Join us virtually and watch talks & demos LIVE happening at the London #FreeFromFestival (See event schedule below).

Free From Festival - Saturday, 11th September 2021

Title: ‘Quick wins for gluten-free diets’ (DEMO) with Ali Walsh.


When? 11.15 am on Saturday, 11th September.


Short description:

Are you gluten-free and finding life really difficult?

Then Ali Walsh is your expert!


Ali’s been coeliac for over 20 years. That’s two decades of expertise poured into an hour’s masterclass on gluten-free cooking, socialising and navigating life in general (like pesky relatives who think you’ve made up your diagnosis).


Ali will show you how to master quick and easy meals when you’re short on time, ideas and don’t always have a freshly stocked fridge.


Only using recipes safe for coeliacs, Ali chooses mainly vegan ingredients with a good shelf life (like coconut cream).


As well as easing your gluten-free burdens in general, with Ali’s help you’ll soon be king of the kitchen, effortlessly accomplishing delicious dinners in the blink of an eye.


About Ali:

Ali Walsh is the founder of Life on a Rice Cake, a website for people with coeliac disease, and firmly believes there is a way to make life easier, no matter how difficult things might seem.


Ali owns her own gluten-free cake business, writes for Gluten-Free Heaven and regularly appears on BBC radio.


She lives in Bristol with her husband and two naughty little people who love covering themselves in chocolate.


Twitter @aliwalshgf

Instagram @lifeonaricecake 
Facebook Group: The Coeliac Haven


LIVE MUSIC (12.20 - 12.35)

Title: ‘Tiger Boost Gazpacho’ (DEMO) with Ansje Germann, Founder of Jake’s Boost


When? 12.40 am on Saturday, 11th September.


Short description: A refreshing chilled Gazpacho is the perfect lunch or dinner option on a balmy late Summer’s day. Most traditional recipes call for bread to achieve a creamy consistency but have you ever tried to use cashews instead or even better, Jake’s Boost Tiger Boost nut and seed butter? Come to our demo and we’ll take your taste buds on a culinary journey of discovery. 



Title:Allergies, Sensitivities & Intolerances – A Functional Nutrition Approach’ (TALK) with Award Winning Nutritionist and Chef Christine Bailey. 


When? 13.00 on Saturday, 11th September


Description: In this presentation Registered Nutritionist and Author Christine Bailey will guide you through a greater understanding of the role of the Immune System and food reactions, the different types of food reactions and how to take a functional nutrition approach to address the underlying triggers. If you are confused about food reactions, what it means and whether there is anything you can do about it this is the presentation for you. 


About Christine: Christine is an award winning degree qualified Registered Nutritionist (BANT), Chef and Author with over 20 years of experience in the health, corporate and food industry.  With additional training by the Institute of Functional Medicine Christine is an experienced nutritionist working in the public and corporate sector.


Christine has a busy online nutrition clinic and works with a range of leading corporates providing nutritional expertise, webinars, seminars and one to one consultations. She also runs practitioner and public online nutritional programmes including her popular gut health, menopause and brain health programmes. 


She is author of over 14 books including the Gut Health Diet Book which is endorsed by leading functional US doctor Dr Mark Hyman and My Kids Can’t Eat That: How to Deal with Allergies & Intolerances in Children. 


Consultations are available online via the website. Christine is also the resident nutritionist at the Functional Skin Clinic Medicetics, London where she works alongside skin specialists and functional doctors. 

Title: Meet the Maker (Session One) with founders of Kinetic Kitchen, Theenk Tea and Oat Avenue.


When? 14.05 on Saturday, 11th September


Description: The founders of these amazing brands will be joining us live to share their story, introduce their products and to give you sneak peak of their plans for the future. You will also get the opportunity to ask questions from the founders at the end.


Kinetic Kitchen

Kinetic Kitchen is the low carb & keto specialists. We have two main priorities – making high quality free-from organic products, which are good for our customer and great for our planet. We most famous for our gluten and refined sugar free organic doughnuts – named, KETOnuts.

