Gluten and grain free author encourages support of local food at festival

Sunshine Coast gluten and grain free guru and author, Tania Hubbard will be sharing her love of local food and gluten and grain free living at the Real Food Festival on 8th to 9th September.

The festival, to be held at the Maleny Showgrounds, 13 Stanley River Road, Maleny from 9am to 4pm daily is a celebration of the local food industry, showcasing an abundance of freshly grown, local foods from Sunshine Coast producers, manufacturers and restaurants.

Tania will be leading a discussion about how to easily integrate raw foods into a gluten and grain free diet in the Jeffers Market Wellness Space on Saturday, 8th at 11:30am. On Sunday, 9th from 11:30am Tania will be in the Natural Foodstore Real Food Kitchen creating one of her gluten free grain free recipes. Both sessions will be followed by a book signing in the Rosetta Books space at the festival.

Her cooking demonstration, called ‘Seeds of Change’, focuses on how a wide variety of seeds and nuts can be an easy, healthy and delicious feature in a gluten and grain free lifestyle.

“My presentation will look at the benefits of foods like chia and pumpkin seeds and how to prepare and integrate these ingredients into everyday foods,” Tania said.

“I will be demonstrating how to make cookies from scratch and also how to make a yummy tabouli using pumpkin seeds,” Tania said.

Tania, who was diagnosed with an intolerance to a protein found in grains several years ago, said her condition turned out to be a blessing in disguise, helping her realise her passion for food, which saw her develop her own gluten and grain free recipes and write and publish her own cookbook.

“My food isn’t just for Coeliacs and those with grain intolerance, it’s for everyone and anyone that wants to enjoy nutritious and wholesome cooking that tastes great,” Tania said.

“Using locally-grown, fresh and organic produce is the best way to create meals that are full of taste, texture and nutrition and I believe the Sunshine coast is home to some of the best locally-grown produce in Australia,” Tania said.

Tania’s cookbook, gluten free grain free – food we love,  will be available for sale at the festival and is packed with over 150 pages of mouth-watering recipes, information about stocking a gluten and grain free pantry, label reading and much more.

“I will also be showcasing my delicious bake@home range of cakes, biscuits and bread premixes, designed to make it even easier to cook great-tasting, gluten and grain free foods in the comfort of your own kitchen.”

Tania will also join Cyndi O’Meara, Louise D’Allura and Lucy Walter for a panel discussion at 2.30pm on the Saturday to talk about ‘what is the right diet for me?’

The festival is a full weekend of fun and fantastic fare, featuring more than eighty exhibitors and hosting a range of cooking demonstrations, kids activities, farm animals, talks and live local music. Entry is $12 for a one-day adult pass or $20 for both days. Children under 16 are free.

For a complete list of stockists of gluten free grain free – food we love  and the bake@home range, or to purchase online, visit www.glutenfreegrainfree.com.au.

Australian expert to feature at Wellington Gluten Free Food & Allergy Show

Finding foods that made her wake up happy changed Australian gluten and grain free cookbook author Tania Hubbard’s life, so she is sharing her experience at a special presentation at the Gluten Free Food & Allergy Show in Wellington on 25 – 26 August.

Tania Hubbard, author of cookbook gluten free grain free – food we love said the Gluten Free Food & Allergy Show was a great opportunity for thousands of New Zealanders with coeliac disease and gluten intolerance to come together and discover what’s ‘out there’.

The show will offer a wide variety of hypoallergenic and gluten free products and foods as well as featuring a number of free seminars and expert talks from some of New Zealand’s most notable industry professionals.

Tania Hubbard will be among the special guests, performing a cooking demonstration called ‘Seeds of Change’, which will focus on how seeds and nuts can be an easy, healthy and delicious feature in a gluten and grain free lifestyle.

“My presentation will look at the benefits of foods like chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and raw cacao nibs and how to prepare and integrate these ingredients info foods,” Tania said.

“I will also whip up my amazing chia, pumpkin, sunflower seed, cinnamon, fruit and almond muesli, using some of New Zealand’s finest local produce,” Tania said.

The Gluten Free Food & Allergy Show will be held from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, 25th and Sunday, 26th August at the TSB Bank Area in Wellington. Tickets to the event are $10 or $35 for a family pass; children under the age of ten are free.

Tania’s journey began several years ago when after suffering migraines, chronic fatigue and repeated bouts of pneumonia; she was diagnosed intolerant to the protein found in cereal grains.

“Since I was diagnosed, my life changed dramatically. I eliminated grains from my diet and all my symptoms disappeared,” Tania said.

“I was determined to continue enjoying food, despite my illness and restrictive diet, so I set to developing my own gluten and grain free recipes,” Tania said.

Tania’s condition turned out to be a blessing in disguise, helping her realise her talent and passion for food, which saw her go on to co-found the award-winning Husk & Honey Cafe with husband and business partner Eric, develop her own gluten and grain free bake@home range and write her own cookbook.

