Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest http://www.glutenfreefoodallergyfest.com Celebrate Living Gluten-Free Sun, 04 Nov 2018 20:53:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Portland 2018 Lecture and Demo Schedule http://www.glutenfreefoodallergyfest.com/portland-2018-lecture-and-demo-schedule/ Mon, 15 Oct 2018 20:29:43 +0000 http://www.glutenfreefoodallergyfest.com/?p=20800 Click on each topic to get more information about the presentation.

Lecture Schedule Saturday:

11:00-11:50 am – Dr. Peter Kan – Roadmap To Healing Autoimmune Diseases
12:00-12:50 pm – Dr. Lisa Shaver – KEYNOTE: Now Gluten-Free, Why Not Better?
01:00-01:50 pm – Nadine Grzeskowiak – Children: Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity
02:00-02:50 pm – Michael Frolichstein – All Things Gluten-Free Discussion

Demo Schedule Saturday:

11:00-11:50 am – Sara Vollmer – Breakfast of Champions
12:00-12:50 pm – tbd
01:00-01:50 pm – Taylor Miller – Delicious Vegan Lasagna
02:00-02:50 pm – Trader Joe’s – Cauliflower Gnochi with Pesto

Lecture Schedule Sunday:

11:00-11:50 am – Laura Koelzer – Traveling with Food Allergies
12:00-12:50 pm – Dr. Peter Kan – Natural Solutions for Thyroid Conditions
01:00-01:50 pm – Nadine Grzeskowiak – Auto-Immune Issues and a Grain Free Lifestyle

Demo Schedule Sunday:

11:00-11:50 am – Sharon Swan Tieszien – Best Stuffing/Dressing Recipes!
12:00-12:50 pm – Jennifer Bigler – Simple and inexpensive recipes
01:00-01:50 pm – tbd

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Dr. Peter Kan

Topic: Natural Solutions for Thyroid Conditions
Location: Lecture Stage

Dynamic presentation on the root cause of low thyroid and how food sensitivity and environmental triggers affect thyroid function. Learn clinically proven functional medicine and natural solutions that heal the thyroid and reverse symptoms.

Topic: Roadmap To Healing Autoimmune Diseases
Location: Lecture Stage

Learn dietary and environmental causes of autoimmune disease and how to reverse symptoms naturally with a proven clinical roadmap that addresses the underlying root cause.

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Dr. Lisa Shaver

Topic: KEYNOTE: Now Gluten-Free, Why Not Better?
Location: Lecture Stage

After a gluten-free diet, is something else at play that is preventing you from feeling optimal? Many medical issues may be simultaneous. Dr Shaver discusses the possibilities including: SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), SIFO/LIFO (small/large intestinal fungal overgrowth), EPI (exocrine pancreatic insufficiency), IBS, dietary choices, and so much more.

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Nadine Grzeskowiak

Topic: Children: Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity
Location: Lecture Stage

Learn from Nadine, the Gluten Free RN about food intolerances and the variety of symptoms shown in children. Learn how to identify children at risk for celiac disease and food intolerances as well as: the history of celiac disease and children, the current recommended testing for children, how to make educated decisions about food choices, using food as medicine and a preventative tool for future health.

Topic: Auto-Immune Issues and a Grain Free Lifestyle
Location: Lecture Stage

We all need to be aware of the association with what we eat and auto-immune issues. Learn from Nadine, the Gluten Free RN on how to: identify food that impacts our health outcomes in a positive way, recognize genetic factors in auto-immune diseases including Type 1 Diabetes, MS, Lupus, RA and many more, use food as your strongest medicine to heal, use food, sleep and movement as your tools for improved health, to recognize quality food, use a grain-free food plan to heal your mind, body and skin.

 

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Michael Frolichstein

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

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 and a panel of guests, will share their stories as well as stories from session attendees, during this live interactive podcast. The most powerful tool to raising awareness and connecting with our community is through sharing our stories. Bring your questions or your story to share as you partake in a live recording of The Celiac Project Podcast!

 

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Sara Vollmer

Topic: Breakfast of Champions
Location: Demo Stage

Breakfast starts when you plan ahead. Crockpots, cutting vegetables and variations of ingredients help you start out your morning. Come listen to Sara Vollmer from the GFFAFest team as she shares some of her favorite recipes.

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Taylor Miller

Topic: Delicious Vegan Lasagna
Location: Demo Stage

How to Easily Make Gluten Free & Vegan Lasagna Taylor will show you how to make a delicious gluten-free and vegan lasagna in a short amount of time. No boiling noodles required! This recipe is great for busy nights and will provide a meal for a whole family.

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Laura Koelzer

Topic: Traveling with Food Allergies
Location: Lecture Stage

Laura from HugueNot Travel will give you tips on what to pack, tips for a successful trip and destination suggestions. It’s a great time to be traveling if you have to be on a special diet. There are so many places world-wide that will accommodate your dietary needs. Enjoying new foods in new places is part of the adventure of traveling. With a solid plan, you can take the trip of your dreams and eat safe and delicious food. I’ll share tips and tricks as well as some of my favorite destinations. https://huguenottravel.com/

 

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Sharon Swan Tieszien

Topic: Best Stuffing/Dressing Recipe
Location: Demo Stage

Foodie Friend Sharon believes food and life should never be boring. So, this spiffed up recipe for stuffing (with sausage and cornbread) will take your Thanksgiving to the next taste bud level. Join Sharon today as she shares some tips for adapting one of Thanksgiving’s sought after sides: Stuffing/Dressing!

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Jennifer Bigler

Topic: Simple and inexpensive recipes
Location: Demo Stage

Join Jennifer from Living Freely Gluten Free helps navigate you through the gluten free lifestyle with simple and inexpensive recipes. Having an entirely gluten free family she knows how to create family friendly recipes that will keep you on budget and enjoying the foods you love. www.livingfreelyglutenfree.com

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Indianapolis 2018 Lecture and Demo Schedule http://www.glutenfreefoodallergyfest.com/indianapolis-2018-lecture-and-demo-schedule/ Mon, 10 Sep 2018 20:43:35 +0000 http://www.glutenfreefoodallergyfest.com/?p=19895 Click on each topic to get more information about the presentation.

