gfaf expo review.

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It’s been two months since we got back from the Gluten and Allergen Free Expo and I can’t believe how many YUMMY samples we still have! We tried a ton of new brands, met some great people, and went home with a lot of good information.

Some highlights:

1. BREAD SRSLY is the best gluten free sourdough bread you will ever have. If you are ever in San Fransisco, you need to buy yourself 5 loaves. And if not, you still need to buy yourself 5 loaves. They’ll ship it to you! SRSLY amazing, right?

Gluten Free Sourdough Bread

2. I met Pamela! THE Pamela from Pamela’s Products. She’s so sweet. And her microwavable brownie mix packets are divine! My (gluten and dairy free) 6 year old nephew came to visit and he was thrilled that he could make brownies (that he could eat) all by himself!

Gluten Free Chocolate Brownie Mix

3. There were so many great gluten free products at the expo—many of which we buy on a regular basis: Glutino, Udi’s, Kind, Barilla, Van’s, Glutenfreeda and Crunchmaster. But it was also refreshing to discover some new brands that Joe and I weren’t familiar with! One of the snack bars I’ve been enjoying the most is Betty Lou’s. We brought back Nut Butter Balls and Just Great Stuff Bars (both link to my favorite flavor). We also got to try Smart Flour pizza and it’s our new favorite! We find them in the freezer section at Whole Foods. My nephew was excited that we saved him a pack of HomeFree chocolate chip cookies. They are great snack for kids and adults!

4. I splurged and bought myself a cookbook FULL of yummy gluten free desserts—I couldn’t resist! Kyra Bussanich, winner of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, was there signing her cookbook. If you need a gift for a gluten free friend (or yourself), pick up Sweet Cravings: 50 Seductive Desserts for a Gluten-Free Lifestyle.

Sweet Cravings Cookbook

5. Talk about specialists. Both Dr. Amy Burkhart and Nadine Grzeskowiak had so much knowledge to share. There is still so much unknown about celiac disease, but they are experts in what we do know about it. I highly recommend reaching out to one or both of them if you suspect someone in your life might have a gluten intolerance. Here is their information:

Dr. Amy Burkhart: Integrative MD [theceliacmd.com]

Nadine Grzeskowiak: Gluten Free RN [glutenfreern.com]

If there is a Gluten and Allergen Free Expo coming to your area, I highly recommend you check it out! It was definitely worth our drive to the Bay Area.

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gluten and allergen free expo.

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It seems like so long ago that I first discovered the Gluten and Allergen Free Expo—and it’s already here! Joe and I are headed to San Francisco next weekend to taste, learn and explore.

I am so excited for the GFAF Expo to discover new vendors and products, but also to attend the awesome lineup of classes on Saturday. Check out the schedule here. I promise to bring back any helpful information and share it with you all.

The list of vendors include all of our trusted brands we use on a daily basis, such as Udi’s, Glutino, Van’s and Earth Balance. One of the booths I’m most excited to visit is Pamela’s Products, where THE Pamela will be. How cool.

Check out the GFAF Expo on Facebook or Twitter to see if there is an expo coming near you this year!

Find me on twitter: @tevahopper