food to glow

feel good food that's good for you

Welcome to Food to Glow!
I’m Kellie, and this is my personal slice of the Internet where I share original, colourful, globally-inspired recipes using whole, natural ingredients. And occasionally, because I am a cancer health educator (and a bit of a food nerd), I can’t help slipping in a side order of juicy nutrition facts and thoughts. But mostly I am light on the heavy stuff and more about letting the food and recipes speak for themselves: Feel good food that’s (accidentally) good for you. 

What you’ll find here: healthy, plant-heavy recipes with an occasional decadent twist. And a few fishy things sneaked in too. As well as a health educator, food writer and recipe developer, I am also a frustrated “writer writer”, so you will most likely need to wade through some ‘humorous’ anecdotes, or a soapbox-style rant about a misleading, health-related headline before you get to the recipe. But Food to Glow is mainly recipe chat and amateurish photos of what I’m cooking for family, friends and work.

What you won’t find here: super-niche ingredients (although I do love pomegranate molasses), recipes involving boxed cake mix or tinned soup, fancy or overly fiddly stuff. No offence if you like verjuice, green bean casserole or caviar-stuffed quail’s eggs but you probably won’t find those here (never say never though). On the occasion that I do include a more esoteric ingredient (er, yuzu) I try very hard to offer an alternative. In fact, with most of my recipes I give alternatives for different diets, kitchen equipment and tastes. I am not at all precious about my recipes, and I love it when someone tells me they have made one of my recipes their own. And I about do a cartwheel if they post a pic of their new creation on Instagram.

Who am I ? (semi-short version): I’m a food-obsessed Floridian living in the beautiful city of Edinburgh, Scotland for more years than I care to admit (okay, as of 2018 we are at about 30 years). I am blessed with a gorgeous family who willingly eat almost everything that I make, although they aren’t too keen on starving as I faff with my camera and moan about the light (our northerly latitude is a pet hate). Growing up I loved eating Cuban and Florida-style foods – plenty of grouper sandwiches, hushpuppies and my mother’s piccadillo.  My earliest food memory is of a slightly crispy grilled cheese sandwich with a side of dill pickles. Mmm. Today I still love these types of foods, but have expanded my repertoire a bit: that grilled cheese will definitely have kimchi inside. You’re more likely now to find me hovering over a steaming bowl of roasted butternut squash soup, possibly owing to the massive temperature difference…

Who am I? (TMI version): Unsurprisingly, I love food – reading about it, shopping for it, cooking and eating it (cleaning up after it – meh). Food is a big part of my life. I’m lucky enough to work with food too, as a health educationist and nutrition adviser with the estimable Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres. Shorthanded as Maggies, the 20 centres (and growing) are charitably run havens of exquisite architectural beauty and tranquillity that provide information, psychological support and practical help to patients and their families. All are sited alongside major cancer treatment centres, mainly here in the UK but also around the world (I have been lucky enough to work with the Tokyo Maggie’s Centre!). Over the past 16 years I have been privileged in providing nutrition workshops, weight management sessions, specialist dietary advice and individual sessions for those needing a bit of help with their digestion, energy and immunity during cancer treatment and recovery. I also see people who, although their cancer is not curable, want to live life to the full. I know it sounds cliche but working in this environment is incredibly inspiring and humbling. Hand on heart, I learn something new at each session.

The people I see at the Maggie’s Centre – and importantly, the people I can’t see because of distance – are the reason I started Food To Glow.

(Another reason is more personal. I have an auto-immune disorder, and changing my diet some 25 years ago has kept me off of the medication that doctors said I would need to be well. Stuff that.)

As part of my courses I put together nutritious and – I hope – tasty, mainly vegan lunches and suppers bringing to life many of the things that we talk about in the sessions. In discussions emphasis is on plant foods for their taste and potential cancer-fighting  and life-enhancing properties, but I embrace the occasional fishier, meatier options, too. Just not in vast quantities. Or coated in artery-clogging sauces. 🙂

Just so we’re clear, I am not a vegetarian and this isn’t a veggie blog as such. Healthy, plant-focused omnivore with an occasional decadent twist is the aim. However, you will mainly find vegan and vegetarian recipes, with plenty of naturally gluten-free offerings, too. I am big on offering choice, with most recipes having a suggested vegan option. And, although I love many of the dishes of my homeland and adopted country Scotland, traditional UK and US amounts of animal protein, sugar and added fat are not welcome at my table – unless by special invitation and cut very, very small. 😉

As a mission statement, food to glow strives to post the yummiest, most enticing plant-based recipes this side of a fairly decent cafe in a small town with no real competition. Nothing like aiming high! Fish, dairy and sweet things have a look in but it’s really about the plants – their colours, tastes and versatility. Most recipes are original (or at least I haven’t come across them), while the rest are healthy (-ier) riffs on old favourites or tweaks on cookbook, magazine and Internet finds. Although not considered humane I do test out all recipes on my long-suffering (but very healthy) family and friends. Tempeh has not been a huge hit, but I’m working on it…

What I Like:

Ingredients – Kale (a bit of a long-time obsession really, so I grow 3 varieties year-round); flower sprouts (my new kale!) beetroot and sweet potatoes; whole grains (and quinoa, although of course it is a seed) and all nuts and seeds except hazelnuts (ugh); cherries, pomegranates, passion fruit, lemons, figs, pears, vine-ripe tomatoes and all Scottish berries; Scottish smoked salmon; za’atar, dukkah, best evvo, pomegranate syrup, freshly baked sourdough bread, and homemade fermented foods like water kefir, tepache, kimchi and sauerkraut. Oh, and the occasional (small) bag of salt and black pepper crisps!

