New Website. New Purpose. Here’s Why.

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Four years ago, I started a little food blog called Not Enough Cinnamon where I shared my latest cooking creations. I didn’t really have a theme at the time – I just wanted to share yummy recipes. As time went by, I started to refine my “niche” and realized I wanted to show people that you don’t have to choose between healthy and delicious, you can have it both ways.

This evolution was a reflexion of my personal life. My younger self was chubby – or at least I considered myself to be. I had body-image issues and had pretty much struggled with it all my life. I just hated the way I looked and didn’t feel comfortable in my own skin at all.

I knew close to nothing about nutrition, besides the fact that veggies are good for you and over-processed food is not. In practice, I didn’t know what to eat and what to avoid. At some point, I started going to the gym, but didn’t see results and felt so discouraged. I had never been the sporty type anyway (or so I thought!). All in all, I just had no idea what to do to change, both mentally and physically; and felt so confused!

Baby-steps after baby-steps, thanks in part to my interest in cooking and my blog, I learnt how to listen to my body and understand what it needs. I discovered I was actually a fitness fanatic, and I could push my mind and body further than I ever thought I could be capable of.

Today, at 26, I still consider myself as a work-in-progress (and probably always will!), I have ups and downs and I definitely don’t feel 100% confident all the time. But I finally feel good about myself. I’m happy. I know what I’m doing and I’m in control. I feel strong both physically AND mentally.

Today, as I launch the new Not Enough Cinnamon, I want to take it further and do more than sharing healthy recipes. I want to use NEC as a place to empower young women in their 20s and 30s just like myself, showing them how they can build the best version of themselves. I want to help them feel confident and amazing. 

As of today, here’s what you’ll find on the new Not Enough Cinnamon:

-Clean Eating recipes: I’ll continue to share wholesome + nutritious recipes to make you shine from within.

-Fitness: this is a MAJOR new feature and I can’t wait to share more about it in the coming days. Be excited!!

-Healthy Living Tips: I’ll share with you guides and resources to help you navigate through the maze of healthy living and give you the tools to make smart and educated choices.  

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I’m so looking forward to this new chapter with you!

xoxo

Marie.

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7 Comments
  1. Hi Marie! I’m so excited for you. I can’t wait to see where this takes you. And the look of your new site is just gorgeous. So much love and support your way. ~Di from North Carolina 🙂

  2. Marie, life is a journey, full of change, even for those of us who are older. Even though your target audience is people in their twenties and thirties, I am certain that I, as a 71-year-old will find plenty to keep me interested in the new sections. I’m still trying to find myself as far as fitness goes, and who knows what else will be useful? Congratulations on the new direction for NEC. Yours was the first food blog I ever followed, and I look forward to more years of great recipes and whatever else you care to share.

  3. Félicitations Marie! j’aime beaucoup l’évolution de ton blog… j’ai commencé à te suivre il y a quelques mois et j’apprécie énormément tes recettes et tes articles. Je suis un peu le même cheminement que toi concernant ma passion pour la cuisine et le bien être en général. Et je suis aussi une expat’, vivant aux Etats-unis en caroline du nord. C’est avec grand plaisir et interêt que je vais continuer à suivre tes aventures. Sandrine

  4. I love your new website! Not that your other wasn’t just as awesome but change is good!
    It keeps us motivated and always looking for something new to cook and I love to cook lots of good new info to share with friends!
    God Bless hope all goes well!!!! Good Luck and glad I found your website!

  5. I’ve loved everything you’ve shared here so far, and I’m quite sure that you’re inspiring people in every age group and from every demographic. Looking forward to whatever comes next! Bonne chance!!

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