Archive for Portland

2016 Portland Presentation Schedule

 

Lecture Schedule Saturday:

10:30-11:10 am – Erin Smith – Gluten-Free Globetrotter™: How to plan your gluten-free vacation
11:20-12:00 pm – Jen Cuevas – Bridging the Divide: Gluten Free to Grain Free Living
12:10-12:50 pm – Dr. Samantha Brody – Maximizing your Energy on a Gluten-free Diet
01:00-01:40 pm – Nadine Grzeskowiak, RN BSN CEN – The Gut, Brain & Skin Connection
01:50-02:30 pm – Jenna Drew – Essential Oils to Boost Immunity and Relieve Digestive Issues
02:40-03:20 pm – Mary Herrington – How to Save Thousands Eating a Healthy Gluten Free Lifestyle

Demo Schedule Saturday:

10:30-11:20 am – Kimberly Ficklin – Quick & Easy Triple your Energy Protein Bars!
11:30-12:20 pm – Jules Shepard – Pizza Party
12:30-01:20 pm – Julie Hasson – Time for Dessert
01:30-02:20 pm – Jules Shepard – Coconut Bliss Overnight Oats
02:30-03:20 pm – Glutino – Creative Cooking Ideas Using Glutino Products

Lecture Schedule Sunday:

10:30-11:10 am – Erin Smith – Gluten-Free Globetrotter™: How to plan your gluten-free vacation
11:20-12:00 pm – Jen Cuevas – Bridging the Divide: Gluten Free to Grain Free Living
12:10-12:50 pm – Dr. Samantha Brody – Maximizing your Energy on a Gluten-free Diet
01:00-01:40 pm – Nadine Grzeskowiak, RN BSN CEN – The Gut, Brain & Skin Connection
01:50-02:30 pm – Jenna Drew – Essential Oils to Boost Immunity and Relieve Digestive Issues
02:40-03:20 pm – Mary Herrington – How to Save Thousands Eating a Healthy Gluten Free Lifestyle

Demo Schedule Sunday:

10:30-11:20 am – Kimberly Ficklin – Quick & Easy Triple your Energy Protein Bars!
11:30-12:20 pm – Jules Shepard – Pizza Party
01:30-02:20 pm – Jules Shepard – Coconut Bliss Overnight Oats
02:30-03:20 pm – Glutino – Creative Cooking Ideas Using Glutino Products

 

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Lecture Descriptions

Erin Smith
Topic: Gluten-Free Globetrotter™: How to plan your gluten-free vacation
Location: Lecture Stage
Planning a gluten-free vacation and eating far from home can be a daunting experience. During this session with Erin Smith, founder of Gluten-Free Globetrotter™, she will share gluten-free travel tips, suggest planning resources for your gluten-free vacation, explore gluten-free friendly travel destinations, and give you ideas for gluten-free snacks for on-the-go. There will also be a brief Q&A to answer all of your gluten-free travel questions at the end of the session.

Jen Cuevas

Topic: Bridging the Divide: Gluten Free to Grain Free Living
Location: Lecture Stage

Have you considered trying a grain-free or Paleo dietary lifestyle to resolve health issues? Join Jen Cuevas, founder of The Gluten & Grain Free Gourmet, as she takes you through a journey beyond gluten-free.  Jen is a certified gluten-free coach with a surprising health story of her own, and she now coaches and trains individuals and groups to experience this new approach to eating.  Jen will share her personal journey, along with some tips and ideas that have helped her clients experience some amazing results.

Dr. Samantha Brody

Topic: Maximizing your Energy on a Gluten-free Diet
Location: Lecture Stage

In this session, Dr Samantha will explore the reasons you may still feel tired even on a gluten-free diet. From medical conditions to the foods you’re choosing, there is always a reason. Dr Samantha will expertly guide you in assessing which things you do and don’t have control over that may be making you tired, and teach you how to address them so you feel the best you possibly can every single day.

Nadine Grzeskowiak, RN BSN CEN

Topic: The Gut, Brain & Skin Connection
Location: Lecture Stage

Learn how gluten & other foods cause damage in the intestines, the brain and the skin along with every other organ in your body. A fascinating and comprehensive look at how the food we eat can harm the body or heal the body. Learn how to eat to heal damage that has already happened and prevent future problems.

Jenna Drew

Topic: Essential Oils to Boost Immunity and Relieve Digestive Issues
Location: Lecture Stage

As the go-to person for Celiac and digestive issues, Jenna remembers what it’s like to feel there is nowhere else to go when even the “doctors just don’t get it.” As a Certified Mind Body Fitness Coach and Essential Oil Expert, she helps her clients “Get that Gluten Free Glow” and transform their lives through lifestyle coaching and natural solutions like essential oils and real foods.

