Today’s Food Rock Star is Kalyn Denny. I’ve followed Kalyn’s blog for some time now. She was among the first bloggers I contacted way back in November 2008 to share a recipe for my holiday food gifts post. Since then I was lucky enough to meet her at BlogHer Food Conferences. She’s very giving and loves to share good food with folks. Her blog is not a gluten free blog but she does have a lot of gluten free recipes and many more that are easily adaptable. Kalyn was very kind to me when I started my blog and taught me a lot about blogging etiquette. I hope you enjoy getting to know Kalyn.
Business and or blog name: Kalyn’s Kitchen
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Favorite quote: Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. (Margaret Mead)
Focus of blog or business: Low-Glycemic healthful recipes (suitable for the South Beach Diet and also good for anyone with diabetes, insulin-resistance, or hypoglycemia.
Social Media I play in: Twitter: @kalynskitchen Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kalynskitchen
I started my blog in the month and year: April 2005
Professional organizations I belong to: International Association of Culinary Professionals
Training/education I received: BS Political Science, BS Elementary Education
My favorite healthy food: Salmon
My favorite snack food: Currently Laughing Cow Light Cheese with celery.
My top 3 healthiest foods I love to eat or recommend: Garbanzo Beans, tomatoes, any type of salad.
Childhood ambition: To be an attorney like my dad.
My favorite cookbook: I have way too many to choose a favorite, but I love all the Fine Cooking books.
Wildest dream: To have a second home somewhere warm and by the ocean.
Favorite activity: Probably reading, although I love cooking, gardening, and going to movies.
Favorite thing to cook: Quick recipes with interesting ingredients
Favorite kitchen tool: Immersion blender
Biggest risk I’ve taken: Retired from teaching to be a full-time blogger.
Favorite exercise: Walking
Proudest moment: Not sure, but I did win quite a few teaching awards.
What I do to treat myself: Buy new clothes
What I do to feel at peace: Visit my sister and play with the kids.
Health concerns I’ve cleared up: Lost 40+ pounds on the South Beach Diet
Books I’ve written: None, but I’ve written a lot of poems!
I started my blog to: Share recipes with friends who were asking for them.
What I hope the people that visit my blog find: Flavorful recipes that will work for a low-glycemic eating plan.
In the future I see myself: Continuing the blog for many years.