Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Gluten and Allergy Free Expo was FANTASTIC!

Gracie and I really thoroughly enjoyed the Gluten and Allergy Free Expo yesterday in Dallas!   We met   a friend who is also gluten free and we ate ourselves silly with all of the great foods!

I am not gluten free so I know what gluten-y goodness taste like.  I always try Gracie's foods to see if it meets my test of "Good for gluten free" or "Good - just good! regardless of it's gluten status."

When we walked into the main meeting room I exclaimed "This is exciting!" and it was!  We arrived first to a snack table followed by another snack table then we rounded the corner and they were serving PIZZA!  Good pizza at that from Against the Grain Gourmet.   It was "Good - just good!" They also had bagels which also passed my test!

We tried several pizzas (really - is there such a thing as a bad pizza?) lots of bread (some better than others), cakes (it is all about texture), pasta (the one we tried was not a hit - one bite told us that.)  We finished up with Creme Brûlée - oh my word!

Gracie's favorite samples were the Against the Grain Gourmet pizza, the Allergy Free Foods Chicken Breast Nuggets and Local Oven breads!  Her favorite "moment" was meeting THE Pamela from Pamela's Products!  Gracie is a big fan of her cookies (especially the chocolate ones) and they will have some new products coming out soon!  She was really sweet.

Gracie got talking to a man about his smoothies and he frightened her by saying if she has Celiac she should stay away from dairy and sugar because they will make her sick.  She then thought about it and decided not to believe him because she would have to give up cookies and milk!   She sure does love her cookies and milk!

Pamela and Gracie
Gracie's Favorite Chicken

All in all we had a great time!  Gracie loved being able to try EVERYTHING without worry and talk to people who actually knew what gluten free means.  I loved watching her actually eat without worry. She tried everything there!  We loved it and can't wait until next year!

Monday, September 3, 2012

The Gluten and Allergy Free Expo is in Dallas again!

The Gluten and Allergy Free Expo is in Dallas again this weekend! It is a great place to learn about products that are out there and to try new things.

Troy took Gracie last year (I was still "in the bed" w/my broken leg.) She was amazed with all of the choices and he was amazed at how much she ate! Not only that - she won door prizes! Who doesn't love a door prize?

We learned about places in Dallas that we never knew about before, we tried products we wouldn't have easily come across and Gracie didn't have to hear "Lets not risk it."

See you there!