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The 2017 GFFAFest season is coming to an end, but we are looking forward to ending this year on a high note in Portland, OR. This will be our biggest show there yet, with 100+ exhibitors signed up to showcase their products and services. From pizzas, jerky, and seafood, to cookies, cakes, and protein bars, and everything in between, you’ll find something for every taste. Meet local restaurant owners, support groups, grocery stores, and medical service providers. Have a sip of beer or cider – all gluten-free, of course!

Our entire team sends a huge THANK YOU to Enjoy Life Foods, our title sponsor. Their support enables us to bring these events all across the nation. Anyone who is joining us in Portland: make sure to stop by the Enjoy Life Foods booth to thank them for supporting the gluten-free community. Don’t forget to share your wishes and #JourneytoEnjoyLife while you’re there. Here’s what other people have wished for:

Ready to join us to close out the year? We’ll be waiting for you at the Portland Expo Center on October 21-22, 2017!! It’s going to be a rainy weekend, so here’s your chance to get the whole family out of the house. Get your tickets in advance and save 20% by using code 20OFF during the checkout process.

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Strike a pose at the Portland GFFAFest

The last show of the year is about to go down. We’ll be returning to Portland, OR on Oct 21-22, setting up shop at the Portland Expo Center. And this year, the show will be bigger and better than ever. 100+ exhibitors will await your visit. Come and sample their goodies, learn about their services, attend a lecture or cooking demo… There will be so many ways to enjoy this event.

Learn more about the event here. Ready to get your tickets in advance? Save 20% by using code 20OFF during the checkout process.

Make sure you stop by the photo booth and share your gluten-free fun using #GFFAFest. Here’s a look at how much fun our attendees had last year at our photo booth.

Portland 2017 Lecture and Demo Schedule

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Lecture Schedule Saturday:

10:30-11:20 am – Jenna Drew – How to Improve Digestion with Essential Oils
11:30-12:20 pm – Erica Dermer – Gluten Free 101 – Just Diagnosed? No Problem
12:30-01:20 pm – Kimberly Ficklin – The Brain to Belly Connection: Listening to the Brain Below
01:30-02:20 pm – Dr. Samantha Brody – Increasing your Energy on the Gluten-Free Diet
02:30-03:20 pm – Nadine Grzeskowiak, RN BSN CEN – Emergency Preparedness with Nutrient Dense Foods

Demo Schedule Saturday:

10:30-11:20 am – Tiffany Hinton – Amazing Gluten-Free Vegan Twinkies
11:30-12:20 pm – Mary Capone – Making Great Gluten-Free Bread
12:30-01:20 pm – Theresa Nicassio – Roll with it – Nori Rice Paper Wraps
01:30-02:20 pm – Marilyn Roseburrough – Make Donuts the Center of your Dessert
02:30-03:20 pm – Canyon Bakehouse, Presented by Taylor Miller – Gluten-Free Grilled Ham & Cheese and Bread Pudding

Lecture Schedule Sunday:

10:30-11:20 am – Jenna Drew – How to Improve Digestion with Essential Oils
11:30-12:20 pm – Erica Dermer – Gluten Free 101 – Just Diagnosed? No Problem
12:30-01:20 pm – Kimberly Ficklin – The Brain to Belly Connection: Listening to the Brain Below
01:30-02:20 pm – Dr. Samantha Brody – Increasing your Energy on the Gluten-Free Diet
02:30-03:20 pm – Nadine Grzeskowiak, RN BSN CEN – Emergency Preparedness with Nutrient Dense Foods

Demo Schedule Sunday:

10:30-11:20 am – Tiffany Hinton – Amazing Gluten-Free Vegan Twinkies
11:30-12:20 pm – Mary Capone – Making Great Gluten-Free Bread
12:30-01:20 pm – Theresa Nicassio – Roll with it – Nori Rice Paper Wraps
01:30-02:20 pm – Marilyn Roseburrough – Make Donuts the Center of your Dessert
02:30-03:20 pm – Canyon Bakehouse, Presented by Taylor Miller – Gluten-Free Grilled Ham & Cheese and Bread Pudding

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Lecture Descriptions

Jenna Drew

Topic: How to Improve Digestion with Essential Oils
Location: Lecture Area

Discover the top essential oils to improve digestion and over 20 other ways to use essential oils daily.

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Kimberly Ficklin

Topic: The Brain to Belly Connection:  Listening to the Brain Below
Location: Lecture Area

Kimberly Ficklin explains how gastric happiness is the key to both physical and mental well-being.

