Hello there! My name is Megan.
I'm a lover of cats, cookies, and avocado toast. I am the head recipe developer, photographer, and blogger here at Meg and Matcha. Here you will delicious and indulgent recipes for snacks and sweets. I love making treats that are secretly healthy and that also fit a variety of diets, including paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan. Allow me to introduce myself!
I'm 24 and live in Chicago, Illinois (my dream city). I grew up in a tiny town in Wisconsin. Wisconsin is where my love of food began. It truly does have its own culture. I love how things that are as simple as Brewer games, Summerfest, and classic Wisconsin foods can bring a group of people together. Although I don't drink beer or eat brats, I definitely indulge in my fair share of cheese curds, frozen custard, cream puffs, and Kringle once in a while.
After I graduated high school, I moved to Bloomington, Indiana for college. I'm so thankful for my time at IU, the friends I made there, the cat I adopted (his name is Ezra!), and the wonderful teachers I got the opportunity to work with. And I love Bloomington! Seriously one of the most wonderful little towns with a vibrant community and incredible food.
In 2018 I moved to Cleveland, Ohio to study at the Cleveland Institute of Music. In Cleveland, I finished school, worked in and quit retail, became a barista, adopted another cat (Julian!), and started my soon-to-be healthy food blog.
My Health & Wellness Journey
Around March of 2017, I decided to change my life. After struggling with a chronic gut infection, PCOS, and insulin resistance for over five years, I knew I had to do something to improve my health. I learned the basics of nutrition, to view movement as an act of love rather than a punishment, and discovered my passion for creating nourishing meals. I learned the value wellness and self-care wanted to share my journey with others. I've struggled with my weight literally since birth and, honestly, still do. But holistic wellness involves more than the physical body. It's about treating your mind, body, and spirit with care and respect.
I've been an avid writer my whole life, so starting a blog just felt natural. This blog exists so I can share my life and recipes with my readers. I also want to show people that health and wellness is for everyone, not just people that wear Lululemon and always have a green smoothie. Making wellness and healthy eating inclusive is so important.
Becoming a Food Blog
When I first started this blog, I did not want to be a food blogger. I had no photography skills, had no idea how to develop recipes, and honestly, I thought that having a food blog was too much freaking work (and let me tell you- it is!). As I started posting more on my Instagram, I realized that my followers always responded better to recipes and posts about food.
I've always loved food. I have so many memories of cooking and baking with my family when I was young. I remember making my mom's Cream Cheese Cutout Cookies for Christmas year after year. When I started college, I became obsessed with almost every cooking show you can think of. When I got my first apartment, I would walk to the grocery store to pick up fresh ingredients almost everyday. But food, while I loved, had always been something I struggled with. I struggled with cravings and feelings of guilt when I ate a "bad" food or overate. Learning how to incorporate intuitive eating has been crucial in my wellness journey, as well as preparing wholesome recipes that actually taste good!
I turned Meg and Matcha into a food blog and freelance photography business in 2020. I focus on creating (mostly) healthy dessert recipes that are nourishing for the body and soul. I develop recipes that are vegan, gluten free, and suitable for other special diets too.
Here on my blog, you'll find recipes like Golden Coconut Oatmeal, Marinated & Baked Tofu, and so many more delicious healthy recipes you'll want to make over and over again- with a few indulgent ones sprinkled in, because life is all about balance!
Thanks for visiting my baby food blog and making it this far! I'm excited for you to read my content and get to know me. And I'm excited to get to know you all too! Let's be friends.