 

Mary Herrington
Topic: How to Save Thousands Eating a Healthy Gluten Free Lifestyle
Location: Lecture StageDiscription to come.


Demo Descriptions

Kimberly Ficklin

Topic: Quick & Easy Triple your Energy Protein Bars!
Location: Exhibit Hall

Replace those bars that you buy from the store with these quick and easy energy bars.
The perfect gluten and nut-free little bite these are packed with energy- and brain-boosting ingredients.

Jules Shepard

Topic: Pizza Party
Location: Exhibit Hall

Join celebrity chef and gluten-free expert Jules Shepard as she shows you how one simple gluten-free recipe can make everything from delicious deep dish pizza to calzones, pizza rolls and even baguettes! Real pizza is within reach again, and it’s actually super easy to make, even if you don’t have a mixer or have never made a homemade pizza.

Julie Hasson

Topic: Time for Dessert
Location: Exhibit Hall

Julie will show us how to make a delicious dessert using Julie’s Original Gluten-Free Baking Mixes.

Jules Shepard

Topic: Coconut Bliss Overnight Oats
Location: Exhibit Hall

Overnight oats are one of the latest recipe sensations, but do you know how to make them truly gluten-free? Join celebrity chef and gluten-free expert Jules Shepard as she shows you how to make gluten-free overnight oats for breakfast or for dessert (with Coconut Bliss Organic Coconut Milk Ice Cream) and learn how to find the right oats for your diet and why the “overnight” process actually makes oats easier to digest.

Glutino

Topic: Creative Cooking Ideas Using Glutino Products
Location: Exhibit Hall

Glutinos products are delicious right out of the bag, but you can also use them to turn ordinary dishes into something special. In this demo, you’ll get some creative cooking ideas and tips using Glutino products.

 

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Visit Portland!

By Samantha Brody, ND

This Friendly, Progressive Oregon Town is a Gluten-Free, Allergy-Friendly Foodie Fest

 

Portland, Oregon: Birkenstock-wearing, fleece-clad, vegan hikers. Bespeckled hipster architects. Politically correct, naked bike-riding protesters. This caricature of Portland—evidenced on the hit show Portlandia—is lovingly embraced by this free-thinking town.

Over the past decade, Portland has also gained a well deserved reputation of being a hangout for the most conscientious foodies—vegans, locavores, farm-to-table, sustainable, gluten-free, food-allergic…you name it.

A large percentage of restaurants in Portland denote gluten-free items on the menu. And for those that don’t, the wait staff is almost always educated about which items are gluten-free. Most are also happy to accommodate customers with food allergies. There are even a number of restaurants that are entirely, or almost entirely, gluten-free.

So when you visit Portland, you’ll simply be over the moon with the options—not only what to do but also where to eat. And you’ll never, ever get stuck trying to find safe snacks at a convenience store just to make sure you don’t get lightheaded on your day out.

Here are some of Portland’s attractions and some favorite places to eat. Of course, with the exception of restaurants that are entirely gluten-free, always make sure you double-check with the wait staff that your meal is safe. There’s little danger you’ll get a confused look or an exasperated sigh in response.

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Hawthorne District

The Hawthorne District in SE Portland is a classic Portland scene with a mix of cute local stores, including an oil and lotion shop where you can choose your own blend of scents, several gently used clothing places, gift shops and even The Bagdad Theater and Pub (mcmenamins.com/219-bagdad-theater-pub-home), a movie theater that can deliver gluten-free beer and a burger on a gluten-free bun to your balcony seat. If you want something other than a burger, you’re in luck. Hawthorne is one of the best places in town to find top-notch gluten-free food.

 

Good Eats

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The food cart scene in Portland is remarkable. There are typically more than 500 carts at any given time in the city, with a number of exclusively gluten-free carts. A favorite is Cultured Caveman*, featuring Paleo food that’s free of gluten, dairy and soy. All of the ingredients are ethically and locally sourced.

Harlow* is a low-key restaurant where you order your food at the counter and the staff brings it to you when it’s ready. Highlights at this gluten-free, vegetarian restaurant include oatmeal banana walnut pancakes and huevos rancheros, as well as fresh juice, smoothies, gluten-free beer and mixed drinks.

