Gluten and grain free guru to grace the Garden City

Gluten and grain free food expert and cookbook author, Tania Hubbard will return to her hometown again this year by popular demand, to join the line-up at this year’s Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers.

The Gluten Free Grain Free Company co-owner, Tania will be presenting a series of six cooking demonstrations in the Farm to Plate space at the Ergon Energy Flower, Food and Wine Festival from Friday, 20 September to Sunday, 22 September.

Tania said she was excited to be heading back to the Garden City to share her passion for gluten and grain free living at an event she used to go and see as a child.

“My demonstrations will focus on providing people with easy gluten and grain free recipes and ideas that they can take away and recreate at home,” Tania said.

Tania’s demonstrations on Friday, 20th will be held at 11.30am and 2.30pm and will focus on gluten and grain free school lunch box ideas and treats for kids. On Saturday, Tania’s first session at 12noon will see her creating a gluten and grain free pad thai using vegetable spaghetti and local seasonal produce, followed by her second session at 4.30pm when she will make sweet and savoury gluten and grain free pastries.

“During my Saturday afternoon demonstration I will be making a delicious savoury tart using local mushrooms, olive oil and goats cheese and followed by a pear and feijoa tart for those with a sweet-tooth,” Tania said.

“On Sunday at 11.30am and 1.30pm, I will be making my gluten, grain, nut and dairy free flat bread with tabouli, followed by chocolate cake,” 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’s cookbook 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 the book offered recipes that not only tasted great, but are nutrient dense and provided 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”.

The Ergon Energy Flower, Food & Wine Festival is part of the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers’ celebrations and is held from Friday, 20 September to Sunday 22,  September in Upper Queens Park on the corner of Margaret and Lindsay Street, Toowoomba. The Festival, which is expected to attract more than 15,000 visitors over the three-days, includes floral and artistic displays, gourmet food and wine from the Darling Downs region, gardening workshops, cooking demonstrations and plenty of activities for kids.

Entry to the Festival is $25 for a single adult pass, $20 for concession and $12 for children 15 years and under.

Gluten free grain free – food we love and Tania’s popular bake@home range will be available for purchase at the Festival, or online at


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