Our Story

Hi.

Everyone has a passion, something that brings joy, excitement and fun into their life, right?

Our passion for the last 5 years has been trying to do our part to help stop global poverty and to do our best to eat clean, healthy food.  If you or people you know can’t tolerate gluten, dairy, or soy, but who have great taste and desire delicious foods they can enjoy, then we have some great products that would be perfect for them

We are thrilled to introduce you to Our Kind Kitchen, a commercial kitchen located in Wauconda Illinois.  All of our products are free of gluten, soy, dairy and are non gmo.  We try to use organic ingredients whenever possible.

Our enthusiasm for baking started in 1996 when we had a small family retail bakery in the heart of the San Juan Mountains. That’s where we learned “baking from scratch.”

Due to our own health issues, we were forced to look for healthier foods that used organic ingredients, non- GMO products, and were free of gluten, dairy and soy –but still tasted great. Our quest kept coming up short, so we got to work creating healthier foods from our everyday recipes. That’s how OUR KIND KITCHEN was born.

OUR KIND KITCHEN began in 2017 by making holiday pies in a shared commercial kitchen for a local health food store. Their overwhelming success encouraged us to expand our menu.  In 2018 we opened up our own commercial kitchen dedicated to being free of gluten, soy and dairy.  We are currently serving retail locations in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago Illinois.

Today, our products include bakery items such as cookies, pastries, scones and cakes. Our savory items include pot pies, pizzas, burritos, bread, and tortillas. Every week we are developing more bakery and meal items. If we can’t find a high-quality ingredient, we create it!  All of our items are hand-crafted from scratch.

Besides creating great food, our other passion is missions. We believe all of us can make a difference in the effort to eliminate global poverty. In 2014, we started FAST MINISTRIES–a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. A portion of the profits from OUR KIND KITCHEN go into FAST MINISTRIES to help alleviate poverty and support missionaries globally. One way we are doing this is by building bakeries in impoverished countries to help develop village economies by allowing local bakers to pay it forward (and not have to pay it back).  FAST MINISTRIES has been involved with supplying backpacks, clothes and hygiene products to children in orphanages in Burma (Myanmar).  Locally, FAST MINISTRIES hosted and taught baking classes in the Garfield Park area of Chicago.  When you  purchase products from Our Kind Kitchen, you not only benefit from eating high quality nutritious food, you are also participating in the quest to alleviate global poverty.

Keith & Donna Moran
Why People are Changing to Gluten, Dairy, & Soy Free Diets

Gluten-Free Diet:

  • Has shown to ease digestion
  • Provides Extra Energy- People have reported feeling tired or sluggish after eating foods with gluten.  A gluten free diet can provide extra energy and prevent brain fog
  • Studies have shown that a gluten free diet alone or in conjunction with conventional treatment methods can help reduce the symptoms of autism in children.
  • Eases inflammation
  • Promotes fat loss

Dairy-Free Diet:

  • Less Bloating
  • Better for Respiratory Health
  • Improves Digestion
  • Clearer Skin
  • Decreases Risk of Cancer

Soy-Free Diet:

  • 95% Soy is GMO
  • Most soy today contains phytoestrogens which increases estrogen.  An increase in estrogen in women increases risk of breast cancer and cervical cancer.