About Sarah and A Saucy Kitchen
Hey! Welcome to my kitchen! I’m Sarah.
I’m the voice, author, photographer, recipe developer and self-taught cook behind A Saucy Kitchen and author of Effortless Vegan. I started this website back in 2015 to show that eating and living gluten free can be easy and delicious!
Though I’m originally from the US (what’s up Arizona) I now live in Sheffield, England with my husband Mike and our wonderfully derpy greyhound Paddy.
Though I have always enjoyed cooking and baking, learning how to make it all gluten free came with its challenges. I started A Saucy Kitchen back in 2015 as a way to share the gluten free recipes my husband and I were learning to make. My husband, Mike, was diagnosed with Coeliac Disease after many difficult years of unexplained health issues that all stemmed from his diet.
Over the years I’ve learned so much about the ins-and-outs of gluten free living which I hope to share with you! At a minimum I always test my recipes, I try to include tips and tricks where ever they might be useful and I always make sure to share photos of finished recipes so you know what to expect.
“My mission is to provide easy and delicious gluten free recipes for people who like eating healthy but get distracted by cookies.”
What You’ll Find Here
In addition to gluten free food A Saucy Kitchen offers a variety of recipes that cater towards Paleo, Low FODMAP and Vegan lifestyles. My goal is to share food that we can all enjoy without ever feeling deprived.
Since eating with food restrictions can feel complicated enough I try to create recipes that are easy to make and follow along with.
This Coconut Lime Chicken is my most loved recipe here on A Saucy Kitchen.
Why Gluten Free?
After 10+ years of mysterious health problems that completely derailed his life, my husband Mike was diagnosed with Coeliac Disease back around 2014.
While I’d love to tell you that going gluten free cleared his health problems right up, he does still have a lot of bad days where his arthritis flares up along with general fatigue. That being said – even with those occasional bad days going gluten free really did make a HUGE difference on his health.
In order to make sure we have a fully gluten free kitchen free from cross contamination I also maintain a gluten free diet. I do occasionally eat gluten if I’m going out to eat but for the most part I just don’t miss it.
What is the Low FODMAP diet?
FODMAP is an acronym for:
Fermentable Oligo-saccharides Di-saccharides Mono-saccharides And Polyols
FODMAP’s are sugars that are poorly absorbed by the body which can lead to IBS symptoms. A Low FODMAP diet is an elimination diet designed to ease the pain and discomfort of IBS. Because so many foods have high levels of FODMAP’s (garlic, onions, apples to name a few) you should discuss the pros and cons of going a low FODMAP diet with a doctor before you try it.
Are you still on a Low FODMAP diet?
Because there are so many foods that are considered high FODMAP, it’s not meant to be a forever diet. Mike was on it for about six months before he was able to start reintroducing high FODMAP foods back into his diet. Before the diet he couldn’t eat tomatoes, onions, or garlic without severe pain. Every now and then he’ll have issues with stomach pain and gastritis. Whenever that happens he’ll eat mostly low FODMAP for a few days before he’s back to normal and enjoying a wide variety of foods.
What kind of diet do you follow?
Other than eating 100% gluten free there are no hard and fast rules that we follow. I cook with the seasons and try to get the best quality produce we can afford. We try to fill up on fruits and vegetables before anything else but sometimes you just need chocolate cake and fried chicken, ya know?
Mike’s a big meat eater, but most of my meals are vegetarian. Mike used to have a lot of issues with dairy, but he tolerates it much better these days. That being said the majority of recipes found on here will be dairy free or have dairy free options.
Because I understand how difficult it may be to cook with food allergies, I really enjoy coming up with recipes that are nut, grain, dairy, and/or egg free. I try to sprinkle in a little something for everybody.
Can I publish your photos or recipes on my blog/website?
Oh hey! Thanks for asking! If you want to use a photo to promote my blog or the recipe then you may post one photo as long as you link back to the place where you can find it on my blog. If possible it would be great if you could also provide a link back to my homepage (http://www.asaucykitchen.com). Please don’t republish the recipe itself anywhere else without my permission first.
My photos and recipes are copyrighted material and may not published anywhere else without express permission from me first.
If you’ve got more questions about my policy you can email me at sarah (at) asaucykitchen.com
Please do not email me about changing links in my past posts to links to your website. I am also not accepting guest posts at this time. I try my best to respond to every email, but if you do email me about either of these things there’s a good chance I won’t reply. Thank you!
I hope you stay for awhile and enjoy what you see!