Follow up to Recap of the Nourished Festival

A couple other vendors of the Festival worth mentioning:

Snackin’ Free – The founder of Snack’ Free, Laura Savinovich, created a dedicated gluten, grain, dairy, soy, and peanut free bakery. They are paleo certified. She started on this path in search of a non-invasive way to improve her own health and now she is helping others through food to live a healthier lifestyle.

Their address is 41539 Kalmia Street, Suite 102, Murrieta, CA



Pamper Me Pantry – A quarterly subscription box. With your purchase of a quarterly subscription box, you will help raise dollars for families in need. It also provides new options for families looking to live a healthier lifestyle by providing trial and full-size gluten free and dairy free products from the natural products community.

100% of the proceeds benefit children with Autism. Boxes are sent quarterly, $34.99 per box. Each box has a minimum retail value of $125.


Highlights of the Gluten-Free/Allergen Friendly Expo in San Diego

I was invited to be a blogger for the Gluten Free/Allergen Friendly Expo in Del Mar, California at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The Expo was awesome!  It was great getting to know other bloggers, exhibitors, and listening to some of the speakers.  Topics covered were the Paleo Diet, gut health, FODMAP, and more.

Do you know someone who has an allergy to gluten?  The Expo has specialty products that you can sample, taste great, and you can learn how to cook and bake with some of these products to meet your or your families’ dietary needs!

What is gluten?

Gluten is a general name for proteins found what such as wheatberries, durum, semolina, spelt, farina, farro, einkorn, barley, and rye. Gluten helps foods maintain their shape acting as a glue that holds them together.

Gluten can be found in many types of foods.

There is so much to share from the Expo!  Where to begin?! Here is a recap of the expo with photos!

First stop, the BFree booth for the bloggers’ breakfast. BFree supplied breakfast and goodie bags for the bloggers. We also received a goodie bag full of items from some of the exhibitors.




Stopped by the NIMA booth…The NIMA tests food if it contains gluten

and how much it contains



Next stop was the HealthAde Kombucha booth. I love kombucha.  Kombucha is fermented tea, that naturally contains probiotics and healthy organic acids. It has been enjoyed across countless countries for thousands of years as a delicious and refreshing beverage that makes you feel good especially your gut.






Betsy’s Best has nut and seed butters. Yummy, nut butter with cinnamon and chia seeds. Visit



SunButter is a healthy alternative to peanut butter for those especially kids with food allergies. Visit


Love Grown


I tried a sample of the Love Grown oatmeal. Delicious.

Gluten Free Pantry

I have a bad sweet tooth so I stopped by the Gluten Free Pantry booth.



The German Chocolate Cake was simply delicious!

Healthy Breakfast/Snack Alternatives



I first tried a go macro bar at Whole Foods.  These bars have organic, gluten free ingredients. Love them! Here is a link to their website:






These sweet potato snacks can be used to scoop hummus, salsas. etc. Sweetpotato Awesome is a brand new business! Visit


I loved going through the Enjoy Life booth which was set up like a maze. The Enjoy Life chocolate chips are the perfect alternative to the popular store brands.  The chocolate chips are dairy-free, soy-free, nut free, and gluten-free. The Plentils are also very good.  I am eager to try their other products.



At the Namaste booth, sampling their gluten free chocolate cake.



Do you love to bake? Try Ryze Gluten Free Flour Mix.


Chocolate chip cookie and shortbread samples


At the Keli’s Gluten Free Sauces booth.  I had a chance to speak with Keli and sample all of her flavors…they all were very good.  The Polynesian Sweet ‘n Sour Gluten Free sauce reminds me of being in Hawaii! Try using it to flavor sweet and sour ground turkey balls!

Visit her website:



Some gluten-free pastas and pizzas



RP Pasta

Pasta was very good…seasoned with sea salt and olive oil



Sampled pasta with the tomato basil sauce!  Delicious!



The gluten free tomato, basil and garlic was the best pizza I’ve tasted!  Yummy!

Here is the link to order Spinato’s pizzas, tomato sauces, and salad dressings!

