Danny and I feel honored that so many people trust our recommendations. We love letting our readers know about companies they might not find otherwise. As small business owners ourselves, we want to encourage the success of the companies we love.
Over the years of writing this site, we have seen that our readers want our recommendations for companies that understand the gluten-free life, companies that produce food or experiences that safely satisfy, and other providers of products or services that are aligned with and enhance the way our readers live.
During the week, the stories and recipes we write are personal, particular, and very much our own story. Those posts are part of an ongoing narrative that began in 2005, with shifting attitudes about the foods we eat.
We do sponsored posts on Saturdays and Sundays on this site, clearly marking them as sponsors. If a company has joined us, and thus paid us for the placement, you will know. The weekend sponsorship posts are for the wider audience. We keep you in mind when we sift through products and decide what works well. We work with sponsors that are truly gluten-free, keeping us all safe. We have to like the foods we recommend, but we also keep in mind foods that work for folks outside our small family. (We tend to make all our food from scratch, because we have the luxury of doing so. But we know most folks rely on high-quality packaged food.) We see a big part of our work as filtering through the thousands of new gluten-free foods on the market and recommending the best to our readers.
Here are the sponsors we have worked with through the years. These are Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef Recommended.
flours and baking mixes
subscription services that bring you good gluten-free food
if you would like to become a sponsor
As you can imagine, we receive dozens and dozens of emails a day from companies asking us to recommend their work. There is no way for us to recommend everything or even a small percent of them.
We have to genuinely love the food or products you make to move to the sponsorship level. We don’t promote or write blog posts about companies that don’t work with us on sponsorship.
Here is the process we use to recommend good food and the companies that make that food.
We talk. (Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org)
If we both like that talk, you send us the food or product.
If we like the food or product, we talk with you about sponsorship.
There are two levels of sponsorship:
1. a one-time post dedicated to your company, with the story of your company and the food you make told in your own words, as well as our recommendation and a giveaway.
2. an on-going sponsorship, in 3 month, 6 month, or 12-month contracts. We work closely with the companies that are long-term sponsors, promoting their latest news and products to our extensive group of followers on Twitter and Facebook, as well as doing giveaways, making appearances on behalf of the company, and generally telling everyone we know how much we love the food. Most of our long-term sponsors have renewed their sponsorships for years now.
All companies who sponsor with us will have live link on the site permanently on this page. Those will be the only permanent links to other websites our site will have.
Danny and I feel honored that so many people trust our recommendations. We see a big part of our work as filtering through the thousands of new gluten-free foods and products on the market and recommending the best to our readers.
Could that be your company?
If you are interested in talking with us about the process, please contact us at email@example.com.