Dishes – slurpy, spicy curries and laksas; avocado on toast with cherry tomatoes and dukkah; awesome ‘meal’ salads; Sunday lunch that lasts all day; breakfast! I am big on breakfast. You don’t want to know me if I haven’t had breakfast.

Cuisines:  North African, Southeast Asian and Middle Eastern – with Scottish ingredients 😀

My favourite kitchen gadget is my husband. My favourite thing to cook is birthday cake, for my daughter. Although she is now at St Andrews University and no longer on-hand to be chief taste tester, my Rachel is always who I have in mind when I create something that I hope is especially special. Her birth and my changing health status were the catalyst for one of the biggest and most positive changes in my life.

I really hope you enjoy your peruse through Food to Glow. Let me know your (politely expressed) thoughts. Thank you!

CONTACT ME: for my-eyes-only questions, comments and suggestions, please email me at kellieATkelliesfoodtoglowDOTcom  (sorry about this silly format but it allegedly deters spambots). Use the normal “@” and “.” punctuation when mailing.

Disclaimer: All posts and information provided within this blog is for informational and educational purposes only, and is not to be construed as medical advice or instruction. No action should be taken solely on the contents of this website. Please consult your doctor or a qualified health professional on any matters regarding your health and well being, or on any opinions expressed within this website. The advice of your doctor/health professional supersedes that of this website. The information provided in foodtoglow is believed to be accurate based on the best judgment of the author. However, you as the reader must be responsible for consulting with your own health professional on matters raised within. I , the author of foodtoglow, will not accept responsibility for the actions or consequent results of any action taken by any reader. Unless, of course the advice makes you feel great or learn to love vegetables!

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187 thoughts on “About

  1. You had me at “pomegranate molasses”. Glad to subscribe!

    1. I fellow pomegranate molasses fiend – excellent! I’ll have to do a post with it soon. Thanks so much for subscribing.

  2. Anne Rudacille Schmidt says:

    Hi, Kellie! It is great to “see” you! I love cooking, too, so I look forward to spending some time with your blog!

    1. Thanks Anne, great to hear from you! I spoke to your Mom and Dad at Christmas and they told me that you are really into your cooking. I really hope you enjoy reading my blog. Let me know if there’s anything you think I should be cooking and writing about and I’ll do my best to oblige. Hope to hear if you have tried any of my recipes!

  3. Dee says:

    Hi Kelli!

    Looking forward to keeping up with your blog. I, too am a certified “foodie”. I love making healthy meals for my family and can only hope my 11 year old daughter will eat it. Living in Texas, I miss the Cuban influences in our cuisine. What i would give for a Cuban sandwich and garbanzo bean soup from the Cuban Sandwich Shop in Brandon!

    Tell Andrew hello and I look forward to keeping in touch!


    1. It is great to hear from you! I’m sure Emily eats very well in your house. You will have to try and replicate a Cuban sandwich for her though. Is there a Texan equivalent? I hope you enjoy the recipes and ‘chat’ that goes with them. Let me know if you try anything and if there is anything you think I should cook/write about.

  4. Sam Currie says:

    I love love love your food, great blog, will have to get cracking on some of these scrummy recipes, hope to see you soon xx

    1. Thanks sweetie! I’m just starting on twitter too (late adopter) re the blog so come see me there too. Let me know about 12/19? Please give some techie feedback at some point.

  5. moominkat says:

    Hi Kelli, I was at the nutrition session yesterday @ Maggies. Thanks for the lunch, which was delicious. I hope I wasn’t too greedy. I was, wasn’t I?
    I have a question: we were talking about yoghurt being a no-no but when I got home I suddenly thought of silken tofu, say in dressings or puddings – is this safe? And if so, can you suggest any recipes as I haven’t the first clue how to work with it.

    1. Thanks! And no you weren’t greedy. I love it when people honour me by taking seconds. Silken tofu is fine and can be used as a straight swop with dairy in dressings, to enrich soups (blend in after boiling but still hot), in smoothies to boost protein. BUT if you are ER+ I wouldn’t go this route in a big way. Instead of yogurt, fine, but not as a protein option. Didn’t get your ‘backstory’ yesterday (we were laughing too much!) but will talk about it in two weeks with you. Thanks for finding me here! Click on the links at the top of the homepage for cancer info. I’m writing up a recipe today so if you subscribe it will pop into your inbox. ☺

  6. Thanks for visiting my blog so that I could find yours! I was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 years ago, have been through all the nasty treatment and come out the other side. I owe my speedy recovery and better than ever health to a vegetarian, mainly vegan diet. I also gave up all sugars including fruit during my treatment, which was hard! So I am totally with you on the importance of diet. I just wish the doctors here would put more emphasis on it!!

    1. No, thank you! You’ve got a lovely blog – very inspiring! Been working lots & on holiday so a bit slow in adding to my cancer pages, but hope to be adding more very soon. Today’s courgette cake post was a wee treat esp for those who need to keep weight on, but it’s usually vegan and vegetarian, so hopefully you will return soon. I firmly believe that although no diet can prevent cancer a healthy one can sure help with getting through treatment and beyond. It sounds like you are doing very well and a great advert for a plant-centred diet.

