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a sweet bite

Local author and artist Cybèle Young‘s latest children’s book about one of our favourite things—food! Come meet her and buy her book at the Children’s Art Studio Pop-Up at the Gluten Free Garage this Sunday afternoon!

 

I tried to take just a few bites.

 

A little mid-day pick-me-up.

 

Chocolate, caramel, pecans! It’s hard to believe that this ooey-gooey goodness contains no dairy, eggs or cholesterol. Best of all, it’s made in a gluten-free facility.

 

It was love at first bite.

 

Thanks for the tummy love, Sweets from the Earth!

 

Nom…nom…nom…

 

Another one bites the dust.

she’s got the beat: Arvinda’s

Spice it up!

 

Arvinda’s Indian Spice Blends is an all-natural line of cooking masalas and unique spice blends derived from family recipes. Arvinda Chauhan developed these spice blends to help time-pressed home cooks prepare quick and easy authentic Indian meals. She initially sold her curry masala to her cooking school students in small pouches and jars, and soon her unique blends gathered a loyal following. Arvinda’s blends are all gluten free and contain no oils, additives, preservatives, dairy, nuts or MSG.

As an added bonus, most of the products (except for the Garam and Chai masala) contain turmeric, an orange-coloured spice from India that is bestowed with many health benefits. Arvinda’s daughter Preehan Chauhan, who along with her brother Paresh runs Arvinda’s retail line, touts turmeric as “India’s super-spice used for centuries all over the subcontinent.” She adds, “Many Ayurvedic home remedies use turmeric, as its health benefits are multifold! It’s an anti-inflammatory and powerful antioxidant, it aids in digestion, purifies and detoxifies the blood and also has antibacterial functions. This is why we say when you eat a curry, you’re healing yourself inside and out!” (Chicken Curry recipe to follow…)

Since 1993, spice girls Arvinda and Preena have been serving up a variety of premium Indian cooking classes. Voted by blogTO one of the top 10 cooking schools in Toronto, Arvinda’s healthy, easy-to-follow recipes make it easy to create home-style Indian meals. And check out the online video demos of classic Indian recipes! Arvinda’s also leads guided walking tours of Little India.

Arvinda’s Spice Blends are available online and at retail stores and specialty food shops across Toronto.

You can also spice up your life with Arvinda’s at the Gluten Free Garage on November 11th!

Read on if you want to make classic chicken curry…

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happy Halloweenie!

All that glitters is gluten free.

 

Lily’s 1st Halloween, October 2006

 

 

Now she can spell her own name. And eat gluten-free chicken sausages that she says are “stupendous!”

 

Food play courtesy of Mark’s Nearly Famous Gourmet Sausages! 100% natural with no fillers or preservatives.

 

 

 

you only turn 5 once

Franny is five.

 

For her birthday, we partied like it’s 1999.

Cupcakes with her class at school. A Barbie cake from Goodbye Gluten. More cupcakes at her party. And a homemade Hello Kitty cake at her Bubby’s house.

OK, we’ll admit, we went overboard this year because we were eager to try out different baked goods from some of the exhibitors who will be at the Gluten Free Garage. The best gluten-free bakers in town are coming to this event! For a list of the who’s who, check out our Exhibitors page.

Now back to the birthday girl.

 

Franny at school with her cupcake from The Wheat Free Girls. These babies, just bigger than bite size, were gobbled up by her classmates and teachers.

 

“The Beatles” – chocolate cake with vanilla coconut butter cream – were so much more than a pretty package. They were evidence that happiness is a cupcake.

 

“The Doors” – vanilla cake with chocolate butter cream – rocked Franny’s world.

 

This way to Franny’s party at The Children’s Art Studio!

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