Customer Stories: Laurie Lloyd

Since our home-baked beginnings experimenting in a small apartment kitchen, we are so proud to be shipping fresh gluten-free sourdough to sensitive eaters nationwide. It's our mission to share nourishing and delicious bread made from real, organic, and allergy-friendly ingredients with as many people as possible, and it’s our pleasure to get to know those people.

Over the years, so many of you have shared your stories and health journeys with us. From enjoying buttered toast for the first time since being diagnosed with celiac disease, to finally finding a preservative-free bread you're happy to serve to your young sensitive eater, your feedback has been overwhelmingly encouraging and moving.

We're excited to share these stories about who you are, what you're passionate about, and what you love to eat. We continue our series with real food lover Laurie!

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF! WHO ARE YOU? WHAT'S YOUR AREA OF EXPERTISE? WHAT DO YOU DO FOR FUN?

I am a mom to two amazing daughters, a wife to @livcooksathome, a holistic health coach, and a nutritional consultant. I love to cook, create recipes, travel, drink good wine, learn new things, and spend time with my family!

DO YOU HAVE ANY DIETARY RESTRICTIONS? IF SO, HOW HAVE THOSE RESTRICTIONS IMPACTED YOUR LIFE?

I do not personally have any dietary restrictions, but my mom is celiac and many of my clients, friends, and followers struggle with every possible restriction. I try to really understand food allergies and intolerances, and try tons of allergy-friendly products, so I can help educate those in need.

DO YOU FOLLOW OR DO YOU HAVE YOUR OWN FOOD IDEOLOGY? IF SO, WHAT DOES IT ENTAIL?

I try to simple focus on real food and eat as many plants as possible!!

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE TIPS FOR COOKING FOR AND WITH KIDS?

I think that engaging our children (i.e. cooking with them) helps to teach them about healthy eating, understanding other people’s restrictions and/or their own, and encourages them to try new foods. I love to include my children in the cooking process and have enjoyed teaching classes of young children as seen here

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WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE GLUTEN-FREE MEALS AND SNACKS THAT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ENJOY?

I think making “safe” or allergy-friendly recipes for your children to take to school is a great starting point! One of my favorites is my Back to School Balls. They are gluten, dairy, nut, and soy free!

This time of year my family also loves my Turkey Meatloaf, which is gluten-free by using oats in place of traditional wheat breadcrumbs. It is super easy and a crowd-pleaser for the entire family!

HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT BREAD SRSLY GLUTEN-FREE SOURDOUGH?

I learned of Bread SRSLY through friends on Instagram. I have found social media to be a terrific way to learn about new products and meet like-minded folks with a similar mission! Hope you’ll follow me on Instagram @livlight_