I am a blogger, a baker, a mother, a runner and a diabetic. I started creating low carb recipes for my blog All Day I Dream About Food as a way to keep myself on track and be able to enjoy the sweets and foods I have always loved. It just so happens that many of the low carb ingredients that I work with, like nuts and nut flours, are also gluten free. Since Celiac Disease is often correlated with diabetes and I have family members who are celiac, I make many of my foods gluten free so that more people can enjoy them. Before diabetes, I used to be a pretty good baker. But the challenges of baking low carb and gluten free have improved my skills beyond measure. I am also a contributor on A Sweet Life, an online diabetes magazine.
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All Day I Dream...Member since: April 11, 2011
Blackbird BakeryMember since: December 11, 2011
Raised an Italian-American, Karen Morgan lived a very gluten-rich life until a sobering diagnosis with celiac disease met her palate’s fate in 2002. While beginning to adapt to her drastic lifestyle change, she found a wasteland of gluten-free products; cardboard imitations of the baked treats she had forever loved, cannibalized the shelves. Broken hearted by the nonexistence of quality and taste within the market, she decided to do something about it and subsequently embarked on her self-taught, empirical journey to find the perfect gluten-free recipes for everything.It was not until the summer of 2006 that the gluten-free Gods crowned her a bona fide gluten-free virtuoso. With nearly 100 recipes mastered under her belt, she decided to put her work to the test. Without telling the patrons or the owners of the chateau where she was baking in France, every dessert she made was gluten-free. To the audience’s amazement when she leaked her secret, she was lauded with a standing ovation every night.Upon her return to Austin, Texas, she immediately posted her recipes on her first food blog, The Art of Gluten Free Cooking. In 2008, Blackbird Bakery was born. The online gourmet, gluten-free bakeshop catered to gluten-free gastronomes nationwide by shipping her handcrafted treats. The uniqueness of her style married with the uncompromised quality of carefully culled ingredients soon had her catering to celebrities like Ben Harper, David Arquette and pro surfer Kelly Slater, as well as marquee events among the ranks of the Grammy Awards, Sundance Film Festival, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Wanderlust, and SXSW.Her first cookbook, Blackbird Bakery Gluten-Free, (published by the house of Chronicle Books) is a compendium of delectable gluten-free desserts that are just as good, if not better, than their gluten inspirations. She is now the star of Whole Food’s new cooking show, Gluten Morgan and has officially formed a partnership with Whole Foods as their gluten free expert. She is the only gluten free author to have her cookbook being sold in all twelve Whole Foods Market regions, an honor very rarely given to any author. Blackbird Bakery Gluten-Free is currently in its fourth printing.Her work has been featured in The New York Times, About, The Daily Candy, Gluten-Free Girl, Silvana’s Kitchen, Simply Sugar & Gluten Free, Spa Magazine, The Oregonian, The Austin American Statesman, Living Without, Yoga Journal, San Francisco Weekly and on NPR. She lives, bakes and works in Austin, Texas with her son, Leo.
Cakes 'n' BakesMember since: June 11, 2011
Hello! I'm Laurie, an apsiring baker and passionate food-lover. Growing up in Seattle in a family that made everything from bread and yogurt to cookies and pies, I was raised a natural-born foodie. And now as an undergrad studying Nutrition, food has become my ultimate passion and joy in life. To me, food represents so much more than just sustenance. It is an expression of love, creativity, and art to be shared with those whom you care about the most. I am also a firm believer in the fact that a dietary restriction should never mean a sacrifice in beautiful, mouth-watering food. Everyone should be able to enjoy all the foods they love, no matter what type of lifestyle they follow. And this is certainly true of being gluten-free.Gluten-free baking is an indeed challenge, but it can be an incredibly delicious one! And that is where I come in. My goal is to create wonderfully flavorful and decadently satisfying gluten-free goods that everyone will enjoy, gluten-free and non-gluten-free alike! No matter what type of food you love, whether it is classic chocolate chip cookies or warm apple pie, there is a wonderful gluten-free alternative. And I am on the hunt to discover it!
