A Bittersweet Message for my Beloved Readers

Well hello there beautiful person! I’ve missed you!!!

Where have I been? Umm… Well… To be honest, I’ve kind of been hiding….

You see, I have some wonderful news. Some beautiful wonderful news that I am over the moon about! I’ve been skipping down the streets and shouting from the rooftops. I am so thankful and so excited to tell you…


After years of struggling with my skin, this the best news I could bring to you! I’m sooo overwhelmingly thankful.

Spiced Vanilla Pumpkin Milk Steamer | StrictlyDelicious.com

When I went to my mom’s house for the holidays, after she wept over how bad my skin had gotten, she begged me to talk to my dermatology-lab-manger uncle about my outrageously out of control eczema.

After Thanksgiving dinner (and my mom sneakily turning the conversation to my skin) my uncle recommended a few things to me, and in the months since Thanksgiving, my skin has been better than I have seen it in years. It no longer hurts to take a shower. I’m no longer crying myself to sleep, I can finally sleep through the night, and not be itching all night long! I no longer need to dope myself up with double doses of benedryl every few hours. And would you believe it?! I CAN FINALLY EAT ALL OF THE FOODS WITHOUT ECZEMA FLARE-UPS!!!

Every morning I wake up and want to cry at how wonderful this feels.

It’s the best news I have in my world right now. And I’m so excited to share it with you!

My Surprise Birthday Vacation to The Clifton Inn | StrictlyDelicious.com

But the news is bittersweet because the fact that my diet has expanded means what I cook has expanded. Which also means what I want to share on this blog has expanded.

On my journey over the past year or so, this blog has really become a paleo recipe blog. And while much of what I now eat is still paleo, there is a good amount that isn’t. Now this blog will start to consist of both paleo and non-paleo recipes.

I’ve fought over this decision for weeks and weeks, feeling as though I might be letting you down if I alter the focus of this blog.

But I am so excited to finally be able to eat a wider range of things, I’m crazy excited and inspired to post about the things I’m excited to make!

Coffee Rubbed Tenderloin | StrictlyDelicious.com

I have a great number of new recipes coming your way that I’m so super excited about. I’ve got a tenderloin roast that’s perfect for spring and a healthy dessert that has been my everything.

I hope that you’ll continue to stick with me on this journey, and I can’t thank you enough for following along with me this far! I love you for being such an important part of my support system!

Thank you to each one, and here’s to another evolution of StrictlyDelicious!

Vanilla Ginger Pear Champagne Sparkler | StrictlyDelicious.com


  1. says

    Hey there Miss Lina….congrats on your journey!

    Would you like to write about your steps and the foods that were successful for you in Edible Richmond?

    Let’s chat. .can we meet or can you call me? 845.797.6430 ..Kellie

  2. says

    Lina! This is excellent! I am so happy you are healed <3 what wonderful news! Looking forward to all your new recipes 🙂 God bless!

  3. Natasha says

    Yay! I am so happy to hear your good news Lina and excited to see more of your wonderful recipes! Take care!