am most often asked two questions.
Who is Granny Lala? Granny Lala is me! Lara
Weihs. Yes, I am a real Granny to my beautiful granddaughter, Brooklynn.
Why do I bake gluten and (mostly) allergen free?
Because thatís how I eat. I had tested positive for several foods
sensitivities (including wheat, dairy and soy) about 15 years ago. At the
time I tried to eat less of the many foods that I was sensitive to, but
didnít completely remove most of them from my diet. When it was suggested
again that I completely avoid wheat, dairy and soy for a while, I gave it a
shot. Wow! What a huge difference. I didnít realize how much better I could
feel. I suddenly had much more clarity, focus and energy. Now, I choose to
avoid wheat, dairy and soy entirely because I donít like the way I feel when
I eat them.
As a person with multiple dietary restrictions, I can attest that what is
currently available on the market is less than delicious, if you can find it
at all. Itís not as difficult anymore to find gluten free products, but very
few of them are also dairy and soy free. I loved baking before I changed my
diet, so I pulled out my recipes and started experimenting with alternate
ingredients until I got them just right. Then I had another problemÖ If I
wanted a muffin or a brownie, I had to bake a whole batch of them. But I
certainly didnít want to eat that many, so I gave them away to my friendsÖ
and they really liked them. It seemed like everyone I talked to either had
dietary restrictions themselves or knew someone who did and they also had
trouble finding great tasting fresh treats.
I had treats at home, but eating out or meeting for coffee was still
difficult. So I decided to open a wholesale bakery that provides gluten and
mostly allergen free baked goods to restaurants and coffee houses. Because
my products are fresh, without any preservatives, I only bake for and
deliver to, the retail outlets close enough to get the product the day it is
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