Hi! I’m Deanna, and I love to cook and create gluten free recipes. This creativity sprang to life in 2006 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease. Ironically, I am a nurse and work in an endoscopy center. I assist with exams done to help diagnose celiac disease. However, I did not have the usual symptoms associated with celiac disease and my diagnosis was first done through blood work. To say I was surprised was an understatement! After 3 months on a gluten free diet, many vague symptoms (for example hair loss, mild stomach aches) that I had come to accept as routine life went away and I have never looked back.
I live in the Colorado at 5,000 feet elevation and have realized that gluten free flours do not always “behave” at this altitude. I have done a lot of research and ‘tinkering’ to create recipes that will turn out, and to adapt old favorites to gluten free flours. I love to share these findings, and to learn from others new ideas and recipes.
(My three girls)
When not working, or in the kitchen, I love to garden, read and hike in the beautiful Colorado outdoors. I love living in Colorado, and one of my favorite ways to spend a day is in the mountains of this beautiful state.