Join us at the Birmingham #FreeFromFestival 16th September (See event schedule below).

Saturday, 16th September 2023

Title: ‘Understanding coeliac disease and mastering the gluten free diet(PANEL) with Adult Coeliac Disease Dietitian – Cristian Costas, Specialist Paediatric Dietitian – Natalie Yerlett and Gluten-Free Bloggers and Recipe Developers – Laura Strange and Sarah Howells

 

When? 12.00 on Saturday, 16th September

 

Description: 

Join our live panel of expert gluten free bloggers and coeliac dietitians to ask them the questions you always wanted to know the answers to! Do you want to know more about: living gluten free, gluten free cooking, gluten free traveling, the gluten free diet, symptom management, testing, diagnosis and more? Come and join in this exciting discussion! 

 

About:

 

Cristian Costas

Cristian is coeliac disease specialist dietitian who runs a dietitian-led coeliac service in the NHS and also helps people with gluten-related problems in private practice. He has won previous awards for his work in the field of coeliac disease and raises awareness about coeliac disease and gluten-related conditions on social media.

 

Instagram: @coeliac_dietitian

Twitter: @cristiancostasb 

Website: citydietitians.co.uk/team/cristian-costas

 

Natalie Yerlett

 Natalie is a highly specialist paediatric dietitian and supplementary prescriber with over 17 years experience specialising in gastroenterology and dermatology.  Natalie has coeliac disease, as does one of her three daughters, so she has a personal and professional dedication to helping others live gluten free.  Natalie is recognised internationally for her publications, lectures and contributions to her fields of expertise.

 

Instagram: @kids.coeliac.dietitian
Website:
www.kidscoeliacdietitian.co.uk

 

Sarah Howells 

Sarah is a gluten free cookbook author, blogger and coeliac of 20+ years who runs The Gluten Free Blogger. Sarah has appeared in several publications as a gluten free expert and voice for the coeliac community, and develops recipes which she publishes on her blog and YouTube channel. Her debut recipe book, Delicious Gluten Free Meals, is out in September 2023. Meanwhile, find her recipes online or on socials @GFBlogger.

 

Website: www.theglutenfreeblogger.com

 


Laura Strange

Laura is an award-winning gluten free food blogger and full time recipe developer. A diagnosed coeliac, she is passionate about showing that gluten free food is delicious and easy to make. Laura also loves to travel and has written a series of coeliac friendly travel guides. You can follow her @myglutenfreeguide (Instagram, Facebook & Pinterest) or find her recipes and travel guides at www.mygfguide.com.

 

Instagram: @myglutenfreeguide

Website: www.mygfguide.com

Tea Pack

Lovina Uittenbroek - Founder @buckwheat_t_uk

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Priyanka - Founder @pribakes

Title: ‘Meet the Maker’ (Part one) with founders of T. Buckwheat Tea, ZENB and Pri Bakes.

 

When? 13.10 on Saturday, 16th September

 

Short description:

The founders of these 3 amazing brands will be joining us live to share their story, introduce their products and to give you a sneak peak of their plans for the future. You will also get the opportunity to ask questions from the founders at the end.

 

T.Buckwheat Tea

T. Buckwheat Tea is UK’s first brand of buckwheat tea. Known as “soba-cha” in Japan, and made out of roasted buckwheat kernels, the smooth and mildly nutty caffeine-free tea is high in antioxidants, helps with digestion, and is said to have an immediate calming effect. 
 
Key milestones: the brand won a Great Taste award, and was stocked at Selfridges, both within the first year of launching!

 

ZENB

ZENB is about providing convenient, delicious, gluten free, plant-based food options, to make you feel the best possible you, in the easiest possible way.  Through the use of innovation and technology, ZENB develops high-quality products that unlock the possibilities of using whole vegetables. ZENB are on a mission to help people live a balanced and happy life, whilst helping to raise awareness around the issues of food waste.

 

Pri Bakes

 

Pri Bakes are on a mission to create a natural world of bakery indulgence TO BAKE YOUR DAY even sweeter. We’re changing how consumers think about bakery; baking it healthier, baking it more innovative.

 

 

Our mouth-watering, finger licking, absolutely delicious bakery range are: HFSS Compliant, 5 Vegan Ingredients Promise, and Oat Based.

 

 

We’re listed in 1500+ UK retailers including Boots, WHSmith, Booths, Lakeland, Revital, Planet Organic, TK Maxx & Homesense and are exporting to over 5 international markets.

 

 

 

Title: Quick kitchen wins & easy packed lunches for school & work when you’re gluten-free (TALK) with coeliac coach – Ali Walsh.

 

When? 13.30 on Saturday, 16th 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 lunch prep and navigating life in general.

 

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

Only using recipes safe for coeliacs, Ali will show you ways to create the BEST packed lunches making colleagues envious and kids excited to show off to their friends. With Ali’s help you’ll soon be king of the kitchen!

