Welcome to The Salted Plank

Hi! I’m René, a wife, mom of 3, and home cook that loves to share simple family food. I love chocolate (mostly dark, never white), handmade cutting boards, an intense game of cards, and laughing. The last two usually go hand in hand.

Life is busy, and I believe that most family meals should be quick and simple but also fresh and delicious! My grandmother taught me how to cook, and I’ve always enjoyed sharing recipes and food tips. The Salted Plank is a place where I can share with you the knowledge that I’ve gained not only from my grandmother’s kitchen but from feeding my own family of 5 with food allergies.

When my daughter was diagnosed with food allergies, we were already a lower processed food family. However, every time I searched for gluten-free food, 95% of it was gluten-free alternatives. Cakes, muffins, brownies, bread… you name it, you can find it!

I wasn’t looking for alternatives, and let’s face it, we were on a budget. Gluten-free labeled foods are expensive, and the ingredient list for homemade gluten-free anything seems too complicated.  I just wanted naturally gluten-free breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack ideas.

So, instead of searching for gluten-free recipes, I would end up searching for recipes that were low-carb, whole food, real food, etc. I grew accustomed to it but quickly realized that people with a gluten allergy didn’t have a single designated place to go for delicious, naturally gluten-free recipes. The lightbulb came on, and I created that place.

I only share naturally gluten-free meals and snack options! 

The recipes will come from those handed down to me, my kid-approved creations, and my obsession with reading every recipe that I see. I hope you enjoy exploring them all and don’t hesitate to share one of your own!