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isa Thiele hasn’t always spent her days whipping up gluten-free goodies for her popular blog With Style & Grace. A year ago she was working in a high-stress job when a health scare landed her in the hospital. While in recovery, she decided to quit her nine to five and focus on getting healthy. Doctors had advised Thiele to avoid gluten. Inspired by her new diet, she learned to cook and bake, and started blogging her kitchen masterpieces and entertaining ideas as a creative outlet. “I aim to capture the beauty of glutenfree, provide easy yet delicious recipes, help every host(ess) incorporate allergy-free op-

tions into their menus, and hope to inspire a happy and healthy life,” Thiele says of her blog. She used these principals to devise a beautiful, budget-friendly brunch spread ideal for a girlfriends get-together. “There’s something very comforting and happy about brunch,” she says. “Delicious food, yummy cocktails, and great company--what else do you need?”

The Food

With a focus on gluten-free items and recipes with limited dairy, Thiele cooked up a brunch menu inspired by her love of panfoodiecrush.com

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FoodieCrush Magazine Issue 01  

The debut issue of the online food magazine that loves food bloggers, their recipes and photography.

FoodieCrush Magazine Issue 01  

The debut issue of the online food magazine that loves food bloggers, their recipes and photography.