Welcome, I'm Sylvie Shirazi, the recipe developer, food photographer and all around real food enthusiast behind Gourmande in the Kitchen. For the last 10 years my mission here has been to make eating more healthfully easy, accessible and of course delicious.
After discovering over 10 years ago that I had to cut gluten out of my diet I know first-hand the challenges of finding both healthy and delicious food options when faced with dietary restrictions and hope to help others by offering a resource of easy to prepare, flavor-packed recipes that will appeal to all kinds of eaters.
The recipes you’ll find here are fast and fresh with a focus on quality ingredients and minimal preparation. All of my recipes focus on unprocessed foods and are gluten-free. You’ll also find hundreds of dairy-free, egg-free, refined sugar-free, paleo, vegetarian and vegan recipes, but you don’t have to be on a special diet to enjoy any of these recipes.
Many of the recipes you see here have been featured on Today Food, Parade, Cosmopolitan, Delish, Better Homes and Garden, Country Living, The Huffington Post, Good Housekeeping, Self and more.
About the Name of the Site:
Why “Gourmande in the Kitchen” you ask?
A “gourmande” is a person who has a deep love of good food, someone who eats eagerly and with great passion, basically someone who is pretty fond of food and all it entails. I want everyone to indulge that inner “gourmande” when they’re in the kitchen regardless of dietary challenges with whole, fresh foods that are as good tasting as they are good for you. It’s all about real food, simple recipes, and big flavors to live a healthy and happy life.
New to Gourmande in the Kitchen?
If you’re new here, get started below:
First head over to the recipe index and take a look around. There you’ll find recipes organized by category and diet.
Also checkout the homepage for the latest recipes.
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Have questions? Email: sylvie [at] gourmandeinthekitchen.com
* For more information about my photography and other services, please see my Work with Me page.