My love of baking started as a little girl helping my grandma and aunt bake chocolate chip cookies.... recipe courtesy of Mr. Tollhouse to be exact. From there, I moved up in the world... using my Domino's Pizza Oven (who knew this existed?) to make delicious itty bitty cakes :) Including, one for the birthday of my favorite 2nd grade teachers.
As I grew older, their were many kitchen successes such as the caramelized sugar cake I made in the 7th grade. I took a food & nutrition class in high school and was totally smitten. I remember making amazing pumpkin muffins and dabbling around with various ingredients. Oh those were the days - before I really knew how much oil was way too much!
In 2009, I was preparing to take my exam to become a Registered Dietitian. My life revolved around studying and job hunting. I stumbled upon healthy living blogs because I wanted a recipe for homemade Larabars and I fell in love. After this, I became super interested in vegan baking - and back into the kitchen I went. I made vegan foods and raw foods and in graduate school even purchased this dehydrator.
Flash forward to early 2011, when I first became gluten-free me. Goodbye favorite foods? Not quite :) Although, it definitely felt like that at first. I learned to modify the foods I loved and being gluten-free has definitely expanded my horizons.
Aside from my love of gluten-free baking, I love my friends and family, pilates, soy milk lattes, meditation, optimism and polka dots :) I want this blog to focus on other things aside from gluten-free baking, so don't be surprised if you see posts on my favorite things, vision boards, my favorite way to cook tofu with a side of The Bachelor, wordless posts, incredible iced coffee, how to survive graduate school (my most popular post!), 26 lessons learned (my favorite post), following your heart, beauty resolutions and things I love.
Catch you later :)