Feature GF Bloggers-Tell all Tuesday!!!

We have been doing a fun new feature where I highlighted other gluten-free bloggers that I think are doing a great job in the gluten-free community. I have many ideas for bloggers in mind but if you know of someone you would just love to see featured please e-mail me at glutenfreefrenzy@gmail.com.

The gluten-free blogger I will be featuring today has SOOO many amazing recipes on her site. Her photography is excellent so you can really see the food shine through the pictures. She does all kinds of fun little events to get her readers involved which I love. I especially enjoy Slightly Indulgent Tuesday’s! I now introduce to you, Amy of Simply Sugar and Gluten Free!

Please tell everyone a little about yourself.

I’m pretty normal. In fact, from the outside my life would look boring. Joe, my husband, and I are homebodies. Usually, I’m in the kitchen, reading a new cookbook, blogging, or reading about blogging. When Joe’s not working, which isn’t often, he’s relaxing or helping around the house. Though our life has changed a little since I started culinary school, my priority is still to provide safe, loving, peaceful space for us and our 4 legged kids. On the weekends, we catch up on common household stuff – laundry, yard work, and bathing our four dogs.

Please tell me about your gluten-free blog.

I blog about healthier food. I struggled with my weight all my life until my late 20’s when I learned that white sugar and wheat flour cause intense food cravings which lead me to binge. Not glamorous at all, but I was a binge eater for many years. Once I was able to get off the white sugar and wheat, with some white-knuckling and a whole lot of faith, the weight somehow just started to fall off. I didn’t even realize it was happening. One day I put on my pants and they fell right down.

It sounds silly now to say that after being obsessed with my weight my whole life I didn’t know I was shrinking, but that’s how it happened. My life got really full when I wasn’t so busy obsessing over food. My blog is based on my experience. I share foods I love to cook and eat, along with how I choose to live today. That’s really what it comes down to – we have a choice every day to nourish our bodies or not. It’s really quite simple and much easier than the alternative.

How long have you been blogging?

Almost a year. A wonderful year.

Why did you start a gluten-free blog?

My blog was originally a creative outlet for me – I was in a job that didn’t fulfill me and I needed something that did. I’ve always loved writing, cooking, and food. After sharing about my long-term weight loss of 60 pounds and healthier cooking, sugar free and gluten free, I’ve found that there are so many other people out there just like me.

Now, I blog to help others. I had no idea that I’d find supportive, caring friendships. My heart is full of gratitude for the people that read my blog – I cherish each and every comment.

What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?

I feature products I love to use – cookbooks, ingredients, kitchen gadgets.

What would you like to see with your gluten-free blog in the future?

I’d love to see it grow – even if you don’t have to eat gluten free and sugar free, there are many simple ways to make food healthier. So many people struggle with their weight and it doesn’t have to be that way. I know. I’ve lived it.

What do you love about gluten-free blogging most?

The people and the relationships. I couldn’t imagine life without Shirley’s flourless concoctions (Gluten Free Easily) or Alta’s incredible kitchen feats (Tasty Eats at Home). Sometimes I don’t hear from a reader who usually comments regularly for a week or two and I always think about them.

Do you do giveaways? If so, what was your favorite giveaway?

Yes, I do giveaways but could never choose a favorite. Like I said, I share products that make a difference in my life. There’s not one that has been more valuable than another. I do use NuNaturals Stevia on a daily basis, and frequently refer to I Love Dessert by Nicolette Dumke. iHerb.com is also a favorite of mine.

Tell me some of your favorite gluten-free blogs that you read.

Gluten Free Easily
Tasty Eats at Home

Celiac Teen
The Spunky Coconut
Karina’s Kitchen
Whole Life Nutrition
Kalyn’s Kitchen – not gluten-free but I adore her work. Many dishes are naturally gluten free.

How can people find you?

A few different ways:
My blog – Simply Sugar & Gluten Free – www.SimplySugarAndGlutenFree.com
Twitter – @Amys_SSGF
Facebook
www.facebook.com/amys.ssgf

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Comments

  1. How nice of Amy to mention me, I love her blog too.

  2. The list of favorites are almost identical to mine! I love this new feature of yours every Tuesday. I can't wait until next Tuesday now to see what blogs I should be following!

  3. I love Amy's blog! So many great recipes :)

  4. Chandice – thanks once again for featuring me. It's a wonderful feeling to have other bloggers want to share what I do.

    Big hugs!!

  5. Chandice – thanks once again for featuring me. It's a wonderful feeling to have other bloggers want to share what I do.

    Big hugs!!

  6. Chandice – thanks once again for featuring me. It's a wonderful feeling to have other bloggers want to share what I do.

    Big hugs!!

  7. Chandice – thanks once again for featuring me. It's a wonderful feeling to have other bloggers want to share what I do.

    Big hugs!!

  8. Amy is the very best! This is a great interview. Her warmth and generosity shine through. She is always thinking of others and how to make their lives healthier and more delicious. That was incredibly sweet of her to mention my blog and others, but I'm not surprised–that is Amy's wonderful way! We are so fortunate to have her and her blog!

    Shirley

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