A Blogger A Day: Simply Sugar & Gluten Free
Blogs at: www.simplysugarandglutenfree.com
Tweets at: www.twitter.com/Amys_SSGF
Like her at: Simply Sugar & Gluten Free on Facebook
On the bookshelf: Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free: 180 Easy & Delicious Recipes You Can Make in 20 Minutes or Less (Find it at Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com and your local Barnes & Noble store. Many health food stores and other book stores carry it, too.)
Why we’re fans:Even without refined sugar, Amy still manages to create culinary eye candy. Her recipes and accompanying food photos are so enticing, it’s hard not to try them out. That, coupled with the following she’s gathered from activities like Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, explains why her cookbook release earlier this year was such a success. But even as her fame rises, Amy remains a humble and welcoming blogger, and a great supporter of NFCA.
Amy’s Story: I was told by an osteopathic doctor to eliminate wheat and white sugar from my diet because I experienced severe depression, moodiness, migraines and was overweight. I’ve found that the easiest way to eat wheat-free is to eat gluten-free. I just feel better that way, too. It’s been more than seven years since I’ve had any of the health issues I was experiencing, and I easily lost and maintained a 60 pound weight loss.
According to Amy: The hardest part about going gluten-free was that it wasn’t ‘buzzy’ back then and no one understood. Everyone thought I was just being difficult. I didn’t even attempt to bake until I’d been gluten-free for several years. It sounds silly, but I didn’t even know that there were gluten-free flours. Once I found out, though, a whole world opened up for me. I got into the kitchen and have been baking delicious gluten-free desserts ever since.
A taste of Simply Sugar & Gluten Free:
- Perfect Gluten-Free Bread: This loaf bakes up perfectly every time.
- Chocolate Mint Brownies: A fudgy layer of brownies topped with mint frosting and drizzled with chocolate.
- Lemon Coconut Bars: These dairy-free bars have the perfect lemon sweet-tart balance on top of a melt-in-your-mouth crust.
For more of NFCA’s Celiac Awareness Month celebration, visit www.CeliacCentral.org/awarenessmonth.