Smart Flour Foods



Gluten-Free Snacks





SuperSeedz carries other flavors including Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Seeds


Expo Goodies the bloggers received




Chef Amy Fothergill is referred to as the family chef. Check out her cookbook: The Warm Kitchen. Her website:



Dr Ed Madrid, Functional Medicine



Dr. Madrid spoke about gluten and the effects of gluten on gut health.

gluten = inflammation =dysfunction in the intestinal tract = damage to the mucosal lining = Leaky Gut


Tiffany Hinton, the Gluten Free Mom – Her website:





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Come join us next year!  The Gluten-Free/Allergen Friendly Expo has expos throughout the US.  The next one is in Illinois. Stay tuned for expos in Georgia, Arizona, and Massachusetts in 2017!




Save the date for next year’s San Diego Gluten-Free and Allergen Friendly Expo!

gfafexpo112015-dthdrHey all,

I am excited that I am an official blogger for the San Diego Gluten-Free and Allergen Friendly Expo again next year! @GFAFExpo  I had such a blast earlier this year meeting the exhibitors, sampling new gluten-free products/allergen friendly products, and learning from the awesome speakers!

At this year’s San Diego GFAF expo, speakers discussed: How to convert recipes to gluten-free and dairy-free, Stop Poisoning Your Child at Home- How to Avoid Cross Contamination, Why Paleo Might Just be the Perfect Diet, and Getting Gut Healthy Again Naturally with Aloe.

Would you like to go for FREE?!!!  I am offering a ticket giveaway!  Just like my post and share on social media, you will be entered into a drawing.  Once you win, I will give you info on how to get your complimentary ticket!

Save the date and join us February 11 and 12, 2017 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds!

See you soon!


Shaline, CHHC

Some Quick ‘n Easy Dishes

Here are my recipes:

Purple cabbage, green cabbage, kale, carrots, fuji apple, orange zest, orange, and lemon juice. I made this healthy coleslaw using my Saladmaster machine. #vegan #raw #organic

Healthy Coleslaw

Brown rice pasta mixed with basil spinach pesto.  Top with your choice of veggies: broccoli, kale, zucchini, etc. and your choice of protein. #gluten-free #organic #vegan


Spiralized zucchini cooked at medium to low heat with basil spinach pesto.  Topped with turkey meatballs. #gluten-free

Spiralized zucchini with meatballs and pesto


Recap of the Healthy Living Festival in Photos

Here is a recap of the Annual Healthy Living Festival that takes place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego County.  I am a little late, the event was a couple weeks ago, but I finally finished downloading all of my photos.  There were lots of vendors with great products, cooking demos, speakers, and yoga and qigong classes.  I even learned qigong.  Arctic Zero was one of the vendors.  I don’t have a photo of their booth: however, their products are awesome.  Their booth was always busy since they were giving away free samples of gluten-free, soy-free, and dairy-free, and low glycemic frozen desserts!

Enjoy browsing through the photos.






Products by Chosen Foods

Chia Seeds, Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil, and even an avocado oil mayo!

Chosen Foods



Delightfully Free Cookbooks – The author, Tracy Hill has two editions.  They both have recipes that are gluten-free, dairy-free,

sugar-free, soy-free, corn, yeast, peanuts, and artificial sweeteners.







Farm Fresh Produce


Brian Clement of Hippocrate’s Health Institute’s Books



SupplementsExposed by Brian Clement


Millie’s Vegan Gelato


Krave Gluten-Free Jerky



One of the speakers

chakra system


Healthy Cooking Demo by Cooking 4 Life

Cooking 4 Life showed how to prepare a tasty vegetarian lasagna in 5 minutes and cook it in 20 minutes plus a 5-veggie salad with citrus dressing. She showed you how to get in and out of the kitchen in 2/3 less time with 2 to 3 times the nutrition.  No more overcooking the nutrients out of your food!



Entertainment on Sunday afternoon by Nouveau Cabaret Belly Dancers



Del Mar Fairgrounds



It was a fantastic event and I am looking forward to next year’s!

Had an awesome time at San Diego Gluten-Free and Allergen-Friendly Expo

I stopped by the Artic Zero booth.  Artic Zero is known for their Fit Frozen Desserts. Their desserts taste great without the unhealthy additives. Artic Zero’s frozen desserts taste like ice cream or gelato.
Artic Zero has several flavors including orange dream, vanilla maple, and chocolate peanut butter.

The desserts are fat free, low glycemic, certified gluten-free, nut-free, lactose free, and GMO-free.  And their desserts are high in protein and fiber.

Visit their website at for more information.Artic Zero pic