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Wednesday
Feb152017

San Diego GF & AF Expo

I was very fortunate to attend the San Diego GF & AF Expo as a Blogger.  All the bloggers were greeted with a Blogger Breakfast sponsored by BFree.  Our hosts were very welcoming and answered my many questions.  I am very new to the GF world.  Over the recent years I have been learning as I go about food allergies as well as environmental and chemical allergies.  When we learned that my husband's migraines and health issues could be helped by going gluten-free, I knew the GF & AF Expo would be perfect for us to attend.

                  

After having allergic reactions to food I am hesitant to try new foods, however, I felt very safe and confident sampling foods at the GF & AF Expo.  On all the tables there is a display card that lists the allergens that are present.  The representatives at the booths were also knowledgeable and open about talking the ingredients and processes associated with their food.  I felt very safe.

     

My husband attended with me and he loved it.  Our children have multiple allergies so he was very delighted to be able to sample foods and brands that we could add to our safe food lists.  Because of our children's food allergies he had to give up many of his favorite foods, including peanuts.  He was very happy to have found SunButter.  We took a few samples and he liked it so much he actually ate it out of the container, as if it was a container of ice cream.  We entered to win a case of it by taking our photo at the show.  I don't think we won, but SunButter won him over!

 

 

I am not a salad person, but after trying Spinato's Balsamic dressing, I wanted a salad!  Spinato's pizza is also amazing!  This is one of my newest favorite brands.

    

Another highlight of the GF & AF Expo was the Enjoy Life Foods booth.  Enjoy Life was the first brand our children loved after finding out their multiple food allergies.  At one point we practically bought all the remaining stock of the Enjoy Life brand products from the Las Vegas stores closing when the Fresh and Easy grocery chain closed.  I was so excited to see their new products and my children were so excited to devour the Enjoy Life samples we brought home. 

We brought home a lot of samples and learned a lot.  We have added a few new brands and foods to safe list, all thanks to our GF & AF Expo experience.  Our children have added Homefree cookies and Milton's Gluten Free Cheddar Cheese Baked crackers to their favorites list.

As for my husband and his gluten-free experience the expo was the first time he ever ate so much without feeling bloated or sick.  He has also gone migraine-free since he has gone gluten-free.

Thank you to the GF & AF community for being so welcoming!

Learn more about the GF & AF Expo coming to a city near you at http://gfafexpo.com/

 

  

 

 

 

 

Sunday
Jan222017

San Diego GF & AF Expo - Free Ticket Giveaway!!!

Being that my own family has multiple allergies and we have number of people in our lives that live gluten free, finding quality and new food products can be very stressful.  Finding brands, what to eat, cooking and baking based on dietary restrictions are overwhelming.  I was very excited to learn about the GF & AF Expo. 

Imagine a place where gluten free and allergy friendly foods all in one place!  I would be surrounded by others who know how important giving attention to food ingredients and food restrictions are!  I would finally feel like I'm not alone!  I can add more options to our family's world of food.

The GF & AF Expo, I imagine, is an inviting place where gluten-intolerant and allergy sufferers can come together, try new foods, and not be alone in the world of food restrictions!  Throughout both days there will be classes running as well as demos in the vendor areas.

This will be my first time attending and lucky me I will be joining the GF & AF Expo San Diego Blogging Team!

Join me at the San Diego GF & AF Expo! Purchase tickets here.

30% off  w/ code EARLYBIRD (thru 1/10)
20% off w/ code ADVANCE (thru 2/10)

February 11-12, 2017

10:00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturday the 11th

10:00 am – 3:00 pm on Sunday the 12th

Del Mar Fairgrounds-Wyland Center
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014-2216
858-755-1161
www.delmarfairgrounds.com

Parking-$13 for weekend pass and is payable by cash or credit card.

Click HERE to view a map of the grounds. All attendees will enter through the Main Gate.

I will be giving away 4 tickets!

To enter, simply comment below why you would like to attend!  Winners will be chosen on Feb 5!

(I apologize to all, there was an error previously when anyone would comment.  It should be working now.)

Sunday
Jan222017

Me + You

Wednesday
Dec282016

Looking Forward

Sunday
Dec252016

Nevada Ballet Theatre's Nutcracker

The Nutcracker has been a Christmas tradition for so very long.  I am so happy we finally got to witness the magic of the Nutcracker.  It was enchanting as it was beautiful. My family enjoyed it greatly. 

  

As a little Christmas token for my two little monsters, this set of Nutcracker wooden nesting dolls awaited them at home.  They loved them!  The Nutcracker allowed us to take time and enjoy the beauty of the season without the overpower of technology.  The Nutcracker will definitely become a must do for our Christmas' to come!   

Wednesday
Dec212016

A Bright December Night at the Neon Museum

"December to Remember" at Neon Museum.

What is Christmas without beautiful lights?  What is Las Vegas without neon signs?  Seeing the historic neon signs of this city's past all lit up on a December Night is definitely a Christmas treat!  Unfortunately, we arrived late and didn't fully enjoy the Christmas event with a visit with Santa or ornament making.  However, seeing these signs lit up in bright Christmas candy colored lights was a an amazing opportunity! Such a beautiful night! 

        

  

Wednesday
Dec212016

My Christmas Cuties!

Tuesday
Dec132016

Friday
Dec092016

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Friday
Dec092016

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