Ali Wren

whole-hearted living, healthy-minded eating

No Label at the Table

One of my favorite weekend activities is going to the famers market and supporting local artisans. I came across No Label at the Table this summer, and noticed the blue autism puzzle piece symbol and a gluten-free dairy-free sign. No Label at the Table is a gluten-free and dairy-free food company employed by people on […]

Cultivating Conference

This spring I had the privilege and honor of speaking at Cultivating Conference 2017 in Carmel, Indiana–a conference for young adult women. Cultivating Conference was started by my friends Krista Dunbar and Anna Scott in 2016. The mission of Cultivating Conference is “encouraging everyday women to be confident in sharing their God-given voices with their communities.” I spoke on the […]

Single Serving Spinach Tomato Frittata

I’ve been doing a Whole30 reset this week, and I get pretty sick of scrambled eggs in the morning. So I decided to try a single-serving frittata in a ramekin with whatever I had in my fridge, which happened to be spinach, tomatoes, and chicken sausage. Voila! This was so easy to make, and delicious! […]

Slow Roasted Tomatoes

Adam introduced slow-roasted tomatoes to me last summer, and I was hooked. They are now one of our go-to snacks–worth the many hour wait in the oven. (I did my second Whole30 in January, and am doing a 3 to 5 day reset right now. You can follow along on Instagram if you’d like to […]

Paleo Chicken Chorizo Stuffed Peppers

These peppers are one of my favorite things to make in the summer time! Paleo (and therefore gluten-free and dairy-free), and something my husband and I both can eat together. Super simple and tasty! Ingredients: 1 pound mini sweet peppers* 3 links of uncooked chicken chorizo sausage** (approximately 1 pound) 1 package of bacon (approximately […]

Esther Be

A couple weekends ago, I had the opportunity to be a part of the Esther Be Gathering at The Madame Walker Theater in downtown Indianapolis. Esther Be was created by my friend Stacy to gather women to lead their generations out of exile through the release of shame, guilt and fear! I shared my story […]

Open Society

Inventive and fresh, Open Society Public House is a new-ish coffee and wine bar, serving South American inspired cuisine in the Meridian Kessler neighborhood. I’ve been there for brunch, afternoon coffee, and dinner. The handcrafted cashew-date milk is a tasty dairy-free option for lattes. They offer delectable homemade gluten-free and vegan treats, as well as gluten-free, vegan, and […]

Friendship for High Schoolers

A couple weeks ago I spoke about friendship to a youth group of high school girls. I shared about how friendship, at its best, is a gift from God. Here is an outline of what I shared: The story of Ruth and Naomi, and how God used Ruth to rescue Naomi. They were both different […]

Festiva

My husband and I love Tinker Street, and owners Peter George and Thomas Main recently opened up Festiva–a casual 21+ atmosphere with an authentic Mexican style menu created by head chef Rachel Hoover. We tried out Festiva on New Year’s Eve and loved it! We recently returned and they exceeded our expectations. Just like Tinker […]

Dear 19 Year Old Self

Dear 19-year-old self, I remember your thin, bony frame. Trying to cover it up with baggy clothes. The way you watched other women, longing to attain their carefree joy. The ache in your soul, wishing you could let down your guard, too afraid to let people in. Slipping away when it was time to eat. […]