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Dr. Samantha Brody

Topic Saturday: Increasing your Energy on the Gluten-Free Diet
Location: Lecture Area

Topic Sunday: Overcoming Overwhelm – Dismantle your Stress from the Inside Out
Location: Lecture Area

 

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Nadine Grzeskowiak, RN BSN CEN

Topic: Emergency Preparedness with Nutrient Dense Foods
Location: Lecture Area

We all need to be prepared for an emergency or disaster situation, but how do you do that when you have food intolerances or celiac disease? What is a nutrient dense food? Why are shelf stable, nutrient dense foods important? This class will help get you and your family ready for whatever situation happens to come along. This class is geared towards everyone in the community, not just people with celiac disease.

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Erica Dermer

Topic: Gluten Free 101 – Just Diagnosed? No Problem
Location: Lecture Area

Just diagnosed? No problem! Looking into the gluten-free diet but haven’t dived in? No worries! Listen to Gluten Free 101 and you’ll be caught up on gluten-free for beginners! We’ll tackle the gluten-free diet and celiac disease a bit at a time, so you’ll leave feeling like you’ve got a grasp on your lifestyle – from celiac disease testing, to hidden gluten and reading labels, to dining out and more!

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Demo Descriptions

Tiffany Hinton

Topic: Amazing Gluten-Free Vegan Twinkies
Location: Demo Stage

You will have all the tips and secrets so you too can make your own family feel like a kid again with this recipe!

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Mary Capone

Topic: Making Great Gluten-Free Bread
Location: Demo Stage

Join chef Mary Capone and learn Techniques for Making Great Gluten-Free Bread. Learn how to activate yeast, what ingredients make great texture, and how to handle and shape breads such as rolls, focaccia, french boule and pizza crust. Mary is the owner and creator of Bella Gluten-Free, an allergen friendly baking mix company and the author of “The Gluten-Free Italian Cookbook” and co-author of Gluten-Free and More’s Best Gluten-Free Cookbook. Visit www.bellaglutenfree.com for more recipes.

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Theresa Nicassio

Topic: Roll with it – Nori Rice Paper Wraps
Location: Demo Stage

Learn how to utilize these versitle wraps to stuff them with what you like. Join Dr. Theresa Nicassio, author of Yum to see how these wraps can become your new favorite thing to make!

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Marilyn Roseburrough

Topic: Make Donuts the Center of your Dessert
Location: Demo Stage

Don’t just eat donuts, turn them into magical desserts! Along with a recipe or two for a seasonal donut, Marilyn will show you how to use baked donuts as the base for strawberry shortcake, trifles, and demo how to make them the center of any celebration by having a donut bar with toppings and glazes for your guests to choose from.

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Canyon Bakehouse, Presented by Taylor Miller

Topic: Grilled Ham & Cheese and Bread Pudding
Location: Demo Stage

Taylor from Gluten Away will make some gluten free dairy free Grilled Ham & Cheese and Bread Pudding – featuring Canyon Bakehouse

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Indianapolis 2017 Lecture and Demo Schedule

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Lecture Schedule Saturday:

10:30-11:20 am – Jenna Drew – How to Improve Digestion with Essential Oils
11:30-12:20 pm – Celiac Project Podcast – All Things Gluten-Free Discussion
12:30-01:20 pm – Erin Smith – Gluten-Free Globetrotter™: How to plan your gluten-free vacation
01:30-02:20 pm – Dr. Myra Dutko – Closing the Gap Between Health & Hunger
02:30-03:20 pm – Dr. Ellen Antoine – Becoming Fully Functional

Demo Schedule Saturday:

10:30-11:20 am – Tiffany Hinton – Gluten-Free Broccoli & Cheese Quiche
11:30-12:20 pm – Sue Hardesty-Ritenour – Allergy-Friendly Ingredient Tips & Tricks
12:30-01:20 pm – Tiffany Hinton – Scrumptious Chocolate Donuts
01:30-02:20 pm – Coconut Bliss, Presented by Taylor Miller – Gluten Free/Dairy Free Ice Cream Cake
02:30-03:20 pm – Lenesha Stone – Kid Friendly After School Snacks

Lecture Schedule Sunday:

10:30-11:20 am – Jenna Drew – How to Improve Digestion with Essential Oils
11:30-12:20 pm – Dr. Scott Antoine – Fully Functional Diet, Your Tool to Defeat Chronic Illness
12:30-01:20 pm – Celiac Project Podcast – All Things Gluten-Free Discussion
01:30-02:20 pm – Erin Smith – Gluten-Free Globetrotter™: How to Plan Your Gluten-Free Vacation
02:30-03:20 pm – Dr. Myra Dutko – Closing the Gap Between Health & Hunger

Demo Schedule Sunday:

10:30-11:20 am – Tiffany Hinton – Gluten-Free Broccoli & Cheese Quiche
11:30-12:20 pm – Sue Hardesty-Ritenour – Allergy-Friendly Ingredient Tips & Tricks
12:30-01:20 pm – Tiffany Hinton – Scrumptious Chocolate Donuts
01:30-02:20 pm – Coconut Bliss, Presented by Taylor Miller – Gluten Free/Dairy Free Ice Cream Cake
02:30-03:20 pm – Lenesha Stone – Kid Friendly After School Snacks

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Lecture Descriptions

Jenna Drew

Topic: How to Improve Digestion with Essential Oils
Location: Lecture Area

Discover the top essential oils to improve digestion and over 20 other ways to use essential oils daily.

