Hello everyone 👋! It’s been a looong while since I properly introduced myself. My name is Erin Rollins. I am married with two dogs—Gizmo and Kingston. My husband is wonderful. He’s also the main reason I moved to Bloomington, IL after we were married in 2016. Living in a small, new city hasn’t been the easiest acclimation for me to be honest. I’m a city girl at heart. I love chic, modern towns with plenty of healthy, local, sustainable and delicious food options. But, I know that what I’m learning here is molding me into who I need to be. In the mean time, my hubby and I are praying about his job search (just started) and moving back up north to the Chicago suburbs sometime this coming year! •
Anyone who knows me knows I love life. I love animals, being active, trying new things and being around those I love. Relationships are one of the most important things to me.
Anyone who knows me also knows how much I love eating, sharing and cooking food. I mean I really LOVE food. •
Over the years, and after struggling with different health issues, I really started to investigate my food. I tried going dairy-free, gluten-free, corn-syrup free, vegan (at one point) and as well as Keto&now candida. I strive to buy organic&non-gmo—mostly non-gmo because of the glyphosate drenched foods linked to all sorts of issues including digestive problems& cancer. Although, I am a proponent of clean eating, I am not one to say I know what is best for everyone. Each person is unique& will thrive with the lifestyle/diet that best suits their needs.
While I try to be strict with my eating, I’m not rigid—except if certain foods make me sick. I like to enjoy food, good company, wine on occasion, and treats—even if I have to make them myself. For those cheat days I am grateful that #bloomingtonnormal
still has some healthy food choices left. It seems the higher marketed places like Fresh Market to Jamba Juice couldn’t survive here because of the lack of clientele.
The Coffeehouse, for example, offers vegan and gluten free options— hence the vegan cupcake 👈🏼, The Coffee Hound offers paleo desserts &
Emack and Bolio’s offers vegan ice cream 🍦 in the summer. Delicious!