N.D. N of NZ Naturopath
Hi there! I am Jill Newman. I am a practising Member of Naturopaths of NZ, since 1978 actually!
That’s when I graduated from the South Pacific College of Natural Therapeutics in Auckland.
Before then I was a member of the Bernard Jensen Health Club. He wrote many health books and manuals. “The Joy of Living” was the first one I read. He inspired me to change my way of life.
I’m Judy McDonald and I established The Gluten Free Goodies Company back in 2001, after I discovered I was gluten intolerant and needed to change my diet. I resorted to many months of experimenting with various combinations of flours and came up with the range I sold for several years and which is now marketed by Organic Purebread, who took the Gluten Free Goodies Company into their business in 2008.
I found that you do need different flour mixes for different purposes: that is why there are several different mixes in the Gluten Free Goodies range. What I have always aimed for is to produce good food that anyone can eat, which is not compromised in flavour or texture by being gluten free. I like cooking, and I want other people to enjoy my cooking too. The recipes on the website are ones that I have tried and tested on my friends and family over many years. I continue to experiment and adapt recipes and send new ones to Robert for addition to the collection. No-one can ever have too many recipes!
I hope you enjoy the recipes available on the site. Many of them don’t even require special ingredients, which allows you to get going with gluten free cooking without spending a fortune. Others do use our specific flour mixes, but we know they will work well and produce good results which you and your family will enjoy.
Jaki is a qualified Clinical Nutritionist who gained her Diploma in Nutritional Science from the Naturopathic College of New Zealand. She is a registered member of the Natural Health Practitioners of New Zealand Ltd, and runs an established home-based practice, within the beautiful Auckland suburb of Cockle Bay.
She is passionate about fresh, seasonal, whole foods, and her goal is to inspire her clients to make wiser food choices, leading to optimal health. Her holistic and practical approach to healthy living, not detracting from the enjoyment of food is something she lives by every day. As an experienced home cook who loves to spend time in both the garden and kitchen, her desire is to ignite others passion for the love of real food.