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Check out this stellar lineup of guest speakers coming to the fall 2014 Gluten Free Garage:

11:00 am
BREAKFAST WITH BUNNER’S
Ashley Wittig, Bunner’s Bakeshop

Many gluten-free people find breakfast the most challenging meal of the day, yet it’s the most important! In this 45-minute session, Ashley Wittig will do a gluten-free breakfast demonstration that includes recipes from the Bunner’s Bake Shop cookbook. Ashley will bake their Supersonic Granola live and will demonstrate how to make a quick and tasty coconut yogurt breakfast parfait with Supersonic Granola as the base. The room will be filled with the delicious smell of fresh waffles as Ashley walks the audience through the process of making the perfect gluten-free breakfast waffle. This workshop will give you the confidence to start making gluten-free baked goods at home on your own. There’s nothing like a little self-reliance when it comes to making your gluten-free fresh baked good dreams a reality!

12:30 pm
GLUTEN-FREE BELLY BE GONE!
Kathy Smart, Live the Smart Way

Navigating your way through the gluten-free aisles can be overwhelming. Many products are high glycemic and loaded with sugars, causing an increase in your blood sugar and weight. In this jam-packed 45-minute session, you’ll learn how to avoid the marketing ploys so you can choose gluten-free products that are good for your health—and your waistline. Nutritionist and gluten-free expert Kathy Smart will share her strategies for helping thousands of people lose weight without counting calories or points. Once you discover how to pick healthy gluten-free food products to rebalance your hormones and blood sugar, you will experience increased energy, clearer focus and a gluten-free belly…gone!

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2:00 pm
ABUNDANT, SIMPLE GLUTEN-FREE DINNERS
Marni Wasserman, Marni Wasserman’s Food Studio & Lifestyle Shop

Just because you’re eating gluten-free does not mean you have limited meal ideas or a lack of what to eat—in fact, you have more! In this 45-minute informational session with Marni Wasserman, you’ll learn how to make easy gourmet meals at home without gluten. Maximize flavour and make the perfect balanced plate of food that will nourish your whole family. Get useful tips on how to plan, prep and prepare a variety of nourishing gluten-free dinners. Understand how to make simple substitutions of common or long-lost favourite ingredients. As a culinary nutritionist and health strategist, Marni will guide you to make the transition to the gluten-free lifestyle easier than you could imagine. If you’re looking for more dinner ideas, you don’t want to miss this talk!

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Ashley Wittig is co-owner of Bunner’s Bake Shop, Toronto’s only vegan and gluten-free bake shop (now with 2 locations!), and co-author of the recently published Bunner’s: Simple & delicious gluten-free vegan treats (2014). @BunnersBakeShop

 

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Chef and nutritionist Kathy Smart is a leading gluten-free expert in North America, as well as a TV host (Live the Smart Way, the world’s first gluten-free TV show), bestselling author, Chatelaine columnist, Global News health correspondent and guest on The Dr. Oz Show. A multi-award-winning health expert, not only has Kathy’s bestselling cookbook, Live the Smart Way, won several awards but she has also received the Leading Women’s Award from the Ontario government for bringing gluten-free awareness across Canada. With more than 18 years of experience as a nutritionist and chef, Kathy motivates, invigorates and inspires people to live the healthiest gluten-free life through her tips, recipes and passion. @SmartKitchen

 

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Simply said, Marni Wasserman’s life is rooted in healthy eating. She is a culinary nutritionist, health strategist and founder of Marni Wasserman’s Food Studio & Lifestyle Shop located in midtown Toronto. This is where she teaches her signature cooking classes and offers collaborative workshops and urban retreats. She is also the author of Fermenting for Dummies and Plant-Based Diet For Dummies. Marni uses passion and experience to educate individuals on how to adopt a realistic plant-based diet that is both simple and delicious. She is dedicated to providing individuals with balanced lifestyle choices through organic, fresh, whole and natural plant-based foods.
@marniwasserman

 

 

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OUR GUEST SPEAKERS DELIVER THE GOODS ON GLUTEN-FREE LIVING

Gluten Free Garage: Part III was pleased to bring you 3 fantastic speakers and topics for our guest speaker series! Our speakers covered a variety of topics related to healthy gluten-free living. There was something for everyone!

Click on the links below to view the guest speaker sessions.

Ricki Heller
SUPERFOODS TO SUPERCHARGE YOUR GLUTEN-FREE COOKING & BAKING

Joy McCarthy
FROM GLUTEN-FREE JUNKIE TO GLUTEN-FREE GODDESS

Maggie Savage
GLUTEN FREE IS IN THE HOUSE!