Gluten-Free Health & Wellness Festival in Victoria

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In ten days, on February 22, 2014, Victoria will host it’s first ever Gluten Free Health & Wellness Festival at the Victoria Conference Centre in downtown Victoria. I am proud to offer two tickets to giveaway to my readers and a little bit of information for you about gluten, and how it affects us all.

To sum up the Festival:

  • The event is all about community, education and a love of food and health.
  • Events around Victoria: An intimate dinner at Be Love Restaurant – February 21, 2014 (tickets are $75 and nearly half sold out)
  • Dr. William Davis, author of New York Times #1 Bestseller Wheat Belly, will attend the dinner and give a talk on Saturday evening at 7pm
  • The Festival (from 12-5pm) will consist of gluten free vendors and markets; yoga, food and fermentation demos; talks from nutritionists and global issues on sustainability
  • Tickets can be purchased on the website – glutenfreefestival.ca
  • This event is made possible in part by our Platinum Sponsors – Red Barn Markets, Origin Bakery and Pacific Rim College.


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Thai Kitchen Lucky Recipe Challenge Regional Voting


THE CONTEST IS NOW OVER. THANK YOU!

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The first phase of the Thai Kitchen Canada Lucky Recipe Challenge is OVER! Each contestant has finished creating, testing, shooting and posting all seven of their fabulous recipes! And what an awesome week it was. Live blogging seems to be something I might have to add to my repertoire. Did you follow along on  FacebookTwitterInstagram or Pinterest??

So now it’s YOUR turn to get involved.

Starting today and running until January 19th is round one of regional voting! Every week is a new prize and this week’s prize is a Moulinex Food Processor valued at $150! I’ll be giving one away to my readers who choose to vote!

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THE CONTEST IS NOW OVER. THANK YOU!

Green Curry Beef Mushroom Sliders

Green Curry Beef Mushroom Sliders

For recipe #7 in the Thai Kitchen Canada #TKLucky7 Lucky Recipe Challenge, I created these little Green Curry Beef Mushroom Sliders, which, if you are watching the #GoldenGlobes tonight, would make for some perfect finger food! For recipe 1recipe 2recipe 3recipe 4, recipe 5, and recipe 6 see appropriate links. This is the final recipe in the Lucky Recipe Challenge and I’d like to say that I had an amazing time creating all these fun Global Mash-Ups, but also live blogging for a week straight! In all four and a half years of blogging, I have never live blogged and I have NEVER blogged seven days in a row. Not being braggy, but posting seven recipes for seven days entails a whole helluva lot of work, dedication and time! I really, truly hope you guys love these recipes and have enjoyed all the posting I’ve been doing. 
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Roasted Apple Pork Noodle Bowls


Roasted Apple Pork Noodle Bowls

For my second to last recipe (recipe 6!) in the Thai Kitchen Canada #TKLucky7 Lucky Recipe Challenge, I was tasked with creating an autumn themed pork entree that contained Thai Kitchen’s Original Pad Thai Sauce. I decided to go with one of my favourite fall flavour fusions: apple and pork.


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En Papillote Sweet Chili Coconut Sole

En Papillote Sweet Chili Coconut Sole

One of my favourite ways to cook delicate fillets of fresh caught Pacific white fish is an old French method called “En Papillote” (literally “in parchment“). The fish is steamed with whatever flavours and accompaniments you desire and everything comes out perfectly tender and delicious.  For recipe #5 in the Thai Kitchen Canada #TKLucky7 Lucky Recipe Challenge, I created this En Papillote Sweet Chili Coconut Sole. For recipe 1recipe 2recipe 3 and recipe 4, see links.
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