Welcome to Flurries of Flour!
I’m Samantha Gallegos, the voice behind Flurries of Flour. I am a freelance writer, blogger, and editor by day and a food blogger by night. I am also a mama to a toddler, a wife, dog mom and auntie, supportive sister, daughter (and daughter-in-law), and aunt, friend, and traveler. Between all of that, you can imagine I’m busy—some days it feels like I go, go, go from the time I get up in the morning to the time I fall into bed at night.
And I know I’m not the only one in that boat. Jobs, responsibilities, chores, pets, kids—it all adds up! I’m doing my best, one day at a time, amid stress and anxiety and feeling my way through parenting.
And that’s what Flurries of Flour is all about: helping you do the best you can along with me, whether it’s cooking, parenting, or dealing with anxiety.
In this blog, you will find:
- Meals that are quick, simple, and easy to make
- Recipes using whole ingredients
- What I learn as I make my way through parenting and life in general
- How I deal with anxiety
What you won’t find a lot of:
- Processed foods
A note about the recipes: Health issues from high blood pressure to digestive problems to autoimmune disorders run in my family and my husband’s family. I am no stranger to eating for health issues, so you’ll also find blogs with recipes that are allergen- and sensitivity-free foods, like dairy-free, gluten-free, egg-free, and others. If the recipe itself isn’t specifically for allergy or sensitivity sufferers, you will find swaps at the end of the blog to help you make it so! You will also find paleo and other health-friendly recipes.
On the other hand, I’m a firm believer in moderation. We eat healthy probably about 80% to 90% of the time, but the other part of the time we eat food that maybe isn’t so healthy. I spent a long time denying some of my favorite comfort foods to myself, and it was miserable, so now I choose happiness!