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winter essentials



Our list of 11 must-have products to keep you going all winter long. All are GF, of course! And all except for one are made in Canada.

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GFF (Gluten-Free Forever) Magazine
. The gorgeous winter 2017 issue has six delish soup recipes to warm you up. We could eat up every issue of this quarterly magazine. (get $9 off the $35 subscription price with code winter17)

Chocosol Traders
Luscious Coconut (70% cacao). Because chocolate and coconut. This stuff is the real deal.

No.7 Mexican Hot Sauce.
Spice up your food and clear your sinuses with habanero or a variety of other hot numbers.

Chaiwala Chai
Original Masala Chai. Boost your immune system and ease indigestion with this 100% natural chai blend of fresh ginger root, ground spices and organic honey. Learn how to make a hot chai latte at

Greenhouse Juice Company
Flu Shot Booster. This mini cocktail of immunity-supporting plants (oil of oregano, lemon, echinacea) and tinctures packs a flu-fighting punch.

Giddy Yoyo
Raw Love Butter. Slather on this body butter from head to toe to keep your skin soft and supple. Oh, and it’s edible and tastes like chocolate.

Great White North Lip Balm. Kiss cracked lips goodbye because this balm is the bomb. As per the packaging: “Heal lips the Canadian way with maple syrup, eh!”

Beekeeper’s Naturals
Propolis Spray. A few spritzes a day keeps the doctor away—for colds, coughs, sore throats and inflammation. I swear by this stuff.

Bunner’s Bakeshop
Supersonic Cookies. The cookies that helped launch Bunner’s! Loaded with chocolate chips, cranberries, pumpkin, sunflower and flax seeds, these GF vegan wonders are a must-eat any time of year. My fave mid-day treat with a cup of hot tea.

Face It Oil. Just a few drops of this liquid gold hydrates and nourishes your skin so you shine. With essential oils neroli and jasmine, you’ll also smell divine.

The Honest Leaf
Serene Tea. Make way for sweet dreams with this caffeine-free mint tea that takes the chill off and calms your mind and body.



Ashley Wittig, baker boss


Ashley literally lets them eat cake (and so much more)!


5 QUESTIONS for Bunner’s Ashley Wittig

What’s your motto?
I don’t really subscribe to any hard-and-fast motto. I just try to be mindful and optimistic every day.

3 things you’d bring to the desert island.
Now, if this was a dessert island, I wouldn’t need to bring anything! But for a desert island I would bring my favourite oversized hoodie, my running shoes so I don’t lose my mind, and my imaginary solar-powered Vitamix so I could whip up smoothies with all those tropical fruits lying around.

Why gluten free?
Simply, Bunner’s is gluten free because my business partner Kevin is (along with being vegan). But, broadly, when we opened over five years ago, there wasn’t anything available that was delicious and gluten free in Toronto. We were really set on making vegan and gluten-free baked goods that were traditional and tasted as great—if not better—than their gluten, egg and dairy-ful counterparts.

What’s your go-to gluten-free breakfast?
I love a good old-fashioned smoothie. My favourite of all time is frozen banana, frozen watermelon, vanilla almond milk, a handful of baby spinach, and matcha. It’s so out of control, and especially perfect on summer mornings.

Tell us a little-known fun fact about you.
I can do this thing with my tongue that only one in a thousand people can do, apparently. Come find me at the Gluten Free Garage and I’ll show you!


Ashley smoothie

Ashley will show you how “Bunner’s Does It Savoury Style” at 2 pm in The Stop at Gluten Free Garage!

Come and get it!



Here’s a sneak preview of some of the products you can score at Gluten Free Garage. We’re handing out free tote bags for your gluten-free loot!

  For the first 1,000 people who come through the doors of Wychwood Barns on Sunday May 1st.

Entrance is on Christie Street. Doors open at 10 am.

Our new bags for #GFG16 will also feature the logos of our Gold sponsors Italpasta and Fiesta Farms, the official grocer of GFG.

Photo by Franco Deleo

my insta week

The cold snap couldn't stop me. Lunch at Hotel Gelato with my girlfriends. #justbecause

Lunch at Hotel Gelato with my girlfriends #wheninRome


Throwback to the time Bunner's came out with the delectable fauxstess cupcake #retrotreat

Throwback to the time Bunner’s debuted the fauxstess cupcake #retrotreat


Garlic love, naturally #glutenfree

Garlic love, naturally #glutenfree


Baked apples before shot #comfortfood

Baked apples before shot #comfortfood


Can't. Stop. Roasting. #sweetpotatoes

Can’t. Stop. Roasting. #sweetpotatoes


My hubby is the best wing man #Superbowl

My hubby is the best wing man #Superbowl


Follow @glutenfreegarage on Instagram for more #glutenfree tummy love

breaking bread

We heard it was National Sandwich Day (November 3, mark it down on your calendars!) so we got out our favourite loaf of gluten-free bread from the freezer

I heard it was National Sandwich Day (November 3, mark it down on your calendars!) and I wanted to partake. So I whipped up an open-face avocado sammie with Organic Works Bakery’s gluten-free quinoa and honey bread.


And so it went

I wish I could share this with you. But since I can’t here’s how to make it: Toast bread and top with avocado chunks, honey goat cheese, hemp seeds, a squeeze of fresh lime juice and a pinch of fresh-ground black pepper. Take a bite.


Lucky for us, FEAST now carries Organic Works Bakery's bread!

Lucky for us, FEAST now carries our favourite gluten-free bread so we don’t have to travel to London, Ontario get it.


But we've been known to do so in the past...

But we have been known to do so…


Any way you slice it, gluten-free people can have their sandwich and eat it too. For all the sammie lovers out there, check this out.

Organic Works Bakery will be selling and sampling their many varieties of GF bread at Gluten Free Garage—raisin cinnamon; quinoa maple; buckwheat, chickpea and flax; buckwheat chia—along with more of their delicious baked goods. And, get this, owner Peter Cuddy is bringing along the bakery’s buckwheat farmer, George, who grows 300 acres of buckwheat for Organic Works on his farm!