipe developer, food photographer, and writer behind this blog! I have a passion for creating delicious, nutritious kick-ass healthy food that’ll empower young people to discover a healthier self.
In July 2012, I was diagnosed with Celiac disease and a lot of food intolerances. So I stopped eating a lot of things – junk food, ice cream, pizza – and I started to feel much, much better. I taught myself how to cook using real food, started researching where the food we eat comes from, and geeked out about nutrition. Going from pretty much constant exhaustion to having boundless energy in just a few months showed me just how much what you eat can affect your life, so I decided to start a blog… which I not-so-creatively called The Foodie Teen! I still remember being absolutely shocked when I checked the blog statistics page one day to see that people from all over the world were reading my recipes, sharing them, and laughing at my jokes (okay, maybe not that last one!).
Since starting a blog, my life has changed so much for the better in a way I could never have imagined. I’ve had the amazing opportunity to connect with an incredible number of people all over the world, and I’m grateful every day for what a collection of bytes and pixels has allowed me to do and experience!
I can usually be found experimenting in the kitchen, trail running in the woods, or snuggled up with my cat reading cookbooks!