Tuesday, September 12, 2017

      I can't believe a year has passed and it is already time for the GFAF Expo in Secaucus , NJ.  I have once again been chosen to be a blogger for the Expo.  My family and I are so excited every year for this event.   The event is held every year in October at the Meadowlands Exhibition Center.  The Expo is a place for anyone who suffers from celiac decease,  gluten intolerance, auto immune diseases or anyone who is in need of living a gluten free lifestyle.   They also have several vendors who offer allergy friendly items as well.   The event is 2 days packed with vendors of all kinds from food, beauty and health.  All of whom offer free samples and giveaways and who are there to share what they have to offer to anyone in need of being gluten free.

There will also be classes, cooking demos, and more.  The event is so much fun as well as educational.  My family looks forward to it every yearend can't wait to be back.  This years event
 will take place October 14 from 10 - 4 and October 15 from 10 -3.  If you are interested in learning more about the event check out their website - GFAF Expo.

  I am also excited to announce that I am giving away 2 tickets to the GFAF Expo.  Check out my latest video about the expo and how to enter to win!

                                              This is truly an event not to be missed!!

                                  To purchase tickets click here:  GFAF Expo Tickets

Thursday, August 25, 2016

       It's that time of year again and I am so excited!!   The GFAF Expo  is making its way back to Secaucus, NJ on October 15th and 16th 2016.  This is a wonderful event for those who have celiac disease, gluten intolerance and other allergies.   The expo consists of exhibitor booths and educational   classes for a gluten free and allergy free lifestyle.  The event is great way to experience and learn about all the gluten free and allergy friendly items that are available, including food, beauty and more!
      At the expo there will be over 100 brands.  You will be able to sample products, receive coupons, samples, purchase items, receive discounts on some products and even get a bag to fill up with all the goodies!!

  I am excited to be returning to the expo this year as a blogger.  I will be vlogging as well to share my experience.   It was an amazing experience last year.  My family and I enjoyed it so much!  Kids and adults will both enjoy this event.  My kids are thrilled to be going again!

I will also be running a giveaway for tickets to the expo.
I will be giving a 1 day ticket to 3 lucky winners!! ( value $15 plus tax)

ENTER TO WIN HERE:  https://gleam.io/d215Q/gfaf-expo-ticket-giveaway

Purchase tickets here: GFAF Expo tickets
30% off  w/ code EARLYBIRD (thru 9/14)
20% off w/ code ADVANCE (thru 10/14)

Check out last years blog:GFAF Blog 2015

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                                                        GFAF Expo Haul 2015

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Sunday, April 24, 2016



      We Recently received our first Vegan tuck box!!   We were excited to try these different and unique foods and snacks.  I have bean recently changing my diet from vegetarian to vegan and wanted to find and experience the varieties of  snacks and foods that are available.  Although the rest of my family is not vegan they do love trying them out as well!  
     Vegan tuck offers a variety of boxes to choose from.   I chose the Ultimate box, which contains 10 - 13 sweet and savory vegan snacks.  Check out this awesome first box!

The first thing I tried were the coconut milk caramels. 

I LOVE caramel!! I was so excited to try these.  These caramels from JJ's Sweets Cocomels were simply delicious!!  The ingredients are amazing too.  It is nice to be able to have a sweet treat without additives or fillers.  

These Lenny and Larry's cookies were everyones favorite.   We divided it into 4 and gave it a try.  It was huge and delicious.   Low in fat and lot's of fiber too!  

These Angelic crackers were something different.  They had a texture similar to a shortbread cookie but savory.  Very interesting and different.  I don't think I would repurchase but they were fun to try.  They do also make cookies.  I would be curious to try those since these crackers have a cookie texture to them.

This dairy free chocolate was very different too.  I am not a fan of white chocolate but I did try it.  It had a smooth consistency and sweet, but I am more of a dark chocolate lover.   My son did enjoy it though!!

We did very much enjoy the other chocolate bars that were in the box.  The Eli's Earth Bar was so delicious.  As well as the Vivani Chocolate Bar with cornflakes was my favorite sweet in the whole box!! My favorite savory snack was the Burts chips in Thai sweet chili flavor. AMAZING!!  I would definitely repurchase these!  The whole family loved them! 

We  really enjoyed our first Vegan tuck box.  There were several snacks that we would definitely repurchase thanks to getting to try them first.    

