Hey! I’m James Wythe. A fully qualified health coach, cookbook author and full time food blogger with over 1 million followers across my socials.
Here you’ll find affordable, healthy, quick and easy recipes.
All my recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free and most are also plant-based. Whether you have food allergies or intolerances or just want easy delicious recipes then you’re in the right place!
A Little Background About Me
I grew up in the South of England in a family that loved to cook and the centre of any occasion would be the food. I feel this helped to inspire me in the kitchen today.
Growing up I was incredibly sporty, I played all sports and seemed very natural at them all. Then when I was 12 I started to fall in love with golf and that became my main focus. I travelled the country playing national events and wanted to be a professional golfer when I grew up. I attended Merrist Wood College and then onto Bournemouth University both for golf.
Now with my own little family of 4, we all absolutely love food! More about our family is further down this page.
I spend most of my time in the kitchen creating recipes, my wife would say I am a super messy cook but that part of the fun right!
My favourite hobby outside of cooking is playing golf and I currently have a handicap of +1.
My story of how I started Healthy Living James is quite unique.
Over the past 12 years, my life took a dramatic turn when I fell ill seemingly overnight that left me bed bound for 2 years and house bound for the next 4 years. Diagnosed with ME/CFS, I faced debilitating symptoms, including weight loss, extreme sensitivities, and insomnia. Despite the lack of a cure, my mother’s determination and a nutritionist’s advice led me to make significant dietary changes, which gradually improved my health. During this challenging journey, a supportive person named Luise played a vital role, standing by my side and helping me regain my strength.
Throughout my recovery, I discovered a passion for cooking and its positive impact on my well-being. I started a blog, Healthy Living James, to share my healthy and easy-to-make recipes with friends and family. This venture quickly gained traction, and I was inspired by the support and messages from readers who were also dealing with illness. Now, 11 years later, I am humbled to see my face on the cover of a recipe book, realising my dream of spreading inspiration and promoting a healthier lifestyle for all.
My full illness story is inside my cookbook.
More About James & The Blog
I create recipes to make cooking healthy home cooked recipes easy for everyone using accessible supermarket ingredients. That includes people with coeliac disease, people with allergies and intolerances, vegans and vegetarians alike. I design balanced meals that make use of feel-good and healthy foods.
To read more about my long-term condition, the reason for starting on this path on the first place, read my story above.
After I began my own journey to wellness and healthy living, people who tried my food began asking me to share my secrets. I realised that my passion for creating healthy recipes was about more than just me.
I get asked this all the time! I always say my 10 Minute Peanut Butter Curry as it’s so quick and easy to make and packed full of flavour.
I shoot my photography with a canon 5D mark iv with a diffused artificial light source (Godox SL300ii 320W 5600K)
My debut cook book “Healthy Living James” is OUT NOW!! Packed with over 80 delicious, easy recipes that you’re going to make over and over again.
This is honestly a dream come true for me. Since starting my blog in August 2016, it’s been a massive goal of mine to release a cook book. And that dream is finally became a reality.
You can find out more information about my cookbook Healthy Living James.
Each recipe is: gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, mainly plant-based (but it’s easy to add meat or fish), simple to follow, affordable and easy to adapt with ingredient swaps. With ideas for breakfast and brunch, on-the-go lunches, batch cooking, store cupboard meals and week-night dinners, the recipes will include:
- 15-Minute No Bake Granola
- Speedy Spinach and Cashew ‘Ricotta’ Pasta
- Mushroom Stroganoff
- Chickpea and Avocado Smash Burgers
- Tex Mex Quinoa Salad
- 20-Minute Fish Curry
- Chocolate Pots
I wanted to create a recipe book that would cater for all, no matter your allergies or food choices. There’s no judgement or preaching, just accessible recipes for all to enjoy.
It’s definitely not one of those cook books you’ll buy, flick through, put on the shelf to look pretty and not use. This recipe book is going to get a beating, exactly how it should. I know these are recipes you’ll try and continue to make time and time again.
My journey is continuing to grow and so is my family, Luise and I had our first child called Arlen in November last year. We’ve created a new blog called Our Free From Family, where we will be sharing our journey as a new family, no secrets! As parents with food allergies and long term illnesses, we will be navigating our way through raising a dairy free and gluten free child. We hope our journey can help you or someone you know and if you’d like to follow the journey you can either follow us on Instagram @ourfreefromfamily or read our blog – www.ourfreefromfamily.co.uk
My Favourite Recipes
Here are some of the recipes that I make most frequently. I’m sure you’re going to love these too!
That’s it! I really hope you enjoy exploring all the recipes I have created and most importantly, cook some of them. Still to this day the most rewarding thing since starting this blog is hearing your thoughts on the recipes.
Let’s stay connected
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