Welcome to The Panicked Foodie!

I’m Ashley, a trained Ph.D. scientist that loves to experiment with food. I grew up in central New York and received my BS degree in physics and chemical engineering from Clarkson, and my Ph.D. from Cornell in chemical engineering. I have absolutely zero formal training in cooking, baking, photography, marketing, etc. I first started cooking and baking in undergrad, as a way to procrastinate doing my homework. That way of life then carried into graduate school. 😀 And now, here we are! I created The Panicked Foodie out of a love of my experimentation for cooking and baking. I’m also using it as a way to chronicle my way to better health and wellness.

Over the past several years, my diet has been all over the place as I attempt to find a diet that works for me and helps me feel my best. And my blog sort of reflects that. I think a lot of people go through a similar journey on their quest to wellness, and so I wanted to capture that in my recipes. Diets that I have tried out include vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, keto, and a low copper diet. I really mean it when I say there is a little something here for everyone! The one constant variable though, is that nearly all baking and desserts will be both vegan AND gluten-free. Creating desserts and baking is my strength, and so I wanted to create these types of recipes because I know it can be a struggle. Especially for those of us with a sweet tooth!

For meals though, a lot of them are meat based. I have broken up my categories so that you should never see them if you don’t want to. I have broken up the main dishes by diet, omnivore, vegetarian, and vegan. At this time, I have to keep meat in my diet for several health reasons. But I will continue to work in the vegetarian and vegan spaces for meals, as I am able to.

In my free time, I enjoy playing video games, reading a book, knitting, getting some exercise, or enjoying nature close to my home.

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy my recipes! If there’s something you are interested in seeing on my blog, please reach out to me through my contact form or reach out to me on social media.

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