Lecture Schedule Saturday:

11:00-11:50 am – Dr. Peter Kan – Natural Solutions for Thyroid Conditions
12:00-12:50 pm – Dr. Charles Vanderpool – KEYNOTE: Wheat’s Your Problem
01:00-01:50 pm – Tami Pyles – Thrive On Despite Your New Food Restrictions
02:00-02:50 pm – Julie Pintozzi – Your Child’s First Gluten-Free Year

Demo Schedule Saturday:

11:00-11:50 am – Taylor Miller – Delicious Vegan Lasagna
12:00-12:50 pm – Margaret Clegg – Waffles – Beyond Breakfast & Syrup
01:00-01:50 pm – Robert Bowen – Gluten Free Dairy Free Cinnamon Rolls
02:00-02:50 pm – Tiffany Hinton – Blueberry Oatmeal Bar

Lecture Schedule Sunday:

11:00-11:50 am – Jenna Drew – Beyond the Bloat: Uncover the Steps to Ditch Belly Bloat + Master Your Gut Health
12:00-12:50 pm – Dr. Peter Kan – Roadmap To Healing Autoimmune Diseases
01:00-01:50 pm – Taylor Miller – How to be a Social Gluten Free Pro

Demo Schedule Sunday:

11:00-11:50 am – Julie Pintozzi – Empanadas: Turnovers That Will Knock You Over!
12:00-12:50 pm – Sharon Swan – Glam Up Gluten Free Recipes
01:00-01:50 pm – Tiffany Hinton – Pumpkin Spice Waffles

 

Dr. Peter Kan

Topic: Natural Solutions for Thyroid Conditions
Location: Lecture Stage

Dynamic presentation on the root cause of low thyroid and how food sensitivity and environmental triggers affect thyroid function. Learn clinically proven functional medicine and natural solutions that heal the thyroid and reverse symptoms.

Topic: Roadmap To Healing Autoimmune Diseases
Location: Lecture Stage

Learn dietary and environmental causes of autoimmune disease and how to reverse symptoms naturally with a proven clinical roadmap that addresses the underlying root cause.

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Dr. Charles Vanderpool

Topic: KEYNOTE: Wheat’s Your Problem?
Location: Lecture Stage

Join Dr. Charles Vanderpool, a certified pediatric gastroenterologist at Indiana University School of Medicine in a discussion on wheat-intolerance syndromes and where the gluten free diet fits into treatment. Dr. Charles Vanderpool returned to Indiana University School of Medicine in 2011 following completion of his residency and fellowship training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He currently serves as Chair of the Nutrition Support Team, is Medical Director of the Intestinal Rehabilitation Program at Riley Hospital for Children, and is active in the clinical care of children with celiac disease.

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Tami Pyles

Topic: Thrive On Despite Your New Food Restrictions
Location: Lecture Stage

If you have recently been diagnosed with food allergies or Celiac Disease, come learn some strategies and tips for adjusting to your new lifestyle and find ways to thrive on despite food restrictions.

 

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Julie Pintozzi

Topic: Your Child’s First Gluten-Free Year
Location: Lecture Stage

Julie Pintozzi, a mom to a son with Celiac Diease knows all to well about going gluten-free and how especially challenging it can be for a child. Join Julie to learn practical ways to ensure a safe and happy gluten-free journey. She’ll share tips on how to create a safer gluten-free kitchen when it is shared with those not eating gluten-free, how to handle social situations and suggest gluten-free dining and on-the-go ideas.

Topic: Empanadas: Turnovers That Will Knock You Over!
Location: Lecture Stage

Empanadas are light and savory treats that are perfect for any time of day and have endless stuffing possibilities! Join Julie Pintozzi, a celiac advocate and creator of itsawheatlesslife.com as she shows you how to make empanadas using Chebe gluten-free baking mix and simple, healthy ingredients. They’ll soon be a family favorite at home or on the go!

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Taylor Miller

Topic: How to be a Social Gluten Free Pro
Location: Lecture Stage

Whether you’re dining at restaurants, meeting new friends, going on dates, or discussing with family, Taylor (a gluten-free pro) will share the best tips and advice to help you overcome any social situation while gluten-free. Taylor Miller is from halelifeblog.com (formery GlutenAway).

Topic: Delicious Vegan Lasagna
Location: Demo Stage

Taylor will show you how to make a delicious gluten-free and vegan lasagna in a short amount of time. No boiling noodles required! This recipe is great for busy nights and will provide a meal for a whole family.

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Jenna Drew

Topic: Beyond the Bloat: Uncover the Steps to Ditch Belly Bloat + Master Your Gut Health
Location: Lecture Stage

Join fellow Celiac and Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Jenna Drew, as she shares the essential steps to ditch belly bloat that leaves you feeling tired, sluggish, and irritable, and finally improve your gut health naturally.

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Margaret Clegg

Topic: Waffles – Beyond Breakfast & Syrup
Location: Demo Stage

Margaret Clegg, author of MI Gluten Free Gal, shares creative ways to use your waffle iron. From lunch box items to end-of-day desserts, you’re bound to find new ideas. If you don’t own a waffle maker yet, you surely will want one after this demo!

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Robert Bowen

Topic: Gluten Free Dairy Free Cinnamon Rolls
Location: Demo Stage

 

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Tiffany Hinton

Topic: Blueberry Oatmeal Bar
Location: Demo Stage

This bar is great for a snack or for breakfast! Join Gluten Free Mom Certified as she demonstrates this treat that can be made ahead and packed in lunches or taken with you on the morning commute. Come learn how to make a gluten free, dairy free and nut free nutritious bar your whole family will love.

Topic: Pumpkin Spice Waffles
Location: Demo Stage

Join Gluten Free Mom Certified as she demonstrates how Pumpkin Spice season is here! Jump into fall with these delicious breakfast waffles inspired by the season. Just add you favorite maple syrup and enjoy a taste of Fall. Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Nut Free.

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Sharon Swan

Topic: Glam Up Gluten Free Recipes
Location: Demo Stage

This isn’t your grandmother’s apple pie! Foodie Friend Sharon believes food and life should never be boring. Always be willing to take a chance; life’s just more fun when you can say you’ve tried unique stuff! She first became aware of the vital necessity of GF foods in the late 2000s, when she worked with a GFFAFest team member who had been diagnosed with Celiac disease. Loving both cooking and a challenge, her foray into the GF world turned intentional, as she determined to adapt her recipes to create treats that the entire team could enjoy. Happily, she’s had a lot more successes than failures. And along the way she has discovered she has other friends and relatives who also struggle with gluten-related health issues, which has made her experiments even more meaningful to her. Join Sharon today as she shares some tips for adapting one of fall’s favorites: apple pie!

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Richmond 2018 Lecture and Demo Schedule http://www.glutenfreefoodallergyfest.com/richmond-2018-lecture-and-demo-schedule/ http://www.glutenfreefoodallergyfest.com/richmond-2018-lecture-and-demo-schedule/#comments Mon, 23 Jul 2018 20:04:37 +0000 http://www.glutenfreefoodallergyfest.com/?p=18648 Click on each topic to get more information about the presentation.

