My name is Mellissa Sevigny, and I am the creator of I Breathe I’m Hungry. I started this 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, 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 3 years (and around 25 million page views) later!
In the last few years I’ve published The Gluten Free Low Carber (an Amazon Kindle best seller) as well as several seasonal e-zines, and my work has been featured multiple times in Low Sugar Living, Go Gluten Free (I’m also on their Advisory Board), as well as several other printed magazines. (You can view a full list of publications and features on our Press page.) I really never saw all that coming when I started I Breathe I’m Hungry!
Knowing that my recipes are helping so many of you reach your goals through low carb eating, really makes me happy. So many of you have had amazing success following my free Weekly Menu Plans – 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!
A native of CT, I still currently live in South Carolina with my amazing husband (aka Mr. Hungry), 7 year old son, and our
two three cats – though we will be relocating to North Georgia this Spring. Mr. Hungry is a talented stone mason and pizza buff, so we recently launched a new website called The Wood Fired Enthusiast where he blogs about wood fired ovens (building and using them) and I post recipes over there too – though not usually low carb OR gluten free.
Feel free to contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org about working together and to get a copy of my media kit, or if you have any questions or comments about the blog or anything else. I will do my best to get back to you right away, but my inbox can get a little crowded, so if you don’t hear from me feel free to remind me in case your email gets lost in the shuffle!
I try to reply to all comments on the blog though I’m not always successful, so please don’t take it personally if I miss yours when things get a little hectic. I post daily Amazon freebies on the IBIH Facebook page, and you can also hang out with me over on Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, and Twitter if you want to get behind the scenes insight on IBIH and what we’re up to! I look forward to seeing you over there! Oh and don’t forget to sign up for email updates so you’ll never miss a new recipe or post! Welcome to IBIH!
Comments or questions are welcome.