Some of our favorite childhood memories are the ones of us waking up to the smell of the sweet, aromatic stews our mother cooked every Saturday morning. The strong scent of African spices escaped from the brewing pots working away in the kitchen, carefully crawled up the stairs, and snuck under our bedroom doors to cheerfully greet us those Saturday mornings. Our noses would wrinkle with delight as a yawn melted into a silly, giddy grins: we were going to feast.
This type of memory isn't uncommon; I'm sure that many of you love a good, home-cooked meal. Actually, we wouldn't know what kind of person wouldn't. There are some, however, who can't afford to eat any kind of food offered at the dinner table and still feel okay by the end of the meal. For some, avoiding certain foods is a choice. Some of us are serious health nuts or want to be environmentally conscious.
For others, avoiding foods prevents a mild tummy ache, or a serious allergic reaction. Some of us really can't eat certain foods. In such cases, it can be very difficult to find ways to eat foods that you love but will make your whole digestive system go berserk. It can be even more difficult to get the meal you really want to eat from that amazing vegan restaurant or buy a specific gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, ...-free snack from your favorite shop because it's so, so far away and you just don't feel like leaving right now.
After we discovered Sylvia's condition with Celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that prevents those afflicted from properly absorbing gluten, we became even more passionate about finding creative ways to make vegan, gluten-free meals and desserts that just about anyone can eat. What began as Chipper & Cheeky founder Uzo's passion project to create deliciously inclusive desserts has blossomed into a bakery, co-run by two sisters on a journey to expand their mission to create progressive, delicious, and inclusive dessert experiences for friends and family in our greater community.
Join us on our ever-expanding journey to create innovative ways of making creative, delicious gluten-free friendly food that doesn't have that "healthy taste" (you know what we mean by that, and kudos to you if you don't).