Hi, I'm Elaina, the creator, writer, recipe developer & photographer behind the blog, The Rising Spoon, where I share real food recipes, DIY crafts, and natural living tips. I'm a self-taught cook with a passion for spreading information about basic cooking skills, whole foods, self-sufficiency, label transparency, and living a non-toxic lifestyle. My recipes use simple (less processed) ingredients like full-fat dairy products, butter, coconut oil, avocado oil, einkorn wheat flour, honey, maple syrup, and raw cane sugar. I share a variety of recipes, some of which are vegetarian, vegan, paleo, gluten-free, whole30, low-carb, etc. but I don't follow any single dietary lifestyle - just an emphasis on less processed foods.