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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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Jo

Saturday 25th of February 2023

I am transitioning my meat-loving kids and husband to a vegetarian diet (at this point, vegan seems unrealistic for us!). My kids don't like beans or legumes, which is why, when I made them your lentil taco mix and they enjoyed it, I was really excited. I added some coconut oil to give it a bit of fatty taste texture. Not sure if it made a difference. At any rate, I'll be making it again. Thank you for the great recipe!!!

Camilla

Sunday 26th of February 2023

You are very welcome, Jo! I am so glad this worked for your family :)

Gail

Thursday 23rd of February 2023

Please add me to your newsletter, I would love to try more of your recipes, they are very innovative.

Camilla

Sunday 26th of February 2023

Done! Thank you, Gail :)

Christiana

Thursday 2nd of February 2023

Hi! I’ve been working through your Power Hungry cookbook and have loved everything in the book! The Lara bar recipe, quinoa bars, protein truffles omg! So good. I look forward to trying more of your recipes.

Camilla

Saturday 4th of February 2023

Thank you, Christiana! I loved creating that book. I'm sad that it is now out of print! But so happy you have a copy.

Laura

Wednesday 25th of January 2023

after seeing your pepita scramble, I also would like a newsletter. Thanks so much!

Camilla

Thursday 26th of January 2023

Done! :)

Betsy

Saturday 17th of December 2022

I've made a few so far, and I just want to say thank you for creating all these amazing recipes. The Gingerbread Cakes are delicious. I would never think of these crazy combinations, or even more bizarre - the single ingredient recipes, but they're great! My daughter and I are testing your Boursin, almond flour crackers, a pie crust and sunflower flour today, lol! I wish you all the good things life has to offer. Thanks, again, Camilla, you're really good at this!

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