My name is Dawne and I’m a professional, award-winning pastry chef from Vancouver. I love all food. I can easily consume chocolate, sweets and desserts all day long. In order to combat this shocking diet, I began running two years ago. Lucky for me, I met a great group of gals, The Parkside Runners, while working out in beautiful Stanley Park. In addition to training for marathons together, we recently began our own version of clean eating. This means no refined sugar, no wheat flour (gluten-free), no dairy and no alcohol. With a few exceptions. My cooking and eating have changed drastically, and I’ve never felt better. My fitness has improved. So has the fit of my jeans. And now I’m experimenting on baking with alternative ingredients. It seems close to impossible to create delicious treats that aren’t bad for you, but I’m determined to learn. I created Baker’s Balance to share my healthy recipes with friends.