Hi, I’m Cinde, the Everyday Gluten Free Gourmet. I am a passionate home cook who loves cooking, teaching and sharing recipes. I believe everyone can and should learn to cook, it’s a great life skill so why not have fun doing it.
On this site I share recipes along with tips for cooking and organizing in the kitchen, and hopefully some inspiration to get you in your kitchen for a little culinary adventure.
I live in Calgary with my husband Jim and my son Justin. Jim enjoys cooking but on the website he is the photographer of everything you see. Together we enjoy outdoor activities like skiing, hiking, biking and kayaking. When I’m not in the kitchen I volunteer for the Calgary Chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association, play squash, garden and golf…and I can always work food into these activities.
I have been experimenting with gluten free cooking since 2009 when my friend was diagnosed with celiac disease. As I learned more I recognized the many challenges people face on the gluten free diet. Eventually I designed cooking classes to help people expand their knowledge of cooking and to become a little more adventurous in the kitchen. Classes are held in my home kitchen in Calgary, Alberta. I hope you’ll join me if you can.
Health Care Experience
I am a registered respiratory therapist, certified respiratory and tobacco educator. As a health educator I see people with asthma, allergies and anaphylaxis so I have a soft spot for people with food allergies and intolerances. I constantly work to improve my skills as an educator and enjoy the challenge of helping people improve their health.