Well hello there!
I'm Ashley Schmidt, the recipe developer and photographer behind This Simple Kitchen. This site is all about sharing easy & delicious gluten free recipes that make you completely forget you aren’t eating gluten. (Yes, it IS possible!)
How This Simple Kitchen got started
In 2017, my 2 year-old daughter and I were both diagnosed with celiac disease, which is an autoimmune disorder that's triggered by eating gluten.
I've always been a science nerd and have an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry, but I felt miserable on our newfound gluten free diet and couldn't figure out why. So I went back to school and earned a diploma in Holistic Nutrition.
Along the way, I learned how to heal the damage that years of gluten had caused and discovered that eating gluten free foods can feel incredibly liberating and delicious. Instead of dreading time in the kitchen, I was thoroughly enjoying it!
I started This Simple Kitchen in 2021 to share the path to gluten freedom with easy, delicious recipes. Figuring out how to feel happy and healthy on my gluten free diet has changed my life... and I want that same experience for you!
If you're ready to dig into some new recipes (or some re-imagined classics), start here.