My name is Mellissa Sevigny, and I am the creator of I Breathe I’m Hungry. I started the blog on a whim during the summer of 2011 – mostly as a way to stay in touch with friends and family back in Connecticut.
I’ve always loved cooking and entertaining, but when people would ask for the recipes I’d just shrug, because it was usually a little of this and a little of that.
I thought the blog would be a good way to catalog my recipes, and would force me to record the ingredients while I was cooking. It was also a new place to focus my photography efforts, which until then had been primarily flowers and macros.
In January of 2012, I planned to post a week of low carb recipes, mostly to appeal to the New Year’s resolution dieters. I decided to start eating low carb again myself a few days into it, since I was already cooking that way for the blog. I’d done low carb with good results a few times in the past, but inevitably I’d quit after a few weeks because the food was boring.
I’d done low carb with good results a few times in the past, but inevitably I’d quit after a few weeks because the food was boring, or it was too hard to eat differently from everyone else all the time. Being surrounded by pizza, pasta, bread, etc. was just too difficult for me after awhile, and I would be so sick of steak and bacon and eggs that I would eventually cave in, and that would be the end of it.
When I started really applying myself to creating interesting and delicious low carb recipes, the response was amazing. I found out quickly that you guys had the same problem I did! So many of you had been having trouble sticking with a low carb plan, even though it was working, because you were bored with the food. That motivated me to keep experimenting, and here I am two years (and over 10 million page views) later – 40lbs down, author of The Gluten Free Low Carber, and a proud member of the low carb blogging community. I really never saw that coming when I started I Breathe I’m Hungry!
I love reading your comments and emails, and I have so much fun creating new recipes with you all in mind. It’s almost like having you all over for dinner at my house – but wow, that would get expensive! ha ha! Knowing that my recipes are helping so many of you reach your goals through low carb eating, really makes me happy. I love reading your comments and emails, and I have so much fun creating new recipes with you all in mind. It’s almost like having you all over for dinner at my house – but wow, that would get expensive! ha ha!
I still live in South Carolina with my amazing husband (aka. “Mr. Hungry”), our son (“Hungry Jr.”), and our three very spoiled cats. Matt is a talented stone mason, and we have our own business, Old World Stone and Garden. We work primarily in the Columbia and Charleston areas of SC, but will travel if the job is right. I also hire out for recipe development, food photography, and freelance writing.
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