Lecture Schedule Saturday:

11:00-11:50 am – Jenna Drew – Beyond the Bloat: Uncover the Steps to Ditch Belly Bloat + Master Your Gut Health
12:00-12:50 pm – Tina Shiver – KEYNOTE: Living Gluten Free
01:00-01:50 pm – Tarah Jakubiak – Traveling with Food Allergies
02:00-02:50 pm – Kristin Osborne – Advocating for Your Child With Food Allergies

Demo Schedule Saturday:

11:00-11:50 am – Jules Shepard – Bake Gluten-Free Bread Like a Pro
12:00-12:50 pm – Britt LoSacco – Cheap & Easy Vegan Eats
01:00-01:50 pm – Tracy Bush – Love Your Lunchbox
02:00-02:50 pm – Sara Vollmer – Herbs & Spices

Lecture Schedule Sunday:

11:00-11:50 am – Katie Weinert – Tips for Transitioning to a Gluten-Free Lifestyle
01:00-01:50 pm – Tarah Jakubiak – Traveling with Food Allergies
01:00-01:50 pm – Jenna Drew – Boosting Mood and Managing Emotions with Essential Oils

Demo Schedule Sunday:

11:00-11:50 am – Britt LoSacco – Sugar & Spice – Vegan Delights!
12:00-12:50 pm – Jules Shepard – Easy As Pie
01:00-01:50 pm – Tracy Bush – The Secret to Perfect Gluten Free Pancakes

 

Jenna Drew

Topic: Beyond the Bloat: Uncover the Steps to Ditch Belly Bloat + Master Your Gut Health
Location: Lecture Stage

Join fellow Celiac and Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Jenna Drew, as she shares the essential steps to ditch belly bloat that leaves you feeling tired, sluggish, and irritable, and finally improve your gut health naturally.

Topic: Boosting Mood and Managing Emotions with Essential Oils
Location: Lecture Stage

Discover How to Manage Your Emotions Naturally – Join Jenna as she walks us through how to handle the emotional side of Celiac Disease and learn how gut health can alter mood and emotions.

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Tina Shiver

Topic: KEYNOTE: Living Gluten Free
Location: Lecture Stage

Tina Shiver, RD, IFMCP from Lighten Up, Inc. discusses practical and delicious ways to live a healthy gluten free lifestyle. Tina will discuss new and exciting ways to maintain a gluten free diet while also living freely with a focus on a nutritional and balanced diet for a happy and healthy life! Tina Shiver is a graduate of James Madison University with a Masters of Science. Tina has been practicing for over twenty years and is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. She has been working with people individually on different kinds of diets including gluten free diets for a number of years. For more information call 8042541002 or visit Tina’s website at tinashiver.com.

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Tarah Jakubiak

Topic: Traveling with Food Allergies
Location: Lecture Stage

Tarah Jakubiak, founder of Allergic Traveler and producer of chef cards in 18 languages has traveled the world since infancy. She has been to 22 countries and 25 states. Tarah’s travel experiences vary from all inclusives, cruises, camping; backpacking through Europe, visiting big cities, and finding little hidden gems. She has multiple food allergies, but it does not stop her from seeing the world. Tarah is allergic to eggs, nuts, mushroom, soy, garlic, corn, sesame, potatoes, celery, shellfish, chicken, pork, peanuts, and many fruits. She is originally from Montreal, QC and now lives in Greensboro, NC.

 

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Jules Shepard

Topic: Bake Gluten-Free Bread Like a Pro
Location: Demo Stage

Join gluten-free expert and associate editor of Gluten Free & More Magazine, Jules Shepard, as she shows you how to bake soft, fragrant gluten free sandwich bread in a bread maker. She’ll cover all the bases: what bread machines work best; how to program a machine without a gluten free setting; techniques for using a bread machine; the best gluten free flours to use … and more!

Topic: Easy As Pie
Location: Demo Stage

Summer wouldn’t be the same without PIE! Gluten-free expert and associate editor of Gluten Free & More Magazine, Jules Shepard will show you how to make an EPIC gluten free pie crust for any kind of pie you like: two-crust pie; one crust custard pie; even a savory pot pie! Jules will show you how easy it is to make a light and flaky crust (with her secrets) and how easy it is to roll out and transfer a gluten free pie dough when you use the right gluten free recipe. Prepare to be amazed and excited to bake pie when you get home!

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Tracy Bush

Topic: Love Your Lunchbox
Location: Demo Stage

Watch Tracy Bush Nutrimom as she shares a protein-packed twist on an all time favorite meal including a dash of silliness that will make your lunches loved again. Featuring Rule Breaker, Schar Gluten Free, Glutino, Enjoy Life Foods and Gimbals Fine Candies

Topic: The Secret to Perfect Gluten Free Pancakes
Location: Demo Stage

Tracy Bush Nutrimom can help you create THE perfect gluten free pancakes with added protein of SunButter and a touch of chocolate with chocolate chips. Featuring SunButter, Enjoy Life Foods and Good Karma Foods.

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Sara Vollmer

Topic: Herbs & Spices
Location: Demo Stage

With so many herbs and spices, it is hard to know which one to use and how much. Take a recipe to the next level and learn which herbs and spices to use for which dishes as well as some handy knife skills!

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Britt LoSacco

Topic: Cheap & Easy Vegan Eats
Location: Demo Stage

Think vegan food is expensive and complicated? Think again. Britt LoSacco’s 3-Bean Chili is budget-friendly and simple, perfect for casual weeknight cooking or to feed a crowd at your next gathering. To round things out, she’ll also show you how to make cashew sour cream to go on top and an easy cornbread to serve alongside.

 

Topic: Sugar & Spice – Vegan Delights!
Location: Demo Stage

Blogger and Vegan Lifestyle Coach Britt LoSacco will walk you through her crowd-pleasing Buffalo Chickpea Dip from the Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook. To counter the heat, she’ll then show you how to use the leftover chickpea water (aquafaba) to make a decadent, light-as-air (and totally dairy-free!) chocolate mousse.

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Katie Weinert

Topic: Tips for Transitioning to a Gluten-Free Lifestyle
Location: Lecture Stage

Join Katie, a gluten-free Instagram influencer (@fabulouslygfree) as she shares her top tips for making the transition to a gluten-free lifestyle as easy, stress-free, and delicious as possible.

