Gluten and Grain Free Living

I love to cook. I always have.  I got my love of cooking from my grandmother (pictured below).  From the time I was very little I loved being with her in the kitchen, sitting on a high stool and watching her create magic.  She spent hours in the kitchen  preparing meals, baking pies, canning homemade pickles, and baking loaves of homemade bread.  The kitchen was by far her favorite room in the house!

I’m also very interested in nutrition and health. I worked for many years in the field of dietetics and nutrition.  Creating new recipes and reading books and articles on healthy cooking has been a passion of mine.

Several years ago, my family and I chose to go gluten free to help resolve health issues.  (My son had severe acne and my daughter and I were plagued with digestive issues.) Since then, I have taken my love of cooking and developing recipes and have wholeheartedly embraced our healthier lifestyle.

My recipes are gluten free, most are grain free, some are vegan, and all start with a base of whole food, healthy ingredients. A lot of the recipes can also be modified for people trying to avoid dairy and/or eggs.  I try to use organic ingredients (whenever possible), and healthy fats.  For baking, I use all natural sweeteners like coconut sugar, maple syrup and some organic sugar in place of refined white sugar.

I believe that you can make your favorite comfort foods healthy and delicious.  I hope you enjoy these recipes that have changed our way of eating for the better.  Comfort foods with a healthy twist!