A neighborhood fixture, the Sapphire Hotel+ isn’t actually a hotel. It’s a romantic bar and restaurant. Originally, it was a turn-of-the-century, seedy hotel inhabited by sailors, travelers and ladies of the night. Warm and intimate, Sapphire Hotel has a cozy atmosphere, creative cocktails and tasty food, almost all of which can be made gluten-free.

A mainstay of the gluten-free scene in Portland, Hawthorne Fish House* serves gluten-free fish and chips, breaded in brown rice flour and cooked in dedicated fryers. It also has several gluten-free beer options, with one gluten-free beer on tap.

A recent addition to the Hawthorne scene, Teote* serves authentic arepas, homemade Venezuelan-style corn cakes stuffed with everything from brisket to pork shoulder. Teote does not use any gluten-containing products (although there is a cross-contact caution for the masa). A bar upstairs opens nightly at 5 pm and in summer, a large outdoor space features a dedicated gluten-free beer tap and gluten-free cider tap.

A short hop from Hawthorne is the Division Street area. This street is exploding with restaurants. Two favorites are Pok Pok+ , a popular Vietnamese street food restaurant—be prepared for a long wait—that identifies gluten-free food on its menu and Nuestra Cocina‡, a mid-range gourmet Mexican restaurant with many gluten-free and dairy-free options.

 

Sellwood, Brooklyn and Industrial Southeast Districts

Known for its myriad antique shops, the Sellwood area also has many other fun things to do. Drop in for a class at Sellwood Yoga and then grab a pair of funky socks or tights at Sock Dreams. Also near Sellwood is Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, famous for its majestic blue herons and marshland trails. The area is also home to Oaks Park Amusement Park and Roller Rink to entertain younger ones.

Industrial Southeast is home to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. With a variety of interactive exhibits, OMSI is a must if you’re coming to town with kids. Its newly remodeled cafeteria has many gluten-free options noted on the menu. OMSI also houses the U.S. Navy’s last non-nuclear, fast-attack submarine, the USS Blueback, open for tours year-round.

At OMSI, water lovers can pick up a jet boat ride from Willamette Jetboat Excursions that takes you up and down the Willamette River, where you can check out the sights from the water.

The Eastbank Esplanade, accessible for pedestrians and cyclists, runs 1.5 miles along the east bank of the Willamette River and includes a 1,200-foot floating walkway. If you’re on foot, keep an eye out for cyclists, skateboarders and in-line skaters—they come up quickly!

 

Good Eats

Jade Teahouse and Patisserie+ features a delicious combination of Southeast Asian cuisine and French baking. The entrées and assorted pastries are mostly gluten-free. The staff understands cross-contamination and keeps the wheat pastries in a separate display from the gluten-free goodies.

Brooklyn House Restaurant*, which features healthy, European-style comfort food, deliberately doesn’t mention gluten-free on its menu, even though the entire restaurant is gluten-free. The staff wants people to come for what’s in the food, not what’s not in it. Start with a hot basket of gluten-free bread and garlic butter (or oil). Most of the food is made to order so make sure you have plenty of time to enjoy your meal.

Portland takes its beer seriously and gluten-free beer is no exception. Harvester Gastropub* is the gluten-free dining and drinking establishment attached to Portland’s first dedicated gluten-free brewery. The pub has delicious food made by chef Neil Davidson and a bevy of gluten-free beer on tap.

 

The Pearl District

Twenty years ago, the Pearl District was almost exclusively industrial. Now it’s the place to go for shopping, arts and touristy meanderings. On the first Thursday of the month, galleries open to the public and in decent weather, local artists sell their wares on the street.

Jamison Square has a large tiered fountain where kids cool off on hot summer days and a grassy area that’s perfect for picnicking. You can pick up some gluten-free goodies from nearby Whole Foods Market.

If you’re a yoga type, drop in for a community class at Yoga Pearl, a beautiful space in the heart of the district.

On the edge of the Pearl is one of Portland’s best-known attractions, Powell’s City of Books, housing more than 1 million new and used books. If you love books, Powell’s is a must.

 

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Good Eats

Prasad*, located inside Yoga Pearl, is a vegan café that’s 100 percent gluten-free. It’s a great place to stop for a quick lunch when you’re out and about.

Kick back at Deschutes Brewery+. They have a gluten-free-friendly menu with a dedicated fryer for gluten-free fries. Bonus: One of their gluten-free beers is on tap.

The authentic Peruvian restaurant Andina+ was one of the first eateries in Portland to cater to the gluten-free community. The staff will bring you steaming-hot yuca to the table instead of bread and happily adjust many of the dishes to meet your dietary needs.

