Welcome! I’m Alaena Haber, the creator of Grazed & Enthused. Here you’ll find creative & allergy-friendly recipes for real food lovers!
If you’re an 80’s child, you may get the cult movie reference. If not, then you are going to have to add Dazed & Confused to your Netflix queue stat. Do people even still use Netflix? Why am I questioning a decision that involves Matthew McConaughey?
Anyways, on G&E you will find a constant slew of whole foods recipes, insightful articles & more than a pinch of daily sarcasm. Because I think no matter how serious you are about eating good food, you still need to keep it fun! That’s why you will only find creative & seasonally inspired recipes on this blog that are designed with your mental and physical wellbeing in mind. Go ahead & peruse them all if this is your first time here and don’t forget to Pin or Bookmark your favorites because we all know how busy life gets these days. Which brings me to my next point… eating real food doesn’t have to be time consuming & difficult! No way! The best meals are those simply prepared with the right balance of flavors and of course always using the freshest organic meats and produce.
I stumbled upon this way of eating after searching endlessly for an answer to my health questions. You see, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s at age 19 and suffered with some pretty crummy symptoms for years before I realized the key to disease management was diet and stress reduction. I’ve used the autoimmune protocol, meditation, and plain old giggle attacks to heal myself from a number of diseases and hormonal imbalances in the past 8 years, and now I want to help you do the same. If you need a lending ear, virtual hug, or just someone to vent to, then EMAIL ME.
If you want to work with me then you can find me at the same email. Please allow 48 hours for response, and please excuse any unprofessional exclamation marks that I may reply with… periods are just so boring.
A little bit more about me
I reversed an infertility diagnosis with diet & lifestyle shifts and am the mother to one cute little girl.
I created the recipes in the popular Paleo & Autoimmune Protocol cookbook The Healing Kitchen.
I manage my primary autoimmune condition Hashimoto’s thyroiditis by eating an anti-inflammatory diet called the Autoimmune Protocol.
I have a bachelor’s degree in advertising and a master’s degree in occupational therapy. I practice as a pediatric therapist.
I currently live in Florida with my husband, daughter and cockapoo Rafael. The beach is my happy place.