The favorite day of the entrepreneur is the day when the clock falls back creating a 25 hour day. For the mompreneur (a mom entrepreneur) this is especially a blessing as she is usually balancing, home., work, and developing a business dream. You live for balance, but the passion of the drive and a supportive family can make all the difference in the world.
Well, meet Gillian Russell. Her day job is an attorney but early in the morning you will find her and a posse of friends setting up shop in a bakery in Baltimore. Yes a commercial certified bakery to take a roomful of the healthiest ingredients, passionate care to produce the best loaves north of Coronation market. Find her product at healthy bakery.
It all was spurred into action in 2005 by the nurturing heart of a mom wanted the best for her kids. Gillian is one of those moms who reads the fine print on labels and squeeze the loaves, only to find more air than product.
The lack of nutritionally sound breads free from chemical additives steeled the decision. Gillian thus decided to make breads using whole grains and unadulterated ingredients, without artificial preservatives and refined or processed stuff.
Curious as to the ingredients, she did not hesitate to generously share. Here is a quick experiment you can do to gauge the health of your loaves. Go to the frig or breadbox and see how those labels compare with these.
• Breads include Fruit and Nut (made with organic currants, raisins, cherries, cranberries and walnuts. Enhanced with a touch of Coriander, Orange Peel and Organic Evaporated Cane Juice)
• Organic Multigrain Bread–made with 7 organic grains and totally wholesome
• Organic Agave and Flax–made with organic raw agave nectar and organic flax seed meal
• Whole Wheat bread–made with whole wheat flour and a hint of Agave Nectar
• Jamaican Style Raisin Bread–made with organic raisins, a kiss of Coriander and Organic Raw Agave Nectar and Evaporated Cane Juice.
As delicious as her products are, Gillian is motivated by using this initiative to invest in education within her community. Listen to her passion for baking and helping others in this insightful interview.
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If you are diabetic, have a food allergy, or want to enhance your food choice with healthy choice that will delight your taste buds, there is no better choice.
The Adventist Book and health food Center in Maryland is the only place that the breads are currently available, but she is working on getting these healthy delights into other health food stores including My Organic Market (MOMs) and Roots. Online ordering is available at her website
From the empty selves, and waiting line I am getting my order in before the holiday rush.
Bread is the staff of life.
– Jonathan Swift