Hello! It's so nice to meet you!
I'm Allison, the creator and recipe developer behind One Happy Dish.
A little about me: I love to cook. There is just something so satisfying about putting a mixture of basic ingredients on the stove or in the oven and having it all become this magical, aromatic creation a short time later. It’s truly science meets art.
But most of the time, I'm just happy to get a fresh, healthy meal on the table each night. Seriously, if life were any crazier sometimes I don't know how I'd even manage to feed anyone else let alone myself. 😂 And that's where this food blog (and you) come in.
I started One Happy Dish not only as a way to share my recipes but also to post all of the little tips I've found to help organize my life in the kitchen...and hopefully yours as well! Stay tuned for meal prep ideas, free printables and more.
If you've found your way to this site, I suspect you might share my love of preparing meals that contain fresh, real whole food ingredients. Or if you've stumbled across any of the desserts on the site, you might also appreciate the sweetness and joy these traditional homemade goodies bring to simply enjoying life.
The truth is, I think a balance of both can be truly healthy for body and soul. 😉 I try to keep 80-90% of my diet as fresh, whole and healthy as possible, and I don't stress out about the rest. (I do believe that we can all do better at consuming fewer processed foods though, and learning to cook more meals at home is a great step in that direction.)
And I can promise you that the recipes I share on this site are super easy, fast and have minimal ingredients with maximum flavor. No hard-to-find ingredients or situations where you're left with three quarters of a jar of something you'll never use again (that's one of my biggest recipe pet peeves!)
I'm honored to share my recipes from my little corner of the internet, but the most important part of a healthy food blog is YOU! Leave a comment to say "hi", let me know how recipe prep went, or what you might want to see more of in the future.