Hey there! I’m Hallie Klecker, an author, podcast host, speaker, recipe developer, and food coach specializing in health-supportive, allergy-friendly recipes that actually taste good. I’m so glad you’re here!
This space began 8 years ago as a tiny food blog that I thought no one would ever read, but has slowly grown to be a much bigger part of my life and work.
I first discovered I had food allergies back in 2009. As I worked on rebuilding my health and getting well again after years of sickness, I fell in love with cooking healing food. I went on to receive my training in holistic nutrition from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts. I later wrote two cookbooks, The Pure Kitchen and Super Healthy Cookies, where I transform wholesome ingredients into delicious meals and treats.
I’m an Associate Editor for Simply Gluten Free Magazine and a regular contributor to Paleo Magazine, where you can find my recipes in every issue.
Food is a big part of my life—and I love it! Based in the Madison, Wisconsin area, I draw much of my culinary inspiration from the changing seasons, our wonderful organic produce from local farms, and God’s beautiful creation.
My goal in all of my work is to equip, educate, and inspire others to live a life that nourishes body, mind, and spirit. While posts here on the blog are often food-focused, I also sprinkle in occasional devotions, reflections, and stories about my life. As a follower of Christ and lover of the Bible, I crave spiritual nourishment the most. One of my favorite things to do in my spare time is write prayers based on passages of Scripture. I call them Truth Prayers, and you can find a whole collection of them right here.
In September 2017, I launched a podcast called Life Well Nourished. On the show I talk with entrepreneurs, creators, writers, artists, and more about what it means to live a well-nourished life rich with meaning and fulfillment. We talk about everything from faith to wellness to entrepreneurship, creativity, work, relationships, and more. Learn more about the show and listen here.
When I’m not cooking, writing, or podcasting, I love spending my time reading, walking, Bible studying, learning to paint (a new endeavor as of 2017!), soaking up the sunshine, and spending time with my family in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin.
If you’re new around here, I’d suggest you check out the massive Daily Bites recipe index to get started. If you have food allergies/sensitivities and are feeling a bit overwhelmed by it all, then personal food coaching might be for you.
Follow along with my culinary and life adventures on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. If you’d like to receive new posts in your inbox as soon as they’re published (and get some occasional behind-the-scenes scoop from me), hop on the Daily Bites email list.
One of the biggest joys of blogging for me has always been hearing from readers and listeners. Always feel free to drop me a line whenever you want. I’d love to hear from you!
Thanks for spending a little time here. It’s a joy to have you.
Peace, love, and cookies,
(photo credit: Mike Tittel Photography)