Brittany Angell is the creator and chef behind BrittanyAngell.com, formerly known as Real Sustenance. Brittany has authored two best selling cookbooks: Essential Gluten Free Baking Guides Part 1 & 2. Her recipes are unique and creative, and free of soy, corn, egg, sugar, and grain. Brittany lives with her husband and pups in Rochester, NY. Connect with Brittany via her website BrittanyAngell.com, Facebook, and Instagram.
Q: How did you get involved in cooking to begin with? Was it something you learned to love early on or did you come to it later?
I became interested in cooking when I met my husband. Naturally I wanted to impress him and my love affair with my oven began. About a year later, my health started into a downward spiral- out of desperation to feel better I changed my diet and had to relearn how to cook and bake. My site was born (BrittanyAngell.com) dedicated to allergen free recipes. 2 books later, a 3rd on the way and over 800 recipes on the site — I can’t stop creating new recipes!
Q: Is it just about health? Or is there more to it than that?
I was diagnosed with Hashimotos disease roughly 3 years ago and with it learned just how important good food was. My stomach was a disaster and deserved the best care possible, which meant GOOD REAL Food. Grass-fed meat became a priority, and I haven’t looked back since (Plus, grass fed tastes better too!)
Q: Why is it so important to have the right ingredients?
The way I eat 100% effects how I feel on a daily basis! Using quality ingredients really has made a difference to my health. As a recipe developer I appreciate using only the best, and of course using great ingredients means great tasting food.
Q: What are your best tips for home cooking?
Always taste as you go! It’s almost impossible to ruin a dish this way.