Hi! I’m Gail: the “Honey” in “Good Noms, Honey!,” a freelance digital marketing manager, mom to a brilliant 4-year-old boy, a lover of cooking, and now a food blogger. Originally from the US, my family and I now live in the beautiful Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada.
Paleo, Whole30 & Low FODMAP Recipes
I started eating a mostly Paleo “diet” (it’s more of a lifestyle than a diet, in my opinion) due to some health issues I was experiencing after having my son. What introduced me to the Paleo way of eating is The Whole30, a program in which you eat only whole, unprocessed foods for 30 days. This means excluding grains, dairy, legumes, refined sugar, and alcohol from your diet and then gradually reintroducing each of these back into your diet, one-by-one, to see how they affect your body.
Completing this program changed my life. Eating this way alleviated many of the symptoms I was having and made me feel the healthiest I’ve ever felt. I eventually started eliminating foods high in FODMAPs from my diet and felt even healthier. This blog features my favourite Paleo, Whole30 and low FODMAP recipes and tips on how to make this way of eating easier and more sustainable long-term.
What does “Good Noms, Honey!” mean?
“Good Noms, Honey!” is what my husband, Jeff, says after I’ve cooked something particularly yummy. I’ve named this blog “Good Noms, Honey!” as a symbol of the support I have received from my family, Jeff in particular, in dealing with my health issues. I can’t even fathom how hard it would have been without his support along the way, from taking care of Ethan when the pain got too great to doing mountains of dishes that cooking whole, unprocessed foods can often generate (so many dishes…). He is my official taste-tester and has no problem telling me how he really feels about my food. More importantly, he is the one who has consistently supported me in pursuing my dream of authoring a food blog. Without his support, this blog would most likely not exist.