Cook with Gigi at The Ingles Table

I’m delighted you’re here! To make your visit meaningful, let me tell you a bit about why I’m here and what I have for you.

There are 3 facts I want you to know about me are before you read on:

1. I understand living a strict 100% gluten-free lifestyle and how important that is because I have celiac disease along with multiple food allergies (more below).

2. I am a former behavioral neuroscience researcher who specialized in chronic inflammatory pain and natural products research, so I mean it when I say “Smart Nutrition Backed by Science.”

3. I used my background as a scientist and my culinary skills to completely restore my health after suffering more than 25 years with chronic pain and a long list of debilitating ailments. (I share exactly how I did this in The Gluten-Free Solution: Your Ultimate Guide to Positive Gluten-Free Living.)

In addition to gluten-free, all my recipes are also free from dairy, soy, peanuts and tree nuts. Many are egg-free and grain-free.

In the autumn of 2007, I adopted a gluten-free lifestyle due to celiac disease. Shortly afterward, I developed serious food allergies to tree nuts, peanuts and soy. I chose to live dairy-free due to severe iron deficiency anemia resulting from a genetic disorder. (Dairy inhibits iron uptake.)

My diet is about 90% whole foods with minimal processed foods, so you will find lots of grain-free recipes. I try to include as many egg-free and sugar-free recipes here, too, as I know many of you are in need of those on your gluten-free diet. 

And just to be clear, there are plenty of decadent sweets in my Recipe Index. Please  understand: (1) I don’t eat those foods as part of my regular diet and (2) I do not recommend you do that, either. I create and share those recipes because that’s what so many readers request – gluten-free (or other “free”) versions of favorite desserts. I’m happy to provide them, and to encourage you to enjoy them on occasion as part of an overall balanced diet with all things in moderation. You’ll also find plenty of healthier options to satisfy your sweet tooth, too. I strive to provide something for everyone, so have fun browsing through the pages!

You can learn more about my overall health and life Philosophy here.

More Useful Resources for You

Please use the site to enhance your good health and your journey to optimal wellness. In addition to the recipes, you’ll find a library of useful Articles I’ve written for you on topics like celiac disease and other gluten-related health issues, gluten-free living, nutrition, gluten-free travel and more!

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