  7. moominkat says:

    Hi Kellie, you probably won’t remember me from amongst all the women you see at your Maggie’s Centre cancer nutrition sessions. I have a question and as I can’t seem to find any useful, helpful or definitive information on the internet – and what there is is written in medical jargon and seems to me to be contradictory, plus only ever talks about breast cancer whereas I have ovarian cancer – I thought maybe you have some suggestions as to where I can go to find out what I need to know. My question is: my oncologist has advised that my cancer is ‘very strongly’ oestrogen receptive, so I must avoid all products containing oestrogen, i.e HRT. However they say nothing about diet and I am struggling to find out how this affects my diet i.e do I now have to eliminate all soya products, soy sauce, miso, sweet potatoes, chickpeas, fennel teas, flaxseeds and whatever other foods I don’t know about from my food intake? The information I have found seems to say both yes and no and I am lost. Do you have any ideas where I can find out this information – given in laymans terms. None of the cancer websites seem to have anything on this topic. Many thanks in advance!

    1. Sorry for the delay – I haven’t checked in for awhile. I just wrote out an answer but I think it was too long for this space/function, so it disappeared! A full answer it was too. I am afraid if I write it again it will disappear so can you contact me on (if that isn’t my address try plain old kellie) and we can have a go with email, or you can mail your phone number and we can have a chat. Hope this sounds good to you. Frustrated that my three big paragraphs disappeared!

  8. Jeanette says:

    Hi Kellie,
    Your Aunt Ruth was so honored to have you mention her and the applecake on your blog. She mentioned it to all of the ladies at her Church. If you will be in Florida within the next couple of months, we would love to have you visit us in Naples. Hello Ms. R and Mr. A.

    1. I hope the mention encourages her to get on the Internet herself – you are never too old to learn. She would get so much from it. And as for the cake, tell her it got a lot of interest and nice comments. Thanks for commenting, Jeanette. Hope you and my lovely cousin are doing well and looking forward to spring 😀

  9. schmeckts77 says:

    I just discovered your blog and had to stop laughing when I read what you won´t include here. That´s terrific and soooo hard to find! I was browsing food blogs for the last 2 months, since I started my own family-compatible food blog and am always looking for simple tasty dishes that WON´T take two hours to cook or an extremely long shopping tour with a for-year-old at my side, browsing the supermarket for the 3 absolutely KEY ingredients that you won´t find in any shop but…. etc….. browsing the aisle for that absolutely necessary african spicy mixture that….
    No. Cooking for me is about the recipes like the ones that you post, and I absolutely like your vegan “extra” versions. Thats a real nice touch, having in mind the lamentations of my colleagues that its soooo difficult to find vegan websites….
    So, that´s it, I just wanted to say Thanks and: I feel free to include you in my blogroll! Greetings from Berlin: Maria
    P.D: And I included various of your recipes in my to-do-list (maybe you want to try my Bolivian based empanadas? I was thinking of them when I saw your Curry spiced ones), but that has to wait until I am finished with cooking everything of my new curry recipes.

    1. Nice to meet you Maria 😀 Impressed you got around to reading the About bit but I must update it soon! I do try and make things as easy as possible, with a cancer-prevention and during-treatment focus, but also with families in mind too. So glad you like what you see. Your comment, and others like it, may convince me that I’m not just talking to myself here and that there are many of us who want to eat well but don’t want to spend our days searching for ‘essential’ ingredients and cooking them in an excruciatingly precise way. Live is for living, so let’s get on with it! Will check out your empanadas soon. Tell your vegan friends that although this is not a vegan site, I am certainly more than vegan-friendly and would love to share my recipes with them too. Thanks for commenting, Maria.

  10. schmeckts77 says:

    Hey Kelly,
    mmmh, to say the truth the “about”-stuff is mostly the first section I read in a blog – just to know with whom I am dealing…. and you leran a lot about the people behind the postings.
    And I am ashamed to see that I didn´t post the recipe of the empanadas yet – So, I just email them to you if you like, or cook them one of these days and them get them on the blog.
    Essentially, I think that most people would like to cook but don´t know how amazingly easy this can be when you see these TV cooking shows and read these overly ambitious blogs about cooking and one may end up thinking: how am I do any of these recipes on my own? So you prefer to buy the pre-done things and just heat it up.
    It´s time for more blogs to show the homemade cooking thats so easy to make and so tasty. Much more tastier than any tinned soup or the like (although I have to admit that there is a certain Pizza at the supermarket that tempts me from time to time…. and wins by ending up in the oven).
    So, I am really looking forward to read more here and will certainly be visiting the recipes that have already been posted by you!
    Greetings from cold Berlin: Maria

  11. What a delectable blogsite!! Yum!
    I am writing a series on Mindfulness in Everyday Life(whithout having to retreat to a monastery in Thailand, ;-)). The first spotlight is on Mindful Eating. Clearly food is also on mind.I can now come here for some “what” to eat.

    You are on my blogroll now. Do visit when you get the chance…..

