The Gluten & Grain Free Gourmet is a company dedicated to showing that a healthy life can STILL be delicious!
Hello! My name is Jen Cuevas, and I started this company so I could pursue my passion: delicious eating for good health!
In 2013, I decided to dedicate my career to the new way of living that helped me overcome disease and conditions I didn’t even know I had. After realizing that others could benefit from the same journey, I became certified with Gluten Free Society. I’m sure that you might see some truths about foods on this website that are hard to swallow (pardon the pun!), but what we share here has one goal: to help you live a safe, enjoyable and healthy life.
With that, we strive for everything (reviewed, recommended, mentioned, supported, sold, etc.) on this site to be 100% free of gluten, grain, soy, and poultry. We want you to be able to trust what you find here, and be fully informed of the truth, so that you can make the best decisions for your own health. We will NOT promote items that are not 100% free of gluten, grain, soy, and poultry.
Because I live this way myself, I go through what you go through! I understand the issues of eating out, cross contamination, catered events, social gatherings, etc. You are not alone!
Another part of my company’s mission is that we strive to show you that living this lifestyle doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. We are constantly told that a person “can’t afford” to eat this way, or that it’s “too complicated.” We are here to dispel the myths!
Thank you for visiting our site. I hope that through the blog posts, products, classes, and services offered that YOU can discover that your own healthy life can STILL be delicious!
~Jen of The GGF Gourmet
Below is a brief version of Jen’s story.
The Gluten & Grain Free Gourmet supports delicious eating that is gluten, grain, soy, and poultry free. The GGF Gourmet (Jen Cuevas) experienced her own journey to wellness by eating this way, and desires to share the message that life can still be delicious!
Just a few short years ago, Jen was ill with a multitude of issues (although not typical “Celiac” symptoms), including high cholesterol, pre-diabetes, sudden weight gain [over 60 pounds], Hashimoto’s, and arthritis (read more of her story here). After more than seven frustrating visits with various doctors, she finally learned about her gluten sensitivity and Celiac disease. In becoming well, she found that life without gluten was really great from a health perspective, but affected everything else that had a social factor.
In the time since her diagnosis, Jen has spent a lot of time learning. She was treated by Dr. Glen Aukerman (author: Better Health in 120 days) and attended all of his classes to understand the medical aspect of how various foods affect gluten sensitivity. After discovering the truth about the gluten content in all grains (and even foods labeled “gluten free”), she went grain free in 2012, and became certified with Gluten Free Society (under the direction of Dr. Peter Osborne). Her goal is to help others with the knowledge she has gained, while providing resources that are delicious and safe for those who are Celiac or have a gluten sensitivity. She has spent much time researching products, doing restaurant reviews, and most of all in the development of recipes that don’t contain gluten, grain, soy, or poultry. She is trained in how to avoid cross-contamination, has personally coached individuals, and given public presentations on the topic.