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Celiac Project Podcast

Topic: All Things Gluten-Free Discussion
Location: Lecture Area

The Celiac Project Podcast – the #1 weekly celiac and gluten-free related podcast – will be taping live at the GFFAFest! The Celiac Project founder and filmmaker, Michael Frolichstein, along with podcast co-host, Cam Weiner, will moderate a panel of guests including bloggers Erin Smith (glutenfreeglobetrotter.com) and Margaret Clegg (miglutenfreegal.com). You just might end up in an upcoming episode! www.celiacproject.com

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Erin Smith

Topic: Gluten-Free Globetrotter™: How to Plan Your Gluten-Free Vacation
Location: Lecture Area

A look at family-friendly gluten-free travel across the globe

 

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Dr. Myra Dutko

Topic: Overcoming food insecurities in the gluten and allergy free communities
Location: Lecture Area

Dr. Dutko will be talking about the mission of Mend Hunger, a charitable organization that provides gluten free and allergy safe food to those in need. Dr. Dutko will address the looming hunger epidemic and how it affects the GFAF community. https://www.mendhunger.com/

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Dr. Ellen Antoine

Topic: Becoming Fully Functional
Location: Lecture Area

Dr. Ellen Antoine will share her proprietary process to becoming Fulling Functional and achieving optimal health.

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Dr. Scott Antoine

Topic: Fully Functional Diet, Your Tool to Defeat Chronic Illness
Location: Lecture Area

Dr. Scott Antoine will help you better understand how to use food to defeat and prevent chronic illness.

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Demo Descriptions

Tiffany Hinton

Topic: Gluten-Free Broccoli & Cheese Quiche
Location: Demo Stage

Start out your morning right with the protein enriched quiche made individually using muffin tins! Join GF Mom Certified to learn how to make this hearty breakfast.

Topic: Scrumptious Chocolate Donuts
Location: Demo Stage

Join GF Mom Certified for a scrumptious chocolate donut that is rich and decadent. A donut you could serve for dessert and even fill the hole with ice cream and have a donut Sunday.

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Taylor Miller

Topic: Gluten Free/Dairy Free Ice Cream Cake
Location: Demo Stage

Gluten Free/Dairy Free Ice Cream Cake: Learn how to make an easy ice cream cake using delicious Coconut Bliss Dairy-Free Frozen Dessert

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Sue Hardesty-Ritenour

Topic: Allergy-Friendly Ingredient Tips & Tricks
Location: Demo Stage

Living with food allergies all of her life, Author, Health and Wellness Coach Sue Hardesty-Ritenour will be sharing ideas for ingredient replacements in recipes. Whether you’re new to the food substitution scene or just looking for some fresh ideas, let Sue inspire you to think outside the box and get out of your culinary rut.

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Lenesha Stone

Topic: Kid Friendly After School Snacks
Location: Demo Stage

Join Lenesha and her son Landon as they show you easy snacks kids can make on their own or with little help.

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Visit Enjoy Life Land at the GFFAFest

A huge thank you to our title sponsor Enjoy Life Foods. Your support helps us put on amazing events all across the nation, where we bring together gluten-free consumers and companies to learn about each other.

Are you planning on joining us at one of our upcoming shows? Make sure to stop by Enjoy Life Land while you’re there. It’s a place where life is good, friends are family and the snacks are gluten-free and free-from the top 8 allergens! Come visit them at the #GFFAFest and hike Cookie Canyon, swim in the dairy-free Chocolate River and wander through the Free-From Forest while enjoying their delicious snacks along the way! Here’s a sneak peak:

 

 

So come and get your samples at Enjoy Life Land at any of our upcoming shows. And don’t forget to share your #JourneytoEnjoyLife:

 

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Richmond 2017 Lecture and Demo Schedule

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Lecture Schedule Saturday:

10:30-11:20 am – Jenna Drew – How to Improve Digestion with Essential Oils
11:30-12:20 pm – Jules Shepard – Gluten free Food Labeling & Food Safety
12:30-01:20 pm – Kristin Osborne – Effective Communication and a Flawless 504 Plan
01:30-02:20 pm – Laura Koelzer – Travel Tips from a Travel Agent with Celiac
02:30-03:20 pm – Tokie Tokarz – Shopping Gluten-Free Without Breaking the Bank

Demo Schedule Saturday:

