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About Tiffany Hinton
Hi, I am Tiffany Hinton but you may know me as GF Mom Certified. I am a best selling author and lifestyle blogger, professional brand influencer, herbalist, certified health coach and all around gluten-free expert based in Chicago, IL. This is my story, and why I choose to live a gluten-free homesteading lifestyle. Looking at me now, you might not believe I was born on a farm and spent many of my childhood years in rural America. I was the girl taught to hunt and fish, along with garden like your great-grandmother. I had the unique opportunity to live with both of my grandmother’s while I was growing up and learn from 2 ladies who lived through the Great Depression. They knew more than a thing or two about sustainability and living off the land.
I packaged this knowledge away for many years and pursued a life in suburban America with a focus on a corporate career. The stress of the fast pace life, coupled with my mis-diagnosed autoimmune diseases led me down a path of severe illness, fear and depression. In 2007 after a failed marriage and bouts of depression, I found myself in the hospital again with severe stomach pain. Within 3 months of that trip to the emergency room I was diagnosed with celiac disease, stage 4 endometriosis on top of my existing crohns disease and IBD. I was informed by my doctor I could no longer be his patient and he did not understand how to treat my case. This news brought me home in tears. I knew I needed help and could not go on living with the pain I was suffering everyday. I found myself on google looking for the answers. I am sure you may have been there too at one time.
What I discovered on google was a double board certified doctor who was also trained in Eastern Medicine and raised in Pakistan. This man was my savior. He helped me find the paleo diet and eventually helped me overcome 14 years of infertility using a gluten-free paleo diet and spirituality, along with mindset and acupuncture. What I discovered was the ways our ancestors ate using whole foods like vegetables, fruit and simple proteins would heal my body and bring me joy. Will and I had 3 girls in less than 3 years.
The girls were born with food allergies, which brought on more fears. Looking back there were days I would cry and other days I was viewed by the fellow moms as a Super mom, all because I had made a super cute lunch. In reality I was only trying to get them to eat food that would not kill them. Having 3 children with different allergies brings out the creativity in you. Franki was born 6 weeks early with galactosemia along with a gluten sensitivity and currently is allergic to egg whites, gluten and Red40. Lillie was born with a peanut, night-shade allergy and diagnosis with celiac and crohn’s disease on the same day at the age of 2, after being diagnosed failure to thrive at 14 months old. She is now a competitive gymnast who has out grown many of her allergies. Josi was born with an anaphylactic egg allergy, which she out grew at the age of 6. Currently Josi is allergic to sunflower oil. What does all this mean? That I walked through life many days praying my girls would just live through the day, be safe at a birthday party and that the school would not need to call an ambulance. We have learned a lot along the way and yes, we have had to use the epi pen at times.
These past 2 years have been game changing on the home front. I have moved to working from home 100% of the time, doubled our backyard garden to over 350 square feet. Added an additional herbal garden, planted fruit trees and berry vines. Our homestead has expanded and so has the girls knowledge of gardening and the healing properties of food. In 2020 we turned to homeschooling and I loved studying greek mythology, plant life cycles, moon cycles and nature with the girls.
My spiritual journey has allowed me to embrace a deeper understand of kundalini yoga, angels and spirit guides, like my guardian angel Ezekiel. I love incorporating the moon cycles into our homesteading practices from planting intentions with the new moon to celebrating and fire rituals with the full moon. Planting our garden in line with the moon cycles and sending prayers and positive energy for the plants we grow which provide us nutrients.
At GF Mom Certified we have evolved, I have evolved. I believe the growth, herbal knowledge, over a decade creating gluten free recipes, health coaching along with my 40 plus years of gardening and being in nature has positioned us perfectly to serve you in creating your own modern suburban homestead. We welcome the birth of Cultivating Guts our new Podcast and Online Education Platform.
My mission is to inspire modern suburban homesteading from our ancestral roots using functional herbalism, lifestyle techniques and mindset to cultivate healthy guts, personal intuition and harvest more joy in life.
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As communities bonded back together this year, I realized one of the biggest things I missed was connecting with people. I missed meaningfully connecting, having an intimate conversation, laughing together and sharing a hug with friends and family. This holiday season I want to experience people, hug them, laugh with them, share stories and “love on” each other. I chose the holiday guide theme this year, “You’re Cordially Invited to the Hinton Home” because I think we all want to hang out again with our closest friends and celebrate together. I hope this year’s guide inspires other women to open their home to their besties, get all dressed up- yes, even just to stay home! I hope this year’s guide inspires your family to lean into the traditions we loved from the past and host an intimate, chic, allergen-sensitive home event.
Become an allergen-sensitive elf this holiday season with GF Mom Certified and the third annual allergen sensitive holiday guide, "You're Cordially Invited to the Hinton Home." More than just a gift guide, this healthy lifestyle focused booklet features resources for those in the allergen and gluten-free community, holiday gift suggestions, recipes, exclusive giveaways, coupon codes and more. The 2021 GF Mom Certified Holiday Guide is available for download on Amazon starting November 8th (link for tagging amazon http://tiffanyhinton.com). Join Tiffany and fellow wellness warriors for an Instagram Digital Launch Party on November 19th, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tiffany and friends will be sharing live interviews, offering cooking and crafting demonstrations, giving away free gifts, and providing a chance for the community to celebrate the holiday season.
Make sure not to miss out on the fun by following GF Mom Certified on Instagram at @gfmomcertified or by joining the 2021 GF Mom Certified Holiday Guide email list tiffanyhinton.podia.com.
Santa's Cookies consists of 25 timeless traditional cookie recipes.
This book is for the family with food allergies…Gluten Free Cookies, Dairy Free Cookies, Egg Free Cookies, Corn Free Cookies, Peanut Free Cookies!
Cookies to make your Christmas Twinkle!
… and even a bag of coal!
Links to gift tags
Links to packaging options
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I have spent months possibly a better part of a year working on the flour blend and technique to get a no fail recipe for the home chef in you. I have carted pastries to church, work and hosted several brunches to have them tasted by non-gluten free people and the general public. Feed back is key when developing a new recipe. If you are looking for quick and easy, you can go back to canned rolls. Although if you are ready to WOW your family and guests and never have to tell them they are gluten free, then get out your flours. Let's get started.
This book is filled with over 60 recipes, tips and tricks, step by step photographs and Mom Certified secrets even you Grandma wouldn't share.
…Break out the bacon and go get the lard from the pantry, we are going to mix up some Mom Certified dishes your Grannies would be proud of.
I am blessed in that I was raised to find something to eat even when the cupboards look bare. There have been several times in our marriage when Hubby will ask "where did that come from?" With a little something from the freezer, a jar of canned something, and a pot... supper will get served. Sometimes it is creative and sometimes it is an old recipe from the past. With a little flour and some spices we will always eat. And so will you with Mom Certified Celebrates Heritage.
The recipes featured in Mom Certified Celebrates Heritage are gluten free and do not require a skill set. All instructions are easy to follow and have a simple list of ingredients.
90% of the ingredients can be found at your regular grocery store or are already in your cupboard.