by RedLace from Seattle WA
Eat well. Move often. Drink more water. Sleep better.

Eating Well in the City

Delicious, fresh & nutrient dense cooking recipes.
I'll teach you how to meal prep, cook healthy, flavorful meals, and share my experiences of dining out in the city of Seattle.

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My latest recipes, live cooking shows, and latest adventures in the city.

shrimp fettuccine recipe

Shrimp Fettuccine with Peppers

This is one of the simplest, yet fanciest looking seafood dishes you can make – and it packs a little zing courtesy of the sweet peppers which create an infused[…]

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Mexican Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

I love Mexican food and anything spicy so this is one of my favorites! You can pretty much toss in whatever beans/grains/veggies you have left in the fridge and it[…]

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Red Ruby Beet and Berry Smoothie

Beets are an often overlooked vegetable these days. Millennials turn up their noses at them regularly and many picture the kind you get in a can that your grandparents would[…]

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WHAT’S FOR DINNER?

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Want more time to spend with the family? Want to eat well on a busy weeknight so you can stay on track with your health goals? Want to save money? Try meal prepping – it’s a game changer!

FROM MY KITCHEN TO YOURS

Enjoy the best
nutrient-dense  meals at home

I’ll teach you to cook some of the most delicious, and nutritious recipes – including many vegan dishes. Ones filled with vibrant colors, bold flavors, and twists on classics to satisfy the whole family. My personal favs are on the spicy side and I especially enjoy Mexican, Japanase and Korean food, so you’ll see a lot of that here on FoodFluent.

LET’S GET COOKIN’

Why try plant-based?

One thing we all have control over is what we put into our bodies. What we choose to consume affects our bodies, our minds, the environment, animals, and our most precious resource – water. I eat plant-based as often as I can, at least 75% of the day but am not a strict vegan.

LIVE HEALTHY

Choosing a plant-based vegan lifestyle has proven health benefits from weight loss, glowing skin, and improved overall health. It can provide increased energy, reverse disease and reduce cancer risks dramatically.

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

Help end deforestation for grazing and save an acre of trees per year. Tell the government to stop killing wildlife to clear land for factory farms. Support a sustainable planet and help stop climate change.

FRIENDS NOT FOOD

Save 100 animals every year from unneccessary slaughter and end animal cruelty. Stop factory farms where animals live in horrifying conditions, are dying of shock during transport and babies are taken from moms.

PROTECT OUR STREAMS

Stop the number one polluter of water, our most precious resource. For every hamburger NOT eaten, you could save 2 months worth of shower water. Cows alone are responsible for 55% of US water consumption.

HELLO, I’M LACEY

city dweller, mom, 
foodie & content creator

My plant-based journey started in Fall 2017 and I lost over 30 pounds, increased my natural energy, injuries healed faster, my skin and hair became healthier, I reduced my seasonal allergies and I drastically reduced the effects and episode frequency of a rare auto-immune disorder I suffer from called Meniere’s Disease. In December 2018, I became pregnant with my first child, a boy and my weird pregnancy craving was meat! I now eat plant-based vegan 75% of the day and as nutrient dense as possible.

I live in downtown Seattle with my husband and our two cats. We expect our son to join us this summer. I enjoy dining out and exploring the city, photography, video editing, expanding my knowledge of nutritional science & biochemistry, staying fit, and playing video games.

What is Meniere’s?

INSPIRING OTHERS TO LIVE HEALTHY

4,000,000+ million views 

Creating content since 2014, I have a successful YouTube channel with over 4 million views (previously known as RedLace). Offering clear and focused recipe videos, meal prep live streams, adventures in the city of Seattle, video game tutorials, and more!

COOKING // CITY LIVING // MEAL PREP // GAMING

I live in the center of downtown Seattle Washington, a bustling city with loads of dining options. Come with me on my city adventures and check out my restaurant reviews. Or join me on Twitch for live meal prep where I teach you to cook nutrient-dense, plant-based vegan recipes. You may also find me playing video games to relax. 

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My Plant-Based Journey

On Christmas Eve in 2010, I was suddenly overcome with an extreme episode of vertigo. My doctors didn’t know what to make of it for someone in their 20’s and otherwise healthy. These random vertigo episodes continued sporadically for years, with no answer to the cause. As they became more frequent, I seeked help from an otolaryngologist, a specialist of the ear. I was diagnosed with Meniere’s Disease. Finally, an answer! Unfortunately, Meniere’s is rare, uncurable, and causes extreme, unpredictable episodes of vertigo (intense spinning of the room with no sense of direction), motion sickness, tinnitus, and for many, hearing loss.

In 2014, I switched to a low-sodium, no caffeine, no alcohol, diet which helped for a couple years before episodes started ramping up again, as often as every 4 – 6 weeks. With my doctors recommendation, I tried adding daily medication, this only made things worse, almost immediately. After a few months, I stopped taking the medication. With no other option, doctors suggested surgery, which has a very high chance of complete deafness and may or may not solve the issue. Not something I was willing to risk.

I was desperate for a non-surgical solution to my suffering. I read other Meniere’s sufferers were “curing” themselves by switching to a plant-based vegan diet. I made the switch in Fall 2017.

Less Episodes. Weight Loss. Zero Medications.

In the past year, I have only had two episodes from Meniere’s and they were significantly less severe. I’ve also lost over 30 pounds, have more natural energy, my seasonal allergies have lessened and I’m not taking any prescription medications. I am finally finding relief and I feel the best I have in years!

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