Cupcake Wars is a Food Network TV show where four bakers compete in a cupcake bake-off for $10,000. They are judged on taste and appearance. One of my children loves this show and together we’ve watched many episodes.
I was very happy to see that Crave Bake Shop, a gluten-free bakery in Portland, Oregon won the 100th episode. This just goes to show that living without gluten doesn’t mean sacrificing taste.
Crave is owned by Kyra Bussanich, who was diagnosed with an auto-immune disorder when she was 20. Part of staying healthy meant switching to a gluten-free diet, avoiding all wheat and overly processed foods. Often Kyra would run to Whole Foods or her local market to look for gluten-free substitutes.
After being disappointed in the gluten-free products that were available on the market, Kyra thought she’d have to live without Click to continue reading »