    1. Thank you for your comments. I do try and follow general mindfulness in my daily life & I talk about the principles of it in my cancer and nutrition workshops. Most find it empowering & nurturing. But it does take practise! I will check you out 😀

  12. Steph says:

    I’m a Cuban living in Texas, and I can’t get a good Cuban sandwich anywhere! Looking forward to reading more of your blog!

    1. See what you make of my tofu piccadillo! Good luck on your Cuban sandwich quest (I talk about them in that post).

  13. kathrinjapan says:

    Photographs are spectacular. Can’t wait to try some of your recipes. Glad I found you. Since I have been in Japan, I have discovered new inspiration for cooking beautiful and healthy food.
    Keep blogging!

    1. Thanks for the kind comments, Kathrin! I hope I don’t disappoint. YOu will definitely find healthy inspiration in Japan. I’m jealous of all of the great ingredients you are able to use. Hope to hear from you again soon.

  14. Kailash says:

    Hi Kellie,
    I’ve browsed through your blog and am looking forward to trying out some of these recipes! Please do keep it up. 🙂

    1. Thank you for stopping by. Let me know if you make anything and how it was for you. I really appreciate you taking the time to comment.

  15. grillqueen says:

    Hi Kellie! I stumbled upon your blog and I must say that it is AMAZING! I’m a newbie here and I’m looking forward to have friends and inspirations 🙂 Your photos look amazing! I wish I can do as good as you soon.

    The best of luck!

    1. Thanks for such a glowing comment *blushing*. It was/is a steep learning curve for me tech-wise and photo-wise but quite fun to do. And good luck with your new blog. I will come over later and have a wander round. 😀

  16. Only just found your blog after years of reading healthy living/food blogs- what an amazing and delicious resource! All the more exciting for me because aside from the recipes looking like the exact foods I enjoy/eat, it’s the first blog I’ve seen from Edinburgj (also livig here, originally fromMA, USA!) Nice to ‘meet’ you!

    1. Nice to meet you too Ellie! I’ve just come back from visiting family in Florida & I’m very pleased that it’s sunny & springlike. Hope you are loving your new home as much as I love it. Thanks so much for your fantastic comment.

  17. Desi Chick says:

    Kellie, I have really enjoyed your great food and lovely blog. I’m nominating you for the Kreativ Blogger award. ~ Tahmina

    1. Thank you so much Tahmina. Good incentive to keep plugging away!

  18. luv4wickless says:

    I just wanted to let you know that i enjoy your blog so much that I have nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog Award”! Go to: for details. :] Congrats, you deserve it! – Melanie

    1. Thanks ever so much Melanie. Makes me feel that I’m doing something right! I am glad you appreciate the recipes 😀

      1. luv4wickless says:

        I do very much! So many that I have to try sometime (even though I am not that great of a cook) =/ and you are so welcome! You deserve it!

  19. luv4wickless says:

    Love your Blog! :]

  20. Hi Kellie,

    I love your blog, and have really enjoyed the recipes. Due to this, I am nominating you for The Versatile Blogger Award!


    1. That’s so kind of you, Drea. Great to know I’m not talking to myself! I love writing & I’m glad you are enjoying foodtoglow enough to nominate me 😀

  21. Sounds like a fulfilling life of good work! Glad I found your blog today. Funny, I have never thought of my hubby (who hails from Orlando) as a kitchen gadget, but he actually is one! LOL! Look forward to reading more.

    1. Oh, he gets called other things, believe me! And yeah, my job is pretty fab. I am a very lucky person in more ways than one. Thanks for finding me and commenting. Have a great weekend.

  22. I’m so glad to have found your blog! I love that you’re doing healthy food that’s not strictly vegetarian (I’ve cut back on how much meat I eat but I could never give it up completely!). All the blog posts I’ve read through feature mouth watering recipes and gorgeous photos. I can’t wait to start trying them out!

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. Your words are so kind. I will try to live up to them for you.

  23. Thanks for dropping by my blog, which let me to your lovely space. Love your blog title FoodToGlow.. yes indeed. now off to view your beautiful recipes

    1. Thanks Shannon. I’ve just subscribed to your blog today after seeing it as a recommend that popped up from BlogHer and having a look. Love your eclectic recipes. I feel we may be kindred spirits 😀 I will be noodling around in your archives for all of your spicy recipes!

  24. at350degrees says:

    I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Award! Congrats!

    1. Thank you! I’m a huge fan of historical fiction too (as well as history). But I am jealous of your neighbourhood Trader Joe’s. No such shop here but I’ve heard so much about it.

  25. coastalcrone says:

    Love your blog! Will enjoy following and checking out your recipes. I found you via Lori of the hippie heart.

    1. Thank you! Thanks for finding me & I hope you enjoy my posts. I’m away from home for a bit longer – only just got momentary wifi – so have a look at some past posts to see if you like anything.

  26. Shannon says:

    I hope you don’t mind, I added you to a blog-and-link roll at my budding blog, Greens for Good. Your recipes are outstanding!

    1. Gosh no! I am thrilled that you like my recipes. Link away! And have fun cooking and writing. I’ll stop by and say hi soon (cooking right now 😉

  27. vinicooksveg says:

    You have amazing collection of recipes! and pictures are so good! Loved your blog.Would love to read your future posts! thanks.

