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5 things making me happy this week

Some are gluten free, some have nothing to do with gluten at all.

Avocado goat cheese toast=GF toast, avocado, honey goat cheese, pepper, lime juice

With more than 6,000 toasts tagged, New York magazine calls it “the most annoying food on Instagram.” We call it delicious. Our avocado toast, made with Organic Works gluten-free quinoa and honey bread, is topped with honey goat cheese, hemp seeds, a squeeze of fresh lime juice and a pinch of black pepper.

 

Shopping up a storm at Canada's Gluten Free Marketplace.

Enjoying all the yummy gluten-free goodies we bought at Canada’s Gluten-Free Market (did we go overboard with the GFG branding?).

 

Feasting on Chinese food takeout from Riz! The General tao chicken was gone in a blink!

Feasting on gluten-free Chinese takeout from Riz on Bayview! I highly recommend the General Tao chicken.

 

A tall cold refreshing glass of Thornbury Apple Cider, which I pronounce my drink of summer 2014!

Washing down the Chinese food with a cold sparkling glass of Thornbury Apple Cider—gluten free and made in Ontario! I picked it up at the LCBO. My official bevvy of summer 2014!

 

Kicking off World Pride in our own backyard. Happy Pride!

Kicking off World Pride Toronto in our own backyard. Happy Pride!

 

5 things that made me happy last week

 Some are gluten free, some have nothing to do with gluten at all.

The Ellen selfie. We had to do it. Dinner at Tabule during Gluten Freedom Week with gluten-free gal pals (clockwise from top left): Urban Acorn Catering's Marie Fitrion, Gluten Freedom Week founder Rachael Hunt,

A delicious Middle Eastern dinner (gluten-free falafel!) at Tabule during Gluten Freedom Week with a bunch of brilliant gluten-free gals (from left): Urban Acorn Catering‘s Marie Fitrion, Gluten Freedom Week founder Rachael Hunt, Victoria Yeh of GlutenFreeToronto.com, GlutenFreeFind.com‘s Lisa Cantkier, Dine Aware founder Paula Cooper, yours truly, and nutritionist Sarah Maughan.

 

Fresh basil from the farmers' market. Best smell ever.

The smell of fresh basil from the farmers’ market.

 

Homemade pizza with O'Doughs Flax Pizza Crust topped with goat cheese, Parmesan, red peppers, red onion, broccoli and sundried tomatoes.

DIY pizza with O’Doughs Flax Pizza Crust topped with pesto, goat cheese, mozzarella, Parmesan, red pepper, broccoli, purple onion, sundried tomatoes and, of course, fresh basil.

 

Eating homemade granola yogurt parfait with fresh seasonal berries on my back porch.

Eating homemade granola yogurt parfait with fresh seasonal berries on my back porch.

 

A sign.

A sign.

 

5 things making me happy this week

 

Some are gluten free, some have nothing to do with gluten at all.

Mango hedgehog

Mango hedgehogs.

 

The fleeting flowers on the magnolia trees

Magnolia blossoms.

 

Our nutritional consultation with Sarah Maughan

Holistic nutritionist Sarah Maughan (Empower Your Body with Food). As someone living with a gluten allergy, she really gets it. At our consultation with her, Lily and I both learned so much more about healthy gluten-free eating. We’ve already started to incorporate some of Sarah’s nutritional tips (1/4 lemon in warm water each morning before eating to aid in digestion) and can’t wait to whip up some of her recipes. Happy gut = happy gluten-free girl!

 

My new books

3 new books by women I admire who are spreading the gluten-free gospel. One of them, Joy McCarthy, was a guest speaker at the last Gluten Free Garage and will hopefully inspire us again at our next event!

 

Bunners cookies homemade

Homemade chocolate chip cookies from Bunner’s Bakeshop‘s new cookbook AND the news that Bunner’s is opening a second gluten-free vegan bakery in Kensington Market!

 

 

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

 

winter survival salad

Survival salad

It’s been a looonnnggg winter and my body needed this salad. I literally loaded it up with everything I was craving. It’s packed with vitamin C, antioxidants, protein, iron, fibre, calcium, beta-carotene and more. And I’ve eaten it every night this week. It goes like this:

Winter Survival Salad

arugula
spring pea mix (pea shoots, radish, red choi, buckwheat)
chickpeas
avocado
beets (steamed)
red onion
peeled grapefruit segments
raw walnuts
honey goat cheese

Dressing:
really good extra virgin olive oil
balsamic reduction
Himalayan pink mountain salt

 

Survival salad closeup

Every mouthful is a delicious, nutritious treat.