An Afternoon of Tea and Cake is a regular feature where I chat to a variety of people including other bloggers, musicians, authors, artists, etc, to find out their thoughts and experiences on all the subjects that I cover on my blog.
Today we meet up with Tayler Silfverduk.
Let’s get the important stuff out the way first. What is your favourite brand of tea and how do you take it?
My favourite brand of tea is yogi tea and I take it with almond milk and raw local honey. Though lately, I’ve been enjoying making my tea adaptogenic. I’ve been making this Adaptogenic Matcha Latte often.
I love any kind of cake that is gluten-free. Having celiac disease means that when it comes to gluten-free baked goods, I can’t be picky. Though I must admit I am always down for some cashew cheesecake.
What do you do to soothe or lift your soul?
I walk my dog Toby. I got him as a birthday present for myself when I turned 18 and we have been inseparable ever since. Walking with him helps me focus on being fully present and in tune with nature. Something I value and have been working on.
Do you like crafts, upcycling or DIY?
I love crafts, but I must admit I don’t make enough time for them anymore. I have to say I am most proud of my DIY photography backgrounds that I made.
I have recently gotten into photography and as a broke college student I couldn’t afford all the expensive equipment, so I decided to make my own.
To make them I followed a DIY video YouTube made by thebiteshot. I bought some pieces of wood and spread joint compound on to them. Then I painted them and sealed them. Now I use them for photography shoots when I’m tired of my plain marble background.
Where is your favourite travel destination and why?
I love traveling to Sweden! I am a dual citizen of both the United States of American and Sweden. Traveling to Sweden always makes me feel back in touch with my roots – plus the food there is amazing.
What sort of books or mags do you read?
As a Dietetic Technician, I am always reading Today’s Dietitian and the Food and Nutrition Magazine. I am very passionate about food and nutrition and these magazines focus on both. I’ve also been known to read Real Simple every now and again too. They just have such awesome tips.
Do you have any health tips or experiences that you would like to share?
Cook with a lot of spices and fresh herbs. A lot of spices and herbs have anti-inflammatory properties. This means incorporating them into your diet can help reduce inflammation.
I’d also say try out some fermented foods if you’re experience digestive upset or inflammation. Fermented foods can help calm inflammation and heal the gut. I am frequently brewing this fermented ginger soda and these fermented pickled carrot sticks.
Give a brief description of your blog and tell us about your short or long-term blogging goals?
My blog Tayler.Silfverduk.us is where I share gluten-free recipes and discuss nutrition concepts weekly. I blog about nutrition because as a dietetic professional, I know that dissecting the nutrition information out there can be tough, and I hope to make it easier by presenting scientifically sourced information. I share gluten-free recipes because I have Celiac and I hope that one of my recipes might bring some excitement or at the very least, deliciousness to another gluten-free person’s life!
Thank you so much for joining us today Tayler, It’s been a really interesting read. It’s amazing the bond you can have with your dog isn’t it. I’d love to see a photo, and as someone who adopts and predominantly wheat free diet I will definitely be checking out some of your recipes.
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