    1. Thank you so much Vini. And thank you for subscribing too. I hope you enjoy what you read. Let me know if you make anything. I so appreciate feedback 😀

  28. lemoncake says:

    A healthy food blog! Yay! Looking forward to having a good look through 🙂

    1. Thanks Miss Lemoncake. I’m pleased you read the About and approve, as I always worry that I sound really boring and school-marmish. And it seems like you’ve trawled amongst the depths of my rather shabbily put together Index. Brave you! 😀

      1. lemoncake says:

        No need to worry. Your about me section gives a nice insight into you. I love what you do for a living, and with cancer so common these days – I look to your blog for more health tips. Although I do bake alot, my personal diet is very healthy – fruits and veg a-plenty. My other half is vegetarian also so I’m always looking for new recipe ideas for him 🙂

  29. vinicooksveg says:

    Hi Kellie , I enjoy your blog and so I want to present you ‘The Sunshine blog’ Award. Please do visit following link for further details
    Thank you.

  30. Hi ! I love your blog and I have nominated you for The One Lovely Blog Award / The Very Inspiring Blogger Award!
    it’s ok whether you choose to join in or not; just wanna thank you for the great blog that you put up. ^^ I’m totally enjoying it

    1. Thanks SO much Vina. I am very honoured, and congratulations on your own award. I will drop by you later in the day (just about to make TONS of food for 2 nutrition workshops) and leave a comment to say thank you there too, and see whose company I am in. Cheers!

  31. Hi there!
    I have nominated you/your inspirational blog, for the Liebster Award!
    Please look at the link below to get the rules, etc of this award and I hope you have a great holiday season!

    1. Thank you so much, that’s so kind of you. I will go over to your blog very soon and see your post, as well as check out my fellow nominees. Wishing you a great festive season.

  32. Ryan says:

    Hey Kellie. Your pictures are beautiful. And I should not be looking at them so close to lunch. So thanks for that!

    I nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award if you’re interesting in participating. Info, rules and my own entry from my nomination are here:

    1. Thanks so much Ryan. I am flattered you think well of my blog.

  33. Hi Kellie – absolutely love your blog! Can’t wait to read more 🙂

  34. Nour El-Zibdeh, RD says:

    Nice to meet you! FYI–pomegranate molasses is easy to use and not as fancy as the name makes it sound 🙂 I don’t make it from scratch though. I buy it in a bottle form Middle Eastern stores and use in some recipes

    1. I love using pomegrnate molasses too, and always buy it rather than making it (not patient enough to reduce, reduce). I have it in a few of my blog recipes but I use it a lot in my cooking that doesn’t make it on the blog too as I don’t tend to write about meat (everyone expects vegan from me). I make muhamarra for my nutrition groups so I go through my bottles rather quickly, but I also like it in other dips, marinades and I even put it in lentil soup yesterday as it is a good balancer. Thanks for stopping by.

  35. followmine says:

    Hi Kelly,
    I’m so happy to found your blog! Specially, I’m so bad at cooking. Lol
    I will try your recipe to surprise my lovely man tonight!
    Can’t wait to try them all 🙂

  36. Sophie33 says:

    Nice to meet you! I just found your blog & it is a lovely one! Many greetings from a foodie from Belgium! 🙂

    1. Hello from across the North Sea! Thanks for your kind comments on the cheddar and black pepper muffins and the cauliflower gratin. I hope you try a recipe or two!

  37. laurasmess says:

    Hello beautiful Kellie. So glad that I’ve managed to find your blog, all the way from Australia. Your recipes, photos and philosophy are gorgeous – nourishment for the mind, creative spirit and heart! I work with Alzheimers patients as a day job. I try to nourish them with care, cups of tea, sandwiches and words. So glad that you get to tangibly contribute to the health and quality of life of your cancer patients on a daily basis. My mother went through cancer two years ago and I was confronted with the reality of how difficult it is to remain healthy whilst on chemotherapy. You’re providing an amazing service. Anyway, can’t wait to read more of your nutritious and delicious recipe posts. It’s nice to meet people with the same passion through the blogsphere 🙂

    1. Gosh that is so kind of you. Your work with Alzheimers patients sounds very fulfilling too. Almost everyone seems to have some experience of a loved one with one of these types of diseases and knows how hard it sometimes is to ‘get through’ and to cope. It is so wearing on the family. Thank goodness for people like you to provide care and loving attention.

  38. chandanimane says:

    I have nominated your blog for the Best Moment Award.
    More about this nomination is at

    1. Thank you so very much. It is so kind of you to nominate me. I haven’t heard of this award before. I will go and check it out soon 😀

  39. What a lovely site you have here! I’m so glad I found you through WordPress and I am excited to learn from you. Definitely going to follow along!

    1. Thank you so much Lori Leigh. It is good to be found!

  40. Hi Kellie! You have such a lovely site! Your pictures are wonderful and your recipes are amazing; I can’t wait to try a few.

    1. Thanks so much. I love feedback on recipes, so let me know if you make any and how it turned out for you.

  41. homedevotee says:

    Hi Kellie! This is my first time to your blog and all the food looks amazing! I don’t know where to start…I look forward to spending a lot of time trying to re-create these dishes!

    1. Thanks so much for finding me – and taking the time to comment. Let me know if you make anything from food to glow 🙂

  42. Hi Kellie, just found your blog and can’t wait to check out your beautiful recipes! I blog about healthy eating recipes too and love the food for healthy connection and spreading the word about it!

