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Our Favorites from GFAF – San Diego 2018

Our Favorite Finds from the Gluten-Free and Allergen Friendly Expo San Diego – 2018

2018 marks my 3rd year attending the Gluten-Free Allergen Friendly Expo in Del Mar, and my 3rd being a blogger and ambassador. It is the first expo of the year I attend, and one of my favorite to get a peek at some new products and my new favorites.

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GFAF is Coming to San Diego in February of 2018

The Gluten-Free & Allergen Friendly Expo is Coming to Del Mar – WIN TICKETS!!!

– February 10th and 11th –

Tickets to the Del Mar show were provided to me free of charge courtesy of GlutenFreeMediaGroup and this post may contain affiliate links but this in no way will influence the post to follow and all opinions are my own.

The Gluten-Free Allergen Friendly Expo is the THE place to discover, learn and find valuable samples and coupons of your favorite gluten-free products.

The Gluten-Free & Allergen-Friendly Expo features over 100 exhibiting brands, samples and coupons, discounted products will be available for purchase (in case you find something you HAVE to buy), classes that are related to the gluten-free and allergen friendly lifestyles, the opportunity to meet brands and bloggers and a free reusable bag to hold all your new discoveries! Continue reading

My Freaky Saturday: Disney’s Freaky Friday in La Jolla

My Freaky Saturday seeing Disney’s Freaky Friday at the La Jolla Playhouse

There is nothing comparable to live theater, and musicals are no exception. I have been going to live theater shows at the La Jolla Playhouse since I was a young teenager. I have seen Rent, Shakespeare plays, one man shows and huge ensembles, all from 1st or 2nd row center seats. Now that I am older, my father’s season tickets never go to waste since Jason has the same love of theater I have.

Since we are such live theater fans, when we were asked if we wanted my father’s tickets to Freaky Friday we jumped at the chance. I grew up watching the original movie and then the mid 2000’s version.

I have always loved the story of a mother and daughter switching places, dealing with each other’s problems and finally seeing the value in the other side. I was intrigued and excited to see this story in a musical version.

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7 Tips for Attending the Gluten-Free & Allergy Friendly Expo

7 Tips for Attending the Gluten-Free & Allergen Friendly Expo

The Gluten-Free Allergen Friendly Expo is one of my highlight’s events that occur throughout the year – and I was so excited when it returned to San Diego, in it’s first stop in the 2017 expo seaon.

As I have mentioned before the Gluten-Free Allergen Friendly Expo is the THE place to discover, learn and find valuable samples and coupons of your favorite gluten-free products. The Gluten-Free & Allergen-Friendly Expo was presented by Gluten Free Media Group and is sponsored by Udis’ and Glutino. The Gluten & Nut Free Area Presented by Enjoy Life Foods.

This is the United States largest gluten-free and allergen-friendly expo and attracts people from the Celiac community, people suffering autoimmune/inflammatory diseases, people with gluten sensitivities.

Here are 7 tips for attending The Gluten-Free Allergen Friendly Expo

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2017 Gluten-Free & Allergy Friendly Expo in San Diego

2017 Gluten-Free & Allergen Friendly Expo in Del Mar, CA

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The Gluten-Free Allergen Friendly Expo was one of my highlight for events this past year – and I thrilled it is returning to San Diego in 2017!!

The Gluten-Free Allergen Friendly Expo is the THE place to discover, learn and find valuable samples and coupons of your favorite gluten-free products.

The Gluten-Free & Allergen-Friendly Expo features over 100 exhibiting brands, samples and coupons, discounted products will be available for purchase (in case you find something you HAVE to buy), classes that are related to the gluten-free and allergen friendly lifestyles, the opportunity to meet brands and bloggers and a free reusable bag to hold all your new discoveries! Continue reading

2016 Gluten-Free & Allergy Friendly Expo in San Diego

2016 Gluten-Free & Allergen Friendly Expo in Del Mar, CA –

Win a Ticket!

Win tickets to San Diego showAs a blogger I often get opportunities to do fun things and every once in a while I get the chance to include you in on the fun – this is one of those times!!

The Gluten-Free Allergen Friendly Expo is the THE place to discover, learn and find valuable samples and coupons of your favorite gluten-free products. The Gluten-Free & Allergen-Friendly Expo features over 100 exhibiting brands, samples and coupons, discounted products will be available for purchase (in case you find something you HAVE to buy), classes that are related to the gluten-free and allergen friendly lifestyles, the opportunity to meet brands and bloggers and a free reusable bag to hold all your new discoveries!

I am so excited to be attending this years show myself and seeing what my favorite gluten-free companies have up their sleeves.

Is there something special you want to see, but are unable to make it? Let me know and I will try to get you some information. I will be updating and sharing on Instagram from the Expo, and will be doing a post or two about the show so be sure to check back for a post show wrap-up.

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Charlie’s Classic Cooking Review

Let me start by saying that the products featured in this post were provided to me free of charge courtesy of Charlie’s Classic Cooking, but this in no way influences the review to follow.

Charlie’s Classic Cooking Review and Giveaway

Piled and readyWe have busy days around here – Jason works 10 hours a day and I work 12+ hours on this blog each day. Between him and I, the idea of having to cook after a long day is a little more than exhausting. Most days we gravitate towards the easiest thing to cook, which is usually chicken. I can tell you from experience that chicken does get tiresome, there are only so many ways to cook it.

It is no secret that as a blogger I get some unique opportunities for not only review but events and experiences. Jason and I have talked for a while about the concept of food being pre-made and put in the refrigerator for heating when we are ready. There has been a hesitation in us, that was until I had the opportunity to finally try this method of meals. I was lucky enough to get 4 days, which was the equivalent of 16 meals, from Charlie’s Classic Cooking in Escondido.

What is Charlie’s Classic Cooking? Charlie’s Classic Cooking is the catering company run by Charles “Charlie” Heineke in Escondido, California.  Chef Charlie is a native San Diegan is passionate about food and shopping local markets for the freshest sustainable fields. Chef Charlie started his career as a dishwasher, and he quickly moved up to line cook – while completing his education in food service production and then later in food service management. During his 15 years as a chef of Mission Bay Hospital he developed dietary programs tat met the demands of patients, staff and visitors. Implementing his 25 years of experience gives Chef Charlie a unique over others. Click here to read more about Chef Charlie!

Charlies Classic Cooking offers Meal Plans (full meals delivered to your door), Cooking Classes (this is for friends and family to learn to cook), Cooking Club (this is for YOU to learn different cooking techniques), Catering (offers a variety of catering options) and Kitchen Rentals (a certified fully stocked commercial kitchen is available for rental/use).

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