Laura Crawford is a wife, brand new mom to an adorable baby, chef, and food writer on a mission to inspire others to crave a healthy lifestyle—from food, to fitness, to marriage, to finances, to fun. Laura has a long and unique journey by which she discovered that in order to be healthy in all areas of life, she did not need to compromise flavor, joy, excitement and fun.
Although Laura would claim that most of her culinary training came from her mother’s kitchen, she also studied at Escoffier School of Culinary Arts where she learned the art of technique, flavor, and tone, and how to use the science of cooking and baking to come up with the perfect recipe.
Laura was diagnosed with a severe case of Celiac Disease, therefore all of the recipes you will find on her blog are gluten free! You will also find that she loves to come up with healthy ways to enjoy treats, and certainly does not miss out on delicious food just because she enjoys being healthy!
As far as the lifestyle portion of her blog, Laura really loves the opportunity to inspire the mom community. Life is crazy and chaotic, and it is Laura’s hope that she can help other mamas embrace authenticity in the midst of it all. She also hopes to help other mamas find creative ways to stay healthy in all aspects of their lives even when self care seems impossible.
I’m Laura! I am a wife, a mom, and a gluten free chef, living in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I have a huge passion for all things real—food, life, relationship—you name it! A few people have asked me, “why clean chef, messy mom?” The answer is simple—I really felt like that title really encompassed the fullness of what I am aiming for in my writing. I believe in clean eating, but my life is messy. I am a new mom, and pretty much still a newlywed, and sometimes life is just plain crazy. I like to write about the hard subjects- you know, the things that everyone wants to say, but no one is saying them! I just like to be real, and it is my hope that by sharing the real and raw things on my heart (alongside my recipes) that even one person might be encouraged or touched in some way!
I hope the recipes and stories here on my blog will inspire you to live a life that is clean, real, and fully authentic!