Tania’s cookbook, gluten free grain free – food we love, is packed with over 150 pages of mouth-watering recipes, information about stocking a gluten and grain free pantry, label reading and much more.

Tania said her cookbook aimed to provide delicious and easy recipes and also help people understand and enjoy gluten and grain free living.

“My food isn’t just for coeliacs and those with grain and gluten intolerance, it’s for everyone and anyone that wants to enjoy nutritious and wholesome cooking that tastes great,” Tania said.

“Food has turned my life around and I thoroughly enjoy helping others on their path to healthy eating,” Tania said.

For a complete list of stockists of gluten free grain free – food we love  and the bake@home range, or to purchase online, visit www.glutenfreegrainfree.com.au.

For more information about the Gluten Free Food & Allergy expo, visit www.glutenallergy.co.nz.

Australian’s to experience first taste of new gluten and grain free bread

For the unlucky estimated quarter of a million Australian’s with gluten and grain intolerance, eating bread has become nothing more than a cherished memory, but thanks to the Gluten Free Grain Free Company, bread is now back on the menu.

The Gluten Free Grain Free Company have just released Australia’s first gluten and grain free bread mix as well as adding a series of new biscuits and cake mixes to their very popular bake@home range.

Owner of Gluten Free Grain Free Company and co-founder of the award-winning Husk & Honey Cafe, Tania Hubbard said the bake@home range was designed to make it easier to cook great-tasting, gluten and grain free goodies in the comfort of your own kitchen.

“All our products are tried and tested in the cafe over three years, they are free of yeast and dairy, have nothing artificial and are packed with natural nutrient-rich, wholesome ingredients that taste great,” Tania said.

“The bread is amazing! It has a very similar consistency to sourdough and it is so easy to make, all you need is a bowl, a whisk and a regular oven,” Tania said.

Since the launch of her new cookbook last year, gluten free grain free – food we love, Tania said her bake@home range had been ‘flying’ off the shelves.

“The response to the cookbook has been overwhelming but I never anticipated such a positive reaction to our bake@home range,” Tania said.

To help keep up with the growing demand for their bake@home goodies, the Gluten Free Grain Free Company are expanding, opening a new packaging and distribution space in Nambour.

“This new space will allow us to make our bake@home range mixes in much larger quantities and allow us to continue developing new and exciting products,” Tania said.

Tania, who was diagnosed with an intolerance to a protein found in grains several years ago, said her condition turned out to be a blessing in disguise, helping her realise her talent and passion for food, which saw her go on to write and publish her own cookbook, gluten free grain free – food we love.

“I was determined to continue enjoying food, despite my illness and restrictive diet, so I set to developing my own gluten and grain free recipes,” Tania said.

Tania’s cookbook, gluten free grain free – food we love,  is packed with over 150 pages of mouth-watering recipes, information about stocking a gluten and grain free pantry, label reading and much more.

“My cookbook is about helping people understand and enjoy gluten and grain free living,” Tania said.

“My food isn’t just for Coeliacs and those with grain intolerance, it’s for everyone and anyone that wants to enjoy nutritious and wholesome cooking that tastes great,” Tania said.

For a complete list of stockists of gluten free grain free – food we love and the bake@home range, visit www.glutenfreegrainfree.com.au.

Green thumbs get a taste of gluten and grain free

Thousands of avid gardeners attending this year’s Queensland Garden Expo are in for a treat with local gluten and grain free guru, Tania Hubbard making a special appearance to share her love and knowledge of gluten and grain free living.

The expo will be held at the Nambour Showgrounds, Coronation Avenue, Nambour from Friday, 6th to Sunday, 8th July from 8am daily.

Tania will be presenting three, special one-hour cooking demonstrations at the Gardener and Gourmet stage, using fresh local and homegrown produce to create some of her delicious gluten and grain free recipes, as well as showcasing her cookbook.

“I will be using lovely extras like raw lentils to make a high protein seasonal salad along with fresh avocado, cocoa and chia seeds for my divine chocolate dessert everyone will love,” Tania said.

Tania began her gluten and grain free journey several years ago when she was diagnosed intolerant to the proteins found in cereal grains. Determined to continue enjoying food, Tania went on to develop her own recipes and write a leading cookbook, gluten free grain free – food we love.

Tania said I created the book because I recognised a need for foods that tastes great, are nutrient dense and provide a wider benefit to people other than just being gluten-free.

“I wanted to help people understand that living gluten and grain free does not mean giving up nutrients or taste,” Tania said.

“People no longer want empty fillers and binders to make up the bulk of their gluten and grain free foods, they are seeking the combination of taste, texture and nutrition”.

“And the best way to get nutrients is from locally grown, fresh, organic produce that you can source from your local farmers market or even better, grow in your own backyard,” Tania said.

Tania’s cookbook will be available for sale at the Expo and is packed with over 150 pages or mouth-watering recipes, information about stocking a gluten and grain-free pantry, label reading and much more.

Since its launch in 1984, the Expo has grown to become a key event on the Sunshine Coast’s calendar, attracting over 30,000 visitors from across Queensland and interstate last year.