Oba+ is a longtime Portland fixture, which says quite a bit in a town that can have a high restaurant turnover. Oba serves nuevo Latino cuisine and has more than 30 options on its gluten-free menu. With a festive atmosphere, it’s a great place to go for special occasions or a night on the town.

Another favorite in the Pearl is Seres Restaurant and Xiao Chi Bar+. This modern, sustainable Chinese restaurant offers gluten-free options (the sesame beef is particularly delicious) and a popular happy hour, as well as a Xiao Chi or small bites menu.

At Verde Cocina+, a farm-to-fork establishment that uses no gluten-containing ingredients, the vegetables are fresh and abundant and the corn tortillas are hand-made to order. One delicious option is the buenos dias breakfast, which includes tortillas, veggies, beans and “bacon candy,” slow-roasted chunks of sweet bacon to top off your dish.

 

Forest Park and Northwest District

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The Portland Japanese Garden located in the West Hills is one of Portland’s hidden treasures. With 5.5 acres of tranquil beauty, it is one of the most authentic of its sort outside of Japan. It’s a lovely way to connect with nature, beautiful in every season.

In the Northwest Hills, you’ll find Forest Park, one of the country’s largest urban parks. It spans over 5,000 acres, including miles of trails for all levels of hikers and mountain bikers. If you want to hit the dirt, pick up a rental bike before you go. Colin Meloy’s spellbinding book, Wildwood Chronicles, is set in this park.

After you explore the woods, relax with a treatment at The Dragontree holistic day spa. The Ayurvedic abhyanga massage and the detox foot bath are a soothing and rejuvenating combination, the perfect way to top off a day hike. While you’re there, check out their newly branded line of gluten-free tinctures.

 

Good Eats

At Bamboo Sushi‡, the food is impeccable and the fish is sustainably harvested. The staff is educated on which dishes are friendly for those with food allergies and they’re happy to accommodate you. Make sure to ask for a bottle of wheat-free tamari.

Besaws+ is a well-known brunch spot in Portland that also offers lunch and dinner. This historic café dates back to 1903. The owner takes pride in serving the gluten-free and allergic community, with options such as gluten-free pancakes and French toast.

Dick’s Kitchen+ is an unconventional burger joint where you can get 100 percent grass-fed burgers, as well as buffalo, salmon and tempeh burgers on challah, vegan or gluten-free buns or served “naked.” They offer gluten-free baked fries, many vegan sides and guest burgers, including a “dork” burger made from duck and pork.

 

Downtown and Chinatown

Downtown Portland has much to offer visitors. The well-regarded Portland Art Museum has a wonderful permanent collection, as well as many compelling traveling exhibitions. The adjacent Masonic temple was renovated into a new modern wing for the museum in 2005. This alone is worth the trip.

During summer and early fall, visit the downtown Portland Farmers Market. Located in the beautiful South Park blocks, this extensive market has close to 200 vendors and many allergy-friendly options.

To tour downtown, hop on a bike. Pedal Bike Tours offers a beginner-level, 3-hour, 9-mile historic downtown bike tour. Or get an introduction to the city through Cycle Portland’s 2-hour Essential Portland bike tour.

The Underground Portland walking tour is described on its website as “PG-13 and not for the faint of heart.” It tours the tunnels under the city, exploring the “worst of the illicit, naughty, bawdy, corrupt and shady activities of Portland’s not-so-proud past.”

Chinatown is home to the stunning Lan Su Chinese Garden, designed by artisans from Suzhou, Portland’s sister city in China. It is said to be one of the most authentic Chinese gardens outside of China.

 

Good Eats

Departure+ is an upscale Asian fusion restaurant located atop the Nines Hotel. The food is fabulous, staff is accommodating and the view of the city from the rooftop bar can’t be beat. The gluten-free menu lists a range of pan-Asian options.

Imperial+, inside historic Hotel Lucia, was opened by Vitaly Paley, one of Portland’s most acclaimed chefs. Enjoy an upscale dining experience that explores the Pacific Northwest. The food is delightful and many gluten-free options are noted on the menu.

Petunia’s Pies and Pastries* is a dedicated gluten-free and vegan bakery that serves wonderful baked goods and just launched a fabulous savory menu.

Café Yumm+ is a great place to grab a quick lunch. They offer a varied menu, from rice and bean bowls to bentos, with options for gluten-free and dairy-free meals.

Higgins‡ is a classic upscale Portland restaurant that’s been a fixture in the city for 20 years. The food is exquisite and the staff is happy to accommodate requests for gluten-free and allergy-friendly options.

