About Me


Hi, I’m Aya. Welcome to my blog!

I’m a twentysomething living in Toronto, Ontario who is living a gluten-free, dairy-free (and mostly egg-free and sugar-free) lifestyle and pretty happy about it. That’s because when I finally learned I had food allergies in the fall of 2014, I was excited to have an answer to my constant epic colds, low energy, congestion problems, etc. My nutritionist put me on an elimination diet and life has been all about avocados, smoothies and nut butter ever since.

I started A HEALTHY STORY as I love to share my passion for creating healthy recipes as well as stories from my own life. My own healthy story involves lots of coffee, the occasional order of French fries, and sweating it out 5-6 times a week at my local barre studio.

At any given time, you can find me reading novels, obsessing over TV or writing lifestyle articles.

I post three days a week: Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays. You can expect healthy recipes, lifestyle and health posts, 90s pop culture and comfort food nostalgia.

I believe that Joey was meant to be with Dawson, that the Real Housewives can cure anything, and that pop music truly makes the world go round. But most of all, I believe that healthy eating and living doesn’t have to make you miserable.

Let’s get cooking xo

Photo credit (for all author photos): Emily Whiteside