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GFG on the road!

GFG sponsor Italpasta

GFG Sponsor Italpasta – booths 2439 & 2441

 

Gluten Free Garage is hitting the road with 18 awesome vendors in tow!

Here’s a sneak peek at who is joining the GFG Pop-Up at the Green Living Show and where to find them.

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Antipastos Kitchen - booth TK

Antipastos Kitchen – booth 2639

 

Bunner's Bakeshop - booth TK

Bunner’s Bakeshop – booth 2443; Sunday only!

 

Chocosol - booth TK

Chocosol – booth 2838

 

No7 Hot Sauce - booth

No7 Hot Sauce – booth 2838

 

Cuisine Soleil - booth

Cuisine Soleil – booth 2637

 

Honestly.

Earth & City – booth 2638

 

Fit Organix - booth

Fit Organix – booth 2837

 

The Smart Cookie - booth

The Smart Cookie – booth 2837

 

Front Door Organics - booth

Front Door Organics – booth 2640

 

The Healthy Wine Agent - booth

The Healthy Wine Agent – booth 2643

 

The Honest Leaf - booth

The Honest Leaf – booth 3038

 

Kewaza - booth

Kewaza – booth 3038

 

JK Gourmet / Photo: Lisi Tesher

JK Gourmet – booth 2841 + 2843

 

Mad Mexican - booth

Mad Mexican – booth 2641

 

Magic Oven - booth

Magic Oven – booth 3040

 

Matcha Ninja - booth 2638

Matcha Ninja – booth 2839

 

Organic Works - booth 2840

Organic Works – booth 2840

 

gluten free smart store

Leading gluten-free expert Kathy Smart—she's a TV chef, holistic nutritionist and bestselling author—has added GlutenFreeSmartStore.com to her roster. Here she is presenting the "How to be a Gluten-Free Rock Star" guest speaker session at the spring 2013 Gluten Free Garage.

Leading gluten-free expert and advocate Kathy Smart—she’s a TV chef, holistic nutritionist and bestselling author!—recently added GlutenFreeSmartStore.com founder to her impressive resume. Here she is presenting her “How to be a Gluten-Free Rock Star” speaker session at the Gluten Free Garage last spring.

 

 

At the recent Gluten Free Garage with Lisa Cantkier, brainchild behind online resource directory GlutenFreeFind.com and co-founder of GlutenFreeSmartStore.com

At the recent Gluten Free Garage with Lisa Cantkier, brainchild behind online resource directory GlutenFreeFind.com. She has partnered with fellow celiac Kathy Smart and Tammie Sarra to create GlutenFreeSmartStore.com.

 

Allergic Solution's Tammie Sarra at the Gluten Free Garage

Allergic Solution CEO and nutritionist Tammie Sarra showcasing her premium gluten-free, allergen-friendly baking mixes at the fall 2013 Gluten Free Garage. Read her musings from the Gluten Free Garage here.

 

With these three gluten-free go-getters at the helm of the recently launched GlutenFreeSmartStore.com you know there’s got to be some good stuff in store! As women living with celiac disease and gluten intolerance, they’ve all been there, done that, so this is one trusted team. But what makes GFSS different from other gluten-free online stores? For starters, GFSS is the first gluten-free online store that is focused on and committed to offering healthy choices. The Gluten Free Garage shares the same goal for our pop-up marketplace, so we’re down with that! With so many unhealthy gluten-free food products available now it’s good to be able to separate the wheat from the chaff. (I know, that’s not the most fitting idiom for a gluten-free website!)

Kathy Smart and her GFSS team aim to connect consumers with, ahem, smarter, healthier gluten-free options. In fact, one unique spin on GFSS is the “Smart”-approved products section featuring items that meet Kathy Smart’s strict nutrition requirements. You’ll find products here that are packed with protein and fibre, free from soy and refined sugar and flours, and low carb/glycemic. Tammie Sarra says that shopping in the ‘Smart’-approved section is “like going shopping with Kathy Smart or with your trusted nutritionist.” (If you’ve met Kathy, just imagine how fun would it be to go shopping with her in real life!) Kathy’s own line of Smart Starts gluten-free products is also available on the site.

The growing list of 100+ gluten-free products—including bread, baked goods, protein bars, pasta, cereal and skincare—that GFSS offers are:

  • high quality
  • nutritious
  • safe (certified gluten free and manufactured in dedicated gluten-free facilities)

And many of the products are also:

  • allergen free (great for shoppers with multiple dietary needs)
  • organic
  • non-GMO
  • artisinal
  • environmentally friendly

With winter practically here, I for one am excited to have the option of having healthy gluten-free products delivered right to my door (shipping is available in Canada and the U.S.). With a click of my mouse, I can order some of my go-to gluten-free goods such as:

  • Giddy Yoyo’s cacao powder
  • Holy Crap’s Wild Chia and Mary Jane
  • enerjive’s Quinoa Skinny Rock Salt Crave Crackers
  • Italpasta’s fusilli and penne

Happy shopping!

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Neal Brothers turns 25

Happy birthday to you

Founded in 1988, Neal Brothers turns 25 this year! Be sure to stop by their booth at the Gluten Free Garage to wish them happy birthday!

 

These chips are better than crack.

And while you’re there, pick up their new crunchy kettle chips (available in 4 flavour sensations). The sweet & smoky BBQ are the life of the party!

 

Lotus Fine Foods, enerjive and WOW Baking Co. will be joining Neal Brothers at their booth at the Gluten Free Garage!

A BIG thank you to Neal Brothers for being a sponsor of the Gluten Free Garage for the 3rd time! We love you like a brother!

for all you pasta lovers

ITALPASTA_GLUTEN_FREE Menu Sep 23 2013 at 7Numbers

This post was written along with my GFF Lisa Cantkier, the brains behind Gluten Free Find.

 

Last week we were invited to a gluten-free media dinner hosted by Italpasta at 7 Numbers on the Danforth in Toronto. That’s right, Italpasta—famous for its 100% pure durum semolina pasta (fancy talk for pure wheat)—now serves up pasta for the gluten-free set. Made in Italy! It’s a good thing we showed up hungry. Funnily, neither of us knew the other was attending this event, and we happened to arrive at the exact same moment. After months of attempted dinner plans, we finally got to break bread (so to speak!) courtesy of Italpasta. A GFF (gluten-free friend) reunion and a glass of red vino to kick off the night…what more could a gluten-free gal ask for?

 

Italpasta currently has three gluten-free noodles—penne, fusilli and spaghetti—made from a blend of rice and free-from-GMO corn.

While I’m partial to penne, my daughters are fusilli fans because it’s curly like their hair.

 

Italpasta has three kinds of gluten-free noodles—penne rigate, fusilli and spaghetti—made from a blend of rice and non-GMO corn. The company recently got a stamp of approval from the Canadian Celiac Association’s Gluten Free Certification Program, which will soon appear on all of its gluten-free packaging.

 

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If only he could come over and cook dinner for my family every night…

 

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The food was 100% vegetarian and, featuring four pasta dishes, an adventure in carbs—and we loved every bite. With the same colour and texture of “regular” pasta, you’d never guess that this pasta is gluten free. Each variety of noodle held its shape and the pasta was chewy, not gooey!

 

LISA: As someone who’s been following a gluten-free diet for more than three decades, I’ve seen many-a-mushy pasta come and go. But the science of gluten-free pasta has come a long way, baby! At the Italpasta dinner, I almost felt compelled to check with my server to verify the gluten-free status of the dishes! The noodles are firm and hold their own no matter what sauce is used. See below…and click on the links for recipes!

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