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Brooklyn 2018 Lecture and Demo Schedule http://www.glutenfreefoodallergyfest.com/brooklyn-2018-lecture-and-demo-schedule/ Fri, 04 May 2018 14:55:13 +0000 http://www.glutenfreefoodallergyfest.com/?p=17428 Click on each topic to get more information about the presentation.

Lecture Schedule Saturday:

11:00-11:50 am – Jules Shepard – Gluten Free Food Labeling & Food Safety
12:00-12:50 pm – Anne Lee, EdD, RDN, LD – KEYNOTE: Gluten-Free Diet: What to Include and What to Leave Out
01:00-01:50 pm – Jenna Drew – How to Improve Digestion with Essential Oils
02:00-02:50 pm – Erin Smith – Dining and Traveling in NYC and Beyond

Demo Schedule Saturday:

11:00-11:50 am – Jereann Zann – Gluten Free & Dairy Free Cupcakes
12:00-12:50 pm – Phoebe Lapine – Probiotic Rich Foods
01:00-01:50 pm – Britt LoSacco – Sugar & Spice – Vegan Delights
02:00-02:50 pm – Tiffany Hinton – Mom’s Guide to Healthy & Energizing Snacks

Lecture Schedule Sunday:

11:00-11:50 am – The Gluten Free Travelers – Tips & Tools for Traveling Gluten Free
12:00-12:50 pm – Anne Lee, EdD, RDN, LD – KEYNOTE: Research Update – What’s new?
01:00-01:50 pm – Erin Smith & Sloane Miller – Dating With Dietary Restrictions

Demo Schedule Sunday:

11:00-11:50 am – Sloane Miller &  Chef Danny Maggio – Simple & Sumptuous Summer Meals
12:00-12:50 pm – Jules Shepard – Baking Homemade Gluten Free Baguettes
01:00-01:50 pm – Alison Bunce – Allergen Friendly Chicken Quesadillas

 

Jules Shepard

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

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. Come with questions and leave with answers to help you shop safely, gluten free.

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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Anne Lee, EdD, RDN, LD

Topic: KEYNOTE: Gluten-Free Diet: What to Include and What to Leave Out
Location: Lecture Stage

This session will discuss the basics of the gluten free diet, but from the perspective of what to include to help bridge the nutritional gaps of the typical gluten free diet. Safety of grains, food labeling and supplements will be covered.

Topic: KEYNOTE: Research Update: What’s new?
Location: Lecture Stage

This session will review the latest research on quality of life, nutrition and dietary adherence including tips and resources for navigating a happy healthy gluten-free life.

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Jenna Drew

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

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

 

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Erin Smith

Topic: Dining and Traveling in NYC and Beyond
Location: Lecture Stage

Dining out in New York City or planning a vacation and eating far from home can be a daunting experience. During this session, Erin Smith, native New Yorker and founder of Gluten-Free Globetrotter™, will share how to “eat gluten-free around the world” without ever leaving New York City and how to plan a celiac vacation. She’ll also be answering your top gluten-free questions for both domestic and overseas travel.

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Phoebe Lapine

Topic: Probiotic Rich Foods
Location: Demo Stage

Ferment Me Not – How to Incorporate Probiotic Rich Foods into your Cooking. Best-selling author, gluten-free chef and Hashimoto’s advocate Phoebe Lapine will share recipes and strategies for incorporating more fermented foods into your diet, why they’re so much more powerful than a pill, and how they’ll make your life that much more delicious. You’ll get a live demo of how to make sauerkraut at home, then Phoebe will show you her foolproof kefir green goddess salad recipe from The Wellness Project book, which is full of nutritious pre and probiotics!

 

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Britt LoSacco

Topic: Sugar & Spice – Vegan Delights
Location: Demo Stage

Blogger and Vegan Lifestyle Coach Britt LoSacco will walk you through her crowd-pleasing Buffalo Chickpea Dip from the Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook. To counter the heat, she’ll then show you how to use the leftover chickpea water (aquafaba) to make a decadent, light-as-air (and totally dairy-free!) chocolate mousse.

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Alison Bunce

Topic: Allergen Friendly Chicken Quesadillas
Location: Demo Stage

Food allergies shouldn’t hold you back from life’s best indulgences. Splurge on Top 8 Allergen Free Chicken Quesadillas with Alison Bunce, while she gives you the best tips about dining in and out.

 

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The Gluten Free Travelers

Topic: Tips & Tools for Traveling Gluten Free
Location: Demo Stage

Learn from The Gluten Free Travelers (aka Jodi Brauer & Lindsey Erlick) about how to plan an awesome gluten free vacation or staycation!

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Erin Smith & Sloane Miller

Topic: Dating With Dietary Restrictions
Location: Lecture Stage

Dating can be fun while still being allergen-free and gluten-free. Allergic Girl, Sloane Miller and Gluten-Free Globetrotter, Erin Smith will tell you how! We will be talking about the emotional and practical challenges of dating with severe life-threatening food allergies and celiac disease from the viewpoints of a single woman and a newlywed.

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Sloane Miller & Chef Danny Maggio

Topic: Simple & Sumptuous Summer Meals
Location: Demo Stage

These top 8 allergen free meal ideas are made in a snap! Allergic Girl, Sloane Miller and Executive Chef Danny Maggio of Nick and Stef’s Steakhouse in NYC will be cooking up your new favorite recipes and sharing cooking tips and tricks.

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Tiffany Hinton

Topic: Mom’s Guide to Healthy & Energizing Snacks
Location: Demo Stage

Easy allergy free snacks you can make at home to help you stay energized and smiling. Including smoothie pops, mini muffins and more. Take home your own copy of Mom’s Tips for Keeping the Flying Monkeys Away.

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Jereann Zann

Topic: Gluten Free & Dairy Free Cupcakes
Location: Demo Stage

Join Celiac Mama for a kid-friendly demo to learn how to make delicious cupcakes, 3 different kinds of frosting and share simple decorating tips to take your cupcakes to the next level.

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Minneapolis 2018 Lecture and Demo Schedule http://www.glutenfreefoodallergyfest.com/minneapolis-2018-lecture-and-demo-schedule/ Wed, 11 Apr 2018 19:19:14 +0000 http://www.glutenfreefoodallergyfest.com/?p=16336 Click on each topic to get more information about the presentation.