 

About Ali:

Ali Walsh is the founder of Life on a Rice Cake, a website helping people on gluten-free diets, and firmly believes there is a way to make life easier, no matter how difficult things might seem.

 

 

Ali has written for Gluten-Free Heaven magazine and regularly appears on BBC radio.

 

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

 

Website: www.lifeonaricecake.com
Twitter @aliwalshgf

Instagram @lifeonaricecake 
Facebook Group: The Coeliac Haven

 

Title: ‘A Gluten-Free Fireside Chat (PANEL) with free-from bloggers Morgan Moore @howtocoeliac, Matt Bzdel @glutenfreestreetgang and Rebecca Smith @glutarama followed by Q&As. 

 

When? 14.20 on Saturday, 16th September

 

Short description: Join some of your favourite gluten free bloggers and influencers as they talk about their experiences being gluten free, how they thrive being gluten free in a gluten-ful world.

 

Panel style discussion followed by Q&As. 

About:

 

Morgan Moore

Morgan is a social media content creator and specialises in making humorous content around gluten free living and having coeliac disease. Originally from New Zealand, she moved to London 5 years ago and doesn’t plan on leaving anytime soon (the food is just too darn good!). 

 

Matt Bzdel

Matt runs the account @GlutenFreeStreetGang on Instagram. He started the account after Starbucks in the United States discontinued their breakfast sandwich, and began making gluten free memes as a coping mechanism. After moving to the UK from Massachusetts almost four years ago, he began focusing on travel between the US and Europe from a gluten free perspective, and how to travel far while eating well – and safely. He’s now an authority figure on gluten free travel and humo(u)r.

 

His greatest joy is showing people that just because you need a gluten free diet – whether celiac disease, an intolerance, or anything in between – that they are still able to travel the world and eat extremely well.

 

Rebecca Smith

I’m Rebecca, full time mum, recipe developer and Top 10 UK Gluten Free Blogger. On Glutarama.com you will find simple gluten free recipes, useful tips and the odd drama. I am personally intolerant to dairy and eggs so the majority of my baking is dairy free and egg free (vegan). But we’re not a vegan family.

I love to keep my recipes simple, which means easy to find ingredients, and making as little washing up as possible. Let’s face it, no one wants to be tidying away when they could be eating their gluten free creations!

 

Title: ‘Quick and delicious recipes from new cook book ‘DELICIOUS GLUTEN FREE MEALS (DEMO) with Gluten-Free Blogger and Cook Book Author – Sarah Howells

 

When? 15:00 on Saturday, 16th September.

 

Short description: Sarah will be presenting some recipes from her new cook book ‘DELICIOUS GLUTEN FREE MEALS‘ 

 

Demo followed by book signing at 15.30

 

About Sarah: 

Sarah is a gluten free cookbook author, blogger and coeliac of 20+ years who runs The Gluten Free Blogger. Sarah has appeared in several publications as a gluten free expert and voice for the coeliac community, and develops recipes which she publishes on her blog and YouTube channel. Her debut recipe book, Delicious Gluten Free Meals, is out in September 2023. Meanwhile, find her recipes online or on socials @GFBlogger.

 

 

Website: www.theglutenfreeblogger.com

Title: ‘Meet the Maker’ (Part two) with founders of Keep It Gluten Free, Riddles and Deeez Nutz.

 

When? 15:40 on Saturday, 16th September.

 

Short description: 

The founders of these 3 amazing brands will be joining us live to share their story, introduce their products and to give you a sneak peak of their plans for the future. You will also get the opportunity to ask questions from the founders at the end.

 

Keep It Gluten Free

Keep It Gluten Free is a small business selling labels and labelled kitchenware to help prevent cross contamination.

 

Riddles

We’re Riddles, we are all about embracing life to

the fullest – that’s why our tagline is “Live Loud.” Our beverages are not just drinks; they’re an invitation to savor life’s bold and exciting moments. We have the ‘Mango Ice Tea’ infused with rum and ‘Lemon Ice Tea’ infused with tequila- both guaranteed to uplift the spirits.

 

Expertly crafted to embody the vibrant soul of Nigeria. Our dedication to sourcing the finest ingredients ensures that every sip is a celebration of culture and taste. The Moringa Tea is fused with both spirits. The outcome? an enchanting blend that marries the fresh, and natural sweetness of Moringa with the simple elegance of a finely crafted alcoholic concoction. 

 

Deeez Nutz

You have been fooled about your nuts! Nut butters such as peanut butters are not a healthy food!!! We at D333Z NUTZ use a unique activating process which minimises toxic substances found in traditional peanut butter. So we provide great-tasting exotic nut butter combinations, (which we guarantee you haven’t tasted before) that help the absorption of crucial nutrients and protein…Say goodbye to boring peanut butter as we turn D333Z exotic nuts into superfood powerhouses for you!

 

 

 

 

 

The End - Thank you for joining us!

Margarita & The FFF Team x