My name is Jessalin. I am Adam’s wife and Ryer & Evi’s mama. I grew up in small town Jacksonville, Oregon. After I graduated from college in 2011, Adam and I got married and moved to Gilbert, Arizona. Then came Ryer (age 3) and Evi (age 1).
I am intolerant of gluten, dairy and egg and I follow a plant-based diet. It seems like that happens to be the first thing I often tell people. It turns out that food is a huge part of our American culture and that everyone is always trying to get you to take a bite of something. (Trust me, its not that noticeable until suddenly you can’t partake in the free food festivities.) Ever since I was diagnosed with food allergies I have felt a bit left out. Through the years I have attended many of birthday parties and dinners where I was unable to participate in the main event: eating. And if I’m being honest, it is a bit unsatisfying leaving the party without even a bite of cake to show for the good time. Especially for someone like me who really (and I mean really) loves cake.
My two children both have food allergies and they follow a plant-based diet. It hurts my heart a bit to think of them being left out at birthday parties and the like because of their food allergies. So what’s a mom to do? My solution is here: I’m All Eats. I’m here to share my recipes. I want to create a space where allergy sufferers and their loved ones can find recipes and cook for one another. I want to be a resource and share what I’ve learned (usually the hard way) over the past 9 years. If you ever need help with a certain allergy or are having a hard time finding a recipe that meets your needs, please reach out to me. After all, I’m All Ears (Eats).
My goal is for this site to reflect a dinner table where everyone is invited. This is a place where vegans, meat eaters and allergy sufferers can share meals that won’t leave anyone out to dry. We’re all hungry and we all matter. This is a place where everyone shows up hungry and goes home feeling like they were a part of the fun.
And truly, I want my children to grow up in a world where it’s ok to be different; a world where people understand and acknowledge the way they eat. I want to provide them a lunch table where they can sit next to their meat-eating peers and love them equally as they scarf down their plant-based lunch. I think that often times these types of differences divide people rather than unify them. Our differences are what make us unique and that is a beautiful thing. We can all learn from each other’s differences to make this world a more exciting place.
This blog is who I am. It’s the life I have created. This is my dinner table. I sit down and eat my quinoa and veggies with my two little plant eaters and my husband has his meat on the side. And that’s ok. It’s who we are and it’s the values that we have chosen for ourselves and for our children. We all eat and we all eat together and that is what matters most.
I hope that my recipes serve as a tool for those wanting to make cookies for a friend who has food allergies or a dinner party option for your vegetarian uncle. Whatever the occasion please remember that your food does not define you but the way that you treat others & include them in the fun, does.
We can’t all eat everything but we can all eat together.
Share food, spread kindness & always cook with love,
Jessalin of I’m All Eats
I’m All Eats recipes are ALWAYS
- gluten free
- dairy free
- egg free
I’m All Eats recipes are ALMOST ALWAYS
- nut free (except cashews)
- soy free
- corn free
- low oil (or oil free)
- refined sugar free