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Located in The Woodlands, TX, just North of Houston, my company, SIMPLY … by Dominique, offers an assortment of custom, home-baked, preservative free, allergen friendly baked goods.

I have been gluten and dairy free for just over seven years.  Although I am not diagnosed celiac, my naturopathic doctor offered this dietary change as a way of combating debilitating migraines after the birth of my second child.  I am happy to say, that I have not had a migraine for nearly 7 years.  After struggling the first year with how to eat gluten and dairy free and sampling numerous dry, cardboard like foods laden with preservatives to ensure long shelf lives, I started experimenting on my own.  I have developed a comfort with baking and cooking allergen friendly foods.  I take pride in being able to change nearly any “regular” recipe to become allergen friendly.  Examples of my creations include but are not limited to, pies, breads, cakes and squares, holiday traditional meals (i.e. classic turkey stuffing) and even a wonderful  gluten / dairy free strudel.

Raising three children who are now nine, eight and four, has also meant that I have become creative in my presentation of healthy, simple food.  I have found ways to not only bake for them in a gluten and dairy sensitive way, but to also include hidden gems such as squash, zucchini, beets, avocado, hemp hearts, and chia seeds to name a few.  They don’t realize that the after school chocolate cupcake they walk in the kitchen to is actually a vessel for vegetables.  All they taste is simply … chocolate.

At the urging of several friends and my wonderfully supportive husband, I have decided to venture out on my own and offer some of my baked goods for sale in The Woodlands, area.

Living a clean, simple and healthy life does not have to mean you give up some of those old favorite indulgences.  It means that you find a way to “have your cake and eat it too”, so to speak.

Please join me on my journey of living and eating …. SIMPLY.