Mmm…sangria. Our favorite!

Hello! Thanks for clicking here to learn more about us. We’re Stephanie and Marc. We love to cook, and we love each other. We figured out a while ago that when we combine the two, it’s pretty much our favorite thing ever.

We live in a small, wonderful, cozy apartment in the lovely city of Boston, where we try to cook delicious, new grain-free meals every day. And then we share the recipes with you!

Here’s our grain-free story:

If someone had told us two years ago that we would soon banish pasta, rice, and bread from our diet, we would have nodded agreeably, slowly backing away while saying something like, “Oh, isn’t that nice, you certifiably insane person, you!”—and then politely excused ourselves to gorge on some cheesy combination of pasta, rice, and bread.

Alas, we were once so in love with grains that our entire relationship revolved around them: nightly homemade garlic breads, fried rice lunches, linguini weeknight dinners, and monstrous bagel sandwiches (two for Marc, one for me) piled high each morning with cream cheese, eggs, bacon, and cheddar.

It might seem sacrilegious to describe these meals on a grain-free food blog, but the truth is that we learned to cook, eat, and love food during those grain-fueled feasts of yore.

Denying our past affair with grains would be like denying that we’ve seen every episode of Castle, or trying to convince you that we don’t have a serious addiction to buying things on Amazon. The truth, as they say, shall set us free.

So yes, we once prayed to the grain gods, and reaped the many consequences: after eating, we always felt so full we could barely move. We’d collapse on the couch and clutch our tummies, wondering how food that tasted so good could make us feel so bad. And if we didn’t work out every day, we would gain weight, feeling tired and heavy.

Over the course of the last two years, we’ve grown to truly love and appreciate what a grain-free diet does for us. Namely, it lets us eat delicious food while remaining healthy. We don’t deprive ourselves. We can eat all the fresh vegetables, meats, seafood, and desserts that we want—only sometimes we have to be creative about how we do it.

It’s important to note that we’re not fanatics. You’ll catch us eating finger foods at a party like anyone else (pigs-in-a-blanket for me, please!) and we’re firm believers in saying “When in Rome!” and eating the local cuisine wherever we travel.

But in the end, our home is a grain-free home. And here at Grain-Free Love, we want to share it with you. Thanks for letting us do just that!