I’m Ryann-Rebecca. I’m so glad you’re here!
So glad you can share my passion for whole foods and healthy living.
Here at The Parsimonious Pea, I provide healthy, wholesome, meat-free recipes, with a section on migraine-free cooking, made from common ingredients. Many of my recipes include pro tips for preparing the ingredients ahead of time or freezing the meal. I’ve been a vegetarian for almost 20 years and am slowly making the transition to vegan, but I am also a full-time student, so I know the importance of eating healthy on a budget and with very little time to cook. That’s why I’m here to help you simplify your meals and minimize the prep work.
I also have a special section for those of you who suffer from migraines. I have suffered from migraines for about 15 years. My aunt recommended the book Heal Your Headache by Dr. David Buchholz. His book describes an elimination diet aimed at pinpointing the source of your migraines. The idea is to eliminate certain foods for several months and then slowly add them back in one by one, and hopefully find the foods that are triggering your headaches.
I followed this diet for several months and during that time, I didn’t get a single migraine. But it’s a very restrictive diet, especially for vegans and vegetarians. I found very few resources or recipes for meat eaters and absolutely nothing for herbivores. Eating at restaurants was almost impossible. I lived on chickpeas and fried eggs. I want you to have an easier time with this diet than I did. My goal is to provide a variety of healthy and tasty migraine-free recipes that will help you stay on track, and maybe find what triggers your migraines.
The second part of the Heal Your Headache diet is to add the restricted foods back in, one item at a time. I really struggled to complete this part. Whenever I reintroduced a food that triggered a migraine, I usually found that I had inadvertently added multiple trigger items back in. Therefore could not pinpoint the source of my migraine. I want to help you avoid this problem. Many of my recipes will feature only one trigger-item at a time, enabling you to easily reintroduce foods.
Please note, I am not a doctor or a dietician. I am simply following the guidelines outlined by Dr. David Buchholz, author of Heal Your Headache.
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