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About Lori

 

Chef + Recipe Developer + Food Stylist

Author + Cement Artist

 

Hello and Thank You for visiting Pure Fresh Daily! My name is Lori Miller and for the past 20+ years, I've worked as a Private/Personal Chef throughout Southern California, specializing in all alternative cuisines, ranging from vegetarian, vegan, macrobiotic, gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, etc.

In my childhood, I would watch and help my Mexican grandmother cook all her delicious dishes and this stirred up my love of cuisines. I never set out to formally learn culinary arts, until I lived and worked in Japan. This is where my foodie passion blossomed! The challenge of feeding myself, and being able to observe, study, learn ingredients and research Japanese cuisine, made me realize that I HAD TO become a chef. When I returned to California, I enrolled in culinary school, first attending the Epicurean Culinary Institute and then onto the Los Angeles Culinary Institute (both schools have since closed), studying Professional Chef Training and Professional Pastry Chef Courses. Not only was I able learn how to cook for myself and for my own personal needs, but it all turned into a real life passion, allowing me to cook for others who need specific kind of meals, and what a great experience it's been!

After dealing with life-long health issues (unbeknownst to my parents and I, were food allergy and gluten related, while growing up), I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease and a few other Autoimmune Conditions (hypothyroid and fibromyalgia) in 2009. In the beginning, it wasn't so easy to always stay on track. I failed countless times, devouring gluten-loaded pizza, breads, etc.., and I suffered greatly for it. Giving up gluten is one of the most difficult things to do in life, but I now look forward to the challenge of transforming traditional world recipes into nourishing, gluten-free alternatives, for people to enjoy.

I'm glad to be able to share my story, as well as my artisanal handmade goods, with you. I hope you enjoy the variety of unique and natural creations that I offer and I definitely welcome your feedback, too!

Check out these links to see some of my other work...

30+ Gluten-free Mix and Match Donuts Recipe eBook: www.purefreshdonuts.com

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