I highly recommend trying the Vegan tuck box.  Every month you will receive a different variety of snacks to try.  What a fun and convenient way to try out vegan snacks!!

Get your subscription here:  https://vegantuckbox.co.uk/product-category/vegan-boxes/

Use code : blog20 to get 20% off a subscription

Read about Chrissy and Kelly and how they created the Vegan tuck box: https://vegantuckbox.co.uk/how-it-works/our-ethics/

Check out my youtube video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JBu7pwsoP8

* Disclaimer - I was sent this box for review. I was not paid for my opinion.  All opinions are honest and my own. 

Sunday, April 3, 2016


 My family and I love subscription boxes.  It is always fun to get something in the mail and try something new.  
      We recently got our very first GREAT KIDS Snack Box This box is full of healthy, natural, some organic and gluten free snacks.  Since this is a kids box it was addressed to my children so they could get excited about getting their own subscription box in the mail.  Kids love getting surprises and kids LOVE snacks!!  

They had so much fun trying the snacks.  It was great having a variety of snacks for their school lunches, as an after school snack or when we are on the go.  There were sweet treats, salty ones, protein bars, freeze dried fruit,  fruit snacks, crackers and even jelly beans!!!

What a great sweet treat for the Easter Holiday!  These YummyEarth jelly beans were great. They even have 100% vitamin C! They loved them!

They also loved the Late July Organics nacho cheese chips.  A really good, tasty, healthier alternative to other chips.

My son really enjoys fruit of all kinds.  He was super excited to see a variety of fruit based snacks in the box such freeze dried fruit, apple sauce, baked apples and fruit snacks.

These WOW cookies were really good as well.  Gluten free / wheat free cookies are usually what we prefer in our home so this was another treat they really enjoyed.  They are made with simple ingredients and no additives.   The kind of treat every parent wants their kids to have!

Another amazing snack and one we have never seen before is these ABBA Paleo Bars.

These bars were created by 2 holistic doctors for their own children and they are free of any syrups, sugar substitutes or sugar alcohols.  Like the package says they are YUMMY!! They are also high in fiber and protein and made with simple, all natural ingredients.  we were pleasantly surprised how good it was. ( I tried this one too!!)  YUM!! I think this snack is a great one for both kids AND adults!

These were just a few of their ( and mine too!) favorites.  There were so many great snacks!  The GREAT Kids Snack Box is such a great subscription box for kids.   It is also great for parents because it is easy and convenient way to allow your kids to have snacks and not worry about added ingredients that kids just don't need.  We absolutely love having the box shipped to us every month full of 30 great snacks.  They also offer a gluten- free 30 snack box as well as a 20 snack box.   I would highly recommend checking out this snack box.  We all want our kids to be healthy but get to have snacks and treats too without all the additives and artificial ingredients and preservatives  that are in many other snacks.  I highly recommend this snack box!!

Check out my full unboxing of our first GREAT Kids Snack Box . 

Our second box.

* DISCLAIMER : I was sent this box for review.  I was not paid to give my opinion. 
All opinions are  honest and my own.

Friday, December 25, 2015

                          Time for a giveaway!!!

Here's your chance to win an GFAF Expo in a box!! Send Me Gluten Free is a monthly subscription service that sends you new gluten free products. You’ll get full-size and sample size food, personal care items, supplements and household products that support your gluten free lifestyle.  Each month you  get 8 - 10 items to try. Each month is different! You can subscribe month to month, 3 months , 6 months or 12 months. 

Check out my latest video of my December unboxing to see how you can win!

For a monthly subscription check out SEND ME GLUTEN FREE!

20% off use code BLOG20

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


         I am so happy to have experienced this event this year for the first time!  The event was so much fun!!   My family and I spent the day experiencing such great food and products.  There were so many great companies.  Some of which are new companies sharing their gluten free products for the first time.

                What brought me first to the expo was the fact that my son and I have a gluten intolerance (allergy).   He has been on a primarily gluten free diet since he was a toddler to control behavior.  As he has gotten older it isn't as bad but we still strive to keep him gluten free as much as possible.  It has become easier over the years also with more and more companies creating gluten free products.
The reason for myself becoming gluten free is because I have suffered for years (unknowingly) from SIBO http://glutenintoleranceschool.com/small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth/ , until finally 4 years ago and several tests later I was diagnosed.  So to control it I eat a gluten free diet.  My hubby and daughter do not need to be on a gluten free diet but they LOVE  gluten free foods!

