About - Peanut Butter and Jilly

About Jill

I’m your author and recipe creator, Jill. I live in Raleigh, North Carolina, with my adorable puppy, Coco! I’m sweet and sassy and love to laugh. I am a follower of Christ and believe that loving and serving others is the most important part life. I was born in North Carolina but have lived in Atlanta, Boston, and Fort Lauderdale. Basically, I’m always on the go! My hobbies include: exercise, travel, crocheting & crafting, recipe creating, painting, writing, reading, and shopping. Is shopping a hobby? Is butter a carb?

Easy & Fun Recipes

When I first started following a plant-based diet, I was overwhelmed whenever I searched for a new recipe. I had never heard of so many of the ingredients in many recipes and I knew for a fact that my family would be turned away by that! My husband is a picky eater and so are my parents and siblings. So, I started coming up with my own recipes. I tried to make them simple, affordable, and use “normal” ingredients like oatmeal and almond milk!

And, that’s how Peanut Butter and Jilly was conceived. I realized that cooking and baking gluten-free or vegan doesn’t mean it has to be complicated or lacking in flavor. In fact, it can be FUN, EASY, and ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! My recipes are almost always family-friendly (inspired by my own family’s picky palate), vegans and non vegans can enjoy them, and they are dang yummy! I grew up in the south so I am inspired by the foods I grew up eating!

My Diet

I am vegetarian, dairy-free, and often gluten-free. I follow the 80:20 rule. Which means, 80% of my diet is full of fruits, vegetables, whole-grains, and protein and 20% consists of a sweet or savory vegan treat! And… life is short… so, I never skip dessert! I count my calories daily and sometimes do intermittent fasting. I believe that some foods are worth saving for (like using less dressing on my salad to reduce calories), and some are worth splurging over (noshing into one of my famous vegan cinnamon rolls). Life is all about balance!

Don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions! I love hearing your feedback, suggestions, and seeing photos of your creations!

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