Welcome! You’ve come to the right place for wholesome, gluten free, low sugar recipes. Many of these recipes are also free from dairy, soy, nightshades, and all grains. Whether you eat strictly gluten free yourself or you are preparing food for someone who does, I’m here to help you!
My name is Cathy, and I’m married to my high school sweetheart Charlie. We lived on a rural property in Southern Ontario, Canada, and have recently moved into a small town. Our three kids are grown, married, and all live in the United States. We also now enjoy three adorable little grandsons! As often as we can, we pack up our little fifth-wheel trailer and travel to see them.
I know how it feels to be discouraged by the idea of never again eating bread or cake. However, it took me quite awhile to even get to that point. Fortunately, the story has a happy ending!
My Gluten Free Story
I had a terrible case of rosacea, and I didn’t know what to do about it. One by one, I switched out each of my cosmetics. I even tried not wearing makeup at all. This meant not going out, because I looked so terrible that I didn’t want anyone to see me. In one last, desperate attempt at a solution, I tried an elimination diet. Through it, I learned that gluten 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.
When I first learned that I needed to eliminate gluten, I didn’t realize how complicated it would be! It’s not as simple as just leaving out bread, cake, and pasta. There was a stage when I was a little overwhelmed by all of the places where gluten might be hiding. That’s why I compiled the Gluten List, an alphabetical list of ingredients that indicate the presence of gluten.
Healthy Gluten Free Lifestyle
I tried lots of gluten free foods, cookbooks, and recipes, but most of them weren’t very good. Soon I realized that gluten free foods were not necessarily healthful foods, so I’ve been working to refine my diet to those that are. Over time, I’ve since been able to translate my years of regular cooking experience into making good gluten free food that I really enjoy eating. I’m here to help you navigate a healthy, gluten free lifestyle by sharing what I’ve learned and the special recipes I’ve developed.
I’d love to hear from you! Whether you have questions or comments, let’s connect! Let me know what you’d like to see more of and how I can be helpful to you wherever you are right now. You can reach me at through this Contact Form.
If you’re thinking of trying an elimination diet yourself, I recommend this one. (*affiliate link) You can read about my experience with the Elimination Diet Meal Plan here.
When I followed this plan, I found it to be so clear, helpful, and delicious that I became an affiliate for it. If you do check out the program, keep in mind that it’s priced in Canadian dollars. Depending on the exchange rate of the day, that might amount to a 25% discount for American readers!
Note: This post contains affiliate links. If you decide to go on and purchase Dr. Kimberley’s recipes or meal plans to make your journey to health easier, I will receive a commission at no additional cost to you. I am recommending this program because I believe so strongly that identifying and eliminating food sensitivities would be extremely helpful to many people!