Gluten Freedom Week! Take 2!

Again!

No one was more disappointed that I was that I was out of town during the inaugural launch of Gluten Freedom Week earlier this year.

No one was more thrilled than I was to be in town for the second round! Continue reading “Gluten Freedom Week! Take 2!”

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Taste of Toronto – 2014

I still wasn’t feeling 100% when I woke up on Sunday morning, but there was no way was I passing up my last chance to experience the first edition of “Taste  of Toronto”. Though finances and dietary restrictions limited my tasting experience, I still got a “taste” of what everyone else experienced and I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed myself!

One of the great joys of living in Toronto is the abundance of amazing, epicurean offerings available. From 5 star restaurants headed by up  famous chefs, to local neighbourhood eateries and watering holes, to annual ethnic street festivals in every neighbourhood, to an ever expanding and epic food truck culture.

If there is one thing that NOBODY complains about when visiting Toronto, it’s a lack of food choices

TOR_9236So when I heard that Toronto had been chosen as the first “Taste of…” destination in North America, I was thrilled and not surprised in the least.

From it’s humble beginnings as a single festival in London ten years ago, Taste has grown into a worldwide foodie phenomenon, with “Taste of ” festivals now running annually in cities throughout the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. Continue reading “Taste of Toronto – 2014”

Fresh Corn, Tomato, & Avocado Summer Salad!

CornTomatoAvocadoSaladI love to cook, and as you’ve seen, I often post photos of my creations on Instagram But I mostly make it up as I go along. Which is fine, until the shouts of “recipe please!!” show up in the comments. So… in the spirit of sharing, I’m going to attempt to give y’all some recipes to go along with the “food porn” as my friends put it.

Fresh Corn & Avocado Salad

This is one of my go-to summer salads. It’s so easy, and so fresh, and works well as a side dish, a stand alone salad, or a shareable snack with tortilla chips! (gluten free/organic/non-gmo of course 😉 ) Continue reading “Fresh Corn, Tomato, & Avocado Summer Salad!”

Gluten Free Expo Toronto 2013

When people ask me “what is the hardest part about having to live gluten free?” I usually say “the inconvenience”. The “diet” itself isn’t that hard. Simply eating a clean diet of fruits, veggies, meats, fish, and dairy you prepare yourself is pretty easy actually. But, once you step outside the safety of your own kitchen and cooking skills, the task becomes much harder. No … Continue reading Gluten Free Expo Toronto 2013

in gluten free bagel bliss!

Seriously, it took me one year. ONE WHOLE YEAR, to find the perfect gluten free bread. Over the holidays I discovered not one, but two amazing products. Udi’s & Aiden’s. Udi’s, popular in the U.S., just finally made it up here to Whole Foods. I tried their pizza crust and their bagels. Both rocked! The bagels however were closer in texture to a kaiser bun … Continue reading in gluten free bagel bliss!