The Gluten Free and Allergy Expo Take 2!!


I am so excited to announce that I will be an official blogger for the Atlanta Gluten Free and Allergy Expo!!! My mom, sister and I went to the expo two years ago in New Jersey and it was such an incredible experience! It’s basically a gluten free girls dream, samples, on samples, on samples, on samples, and EVERYTHING is Gluten Free!!


(My goodie bag from 2 years ago)

Every year since that amazing experience I have wanted to go back, but being a student at Emory I always seemed to be in Atlanta when the Expo was in New Jersey and in New Jersey when the Expo was in Atlanta. This year, as soon as I found out I would be in Atlanta for its return, I circled the date on my calendar and told my roommate who is Gluten and Dairy Free to block that date off of her calendar!

I am so excited to go again and try all of the new products and samples from my favorite brands. I am also excited to meet some of the local places that I never knew existed. The way we originally found out about the GFAF Expo was because of my grandparents. They were in Stirling, NJ and ran into a bakery called Gluten Free Gloriously. The bakery told my grandparents that they were low on stock because they were busy preparing for the GFAF Expo. My grandma called me and introduced me to the Expo, (I have since ordered multiple birthday cakes from Gluten Free Gloriously) and soon after I bought my ticket to the expo and was in awe. There were many local vendors like Gluten Free Gloriously! Although I only have a month left in Atlanta before graduation, I am so excited be introduced to more incredible local Gluten Free Vendors at the upcoming Atlanta GFAF Expo.

Join me and Gabe at the GFAF Expo on April 18th at the Cobb Galleria Center! Right now only tickets are 20% off! You can purchase them here using code ADVANCE. You can also get a FREE 1-year subscription to Delight Gluten Free Magazine if you purchase an Expo ticket online thru 4/17.


Want FREE tickets?! Stay tuned for tomorrows post as I will be providing instructions for how to win tickets to the 2015 Atlanta GFAF Expo!!

For more information on the expo visit

Beefy Mac and Cheese

It is my second week back at school and my roommate and I have cooked numerous successful and…unsuccessful meals… all of which I forgot to take pictures of. However today was my favorite new recipe we tried. Beefy Mac and Cheese courtesy of Food Network Magazine’s October 2012 issue. We made a few substitutions to make the dish Cow Dairy and Gluten Free. The recipe is below but the dish was definitely a keeper.


We substituted the pasta for Barilla Gluten Free Penne, the breadcrumbs for Glutino bread crumbs. For the flour we used the Glutino All Purpose Flour. For the butter we used Earth Balance Original, for the milk we used Almond Milk Original. For the cheese we used Goat Gouda. Next time we make the dish we want to include more bread crumbs and leave it in the broiler longer to make the dish more crispy but we were rushing. Also, my stomach is super sensitive to spices so we left out the chili powder.


Our cheese sauce never thickened in the pot, we don’t know whether it was the gluten free flour or whether we didn’t whisk it enough so if anyone else tries the recipe please let me know if the same thing happens to you. Despite the sauce not thickening I think the dish still turned out well.