              So our adventure began in the early morning, Saturday  October 3rd , 2015.  We were so excited we were up and ready to go for our drive to New Jersey.  When we arrived all the bloggers got to meet up with Jen the founder of the GFAF Expo and with Marc Migdal from MASSEL.  MASSEL was the blogger sponsor for the event.  MASSEL was nice enough to give us a wonderful gift box filled with their great products.
                               I am so excited to try them!  They are gluten free AND vegan!!

                                               Next we received our "goodie" bags :

which we filled with more goodies throughout the day!!

We stopped by the enjoy life foods photo booth and took our pictures.  So much fun!
They also had a booth where they gave out some of their chewy bars and cookies too.  My kids LOVED the caramel apple ones!! They also had bowls of Plentils chips to sample.  Then once you try them you would tell them what your favorite flavor was and you would get a single serving size bag of that flavor! YUM! My favorite was the dill and sour cream.  

At the GlutinoUdi's, and Earth Balance booth they made delicious grilled cheese sandwiches, buffalo meatballs made with their new buffalo style pretzels and had the pretzels themselves to sample.  Hubby said the meatballs were AMAZING!!!  He went back for seconds AND thirds!! 

Another favorite because we are a pizza loving family was our stop at the Smart Flour Foods booth.   The pizza was so good!  You would never know it was gluten free.  The crust is made from ancient grains sorghum, amaranth and teff which give it added nutrition, had a perfect crunch and chewiness.   

I don't know about you but I love a good piece of bread.  I love toast for breakfast in the morning with  SunButter ( who was also at the expo) and a banana.  I am always looking for gluten free bread that tastes great.    There were several bread companies and bakery's at the expo.  The standouts for my family were Canyon BakeHouse which had samples of bagels with  cream cheese which were so delicious.  My son had several since bagels and cream cheese are one of his favorites!! We also loved Meredith's Bread .  We purchased a loaf of their peasant bread and a large black and white cookie ( my husbands request - he loves his sweets!).  

We also enjoyed trying the NEW Schar Artisan white bread.  Thank you Schar for the free loaf!! So glad to find a gluten free bread that is tasty and has good nutritional value!

Now how about some gluten free sweets!! These were some of our  favorites from the Expo.  ALEIAs had some samples of a variety of their cookies such as coconut macaroons, 

chocolate and peanut butter!  They were so tasty and made with simple ingredients.
We also enjoyed tasting cookies from My Dad's Cookies.  
We loved them so much we bought a package of their black and white cookies and chocolate chip.
We also purchased some cake and bread mixes from My Grandpa's Farm.  They are amazing! So much flavor and so moist.  We couldn't stop tasting them! They sell a variety of cakes mixes, breads, pizza dough mix and pancake mix.  Definitely makes baking a whole lot easier!

    They also had some classes during the event.  I went to the class given by Jenna Drew.  The class was "Essential Oils for Digestive Wellness".  As someone who uses essential oils but still learning about them it was great to learn some new things.  Some of the oils she discussed were lavender, clove, lemon, frankincense, and peppermint.   Peppermint is a great oil to help with digestion.   She discussed how oils can be used to help the mind, and body.

    There were so many more companies at the expo who had such great gluten free and allergy friendly foods and products.  We enjoyed this day so much knowing that everything was safe for anyone living a gluten free lifestyle or has other food allergies.  At the end of the day we left with our bellies full,  our bags full of treats, samples, coupons, information to help families with allergies and most important smiles on our faces!!  My kids said they can't wait till next year. That goes for me too!!

Check out my GFAF Expo Vlog :

And my GFAF Haul Video:

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Monday, September 28, 2015

   It's almost time!! I am so excited!! The expo is less then a week away!! (October 3rd and 4th 2015) As a blogger for the expo, I am excited to share my experience.  Check back soon and I will be posting a blog on my experience and I will also be vlogging as well for my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTDQGg6b4G-4Tt9J87lYkxA

I can't wait to see all the companies such as Glutino, Udi's Gluten free, Massel, Enjoy life and so many more......and try all the great products that  they have to offer for people with allergies.  

If you still want to go to this fantastic event you can still get tickets in advance till October 2nd.
Click this link and you can get tickets for 20% off!! Click here  http://ow.ly/PXnsx  to get your tickets!!