Instead of moping over my intolerance to gluten, I started experimenting. At the time, I lived in Laos, in Southeast Asia, and gluten-free flours and products were difficult to find. After I moved to Thailand, I got hold of gluten-free flour. The result of my efforts is a custom recipe book for gluten-free cooking. Gluten intolerance need not be an obstacle for those who love cakes!
Over the years I have collected recipes, tricks and advice to prepare tasty baked goods and dishes without gluten, of which 91 of my favourites appear in the book. The recipes blend Swedish and Norwegian recipes interspersed with pictures of local settings. I have collaborated with friends and artists from Båstad / Bjäre peninsula in south-west Sweden. Also included are photos and information from the beautiful coast of Helgeland, my ‘homeland’ in Northern Norway.
The idea is that cooking should be simple. Nothing is lavishly decorated. It should be tasteful, simple and quick to make. My intention is that every page spread should surprise, delight and provide inspiration to bake, and not just focus on the recipes.