Whether you have celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, wheat allergy, other wheat-related health problems, or are simply trying to reduce or eliminating wheat from your diet, there's an event this weekend that's one to note.
The Gluten-Free Expo returns to Vancouver at Vancouver Convention Centre East (999 Canada Place) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday (January 14 and 15). Advance tickets are $12 until Friday (January 13) or $15 at the door, and weekend passes are $20.
Exhibitors span a wide range from Chickpea Pasta and Iki Japanese Bistro to Maison Orphée and Quejos Ancient Foods, and there'll be everything from pizza and pasta to baked goods and energy bars.
Among them are some well-known names like Nature's Path, SPUD, Terra Chips, and Yves Veggie Cuisine.
If anyone is interested in learning about some specific health concerns, there will be a number of health organizations attending, including the Canadian Diabetes Association, Canadian Celiac Association, West 1st Chiropractic Wellness Centre, and the Gastrointestinal Society.
For those hoping to learn more about nutrition and health, there'll be an educational stage with talks by dietitians and doctors discussing issues like gut health, nutrition marketing, and dietary myths.
Meanwhile, attendees can also pick up some new cooking techniques or learn some new recipes at cooking demonstrations that'll cover everything from fermented foods to healthy snacks.
Gluten-free donations will be accepted for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.