Welcome! I’m Johnna…
I’m so glad you are here. So much of life happens in the kitchen. It is where everyone gathers in my house. It is where we start the day with a cup of hot coffee and a glass of green juice, where we talk about the day’s happenings over dinner, where we plan our adventures and travels. It is where we light the candles on birthday cakes, create holiday feasts, chat over a bottle of wine. It is where we create all of the amazing food we share with our friends and families. Life happens in the kitchen.
This is my virtual kitchen, an entirely gluten-free kitchen, my little spot on the web for gathering and talking about food, about travel, about life. Since you are here, I thought you might want to get to know me. And I’d love to get to know you, especially since you’re in my kitchen. I’m glad you dropped by for a visit.
Food and Travel are my bliss. I’m a Living Foods Chef, Certified Nutritional Education Trainer, Professional Wanderer. While I have credentials to help folks like you eat well, at the end of the day I am just like you, cooking in my home kitchen, feeding my family and enjoying time around the table (or the world). I love helping folks learn to eat in a way that makes them feel awesome, travel in a way that works for their style of eating. I live outside of Kansas City with my husband, our adorable rescue dogs and a small flock of backyard hens. I’m an artist, most often sculpting with balloons, and enjoy lots of travel, adventure and fun. I have Celiac disease and eat a primarily plant-based diet. I also enjoy cake. It’s all about balance.
I’m a freelance writer for food and travel publications. I’ve appeared on local and regional TV and radio programs. I develop recipes for cookbook authors, food manufacturers and my own website. Information on working with me can be found here. While I’ve taught thousands of people how to cook in classes, I am currently focused on sharing recipes and information on traveling safely for those who are gluten-free.
I like feeding people. And I like to help people who eat like me discover delicious gluten-free food that they can make in their kitchen or enjoy when dining out. I am here to help you eat well and travel the world, even with special dietary requirements.
And the best part? Connecting with folks like you who read all the way through my long story! Welcome to my kitchen.