Hi! I’m Danielle.
Creating (and eating!) delicious gluten free food is my passion.
How did we get here?
After years of being sick and not knowing why, my doctor suggested I try removing gluten from my diet in 2012. The changes over the next months were a huge relief. No more skin rashes, hives or stomach sickness. My migraines were drastically reduced. Even the cramping I would feel in my hands and blamed on work had diminished. I used to be a professional makeup artist, so LOTS of precise hand motions as you can imagine! Now, as a corporate event planner by day, I’m extremely focused on making sure that people with food allergies always have equivalent, safe options to eat.
I knew I could never go back to eating gluten, but I really missed all of the delicious treats I had been raised with!
So what’s the answer to still eating delicious treats?
Since I was a child, I have collected old cookbooks. I find them fascinating! The recipes read like paragraphs and they don’t actually tell you important details, just assuming you know them already…quantities, temperatures, who needs those?! My personal favorite tidbit was one recipe that simply said “Combine ingredients. Cook until done.” Their bindings, the quality of the paper, sometimes with smudges of batter from a well meaning cook who turned the page as they read. How all-encompassing and thick the volumes were, and the old pictures. Especially those! I grew up making recipes from those precious books, and a little gluten wasn’t going to stop me. So I started going through my collection, making recipes that have been updated for modern kitchens and of course, made gluten free.
I hope you enjoy making (and eating!) these recipes.
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A cautionary tale
A word to the wise about my recipes – I don’t always indicate that every ingredient is gluten free, because I think it can become repetitive. If I’m saying “flour” and not being specific, use any gluten free blend you like. If I’m saying “soy sauce,” I am trusting you to choose a version that is gluten free. As such, if you don’t choose gluten free ingredients, these recipes could be made with gluten. However, ALL of my photos, and recipes, are gluten free food that I personally have made.
Occasionally I will mention a specific brand or product if I feel that it improves the recipe, or is required to get a certain result – but for the most part I am assuming that you know what brands and products you can safely eat.
If you have any questions on anything or need any recommendations, please don’t hesitate to reach out and I’ll point you in the right direction. 🙂
Happy baking/cooking/eating/all of the above!