Hello. I’m Helen from Sydney, Australia. I am a gluten free cookbook author, television presenter, food photographer and stylist and I’m obsessed with making delicious gluten free food from scratch for my family and friends. I love sharing my passion for food with others so I taught myself to use a camera and started my gluten free food blog ‘Hungry and Fussy’ in 2005 as a creative outlet.
My gluten free journey started 12 years ago when I discovered I was a coeliac during IVF treatment. Not words a foodie wants to hear but I finally discovered the cause of my infertility, lethargy, anaemia, stomach cramps and constant exhaustion. When I eliminated gluten from my diet my symptoms disappeared and I eventually fell pregnant. Today I’m a mum to three healthy active children who mainly eat gluten free because I’m the cook at home. They don’t realise the crispy Baked Quinoa Crumbed Chicken for dinner is gluten free, to them it just tastes like delicious food.
The initial change in my diet was challenging but after 12 years I believe I have mastered the art of gluten free cooking and working with gluten free ingredients. My food philosophy is simple, fresh and flavoursome. The recipes on this blog are easy to follow and don’t require you to spend hours over the stovetop. I’m a realistic and pragmatic cook and I understand that in reality, most of us are very time-poor.
My recipes are the express route to delicious gluten free dishes. You won’t have to deal with the stress, tears and tantrums that come with discovering that perfect gluten free chocolate cupcake recipe or soft bouncy gluten free bread recipe that is both nutritious and delicious! Your gluten ‘enabled’ friends won’t even know your new creations are gluten free. These are achievable recipes that all your friends and family can enjoy.
You can purchase my cookbook here and watch my gluten free cooking show ‘Loving Gluten Free’ on SBS Food late 2019. Hope you love it!