SORRY, BUT UNFORTUNATELY THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
With an unprecedented rise in Celiac diagnoses and a growing awareness of the impacts of the modern Western diet on our overall well-being, more and more people are looking at ways to reduce or eliminate gluten from their diets. But navigating nutritional claims, ingredient labels and restaurant menus can be a daunting task. Gluten-free gurus Rachel Bies and Rachael Hunt — the enterprising women behind GlutenFreedomTO and GlutenFreedomWeek — will help you get on the path to gluten freedom one step at a time.
This informative workshop will include tips on eating, pairing foods, reading labels, grocery shopping, and a gluten-friendly guide to what to watch out for when dining. You’ll also learn how to prepare an easy-peasy gluten-free Sunday night dinner: roast organic chicken, caramelized maple brussel sprouts and a white kidney bean “stuffing”, to show just how simple and delicious going gluten-free can be!
Rachael Hunt is a self-proclaimed foodie who enjoys the diverse food and beverage culture in Toronto. When she developed gluten intolerance a couple years ago, her ability to dine out and attend food events was impacted. Determined to not let this hinder her social life, she sought restaurants that were able to accommodate the gluten-free community and documented her findings in her blog. She soon realized that her passion for good-quality, allergy-friendly eats could become an exciting business venture.
Inspired by the number of foodie events around the city, she seized the opportunity to create GlutenFreedomWeek. This week-long event is intended to bring an element of inclusivity to the dining experience, where individuals suffering from the effects of gluten can enjoy a great meal at some of the city’s finest restaurants.
Rachel Bies is a graduate of Institute of Holistic Nutrition (honours) and a local Culinary Holistic Nutritionist. She’s the founder of Rachel Bies Nutrition, a company that specializes in meal plans, product reviews, lifestyle and nutrition overhauls, food deliveries, recipe development and living with diagnosis. She’s a social media expert and a consultant to restaurants & chefs. Her goal is to get people back into their kitchens and help them fall in love with food.
Her most recent projects include a food line for local gyms and partnering up with Rachael Hunt, founder of GlutenFreedomTO. Together they will be co-running the November version of GlutenFreedom Week and are hoping to make it even bigger and better than the spring version. You can follow her on twitter: @rachelbies, Instagram: thehealthybies and her blog: thehealthybies.blogspot.ca
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