Lecture Schedule Saturday:

11:00-11:50 am – Marlaine Maahs – How to Quit Carbs: A Practical Survival Solution
12:00-12:50 pm – Dr. Amanda Cartee – KEYNOTE: Beyond the Gluten Free Diet: What’s Next in Celiac Disease Research
01:00-01:50 pm – Dr. Rory Faherty – Heal your Gut, Heal your Body
02:00-02:50 pm – Rasa Troup – Honoring Your Body With Fuel You Deserve

Demo Schedule Saturday:

11:00-11:50 am – Hy-Vee – Dinners Made Easy
12:00-12:50 pm – Kathy Schwartz – Orange You Glad It’s Cake?
01:00-01:50 pm – Marie Porter – Delicious Dips
02:00-02:50 pm – Jennifer Reynolds – Chicken and Waffles

Lecture Schedule Sunday:

11:00-11:50 am – Jenna Drew – Boosting Mood and Managing Emotions with Essential Oils
12:00-12:50 pm – Dr. Imad Absah – KEYNOTE: Gluten Related Disorders: Is gluten the latest dietary villain and who should be on gluten free diet?
01:00-01:50 pm – Dr. Rory Faherty – Food Allergies 101

Demo Schedule Sunday:

11:00-11:50 am – Kari Hauger – Crab Cakes
12:00-12:50 pm – Jennifer Reynolds – Easy Summer Side Salads
01:00-01:50 pm – Clover Meadow Bakery – Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

 

Marlaine Maahs

Topic: How to Quit Carbs: A Practical Survival Solution
Location: Lecture Stage

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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Dr. Amanda Cartee

Topic: KEYNOTE: Beyond the Gluten Free Diet: What’s Next in Celiac Disease Research
Location: Lecture Stage

Join us for a 50 minute session where we review hot topics in celiac disease research, from celiac disease testing to medications. Dr. Amanda Cartee is training in Gastroenterology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and will complete her training in June 2019. She has a special interest in celiac disease and has been working with Dr. Joseph Murray during her training.

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Dr. Rory Faherty

Topic: Heal your Gut, Heal your Body
Location: Lecture Stage

Digestive distress, decreased immunity, mood instability, food allergies, and hormonal imbalances are only a few of the many issues caused by poor gut health and insufficient digestion. Unfortunately, much of the prescribed treatments may provide temporary relief from symptoms, but functional medicine uses a personalized care model focused on the root cause of dysfunction to offer sustainable health transformation. Dr. Rory will teach strategies to improve your gut health, immune function, response to stress, and more with the help of functional medicine!

Topic: Food Allergies 101
Location: Lecture Stage

Dealing with food allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities can be uncomfortable, crippling, and even dangerous. These adverse food reactions contribute to far more than just digestive distress and are increasingly being recognized as an epidemic worldwide. You will learn how to identify, manage, and overcome food allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities and their complications! Dr. Rory from the Minnesota Center for Functional Medicine will teach simple and sustainable approaches to fight back (and even heal!) from common food offenders and truly take control of your health.

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Rasa Troup

Topic: Honoring Your Body With Fuel You Deserve
Location: Lecture Stage

Explore challenges and barriers to healthy gluten-free eating. Rasa is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, ISAK 1 Certified Anthropometrist, Beijing 2008 Olympian, and Registered Dietitian at University of Minnesota Health.

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Hy-Vee

Topic: Dinners Made Easy
Location: Demo Stage

Come watch and learn from a local Twin Cities Hy-Vee Dietitian all about how easy dinners can be with Hy-Vee.

 

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Kathy Schwartz

Topic: Orange You Glad It’s Cake?
Location: Demo Stage

Bring Home the Sunshine! We have a new muffin and mix that will bring sunshine to your mouth. Using our NEW Orange Blossom Honey Muffin Mix, we have created a delightfully fresh orange cake. Sure to please anyone’s palate, our orange cake is certified gluten free. To help with other allergies, it is also dairy and soy free! Using a local honey may also help with seasonal allergies. Easy to make and wonderful to share. We hope you give it a try and love it as much as we do! Now available on Amazon!!

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Marie Porter

Topic: Delicious Dips
Location: Demo Stage

These crazy cool dips are not something your grandma made. The Jalapeno Artichoke Dip similar to Psycho Suzie’s or the Dill Pickle Dip will definitely make your appetizer be the talk of the party. Marie is the author of multiple cookbooks: Beyond Flour, Beyond Flour 2 and More than Poutine.

 

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Jennifer Reynolds

Topic: Chicken and Waffles
Location: Demo Stage

These aren’t your typical chicken & waffles, though. Learn from the Sauce Goddess how to make crunchy cornmeal waffles then topping them with awesome slow roasted BBQ chicken.

Topic: Easy Summer Side Salads
Location: Demo Stage

The Sauce Goddess loves to grill, but a good main dish needs an awesome side dish, too. Learn how to make a light and fresh cucumber salad along with a sweet heat broccoli salad. Both recipes won’t have the usual creamy sauce either!

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Jenna Drew

Topic: Boosting Mood and Managing Emotions with Essential Oils
Location: Lecture Stage

Discover How to Manage Your Emotions Naturally – Join Jenna as she walks us through how to handle the emotional side of Celiac Disease and learn how gut health can alter mood and emotions.

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Dr. Imad Absah

Topic: KEYNOTE: Gluten Related Disorders: Is gluten the latest dietary villain and who should be on gluten free diet?
Location: Demo Stage

Dr. Imad Absah is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He graduated from Damascus University and did pediatric training at the American University of Beirut. He then moved to the States where he completed his residency at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York before completing his pediatric gastroenterology fellowship in 2012 through Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education. Dr. Absah specializes in celiac disease and has presented his research nationally and internationally. He aims to find non-invasive assessment tools, improve healing and quality of life, and, hopefully, prevent any long-term complications.

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Kari Hauger

Topic: Crab Cakes
Location: Demo Stage

Just in time for summer, these restaurant style crab cakes are easy to make at home! Kari from the local blog, Minneceliac, will show you how to make this gluten-free recipe using simple and fresh ingredients found at your nearby Hy-vee.

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Clover Meadow Bakery

Topic: Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
Location: Demo Stage

Healthy Desserts made with your needs in mind!! Learn from the vintage bakery girl how to whip up a little bit of happy in 30 minutes or less! These goodies are so mouthwatering you may forget to snap a photo for your friends!

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Columbus 2018 Lecture and Demo Schedule http://www.glutenfreefoodallergyfest.com/columbus-2018-lecture-and-demo-schedule/ Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:31:36 +0000 http://www.glutenfreefoodallergyfest.com/?p=15989 Click on each topic to get more information about the presentation.

