Hiya, I’m Bethany!

Bethany Headshot.

What is it that fuels you? For me, it’s food. Food, lack of food, and how it affects different bodies – I just find it fascinating!

In 2019 I was diagnosed with a gluten intolerance (and a slight dairy intolerance as well). This meant I had to give up a major food group in our house: pizza (I’m serious, my other half makes the best pizza). This blog, Make Healthy Recipes, started as a way for me to experiment with creating new food ideas or twisting my old favorite recipes to suit my new diet. After having my son in 2021, I successfully re-introduced gluten to my diet and the intolerance has subsided. While this blog is not 100% gluten-free, most recipes have been written without gluten and every recipe can be made gluten-free.

I’ve tried a few different ways of eating over the last decade, starting with keto back in 2012 and then trying paleo, Whole30, vegan, a little AIP (because a Dr told me I have early signs of an autoimmune disease but it’s not bad enough for treatment), and also a candida cleanse. This passion for food and healing led me to achieve an NCFE Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health.

I also quite enjoy fasting. I’ve done OMAD (one meal a day) off and on for about 3 years, and also did a 21-day water fast in May 2020 (what else do you do in a pandemic other than get pregnant and make fancy sourdough bread? ha).

My recipes and posts on this blog stem from all of these experiences combined, and now my journey toward optimum health through gut-healthy recipes. My current goal, now that I’ve finished breastfeeding, is to lose my pregnancy weight, so you may see some slimming world recipes appearing from time to time.

I hope you enjoy this life-changing adventure with me and have fun creating my recipes at home. Take a look around; perhaps you’ll discover what fuels you as well. Maybe it’s not pizza after all.

Things I love to do (when not eating or dreaming about food)


Weight lifting


Drink Tea

Check out my tea blog!

Watch Trash Tv

Currently: The Sopranos

I am from Glasgow, Scotland living currently in Newcastle, England. I spent my 20s in the USA playing music in Austin, TX I studied classical violin at Edinburgh Napier, and I also play the ukulele, saw, and sing. Magical Spacecat was my band in Texas.

Here in Newcastle, I have a beautiful wee boy named Elliot, and a handsome Greek man named Dimitris. We spend at least 1 month per year in Greece, usually sometime during the summer (beach, please!). You’ll see posts on my Instagram account when I’m away. The family home we go to on Lesvos Island has grape vines, lemon trees, and amazing fresh fish at the local market. It’s really a treat to grill there every night!

Thanks again for visiting, and feel free to contact me here if you have any questions!