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Hi, my name is Camilla–thanks for stopping by my website, Power Hungry®!

I am a cookbook author (20+), recipe developer, fitness instructor and runner. I am a native Northern Californian (San Francisco East Bay), but I currently live in Texas with my husband and son.

Power Hungry is the place where I share the fast, fresh recipes I have developed to power me and my family through our busy lives in general, and our fitness endeavors in particular. We are a sporty crew.

My primary focus here at Power Hungry is making delicious, plant-based, gluten-free eats, especially ones that have the added advantage of portability. It is a rare day when I do not have an assortment of portable snacks–in varying degrees of squished-ness–packed in my bag or purse.

I have always loved (LOVED) to bake. As such, you will soon discover that most of my recipes here are baking-centric. Power Hungry® is my space for sharing my adventures in baking with alternative and innovative flours, ingredients, and methods to create wholesome, easy-to-prepare breads, cookies, muffins, energy bars and more that are gluten-free, grain-free and plant-based. I love challenges!

Fitness

Although I swam a lot as a child, I did not get into fitness and exercise again until college. Before long, I transitioned from avid participant to instructor. I’ve been teaching a wide range of fitness classes ever since, including, but not limited to, pilates, yoga, spinning, kickboxing, and strength training. At present, I teach spin classes, which complement my primary fitness passion: running!

I started running when I turned 30. Specifically, I decided to train for and run my first marathon. I did it (barely; I chose a June marathon and the weather was in the 90s. Oy vey!), but I was hooked nonetheless. I have run many races since, and am always looking forward to my next one.

When I’m not developing recipes, or teaching classes, I love to get outside, spend time with my family and friends, watch my son play baseball, travel, and read (everything, but always good British mysteries).

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Lauren

Monday 5th of February 2024

I just really want to thank you. I am navigating cooking for a family with different allergies. My youngest can't do any grain or eggs and I am figuring out how to do that in the kitchen. We are also avoiding dairy, beans, and nuts just as we figure out what he is reacting to. Your recipes have enabled me to bake things I can eat while breastfeeding him, and that he will also eventually be able to eat. Thank you so so much!

Camilla

Monday 5th of February 2024

Lauren, what a super-mama you are! I am humbled that some of my recipes are working to fit your family's needs. Cheers to you :)

Meg

Sunday 28th of January 2024

I’m so stoked to have found you! In the last few weeks, I’ve made several recipes multiple times. You’re my new go to for staples!! Thank you!

Camilla

Saturday 3rd of February 2024

wow, thanks, Meg! I am so glad you found me, too!

Heidi

Sunday 14th of January 2024

I came across one of your recipes on Pinterest and was immediately intrigued! I have been vegan for 7 years but have recently developed sensitivities to gluten and soy. I am feeling inspired again after looking through your website! Thank you for the spark I needed to get back into the kitchen to create! ❤️

Camilla

Monday 15th of January 2024

I am so happy you discovered my site, Heidi, welcome! :)

Alina

Saturday 11th of November 2023

Great website, Camilla. You mention that you wrote 20 cookbooks. Where can I see the list/buy them? Are they on Amazon? I would have found you on Amazon but I do not know your last name. Thank you

Camilla

Monday 13th of November 2023

Hi Alina! Thank you for the kind words :)

You can find all of my books on most major online sites. I do not have all of them listed here because many are wildly different from the type of cooking I do now (especially my very early books from 20 years ago--made with cake mixes and brownie mixes). But I have quite a few gluten-free and healthy cookbooks, too, as well as my namesake energy bars cookbook, called Power Hungry. Cheers!

gio

Monday 30th of October 2023

Your website is amazing! I want to try everything and it is all so feasible because so many recipes require so few ingredients. Thank you!

Camilla

Wednesday 1st of November 2023

No, thank YOU, Gio :) Enjoy the recipes!

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