Welcome to Strength and Sunshine!
Here on Strength and Sunshine food allergies do not get in the way of fun, healthy, and delicious food! You no longer have to be deprived of your old family favorite recipes, but free and limitless by using simple swaps and techniques to cook up recreations of those favorites and expand your palate to experience the vast world of flavor you may have never knew existed!
Enough with the fancy introductions, let’s get down to business and get to know each other! My name is Rebecca and I’m more than glad you stumbled onto my little corner of Strength and Sunshine. Here you’ll find me sharing the best gluten-free and allergy-friendly recipes with a side of fun and snarkiness!
Fast Facts About Me:
|I’m 20 years old and currently a full-time college student pursuing a degree in public health.|
|I’m Jersey born and raised (proud of it!), but wished I lived somewhere hot and sunny 24/7/365!|
|I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease 8+ years ago and consider myself your go-to celiac advocate and veteran for questions, suggestions, tips, tricks, and obviously recipes.|
That’s not all. I also have a soy allergy and eat egg-free, dairy-free, and meat-free (exceptions are chicken and fish!) So no…I’m not vegan. Other health problems? GERD, severe IBS, basically, I’m going to be your new favorite spoonie (i.e. go-to for autoimmune diseases).
|I started Strength and Sunshine on June 26th, 2013, because I loved reading blogs and knew I had so much to contribute and needed a space to share my passion for cooking and baking too!|
|Some of my favorite things are waking up at 4AM, fuzzy socks, 70s music, cast iron skillets, getting lost in a good book, potatoes, pancakes, not wearing make-up, grocery shopping, listening to podcasts, politics, and the Hallmark channel.|
|When I’m not experimenting in the kitchen, you can find me staying active through my love of yoga, strength training, and cycling!|
|I’ve never left the East Coast, but I have dreams of traveling to India, Iceland, Italy, Morocco, Australia, and, of course, California one day!|
|Yes, I’m an entrepreneur, running my own small business all online here, but I actually hate technology and would rather write you a hand written letter than an email, call instead of text, and use a darkroom to develop my photos!|
|I’m a hardcore introvert, but I also get thrills from public speaking, presenting, and performing!|
|I grew up as a competitive/professional dancer and nationally ranked/awarded baton twirler. Lipstick, embezzled bras, and adrenaline were the name of the game for 15 years!|
There’s so much more to share, but that’s why I’m excited you’re here! It’s time to follow along and become a part of the Strength and Sunshine family! This is your safe space for the best gluten-free, soy-free, egg-free, dairy-free, allergy-friendly recipes, meeting others in our gluten-free food allergy community, learning about how to live and maintain a happy healthy life, and always relax every Friday with the famous Friday Finisher!
|So let’s be friends! Connect with me via email: email@example.com. You can also sign up for my newsletter which will be sent via email every week so you won’t miss one delectable bite or “byte” 😉 Never hesitate to contact me. I love answering your questions about anything, from being newly gluten-free to buying your first yoga mat, and just chatting for fun, of course!|