Theenk Tea
THEENK TEA is a multi award-winning,set of herbal tea blends designed to naturally support your brain function and mental wellbeing. Each box is packed with 12 herbal nootropics, adaptogens and gentle stimulants divided into 3 functional blends for mornings, afternoons and evenings.
Oat Avenue
UK’s First Granola Butter, A butter made with oats, Suitable for those with Nut allergies and Coeliacs. Trying to be as inclusive as possible, Free from refined sugar and palm oil. The vision was to create a product that could be used by everyone and anyone.
What is Granola Butter?
It’s a vegan, gluten and nut free spread. We combine the heartiest gluten free oats, with organic coconut nectar, earthy cinnamon and a pinch of salt. We roast it to perfection and then grind it into this jar of deliciousness. Our granola butter is suitable for people with peanut and tree nut allergies, vegans and coeliacs. 

LIVE MUSIC (14.40 - 15.55)

Title: ‘How to transform your digestion & gut health’ (DEMO) with Lia Sokhi nutritional therapist, health coach and raw vegan chef.


When? 15.00 on Saturday 11th September.



Learn how eating ‘free from’ helps your digestion & boosts your good gut bacteria. Watch to see how to make simple, quick recipes that sooth your digestion and are great for your gut micro-biome. 
(Demo of super quick meal ideas that are dairy free, gluten free, wheat free and refined sugar free) 

About Lia:

Lia Sokhi is a nutritional therapist, health coach, clinical practitioner and raw vegan chef. She has 19 years experience of helping people to transform their health.  She transformed her own health with raw food and natural therapies and has been vegan for over 15 years. She helps people to change their health with a combination of plant based nutrition, movement and meditation. Lia has been holding retreats, workshops and healing festivals for 9 years. Lia shares raw and vegan recipes, videos on health and meditations.

Title:How to make your meals do the work for your body and help boost natural immunity and health’ from Green Sisters Founder and Nutritional Therapist Geeta Salhan and Foodie & food enthusiast, Reena


When? 15.45 on Saturday 11th September.



Our bodies work hard 24/7. Join the green sisters for a flavour-packed session with tips on how you can make your food do more of the work. Including Why gearing up for gut friendly meals is important every day of the week – with Indian favourites that naturally boost immunity and gut flora. 
The sisters will share their go-to tips, tricks and versatile dishes which carry them through even the busiest of weeks, without compromising nutrition and wholesome flavour. 

Title: Meet the Maker (Session Two) with founders of All Good Pantry, Bare Fruit and Our Paula’s.


When? 16.20 on Saturday, 11th September


Description: The founders of these amazing brands will be joining us live to share their story, introduce their products and to give you sneak peak of their plans for the future. You will also get the opportunity to ask questions from the founders at the end.


All Good Pantry

All Good Pantry was founded during our downtime in a global pandemic, not out of boredom, but out of necessity. An indulgently healthy treat was born, delicious and supportive to the digestive system. A range of gourmet cashew nut butters blends. All hand-made, using only natural ingredients and fully sustainable packaging. Our products contain natural vitamins and minerals. The cashew nut base is high in fibre, magnesium and healthy fats – great for the heart, cholesterol and blood sugar control. Our finely balanced flavours contribute many other health benefits, such as bone strength, sustained energy production, immune, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory boosts. All Good Pantry nut butters are free from gluten, dairy, egg, soya, processed sugar and palm oil. But are 100% delicious!


Bare Fruit

Bare Fruit is on a mission to enable everyone to lead a healthier lifestyle. With less than 1 in 3 people in England getting their 5 a day, our flagship product is our range of blended whole fruit drinks, made using 100% of the edible fruit.


Our Paula’s

We are Paula & Eugene happy enthusiastic founders of Our Paula’s Butter Company proud to based in Lancashire United Kingdom.Artisan producers of Plant based Vegan & Vegetarian butters.
Worlds 1st butter company to become Certified Palm Oil Free. Presented in fully recyclable and reusable glass pots. We use quality ingredients that we try and source as locally as possible 

We are a small company with mighty plans, we do our best to achieve our goals one step at a time.

We simply make great tasting versatile BUTTA & Butter choices created for you to enjoy. 


LIVE MUSIC (16.55 - 17.10)

The End - Thank you for joining us!

Margarita & The FFF Team x