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Gluten-free Food and Allergy Fest

It’s been over a year in the planning and it seems hardly possible that we are here now!

Last year I was researching information for one of my blog posts and completely accidentally ran across information for this expo for gluten-free food and products. I figured it had already happened and was about to click away when I realized it was 2 weeks away and at a location we could get to fairly easily. Long story short we attended both days of the show and conducted my first interview and posted a couple videos from that weekend. While we were here I asked about the possibility of coming to the next show to share my cookbook, do signings and more interviews for my YouTube channel (Gluten-free Life Hacks). It’s been a process, but here we are!!! Tonight we began setting up the booth!

I shot a really quick video while they were trying to get us to leave for the night, but here it is!

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Just so excited (and definitely nervous) to actually be here! If you happen to be in Portland attending the Gluten-free Food and Allergy Fest- stop by and say hi! We have giveaways happening and would just love to meet some of you in person!

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Our COOKBOOK!!!!

Words can’t describe how excited I am to say that! Our cookbook is a real thing! After working on it for the past year it was so amazing to get to hold it my hands and see it become a reality! I did a short really silly video that shows my pure excitement the night I was given the book.

150+ Gluten-free Family Favorites video

I’ll be posting another blog post soon, but I just wanted to share this great news with you all!

 

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Top 5 GF Baking Tips

Here is a quick list of some baking tips I’ve learned throughout the last several years.

  1. First- give yourself some grace. Gluten free baking is tough- but not impossible. Don’t give up the first time something doesn’t turn out right- keep trying! 
  2. Don’t be afraid if GF baking batter looks more wet then you are used to.  I’ve learned that GF baking can dry out easily and so moist batter is almost essential to not have a dried out result.
  3. Stick to the recipe the first time you try a new GF dish. GF baking can be very tricky, and may have slightly different steps or ingredients then you are used to. Give yourself a baseline before you make changes so you can decide if you like the changes or if you like the original recipe.
  4. When using some of the wonderful boxed mixes that are available now add a teaspoon of vanilla to help it taste more homemade. (I picked that up from someone else. 😊)
  5. Spray muffin papers or muffin tins no matter how wet the batter is with a non-stick spray. GF baking tends to leave some of the baked goods behind in the tin or muffin papers- a perfect cupcake or muffin can come out if you spray it first.

So there are my quick gluten free baking tips. Hope they help!