 

Getting Around

In Portland, it’s quite easy to get around by public transportation, as well as to navigate by car. The city is divided into quadrants. North/South, it’s divided by Burnside Street, and East/West, it’s divided by the Willamette River. There are nine bridges in Portland that span the Willamette, including a new bridge for pedestrians, bicycles and public transportation that’s slated to be completed in 2015.

TriMet The public transportation system in Portland is a safe and easy way to travel across the city. The buses, MAX light rail and streetcar are all run by TriMet, with interchangeable tickets. The MAX red line takes you from the airport to the heart of the city. Two streetcar lines cover a significant portion of inner Portland.

Rental Car The airport is the easiest place to pick up a rental car, although a few rental agencies are scattered throughout the city.

Zipcar If you get a monthly membership before you arrive in the city, you can use Zipcars that are parked around town, renting them by the hour.

Bike Bring your bicycle or rent one at the many bike rental places in the city. Portland is an extremely bike-friendly town. It’s said to have a higher percentage of bicycle commuters than any other major city in the country.

Taxi There are several taxi companies in Portland. While it’s possible to hail a cab in the downtown area, in other regions of the city, you’ll need to call for a pickup.

Tram The tram isn’t exactly a way to get around but it’s technically transportation and it’s a great way to enjoy a sky-high view of the city. The Portland Aerial Tram runs from South Waterfront up the hill to Oregon Health & Science University. The upper terminal links to the 4T Trail, a self-guided tour that takes you in a circle of the city by trail, tram, trolley (streetcar) and train (MAX).

 

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Restaurant Key

* Restaurant is all gluten-free or almost entirely gluten-free. May have bottled beer, packaged foods with gluten ingredients or a distinct area of the kitchen where they handle gluten items. No ambient flour.

+ Restaurant notes gluten-free items on the menu

‡ Restaurant is happy to accommodate gluten-free dietary needs. Ask your server.

 

Dr. Samantha Brody is a licensed naturopathic physician and acupuncturist. She is owner of Evergreen Natural Health Center in Portland, Oregon, and editor of GlutenFreePortland.org.

The Countdown to Portland is On!

It’s almost time to party! Our Portland Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest is this weekend! Our team is making final preparations, and we’ll fly out to wonderful Portland on Wednesday to get everything ready for a great event. Be sure to come join us on September 26th and 27th at the Holiday Inn Portland Airport Hotel. Our doors will be open from 10am – 4pm on both days.

 

Want to know what you’re in for? Take a virtual tour of our recent Columbus Fest to get an idea:

 

 

Want to experience the GFFAFest for yourself? Come join us, we’re looking forward to meeting you! And don’t forget to come hungry.

Portland 2015 Lecture and Demo Schedule

Click on each topic to get more information about the presentation.

Lecture Schedule Saturday:

10:30-11:30 am – Nadine Grzeskowiak, RN, BSN, CEN – The Paleo Lifestyle: What is Paleo and Why it Helps Healing
11:40-12:40 pm – Dr. Samantha Brody – Maximizing Your Energy on a Gluten-Free Diet
12:50-01:50 pm – Laura Byrne Russell – Identifying Gluten in Common Asian Ingredients
02:00-03:00 pm – Jenna Drew – Essential Oils to Boost Immunity and Relieve Digestive Issues
03:10-04:00 pm – Kristine Kidd – Whole Grain and Naturally Gluten-Free Baking

Demo Schedule Saturday:

10:30-11:30 am – Jules Shepard – Learning to Use Your Bread Machine: from Introduction to Perfection
11:40-12:40 pm – Kyra Bussanich – 10 Secrets to Award-Winning Pastries from a 3-Time Cupcake Wars Champion
12:50-01:50 pm – Sueson Vess – Eat.Real.Food. & Eat.Real.Dessert.
02:00-03:00 pm – Udi’s/Glutino – Creative Cooking and Baking Ideas Using Glutino’s Pretzels
03:10-04:00 pm – Amy Fothergill – Gluten-Free Treats and Desserts

Lecture Schedule Sunday:

10:30-11:30 am – Nadine Grzeskowiak, RN, BSN, CEN – Gut Microbiome: Bigger Deal than We Knew
11:40-12:40 pm – Dr. Samantha Brody – Maximizing Your Energy on the Gluten-Free Diet
12:50-01:50 pm – Theresa Nicassio PhD – Out of the Shadows: The Unspoken Social and Emotional Challenges of Living with Food Sensitivities
02:00-03:00 pm – Kristine Kidd – Whole Grain and Naturally Gluten-Free Baking
03:10-04:00 pm – Jenna Drew – Essential Oils to Boost Immunity and Relieve Digestive Issues

