Kimberley shares how health issues brought her back to the culinary world, inspiring her to create allergen-friendly, always 100% gluten free recipes & document her journey on her Rocks & Dirt Bakery Blog.
“I grew up on Vancouver Island and have fond memories, as a child and teenager, baking and cooking with two of the best home cooks I have ever known, my Mum and my Grandma.”
“Formal culinary training, my career as an early childhood educator, and living throughout Northern Europe and North America have greatly influenced my cuisine.”
“But what has influenced my cooking and baking the most is my lifelong struggle with digestive issues, food allergies and after being diagnosed with multiple chronic & autoimmune illnesses, including Celiac disease.”
“When I discovered that the food I so loved to cook, bake – and eat – was exasperating my health issues, I began to experiment with new ways of baking. This was the beginning of my 20 year journey with the goal of creating foods that I could enjoy eating again.”
“Though I was using non traditional, healthy and unrefined ingredients, I knew in order to be truly successful and satisfied, I wouldn’t be able to compromise on taste and texture. In the end my goal is to create food that I love to eat.”
“I love creating new recipes on a daily basis – I just can’t help myself! I now call Camano Island, Washington home along with my husband Barak (who is an amazing taste tester) and my Welsh terrier Duncan (who is also amazing but a wee bit mischievous.)”
- Editor’s Note: Kimberley frequently returns to the Island for holidays, eager to visit the many celiac-friendly restaurants we enjoy here! Follow her on Instagram!
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