Welcome to Strength and Sunshine!
Here on Strength and Sunshine celiac disease and food allergies don’t 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 flavors, foods, and ingredients you may have never knew existed!
Who am I? My name is Rebecca and I’m more than glad you stumbled onto my little corner of the internet! On Strength and Sunshine 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 22 years old and just obtained my college 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 10+ 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, IBD, basically, I’m going to be your new favorite spoonie (i.e. go-to for autoimmune diseases and chronic illness).
|I started Strength and Sunshine on June 26th, 2013, because I loved reading blogs and knew I had to set up my own space to share my gluten-free and allergy-free recipes, tips, tricks, and advice, and overall share my passion for cooking and baking!|
|Some of my favorite things are waking up at 4AM, fuzzy socks, geeking out over digital marketing and web coding, 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 during the holidays.|
|When I’m not experimenting in the kitchen, you can find me staying active through my love of yoga, strength training and weight lifting, 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 online, but I actually dislike the suck of 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, flashy jeweled costumes, and adrenaline were the name of the game for 15 years (i.e. my love for performing)!|
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, top 8 allergen-free and friendly recipes, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!|