Hi there! Welcome to Vibrantly G-Free. I'm Jamie, the recipe developer, photographer, and writer behind this gluten-free recipe blog.
Here you'll find amazing gluten-free recipes that are meant for everyday, busy lives.
Many recipes are inspired by American comfort foods and Italian classics. By tradition, Italian cooking is simple and delicious, and where my culinary background is rooted.
More about me
I started as a research oceanographer, but quit my job to teach when my new celiac diagnosis made travel hard.
Then, a hobby to cope with my diagnosis became a mission to share recipes and tips to make gluten-free tastier and easier for everyone.
Welcome to my online home.
I've always been a lover of good food. And while I notoriously hated cooking as a young adult, I did love to bake! When I was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2011, I nearly gave up on baking, which felt so hard with all the changes. This was long before gluten-free 1-to-1 flours existed.
Little did I know, this was the start of my journey to love cooking. But let me tell you, it did not happen fast. The goal was always to make lots of food in as little time as possible so I could get back to the things I really loved. My first love was the Pacific Northwest outdoors, with an abundance of hiking with my dog Kaia, rock climbing, and cycle touring.
The first recipes I posted on this site were ones I loved and wanted to remember after I quit my science teaching job for a year of outdoor adventure in 2019. They were never meant to be seen by anyone but me and my partner, Lucas.
When the pandemic hit in 2020, my travels were derailed and I ended up in a camper van to wait it out. This was the start of an entire section of amazing, trial tested one-pot recipes that are really really good.
I realized that the simple recipes I was making were better than the gluten-free options in restaurants.
This is when I realized I loved cooking.
Since then, making recipes, food photography, and food videography have been my full time job.
We have lots of tasty vegan options on the site! Check out our Vegan Recipe Category for 50+ recipes that are either 100% vegan, or have an easy vegan option that we make in my own home all the time.
Our Vegan Vodka Pasta is super easy and also decadently delicious! And if you have an instant pot, it really does not get easier than our 3-Step Easy Chicken Cacciatore.
If you're looking for baking recipes, this Foolproof Gluten-Free French Baguette uses only 3 ingredients and is super simple. Our one-bowl gluten-free double chocolate muffins are also very easy.
Hands-down one of our Chia Seed Puddings! There's the plain 2-ingredient chia pudding, a chocolate chia pudding, and my favorite mango coconut chia seed pudding. After that, I recommend exploring our smoothie recipes.
I definitely used to, but not anymore. When I first went gluten-free and needed to adapt to a new style of eating, I did feel deprived and left out of social situations. Gluten-free foods were less known and available and I wasn’t a great cook.
Now, my non-gluten-free friends often comment on how good we eat! And stop by the house for dinner and snacks when they're in my area.
My recipes, photography, and videography can be found all across the internet. Most notably, I have a collection of unique recipes on Mashed.com. Since the birth of my daughter in 2022, I also write food articles for Seattle's Child.
I regularly work with brands to create unique recipes and content. Past partners include Farmer's Market Foods, Sumo Citrus, Masi Masa Trading Company, Modern Table, Coogies, and more!
Jamie's favorite recipes
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