FALL Nourished Festival- Online GF Expo

FALL Nourished Festival- Online GF Expo

Get access to experts and resources at the Gluten-Free Expo on Sat, Nov. 6 – Sun, Nov. 7 2021. The Gluten-Free Expo is a FREE two-day event dedicated to the unique needs of those who need or want to lead a gluten-free lifestyle for themselves or their family. The all-virtual event will feature a full schedule of presentations, exhibitors, discounts, giveaways, and the ability to connect with others in the community. The Gluten-Free Expo will cover a variety of topics to help you lead your best gluten-free life, including:

  • Medical & Community Support
  • Specialty Diets
  • Supplements
  • Food Products
  • Skincare & Cosmetics
  • Household & Pet

Registration is free but is required to attend the event. https://www.nourishedfestival.com/gluten-free-expo

The exhibitor list and presentation schedule will be shared with registered attendees before the show. Full access to all event content and activities will be available at 10:00am (ET) on Sat, Nov. 6, and Sun, Nov. 7 2021.

What to Expect

  • Engaging presentations and content from experts
  • 1-on-1 consultations (by appointment only)
  • Live events, chats, and private video networking sessions with exhibitors
  • Products and services from gluten-free brands
  • Samples, discounts, giveaways, and promotions
  • A safe environment to connect and communicate with others leading a gluten-free lifestyle
  • A virtual experience that you control—choose to browse, interact, participate as you desire
Bob’s Red Mill Oat Crackers

Bob’s Red Mill Oat Crackers

I love Bob’s Red Mill products, and these were no exception. The crackers were thicker or denser than say Wheat Thins (even though the box says “thin & crisp”) and were delicious with hummus. Not salty like Wheat Thins, just right, and slightly larger. Great for cheese and cold cuts, but you will need to buy a few boxes if entertaining; it’s a small box (8″ x 4.5″ x 2″), and an even smaller bag of crackers inside (says “4 servings” and about “8 in a serving”, meaning 32 crackers in the box) and many of the crackers were broken, that was a disappointment. I found them in the Cracker aisle at Sprout’s for $3.99, not in the gluten-free aisle where I expected them to be.

They come in several flavors, I chose the “classic” flavor. Enjoy!

2019 Gluten-Free Halloween Candy List

2019 Gluten-Free Halloween Candy List

Just in time for Halloween! Lots of gluten-free ideas for your treaters!

Very Well’s GF candy list updated in September 2019. Lots of great candy to share with trick-or-treaters or your own little monsters.

Schar’s new cookie treats!
“Are you looking for gluten free, individually wrapped candies this Halloween? We’ve got the perfect treats! Choose between: Chocolix – a chocolate covered candy bar filled with caramel, Sch’nacks – little cakes with cream filling, Twin Bar – delicious wafers covered in thick European chocolate, and finally, our Chocolate Hazelnut Bars – light and crispy wafers, covered in chocolate and filled with a hazelnut cream; or get them all now!”

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I’ve also found the most delicious Scottie Dog Licorice at my local market, made by Gimbal’s Candy in the ol’ USA (San Francisco!) Peanut free, tree nut free, dairy free, gluten free, soy free, egg free, and kosher pareve! AND no high fructose corn syrup either! I found them on clearance several months ago and bought all the bags they had, then a few weeks ago, they were back at my market in new packaging! (Pictured- (L) old black & white, (R) new white & black). Although these are not in individual portion-size bags, they can still be enjoyed by those you know by placing them in snack-size bags. I love them for going to the movie theater, I make them last by cutting each dog in 3 pieces with scissors and savoring each piece.

Yum!

Something more to consider about my beloved Scotties…

Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
To: Gimbals Customer Service
Subject: Scottie’s ingredients

I love your licorice! I can’t eat other licorice brands because I have a gluten sensitivity. A friend is saying that black licorice can cause heart disease because it robs the body of potassium. Because of the sweetening compound “glycyrrhizin”. I don’t see this as an ingredient on your packages and am hoping it is not included, because I have genetic heart issues. Can you confirm whether this ingredient is in your Scotties that I love so much?

Received: Wednesday, March 16, 2020
From: Gimbals Customer Service
Subject: Scottie’s ingredients

Please forgive the delay in responding to your question. (over 1 month to reply to me)

Thank you for your compliment of our Black Licorice Scottie Dogs.  They do contain a small amount of Glycyrrhizin because we use Real Licorice Root extract, along with Pure Anise.  Glycyrrhizin naturally occurs in Licorice Root.  The amount of Licorice Root Extract is pretty low. 0.02% and the amount of Glycyrrhizin is a portion of that.  Just to be on the safe side though, you should discontinue eating this product until you speak with your physician.

We hope that the amount is negligible enough that you will be able to continue enjoying them, since it’s obviously a favorite.

Thank you for writing and again, please accept my apology for keeping you waiting.

Sincerely,

Gimbal’s Customer Service

 

Very Well’s 2016 GF Candy List

Very Well’s 2016 GF Candy List

Safe treating to you!
Safe treating to you!

I’m not a really big candy person, but I love my GF chewy sweets like Starburst & Skittles when I watch a movie.

VeryWell.com has a great GF candy list for this Halloween. Very comprehensive!

Very Well’s list of gluten-free candy (updated 10/2016)

Happy & safe treating this Halloween!

Healthy GF Recipes for Super Bowl Sunday!

Healthy GF Recipes for Super Bowl Sunday!

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This is a great assortment of GF recipe choices to pack your Super Bowl Party (or any party!) Thank you Beth @TastyYummies.

http://tasty-yummies.com/2013/01/31/a-super-healthy-gluten-free-super-bowl-a-recipe-round-up/

And from a previous blog post…

https://afitimage.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/party-food/

Party Food

Party Food

Let's Party

We had a recent party for 20, some light refreshments after a graduation. Since I am the only GF person, we compromised on what we served.

  • We ordered some sushi from TGI Sushi (ask for Chris).  Making sure at least some was GF. With any sushi, BEWARE any soy sauce and the fake crab. We ordered a huge platter of sushi. TGI Sushi claims their rice is GF. I only ordered cucumber rolls and asparagus rolls for myself, I did not trust the fake crab that they said was GF, so no California rolls for me. The platter was gorgeous, heaps of wasabi, and bowls of ginger which I shoveled into.
  • Trader Joe’s Smooth & Creamy Hummus GF- we served the Roasted Red Pepper, very good, with Crunchmaster GF crackers. The crackers you can buy at Costco. Someone said they liked them not knowing they were GF. That is a compliment!
  • My husband thinly sliced some tri-tip and chicken breasts, marinated them (Tri-tip marinade recipe- Tamari Lite GF Soy Sauce, freshly grated ginger, black pepper, powdered garlic, and brown sugar/chicken marinade- from Costco, GF Organic Ville Sesame Teriyaki Sauce) and put them on skewers the night before to BBQ. He BBQd them in the morning, refrigerated them, reheated at 400 degrees for 1/2 an hour and then served as needed on a platter. This was the food highlight of the party.
  • Vegetable platter and fruit platter.
  • And Nothing Bundt Cake bundtinis. These are not GF, but my husband got me a GF Bundtlet (this is the only size they make in GF, only flavor is “Chocolate Chip Cookie” which actually tastes like cookie dough, not all locations carry GF. Call to ask.) Also, check Groupon, they sometimes have coupons.

The event was perfect, the food delicious, and I had no reactions from the food I ate.

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