WELCOME TO CREATIVELY DELISH!
My name is Lauren. Thanks so much for stopping by!
In a few short words, I love to cook, eat, travel, play around with food photography and most of all, I love to show people how to live healthier and happier lives.
First and foremost, I am a self taught cook - not a professional! A lot of the recipes you see here are adapted from my Mom, or from just throwing a few ingredients together until something magical happens.
I have learned over the past few years that getting creative with what you have on hand can sometimes be so much more rewarding than going off of a strict recipe you printed out, and really, who wants to follow a long, 20-ingredient recipe anyway?! Cooking should be fun, not a chore! I promise there is more to life than steamed broccoli.
I live a life exploring the world with my husband Ryan, but our home base is on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. We like to spend time in Costa Rica in the winter, and as magical as that sounds, we still work our buns off in between dips in the warm Pacific ocean!
At home, we have an amazing rescue dog named Rosie, who I can't say enough wonderful things about. She is a 7 year old "mutt", although I'd rather call her a glorified beach dog, who looks like a little deer when she runs down the trails in the woods behind our house. She is known to nap 18 hours a day, loves to chase the seagulls on the beach and jumps at the chance to roll in anything dead she finds out in the yard.
We also have a big fat cat named Isabella, whom we call "Iz". Rule #1 in our house is don't touch the cat. If she touches you then just ignore her and if she latches on to you, play dead. She's a nightmare and even Ryan and I are wary of her. I still manage to force-snuggle her a lot which she hates, so when we leave for a month to Costa Rica it's probably a vacation for her too.
My husband Ryan is a die hard fisherman who runs his own online business, who could sit on a boat for 10+ hours before catching anything and still think it was a blissful day. Ryan is my taste tester, and the one who usually tells me whether a recipe should go on Creatively Delish or not.
You'll find vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, lean protein and fish recipes, along with classic favorites done up healthier. I am fully committed to a 100% healthy, clean diet, and I am excited to bring my recipes to your kitchen and share the love!
I try to make recipes as simple as possible, with as few ingredients as possible. These recipes are tried and tested and straight from the heart. I hope you enjoy these meals as much as we do!