About Cotter Crunch
I’m Lindsay Cotter, founder of Cotter Crunch. I’m so happy to have you here!
I created Cotter Crunch in 2009 thanks to my husband and former triathlete. At the time, I was cooking to keep him healthy and fueled for performance and recovery throughout his races. In doing so, I began posting my recipes on his blog, and before I knew it I had created my own to provide a nutrition resource for athletes like him with recipes using REAL FOODS.
Over time, I began developing recipes to help combat my own health problems (more on that later), and my focus began to shift to a gluten-free diet.
So, fast forward a few years to now, and my recipes still focus on including healthy, wholesome ingredients while providing inclusive ingredients for all diet types. It’s my mission to spread knowledge about how each ingredient works while sharing recipes that restore the body, energize, and taste great!
On a Mission to Provide Gluten-Free, Allergy-Friendly, Wholesome Recipes You’ll Love
I’ve been cooking gluten-free for over 12 years now due to a parasite I contracted in Africa. Unfortunately, that parasite caused a lot of digestive distress on my body, and I fell very ill and lost a lot of weight. Thanks to my background in nutrition (and my obsession with biohacking), I was able to heal the majority of my symptoms by eliminating common allergens such as gluten and dairy from my diet. Yes, I say “majority” because, to me, 100% healed and healthy is unrealistic.
In 2016 I had colon surgery to help correct some of the damage done by the parasite. As a result, I will always have some setbacks.
But we’re human! We ALL have setbacks! We ALL will have times where we need to honor our mental health. Which might mean letting go of trying to achieve perfect health.
That being said, my passion still remains…. turning all our favorite foods into allergy-friendly meals. Kid-friendly, mom-approved, and more!
Whether you’re gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, vegan, or simply looking to find healthy meals to feed your family, I’ve got you covered with simple recipes on The Cotter Crunch!
More About The Cotters
While I love developing recipes and running everything Cotter Crunch, my first love was Nutrition. In fact, I received my Bachelor’s degree in Science Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin. I also became certified as a nutrition specialist through AASDN and work under a Sports Dietician Nutritionist and am qualified as a fitness instructor and personal trainer.
I met my New Zealander husband (aka kiwi Cotter) while working as a run coach, and together we have traveled the globe as he competed. In our adventures, I was nicknamed “Sherpa wife” for handing out healthy goodies like my Apricot Fig Energy Bites at the end of each race to help the athletes refuel. Today I embrace that title and remain as passionate about nutrition and making healthy foods taste great as ever!
Browse Gluten-Free Recipes You’ll Love
These are some of my favorite gluten-free comfort food recipes! They have all the warm, hearty flavors you love with an allergy-friendly twist so they can be enjoyed by everyone!
Meet the Team!
What began as a one-woman show quickly grew into a team. Cotter Crunch wouldn’t be possible without these wonderful women!
Founder/ Owner & Content Creator
Lindsay is the primary voice and creator behind Cotter Crunch. She started out doing everything as a one-woman show and now runs the entire team, functioning as the primary recipe developer and photographer. She lives in Utah with her husband, James, and their Vizsla, Oakley.
Elle helps maintain and develop relationships with brands we know, love, and trust to help us to continue to bring high-quality content to the blog along with product recommendations and discounts for items our team not only loves but knows you will, too!
Shyanne helps translate Lindsay’s thoughts into written words by assisting with content planning, SEO research and analysis, and copy. From blog posts to newsletters, if you’re reading it, there’s a good chance Shyanne wrote it! In addition, she assists Lindsay in the studio with recipe testing and creation, managing studio events, and more!
Data Analyst and Project Manager
A true lifesaver, Ana helps keep the entire team on track by analyzing data and trends. She also helps tackle large products that may come up, assisting with blog organization, edits, and anything else we may need.
Community Manager and CC Test Kitchen
The backbone of the Cotter Crunch community, Sammi makes sure we stay well-connected with all of you! In addition to answering reader recipe inquiries, Sammi helps plan social media content, film reels, and helps Lindsay triple test all the recipes on Cotter Crunch!
Our go-to guy, Ryan, is responsible for developing and maintaining our website. He’s a master web developer and not only helps make our blog beautiful but also handles backend systems and answers our never-ending questions
Coming Soon! Pre-Order Here
The Gluten-Free Family Cookbook
100 Allergy-Friendly Recipes for Everyone Around Your Table
Nourishing Superfood Bowls Cookbook
75 Healthy and Delicious Gluten-Free Meals to Fuel Your Day
Take fresh, real food ingredients and create mind-blowing breakfasts, lunches, dinners and desserts that can be enjoyed at any time. Filled with delicious and nutritional ingredients, these healthy and balanced bowls will help you take on your day, whether it is for weight management, food allergies, convenience or taste.
Whether you’re looking for a bite-sized treat or planning for a party, these desserts are guaranteed to please!
Top Dairy-Free Recipes
Being lactose intolerant doesn’t mean you have to skip out on all your favorite foods thanks to easy swaps and simple substitutions!
New to gluten free eating?
Check out our beginner’s guide!
Work with Me
Throughout my journey, I’ve been lucky to be featured in magazines, develop a cookbook, create videos, and more. It’s been a wild ride! Hopefully, you’ll stick around for the rest of it. If you’re interested, here’s a list of some of the incredible opportunities we’ve had over the years.
Join the Community
I’d love to stay connected! Please feel free to join me over on Instagram and Facebook where I’m always whipping up new recipes, sharing cooking tips, and giving you glimpses into my everyday life. Also, don’t forget to join our email list to be the first to know about exciting updates. Cheers!