Oh Hi! I’m Moriah.
I’m a food and restaurant photographer, recipe developer, and dog mom with Celiac. I’m both a dog person and an elephant person, but I guess owning pet elephants doesn’t fly in America, so I’m sticking with this for now.
This blog is one of my favorite parts of my creative job and I’m so happy you’re here!
Making things keeps me optimistic, and thus keeps me sane.
Life has handed me my own set of challenges, and I usually cope by making art out of the hard parts of my story. Here, this has manifested itself as a blog about creative paleo and gluten free cooking.
I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease over 10 years ago which has opened up other health issues over the years that I’ve managed through a grain and dairy free diet. This blog is my way of taking my reality and making something beautiful of it with delicious paleo recipes and food photography. I hope it brings a beautiful bright spot into your life, too!
So yeah, Elle Fait is French for “She Makes” and, well, that just felt appropriate for me. The constant variable in my life is making, and I find undying joy in that. Life is a series of messy events that we can’t control, but we can control what we make of them. I’m working on embracing that.
What’s on the blog?
But here’s the long answer, too 🙂 I’ve heard it said that if you don’t see a seat at the table, you build your own table, and make enough room for everyone else who was also looking for a seat.
That’s my blog—a table for anyone who loves entertaining or creative cooking but was always limited by allergies or autoimmunity.
You see, as a designer I’ve always loved putting together a beautiful scene or creating something for people to gather around.
But in the gluten free/paleo world things are characteristically un-pretty. Food is more survival than art (To be fair, when many of us switch to a paleo diet it IS for survival.)
There are lots of great cooks out there who showed that eating gluten free is possible, but I want to be the one that shows you that throwing an dinner party, making a beautiful dish with nostalgic flair, or cooking a healthy meal that satisfies the creative in you is also possible, and you can serve the same food to the “gluten free friends” and “non gluten free friends.”
So if you’re new here I hope this resonates with you and that you stick around and stay comfy in your seat—there’s plenty of room for us all 🙂