    1. Thank you so much for leaving such a kind comment. We are a growing legion- it’s not just baking blogs anymore!

  43. Jayne says:

    I’m so happy to have found your blog, I love it and look forward to delving in!

    1. My favourite comment today! You are very welcome to stop by and leave such encouraging words whenever you feel so moved. Have a great weekend.

  44. bakeaffairs says:

    I love your blog; it’s very inspiring and I am still going through your recipes…. I’m glad to found you 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for finding me. And taking time to leave me such a nice comment 🙂

  45. michele says:

    i see you love middle eastern and far east foods. me too! i am also a florida girl…
    i have also been to cambodia and vietnam and would suggest turkey or morocco for your palate.
    i am off to search your blog, happy day!

    1. Thanks! I’ve been to Turkey and hope to go to Morocco within the year. Love all the food but not so keen on heat these days 🙂

  46. priyasheth16 says:

    I really love your blog, great recipes and tips!

  47. lmarieallen says:

    Great stuff, Kellie! I am a chiropractor and a breast cancer patient, so I’m always looking for nutritious recipes. I’m from Miami, so I feel the love for hot pressed Cubans and cafe con leche. I can’t believe you mentioned Anna Maria! We vacation there all the time and absolutely love it. Small world.

    1. Thanks for stopping by. I hope your treatment is going as well as it can be. Please have a look around the Recipe Index as I think I have lots that might interest you foodwise. Yes, Anna Maria is fabulous. In addition to all the fish places we love Poppo’s mexican. It is so fresh and healthy

  48. Prateeksha says:

    Hi Kellie, greetings from India, it was fabulous to see your blog, all recipes are unique and one can hardly wait to try them out. I am going to try the puffed rice sweet and cornmeal vegetables soon. TC thanks for sharing…

    1. Thanks so much. I hope you like them. And thanks for taking the time to comment.

  49. ciao! luvFAB blog.

  50. Sonia says:

    Just discovered your wonderful site. I’ve only looked at a handful of recipes and am hooked! You also come across as a lovely person – warm hearted, kind etc 🙂

    1. Gosh, thank you so much. Your comment has made my day. And it’s been a pretty good day, so that’s saying something.Let me know if you try any of the recipes. And be sure to check out the folks on my blog roll. They are all fab 😀

  51. kandee2013 says:

    GREAT Blog !!! Looking forward to seeing more from you !! Stay hungry !!

  52. kandee2013 says:

    Incidentally … my wife’s name is … Kelly Anderson !!! 🙂

    1. Well, she obviously is a wonderful person! Tell her I said hello, from an ‘ie’ Kellie 😀

      1. kandee2013 says:

        Yes … I think she is too!! I’ll tell her you said “HI” 🙂

      2. Aww, run and tell her that right now! (that she is a wonderful person!)

  53. Hi Kellie! I nominated you for the Shine On award. Just a little recognition for your great & inspiring blog! You can see details at: Congrats! -Laura

  54. Hi There
    I have just had a quick look at some of your recipes and your blog in general and I cant wait to read more. I am also not a veggo but have lots of veg recipes and am very interested in the health properties of foods and nutritional medicine etc. I think your about section is great – gives a good insight into you and why you are doing what you are doing and your ‘voice’ on the blog is great too. Your pics are GORGEOUS – do you take them yourself? Cant wait to look through more of your recipes and try them out myself. x

    1. Thank you so much for your extremely kind comment. Yes, I take the photos myself. Look at some of the earlier posts and you will see a bit of a difference, but I still don’t know what I’m doing! Good luck with your blog. I’ll go and have a look 😀

  55. meryoungson says:

    Hi Kellie! Just stopping by your blog for the first time. Utterly in love with your photography, and your inspired/colourful/healthful recipes. The mantra ‘Food To Glow’ is perfectly fitting of your story and your unique creations!

  56. chelseaeva says:

    What a beautiful and inspiring blog you have created! Your photographs are so crisp and colorful – and the recipes sound really wonderful. Great blog title too!


  57. elamb says:

    I love your blog and I am passing along the Blog of the Year 2013 Award to you. As usual, participation is optional. If interested, please visit this link:

  58. Love your blog! I’m so glad I found you! 🙂

  59. Congratulations! I’ve nominated your blog for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. You can find more information here:

  60. chowido says:

    I love following your blog and just nominated you for a sunshine award. To accept stop by If you aren’t interested, that’s OK, just ignore.

  61. petra08 says:


    I have nominated you for the following awards, The Liebster Award, Very Inspiring Blog Award, Best Moment Award, Sunshine Award & Versatile Blogger Award as I always find your blog a great read and inspiring!

  62. Tammi says:

    I’m so glad I found your blog and I love what you write, your pictures are incredible, and your recipes are making me hungry! I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. If you would like to accept it and haven’t already been nominated, you can do that here: I know sometimes these nominations can be time consuming, but I love your posts even if you don’t accept it 🙂 Happy to subscribe!! Tammi

  63. TwoGrand says:

    Dig the blog, and dig your philosophy on food and cooking, Kelli. We have a good amount in common there. Sounds like TwoGrand could be a useful tool for you to use with the people you advise at Maggie’s.

    I’m subscribed, and I look forward to your future posts!

