Category: Gluten Free

Gluten-Free Heaven in Dallas

Have you, or your doctor decided that you have to follow a “gluten-free” diet? If so you might be asking yourself, “where do I go from here?” “What is this all about”? “Where can I get more information”? “No pizza or pasta? Kill me now please!” (That last one was me). Don’t worry, I got you!

I went through all that almost 4 years ago and since then the food or products options have increased and the taste had improved – greatly! I remember tasting Glutino Pretzels and almost wanting cry because it was NOTHING like a pretzel and I remember staying away from that brand for the longest time. Nowadays, Glutino is one of most recognized brands. I think about Glutino as the “springboard” to the vast sea of gluten-free products.

You tell yourself, “I’ve seen the gluten-free products prices…” What if don’t like what I bought?” And you wish that there is a place where you can learn about gluten-free products; taste gluten-free foods and learn tips and tricks to incorporate this new “diet” into your current lifestyle.

Well, I have good news for you. Since 2007, the Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo has brought to us an event that showcases the best products and foods, as well as excellent education opportunities for us who are embarking on this adventure. They understand how hard it is to find quality products and during this event, you’ll be able to taste, learn and discover some of your soon-to-be new favorite foods and products.

This year, the Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo comes to Dallas in October. 28-29, 2017, with two full days of fun and discovery. With your ticket you’ll get, a reusable bag, entry into the expo and access to 100+ brands; coupons and samples, lots of them (be ready). You also get a discount on some products and access to informative classes, an excellent resource for newbies and a great refresher for those of us that have been doing this for a while. Other perks are that you get to meet other people in this journey, bloggers (like me 🙂 ) and authors.

By now I’m sure you want to go, and you are in luck! I have your way in, to the most exciting, fun and awesome Expo in town! Now you can get your tickets 30% off until September 27th. Don’t let this opportunity go by!

In the meantime, here are the details of the Expo. So go ahead make your plans!

When: October 28 & 29, 2017
Time: 10:00-4:00 pm
Free Parking
Where: Dallas Market Hall-North Hall (public enters off Market Center Blvd.)
2200 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207

If you see me there come and say hi, I’ll share with your my favorite products and vendors! See you there!

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Back In Dallas The Gluten Free & Allergen Expo

It’s coming, it’s coming!!

The Gluten Free & Allergen Expo will be back in town in September and I’m really excited. This will be my third time participating as one of the official bloggers for the Expo. For me, this is the opportunity to try new products and share the information with you.

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In case you don’t know what all this is about,: here is some information from their website:

The GFAF Expos are the largest and fastest growing special diet consumer events in the US. Started in 2007, the events are professionally managed and have expanded from one to seven cities throughout the United States. In addition to meeting the needs of the Celiac community, the Expo welcomes those with gluten sensitivities, auto-immune/inflammatory diseases and autism.

This Expo sparked my interest when my doctor told me that I had a gluten allergy and asked me to eat a gluten free diet. This was really hard, because all the great things in life, contain gluten, *cough* French bread *cough*. 😉 But thanks to going to this event, talking to friends and researching online, now it is so natural that I don’t event think about it. Well, that’s not entirely true… Once a month I do miss bread and cakes most than ever, but for the most part, I’m good.

About the Expo

This year, just like last, the Expo will take place at the Dallas Market Hall (North Hall). The list of vendors looks amazing. I’m looking forward to stopping by the following booths:

Besides vendors, this Expo, brings great resources to learn from. This year we will be hearing from:

  •  Tiffany Hinton aka Gluten Free Mom Certified – “Stop Poisoning Your Child at Home- How to Avoid Cross-Contamination”
  • Elizabeth Anthony Gronert – “Gluten is Hidden in More Than Food!”
  • Jenna Drew – “Essential Oils for Digestive Wellness”
  • Juan Martin Prats – “A Celiac Experience Around The World”
  • Others

When & Where

September 10 & 11, 2016
10:00-4:00 pm
Free Parking

Dallas Market Hall-North Hall (public enters off Market Center Blvd.)
2200 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207

I’m really excited about this year’s Expo and I want you to join me and get excited too!

Get your tickets soon!

See you there!
Just One Cupcake

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Review: Against The Grain Gourmet – Baguettes

Can I get a HIGH FIVE! Or a lifetime supply of the amazing Against the Grain Gourmet Baguettes? – I’ll take the second one please! 😉 In my quest to find GOOD GLUTEN FREE BREAD, I came across to most amazing, delicious baguette, and I have to be grateful to Against The Grain Gourmet for this.

I have to confess, I was really scared, because in the past, I’ve tried different kinds of Gluten Free Bread, and some of them were good, some were strange, and some were really bad. So when I came across this one, I grabbed but with a hesitant hand.

I love making sandwiches, I really do. It is one of the most fun foods in the world. You can do so many combinations and be creative. I love SANDWICHES! And good bread is key in this process. If your bread is so, so, your sandwich will be only so, so. If your bread is delicious… then BOOM you got a delicious sandwich!

That was the case with Against The Grain Gourmet Baguette. It was like an explosion of flavor in my mouth. The main purpose was to make a tuna melt and it served that purpose. It was strong enough to hold the tuna and the cheese and at the same time crunchy – not hard – but crunchy, just like a fresh piece of French baguette.

Against The Grain Gourmet Original
Against The Grain Gourmet Original

At that point, I thought that it made sense that it tasted delicious because it had tuna, mayonnaise, and cheese, what taste bad with all that? So I put it to the test… I ate it with butter only and guess what!? It was AMAZING!!! The flavor that jumped to me was cheese… and when I looked at the ingredients, that was part of it. WINNING!!

The funny part of all this is that I recently bought their book and it was when I was looking at the website to learn more about the products and saw the book. So naturally, the Hallelujah song started playing with an orchestra of angels playing harps…(too much? well I want you to get the point 😉 )

To say the least, I’ll be a consumer for life – that’s why I need an unlimited supply of the products -. And, now more than ever, I’m excited and eager to start preparing some recipes from the book and make my gluten free meals more delicious.

Find them in a store near you. I know you will be happy you found them, and you can say like Oprah say in her Weight Watchers Commercial…

Have you tried this bread or any of the other products? Do you have their cookbook? If so, have you made any of their recipes? How did it turned out? Tell me everything, I want to hear your experience. Did you hear angels sing like me?

Happy sandwich eating!!! 🙂

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