I cooked my way to better health, and you can too.

Hi, I’m Emily Maxson, a trained chef and food lover. In my late 20s, I received a life-changing diagnosis of a digestive disease after severe symptoms and emergency surgery. I spent 18 months following a strict diet plan, eliminating grains, gluten, lactose, refined sugars and processed foods, forcing me to rethink how I cooked. I got back into the kitchen using ingredients I had never worked with before to find new ways to make favorite recipes. This change in eating allowed my gut to heal and my body to thrive. I learned firsthand the transformative power of food used as medicine.

For over a decade, I have been developing simple nutrient-rich recipes to share with anyone who is looking to improve their health through food. You don’t have to struggle with a digestive disease to experience the benefits. While most of my recipes are designed to focus on gut health, they were created for anyone who wants to eat simple, delicious food and feel great.

Food is my passion. I am inspired by both the art and the science of the culinary world. I enjoy being in my kitchen creating, testing and writing recipes to share with you. I believe that cooking food at home is one of the best things you can do for your health, and it doesn’t have to be complicated.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoy your time here. Happy cooking!

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emily maxson of emily's fresh kitchen
Emily Maxson of Emily's Fresh Kitchen

my passion for great food has developed into a passion for healthful eating.

Purchase your signed book today.

I am excited to announce that my cookbook “Emily’s Fresh Kitchen: Cook Your Way to Better Health” is available! This cookbook features 113 delicious and easy to prepare recipes the whole family will love. Most are gluten-, grain- and dairy-free, but some include more standard ingredients. Many follow the SCD guidelines. The majority are adaptable to different dietary needs.

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