Hello and welcome!  I am so happy you found my little corner of the internet.

Ellie in her kitchen making apple crisp


Hi! I’m Ellie and I love food. I love making it, baking it, eating it, sharing it, and talking about it. I grew up in a household of great cooks with a mom who made a home cooked meal every night. But it wasn’t until after college when I began cooking for myself that I truly noticed the positive impact that eating whole, natural foods can have on a person’s life.

My approach to food is simple – eat healthy, whole, natural foods and always leave room for dessert!

For years I have struggled with Raynaud’s Phenomenon with no understanding of how to improve my symptoms. I was also recently diagnosed with Celiacs (December 2016) and have thus adapted a gluten free diet. Other than avoiding gluten, I enjoy all foods in moderation. But I am beginning to experiment and explore how certain foods affect my Raynaud’s symptoms.

Hungry by Nature chronicles my time in the kitchen and around the table. I hope it inspires you to bring balance into your life by eating nutritious foods and indulging in your sweet tooth. Pour yourself a drink, pull up a chair, and stay awhile.


‘Hungry by Nature’ is about balance and moderation. In addition to it being a clever title (I am always hungry!), it is about feeding your physical hunger with natural foods and wholesome ingredients. It is about feeding your intellectual hunger to learn and to grow. Hungry by Nature is about moving forward, constantly learning, and never settling.


An assortment of wholesome and indulgent gluten free recipes. (Note: Recipes posted before my Celiacs diagnosis in December 2016 may include gluten.)
Insight into how dietary choices affect autoimmune diseases and their symptoms.
Musing of my life in Chicago with my husband Pat.
And hopefully inspirations for you to live a balanced life!


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