Lecture Schedule Saturday:

11:00-11:50 am – Tiffany Hinton – Mom’s Steps to Removing Inflammation
12:00-12:50 pm – Mary Kay Sharrett RD – KEYNOTE: Nutrition & The Gluten-Free Diet
01:00-01:50 pm – Jen Cuevas – Keto or Paleo? Grain-Free Is the Key!
02:00-02:50 pm – Jenna Drew – Boosting Mood and Managing Emotions with Essential Oils

Demo Schedule Saturday:

11:00-11:50 am – Stacy Stratton – Smoothies & Juice Drinks
12:00-12:50 pm – Sonny Marie’s – 3 Magical Meal Hacks with Sonny Marie’s
01:00-01:50 pm – Julie Morrison – Grain-, Dairy- & Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets
02:00-02:50 pm – Deb Holcomb – Gourmet Made Easy

Lecture Schedule Sunday:

11:00-11:50 am – Colette Chandler – Surviving & Thriving in a Gluten-Free or Allergy-Free Lifestyle
12:00-12:50 pm – Erica Dermer – Myth Busting the Gluten-Free Diet
01:00-01:50 pm – Jen Cuevas – Fundamentals of Grain-Free Cooking

Demo Schedule Sunday:

11:00-11:50 pm – King Arthur Flour – Gluten-Free Biscuits
12:00-12:50 pm – Julie Morrison – Easy Homemade Ravioli
01:00-01:50 pm – Tiffany Hinton – Mom’s Guide to Healing Gut Inflammation

 

Tiffany Hinton

Topic: Mom’s Steps to Removing Inflammation
Location: Lecture Stage

This educational course will teach you the five steps to heal your inflammation. Tiffany Hinton will share the answers you have been looking for to heal your gut and make your pain go away!

Topic: Mom’s Guide to Healing Gut Inflammation
Location: Demo Stage

Learn how to make 3 power foods to add to your daily routine that will help your gut to heal faster. These 3 foods will help you gain energy and decrease bloating. Join Tiffany Hinton as she explains how to add to your week and get the recipes too.

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Mary Kay Sharrett, MS RD LD CNSC

Topic: KEYNOTE – Nutrition and the Gluten-Free Diet
Location: Lecture Stage

Join Mary Kay Sharrett, a registered dietitian with Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus as she tests your gluten-free labeling IQ, answers your questions about the gluten-free diet and more!

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Jen Cuevas

Topic: Keto or Paleo? Grain-Free is the Key!
Location: Lecture Stage

The hottest new dietary trend is the ketogenic diet, followed closely by a Paleo lifestyle. Is one of these right for you? Jen will outline the differences between the various lifestyles and offer ways to be successful in navigating the details, while providing a simplified approach through grain-free living.

Topic: Fundamentals of Grain-Free Cooking
Location: Lecture Stage

In this interactive session, Jen will touch on the common areas of difficulty for those wanting to successfully follow a grain-free lifestyle while living gluten-free. Bring questions and any stumbling blocks for an open time of sharing solutions.

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Jenna Drew

Topic: Boosting Mood and Managing Emotions with Essential Oils
Location: Lecture Stage

Discover How to Manage Your Emotions Naturally – Join Jenna as she walks us through how to handle the emotional side of Celiac Disease and learn how gut health can alter mood and emotions.

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Stacey Stratton

Topic: Smoothies & Juice Drinks
Location: Demo Stage

Start your day off right! Find out how you can make simple smoothies and delicious juice drinks, that your family will love. Besides learning new recipes, you’ll also learn the many benefits of adding these healthy drinks to your diet.

 

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Sonny Marie’s

Topic: 3 Magical Meal Hacks with Sonny Marie’s
Location: Demo Stage

Hacks for breakfast, lunch and dinner using Sonny Marie’s products will be featured. Hang out with DoughBoy Danny Coleman as he shares his unique tips & tricks to navigate through this gluten-free lifestyle, for both kids and adults. Kids will also have the opportunity to come on stage to receive Celiac Awards AND grab from the Sonny Treasure Chest for a extra surprise for attending the presentation!

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Julie Morrison

Topic: Grain, Dairy & Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets
Location: Demo Stage

Quick and satisfying, these chicken nuggets are oh-so reminiscent of the drive thru window, but gluten, grain and dairy free, and pretty much all around better for you! Learn how to make some homemade fast BBQ and honey wasabi sauces to dip them in and you’ll have a new family favorite!

Topic: Easy Homemade Ravioli
Location: Demo Stage

Learn how to make and freeze gluten, grain and dairy free Sausage & Pepper Ravioli in record time and start enjoying some pasta again in your gluten free life! This recipe is designed to make a dozen ravioli, and includes information on how to get the recipes for the Chicken Pesto, Beef & Portobello and Butternut Squash flavors too!

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Deb Holcomb

Topic: Gourmet Made Easy
Location: Demo Stage

Learn from a gluten-free cooking class instructor and passionate homeopath how to make gourmet meals with ease.

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Erica Dermer

Topic: Myth Busting the Gluten-Free Diet
Location: Lecture Stage

If you are new to the gluten-free diet, curious about eating gluten-free, or not sure what is fact or fiction, it’s time to find out. Join Celiac and the Beast Blogger and Managing Co-Editor of Gluten Free & More Magazine Erica Dermer as she busts the common myths about the gluten-free diet and living life with celiac disease.

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King Arthur Flour

Topic: Gluten-Free Biscuits
Location: Demo Stage

Join King Arthur Flour as we demonstrate how to use the popular Measure for Measure flour to create delicious gluten-free biscuits. You’ll come away with the understanding of ingredients and techniques to make gluten-free baking easier to implement in your own home.

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Colette Chandler

Topic: Surviving & Thriving in a Gluten-Free or Allergy-Free Lifestyle
Location: Demo Stage

Colette Chandler, co-owner of Colette and Frank’s Gluten Free Goodness has some tips for you because being gluten free and/or allergy free is not easy for anyone; if you are new or you’re a seasoned veteran. Learn what steps help you survive and even thrive in the kitchen, on-the-go, while traveling, and more. Learn some kitchen hacks reduce your time in the kitchen so you can spend more time with friends and family.

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What’s Your Wish? http://www.glutenfreefoodallergyfest.com/whats-your-wish/ Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:15:04 +0000 http://www.glutenfreefoodallergyfest.com/?p=15113 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 http://www.glutenfreefoodallergyfest.com/strike-a-pose/ Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:47:19 +0000 http://www.glutenfreefoodallergyfest.com/?p=15078 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.