10:30-11:20 am – Tiffany Hinton – Allergy Friendly Frozen Treats
11:30-12:20 pm – Dawn Eskins – 5 Fabulous Breakfast Bakes
12:30-01:20 pm – Madalene Rhyand – Tips and Tricks for Egg Free Baking
01:30-02:20 pm – Jules Shepard – Baking Homemade Gluten Free Baguettes
02:30-03:20 pm – Canyon Bakehouse, Presented by Taylor Miller – Gluten-Free Grilled Cheese and Bread Pudding

Lecture Schedule Sunday:

10:30-11:20 am – Jenna Drew – How to Improve Digestion with Essential Oils
11:30-12:20 pm – Jules Shepard – Gluten free Food Labeling & Food Safety
12:30-01:20 pm – Kristin Osborne – Diagnosis to Daily Life
01:30-02:20 pm – Laura Koelzer – Travel Tips from a Travel Agent with Celiac
02:30-03:20 pm – Tokie Tokarz – Shopping Gluten-Free Without Breaking the Bank

Demo Schedule Sunday:

10:30-11:20 am – Tiffany Hinton – Allergy Friendly Frozen Treats
11:30-12:20 pm – Dawn Eskins – 5 Fabulous Breakfast Bakes
12:30-01:20 pm – Madalene Rhyand – Tips and Tricks for Egg Free Baking
01:30-02:20 pm – Jules Shepard – Baking Homemade Gluten Free Baguettes
02:30-03:20 pm – Canyon Bakehouse, Presented by Taylor Miller – Gluten-Free Grilled Cheese and Bread Pudding

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Lecture Descriptions

Jenna Drew

Topic: How to Improve Digestion with Essential Oils
Location: Lecture Area

Discover the top essential oils to improve digestion and over 20 other ways to use essential oils daily.

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Jules Shepard

Topic: Gluten Free Food Labeling & Food Safety
Location: Lecture Area

The landscape of gluten-free food labeling has changed radically since the FDA’s new regulations went into effect. Find out what it means to say “gluten-free,” what it means to be “certified gluten-free,” what “gluten free endorsements” are, and how to tell the difference. Associate Editor of Gluten Free & More Magazine, Jules Shepard, was instrumental in pushing for the FDA regulations, and has been vocal in holding manufacturers to the highest standards ever since. Jules will teach you how to shop for safe GF products, plus explain the confusing distinction between “purity protocol oats” and mechanically or optically separated oats, and answer questions about the safety of oats in new mass marketed, labeled “gluten-free” products. Jules will also discuss “gluten reduced” beers versus naturally gluten free beers. Come with questions and leave with answers to help you shop safely, gluten free.

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Kristin Osborne

Topic: Effective Communication and a Flawless 504 Plan
Location: Lecture Area

This session will help you clearly communicate your child’s dietary needs, federal rights, and accommodations in school.

Topic: Diagnosis to Daily Life
Location: Lecture Area

Helping you bridge the gap to a safe and inclusive life without losing your sanity.

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Laura Koelzer

Topic: Travel Tips from a Travel Agent with Celiac
Location: Lecture Area

Get tips, tricks and trade secrets from a travel pro who has celiac disease, Laura Koelzer from Minnie’s Travel Boutique.

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Tokie Tokarz

Topic: Shopping Gluten-Free Without Breaking the Bank
Location: Lecture Area

If you or a family member is living gluten-free, you know how expensive gluten-free food can be. Tokie will provide tips for gluten-free shopping without breaking the bank.

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Demo Descriptions

Tiffany Hinton

Topic: Allergy Friendly Frozen Treats
Location: Demo Stage

Join Tiffany Hinton with Mom Certified and learn how to make your own Nice Cream Frozen Sandwiches using Aleia’s Chocolate Chip cookies and frozen bananas. These sweet treats will soon become your go-to Summer snack.

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Dawn Eskins

Topic: 5 Fabulous Breakfast Bakes
Location: Demo Stage

Learn from a Cupcake Wars Veteran how to master the art of food allergy baking! These coveted tips (and a tool) will give you the skills you need to bake great tasting, gluten/nut free, gluten/nut/dairy free and Crazy 8 goodies.

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Jules Shepard

Topic: Baking Homemade Gluten Free Baguettes
Location: Demo Stage

Gluten free baking expert, cookbook author and Gluten Free & More Magazine Associate Editor Jules Shepard will show you how to easily make authentic gluten-free baguettes, even if you’ve never baked bread before! You won’t believe how easy it is to bake your own fresh gluten-free bread with the tricks Jules will teach in this class. Come for samples and learn the secrets to making great bread.

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Canyon Bakehouse, Presented by Taylor Miller

Topic: Gluten-Free Grilled Cheese and Bread Pudding
Location: Demo Stage

Taylor from Gluten Away will make some gluten free dairy free Grilled Ham & Cheese and Bread Pudding – featuring Canyon Bakehouse

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Madalene Rhyand

Topic: Tips and Tricks for Egg Free Baking
Location: Demo Stage

Come learn from the director of the Gluten Free & More test kitchen and hear her tips how to successfully replace eggs in a recipe, best egg replacements and more!

