About De Healthy Baker

De Healthy Baker

A brief history...

Estelle Friske President Owner and Founder of De Healthy Baker

When my husband Ron started experiencing severe stomach problems, we started looking for a solution. With doctors not knowing the cause I decided to start researching causes myself. I remembered talking with my best friend Regina in the past about eating gluten free. Regina had told me how much better she felt once she had changed her diet. At that time it seemed like too much work to bake without regular flour. Now however, I suspected that gluten was my husband's problem. So I started baking gluten free. How hard could it be? I've been baking since before I could even walk. My grandmother and my mother both taught me how to bake. WELL...At first it was like cement. My gluten free baking was tasteless and disgusting. It was very discouraging. I started buying other gluten free products and became even more discouraged. I thought to myself, "if people have to eat this way, they might as well stay sick". During this period I rededicated my life to my Savior, Jesus Christ. I had taken a hard look at myself and saw a huge imbalance in my life. Surrendering everything to the Lord was like a 360 in my life. WOW! What a change. I prayed and asked the Lord to help me. I then started waking up at 2 and 3 o'clock in the morning with God telling me what to add to make my recipes.

Inspired I would get out of bed and begin baking. AND IT WORKED! My husband woke to food at his lips and the words "Try this". He was soon on a gluten-free diet and a gluten-free baker was born. Ron's stomach problems went away and he even lost 25 pounds while feeling more energetic.

Ron was so impressed that he booked two shows for me to display my gluten-free foods at. Although I tried to say 'No', he was adamant. I knew God was calling me to do this, so I went and did the two shows. and soon had a number of people wanting me to bake for them. Growing too big to keep up at home, Ron suggested I open a gluten free bakery. It has long been a dream of mine to own a bakery. God truly does give you the desires of your heart. And he has blessed us so much, We found a wonderful location at a price we could afford. I'm bless mom to have my daughter by my side as a baker we can provide real good food.We approached our friend Don to join us in the venture and after prayer he accepted, believing that this is where God wanted him. After four months of 80 hour weeks, researching, leasing, renovating , we finally opened on May 1st, 2009.

I continue to bake and create new foods all the time. We have found such a need in the community...Not just for gluten free but for so many other allergies as well. We feel honored to be able to contribute and help make the lives of others better.

Estelle my daughter Pam we bake for you De Healthy Baker is not just another bakery. It is a gluten-free bakery. All of our products are gluten free as we strive to serve those who suffer from celiac, autism, I.B.S., wheat allergies and other problems. We also serve those who need lactose free, egg free and sugar free foods as well as any others who live with food allergies. Our goal is to make great tasting food so that those with these problems can once again enjoy eating good food again not feel discurage. We are constantly trying new recipes and ideas as we try to add to the foods our customers can eat. We look forward to serving our community and adding to the quality of life of our customers.

Your Baker,
Estelle Friske

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