I’m Laureen Fox, an enthusiastic amateur cook and Canadian Food Blogger from Vancouver BC. I believe everything tastes better when made at home with fresh Real Food ingredients.

All of the recipes you will find here on this Fox Kitchen are gluten free. Some are also Grain Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free and Sugar Free. The recipes fit a variety of diets, including Paleo, Omnivore, Vegetarian and Vegan.

Although these days I prefer to use organic unprocessed foods, I have published recipes that fit with what my family enjoys. Those recipes may call for ingredients like refined sugar **gasp**. One thing I remain true to is that all recipes out of the Fox Kitchen are gluten free.

Though this site is primarily a recipe blog, I also post stories about my family, gluten free travel, product reviews, book reviews and many other things I’m inspired to share with my readers.

Laureen Fresh Coconut Costa Rica

51 Random Things About Me

  1. I am a big fan of the Reality TV Show Survivor
  2. I was born in the Okanagan Valley (Wine Country). The second largest Canadian wine region.
  3. Like a true Canadian, I buy my veggies by the pound, not the kilogram and I fill my tank with liters, not gallons.
  4. I am one of two daughters in a family of six
  5. I suffer from Empty Nest Syndrome
  6. I have two cats (see #5)
  7. My cats are Lilli and Ben (note: names changed to protect their true identities)
  8. I am an optimist
  9. I don’t watch the news or read newspapers
  10. I like the Vancouver Canucks (see #8)
  11. I depend on word of mouth for big news events (see #9)
  12. I’m not sure what my favourite colour is…maybe pink or green or blue or yellow or orange…
  13. My eyes are green
  14. I’m 5′ 4″ tall
  15. I was a stay at home mom for the first 10 years
  16. I have three adult children
  17. My first child was born with Spina Bifida
  18. My two grandkids call me Nana
  19. I worked in Retail for 15 years but I’m not much of a Sales Person
  20. I took early retirement at age 52
  21. My last job was as a Technical Support Analyst
  22. I LOVE picnics!
  23. My favourite vacation get-away is a tie between Point-no-Point Resort, and The Cabins Terrace Beach (both on Vancouver Island’s Wild West Coast), and Cruising Gluten Free
  24. I love the Ocean (see #23)
  25. I’m a Tea Fanatic
  26. I drink a lot of Tea (see #25)
  27. I am a new Christian
  28. I can’t knit but my Dad taught me how to crochet
  29. I used to do Paper Tole (back in the 80s)
  30. My parents took in Foster Children. At times there were 13-14 kids living in our house
  31. Growing up, I lived on a small farm (see #30)
  32. I was a Vegetarian for 20 years
  33. I have been Gluten Free since early in 2011
  34. I started this Fox Kitchen blog in the Summer of 2011
  35. I have seven nieces and two nephews
  36. I’m left handed
  37. I look at the keyboard when I type
  38. I’m a reluctant writer but I love sharing my experiences
  39. I feel naked without my iPad
  40. I do most of my online activities on my iPad
  41. I love cooking but dislike cleaning up after
  42. I love food
  43. I like how I feel after working out but seldom ever make it to the gym
  44. I’ve been married to the same man for 35 years
  45. I’ve lived in the same house for 23 years
  46. I don’t like change (see #5 and #44 and #45)
  47. I am a shy person
  48. I started pitching in to cook family meals when I was about 11 years old (see #30)
  49. I drink Tea out of my Bone China Christmas Mug…all-year-round. It makes me smile
  50. I cannot resist picking up old heavy-duty Vintage Hand Egg Beaters when I find them in Thrift Stores. I now have 3 in my collection and I use them all the time
  51. I can sometimes be indecisive (see #12 and #43)

Lord, in the daytime stars can be seen from deepest wells, and the deeper the wells the brighter Thy stars shine

~ excerpt from Puritan prayer titled the Valley of Vision


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