Hi! I’m Erica. Comfy Belly is a place for me to track and share my recipes. I’m a kitchen chemist, writer, a bit of a geek, and a lover of animals, vegetables, a good piece of chocolate and a good story.
I create recipes that are great for lifestyles that are:
- food allergies
- food intolerances
- inflammatory conditions
- healthy, clean eating
I use simple ingredients, staying as close to the earth as possible. One of my sons was diagnosed with Crohn’s in 2005, and many of the recipes here have been used to help him heal.
Some of my recipes are a work-in-progress, but I love sharing them, and I also love feedback. I test my recipes (some more than others) and sometimes I don’t anticipate varying environmental factors that can affect a recipe, such as oven performance, humidity, uncooperative ingredients, and elevation differences. Feel free to leave a comment, or ask a question.
Whether you are feeding yourself, your family, or friend, it signifies the importance of health, comfort, and love. Food is our connection to all living things on earth and to each other. Take part in caring for the earth, for each other, and love your body and mind with all you have.
Eat well, be well.
Even though I’ve been living in the Seattle burbs for many years, I’m a city kid are heart. I grew up in New York City and like most city kids I quickly learned how to navigate by way of subway, bus, foot, and taxi (occasionally).
I graduated from the Bronx High School of Science, which is not far from my childhood home in the Bronx. I have an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Binghamton University and a graduate degree in math and science education from Columbia University. I taught chemistry for a few years and then realized that I needed more money to keep my little studio in the city, so I made my way into the technology industry.
I’ve worked on all kinds of computer software and the last several years I’ve focused on user interface design, which is designing software and hardware that is easy to use. My last big tech job was working on a new interface for the Windows Phone. I currently live in the Seattle area with my husband, two sons, and one furry boy.
Please note that I’m offering up recipes and anecdotes from my personal experience, which I hope you find helpful. I’m not offering health care, and I’m not qualified to do so. If you are considering a dietary, exercise, or other lifestyle change, it’s a good idea to check in with a doctor or other health professional for support.