Food became a very integral part of living, especially when you grow up in a Latin family (my mother from Brazil and father from Ecuador). There is very rarely a memory that doesn't incorporate some type of cooking, baking or eating of amazing foods. My mother became a master at food evolution, incorporating not only wonderful dishes of her and my father's South American cultures, but also experimenting with American traditional foods as well as other cultures.

When I was a young girl my mother brought my siblings and I into the kitchen to learn how to cook and bake, a love that grew in me as I became older. In the years in my parent's home I learned how to make bread, fresh pasta, cakes and some amazing savory meals. My mom would take me to the kitchen gourmet stores and let me pick out special tools to do things that I wanted to do with food. 

When I had my children, I started to bake a great deal more and eventually started a bakery business focused on three dimensional cakes and gourmet cupcakes. My kids never went hungry for sweet treats in my home! 

More recently, when we decided to go gluten-free, in an effort to work with my son's Autism, I thought that the days of sweet treats and cheesy pastas were gone forever. I knew that going gluten-free wasn't just going to be something for my kiddo, but the whole family. So with my desire for knowledge on my side, I set out for research and began my mission to make gluten-free and eventually casein-free a delicious and normal way of life for us. Here are a collection of recipes that we have used and gotten the kiddo seal of approval on (mostly anyway). If you're thinking of trying GFCF, try some of these recipes out- you will be surprised what you can do without wheat or dairy.


Gluten-Free Flour Blend

Gluten-free Bento Lunches


White Sandwich Bread
Gluten-free Biscuits
Breakfast Scramblers

Quickbreads and Cake

Black Bean Brownies
Gluten-free Bacon Cupcakes with Maple "butter"cream
Chocolate Avocado Cake with Chocolate Ganache
Coconut "Butter"cream Icing
GF/CF Chocolate Chip Waffles
Multi-grain Flour Tortillas
Vanilla Cake
Vanilla Icing
Vanilla-Almond Cake with Chocolate Ganache filling
Gluten-free Yellow Cake
Free and Simple Apple Pie