A little bit about me…

Welcome to my site and blog. I wanted to share a little bit about who I am.

My name is Bonnie. I live in Somerset west, South Africa. I’m married and have two teenage children.

𝓜𝔂 𝓵𝓸𝓿𝓮 𝓯𝓸𝓻 𝓫𝓪𝓴𝓲𝓷𝓰 … My love for baking began as a child when I would spend many hours in the kitchen with my grandmother. She loved baking and taught me how to make crunchies and how to measure. Mostly she taught me how food makes you feel: filled with love and warmth. Her kitchen was always busy and warm, the aroma of citrus peel and cinnamon filling the air. Every year she would send a fruitcake wrapped in wax paper and foil for us. It was the highlight of my year. I could taste the love in every bite. When I bake, I’m transported back to those childhood times: safe, warm and comforted.
I bake because I want to share the love and joy that baking delicious things brings to others. After all, there is more happiness in giving than in receiving.
𝓦𝓱𝔂 𝓰𝓵𝓾𝓽𝓮𝓷 𝓯𝓻𝓮𝓮?

My gluten free story is a long one that goes back about 16 years. The short end is: I always knew I had an issue with something I was eating and that issue went away when I went off wheat. It was around 6 years ago I went off gluten completely. All the health problems I had disappeared. I’ve never been tested for celiac but it’s not about a label, it’s just about listening to my body and avoiding what I know doesn’t do me any good.
Unfortunately I had many other health issues to deal with about two years ago in my recovery from gluten. And due to this, I had to experiment a lot with all types of eating and baking. However, I believe everything in life, even the bad, can teach you if you let it, and so I have embraced all the challenges and was determined to learn and grow from them. It is because of this, I have learned to bake sugar-free, grain-free, low carb, vegan and dairy-free. Experience is the best teacher.
So while I focus on glutenfree baking, I am happy to offer other health alternatives where possible.

𝓜𝔂 𝓶𝓲𝓼𝓼𝓲𝓸𝓷
I Have a passion for delicious things that happen to be glutenfree.
Photo credits @elainesangster

Published by Bonnie

Hello. My name is Bonnie. Welcome to my page. I have been an avid baker for about 20 years. Of those years, seven have been gluten-free baking. I discovered I had a chronic intolerance to gluten and began experimenting with converting my all time favorite recipes into gluten-free ones. I also have developed my own recipe repertoire. I am married and have two children. My husband and son are not gluten intolerant but my daughter is. She has also been the motivation for persevering in creating recipes we both can enjoy. My journey has taught me so much and I know many others can benefit from my experience. My hope is that you will find something you can order that you have missed and longed for being gluten intolerant or celiac. Or perhaps you just want a healthier option as I also offer alternatives to some of my orders such as sugar free, grain free and low carb. I share my experience and story in more detail on my Instagram page. (@bonniesGFbakery) Please feel free to follow me there. Located in Somerset West, Western cape, South Africa. I deliver to the Helderberg basin area which includes Somerset West, Gordans Bay and Strand.

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