With hundreds of exhibitors participating, the Expo offers plenty of things to see and do including free lectures and demonstrations, landscape garden displays, plant clinics, gardening advice, floral art displays and a playground area just for kids.

Tickets to the Expo start at $16 for adults, $14 for concession and children under 15-yeras are free. Plus, just by attending the expo, you will go in the draw to win an amazing seven-night holiday to Bali or a three-night getaway to Hamilton Island.

gluten free grain free – food we love is also available to purchase online at www.glutenfreegrainfree.com.au where you will also find information about Tania and the bake@home range.

Treat mum to a wholesome cooking experience this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is an opportunity to show mums the appreciation and care we have for them, and what better way to demonstrate this than spoiling mum with a day of fun and wholesome delicious food at a Freestyle Escape cooking class with Tania Hubbard.

Tania Hubbard, author of cookbook gluten free grain free – food we love said mums need to take time for, and value, themselves starting with eating great food, having fun and finding some special time just for themselves.

“Mums have one of the hardest jobs in the world, juggling the roles as mother and wife or partner, running a household, and work commitments and busy, time-poor mothers are guilty of not taking the time to eat properly, particularly those with food intolerances,” Tania said.

“A day at Freestyle Escape gives mums a day away from their hectic lives to just enjoy great food, terrific company and reconnect with themselves and food,” Tania said.

Tania said she thoroughly enjoyed helping others on their path to healthy eating and showing them how easy it is to live a gluten and grain free lifestyle.

“It’s not a fad diet or radical way of eating, but for anyone and everyone who wants to enjoy nutritious and wholesome food that tastes great. It really is food for the every body,” Tania said.

The class will be held on Saturday, 17 June from 9.30am to 4.30pm at Martin Duncan’s Freestyle Escape, in the Hinterland of the Sunshine Coast. During the session, Tania will give participants the tools they need to understand and enjoy gluten and grain free cooking, sharing some of her favourite recipes from her cookbook including Australia’s first gluten and grain free bread and even gluten free pizza. Dessert will also be a crowd pleaser for chocolate-lovers and each participant will receive a personally signed copy of her cookbook on the day.

Tania’s cookbook, gluten free grain free – food we love, is packed with over 150 pages of mouth-watering recipes, information about stocking a gluten and grain free pantry, label reading and much more.

The class is $250 per person. To book a space at Tania’s cooking class, visit the Freestyle Escape website www.freestyleescape.com.au.

gluten free grain free – food we love is available for purchase from Husk & Honey Cafe in Nambour, Queensland and retails at $37.50. It is also available online at www.glutenfreegrainfree.com.au where you will also find information about Tania, Husk & Honey & the bake@home range.

Cookbook author offers gluten, grain free delights at festival

Tania Hubbard, author of the new and exciting cookbook ‘gluten free grain free – food we love’, will be appearing at the Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Festival on Easter Saturday, 7 April to share her love and knowledge of gluten free and grain free food.

Tania will be showcasing her cookbook, bake@home range of goodies as well as holding a cooking demonstration on the day to show visitors how to make her delicious Chickpea Flat Bread.

As one of the owners of Husk & Honey Café in Nambour, Tania’s food is famous across the Sunshine Coast and has built a strong following amongst discerning foodsters.

Tania said she was excited to be a part of such a fantastic annual event that is expected to attract around 3000 visitors to the Mary Valley over the Easter weekend.

“I love the kind of atmosphere that only comes with country festivals like this one. It reminds me of when I first started selling my food in local markets before opening the café,” Tania said.

Tania was diagnosed with a grain intolerance several years ago after suffering a series of illnesses. Since eliminating grains from her diet, Tania’s symptoms disappeared and her life changed dramatically.

“I have always been passionate about experimenting with food and after my diagnosis, I decided to develop my own gluten and grain free recipes,” Tania said.

“My food isn’t just for coeliacs and those with gluten/grain intolerances, it’s for everyone and anyone that wants to enjoy nutritious and wholesome cooking that tastes great,” Tania said.

Tania’s cookbook, gluten free grain free – food we love will be available for sale at the festival and is packed with 150 pages of mouth-watering recipes, information about stocking a gluten and grain free pantry, label reading and much more.

“I will be demonstrating how to make my yummy Chickpea Flat Bread, a recipe from my cookbook. It is super easy to make and incredibly versatile,” Tania said.

“I am also excited to have a sneak peak of my new bake@home range, a variety of packet gluten and grain free biscuit and bread mixes that make it even easier to cook great-tasting, gluten and grain free food in the comfort of your own kitchen,” Tania said.

The Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Festival will be held on Saturday, 7 April from 7am at the Kenilworth Town Park on the corner of Elizabeth and Charles Streets. The Festival offers a wide range of activities and attractions including farmer’s markets, cheese tasting and plenty of local wine and food stalls. Charles Street will be closed for the festival and stalls will be on both sides of the street.

For more information about Tania or her cookbook gluten free grain free – food we love, please visit www.glutenfreegrainfree.com.au

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