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Visit Enjoy Life Land at the GFFAFest http://www.glutenfreefoodallergyfest.com/visit-enjoy-life-land-at-the-gffafest/ Wed, 30 Aug 2017 20:38:36 +0000 http://www.glutenfreefoodallergyfest.com/?p=12357 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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Visit Indianapolis! http://www.glutenfreefoodallergyfest.com/visit-indianapolis/ Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:59:34 +0000 http://www.glutenfreefoodallergyfest.com/?p=1577 By Suzanne Rampton

With Small-Town Charm and Big-City Options, Indianapolis Has Something for Everyone

 

Whether you like outdoorsy activities or you’re a “shop ‘til you drop” day-tripper or you enjoy learning about art, history, flora and fauna – there is something special in Indy for you. We’ve outlined several Indy-style experiences with fun and worthwhile sites to see, as well as places to eat.

 

The Cultural Experience

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The New York Times named Indianapolis among its 52 Places to Go in 2014, citing the new $63 million Indianapolis Cultural Trail, consisting of an eight-mile walkable and bike-friendly pathway that connects five downtown historical neighborhoods. You can pedal through town by taking advantage of Indy’s Bike Share program, which launched in May. Additionally, Indy offers an abundance of world-class museums, sports venues, parks, hotels, restaurants and nightlife. You can even travel back in time with an elegant horse-drawn carriage tour of picturesque downtown Indy.

Tops on any list when in Indy, no matter your age, is the world-class Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens, which is visited by more than a million guests each year. Acclaimed aquarium and dolphin shows are held daily. The zoo plays a major role in worldwide conservation. Animals are grouped in biomes that closely resemble their native habitats. There’s always something in bloom at the 3.3 acre White River Gardens, included with regular zoo admission. The Indianapolis Zoo has partnered with Riley Children’s Hospital to develop healthy food options and posts some allergens and menu ingredients on the zoo website.

Indianapolis is also home to some wonderful museums for children, historians, sports buffs and connoisseurs of the fine arts.

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is the largest of its kind in the world, with nearly 475,000 square feet. Five floors of exhibits are designed to be interactive, allowing children to participate and explore. In the popular Dinosphere, kids discover the clues that helped scientists learn about dinosaurs, along with special fossil specimens. This museum recently earned the top spot in the Best Museum for Families category in a readers’ choice poll conducted by USA Today and 10best.com. Its food court focuses on sustainable foods and includes allergy-friendly options.

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The Indianapolis Museum of Art, founded in 1883, is among the ten largest and oldest general art museums in the nation, housing more than 54,000 works spanning 5,000 years. On the IMA grounds are also a year-round historic greenhouse and the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park, 100 acres of woodlands, wetlands and meadows. The IMA Cafe offers a number of gluten-free, allergy-friendly options.

The unique Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art houses an extensive collection of Western American and Native American art, paintings and sculptures. The museum’s Mihtohseenionki gallery explores Indiana’s indigenous peoples—the Delaware, Miami and Potawatomi—through preserved rare objects, historical photos and interactive displays. Although the museum cafe does not offer allergy-friendly options, many other dining options are available close by.

The Indiana State Museum tracks the history of Indiana from dinosaurs up to the Civil War, World War II and the present. In a beautiful, modern setting along the picturesque Whitewater Canal, the museum also has a sculpture walk dedicated to the 92 counties of Indiana, an IMAX theater and a gift shop with unique Indiana-related souvenirs and memorabilia. The Farmer’s Market Cafe at the ISM features foods from the heartland and has several allergy-friendly options.

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Besides these gems, there are more museums in and around the Indy metro area to suit just about every interest.

James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home

Conner Prairie Interactive History Park

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum

NCAA Hall of Champions

 

Where to Eat Nearby

Adobo Grill uses traditional cooking methods and ingredients, such as jicama and cactus, showcasing the regional cuisines of Mexico. The menu, which changes with the seasons, always includes inspiring gluten-free choices. Expect creative, contemporary, authentic Mexican cuisine, not Americanized Mexican dishes.

BARcelona Tapas re-creates a tapas bar that you might find in Madrid, Barcelona or Seville. When weather permits, dine al fresco and enjoy the breeze, along with traditional tapas (small plates to share), a list of gluten-free options and the best sangria around.

California Pizza Kitchen goes the extra mile to safely prepare gluten-free pizzas with four classic pizzas now available in gluten-free versions. Other menu offerings include salads, grilled meats and seafood with full allergen listings available.

Fogo de Chão is an authentic Brazilian steakhouse where gaucho chefs expertly grill 16 cuts of meats and serve them tableside—all you can eat. There is no gluten-free menu needed here because all but a handful of items are naturally gluten-free (check with the manager to know what to avoid). Don’t miss the extensive salad bar and piping hot gluten-free Brazilian cheese rolls served fresh to your table.

Cafe Patachou, owned by Martha Hoover, has garnered local, regional, and national accolades, including having been named one of the “Top Ten Places for Breakfast in the Country” by Bon Appetit Magazine. There are now five Cafe Patachou locations serving made-to-order omelettes, salads, soups, sandwiches, and desserts, spreading the love to Indianapolis residents and visitors alike. Patachou started offering gluten-free options long before the rest of the restaurant world. Another excellent dining choice owned by Martha is Napolese Pizzeria.

Greek Islands Restaurant offers authentic, homemade Greek food—and belly dancing every Friday and Saturday night. All guests (including those who are allergy-sensitive) are treated like family. Greek Islands was one of the first local Indy restaurants to create a gluten-free menu. If you tolerate dairy, call ahead to request a gluten-free version of the famous Greek flaming cheese, saganaki. They offer full gluten-free lunch and dinner menus and accommodate other allergy requests. There’s plenty of free parking behind the restaurant.

Harry & Izzy’s, an upscale American grill in the heart of downtown, is classy and sophisticated with a lively bar. Harry & Izzy’s is the sister restaurant of Indy’s St. Elmo Steak House. It offers some of St. E’s classic dishes (don’t miss the spicy shrimp cocktail, if seafood is tolerated) but with more variety, including gluten-free, allergy-friendly offerings.

PF Chang’s, a stylish restaurant serving contemporary Chinese cuisine, is always ahead of the curve with many gluten-free and allergy-friendly Chinese options. They offer a huge menu, everything cooked fresh to order in a pleasant and relaxed environment.

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Scotty’s Brewhouse is truly a local favorite, the ultimate sports bar in a city that loves its sports teams. Scotty’s has worked with local gluten-free groups to provide a broad menu of gluten-free offerings that includes appetizers, salads and the most creative burgers on the planet (complete with gluten-free buns on request). On a summer evening, sit outdoors in the heart of
the city.

Weber Grill Restaurant, owned by the company that set the standards for outdoor cooking, prepares its food on authentic Weber charcoal kettles. The restaurant offers broad gluten-free offerings (including gluten-free buns) and also customizes for other allergies.