    CEO & Co-founder, TwoGrand

  64. melissa says:

    Hi Kellie, what a wonderful blog you have! I just wanted to say thank you for liking Foodbod’s write up about me at my blog the glen house today. Come back and visit me any time! xx

  65. stacilys says:

    Hey there Kellie, what a great blog. Looking forward to checking out your recipes and receiving future posts.

  66. Hi Kellie. I’m a fan who has just nominated you for a Liebster Award. If you’re interested in finding out more about your nomination, please feel free to check out the following post on my blog: Congratulations and keep up the great work! – Elke

    1. Thank you so, so much, Elke. It is very kind of you to think of me in your nomination list. Congratulations yourself. 🙂 I will definitely head over to see your blog soon and leave a comment.

  67. Jen says:

    So excited to check out your Middle Eastern &
    North Africian recipes!

  68. Sophia says:

    I love the look/sound of all your recipes and it’s such a great idea to make them easily available to vegans and veggies too. Just a quick question, why don’t you like hazelnuts?!

    1. Thanks Sophia. I hope you have an explore around my rather rambling Index. Regarding hazelnuts, I get a bit itchy with them but I also just really don’t like the texture and taste!

  69. I enjoy seeing another blog that isn’t completely vegetarian, although I mostly blog that too. You have a great site.

  70. Julie says:

    I found you over at Eat Your Heart Out, and had to check out your blog. My very best friend is a oncology social worker, and her main goal is to educate people (especially the rural population) on what to eat and how to prevent cancer. She does workshops and educational shows in an attempt to help eradicate the disease that has taken her dad, her uncle and her first husband (she was widowed at the age of 33). I’m now
    following you on Google +, so hoping to see more posts from you. Good to meet you!

    1. Nice to meet you too. It’s good to hear about your friend’s work. I’m not an active G+ er – more of a Twitter/Instagram girl. My posts go on G+ as Public rather than to particular circles or people. I haven’t really got to grips with it, tbh! Best way to to know about the posts is to follow on Twitter, Bloglovin, RSS or as an email subscriber. No worries if none of these appeal. Happy to hear from you, Julie. 🙂

      1. Julie says:

        Oh, no problem! I’ll follow you on Twitter. I’m not the greatest at Google+, but since Facebook is being so stupid, I’m trying other avenues!

  71. Thanks for stopping by my blog, which means that I have found yours! I look forward to reading more of your fascinating and inspiring blog – it looks just my sort. I’m originally from Scotland but haven’t visted for ages. You make me want to visit again. 🙂

    1. And I feel the same about you and your blog! I see from your About that you are prone to rants. Snap! I think I have them under control these days, but as a generally quite shy person (really!) it’s good to get some of these things off one’s chest occasionally. Righteous indignation on a food theme is a speciality 😉 I look forward to your rants and raves, as well as healthy French recipes. Thanks for the follow, too.

      1. I specialise too in rants about the unjustified prescription of pharmaceuticals which inevitably end up doing more harm than good. That one REALLY gets me going big time! 😀

      2. I’ve done a bit of a side rant on that. Here’s the latest: . And then there is this one about our reaction to studies concluding that more is better when it comes to plant food: Can I have links to your rants?

  72. HotDish says:

    Hi Kellie! I am nominating you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award because I love your blog. If you’re interested in participating, please visit this post!

    1. Thanks so much 🙂 I’ve been over and left a comment. Seems we both are a bit shy and have a savoury tooth!

  73. savannabel says:

    I felt a sincere connection to your blog as soon as I started reading it. It’s inspiring and beautiful, which is why I nominated you for A Lovely Bog Award. Thank you. All the best, Annabel

    1. That’s very kind of you, Annabel. Thanks so much! I enjoy writing the posts and am always glad when anyone reads them and seems to like them.

  74. backyardowl says:

    HI Kellie! My guess is that you’ve been nominated before, but I wanted to let you know I’ve nominated you for a One Lovely Blog Award: You can check it out to see if you’d like to participate.

    Your recipes are wonderful, the photographs are beautiful, and I appreciate your thoughtful and interesting posts. Keep up the great work!

    All best,

  75. Hey 🙂
    Just to let you know I have mentioned Food to Glow in my favourite blogs list:
    You have a lovely blog I very much enjoy reading.

    1. Thanks so much Charlotte! I see that I am in really lovely company. An honour to be rad by you. 🙂

  76. Love your international flare (and obsession with kale)….would love to know how Scotland became your home :-).

  77. I hope you don’t mind, I love your blog and wanted to nominate you – please do not feel obligated to respond

  78. Hi Kellie- I stumbled across your blog and am excited to follow! I am not a vegetarian by any means, but I do love to incorporate vegetarian dishes into my diet a few times a week. Excited to try some of your recipes! If you like Bloody Marys, please feel free to check out some of my homemade recipes on (not sure if Bloodys are a big thing in Scotland!).



  79. charliew2015 says:

    Great introduction to what you do. I look forward to reading regularly. 🙂

    1. Thanks so much. I hope I don’t disappoint!

  80. tastetingle says:

    Hi Kellie!
    I can see you’ve already been nominated for various blog awards, but I love your blog too, so I couldn’t resist nominating you for the Liebster award. The link is here:
    Thank you for sharing your great recipes!
    Lauren x

    1. Thank you so much. As an ‘old-hand’ I feel a bit of a fraud participating as such, but I do very much appreciate being noticed and recognised by lovely people like yourself. And congratulations on your own award. I’ll go over and see your answers! to those questions!

