ABOUT

If you love food, you’re in the right place. Eatgoodbaby.ca is a space to celebrate food. I believe eating well is about enjoying every bite, creating memories, and bringing people together. Although I try to eat foods that are healthy for my body a majority of the time, I believe indulging in the “naughty” foods once in a while is a part of enjoying life. So deep-fried goodness and delicious desserts will not be excluded from this blog. I try to keep my recipes simple and will offer options for those who don’t like to use their kitchen. However, I believe in simplicity and efficiency! If I can make it, you can too.

THE WOMAN BEHIND THE BLOG

Hey foodies! I’m so glad you have come across this blog. Allow me to introduce myself. You can call me Bran! I’m a 24-year-old Canadian foodie. Besides my passion for food, I enjoy writing, photography & film. I decided to put them together and create eatgoodbaby.ca.

Interested in working with me? Occasionally I may create sponsored posts for brands that are a good fit for eatgoodbaby.ca. Send me an email for more info!

Email me: eatgoodbabycontact@gmail.com

MY STORY

I’ve always had a large appetite. Growing up my plate size would look similar to my uncles’. Mountain of spaghetti? Sign me up. I started learning to cook at a very young age and took cooking all through high school because well, duh I’m a foodie. I ate everything and tried to ignore any stomach problem that came with it! I graduated in 2014 and was accepted to study Journalism. Right before I moved off to college I got hit with an emergency hospital trip. I was admitted to the hospital for a week and was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.

Looking back I probably shouldn’t have left my hometown for college right away but at the time I ignored how sick I was. Now, I don’t regret leaving because I made some great memories but I was put on multiple treatments, was constantly in and out of the hospital, and I started avoiding food. I went through a lot of trial and error with my diet. Now there are good recipes that are Crohn’s friendly however, I was severely sick so food was no longer my friend. After two years of failed treatments, I moved home. In 2017 I ended up living in the hospital for almost a month and had to get emergency surgery on my small intestine. I was so sick, skinny, and fragile. It was one of the hardest things I have ever gone through however four years post-surgery, I can say that surgery changed my life. When I was released from the hospital I was put on a treatment called Remicade and am still on it to this day.

Now here’s where the story gets fun. It took some time but I got healthy, I started adding foods back into my diet, I gained weight and life is pretty good. I got into traveling and I climbed a mountain last summer which was unimaginable for me at one point. Crohn’s is incurable but I’m the best I’ve been in years. My appreciation for food is beyond words. Now I still have a few foods I’m a bit nervous to fully dive back into eating such as raw tomatoes so I apologize if there is a lack of raw tomato recipes on this blog. However, maybe we will get there one day, who knows.

Since the Pandemic started I’ve reflected a lot on what makes me happy. My love of writing remains and my appetite is back in business so I created this blog. Thank you for visiting my page and taking the time to read my story. I’m so excited about this food journey together. Let’s eat good baby!! 🙂 

*PS. If you happen to be a fellow Crohnie or know someone with Crohn’s feel free to ask me for advice anytime.

Email me: eatgoodbabycontact@gmail.com

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