A lifelong baker, Laurel Gallucci was diagnosed with an aggressive autoimmune disease and was told she would never eat chocolate cake again! But the dessert lover refused to accept that, which led her to discover the beauty of baking with whole food ingredients. Excited by the encouragement of friends and family, she turned her test kitchen into Sweet Laurel Bakery.
The treats in this book are grain-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and dairy-free. They focus on using just a few quality ingredients to create wholesome and delicious desserts. These recipes are not about restriction, rather, Sweet Laurel celebrates enjoyment and indulgence!
We’ve followed friends Laurel and Claire on YouTube and social media over the years and love to cook with their healthy recipes! Claire Thomas is the cofounder, creative director, and photographer of Sweet Laurel. Claire and Laurel's shared love of old-fashioned cooking, Los Angeles history, and blush-colored roses has led to a business founded in friendship. She is also the cook, writer, and photographer behind The Kitchy Kitchen.