Ok this may be a bit of a longer post as it is my first one so here we go….
My name is Brittany and the seeds of Bake to Nature were planted in 2008 when I discovered I had various food allergies. During High School and university I had consistent tummy problems which I just assumed were normal and I learned to live with.
Finally when my health started causing me more problems, including affecting my breathing, I went through a multitude of testing including allergy testing. Results showed that I was allergic to several grains: wheat, barley, oats and corn, plus several other specific foods. I have always had a passion and love of the kitchen especially when it comes to baking, so when I found out about my allergies I started experimenting with recipes to make them work for me. Growing up I had a very health conscious mom as well as my dad and stepmom that owned a gym. In addition to my passion for being in the kitchen, my passion and love of fitness and health went hand in hand. I wanted to make treats that were delicious and tasty but that had nutritional benefits. In 2011 when I was introduced to CrossFit (which on a side note is the most amazing positive environment that you can workout in and it pushes you passed your limits and shows you that you can accomplish anything you want to!) I was introduced to the Paleo lifestyle.
Again this inspired me to start playing and altering recipes to make treats and eats that were also Paleo friendly. This led me to create what is now Bake to Nature…Baking using all natural ingredients, unrefined sugars, organic when possible, gluten free and Paleo.
My mission is to create Healthy Tasty Treats and Eats, so everyone including those with allergies or other disorders can enjoy nutritious goodies and snacks while feeling good about it, literally.
I was able to attend the Collingwood Farmers Market this past Saturday for this first time and had an awesome day. The sun was shining, it was a beautiful day so it brought a good crowd downtown. For my first market it was pretty successful. Luckily I had my sister Courtney and boyfriend Mike there helping out which made a HUGE difference. I will be back at the farmers market in a few weeks. So guys mark it in your calendars I will be at the market:
I will give more updates the closer to my next date back. If you want to make some orders in the meantime, check out the Sweets and Treats page and send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. With that being said, I do work a full time job so some notice would be much appreciated when ordering your goodies. That’s it for now hope you enjoy the site and here’s your fun fact of the day.
Did you know…
You can substitute the oils and butters in your baked goods with apple sauce!