December 17, 2019 3 Comments

We love hearing your transformations stories! Read how June has lost over 140lbs. including our products! Read more about her story below!

First off, I have to say I’ve been an Executive Private Chef for 27 years and started my own pop-up restaurant four years ago; my husband who is a chef as well, works with me. We own a crepery where we focus on gluten free vegetarian/vegan foods.

We attend many festivals that have a large number of people searching for gluten free products. That is why I have already started utilizing Cali'flour Foods crusts for so many of my creations! 

On June 10th of 2019, I suffered a severe stroke and spent one and a half months in a rehabilitation hospital in Pittsburgh learning how to walk, sit, and understand life again. I will never take life for granted ever again.

At age 44, I never thought I could suffer a stroke. But I did, so I started researching food in the hospital in between my aggressive therapy; that’s when I learned about Cali’flour Foods and started creating my own recipes with the crust. I noticed gluten free eating was changing my body. At my heaviest I weighed 450 lbs. Today with the help of Cali’flour Foods, I’m a proud 278 lbs. It's hard for me to believe I’ve lost over 170 lbs.

Learning how to walk again was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. I wasn’t able to walk and had to lay flat on my back for two and a half weeks.

I thank God my husband was in charge and had me transferred to one of the best rehabilitation hospitals on the east coast, Montiefore hospital, UPMC.

I was released from rehab on July 6th, and I came home and began my personal journey of self discovery.

I never thought I would walk or be a chef again, but here I am! I’m promoting Cali'flour Foods at every event and my customers are so thrilled!

I left the hospital taking 10 prescriptions, and today with a gluten free diet, I only take four, and two of them are because of a blood clotting disorder.

I am so grateful for this product, and I love introducing it to my clients, through social media, and private events that I hold.

I am a survivor. I went from being uncertain as to if I would walk again, to who I am today. With a determination of power, I did a 180-degree transformation! 

As a Chef, I have so many recipes that I have created with Cali'flour Foods I don’t even know where to begin. I will say that my biggest seller is my sweet potato and black bean “wedge”. It is much like a thick quesadilla with fresh avocado, pico, and Greek yogurt! Everyone loves it!

To learn more about June's journey, follow her on Instagram. 

3 Responses

Cali'flour Foods
Cali'flour Foods

January 13, 2020

There are many recipes available on our website or through various online channels like Facebook and Instagram. The best way to connect with June is by following her on Instagram (the link is located on the bottom of Blog)! It is inspiring to see the creativity of the community surrounding the crusts and flatbreads! Thank you, Jill and Kim, for being a part of the conversation!


January 13, 2020

I’m allergic to all grains, soy, berries, spinach, ginger, turmeric, coconut, etc. so I hope this doesn’t rule me out. We are always looking for new recipes to make for variety in my diet.

Jill Smith
Jill Smith

January 13, 2020

I would love to know how to find or purchase June’s recipes. If you could please email me information. I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you so much.

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