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Minneapolis 2017 Lecture and Demo Schedule

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Lecture Schedule Saturday:

10:30-11:20 am – Erica Dermer – Just Diagnosed? No Problem!
11:30-12:20 pm – Jenna Drew – How to Improve Digestion with Essential Oils
12:30-01:20 pm – Fresh Thyme – Fresh Tips on Building a Healthy Gluten-Free Lifestyle
01:30-02:20 pm – Lisa Clark – Life at the Gluten-Free Table
02:30-03:20 pm – Marlaine Maahs – Gluten and Sugar: The Ticking Time Bomb

Demo Schedule Saturday:

10:30-11:20 am – Kathy Schwartz – Sweet and Savory Muffins
11:30-12:20 pm – Coconut Bliss, Presented by Taylor Miller – Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Ice Cream Cake
12:30-01:20 pm – Deb Wheaton – Healthy Gluten-Free Baking and Cooking
01:30-02:20 pm – Farm Girl Fresh – Back to Basics – Leafy Greens
02:30-03:20 pm – Jennifer Reynolds – Gluten-Free Grilling

Lecture Schedule Sunday:

10:30-11:20 am – Erica Dermer – Just Diagnosed? No Problem!
11:30-12:20 pm – Jenna Drew – How to Improve Digestion with Essential Oils
12:30-01:20 pm – Fresh Thyme – Fresh Tips on Building a Healthy Gluten-Free Lifestyle
01:30-02:20 pm – Lisa Clark – Life at the Gluten-Free Table
02:30-03:20 pm – Marlaine Maahs – Gluten and Sugar: The Ticking Time Bomb

Demo Schedule Sunday:

10:30-11:20 am – Kathy Schwartz – Sweet and Savory Muffins
11:30-12:20 pm – Coconut Bliss, Presented by Taylor Miller – Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Ice Cream Cake
12:30-01:20 pm – Deb Wheaton – Healthy Gluten-Free Baking and Cooking
01:30-02:20 pm – Farm Girl Fresh – Back to Basics – Leafy Greens
02:30-03:20 pm – Jennifer Reynolds – Gluten-Free Grilling

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Lecture Descriptions

Erica Dermer

Topic: Gluten Free 101 – Just Diagnosed? No Problem!
Location: Lecture Area

Are you considering the gluten-free diet — but haven’t dived in yet? No worries! Gluten Free & More’s managing editor Erica Dermer presents Gluten Free 101, an intro to the essentials of gluten-free living. Erica tackles the gluten-free diet and celiac disease a bit at a time to give you an easy-to-understand look at all aspects of the gluten-free lifestyle — from celiac testing and hidden gluten to reading labels, dining out and more.

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Jenna Drew

Topic: How to Improve Digestion with Essential Oils
Location: Lecture Area

Discover the top essential oils to improve digestion and over 20 other ways to use essential oils daily.

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Fresh Thyme

Topic: Fresh Tips on Building a Healthy Gluten-Free Lifestyle
Location: Lecture Area

Join Registered Dietitian Kerry Clifford, MS, RD,  from Fresh Thyme Farmers Markets, for an informational session filled with Tips you can use immediately to boost and maintain your health! Whether you follow a Gluten Free Diet for Celiac Disease or avoid Gluten for sensitivities, find out more about how to navigate the grocery store. Learn the key terms related to allergy, sensitivity and intolerance as well as understanding how to build and maintain Gut Health. This will be an exciting session that you won’t want to miss!

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Lisa Clark

Topic: Life at the Gluten Free Table: At Home, At Work, Dining Out, Travel, and Fabulously Fun Events
Location: Lecture Area

Lisa is proof that you can be gluten free and still live a fun and full life! She is a certified Integrative Health Coach with Practice Wellness, who specializes in helping clients achieve optimal health and wellness while maintaining a gluten free diet. In her spare time, she loves to travel and experience delicious gluten free meals along the way.

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Marlaine Maahs

Topic: Gluten and Sugar: the Ticking Time Bomb Inside of Everyone
Location: Lecture Area

What you need to know about the negative impacts of sugar and gluten and how you can take back your health! Marlaine is a Certified Nutritional Therapist, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition ® and GAPS Certified Practitioner with a passion and know-how for informing and inspiring people to transform their habits from eating the modern diet to enjoying the nutritious benefits of a well-balanced whole food diet. Marlaine knows how to leverage nutritional therapy principles and practical skills in cutting edge whole food nutrition science to support individuals who are trying to improve their diet, improve eating habits, manage their weight and optimize their overall health and wellness

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Demo Descriptions

Kathy Schwartz

Topic: Sweet and Savory Muffins
Location: Demo Stage

Start your morning with a delicious muffin: whether it’s sweet or savory this versatile baked good will help you start your day. Share them with your friends at school or at work. They taste so good that no one will be able to tell they are gluten free. Kathy Schwartz, a Registered Dietitian and founder of Brodys 579, will show you how easy they are to make and how versatile they can be.

