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Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
Creating new recipes, like creating new works of art, is one of my passions in life.  For the past twelve plus years, I’ve been a self-taught cook out of the necessity to feed myself allergy-free foods.  This blossomed into a career I never imagined when I began cooking for people with special diets at a healing and spiritual retreat in Warfordsburg, PA about 3 years ago. From there, people requested my food so much that I began my own personal chef business in... Full Bio
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How to bake gluten-free by heartofcooking Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Rosemary Potato Bread, photo by Sarah Schatz For years I avoided delving into the process of creating gluten-free baked goods because it simply seemed too dau ... Read on »
How to adapt a recipe to meet your needs by heartofcooking Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Do you feel limited when you look at a recipe that has ingredients in it that you either don't like or can't eat because of an allergy? Wouldn't it be great to, on a whim ... Read on »
How to restore balance in your body during the holidays by heartofcooking Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health If you have a sensitive digestive system, you may spend most of the year following a specific diet to keep your body in balance. However, it is possible that during this time ... Read on »
Gluten-free and Dairy-free Chocolate Cupcakes with Dairy-free Cashew-Coconut Icing by heartofcooking Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies These gluten-free chocolate cupcakes really turned out great so I want to share the recipe.  I used goat yogurt in them, but you can easily replace this with a non-dairy mil ... Read on »
Why Acceptance Is Key When Coping With Food Allergies or a Restricted Diet by heartofcooking Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies If you have food allergies, celiac disease or any other condition, which requires that you limit or restrict your intake of certain foods, it is usually a process to accept an ... Read on »