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.
Kalyn is indeed a rock star! I was slow to find her blog, but I've been amazed at all the sensational recipes she shares. I'd say most are naturally gluten free, which of course is my favorite way to go. Plus, like you said, she's very generous with her time and sharing her food blogging wisdom! I'm a big, big fan of Kalyn's. It was great to read her interview and see her faves. Salmon and garbanzo beans, I'm with you, Kalyn! Looking forward to you continuing your blog for many years! Thanks, Diane, for sharing Kalyn with us! 🙂
Love these "up close and personal" features about my favorite bloggers. You've picked a good one to showcase with Kalyn's Kitchen!
Poetry? Wow, I love poetry and write some myself. Have you shared some of that on your blog, Kalyn? If not, please do!
This was a fun read and Shirley's right, I've used many of Kalyn's recipes over the years since most are GF by default. That's what happens when you focus on fresh ingredients.
Thanks so much for featuring me. Now I am off to read about some of the other bloggers you've talked about!
Diane, this is a great series. Love Kalyn's blog! Her recipes are so simple and straight-forward.
You are totally a food rock star! You have a huge knowledge in different branches like education, politics, and the specialty of cooking and even to be an attorney. That’s pretty nice!