An Afternoon of Tummy Love

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Gluten Free Garage with my boyfriend and a good friend from NYC. The Gluten Free Garage is Toronto’s original pop-up marketplace of all things deliciously gluten free. Jordyn Taylor, from NYC (who works for the New York Observer) snapped photos, while we spoke with vendors and sampled delicious food.
The Gluten Free Garage took place Sunday Nov. 17 at Artscape Wychwood Barns; it was founder, RonniLyn Pustil’s, third time running it.
I have worked at various gluten free shows, including the Gluten Free Garage last June, however I have never walked around as press, or as a customer. I got to taste lots of products and I am excited to share some of my favourite finds that I tried on that Sunday afternoon.
The colourful smokestack at Wychwood Barns
Hero Burger food truck (with only gluten free options) outside of the entrance.
A bird’s eye view, inside Wychwood.
Jody Leigh for Gluten Free. Remember the interview I had with her?

 

Bunner’s Vegan and Gluten-Free Bake Shop. I didn’t try anything this visit, but last time I tried their red-velvet cupcake.
enerjive Quinoa SKINNY Crackers at the Neal Brothers’ booth. BELLA and FIX.

 

No. 7 Mexican Hot Sauce. This hot sauce was HOT! Raw, vegan, preservative-free and gluten free. Hand jarred and packaged in Toronto.

 

Tori’s Bakeshop. Gluten free donuts and cookies. Don’t they look beautiful?!

 

Tori’s Bakeshop ba”con”. Hickory smoked coconut flakes that resemble the smokey taste of bacon. Very yummy!
Organic Works – a hearty gluten free bread that is flavourful and moist. Stay tuned for a delicious review in the next few days.
Dendy & Co – Polenta Cookies and Crisps. I love their cookies, especially the Chocolate & Vanilla. They have a bit of a grainy taste to them and a very interesting texture.

 

Jamie’s Cracked Corn – amazing kettle corn! It was so crunchy, sweet and salty. Very addicting.

 

We ended off the afternoon with a warm cup of fresh pressed apple cider. It was delicious.
Bye Gluten Free Garage! Until next time!

Nothing but…Wonderful!

Delicious eats, wonderful people, new friends, pictures and a view of the city…this was what I experienced tonight at Chobani’s amazing gathering. 
The night started off with riding a funky elevator to the The Fifth Grill & Terrace. To be honest, I was not exactly sure what kind of event I had been invited to. Once I got up to the terrace and was greeted by smiling faces, I discovered that this was a night of chatting and laughing with fellow bloggers and the lovely ladies from Chobani, and of course Chobani inspired food!
I had an absolute blast meeting everyone. It was so neat to meet other gals like myself who have a love for food and health! 
The hors d’oeuvres were outstanding! Who knew that you could create so many taste tantalizing dishes. I started off by trying the delicious split pea soup with Chobani yogurt and mint. (Sorry I lacked in taking food pictures!). Next was a chicken skewer in a sauce consisting of Chobani yogurt, soy, lemongrass and ginger (YUM!!!). I then had a spoon shooter of chop salad, it was romaine lettuce, red bell pepper, corn, and avocado with a creamy Chobani yogurt dressing. There was then a shrimp cocktail dolloped with a Chobani inspired guacamole, mmm I love avocados…and of course Chobani yogurt!
Stephanie from Snacking on Sunshine and I with the Chobani inspired split pea soup
Chobani inspired guacamole on top of shrimp 
The BEST part was the yogurt parfait bar. Stephanie from Snacking on Sunshine and myself were the first to grab our mason jars and fill up with yogurt goodness…I think we were a little keen on getting our treat! The yogurt parfait bar was almost like Yogurty’s or Menchies, it was just so much fun. I had plain Chobani yogurt with chocolate chips, pomegranate, vanilla and chocolate balls (yes I love chocolate), butterscotch syrup and mixed berries. Mmmm, mmmm, nothing but good ;)! 
My amazing parfait in a mason jar 🙂
Yogurt parfait bar!
Ali, Stephanie, Siobhan, Britta and I!
Britta from Red Bike in a Grey World and I!
I had so much fun taking pictures with fellow bloggers, learning about different blogs and exchanging Twitter names! Thanks for a great night Chobani, it was nothing but good wonderful!
Me and Mr. Yogurt! That is crazy love right there!

Stay posted for upcoming Chobani inspired recipes!