About Me


Hi everyone! I’ve been talking a big game about starting a food blog for years now, and I’ve finally worked up the nerve (and have the free time) to do it! All of my recipes are vegan and gluten-free, and are mostly foods I desperately miss from before my food restriction days.

Despite my status as a soon-to-be dietitian, I am most definitely part of the “live to eat” camp and have a huge weak spot for sweets. If grad school has taught me anything it’s that all dietitians love food significantly more than the average person, and I am most certainly not the exception to that rule.

In 2012 I was diagnosed with Lupus and subsequently made a lot of lifestyle changes, including going gluten free, and vegan, to help manage it. {For more on my struggles with Lupus, check out the “Why Gluten Free?” page}.  These food restrictions really forced me to focus more on nutrition, and to learn ways to work around them in the kitchen so that I would still be able to eat my favorite foods. I’m hoping posting my recipes will simultaneously help other people with food restrictions while convincing the non-believers that vegan, gluten-free food can be equally (if not more) delicious than its mainstream counterpart!

Check out my Why Gluten-Free? and Why Vegan? pages to learn a little more about me and how I came to be a gluten-free vegan, and feel free to contact me with any questions or recipe requests at:  thespiritedspoon@gmail.com

2 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Oh I just saw you have lupus. Food has really helped me and the lupus symptoms too. I want to shout it to the world. I’m not vegan but know the importance whole food has with autoimmunity. Love your blog.
    I just commented on your peanut butter ice cream and followed you on ig.


    • I just checked out your blog, and your story is amazing! It has been so nice to be able to connect with other people who are managing their lupus through diet. I’m slowly trying to cut out sugar, but that has definitely been the hardest change for me. I’ve already noticed a difference in how I feel just by cutting back a little, so hopefully that will motivate me to cut it out completely!


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