Hi, I’m Brenda Dalton and I’m a native Tulsan and lifestyle blogger, focusing on gluten-free entertaining, food and travel.
Why am I here? To help women everywhere know that despite limitations on diet and health, you can live a life you dream of, a life you love.
In 2014, I joined the world of autoimmune diseases, which left me with a severe gluten allergy. It was tough to be in your mid-twenties and lose the ability to eat one of the most commons foods in the world. I know the toll that autoimmune diseases and chronic illness can take on your health and most importantly, your livelihood to live a “normal” life like everyone else.
Since then, I’ve developed dozens of recipes and lists of off-the-shelf foods that make even gluten-lovers love GF and a hearty list of the best gluten-friendly foods across the United States. My favorite line to hear is “That was gluten-free?!”
In addition to gluten-free foods, I keep my finger on the pulse of the healthiest, best-for-your-skin beauty products. After years of trial and error, I’ve gotten it down to a science!
On the Brenda Dalton blog, you’ll find:
- City Guides: Weekend trips across the United States, focused on gluten-friendly foods, the best boutiques, and insider tips to know before you go
- Essentials: My picks to make traveling with a gluten allergy, celiac or autoimmune disease easier. Think “The Best Gluten-Free Snacks for Travel” and “Packing Essentials for Beach Vacations”
- Entertaining & Recipes: How to feed the whole crew for parties and holidays that’s healthy, gluten-friendly and of course, beautifully decorated with ease
- Gift Guides: Making it easier to shop for loved ones throughout the year, whether it’s for holidays, anniversaries or a simple “thinking of you” gift
When I’m not blogging about traveling, the gluten-free lifestyle (or necessity in my case!) and entertaining, I run my digital marketing and graphic design firm, 835 Creative, which helps entrepreneurial, heart-focused women boost their brand’s credibility and awareness online.
If I’m in a city with a Shake Shack, you’ll find me there, and I sincerely wish they’d bring Rock’n’Roll Jeopardy back so I can be a big winner. I’m also an outspoken advocate for arthritis research, having been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis at the age of 29.
It’s my goal to help others live the life they want and dream of, even with the challenges of autoimmune diseases.
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