Demo Schedule Sunday:

10:30-11:30 am – Jules Shepard – Learning to Use Your Bread Machine: from Introduction to Perfection
11:40-12:40 pm – Sueson Vess – Eat.Real.Food. & Eat.Real.Dessert.
12:50-01:50 pm – Udi’s/Glutino – Creative Cooking and Baking Ideas Using Glutino’s Pretzels
02:00-03:00 pm – Amy Fothergill – Gluten-Free Treats and Desserts
03:10-04:00 pm – Scratch & Grain Baking Co. – Ease of Baking with Kids (Even Dads Can Do It)

 

Lecture Schedule – Saturday, September 26th

 

Nadine Grzeskowiak, RN, BSN, CEN

Topic: The Paleo Lifestyle: What is Paleo and Why it Helps Healing
Time: 10:30-11:30 pm
Location: Lecture Room

What is the Paleo Lifestyle and how can it help you heal? Nadine Grzeskowiak, RN BSN CEN, will lecture on all things Paleo including what is a Paleo Lifestyle, what is recommended to eat to encourage your body to heal, why certain foods cause inflammation, and the importance of sleep, exercise and life/work balance. Nadine herself has been on her version of a Paleo diet for over 5 years.

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Dr. Samantha Brody

Topic: Maximizing Your Energy on a Gluten-Free Diet
Time: 11:40-12:40 pm
Location: Lecture Room

In this session, Dr Samantha will explore the reasons you may still feel tired even on a gluten-free diet. From medical conditions to the foods you’re choosing, there is always a reason. Dr Samantha will expertly guide you in assessing which things you do and don’t have control over that may be making you tired, and teach you how to address them so you feel the best you possibly can every single day.

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Laura Byrne Russell

Topic: Identifying Gluten in Common Asian Ingredients
Time: 12:50-01:50 pm
Location: Lecture Room

Gluten-free eating can be healthy and delicious when you stick to the basics, focusing on whole, natural foods such as vegetables, fruits, rice, quinoa, meat & fish. Join Laura for a discussion and demonstration of two simple side dish recipes from her new book, Brassicas: Cooking the World’s Healthiest Vegetables.

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Jenna Drew

Topic: Essential Oils to Boost Immunity and Relieve Digestive Issues
Time: 02:00-03:00 pm
Location: Lecture Room

As the go-to person for Celiac and digestive issues, Jenna remembers what it’s like to feel there is nowhere else to go when even the “doctors just don’t get it.” As a Certified Mind Body Fitness Coach and Essential Oil Expert, she helps her clients “Get that Gluten Free Glow” and transform their lives through lifestyle coaching and natural solutions like essential oils and real foods.

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Kristine Kidd

Topic: Whole Grain and Naturally Gluten-Free Baking
Time: 03:10-04:00 pm
Location: Lecture Room

As the former food editor for Bon Appetit magazine, when Kristine came down with Celia disease, she was determined to eat as well as she always had. For her that means fresh, whole foods. However, many gluten-free baked goods are coarse, dry and lacking in good flavor, and most recipes rely on nutritionally empty white starches.

Kristine will talk about creating baked goods that are not only delicious because they are gluten free, but they are fabulous, for anyone. She creates wonderful desserts that never included gluten—items like crisp meringue nests filled with fresh fruit, billowy Pavlovas topped with whipped cream and berries, nut tortes layered with lemon curd, flourless chocolate cakes, and comforting puddings. Amazing pastries and artisanal style breads can be made featuring flavorful and nutrition-packed gluten-free whole grains like cornmeal, sorghum, buckwheat, oats, millet and more. Learn about these ingredients and techniques from Kristine.

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Demo Schedule – Saturday, September 26th

 

Jules Shepard

Topic: Learning to Use Your Bread Machine: from Introduction to Perfection
Time: 10:30-11:30 am
Location: Demo Stage

Join Gluten Free & More associate editor and celebrity chef Jules Shepard on the demo stage as she shows you just how easy it is to make amazing gluten free bread with the push of a button. Nothing complicated, just great results! Jules will also take all your bread-baking questions and will offer a general baking Q&A at the end of her presentation. Come enjoy delicious samples and be inspired to become a gluten-free bread maker yourself!

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Kyra Bussanich

Topic: 10 Secrets to Award-Winning Pastries from a 3-Time Cupcake Wars Champion
Time: 11:40-12:40 pm
Location: Demo Stage

Kyra shows you tips from her winning recipes from Cupcake Wars! Come and learn the recipe for Success: Secrets from a 3–time Cupcake Wars Champion!

