Check out this stellar lineup of guest speakers coming to the fall 2014 Gluten Free Garage:
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 – 1:30 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!
2 – 2:45 pm
ABUNDANT, SIMPLE GLUTEN-FREE DINNERS
Marni Wasserman, Marni Wasserman’s Food Studio & Lifestyle Shop
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!
3 – 3:45 pm
THE 5 GOLDEN RULES OF “NEVER” WHEN DINING OUT
Paula Cooper, Dine Aware
Just because you have celiac disease or are required to be on a gluten-free diet does not mean you need to cross the street every time you see a restaurant that is not 100% dedicated. A non-dedicated environment does not necessarily mean an establishment cannot accommodate you. As someone with celiac disease herself, Paula Cooper (CEO, Dine AwareTM) knows firsthand that establishments are just as afraid of you as you are afraid of them. However, with a little information exchange and 5 rules to follow, both you and the restaurant can peacefully coexist. You may even be able to sit down and have a meal together.
The Dine Aware brand has several certifications that teach foodservice staff about how to help the food allergy public make informed choices and create a positive, safe dining experiences. Within these certifications, staff are given 5 Golden Rules of things they should NEVER do when dealing with the gluten-free and food allergy public. These 5 quick and easy rules help staff to remember how to maintain awareness regardless of the dietary restriction. Paula has taken these rules and adapted them for the gluten-free and food allergy public to use as a quick guideline to help make informed dining choices and eat safe. So, stay on the same side of the street. Better yet, go in and give these 5 Golden Rules of Never a try!
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.
FROM GLUTEN-FREE JUNKIE TO GLUTEN-FREE GODDESS
GLUTEN FREE IS IN THE HOUSE!