About Me

Hi and welcome to "Adventures in Partaking!"

Now you might be asking yourself about the name Adventures in Partaking. Or possibly you couldn't care less what this blog is called as long as the recipes are good. Either way, the way I see it, life is an adventure and I love adventure!! Unplanned road trips, scrambling over rocks, climbing to the top of whatever happens to be in my way...adventures are good.

And, when you follow a restricted diet of any sort, eating becomes an adventure. Am I right?

My name is Bethany and I'll be your guide (or one of many now that the AIP world is expanding so much) on this adventure called The AutoImmune Protocol. Together we'll face the hurdles of egg free baking, sugar free desserts and making all of our family favorites without the processed convenience foods that have become such a huge part of the food scene of this generation. We'll figure out fun uses for sweet potatoes and dates and coconut and hopefully we'll have a good time doing it. We won't always do it perfectly, but we'll support each other along the way, do the best we can and enjoy the adventure.

So, who am I and why should you join me on this adventure. I'm a Christian, single, 41 year old newlywed who loves to cook and always has. I'm not a professional cook, photographer or writer, but have always loved dabbling in all three and they combine well when it comes to a food blog. I don't have all the answers, but I'm happy to help you find them, and more often than not I'll just point you to "The Paleo Mom," as she was my main resource as I started this journey. When I'm not busy cooking yummy foods to share with you, I'm working as the Director of Children's Ministries at the United Christian Church of Dubai, writing about children's ministry, hanging out with my friends, or out on an adventure around Dubai, around the United Arab Emirates, or around the world. Travel is my favorite kind of adventure.
The final thing you should know about me is the why behind the AIP diet. Ever since high school I've suffered with back pain and doctor after doctor told me there was nothing wrong with me. Finally I went to an eye doctor and was diagnosed with uveitis and she sent me to a rheumatologist who ran some tests and told me I have spondyloarthritis. I didn't want to spend the rest of my life on medication, so I got online, did some research, found the AutoImmune Protocol and have been medication free for 7 months. Yeah!

Get your aprons on and let's get on with the adventure!