Hi, I’m Erika Heald.
Welcome to my gluten-free kitchen!
Why I Started the Erika’s Gluten-free Kitchen Blog
I’ve probably had issues for a very long time, but it wasn’t until 2016 that I knew for sure. After I was diagnosed with a gluten sensitivity and wheat allergy, my boyfriend was diagnosed with IBS. His doctor suggested the low-FODMAP diet. Since I’m the one who cooks in our house, I started looking for resources for cooking food that would be gentle on the stomach.
Although there are a number of fantastic blogs dedicated to Paleo and gluten-free cooking, I didn’t find quite what I was looking for. That’s why I started this blog.
I develop low-FODMAP, gluten-free recipes for the blog, with an emphasis on creating great-tasting, good-looking food that no one will ever suspect is part of a restricted diet.
What You’ll Find on the Erika’s Gluten-free Kitchen Blog
In these pages, I’m creating a resource for low FODMAP-friendly eating. You’ll find gluten-free recipes, tips, and news, all with a focus on minimizing IBS irritation. Note that although we are cutting out gluten and the primary FODMAP irritants such as apples, onions, and garlic, we’re not always avoiding milk products or lactose since that hasn’t proven to be an issue for either of us. Recipes that are compliant with the low-FODMAP protocol are tagged as low-FODMAP for those of you who are avoiding lactose.
I also share my experiences in navigating the challenges of changing my approach to eating and cooking. I review gluten-free and low FODMAP products and cookbooks, and curate a list of San Francisco Bay Area gluten-free resources. If you have any tips on gluten-free resources I should check out, connect with me on twitter or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
One thing to note: I’m gluten intolerant, with wheat, crab, and cashew allergies.
What I Do Outside of the Kitchen
When I’m not working on the blog, I’m self-employed as a marketing consultant, helping technology startups define and create content that moves their customers through the buyer’s journey. I live in a tiny San Francisco apartment with a galley kitchen with my boyfriend and our two cats.
I live in a tiny San Francisco apartment with a galley kitchen with my boyfriend and our two rescue cats.
See you in the kitchen!