Husband and wife team, Nick and Liz Carnicelli, saw a need for more nutritious gluten-free options in the community. “Everything I see that is gluten-free usually contains tapioca and/or potato starch, which are not the best options health-wise,” says Liz, an Ayurvedic practitioner, yoga instructor and personal trainer with a practice in New City. “They are lacking in nutrients and can create a toothpastelike effect in the digestive tract, leading to a sluggish system and toxic build-up.” With her background in organic baking, and Nick’s background as a professional chef, they decided to team up to open Wild & Free, in which they offer organic gluten-free, sugar-free and vegan options.
Wild & Free Baked Goods specializes in organic and gluten-free muffins and cookies using ancient grain flours and the most wholesome ingredients. Their gluten-free flour blend includes a mixture of brown rice, quinoa and oat flours. “Brown rice and quinoa are both higher in protein than traditional flours, and contain a multitude of vitamins and minerals. Oat flour is high in fiber and can help reduce the risk of heart disease,” says Liz.
Other ingredients used include free-range, organic eggs, and organic grass-fed butter. “A lot of people aren’t aware of the health benefits of grass-fed butter,” Liz explains. “It’s high in vitamins A, E and K; can aid in fat loss, and is good for reducing inflammation.”
Location: Palisades Indoor Farmers Market every Saturday during the month of April. Online ordering is available for local pickup or delivery via WildandFreeBakedGoods.com. To schedule a wellness session with Liz, contact 518-354-0088 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit TheWisdomOfWellness.com.