Hey there! I’m Leanne and welcome to Crumb Top Baking! I’m a recipe developer and food photographer living in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. I specialize in healthier desserts and savory dishes, including a mix of dairy-free, vegan and gluten-free recipes. Be sure to visit my recipe page to see what I’ve been whipping up in my kitchen lately!
A little about me
My love for baking and cooking goes back to my teenage years (over 25 years ago)! The kitchen has always been my comfort zone and experimenting with different foods and ingredients is my way of de-stressing and finding balance.
I also love food styling and photography, so like a true food blogger, I love spending time behind the camera and creating mouth-watering food photos!
In recent years, I’ve developed some food sensitivities, which are sometimes random and unpredictable. While this has created some challenges around certain foods, it has also forced me to expand my ingredient list in the kitchen including more whole foods and less processed ingredients. And the funny thing is, I actually eat a broader range of food now than I ever did!
What you’ll find on Crumb Top Baking
While ‘healthy eating’ is a loaded term and can be a bit subjective, I’ve approached it by trying to reduce the amount of processed foods I consume. I also try to eat lean protein and lots of fruits and vegetables. And while I still eat some dairy and whole grains, I try to limit my daily intake. That’s why a lot of the recipes you’ll find around here are dairy-free and gluten-free.
But….I have a husband that loves cheese and bread, and we both still love takeout pizza and chocolate chip cookies! So, occasionally, I sprinkle in a few decadent treats. Because, let’s be real, life is all about balance, and the 80/20 rule is a good rule to live by!
In 2016, I decided to start my own food blog as a way to share some of my recipes and healthy eating tips, and to pursue a career that builds on my lifelong passion for cooking and baking.
While my day job is a government policy analyst, my real passions lie in the kitchen and behind the camera. This side hustle has brought me lots of joy and satisfaction over the last few years, and I’m so happy you’ve stopped by to check out a few recipes. If you’d like to sign up for my newsletter and follow along on this journey, that would be amazing too!
If you have any questions while you’re here, please feel free to contact me at [email protected]. I’d love to help or point you in the right direction!
And if you’d like to collaborate on a project, hop on over to my work with me page to learn more about the services that Crumb Top Baking offers!
Looking forward to connecting with you!