Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Gluten & Allergen Free Expo is coming, the Gluten & Allergen Free Expo is coming!!

The Gluten and Allergen Free Expo is coming to Dallas!  Well - actually The Plano Convention Center on October 26th and 27th.

I have been chosen as an "Official Expo Blogger" and am so excited!  Honestly I would blog about it anyway but it was nice to be recognized.  

Gracie and I went together last year and LOVED IT!  There was so much to see, do and TASTE!

Lets start the Top 5 Countdown for the Gluten Free Expo:

1.  FOOD!  And lots of it.  Everything there Gracie could taste - and she did!

Gracie doesn't eat a lot of things and what she does is pretty much the same things (quesadillas, cereal, pizza dip. peanut butter sandwiches on Udi's bread and fried rice.)  At the Expo she tried EVERYTHING and it really opened here eyes to new ideas.  It was great to see her trying different things and finding things she loved.  Pizza - LOTS of pizza!  Chicken nuggets, cakes, cookies, muffins, smoothies, pasta, cereal - you name it it was there to try.

I love that there is a good mix of established  as well as new Gluten Free businesses - I love that the gluten free product industry is growing and getting better and better every day.  I love that we are no longer forced to choose between nasty, dry, cardboard GF foods and delicious, moist and "taste like normal" foods.  I love that that is a place we can find things we might not otherwise find them.  I love the Gluten and Allergen Free Expo!  I also love that Gracie is so excited.

We hope to see you there!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

The 2013 Gluten Free Expo in Dallas is set!

The Gluten and Allergy Free Expo has been scheduled in Dallas for October 26th and 27th!  It is such a great time for those who must be gluten free because EVERYTHING there is GF!  Samples, information, coupons and a lot of things we never knew about PLUS door prizes.  It is so eye opening and proves that GF need not be boring.

It is $20 for adults for one day and $5 for children. Worth every penny!  

There are other Expos in other cities across America. If you can't come to Dallas go to the Expo someplace else!  You won't be disappointed. 

Udi's did it again! "Flour" Tortillas!!

Troy and I are tortilla connoisseurs and our family eats them several times a week. Filled with eggs for breakfast, tacos, burritos, quesadillas and sandwich wraps. Our favorite is by far the Flour Tortillas from Central Market. They are made inhouse and they are wonderful. Gracie eats corn tortillas and really likes them but she has missed flour tortillas.

While shopping at our local "Health food store" (shout out to Herbs &More!) I found gluten free "flour" tortillas!!  Or Udi's Plain Tortillas as they call them. They were $4 for 8 tortillas and I decided to try them.

At lunch I told Gracie I would make her a quesadilla because she loves quesadillas.  I handed it to her
 and she took a bite then immediately spit it out. "MOM!!  These are FLOUR tortillas!"  "Yes they are ." MOM! I am Gracie!!  I can't have flour tortillas!!"  "Now you can!"  Poor dear thought I had lost my mind.

She loved them!  They were soft and had a slight chew to them. They toasted really nicely and didn't taste GF. There was no grittiness or dryness like many GF products have. Even though they are more expensive they will be on our must have on hand list.