Do you know how hard it is to prepare food for your family where you and one of your children can only eat certain things due to food allergies, but the other 2 people in your family can eat anything they want?? Hi…and welcome to my life!! It’s ok though…I have this figured out. By the way…I’m Amanda! I’m the creator, writer, “cooker” (as my son calls me), recipe creator and photographer of Recipes Worth Repeating! You’re going to love my recipes because I cater to both needs. My recipes can be made gluten-free, as well as traditional! Yes! You do have the option for both!
Before I jump into why I went down this gluten-free journey, I’ll tell you a little bit about me and my passions. I was born in Tennessee, but I moved to Arizona twelve years ago and ended up marrying the love of my life. We now have two amazing kiddos, one who is sensitive to gluten, just like I am. Oh, and she’s flat out allergic to yeast. Fun one there…
During the day, I live in the software development world, and I love it. At night and on the weekends, it’s all about my family, my fitness, my food, and becoming more like Christ. Once a month, I lead the efforts for my church group and we gather to make 100 sack lunches to be delivered to the homeless in downtown Phoenix. It’s an absolute joy to provide food to those who don’t always know when they will get their next meal.
I also publish recipes each month for our local community magazine. One of the perks to being the “foodie” for our magazine is that I get to do restaurant reviews and publish them in the magazine. It’s so much fun, and let me tell you, I’m having a BLAST with my food website and my publications.
Ok…gluten-free journey. My passion for gluten-free recipes developed back in 2012 when I started feeling sluggish all the time and was plagued with occasional stomach aches. My best friend, who is a nutritionist, told me to stop eating gluten. Umm…no. I was not ok with this idea. I mean, I love pasta and bread! I didn’t think there was any way this could work. But I was sick of the stomachaches and the bloated feeling all the time, so I went for it. And I’ve been on track ever since. And I feel better!
So, what can you expect from my posts? Well…I love creating recipes that are gluten-free. But, not everyone is gluten-free! Wheat does not have to be the enemy here! About 90% of the recipes on my website are naturally gluten-free, can be made gluten-free, or I provide the alternative to make it a traditional recipe. So there’s plenty of delicious recipes for everyone. I cater to all! I offer variety. I offer convenience. I offer yumminess!
That’s me! I hope you enjoy my recipes. Oh – and I love to hear from my readers! You can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can leave me a comment (I always write back). I can also be found on social media. Just click my social media buttons on my page! Have questions for me? Yep – just contact me. It’s that simple. Happy Eats!