The story behind Mary's Mindful BakeHouse Ltd.
Our family has always been really big into baking. Making cakes for every occasion. Cream puffs and cheesecakes for desserts. And the coolest gingerbread houses. One of our biggest traditions was baking mountains of Christmas cookies together before the holidays & making fun cookie tins to give out as gifts. Sharing baked goods has always been a big part in our family.
But my two pregnancies were really hard and I hit rock bottom with my health afterward: I felt sick after almost everything I ate, had horrible brain fog and migraines, and my body just hurt everywhere. It was so hard to get out of bed in the morning (turns out Fibromyalgia runs in my family, lucky us!). At the time I was told removing gluten and dairy wouldn't help, but I did it anyways and started to feel better, but then stopped making progress. About a year later I found out I was even more sensitive to rice, potato and corn than to wheat, so I removed those too, and started to make pretty much everything from scratch. It took several years before we'd get an official Fibro diagnosis (and find out several other family members have it too), and in the meantime I started modifying all our recipes using clean, whole foods, and no gluten, grains or dairy...
After sharing some of our baked goods, and joining the local farmers market, I eventually ended up leaving my pharma job to open our bakery, to help others like us. Now it's our mission to bring you great tasting baked goods that you can feel good about; that you're happy to share with your family, and don’t make your conditions flare.
If there's anything you or your family really miss since cutting certain foods from your diet, and you'd like us to try work on, please reach out to us and we'll add it to our “to do” list that we are slowly working through. We'd love to hear from you!
Happy baking! XO