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Coconut Bliss, Presented by Taylor Miller

Topic: Gluten Free/Dairy Free Ice Cream Cake
Location: Demo Stage

Learn how to make an easy ice cream cake using Coconut Bliss Dairy-Free Frozen Desserts

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Deb Wheaton

Topic: Healthy Gluten-Free Baking and Cooking
Location: Demo Stage

Healthy Gluten-Free Baking and Cooking with no rice, no corn, no Xanthan, Guar or fillers of any kind. Is it possible? Deb will show you how to create simple and healthy solutions to solve your most challenging Gluten-Free Cooking and Baking questions.

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Farm Girl Fresh

Topic: Back to the Basics – Leavy Greens
Location: Demo Stage

Colleen Anderson and Joyce Kaping, authors of Eating Pure in a Processed Foods World®, mentor individuals in their Back to the Basics presentation on how to grow, preserve and prepare pure food. At Farm Girl Fresh, they believe nutrition starts from the ground up. In their Leafy Greens/Spinach Presentation, they invite the audience to participate in how to grow healthy plants using the best growing practices and techniques. We’ll discuss how to preserve spinach and go through the process of freezing spinach. The presentation will end with audience participation of preparing one of our gluten-free spinach salad recipes as we talk about the products we use and share helpful tips. Please join us as we grow, preserve and prepare pure food for a lifetime investment for better health.

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Jennifer Reynolds

Topic: Gluten Free Grilling
Location: Demo Stage

It’s not just burgers without a bun! Polynesian Chicken Salad is on the menu today! Summer is Here and learn how to grill from a California Girl! Chicken Thighs are underrated, and she’ll show you this amazing Polynesian Chicken Salad that will be your new favorite thing! Jennifer Reynolds is the sauce goddess, loves to grill and teaches grilling classes.

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Columbus 2017 Lecture and Demo Schedule

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Lecture Schedule Saturday:

10:30-11:20 am – Colette Chandler – Navigating the Gluten-Free Waters
11:30-12:20 pm – Susan Hardesty Ritenour – Allergy-Friendly Ingredient Hacks
12:30-01:20 pm – Jen Cuevas – Bridging the Divide — Gluten-Free to Grain-Free Living
01:30-02:20 pm – Jenna Drew – How to Improve Digestion with Essential Oils
02:30-03:20 pm – Stacey Stratton – Living Clean in ’17

Demo Schedule Saturday:

10:30-11:20 am – Amanda Keenan – Tortillas and Beyond
11:30-12:20 pm – Tiffany Hinton – Amazing Gluten-Free Vegan Twinkies
12:30-01:20 pm – Coconut Bliss, Presented by Taylor Miller – Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Ice Cream Cake
01:30-02:20 pm – Sue Hardesty Ritenour – Apple Nachos
02:30-03:20 pm – Frank Friedman – Soft Pretzels

Lecture Schedule Sunday:

10:30-11:20 am – Colette Chandler – Navigating the Gluten-Free Waters
11:30-12:20 pm – Susan Hardesty Ritenour – Allergy-Friendly Ingredient Hacks
12:30-01:20 pm – Jen Cuevas – Bridging the Divide — Gluten-Free to Grain-Free Living
01:30-02:20 pm – Jenna Drew – How to Improve Digestion with Essential Oils
02:30-03:20 pm – Stacey Stratton – Living Clean in ’17

Demo Schedule Sunday:

10:30-11:20 am – Amanda Keenan – Tortillas and Beyond
11:30-12:20 pm – Tiffany Hinton – Amazing Gluten-Free Vegan Twinkies
12:30-01:20 pm – Coconut Bliss, Presented by Taylor Miller – Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Ice Cream Cake
01:30-02:20 pm – Sue Hardesty Ritenour – Apple Nachos
02:30-03:20 pm – Frank Friedman – Soft Pretzels

Lecture Descriptions

Colette Chandler

Topic: Navigating the Gluten-Free Waters
Location: Lecture Area

Whether you’re new to the gluten-free diet or you’ve been gluten-free for years, it can be tricky to navigate the gluten-free world. Colette will give information to help you better understand the gluten-free world, from explaining essential terminology to safely selecting products, dining out, traveling and more.

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Susan Hardesty Ritenour

Topic: Allergy-Friendly Ingredient Hacks
Location: Lecture Area

Are you out of ideas for ingredient replacements in recipes? Whether you’re new to the food substitution scene or just looking for some fresh, new ideas, this presentation is for you. Health and wellness coach Susan Hardesty-Ritenour inspires you to think outside the box and get out of your culinary rut. Make your recipes allergy-friendly, healthy and delicious all at the same time.

