Food

GFAF: Beyond The Expo

 I have become a huge fan and a new customer of many of the products and brands that I have discovered over the past two Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expos.  Many might think that I am just a blogger and only go to these events for fun since I do not have Celiac Disease or any food allergies.  I have actually become more health conscious and been able to share great information with friends and readers who have dietary restrictions. 

Getting a diagnosis of Celiac Disease or a food allergy is not the end of the world.  It doesn’t mean you have to eat dirt flavored food.  It doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a meal ever again.  There are SO many things that I buy now that I would have never tried in the past because I figured they would be bland or boring since they were “gluten-free”. 

I look forward each year to learning about new companies and new products from brands that I already love.  There are things you should know before you go gluten-free, so be aware of the nutrients you may lose and know how to replace them. 

I have favorite products from the expo that are in all categories of food from seasonings to decadent desserts.  Let me tell you about a few of the new staples in my home…

  • Love Grown Foods – Their Super Oats are like amazing little instant oatmeal packets.  Full of good ingredients to fill you up in the morning!
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    Review: Baby Love Reusable Food Pouches with Giveaway


    I am being compensated for my time put into writing up this review and for thoroughly reviewing this product from Baby Maya Products.  The compensation, which may be free products or cash/PayPal, does not alter or influence any of the opinions expressed in this blog. 

    We are already big fans of those reusable baby food pouches, so I was looking forward to trying the Baby Love Reusable Food Pouches by Baby Maya Products. […]

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    Food Allergen Identity Crisis: Identifying Peanuts

    One of the most unfortunate aspects of having food allergies is that allergens may not always be listed as clearly on the ingredients list.

    I’m starting a series that lists the alternate identities of various allergens, starting with peanuts, to potentially aide in the identifying allergens for those with allergies, families of those with allergies, and people in general. […]

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    Review: Microbiome Plus+ GI Probiotic with Giveaway


    I am being compensated for my time put into writing up this review and for thoroughly reviewing this product from iShopNutrition.  The compensation, which may be free products or cash/PayPal, does not alter any of the opinions or reviews expressed in this blog. 

    Why should I take a probiotic?  These good bacteria need to be a part of your diet to help with any digestive issues you may be having. […]

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    Review: Send Me Gluten Free Subscription Box with Giveaway

    Other than receiving a free sample of this product to review from Send Me Gluten Free, I was not paid for any of the opinions or reviews expressed in this blog. Only products that score a 4+ on a 1-5 scale make it onto our website.

    If you have made the choice to go gluten-free for health or other reasons, you have GOT to check out this amazing new subscription box, Send Me Gluten Free*. […]

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    Gluten & Allergen Free Expo Mini Reviews Part 2

    Welcome to part two of my mini reviews!  I hope you enjoy the mini reviews of all of these great vendors!  We have some full reviews along with some giveaways coming soon to the blog, so make sure you come back and check them out!  If you are interested in learning more about these companies, you can find their website links on the GFAF Vendor page and you are welcome to check out the rest of our photos from the Expo as well! […]

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    Dallas Gluten and Allergen Free Expo – Day 2

    Day two of the Gluten Free Allergen Free Expo was JUST as amazing as day one!!  I started off my day wearing my totally rad Omission Beer shirt.  We slept in a little since we were up SO late blogging and instagramming about the day and didn’t get to the Expo until about 11:00 am on Sunday. […]

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    Dallas: Gluten & Allergen-Free Expo (w/Giveaway)

    Hello! I’m attending the Gluten & Allergen Free (GFAF) Expo in Dallas, Texas this November!

    As someone who’s allergic to almost everything, this is exciting to me. I’m looking forward to the classes, sponsors and vendors, and I’m hoping to discover some more food allergy-friendly foods. Whilst I’m not intolerant to gluten, some foods that are gluten-free I am able to have, because all-purpose flour is often avoided — I can’t have all-purpose flour, because it’s often fermented and mold-forming — and, if I’m lucky, there’s no yeast in gluten-free products I find a lot of interest in! […]

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