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Katie Latta

About Me

I’ve been gluten-free and dairy-free since I was 15 years old and have had a love for cooking since I could hold  a spoon and fork in my hand. My goal is to pursue my passion for cooking while sharing my favorite gluten-free and dairy-free recipes along the way.

Aside from running alattaeats, I’m a college student, beach volleyball coach, music lover, and a philosophy aficionado.


The Backstory of alattaeats

As a kid, I loved mixing things.  Whether it was during a meal out with the family, or at my preschool, I was always combining ingredients together and creating (questionable) concoctions. Luckily, this passion quickly manifested itself into the kitchen where my love for cooking mushroomed. 

I’ve been gluten-free and dairy-free for about five years now. Up until my sophomore year of highschool, I experienced daily migraines, constant stomach aches, and severe bloating. I learned I had a gluten intolerance, switched to a gluten-free diet, and my quality of life significantly improved. Soon after, I cut out dairy to clear up my skin. At the time, the world didn’t have as many gluten-free and dairy-free options as it does now, so having such dietary restrictions at that age forced me to prepare my own meals at home. During this period, I learned all the tips and tricks about gluten-free and dairy-free eating.

Quarantine was hard. I’m in college so adjusting to online school and living at home brought many challenges. To say the least I was overwhelmed. Cooking became an outlet for me where I felt free; free from stress, free from homework deadlines, and free from covid scares.

I initially started a blog to document these quarantine recipes, but it has grown into something much more meaningful. Not only has this blog sparked a passion for food styling and food photography but it has inspired me to tune into my creative side.

My last name is Latta pronounced “lotta”. There were many nicknames growing up; for the majority of my childhood people entirely omitted my first name and referred to me as Latta. So, I feel it is only appropriate to include Latta in the name of my blog. Alattaeats is supposed to be slang for “a lot of eats”, get it? Ha! Soo funny, I know..

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  • gluten-free dairy-free mint chocolate cookie bars

    No-Chill Mint Chocolate Cookie Bars (Gluten-free Dairy-free)

    Think your favorite mint chocolate Girl Scout cookie but thick, fudgey, extremely chocolatey, and with chocolate chips. These gluten-free dairy-free mint chocolate cookie bars are a mint chocolate lover’s dream. Make sure to have vanilla ice cream on hand because these are a must-serve a la mode. FAQS: What is a No-Chill Cookie Recipe? A […]

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  • No-Chill Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (Dairy-free Gluten-free)

    Consider these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip No-Chill Cookies a peanut butter cup in cookie form. There’s just enough peanut butter to give a peanut butter flavor without leaving your mouth dry and sticky. Altogether, these cookies take about a half-hour to make! Also, don’t worry, these gluten-free dairy-free cookies don’t skimp on the chocolate. This […]

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  • Dark Chocolate Sunflower Butter Eggs

    Chocolate Sunflower Butter Eggs (Gluten-free, Dairy-Free)

    Hear me out, yes dark chocolate peanut butter cups are great, but dark chocolate sunflower butter eggs take dessert to the next level. Not too sweet, these festive eggs are rich in chocolate flavor and the sunflower butter brings an extra creaminess and slight saltiness. These take just about an hour to make and are […]

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  • Stuffed Dates with vegan feta

    Stuffed Dates with Feta (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

    These stuffed dates with vegan feta make the quickest and most delicious last minute appetizer. The stuffed dates are gluten-free and dairy-free and require only a handful of ingredients. Make them for your friends and family to enjoy on Super Bowl Sunday or for a nutritious mid-afternoon snack. FAQS: Can I replace the pistachios? Sure […]

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