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Sueson Vess

Topic: Eat.Real.Food. & Eat.Real.Dessert.
Time: 12:50-01:50 pm
Location: Demo Stage

Eat. Real. Food.
Be inspired to plan and prepare simple but delicious meals free of gluten and other problem ingredients that truly nourish and satisfy without empty calories and chemicals. Spiralized “zucchini pasta” with nut-free, dairy-free pesto and butternut squash.

Eat. Real. Dessert.
Gluten-, dairy- and nut-free dessert can be free of processed sugars and still taste amazing. Use healing and beneficial kudzu starch as a thickener to transform berries into an amazing deconstructed berry pie. Yum!

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Udi’s/Glutino

Topic: Creative Cooking and Baking Ideas Using Glutino’s Pretzels
Time: 02:00-03:00 pm
Location: Demo Stage

Learn some creative cooking and baking ideas using Glutino’s Pretzels.

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Amy Fothergill

Topic: Gluten-Free Treats and Desserts
Time: 03:10-04:00 pm
Location: Demo Stage

What do you crave? Learn the key to making simple and delicious gluten-free desserts from cookbook author, blogger, and cooking instructor Amy Fothergill. She will share her best tricks like which flour blend she uses and which baking techniques you need to know. Watch Amy demo how to make an amazing treat that doesn’t require a long list of ingredients or complicated equipment.

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Lecture Schedule – Sunday, September 27th

 

Nadine Grzeskowiak, RN, BSN, CEN

Topic: Gut Microbiome: Bigger Deal than We Knew
Time: 10:30-11:30 pm
Location: Lecture Room

What are gut microbiome, how do they influence your health and your mood and why you should care will be discussed in this informative lecture on the microbiome that live in our intestines, on our skin and populate our bodies. Nadine Grzeskowiak, RN BSN CEN will help you understand the importance of the bacteria that live in our bodies and how they influence almost everything.

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Dr. Samantha Brody

Topic: Maximizing Your Energy on the Gluten-Free Diet
Time: 11:40-12:40 pm
Location: Lecture Room

In this session, Dr Samantha will explore the reasons you may still feel tired even on a gluten-free diet. From medical conditions to the foods you’re choosing, there is always a reason. Dr Samantha will expertly guide you in assessing which things you do and don’t have control over that may be making you tired, and teach you how to address them so you feel the best you possibly can every single day.

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Theresa Nicassio PhD

Topic: Out of the Shadows: The Unspoken Social and Emotional Challenges of Living with Food Sensitivities
Time: 12:50-01:50 pm
Location: Lecture Room

While there are the obvious physical issues and risks associated with living with allergies and other food sensitivities, the emotional and social challenges that go along with learning you need to “live without” certain foods can be equally difficult. These challenges are present for everyone who discovers they are unable to enjoy certain foods, and this can be especially poignant for youth and young adults. Navigating relationships (like dating and spontaneous fun activities with friends) can be hard enough, but when food restrictions are added to the mix, the stress associated with not feeling “normal” drives many into the shadows. This talk is an opportunity to begin to bring into the light greater understanding around this topic, so that our community can initiate a new paradigm of greater inclusivity and empowerment for all who are touched by the need for special diets.

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Kristine Kidd

Topic: Whole Grain and Naturally Gluten-Free Baking
Time: 02:00-03:00 pm
Location: Lecture Room

As the former food editor for Bon Appetit magazine, when Kristine came down with Celia disease, she was determined to eat as well as she always had. For her that means fresh, whole foods. However, many gluten-free baked goods are coarse, dry and lacking in good flavor, and most recipes rely on nutritionally empty white starches.

Kristine will talk about creating baked goods that are not only delicious because they are gluten free, but they are fabulous, for anyone. She creates wonderful desserts that never included gluten—items like crisp meringue nests filled with fresh fruit, billowy Pavlovas topped with whipped cream and berries, nut tortes layered with lemon curd, flourless chocolate cakes, and comforting puddings. Amazing pastries and artisanal style breads can be made featuring flavorful and nutrition-packed gluten-free whole grains like cornmeal, sorghum, buckwheat, oats, millet and more. Learn about these ingredients and techniques from Kristine.

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Jenna Drew

Topic: Essential Oils to Boost Immunity and Relieve Digestive Issues
Time: 03:10-04:00 pm
Location: Lecture Room

As the go-to person for Celiac and digestive issues, Jenna remembers what it’s like to feel there is nowhere else to go when even the “doctors just don’t get it.” As a Certified Mind Body Fitness Coach and Essential Oil Expert, she helps her clients “Get that Gluten Free Glow” and transform their lives through lifestyle coaching and natural solutions like essential oils and real foods.

