The Paisley Pantry is a beacon of hope for transformation in nutritious, health conscious eating. Housed at The Market at the Kitchen, a.k.a. community kitchen, 1625 W. Uintah St. Suite. J in Colorado Springs, the pantry also hosts similar food items from local businesses.
The foods at the kitchen are made with love, and supplied to local retailers and restaurants such as pies at Seeds Community Café.
“One way I show love is through my food, and my passion is making good food,” said Teresa Hickman, pantry owner. “There’s no reason why a person who is gluten free should not have good food.”
The extensive gluten free foods are convent and healthy, as such a diet cited to relieve so called brain fog in patients with Celiac disease. A gluten free diet aids in healthy brain functioning among other nutritious foods.
Hickman understands the inconvenience of food allergies, as she suffered from an oral allergy syndrome. The passion for healthy foods is shared by her family. Hickman’s husband bottles salsa, and her son-in-law and daughter run a cupcake truck along with renting space in the kitchen.
The shared kitchen space is ample for collaboration and taste testing. The craft of food creation is challenged with mixing gluten free flours, egg replacement, and high altitude cooking.
The Pantry participates in the Local Motive, a social impact company providing solutions the local food economy. Founder Chris Dwyer’s LinkedIn page states: “My professional focus has always been about putting people, organizations, values and money to work for transformative causes.”