Catherine Brookes

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Sussex, UK
Gluten Free Recipes, Dairy Free Recipes, Baking.
  • Catherine is a self-taught cook and baker who has been creating and experimenting with recipes for as long as she can remember. In recent years, she has focused on honing her skills in gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan baking. Her aim is to share delicious, easy-to-follow, tried and tested recipes.
  • Catherine is a big believer in balance, and, along with indulgent bakes and desserts, she loves developing nourishing, wholesome meals that make you feel your best. Her interest in nutrition and the huge role that food has to play in our health stems from her previous study of Biology at university.
  • A keen photographer and videographer, Catherine completed a filmmaking course in 2018. Her previous work has focused on travel and wildlife. But since branching into food photography, she has particularly enjoyed the creative control that comes with styling foodie creations.


Catherine is based in Sussex, UK. She launched her own blog, Blue Sky Eating, in 2020 as a fun project to work on in her spare time, but it wasn't long before she realized how much she loved the process of photographing and sharing her foodie creations. Today, she works full time as a food photographer and recipe developer for bloggers, brands, and other online publishers. Since identifying her own intolerance to gluten a few years ago, Catherine has learned that re-creating "free-from" versions of classic meals and bakes doesn’t have to be difficult or disappointing. On her blog, she shares simple, fool-proof recipes to help others discover that gluten-free eating should never mean compromising on deliciousness.


Catherine has an undergraduate degree in Biology and a master's in Filmmaking. Her scientific background has helped to build her knowledge of nutrition and the science behind baking, while her creative skills are put to good use through her food styling and photography.
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