The Joy of Sharing Food

I am brimming with gratitude for the response to our upcoming Gluten-Free Cooking Class and Vendor Fair on Saturday, August 20th. It's less than a week away and the emails, calls, tweets and posts are simply so exciting. I love that so many new friends and faces will be joining me for this gathering around delicious, nutritious, GLUTEN-FREE food, because really, that's what it's all about.

We connect through food. Even when, and sometimes especially when, we are adapting to eat around a health condition, sensitivity or immune response it is so important for us to build ways to remain connected to our community. So please join me as we come toge

ther, sample some gluten-free food and chat about all things gluten-free.

I am truly grateful to be collaborating with the amazing team at Whole Foods Market La Jolla and Marketing Manager Chassie Bell to offer this free event for our local gluten-free community. What an incredible resource for individuals and families with Celiac or gluten-sensitive children and anyone who cooks for these folks

These past few days I've heard from many of you interested in attending and curious about the recipes I'll be sharing. I am excited to bring you some fresh additions to your gluten-free repertoire - perfect for back-to-school and easy to whip up on a weeknight! I'm including some terrific vegan and vegetarian options and recipes that can be easily adapted. I'm also preparing dairy-free and nut allergy options - so there will be something for everyone. A few of these are my absolute favorites...recipes that we make again and again - hip, flavorful, nutritious AND simply delicious. You might even be surprised that they're gluten-free!

I'll be busy baking and hand-crafting samples at the end of this week. These are all-new recipes and won't be posted to my blog until after the class;-)

I'm also excited to see so many gluten-free vendors from near and far joining us to sample their foods and contribute to our fun gluten-free giveaways! Yup, that's right, the events are FREE and there are great GF goodies for you to take home. Simply register by visiting our Facebook event or contacting Whole Foods Market.

Call or email Whole Foods Market to RSVP at:

(858) 642-6700

LaJollaEvents@wholefoods.com

or visit Customer Service at the La Jolla store

In the meantime, ENJOY this beautiful day and check out a few of my favorite gluten-free recipes.

In Health,

Clea