Blinded by the Bite!

What you put into your body is the greatest act of self-love. Blinded by the Bite!’s mission is to empower individuals by creating a community rooted in health, wellness, and self-care.

I am Rachelle, a woman living with multiple autoimmune diseases (Celiac Disease, Sjogren’s Syndrome, and Fibromyalgia) since 2005, and this is Blinded by the Bite!, my canvas for creating recipes, learning to balance my life and learning to live a healthy lifestyle.

Why the name Blinded by the Bite!?  Because I grew up cooking with my grandmother and mother from the sweet age of five and those memories bring such joy to me I needed a place to share them.  My life is also about more than food so you will see snippets of art, design, travel and more here. I’m an ex-Texan who relocated to Seattle two years ago and have three dogs who routinely show up on my blog.  I work as a freelance food writer, stylist, and photographer.

 

This blog is a reflection of my life, my travels, the food that inspires me and the journey of learning to live a balanced life.

 

I love comments and feedback so please don’t hesitate to contact me at blindedbythebite@me.com.  Want to work with Blinded by the Bite! – You can reach out to me direct via my email above or reach me at (206) 295.5019 for consulting, recipe development, brand representation, etc.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s):

I get a lot of questions about living a gluten-free lifestyle so I thought it would be a good idea to add a “FAQ” section to my website.  I hope this answers so of your questions, but always feel free to reach out if you have additional questions.

 

Contributor For:

KitchenAid Kitchenthusiast

The Daily Meal

National Foundation for Celiac Awareness

 

Fun Facts
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More about me:

I have been a featured food writer on Foodpress.comAustin360.com, and am a regularly featured writer for the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, and continue to work with NFCA on a regular basis.  I’m also one of the founding members the Gluten-Free Pizza Fest, as well as an instrumental team member of Austin Bakes, which has raised funds for victims of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami, West Texas Explosion and most recently the wildfires that struck Austin, TX.  As one of the founding members of the Austin Food Bloggers Alliance, I served as Treasurer for the organization first two years and was part of the AFBA Cookbook Committee, assisting the organization in the publishing our first community cookbook.

Philanthropy is my passion and I believe in the motto “I live here, I give here.” So I volunteer my time with various local agencies/non-profits,such as AIDS Services AustinMarch of DimesSXSW Eco and the Sustainable Food Center, allowing me to give back to my community.

Also with a background in professional PR/Social Media Consultant, some of my clients have included several Austin based companies, including start-up TheLunchDeal.com (now Moolala), Kohana CoffeeDelysia ChocolatesEdible Austin, as well as Nourished – A Food Blogger Conference.  I’ve enjoyed working with these companies in various stages of their development and being able to watch them grow to be forces here in Austin and beyond.

I’m currently attending Harvard and The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in conjunction with a certificate degree to be awarded by The State University of New York (SUNY) at Purchase College and will graduate in late 2014. Professionally, I’ve also worked in architecture and design for 15 plus years and a self-professed design junkie, which from time to time will bleed into Blinded by the Bite! as there is more to life than just food!

 

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