I’m Laura Deiger, a native Irish girl who moved to NYC and in a twist of fate ended up in Toledo, Ohio. A devout foodie, I love all things healthy …and all things not so healthy! A follower of the “everything in balance” philosophy, this blog follows my travels through food culture with (hopefully) enticing recipes for a healthy and balanced lifestyle… topped with a glutenous sprinkling of naauughty ‘cheat day’ indulgences!

Growing up feeling my way through food i.e. a pinch of this and a dash of that rather than strict guidelines, I find people often take recipes too seriously. As long as you don’t undercook the chicken, don’t worry about the rest of it! All my recipes are adaptable, so feel free to change things up if you aren’t a fan of certain ingredients, or if you like something – add more! As a good friend of mine Street Siren says – You do you boo boo!

I intend on improving this site as I go, but for now – let’s just go with the flow and see where we end up.

Enjoy the nosh, gang!