Who Are We
Liberated Foods, LLC, is a minority and woman-owned small business that specializes
in making allergen free baked goods and mixes to order.
Eating allergen free is a lifestyle we began in the year 2001 as a young family with the birth of our older daughter, who has multiple food allergies including the top 8 – wheat, dairy, soy, eggs, nuts, peanuts, fish and shellfish, as well as corn, rice, yeast and potatoes, among others. Our other three children also have allergies to nuts, eggs and seafood.
Recipes were born of necessity when we discovered that all the usual ingredients for gluten free goodies were also allergens to us. With a desire for inclusion and a taste for sweets, I looked to my Asian roots, experimenting with ingredients atypical to the Western palate to invent our cakes and cookies. I continue to experiment with new ingredients and play with old recipes to expand our offerings. We find our baked goods tempting and tasty and hope you do too!
We are Washington’s best gluten-free, vegan food company. Liberated Foods, LLC is a small, family-owned business in Seattle, WA.
How did we get started?
I started experimenting with allergen-free foods with the birth of our second child, Elena. At eight weeks old she was diagnosed with severe food allergies that began with a list of ten, and soon expanded to almost 50 foods. All of the most common food allergens wheat, dairy, eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish were on the list, as well as many other very common foods such as chicken, rice, corn, green beans, bananas, and strawberries to name a few.
At the time, Elena was exclusively breast-fed. Knowing that breast milk is the best food that I could give Elena, I gave up eating all of the foods to which she was allergic, so that I could continue to nurse her. Eating took on a whole new meaning, and the adventure began.
Being a foodie who especially likes sweets, finding baked goods became an obsession. In the first few years of the new millennium my choices were limited to non-existent. While finding gluten-free foods was possible, almost all included one or more of the other foods I could not eat. And the majority of the foods were sub-par in taste and texture. I didn’t just want something sweet; it had to be gratifying and acceptable to rest of my family!
Thus to satisfy my sweet-tooth, I began to experiment. Drawing on my favorite recipes and the advice of vegan and nutritionist friends, I substituted and experimented until my standards were met, and a recipe was deemed acceptable or unnoticeably different to my family and friends.Â As the market for gluten-free foods grew, so did the requests for my food.Â So, we decided to share what we enjoy with the rest of the world.
For Liberated Foods our mission is simply to give people the freedom to eat high quality, delicious food, worry free. For us, this freedom is threefold:
Freedom to eat foods without potentially harmful ingredients like the top eight food allergens, pesticides, hormones, artificial flavors and colors, and genetically modified ingredients.
Freedom to savor familiar or new and exciting foods made of high quality, all natural and organic ingredients from a company that is proactive about meeting customer needs and responsive to customer suggestions.
Freedom of knowing that we value the interdependence of food/people/profits/life enough to improve the lives of others through choosing to purchase from a company that donates 20% of net profits to improving the lives of others through health, education, and social justice. In every step of production, management, and customer service we aim to be socially responsible and conscious to the core.Â