Hi, I'm Leigh. A Melbourne based Taurean, recipe developer, student of nutrition and lover of all things French.
Chit Chat Chomp started life as a way for me to open up my millions of cookbooks, get creative and experiment in the kitchen. Over the years, it has allowed me the immense pleasure of baking cakes and creating hors d'oeuvres for client's special occasions. I have loved being part of and honoured to be invited to share these memorable experiences.
Today, Chit Chat Chomp is all about my own personal health journey since being diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (hypothyroidism) in 2013. Dealing with the effects of this Autoimmune Disease has led me to embrace recipes and ingredients that inspire, heal and nourish my thyroid, my gut, and in turn, my whole body.
All of the recipes you'll find inside these pages are free from gluten and refined sugars, with dairy and grain free recipes being added constantly. You'll also find an abundance of Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) and Low FODMAP recipes as well as loads of nutritional information and wellness tips that I have enjoyed and implemented into my life to help further support my thyroid and gut health.
Obviously I love cooking! I also love pots of tea, farmers markets, French jazz and lots of fresh flowers. I love Winter spent rugged up under a knitted blanket and I love, love, love twinkling Christmas lights. It's the little things in life that make me smile.
I hope that taking a peek at Chit Chat Chomp makes you feel inspired and makes you smile too.