Hi! I'm Cathy, and I like to eat good food! Since that food also needs to be gluten free, I've developed simple, wholesome, delicious recipes that are easy to make at home.
Everything on this website is gluten free. Many of the recipes are also free from dairy, soy, corn, nightshades, and all grains. I don't use refined sugar, and I try to limit the amount of natural sweeteners to only what is absolutely necessary.
Gluten Free Baking
Gluten free baking doesn't have to be dry and crumbly.
Instead of specifying "a gluten free flour mix," I tell you exactly which flours will work together best for each particular recipe. You can read more about my feelings on this in Gluten Free Flours.
Nutritious Gluten Free Recipes
The recipes on this website go beyond being gluten free. I strive to make them as nourishing as possible. Vegetables, fruits, meats, nuts, and seeds are naturally gluten free, so that's a good place to start.
Good quality food, prepared simply with creative seasoning is a pleasure to eat. It also fuels your body in a good way.
Whether you eat strictly gluten free yourself or you are preparing food for someone else who does, I’m here to help you! We'll navigate a healthy, gluten free lifestyle as I share what I’ve learned and the special recipes I’ve developed.
I suppose I've always had an interest in studying and preparing food, although I wouldn't have said so for many years. Feeding a family day in and day out can become a chore. But I do like taking cooking classes, studying cookbooks, constantly trying new recipes, and sharing meals with family and friends.
Since becoming gluten free, I've enjoyed developing recipes that are even good enough to be proud to share with people who don't need to avoid gluten.
As a gluten free baker, I have honed my skills through research, experimentation, and studying the techniques of other bakers in the field. With each new discovery, I refine my approach through trial and error.
As a cook, I like to recreate great, simple versions of dishes that are naturally gluten free. For the foods that need them, I hone in on excellent gluten free adjustments. I strive to be a leader in gluten-free recipe development, crafting delicious recipes that are also easy to replicate in your own kitchen. With my expertise, I aim to make gluten free baking accessible to all, providing simple yet flavourful options that cater to a range of dietary needs.
My Gluten Free Story
I know how it feels to be discouraged by the idea of never again eating bread or cake. However, it took me quite some time to even get to that point. Fortunately, the story has a happy ending!
I had a terrible case of rosacea, and I didn’t know what to do about it. After years of floundering, in one last, desperate attempt at a solution, I tried an elimination diet. Through it, I learned that it was gluten that was not agreeing with me.
The diet taught me to listen to what my body was telling me. After a short time on the diet, it became clear to me that gluten was playing havoc with my digestive system. Immediately, I completely cut all sources of gluten from my diet. There was some improvement in my skin in the first few weeks. However, it took a year or more for it to completely clear up. Read the whole story in How My Skin Cleared Up.
I'm married to my high school sweetheart Charlie. He's my taste tester for the endless recipe development. We live in Ontario, Canada. When I’m not cooking up gluten free goodies in the kitchen, I enjoy traveling to spend time with our children and grandchildren in the States.
I heard your podcast this morning with Megan from Eat Blog Talk. First of all, cheers to "mature and experienced blogger!" 🙂 Though I have been blogging for a long time, it wasn't until recently that I became more serious about it. I want to someday be blogging FT and be location-free with my husband. He wants to also get an RV someday....so when I came home today after having listened to your podcast and telling him about what our next big purchase will be, he was ecstatic. So kudos and hope to see more of you online.
Hi Jocelyn! Thank you so much for your kind comments. I hope you are able to enjoy lots of location-free blogging!
[email protected] Frau says
I love the new look and name of your blog. It's a big step to say good-bye to something you've been working on so long and start brand new! Kudos and congratulations to you!
Cathy Brak says
Thank you, Margaret! It is a big step. I made the decision months ago. However, it's also nice to get a fresh start now that I know a little bit about blogging.
Amanda (Peppers & Pennies) says
Yay! Congrats on the launch! This looks so modern and sleek and jam packed with information! Way to go!
Cathy Brak says
Thanks so much, Amanda! It's been challenging but fun.
Your new website looks fabulous, Cathy! I'm looking forward to following along.
Cathy Brak says
Thank you, Marlene! Welcome aboard!