Angela’s Kitchen was one of the very first gfcf blogs and has the longest running offering of gluten free, dairy free freezer recipes (since 2006!), freezer cooking plans and menu plans on the net.
Recipe Developer, Gluten Free & Allergen Free Expert, Food Photographer, Educator
I always enjoyed puttering around in the kitchen, but after being diagnosed with a severe dairy allergy in 1994 and then diagnosed with celiac in 2001 (along with my two daughters), cooking at home with safe ingredients became an absolute necessity. I especially needed to get creative if I was going to feed my family food we would all enjoy while on a very tight food budget. Back then there was not a lot of options at the store for allergen free foods, and the ones that were available tasted terrible and were much too expensive. If I didn’t want my kids to feel left out at family get-togethers or miss our Saturday morning pancakes, I would need to work out substitutions. At first some recipe experiments were fantastic, and some… well, less so. With no guidance from the doctor beyond being told what ingredients we couldn’t eat, the learning curve was STEEP! I researched everything I could find on celiac and food allergies and continued my food experiments. I realized I had a knack for figuring out what ingredients worked together to create muffins, dinners and cakes no one could tell were gluten and dairy free.
I understand first hand the frustrations and joy that comes with a gluten and dairy free diet. My cooking goals after diagnosis were to develop recipes and menu plans to not just taste as good at the “pre-gluten-free” days, but ones that would fit the needs of a growing, busy family who loves to eat. I created systems that keep our food budget in check while also freeing up time in the kitchen so that I can spend more time with my family on what matters most to me – simply living our everyday life together!
Whether you have a dairy and gluten allergy or are the designated cook for a household with a celiac, I can guide you though gluten free and dairy free ingredients, so that cooking can be a joy again. Skip the learning curve – let’s get cooking!
The above picture is from when my oldest daughter (at the age of 9) had her very first gluten and dairy free pizza out at a restaurant. It was so exciting for her (and me)! Things sure have changed from when we first started eating gluten free! If you are in the food industry, never underestimate the impact you make when you provide a safe and delicious experience for a food allergic patron. 🙂
Working with Angela:
An expert in gluten and dairy free recipe development and living, Angela teaches gluten and dairy free cooking classes, contributes articles and recipes to numerous publications, speaks at local and national organizations, ran a GFCF support group, and works as a consultant with local stores and restaurants about gluten and dairy free options along with implementing staff training and education on celiac and the gluten free diet. She is also a speaker for FAAN, talking with schools, restaurants, bakeries and stores on important allergy issues. Contact Angela for how Angela’s Kitchen can work with you!
As a Master Food Preserver, Angela also enjoys combining a love of gardening and locally grown produce into delicious fermented, dried, and canned goods for the pantry for her family and in the food preserving classes she teaches.