      1. tastetingle says:

        Don’t worry, I completely understand 🙂 Thank you very much! Xx

  81. Lorna says:

    I officially love you.

    That is all!

    Actually it’s not…. OMG how amazing are you!?!?!

    Okay that is all now.

    Lorna | |

    1. Aw, thanks Lorna. I’ll take the love and the accolade and think of it when I get blog brain-freeze. 🙂

  82. Schnippelboy says:

    Tolle Rezewpte-Tolle Fotos. Danke.
    Schaue gern wieder vorbei und lass mich isspirieren
    Gruß Schnippelboy

  83. I love this blog! The pictures are amazing and I can’t wait to try some of your recipes! They look so healthy and appealing! I am a home cook who lived in Saudi Arabia for 16 years. I look forward to seeing more of your blog!

    1. Thanks so much for your very kind comment. Do let me know if you make anything from food to glow. 🙂

      1. Yes I will!

  84. Miranda says:

    Hi Kellie! I love how you’re helping people heal their bodies through wholesome, nutritious food. I nominated you for the Creative Blogger Award:

  85. I am so glad to have found this blog. I lost my mother and sister to cancer and diabetes, in addition to 5 brothers and 2 more sisters who died from either cancer, diabetes, heart disease, one brother from leukemia, one sister died as a toddler way before I was born, it was an illness that took her life, not sure what the illness was. And today, about me, I am hearing of more and more people with cancer and diabetes. I don’t believe I live in an area isolated with these diseases; I believe it is increasing throughout our country. So I find myself searching for answers, solutions, and uplifting encouragement to fight these diseases in nutrition, staying active, and wholesome natural supplements if needed. Thank you for bringing this site to all people who are looking for healthy solutions.

    1. Thank you for your most kind comment. Although the information here is mainly cancer-focused it still applies to all chronic diseases in that we encourage a plant-centred diet, being active and looking after yourself without getting too uptight about it and restricting oneself too much. Best wishes in your health journey 🙂

  86. I love your blog! I have nominated you for The Real Neat Blog Award.

  87. Jasmine S. says:

    “My favourite kitchen gadget is my husband.” – so sweet!

  88. Ro says:

    Love your mantra and blog title. Looking forward to seeing more posts!

  89. Dear Kellie, I have nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I love your blog, and I sincerely hope you accept the nomination. You can see the rules in my post Sunshine Blogger Award #2

    1. Thanks so very much for the nomination. It makes me feel like I”m doing something right! I will drop by you later in the day after work (I’m between classes right now) and leave a comment to say thank you there too, and see whose company I am in. Cheers!

      1. Thank you so much – you are doing something very well! Between classes? We are still on vacation, going back on the 22nd. Who makes you work during the summer?

      2. I work in cancer support helping people with cancer get through their treatment, so not traditional teaching. I work day and evenings. About 50 hours a week so not much time for anything else! Not had a summer vacation. Away for a week at the end of September when it’s nice and quiet 😉

      3. That’s a very special job, or, rather, mission! My best wishes to you for strength – physical, emotional, and any other kind you need.

  90. Dear Kellie, I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. I love your blog, and I sincerely hope you accept the nomination. However, you are not in any way obligated, and if you don’t have the time or inclination to participate, I understand and will not be offended. I see this nomination and award practice as a way to acknowledge some remarkable blogs, as well as direct readers’ interest to their work.
    You can see the rules in my post One Lovely Blog Award

    1. Thanks so very very much for the nomination, Dolly. I really appreciate the recognition and sharing involved. It is always very gratifying to think that what I do is noticed. 🙂

      1. Not only noticed, but also very much appreciated!

  91. Dear Kellie, I have nominated you for the Black Cat, Blue Sea Award. I love your blog, and I sincerely hope you accept the nomination. However, you are not in any way obligated, and if you don’t have the time or inclination to participate, I understand and will not be offended. I see this nomination and award practice as a way to acknowledge some remarkable blogs, as well as direct readers’ interest to their work.
    You can see the rules in my post

  92. hi – I’ve just discovered your blog and couldn’t believe my luck that you are based in Edinburgh! Hurrah for this gorgeous city… Looking forward to reading more. Best wishes, Jane

    1. Thank you, Jane! I hope you enjoy having a mosey around food to glow. 🙂

  93. Your posts make me laugh out loud. Love your writing and your recipes! Must try your eggs benny/ hollandaise “hack” soon!

  94. Hi! I just started blogging and I decided to search for other food bloggers and I came across your blog! I love love love it and will be trying out some of your recipes very soon! Much love!

  95. deliriarose says:

    I have just found this blog and it is lovely. Amazing pictures as well! Love from Spain!

    1. kellie anderson says:

      Thank you so much! I’m going to update the messy, time- lagged index today so I hope you can find your way around it meantime. Let me know if you have any questions or comments about anything you see here. All best, Kellie 😊

  96. I am very thankful Ms. Kellie for sharing your wonderful page and I will b back again soon to check more updates on your blog.

    1. kellie anderson says:

      Thank you for your very kind comment, Kelly. Let me know if you have any questions or comments about anything that you read or make 🙂

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