Yats delivers spicy, no-holds-barred Cajun and Creole dining that’s straight from New Orleans, with daily special menus.
(Be sure to call in advance to see what gluten-free, allergy-friendly dishes are offered that day.) A recent New York Times review wrote that Yats is “a celebration of neo-psychedelic paintings, great music and excellent food.” The reasonable prices can’t be beat.

 

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New Urban Experience

If poking around quaint, fashionable and unique shops is your thing, get up to the Northside of Indy and take in the historic towns of Carmel and Noblesville and visit Clay Terrace, an open-air shopping center.

Carmel Arts & Design District has unique boutiques, specialty retail stores and eight galleries featuring painting, sculpture, photography, art glass and more from local and international artists working in contemporary styles from impressionism to neo-realism. Don’t be fooled by the amazingly lifelike sculptures sprinkled throughout the district’s sidewalks, created by renowned artist J. Seward Johnson, Jr. Within the district is Carmel Old Town Antique Mall, with 62 shops featuring antique goods from jewelry to home goods and clothing.

Noblesville has a charming historic downtown. Shop for antiques and other treasures at the Noblesville Emporium and Antique Mall, composed of 225 shops. Don’t miss the Hamilton County Museum of History at the notorious Courthouse Square Jail, where a teenage Charles Manson did time for petty theft, and the unique Indiana Transportation Museum, showcasing authentic railway cars, from locomotives to cabooses.

Clay Terrace is a people-friendly open-air style mall with more than 80 shops lining a large public walkway. Antique lighting and pleasant landscaping help create a town square feel. Happily, Clay Terrace is also home to many restaurants that are allergy-friendly.

 

 

Where to Eat Nearby

Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano starts with a bang, bringing delicious gluten-free Italian flatbread to the table upon request while you await your meal. This casual Italian spot sports a very extensive gluten-free menu of delicious choices.

Divvy has highly creative and unique menu items, with gluten-free and allergen-free options noted. Divvy up some dishes to share the dining experience with friends.

Kona Grill serves up modern American grill favorites and sushi and takes great pride in offering full gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan menus.

Mitchell’s Fish Market, whose claim “fish any fresher would still be in the ocean,” stands up to its promise. Fish is delivered daily, with an impressive gluten-free menu that changes to match the catches of the day.

Puccini’s Smiling Teeth offers an extensive gluten-free menu with gluten-free options for pizza (with plenty of creative toppings) and pasta, along with appetizers, salads and low-carb Italian chicken dishes.

 

 

The Nature Buff Experience

Two exceptional back-to-nature experiences await you on the north-western side of the city, less than a half hour’s drive from downtown Indy.

Eagle Creek Park boasts nearly 4,000 acres of land and 1,400 acres of water. Park activities include sailing and boat rentals, hiking trails, swimming and tons of beautiful areas for picnicking. For the adventurous, be sure to visit Go Ape, a treetop adventure course with zip lines, Tarzan swings and log balancing. At the unique Earth Discovery Center, you’ll find exhibits and natural history information about native wildlife, insects and plants, as well as a beautiful deck with a view of Eagle Creek Reservoir. You might want to stop first at Georgetown Market, where you’ll find plenty of gluten-free and allergy-friendly foods and snacks for a picnic.

Traders Point Creamery in Zionsville is a picturesque family-owned organic dairy farm and artisan creamery. Check out the Friday night farmers’ market or take a self-guided tour through the beautiful pastures where you’ll likely spot deer, hawks, blue herons and even an occasional bald eagle. Cow milking takes place daily around 4 pm and is open to the public. Traders Point offers a great learning experience for the kids and a beautiful pastoral respite for folks of all ages. Be sure to plan a meal at the creamery’s Loft Restaurant.

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Where to Eat Nearby

Abuelo’s has a Mexican courtyard-themed atmosphere with all dishes made from scratch. The gluten-free menu includes tamales, fajitas, soft tacos and a variety of meats and fish.

Donatos, Brownsburg location, has an extensive gluten-free pizza menu, including gluten-free crusts on a variety of pizzas. Donatos has excellent allergen-prep systems in place.

Outback Steakhouse, Carmel location, developed its gluten-free menu in cooperation with the Gluten Intolerance Group. This Australian-themed steakhouse includes a large selection of gluten-free steaks, seafood, chicken and salads.

Red Robin, Michigan Road location, is one of the kid-friendliest restaurants anywhere, serving burgers on gluten-free buns, salads and even gluten-free fries.

Ted’s Montana Grill brings Ted Turner’s Western flair to the Midwest, offering a variety of burgers (beef or bison), seafood and salads. The gluten-free menu includes classic salads, cedar plank salmon and lettuce-wrapped burgers.

The Loft Restaurant, at Traders Point Creamery, is a farm-to-table restaurant with emphasis on local organic sources, including many creative gluten-free and allergy-friendly options.

 

A 16-year resident of the Indianapolis area, Suzanne Rampton is a board member of GlutenFreeIndy (glutenfreeindy.com) and has lived gluten-free for nearly ten years due to severe gluten sensitivity.

 

Travel Tips

Here are a few suggestions to make your trip to the Indianapolis area as enjoyable as possible.

 

Transportation

Except for the very walkable downtown area, you’ll get more out of your visit to Indy if you have a car. There’s plenty of parking all around the city (parkindy.net). Be aware that the bus system is not tourist-focused nor does it travel outside the Indianapolis city limits. Cab services are available but typically only by advance arrangement (Yellow Cab, Indy Airport Taxi, Uber).

Weather

There’s an old Hoosier saying about Indiana weather: “If you don’t like it, just wait a few minutes and it will change.” This is especially true in summer, where a morning can start as a gorgeous sunny day and end with a drenching thunderstorm. For summer, pack clothing suitable for blissfully warm (or even hot) weather, as well as rain, and consider making contingency recreational plans if your intended activities are primarily outdoors. It’s wise to check a good weather app on your smartphone for the latest conditions.

Go GF

Travelers on a special diet should look for restaurants with gluten-free menus. If an eatery happily accommodates gluten-free customers, chances are the staff and chef are educated about and sensitive to other dietary needs.

Be Clear

Each restaurant handles food prep differently. Inquire every time about ingredients used and cross-contamination. Emphasize that you have celiac disease or a food allergy, so that staff take your questions and concerns seriously.

Use Technology

Your smartphone and the Internet will enhance your travel experience. Download apps on your mobile device to find restaurants with high ratings from diners who have food allergies and sensitivities. Log onto restaurant websites for menus. Use opentable.com to make reservations and alert staff to your dietary needs.

 

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