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Stacey Stratton

Topic: Living Clean in ’17
Location: Lecture Area

This is the year to create a healthier mind, body and home. Discover how making small changes can make a significant difference in your life. Find out how you can reduce your exposure to allergens & toxins and create a healthier environment. Learn how you can easily switch to non-toxic beauty & cleaning products. Gain tips for making quick, healthy, allergy-friendly meals.

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Jenna Drew

Topic: How to Improve Digestion with Essential Oils
Location: Lecture Area

Discover the top essential oils to improve digestion and over 20 other ways to use essential oils daily.

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Jen Cuevas

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

Have you considered trying a grain-free or Paleo dietary lifestyle to resolve your health issues? Jen Cuevas, founder of The Gluten & Grain Free Gourmet, helps you journey beyond gluten-free. A certified gluten-free coach with a surprising health story, Jen coaches and trains individuals and groups to experience this new approach to eating. She shares her personal journey, along with tips and ideas to help you experience amazing results. Special note: Attendees of this presentation will receive a ticket to redeem for a special treat (limit one per person).

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Demo Descriptions

Amanda Keenan

Topic: Tortillas and Beyond
Location: Demo Stage

Learn how to make fresh gluten-free tortillas in the comfort of your own kitchen. From traditional corn tortillas to savory chipotle tortillas and delectable sweet tortillas, this ancient staple is given delicious modern twists. This demo is presented by the Keenan family, which includes a dietary technician, a herbalist and a researcher. With over 60 years of combined experience cooking for special dietary needs, each family member brings a unique perspective to allergy-friendly living.

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Tiffany Hinton

Topic: Amazing Gluten-Free Vegan Twinkies
Location: Demo Stage

Special-diet blogger Tiffany Hinton shares her secret recipe for delicious gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free Twinkies that look and taste just like the real thing! You and your kids will love this classic treat.

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Coconut Bliss, Presented by Taylor Miller

Topic: Gluten Free/Dairy Free Ice Cream Cake
Location: Demo Stage

Gluten-free blogger Taylor Miller shows you how to make a quick, luscious ice cream cake using Coconut Bliss Dairy-Free Frozen Desserts. So easy!

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Sue Hardesty Ritenour

Topic: Apple Nachos
Location: Demo Stage

Looking for a tasty dessert that’s easy to make, healthy and looks fantastic? Health and wellness coach Susan Hardesty-Ritenour demonstrates easy apple nachos, a healthy snack your kids will love. This recipe will be a great hit at your next dinner party!

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Frank Friedman

Topic: Soft Pretzels
Location: Demo Stage

Do you ever crave a soft pretzel? Frank Friedman, co-founder of Colette and Frank’s Gluten Free Goodness, shows you how to make delicious gluten-free soft pretzels using a basic bread dough. Hot and fresh from the oven, you’ll love this recipe!

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Austin 2017 Lecture and Demo Schedule

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

Lecture Schedule Saturday:

10:30-11:20 am – Erica Dermer – Just Diagnosed? No Problem!
11:30-12:20 pm – Jenna Drew – Improve Digestion with Essential Oils
12:30-01:20 pm – Adriana Krueger – GF and Not Feeling Better? Functional Medicine Can Help
01:30-02:20 pm – Marti Lopez – Alkaline Lifestyle for Reduced Inflammation
02:30-03:20 pm – Dr. Candy Williams – Gluten and Hairloss – What’s the Connection?

Demo Schedule Saturday:

10:30-11:20 am – Cathy Lopez – Sweet & Savory Quinoa
11:30-12:20 pm – Tye Lewis – Cooking Culture One Plate at a Time
12:30-01:20 pm – Tiffany Hinton – Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
01:30-02:20 pm – Coconut Bliss, Presented by Taylor Miller – Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Ice Cream Cake
02:30-03:20 pm – Uyen Pham – Savory Asian on a Gluten-Free Diet

Lecture Schedule Sunday:

10:30-11:20 am – Erica Dermer – Just Diagnosed? No Problem!
11:30-12:20 pm – Jenna Drew – Cleanse and Restore Gut Health Naturally
12:30-01:20 pm – Adriana Krueger – GF and Not Feeling Better? Functional Medicine Can Help
01:30-02:20 pm – Marti Lopez – Alkaline Lifestyle for Reduced Inflammation
02:30-03:20 pm – Dr. Candy Williams – Gluten and Hairloss – What’s the Connection?

Demo Schedule Sunday:

10:30-11:20 am – Uyen Pham – Cooking Creole on a Gluten-Free Diet
11:30-12:20 pm – Tye Lewis – Cooking Culture One Plate at a Time
12:30-01:20 pm – Tiffany Hinton – Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
01:30-02:20 pm – Coconut Bliss, Presented by Taylor Miller – Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Ice Cream Cake
02:30-03:20 pm – Cathy Lopez – Sweet & Savory Quinoa

Lecture Descriptions

Erica Dermer

Topic: Gluten Free 101 – Just Diagnosed? No Problem
Location: Lecture Area

Just diagnosed? No problem! Looking into the gluten-free diet but haven’t dived in? No worries! Listen to Gluten Free 101 and you’ll be caught up on gluten-free for beginners! We’ll tackle the gluten-free diet and celiac disease a bit at a time, so you’ll leave feeling like you’ve got a grasp on your lifestyle – from celiac disease testing, to hidden gluten and reading labels, to dining out and more!

