For Sabrina Kate, ambrosia means organic, gluten-free, and vegan…a passion that came alive when she and her daughter experienced serious health issues from food allergies. As the owner of Ambrosia Natural Bakery, located in the bucolic Applegate Valley region of Southern Oregon, professional chef Sabrina thrives on bringing allergen-free, vegan and GMO-free treats to her customers…a few of whom just happen to be her children.
Sabrina is one of a growing number of Oregon food entrepreneurs who are manifesting a serious passion for their own health, their family’s, and that of the environment. Sustainability always plays a significant role in their choice of ingredients, using only those that are free of harmful ingredients, such as pesticides, herbicides and GMO’s. Sabrina sits squarely in that camp, as she meets the growing need of parents looking for healthier alternatives for their allergy-prone children.
Who better to tell the story of a mother’s need to feed her child healthy food than one of Sabrina’s customers, Carole.
“I love my daughter and want her not just to survive, but to thrive. That means I am picky about what I feed her, even at her birthday. I have found that organic foods are best, that is one of the reasons I choose Ambrosia each year. Not only are the cakes, cupcakes, and cake pops beautiful, they are delicious, fun, organic and made with love and care. I love serving my daughter food that I know is so much better for her than what is found in the stores. Plus, being able to get organic and allergen friendly foods and desserts means everyone that comes to the party can enjoy the yummy goodness.”
When not baking, Sabrina spends her time as a gluten-free educator and recipe developer, caterer, and cooking teacher, helping individuals and families across the region discover, as she says, REAL food. At Ambrosia, mouth-watering sweets can still be kind to the body, delicious….and guilt-free.
This year she will be showcasing her bakery products AND leading a Chef Demo – “Baking with Food Allergies: Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes” at the Oregon Chocolate Festival.
Images: Ambrosia Natural Bakery. Top: Eggnog Spiced French Macarons with Eggnog Buttercream Filling