Cara's CravingsMember since: January 12, 2012
Cara Lyons is the author of Cara’s Cravings, a food blog dedicated to indulgent recipes for healthy living. Cara has found that the key to maintaining her 75lb weight loss is spinning her passionate love of all foods and cooking into enticing, wholesome recipes featuring clean and nutritious ingredients. She has proven to herself and those around her that healthy food is far from boring. On the contrary, it can be rich, interesting, and unexpectedly delicious. In addition to her blog, her original recipes can also be found in Clean Eating Magazine. Cara enjoys cooking “inclusively,” meaning, she enjoys dabbling in gluten-free, vegan, and other specialty diets, so that more people can enjoy her recipes. But in particular, Cara enjoys creating gluten-free recipes using natural, clean ingredients and more nutritious, wholesome flours.
Chef AlainMember since: March 13, 2013
Bonjour! Hello! My name is Alain Braux. I am a French Chef and a Nutritherapist.
What is Nutritherapy? It’s a European term used to describe Nutrition Therapy, the use of food as a way to balance one’s health. Unlike nutritionists who work primarily with supplements, I focus on the use of proper nutritious food and a customized diets to make my clients live a better life.
Feel free to read my Testimonial page to read feedback from some of my past clients.
I firmly believe that “food” as it is offered in this country – mostly processed – is the cause of the majority of our health troubles. So I offer my clients help in allowing their body to heal itself by creating a custom-designed diet avoiding specific allergens while using fresh, natural foods in a well-balanced choice of delicious recipes.
How does it work? Typically, my clients are referred by a naturopath doctor or a nutritionist who’s looking for someone qualified to design a customize diet for their client on a gluten/dairy-free or other food allergen-free diet. I present clients with customized advices, including a 2 week’s rotation diet and recipes, specifically tailored to their individual needs.
As an example, recently a mother came to see me about her daughter. In addition to being Type 1 diabetic, she was also allergic to over 80 different food products. I analyzed her diet, interviewed her mother about what she was able or willing to eat, and asked for her daughter’s two week detailed food diary.
More Testimonials here: http://www.alainbraux.com/category/testimonials
Through thorough research and consideration for her specific health requirements, I offered my recommendations including a two week rotation diet and provided all the recipes needed for her diet.
All of my food and diet recommendations are specifically tailored to each individual client’s needs.
I also authored four health and recipe books designed to help you with regain your health through advices and recipes. They are:
- 2013 – “Paleo French Cuisine”
All available at Peoples Pharmacy in Austin, TX or online at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, Kobo and Apple Bookstore.
See my Books page here: http://www.alainbraux.com/category/books
Find my Blog here: http://www.alainbraux.com/category/blog
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A Votre Sante - To Your Health
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Free EatsMember since: June 11, 2011
Welcome to Free Eats. I’m Terris and here are a few facts about me:Once upon a time, I went to culinary school and got my degree in baking and pastry arts. I baked breads, made macarons, pulled sugar, tempered chocolate and made wedding cakes like my life depended on it.Fast forward 13 years and I’m married to the love of my life and we have two little munchkins named Claire and Patrick. My son’s multiple food allergies (and my diagnosis of celiac disease) inspired me to rewrite my original repertoire of recipes and create new ones on a daily basis.I call the gorgeous Sierra Foothills of California my home and I am grateful to have Yosemite National Park in our “backyard.”If I’m not in the kitchen or hanging out with my kids, I can be found grooming, riding or caring for our horses. They are my yoga class.In culinary school I once had a wedding cake instructor who would make us clean our mixers with Q-tips. This guy made people cry, but I secretly kind of admired his passion. Plus, he bought the Q-tips with his own money.My kids are the coolest ever and they have full editorial rights. They have also created the rating system that I use to determine if a recipe is blog-worthy. Currently the highest honor is known as “rocket ships to the sky” and I live my life in fear of the dismal “rocket ships exploding on the ground” rating.I sincerely hope that you enjoy my recipes and that you are encouraged by how delicious gluten-free, allergen-free cooking can be.
G-Free FoodieMember since: February 12, 2012
I'm KC Pomering, the Founder of G-Free Foodie, where we really like food. Fresh food, fancy food, authentic food, homestyle food – let’s be honest here, we’re in love. Our relationship is just a bit more complicated because while we’re loving food, we’re living Gluten-Free, thank you very much. So we’ve built the G-Free Foodie website www.gfreefoodie.com, to help us, and you, navigate the world deliciously Gluten Free. New Recipes, Product Reviews, Articles + Blog Posts & Restaurants are added daily. We hope you’ll become a G-Free Foodie, and that you’ll spread the word & come see us soon.
Girl Cooks WorldMember since: July 11, 2011