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Jenna Drew

Topic: Improve Digestion with Essential Oils
Location: Lecture Area

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.” With Jenna’s help, discover the top essential oils to improve digestion and over 20 other ways to use essential oils daily.

Topic: Cleanse and Restore Gut Health Naturally
Location: Lecture Area

Learn from Jenna how to cleanse and restore your gut health naturally using essential oils.

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Adriana Krueger

Topic: GF and Not Feeling Better? Functional Medicine Can Help
Location: Lecture Area

If you are following a gluten-free diet but are still not feeling better, funtional medicine might be able to help.

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Marti Lopez

Topic: Alkaline Lifestyle for Reduced Inflammation
Location: Lecture Area

In her talk, Marti will provide the nutritional basis for achieving a natural way to reduce pain and inflammation associated with food allergies and sensitivities by way of food, drink and supplementation. She will also be including her fellow IIN (Institute for Integrative Nutrition) alum, Debby C. Johnson, RN, Holistic Health Counselor as co-speaker for the final 20 minutes and together they will inform and introduce the products, technology and benefits of each that our companies provide and are available to achieve getting alkaline and living an energized life.

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Dr. Candy Williams

Topic: Gluten and Hairloss – What’s the Connection?
Location: Lecture Area

Surprising research has disclosed a significant relationship between hair loss and a gluten-rich diet. Dr. Candy will share with you steps to not only restore your hair loss but to improve your total health. Experiencing these cutting-edge findings will aid you in returning to and enjoying life holistically.

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Demo Descriptions

Cathy Lopez

Topic: Sweet & Savory Quinoa
Location: Demo Stage

These recipes have the perfect balance of flavor to showcase this ancient grain. Cathy is a celiac who has a medical background and went back to school to teach people how to transform their favorite recipes and make them gluten-free.

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Tye Lewis

Topic: Cooking Culture One Plate at a Time
Location: Demo Stage

Tylesia “Tye” Lewis will focus on creating healthy, delicious and culturally aware meals using budget friendly pantry staples. Tye, a five year resident of Austin and owner of Tye Cooks Austin, provides gourmet cooking lessons and demonstrations for the Austin Metro area. Tye specializes in ethnic fare while focusing on creating healthy, delicious and cultural aware meals using budget friendly pantry staples.

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Tiffany Hinton

Topic: Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Location: Demo Stage

Learn how to make Gluten Free and Dairy Free Crab Stuffed Mushrooms that will make your mouth believe you are on the coast. Just add the candles and wine.

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Coconut Bliss, Presented by Taylor Miller

Topic: Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Ice Cream Cake
Location: Demo Stage

Luna and Larry’s Coconut Bliss ice cream on its own is delicious, but use it to make this luscious Cherry Chocolate Fudge Sundae Pie and it becomes extraordinary.

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Uyen Pharm

Topic: Savory Asian on a Gluten-Free Diet
Location: Demo Stage

Asian cuisine has typically been known for its bold flavors: sweet, spicy, salty, sour, and bitter. However, over the years, it continues to be a favorite because it is also easily adapted to the gluten free diet. Uyen will show you how to do just that, so you can make your own favorites at home.

Topic: Cooking Creole
Location: Demo Stage

A rich gumbo is traditionally thickened by a slow cooked, laborious intense dark brown roux, then supported by okra and filé powder. This gluten-free gumbo has all the depth and comfort of a hearty stew without all the hard-work.

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Green Festival Portland Dec 9-11

Green Festival, America’s largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event returns to Portland December 9-11 at the Oregon Convention Center. Green Festival is a vibrant, dynamic marketplace with the purpose of bringing together consumers, local businesses, environmental advocates, community leaders and sustainability experts, all under one roof to help create ways for people to discover new products and sustainable businesses that are making a difference for the future. Discover the latest green living and plant-based diets, sample local vegan/vegetarian food, experience children’s activities in the Family Fun Pavilion and enjoy film screenings and presentations from environmental experts. Find unique gifts and stocking stuffers from a wide variety of local, sustainable products that are good for the planet.

upload-3Show hours open to the public are: FRI. 12/9 12noon-6pm, SAT. 12/10 10am-6pm and SUN. 12/12 10am-5pm at the OCC (Hall B) located at 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232. FREE EVENT to Shop! Taste! Enjoy! www.greenfestivals.org. Contact info@greenfestivals.org or call 828-236-0324 ext 300 for more information.

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