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Demo Schedule – Sunday, September 27th

 

Jules Shepard

Topic: Learning to Use Your Bread Machine: from Introduction to Perfection
Time: 10:30-11:30 am
Location: Demo Stage

Join Gluten Free & More associate editor and celebrity chef Jules Shepard on the demo stage as she shows you just how easy it is to make amazing gluten free bread with the push of a button. Nothing complicated, just great results! Jules will also take all your bread-baking questions and will offer a general baking Q&A at the end of her presentation. Come enjoy delicious samples and be inspired to become a gluten-free bread maker yourself!

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Sueson Vess

Topic: Eat.Real.Food. & Eat.Real.Dessert.
Time: 11:40-12:40 pm
Location: Demo Stage

Eat. Real. Food.
Be inspired to plan and prepare simple but delicious meals free of gluten and other problem ingredients that truly nourish and satisfy without empty calories and chemicals. Spiralized “zucchini pasta” with nut-free, dairy-free pesto and butternut squash.

Eat. Real. Dessert.
Gluten-, dairy- and nut-free dessert can be free of processed sugars and still taste amazing. Use healing and beneficial kudzu starch as a thickener to transform berries into an amazing deconstructed berry pie. Yum!

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Udi’s/Glutino

Topic: Creative Cooking and Baking Ideas Using Glutino’s Pretzels
Time: 12:50-01:50 pm
Location: Demo Stage

Learn some creative cooking and baking ideas using Glutino’s Pretzels.

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Amy Fothergill

Topic: Gluten-Free Treats and Desserts
Time: 02:00-03:00 pm
Location: Demo Stage

What do you crave? Learn the key to making simple and delicious gluten-free desserts from cookbook author, blogger, and cooking instructor Amy Fothergill. She will share her best tricks like which flour blend she uses and which baking techniques you need to know. Watch Amy demo how to make an amazing treat that doesn’t require a long list of ingredients or complicated equipment.

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Scratch & Grain Baking Co.

Topic: Ease of Baking with Kids (Even Dads Can Do It)
Time: 03:10-04:00 pm
Location: Demo Stage

Cookie Kits can make homemade baking fun and easy for folks as they learn to bake Gluten Free.  Dad and daughters will demonstrate how easy baking from scratch can be.

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Come Join the Party Wednesday August 27th with Gluten Free & More!

Come join the party! You’re invited to a Twitter Party on Wednesday August 27th with Gluten Free & More, hosted by My Life With Food Allergies blogger Celiac and the Beast!

Join us on Twitter using the hashtag #GFFAFest as we talk about the upcoming event in Portland, OR on September 6th and 7th. We’re going to tweet about the great sponsors of the event, the compelling speakers, and the bloggers and authors who will be in Indy to celebrate our food choices – regardless  of what you are living without! This event at the Holiday Inn Portland Airport Hotel Saturday and Sunday is going to be epic – and so is the Twitter party! During the Twitter Party, we’ll be giving away subscriptions to the magazines, eBooks, and prizes from some of our sponsors. Who doesn’t want to win a case of gluten-free cookies shipped right to your door? Below are all the details you’ll need to party with us on Twitter, and get prepared for the fun in Portland!

DETAILS:
Date: Wednesday August 27th
Time: 5-6pm PDT (8-9pm EDT)
Hashtag: #GFFAFest
Host: @CeliacBeast
Sponsor: @Living_Without
Questions? Send an email to celiacandthebeast@gmail.com

PRIZES
With your RSVP and participation in the twitter party, you are eligible to win prizes!
Gluten Free & More magazine subscriptions!
• Gluten-free products from GFFAFest vendors like Schar, Enjoy Life Foods, and Lovely Lady Products!
And more!

The Twitter party will use Random.org for the random prize drawing. Winners will be notified within 24 hours of the event on the @CeliacBeast Twitter page and via DM and/or email.

HOW TO ENTER
1) Like any good party, you’ve got to RSVP! RSVP here by commenting on this post with your Twitter handle (ex. @CeliacBeast) before the Twitter Party starts. Please make sure that the Twitter account that you post is not set to private – we’ll need to see your tweets.
2) Follow the party host (@CeliacBeast) and sponsor (@Living_Without) during the Twitter Party (August 27th 5pm PDT) and follow along with the hour-long party using the hashtag #GFFAFest
3) Tweet your answers to the host’s prompts during the Twitter Party with the hashtag #GFFAFest
4) Have fun!