Hello and welcome to Joy Filled Eats!
I’m Taryn. The kitchen has always been a joy filled place in my life. Even in the midst of dieting and weight loss food should bring JOY. I have lost over 50 pounds and enjoyed every bite. 100% of my recipes here at Joy Filled Eats are gluten-free and sugar-free. 99% of them are also low carb, keto, and grain-free; along with over 100 paleo and dairy-free recipes. I enjoy spending time baking, cooking, and creating recipes and I want to share that with my readers.
I am a stay home mom to 6 children from a 1-year-old to a 15-year-old. One of my first loves is baking and cooking. I’ve been playing around with recipes for over 20 years. Unfortunately, mothering all these babies has added to my waistline. After my 4th baby, I became determined to lose ALL the baby weight. And I did!
But now after welcoming my 6th baby, I get to do it all over again! I’ve tried whole30, low carb, keto, the South Beach Diet, intermittent fasting, Trim Healthy Mama, and paleo over the last 15 years. Right now I've found success using a combination of THM and Keto. I’m looking forward to sharing recipes and tips along the way.
I remember rolling out pie crust with my grandmother and sprinkling the scraps with cinnamon and sugar to make little cookies. The rolling pin in my header is a drawing of the rolling pin she passed down to me. I love having that little part of my grandmother on the top of every page.
With a love of food and a background in photography, food photography was a natural choice. My bachelor's degree is in Visual Arts with a concentration in Photography. I am available for professional food photography in Central NJ and the surrounding areas.
I love being in the kitchen and I want to share that with you. I hope you enjoy Joy Filled Eats as much as I enjoy creating it for you.
Make sure to visit my husband Paul and I at our newest venture: A Grill for All Seasons