THE FACE OF THE POPULAR, WHOLESOME-FILLED MONICA’S MIXES, SUCCESSFUL CHEF AND AUTHOR OF NUMEROUS COOKBOOKS, MONICA TOPLISS, HAS A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE WHICH SUPPORTS THE SUCCESS OF HER BRAND.
Most gluten-free mixes are seriously lacking in nutrients and flavour. For too long Monica had to compromise her health to enjoy delicious food or vice versa; she’d compromise taste to stick to a gluten-free diet.
At the tender age of two, she was an under-nourished child. Her mother helplessly unable to find a doctor that could explain her daughter’s skinny legs and protruding belly. It was a visit to a German doctor that concluded that Monica may have coeliac disease.
As Monica stood in his surgery, chewing on a rusk, the doctor said to her mother “Perhaps it is the very biscuit that she is eating which is poisoning her”. With this, a strict gluten-free diet was set in place.
“When I look back, I can see how my life
was destined to be all about food.
As well as having coeliac disease,
I was also born of Italian parents.”
– Monica explains.
Ignoring doctors’ orders and continuously caving to the rich flavours of gluten-filled foods, Monica felt drained and unwell as the decades passed. Before Monica’s Mixes, she was creating designer tarts, gourmet savouries and cakes and noticed an increase in demand for gluten free gourmet treats. Coming at a time that her health was under scrutiny, she decided enough was enough and gluten free would be her diet for life.
This moment is what sparked the idea to specialise in fail-proof, allergen-free recipe mixes for the whole family.
She was determined to go beyond simply providing gluten-free options, but to create flour blends and convenient mixes so that every family can enjoy delicious baked goods that are both gluten free and highly nutritious.
Taking her skills from years of working alongside chefs from all over the globe, Monica began crafting a range of convenient mixes – Monica’s Mixes. Each created to be nutrient dense, gluten free, grain free, nut free, egg free and soy free with sugar free, paleo friendly and vegan options.
Monica’s Mixes range has grown to include Paleo Flour, Wrap Mix, Pizza Base Mix, Muffin Mix, Flour Blend, Bread Mix, Chocolate Cake, Banana Bread Mix and the new Vegan Patty Mix.
Today the brightly packaged, highly versatile, easy and very convenient Monica’s Mixes are loved by coeliac sufferers and health-conscious consumers not only nationally, but also across the globe.
With consumers increasingly living busier lives and seeking fast, healthy food they don’t have to create from scratch, Monica’s Mixes offer the perfect attributes to continue to be a consumer favourite.
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