Hi there, I’m Louisa Clements, but you can call me Lou and welcome to Living Lou. I’m a 22 year old food blogger from Toronto, Ontario and I love every second of it. I have been completely smitten with cooking and baking ever since getting my first Betty Crocker Kids Cookbook when I was about 7. To this day, I still use recipes from that wonderful book, and look to it for inspiration.

I am passionate about leading a healthy lifestyle and inspiring others to follow suit. Because of my love for cooking, here on Living Lou, I put an emphasis on healthy eating. There’s nothing I enjoy more than developing, testing and writing about recipes that are simple, fresh and flavourful. My love for cooking is known by everyone. I’m often the girl who brings along baked goods to class and I never show up empty handed to a party. It is common knowledge that I absolutely, positively, adore everything about food.

While I spend lots of time on Living Lou, it’s not the only thing that I do. I’m work full time in food-media and have a degree in film and media production.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me at livinglou@gmail.com – I love hearing from you!


Living Lou was born in May 2010. I wasn’t really sure what I was doing at first, all I knew was that I loved getting recipes from all over the blogosphere and I thought it would be a fun and creative outlet for my then, barely 17 year old self. As a strictly recipe following girl I wanted to try my hand at creating recipes and food photography – which is an art form in itself! Living Lou is a journey and has presented me with many opportunities I wouldn’t have had.


I’ve loved collaborating with many brands, companies and bloggers over the years and I’d love to work with you! Please don’t hesitate to contact me at livinglou@gmail.com to chat. Opportunities include recipe development, food photography, sponsored posts, brand ambassador/sponsorship, events and conferences.


Hill + Knowlton Strategies Top 10 Canadian Food Blogs

Psychology of Eating Top 100 Foodie Blogs of 2013

Contributor to Cityline.ca (top Canadian daytime TV show)

Food and recipe contributor to CollegePrepster.com

Featured on 680news.com, How to Host a Canada Day Party, July 2013

Coffee Lovers 101 Top 100 Coffee & Food blogs of 2013 

Featured on SheKnows.com. Simple Chicken Recipes, March 2014

Recipes published on Glam Media, 2014

Macewan Eats Favourite Healthy Bloggers, 2014

Developed a recipe for Mushrooms Canada Go PINK charity campaign

Featured on Best Friends for Frosting (Rosemary Smashed Potatoes), December 2013

Mentioned on Noshon.it (September 30, 2013)

Media Sponsor and Brand Ambassador for Canadian Health App CarrottLines

Developed and photographed a recipe for Cookin’ Greens Dragon’s Den Campaign (March 2013)

Featured and interview on The Fashion DJ (March 20, 2013)

Guest blogger on Eat In Eat Out Magazine (Chocolate Ginger Mousse, February 20th, 2013)

Developed and photographed recipes for Sweet Lemon Magazine’s Valentine’s Day Issue (February 2013)

Mentioned on Where Women Cook, May 2012

Developed and photographed recipes for Sweet Lemon Magazine’s December Issue (December 2012)

Living Lou was chosen as one of the Top 100 Food Blogs by Psychology of Eating, October 2012

Recipe featured on News Canada

Writes Weekly for Sweet Lemon Magazine’s Blog: The Zesty Digest

Writes Weekly for Sweet Potato Chronicles

Recipe featured on TipJunkie.com

Mentioned on Jeanette’s Healthy Living (September 7, 2012)

Recipe published on Yahoo! Shine Supper Club, September 2012

Featured on Feastie Friday, July 27, 2012

Featured on The Secret Recipe Club, July 24, 2012

Recipe published in Foodie Crush Magazine, Summer 2012 issue

Mentioned on Guilty Kitchen, June 19th, 2012

Featured in Eat In Eat Out Magazine: Summer 2012 Featured Blogger

Multiple recipes featured on Faveglutenfreerecipes.com

Featured on Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen, April 6th, 2012

Mentioned on Simple Bites, February 19th, 2012

Featured on Foodie Crush, January 24th, 2012

Featured on Mushrooms Canada

Placed 2nd place in Mushroom’s Canada Mushroom’s Mania Recipe Contest, December 19th, 2011

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution: Blog Of the Month: November 2011

Health and Wellness Blogger at The Kit Magazine

Recipe published in Foodie Crush Magazine

Gourmet Live: Image of the Day on December 21st, 2011

Lentils Canada recipe feature: Recipe Revelations Ebook

Mentioned on Family Fresh Cooking, July 16th, 2011