About the Blog
Looking around at our tiny kitchen, shocked as always at the mess I had created, I laughed at myself. Turning to my roommate at the time I said, “I’ve just decided on a new house rule. It’s go messy, or go hungry.”
Can’t say I’ve ever broken that rule.
Hey there and welcome! I’m Maria, and I love food. This blog is a celebration of my love of cooking, and also a place to share how I’ve overcome my struggles with digestive issues & IBS over the last few years.
I grew up watching my mom cook, and some of my earliest memories are of standing on a chair to see over the counter and “help” her. My love of cooking grew, but in college I began to have terrible digestive issues. First I thought I was lactose intolerant, and then I tried multitudes of diets, cleanses, etc. Sometimes things worked for a bit, but nothing helped me long term. By senior year of college, I was desperate. Eating made me feel terrible, and not eating made me feel terrible.
Unfortunately, there’s still very little information about FODMAPs, and most of it is very scientific. I’m very lucky that I love cooking and don’t mind reading articles about the FODMAP content of foods, but most people don’t have the desire to spend time learning about food science. That’s where GMGH comes in. I share what I’ve learned, in recipe form, and you get to eat the food. Enjoy!
Thanks for reading and happy cooking!