Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Beginning

I like to cook. Ok, I love to cook. And in all honesty, I love food! A few years ago, this love and I almost parted ways when I realized the way I thought, ate and cooked had to change....dramatically.

For years, I felt sick. I had constant headaches, felt depressed and was just generally unhappy. I had no idea what was wrong. I tried to eat healthier, exercise more and change up my lifestyle hoping that would help. Unfortunately, nothing changed. At the time, I had no idea what gluten was or that anyone could be allergic or intolerant to it. I certainly never thought about going to see a doctor. I'm not a huge fan of the medical industry and assumed they wouldn't be able to tell me what was wrong. I decided to turn to the internet and see what I could find. After mass amounts of research, I decided to try a gluten-free diet. WOW! What an amazing difference. I felt incredibly better within a week. Eventually, my headaches disappeared. I no longer felt nauseated, sick or depressed. But then I started thinking, "What in the world will I eat?" For weeks, I was stumped, surviving on eggs and fruit. After more research, I eventually found online blogs, resources and cookbooks that got me started along my gluten-free journey.

My love of food and cooking survived my diet and lifestyle overhaul. Now I love spending time developing and playing with new recipes in my kitchen. I continue to eat gluten-free and feel great.

After much poking and prodding from the hubby (years, in fact), I've decided to start this blog to share my kitchen adventures...along with some of our adventures in a brand new city! I hope it becomes something you enjoy.


  1. I'm a friend of Bakke's. So excited to see read your blog!

  2. Looking forward to it! After 56 years, I have come to the conclusion that gluten is what gave me years of indigestion. I still occasionally eat it, but I always pay... Now I need to learn to cook a whole new way

  3. oh yeahhhhh. so excited for this blog!