The Austin GFFAFest – the Austin Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest – took place last weekend.
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Austin Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest! It was pretty awesome to be able to do live TV and talk all about gluten
. It was also pretty awesome to share my book with the great state of Texas again. And it was awesome to give two presentations about living gluten free to fest attendees. I feel pretty damn honored to be a part of this whole thing.
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LET’S DIVE INTO OUR TIME IN AUSTIN YA’LL!
So great to see the Enjoy Life Foods
team again! And Non-GFBF is definitely happy I saw them because I came home with a suitcase packed with Plentils. They were a huge sponsor of the event. And no, they’re not wrapping up 210 lbs. of Plentils just for me. TSA wouldn’t go for that as my carry-on luggage…
We love seeing our FABlogCon friend Allie’s GF Goodies
. They are certified gluten-free and pretty amazing. While I’ve had her creations before, Taylor from GlutenAway and I split a crumble cake and it was so buttery and rich (but butter-free) and served as my meal for most of the day!
Celiac and the Beast friends’ Udi’s and Glutino were another key sponsor of the event. Of course they were out of the world excited about their new Big Pretzels
. I’m very proud of myself for only taking home one bag.
CATB sponsor, Beanfields
bean and rice chips, showed off their brand new packaging, along with their new white bean with sea salt chips.
launched their cups within the past year, and I have to say that the yummy blueberry scone mix looked like one of the best products on the show floor. They are certified gluten-free products – which I love. We’ve featured the roll cup from this line in past issues of Gluten Free & More magazine.
Gluten Free & More just launched their spring special issue
– available now on newsstands and online too! I wrote a few pieces in here – a food trends piece and a piece about my favorite kitchen gadgets!
was there with a wall of Cheezy Mac I just wanted to lay down on. Have you tried their gluten-free dairy-free mac and cheese yet? It’s one of my favorite. But you’ve got to like the taste of Daiya cheese. I’ve had people who can’t get into it, and I’ll say if you can’t do the cheese, you won’t be able to do the mac and cheese (seem obvious, I know). Also, try using less of the cheese sauce packet. I use about 3/4th of the packet and it’s awesome.
Have you had MyBread
? It’s pita bread guys, like real pita bread. Like, I could eat an entire package and not blink an eye, pita bread. I miss pita bread. Or should I say missed, because this is incredible. While the one pictured contains egg (DF/SF), there is also an egg-free version too that’s just as tasty. It’s also certified gluten free!
Ya’ll I love pie. I also like adorable pie that has crust shaped like Texas. How adorable is this? Pie Jacked i
s a vegan allergen-friendly pie company but they don’t ship yet and it breaks my heart. They’re so adorable and so good. I know I can make vegan/GF pie myself, but they do it way better.
Are you friends yet with Whole Note Gluten-Free Mixes
? Their mixes are great, and they offer a good selection that are also dairy-free. They’re also pretty sweet adorable people, and you know I like supporting folks like that in the gluten-free industry.
You know I love my Power Pasta. While there are plenty of brands that now do lentil pasta, I love supporting these guys. Give Power Pasta
some lentil love!
There were so many awesome vendors at the show, it’s hard to capture all of them in one post. Here’s a list of more that I saw at the show that you might love too!
King Arthur Flour
Modern Table Meals
Merchant Du Vin (Greens beer)
And I got to see plenty of friends including the Gluten Away crew, Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest staff (I only get to see them a few times a year!) , Amy The Family Chef, Lisa Musician the Food Allergy Dietician, Kim The Food Allergy Mom, GF Jenna, April Gluten Free Austin, Sarah Girl Meets Gluten, Elyse and more! I left with a full heart!
THANK YOU SO MUCH AUSTIN!
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