My love for food was developed very early because of our nomadic life. Since my father was in the Air force we have traveled to different places and been able to try different foods. This love was further progressed into a passion when I got married to an armed forces officer. Being an army officer’s wife I went to a lot of social events and hosted a few parties myself. Somehow the art of cooking and entertaining got interwoven in my life.
Then destiny conspired and brought us to this beautiful British Columbia in 1999. My family and I are now well immersed in Canadian culture and citizens of this country. I am a full-time homemaker as well as do bookkeeping, payroll accounting, and other stuff like keeping track of the inventory for my husband. This keeps me going during the week. In my free time, apart from writing this food blog I love to do gardening, yoga, go for long walks and hikes and DIY homedecorating and designing .
My journey to the blog started 3 years after I was diagnosed with gluten intolerance. I began searching for gluten free recipes, but what I found was that a lot of gluten free sites were mostly posting simple soups or salads. The desserts were also unappealing to me because they were only made from rice flour or almond meal. Going gluten free isn’t as easy as deciding to start eating gluten free food, especially if it is more of a necessity than a choice. I wanted real food, something that was nutritionally balanced, flavorful and enjoyable even for gluten eaters. For Punjabis, chapatti is an everyday staple, but not a single site at that time (2008) had a recipe for gluten free chapatti. This led me to try various combinations of flours and came up with a healthy gluten free mix for chapati with no starch or gum. That was the moment when I thought of writing down my gluten free recipes in a notebook. Since I always loved to cook and bake from scratch, creating gluten free recipes was not too difficult for me.
My real connection with the internet happened in 2011 when I was healing from my abdominal surgery. I had nothing to do during those days so I spent my time watching TV, reading books or whatever required minimum movement. On one such day, my husband asked me if I could help him do some work on the computer. I was getting bored and needed something to do so I felt more than happy to engage myself in something other than books and TV. My experience with the internet before my surgery just consisted of me checking emails or occasionally looking at some gluten free recipes, but now that I had a lot more free time I actually started exploring more on the internet. One of these days I came across Google’s blogging platform, Blogger. It interested me. I followed the steps, scribbled about my gluten sensitivity and hit “publish’. It was free and in just a few minutes I ended up creating a blog. It was a step taken into the unknown, which was scary for me. However it soon became my addiction.
Writing a food blog has given me a platform to share my love of food that I grew up eating at home or wherever I traveled. The recipes posted here are not just for gluten free people but they are simply good for anyone. They are tried, tested and created by me or adapted from other sources. Sometimes I fail and sometimes I succeed and that’s the fun of gluten free cooking and baking.
Thanks for reading my blog and I hope you enjoy my gluten free recipes. All the content on this blog is copyright protected. If you want to use my image or recipes please let me know and provide a link to credit my work. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated August 2017