Hey there! Welcome to Hot Pan Kitchen.
My name is Taryn, and I’m the writer, food photographer, recipe developer, and general jack of all trades behind Hot Pan Kitchen. I live just outside of Seattle with my husband and identical twin boys, and my focus with Hot Pan Kitchen is to create delicious gluten free recipes for families.
A Little Background
In 2013 I became a mom of twin boys and quickly realized how much my life had changed overnight. Not only did I no longer have time for the things I loved, but I also was eating, and more importantly feeling, like crap.
Even a year and a half after having kids I still felt in a constant brain fog, despite (finally!) getting more sleep and having a more consistent schedule. I just couldn’t shake it.
In 2015 I did my first Whole30. If you’re unfamiliar, it’s a 30 day program where you cut out potentially inflammatory foods and then reintroduce them slowly to see how they affect your body. There’s a ton of information online about it, but I suggest starting here.
What did I learn?
That gluten was not my friend. Like, at all.
So what did I do next?
- I researched what foods contained gluten – the obvious ones like bread and pasta, and the non-obvious ones like soy sauce and some salad dressings.
- I found out which specific ingredients to watch out for.
- I looked into and tried out the Paleo diet, which cuts out some inflammatory foods like gluten, but isn’t as strict as the Whole30. (I still love cooking Paleo recipes, though tend to add in non-paleo foods like rice.)
- Most importantly, I learned to make healthier meals that were delicious without gluten. Delicious enough for me AND my family. And also for my husband’s co-workers, who have made a game out of guessing what leftovers he’s brought for lunch based on the tempting smells. I couldn’t even make that last tidbit up if I tried.
And that’s when it occurred to me that I should really share all the recipes I’m making so others can skip straight to making flavorful food for their families. Finally, in 2017 I made the decision to start a gluten free recipe website to do just that.
What You’ll Find On Hot Pan Kitchen
I am all about amazing gluten free food for families. I test my recipes over and over again to make sure I’ve got it right. I have taste testers who are gluten free and those who aren’t, because I want to make sure my recipes taste good for EVERYONE.
So on Hot Pan Kitchen, that’s what you’ll find. Gluten free recipes that taste great for EVERYONE.
A number of my recipes are also paleo and/or Whole30. The Whole30 program was such an important step in my gluten free journey that I feel the need to give back to that community by creating recipes for others doing a Whole30. And bonus – these recipes are always gluten free and taste GREAT.
Features & Accomplishments
I’m fortunate to have had recipes featured on a number of well-known websites, including:
But the real proof is from people making my recipes. Here are just some of the comments I’ve gotten from REAL PEOPLE who have made one of my recipes.
“This was SO tasty and super, super fast and easy to make! I made mine with ground turkey and Muir Glen organic fire roasted with medium green chilies diced tomatoes along with cauliflower rice and I loved it! Definitely adding it to my “to make again” list since it had just the right amount of kick, full of flavor and was quick!” – Lane’, for my Mexican Ground Beef Recipe
“Made this and my daughter and I Loved it! I subbed vegan butter and it turned out perfect!” – Jennifer, for my Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread Recipe
“This recipe was so easy. I brought it to a gathering and was enjoyed by all. I liked the maple syrup as the sugar. It wasn’t overly sweet. It enhanced the flavors of the fruit. I will definitely make this one again.” – Joanne, for my Gluten Free Blueberry Peach Crisp
So give my recipes a try. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
I can’t wait to get in the kitchen with you! And if you want more of my recipes and behind the scenes craziness, follow along with me on social media:
If you have any questions at all, I’m always available via email at firstname.lastname@example.org