About Comfort Bites

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I'm Jo. I cook. I love food. I take pictures of my dinner. 

I've written regularly for Yahoo! Style, Primal Eye Magazine and my work has been featured in The Express, The Guardian and my local paper, The Reading Post. I've recently been featured a number of times in Free From Heaven magazine. I've been fortunate to have met a lot of my foodie idols too - like Nigella Lawson and Bryn Williams.  

I've also guest posted for a number of websites, including Autoimmune Paleo and The Paleo Mom and have released a series of Kindle ebooks.

Although my blogging adventure started out as a way to celebrate all kinds of comfort foods, in 2013 I started to eat more healthily to try and ease the psoriasis and IBS I'd suffered with since I was a teenager. It worked, although it still takes some work to keep under control. I still have a patch of psoriasis on my scalp that hasn't budged and since then I've been diagnosed with migraine and Raynaud's and have suffered with PTSD, anxiety and depression. Yep. 

I eat some grains but I've learned that I don't tolerate beans, lentils or most dairy. You'll find paleo, AIP, primal, vegetarian and vegan recipes on the blog, but my diet now is less of a 'pigeon hole category' and more about what works for me. Some grains, lots of veggies, healing foods and very limited refined sugars or processed food seem to work pretty well for me. My diet is mostly gluten free although I've made the decision to start experimenting with some non paleo foods, to see how that goes. Eating for your health is about finding out what works for you, and I do think we are all different. And remember, always get the advice of your doctor before changing your diet. I did, and never looked back.

However you eat, food shouldn't be seen as just fuel, something to grab, eat and go - it's something that can give us a boost and bolster us when we're feeling down. You can have good, comforting food whatever diet you have. With the odd little treat along the way, obviously. The rest of my family don't eat the way I eat - they eat healthily most of the time, but they allow themselves treats that I don't eat because I know it would make me ill again. Eating differently to the rest of your family can be done, though, although it takes a bit more willpower!

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I'd like to send you samples/tell you about a product. Can I do that?
I no longer accept purely samples for recipe development, product reviews or PR campaigns. I ask for a contribution towards the other ingredients I need to buy, as well as my time. If you'd like to get in touch with me to see how I can help you with a campaign then please have a read of my media page.  

Who does your photography?
I do! I use my Nikon D3100 camera and a 18-55mm lens. I only use Lightroom to edit photographs when it needs lightening (on a dark day, for example) or a little bit of sharpening. I was once accused by someone of photoshopping the cut yolk of an egg to look better but I honestly wouldn't know where to start. 

Can I include your photos in a roundup?
Yes! I love when my work is shared - you can take one photo of a recipe but please don't include the recipe itself or the ingredients list - and do link back to the original post. Email or tweet me if you share my work, so I can share it on my social media channels and send readers your way too. If you want to use my photographs to promote a product or anything other than a roundup list then please contact me first. Thinking of stealing my photos, recipes or text to use elsewhere without permission? You'll want to read this. (In other words, please don't do it.) I will issue DMCA takedown notices and may take legal action if I see my content being published elsewhere without my permission. 

Can I print your recipe on my blog/website? 
It takes me a lot of time to develop, cook, perfect, photograph and write up my recipes, not to mention put a lot of my own money into doing this so that I can keep providing free recipes for you all. If you're interested in using one of my recipes on your site or magazine then please contact me first. If I see any recipes or content from the blog that I find reproduced without my permission I will file a DMCA complaint. Not good.

I would like to adapt one of your recipes. Is that ok?
Yep! If you want to adapt a recipe, please do credit me as the source of your inspiration (this would seriously make my day) on your blog and link back to the original on Comfort Bites. And tell me about it so I can have a look and share the love.

What are affiliate links?
Sometimes I use affiliate links when I share links to products on the blog. All this means is that you don't pay any more for the item - the price stays the same - but I might receive a small commission from the company if you do go ahead and make a purchase. Any commission I do receive goes back into developing recipes for you all for the blog. Hurray!

Can we be friends?
That would be awesome. Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, TwitterPinterest or Google Plus. I've just started doing videos on You Tube too, related to recipes, paleo or AIP. Tag me @joromerofood in photos of dishes you've made, that you've found on the blog or in my ebooks. I'll retweet or regram them for everyone else to see.


My work has also been featured on other sites and I've commented on subjects including autoimmunity, psoriasis and healthy food. Come and have a look at where I've been featured here... 

Free From Heaven Magazine, January 2017

The Ultimate Guide to Bone Broth, Kettle and Fire

Diane Sanfilippo '21 Day Sugar Detox', Tuna and Basil Bites featured

Healthy Start Box recipes for Well Hung Meat Co

Phoenix Helix 'Healing Stories' Podcast, Episode 30: On healing psoriasis using diet and lifestyle.

AIP Kitchen Tour on Autoimmune Paleo - come and have a snoop around my (pretty small) kitchen!

The Autoimmune Connection - interview/hangout with Jo talking with three other bloggers about staying motivated on the autoimmune protocol diet. 

Jo's Recipes for Farmer's Choice

Guest Post on The Paleo Mom's Real People, Real Paleo series about Jo's struggle with psoriasis

"22 Ways to Use Up Leftover Rice", The Guardian, 3 June 2014 (Burritos!)

Primal Eye Magazine

The Express Jo talks about natural foods that can increase your libido

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