The Sunshine Coast’s very own gluten free grain free food expert and author, Tania Hubbard will be making a special appearance at this year’s Queensland Garden Expo to share her passion for fresh, local and home-grown foods.
Edible gardening has become a growing trend, with more and more Australians choosing to grow and eat food from their own backyard rather than sourcing it from supermarkets.
Gluten Free Grain Free Company Co-Founder, Tania welcomes the trend and said there were many benefits of growing your own food at home, including cost, convenience and, more simply, the joy of eating produce you have grown yourself.
“The best way to give our bodies the nutrients it needs is to eat 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 will be presenting four, special one-hour cooking demonstrations at the Gardeners and Gourmet’s Stage, on Friday at 2pm, Saturday at 11am and 2pm, and Sunday at 12pm.
Her demonstration will focus on ‘Cooking with fresh, local and home-grown produce’ to create some of her delicious gluten and grain free recipes, as well as showcasing her cookbook and recently launched bake@home range of cake mixes.
“I will be making delicious mushroom tarts using pumpkin seeds and locally grown mushrooms, coconut cream and strawberry pie, and grain free Pad Thai noodles using local greens, herbs, ginger and other lovely Asian inspired ingredients,” 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 writer 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 of 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 expo will be held at the Nambour Showgrounds, Coronation Avenue, Nambour from Friday 5th to Sunday, 7 July from 8am daily. Tickets to the Expo start at $16 for adults, $14 for concession and children under 15-years are free.
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.
Gluten free grain free – food we love and Tania’s popular bake@home range is also available for purchase online at www.glutenfreegrainfree.com.au.