About Catherine


I’m Catherine, a real food lover, meal prep fanatic, massive wanderluster and YouTuber living in Montgomery, AL. I’m also a big advocate of self-care and taking life “down a notch” – while chasing adventures half-way across the globe! Because it’s all about balance. 

www.catherinegarceau.com is my online home where you’ll find wholesome recipes, healthy travel tips, kitchen advice and cooking tutorials. You may even notice a theme of minimalism (in food and life) woven throughout. My hope is that you’ll be inspired to whip up healthy meals, excited to get back to basics, and happy to embrace a life that’s a little more simple and far more vibrant.


I started www.catherinegarceau.com in 2015 after I left my former corporate career in a blaze of burnout. Previously, I was an executive for healthcare companies (cancer research, diagnostic imaging and molecular diagnostics) and my days consisted of long hours, high stress and poor eating, usually while running between meetings. Wellness was not a priority and I sure didn’t understand balance. I was your quintessential, “type A” corporate workaholic.  

A few years before that I was diagnosed with several autoimmune diseases – celiac, hashimoto’s, psoriasis and endometriosis – one diagnosis virtually after the next.

Eventually, I realized my work and lifestyle were affecting my health, so I opted for a “life do-over” and quit my job. After several months off, the dots finally connected and I learned how to really nourish my body – through food and lifestyle.

Today, I’m passionate about life restarts and helping others make positive food and lifestyle changes – at any age. With delicious, wholesome, gluten-free recipes along with inspiring travel and lifestyle posts, I’m happy to show you that simple is not boring and food restrictions are not life restrictions.