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🍽Toronto’s #Celiac Foodie 💕🏡✈️Life, Home + Travel with a #glutenfree twist 📍Toronto 👶🏻🎀Mommy to Ariana Sofia

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#hosted A moment of appreciation for the food in Costa Rica🇨🇷. I’ll be honest, I usually am obsessive preparing for a trip anywhere. I need to have all the restaurants and bakeries plotted into a Google map or list. If it’s a country where English isn’t the mother tongue, I have a translated card ready to use. I have to thank @zaneytravel for making my trip preparation less stressful. We had local guides that spoke both Spanish and English to assist with translation and ask the appropriate questions. I found the cuisine to be celiac friendly overall. A typical Costa Rican breakfast or lunch would be served “Casado” style which has many variations, but typically consisted of rice, beans, protein and veggies all on one plate. What I liked about @zaneytravel is that they’ve vetted every restaurant/“soda” that we stopped at. You could usually tell it was safe because you’d spot the “Zaney” sticker in the establishment. Same with the resorts. Both @arenalspringscostarica and @crocscasinoresort were equipped to handle our gluten free needs. Would you add Costa Rica to your bucket list 😉🧳? • • #culturetrip #travelbug #thatsdarling #darlingescapes #traveladdict #globetrotter #passionpassport #thediscoverer #beautifuldestinations #discoverearth #placestogo #dailyhivemapped #pursuepretty #welltravelled #girlsborntotravel #doyoutravel #wanderlust #sheisnotlost #travelgram #celiacandthe6ix #discoverunder10k #Costarica #glutenfreecostarica #glutenfreetravel #singluten #glutenfreetraveler #puravida #celiactravel #libredegluten

@bychefanie Cookies 🍪: An Easter Miracle🐰🐣 My talented friend @bychefanie is the queen of gluten free cookies, I kid you not. Pictured here are Mini Egg cookies filled with Nutella (available all of April) & toasted macadamia, lemon, white chocolate filled with mascarpone (seasonal). Steph is VERY transparent about her practices to keep everything separate and celiac safe. I encourage you to send her a message/email to discuss your concerns. Trust me, I grilled her at the beginning too! Are we Team Mini Egg or Team White Chocolate? • • #celiacandthe6ix #glutenfreecanada #glutenfreeontario #minieggcookies #gffoodie #eeeeeats #glutenfree #glutenfreeliving #glutenfreefoodie #glutenfreefollowme #celiac #glutenfreetoronto #glutenfreedom #senzagluten #sansgluten #freefrom #whatceliacseat #nogluten #gfree #freefromgluten #glutenfreedessert #glutenfreegirl #celiaclife #glutenfreelifestyle #glutenfreelife #glutenfreecookies #glutenfreecookie #glutenfreedessert #bychefanie

[AD] I’m all smiles after I have my morning coffee☕️. As a busy, working mama, it’s sometimes hard to find the time to nourish my body properly in the morning. That’s why I was grateful to discover @alloyourcoffee . Allo is a gluten-free, sugar-free, clump-free (yup, it actually dissolves!), protein powder designed for hot coffee. Thats 10g of hydrolyzed whey protein to give you a proper boost. There’s a creamer or non-creamer option. Might I recommend the variety pack so you can give both a swirl? If coffee is not your jam, you could also try this in your tea. Tell me, is coffee part of your morning routine? #justaddallo 📸 @lizsalzmanphoto • • #celiacandthe6ix #glutenfreecanada #glutenfreeontario #gffoodie #glutenfree #glutenfreeliving #glutenfreefoodie #celiac #glutenfreetoronto #sansgluten #whatceliacseat #nogluten #gfree #freefromgluten #glutenfreegirl #celiaclife #glutenfreelifestyle #glutenfreelife #butfirstcoffee #coffeelover #morningroutine #morningvibes #morningcoffee

Need an allergy-friendly snack recommendation as you transition back to the office? You know what bars I’ll be packing as my go-to snack, @thatsit, of course! 😉 Just as a reminder, these bars are available to purchase in Costco stores across Canada, as well as online. I’ve partnered with @thatsit to offer THREE lucky winners a one month supply of fruit bars!  TO ENTER: 1. Like this photo 2. Follow me @celiacandthe6ix + @thatsit 3. Tag a friend who loves fruit (more tags = more entries) BONUS: Share on your stories + tag us for 5 extra entries! Winners will be selected at random and announced on March 30th at noon. Winners must live in 🇨🇦. This giveaway is not affiliated, sponsored or endorsed by Instagram. Good luck🤞🏻 #thatsit #snackswithoutsecrets #thatsitcostco 📸 @lizsalzmanphoto

🇨🇷Pura Vida🇨🇷 - it translates to “pure life”. Once you land here, you’ll understand. Everyone here is so easy going, friendly, relaxed and worry free. It’s a way of life!✌🏻❤️ I’m being #hosted by @zaneytravel while I’m in Costa Rica. I’ve heard from a few of you that you’re nervous to travel. What I loved about this trip is that they specialize in gluten free & celiac travel to Costa Rica. The owner is celiac and the local guides are here to assist with translation. Everything is saved in my Costa Rica highlight for future reference. My DM’s are always open for any questions you may have about travelling gluten free or my current trip. As an aside, my first solo ✈️ ride went smoothly, and by fluke I got through customs in 5 minutes. Now that’s Pura Vida 😉. Stay tuned for more trip content! • • #culturetrip #travelbug #thatsdarling #darlingescapes #traveladdict #globetrotter #passionpassport #thediscoverer #beautifuldestinations #discoverearth #placestogo #dailyhivemapped #pursuepretty #welltravelled #girlsborntotravel #doyoutravel #wanderlust #sheisnotlost #travelgram #celiacandthe6ix #discoverunder10k #Costa rica #glutenfreecostarica #glutenfreetravel #singluten #glutenfreetraveler #puravida #celiactravel #libredegluten

✌🏻✈️BRB, signing out of the office shortly but first, here’s a recap of what’s been going on behind the scenes. The bad: ❌ Got glutened ❌ Ariana caught a mild cough ❌ I have been doing everything in my power to AVOID toddler germs ❌ Ran around getting legal documents notarized The good: ✅ My tummy is on the mend ✅ Thankfully it’s ONLY a cough, had some slight anxiety doing Ariana’s rapid test ✅ It’s the end of the week and I’m still healthy🤞🏻 ✅ Selling my share of the Arizona property means I’ll be severing one of the last remaining ties with my past life. This is huge! 🥳 I’m thrilled to be travelling again since it’s something I’m passionate about. However, travelling solo is very outside my comfort zone. While I am meeting some of my online friends there, everyone is technically a stranger and I’ve never flown alone. I’ve also never been away from my daughter this long. At the same time, there is no guilt in putting myself first and prioritizing self care. Deep down this is what drives my soul and I hope you’ll follow along with me. Pura Vida❤️🇨🇷✌🏻! 📸 @lizsalzmanphoto 💄 @blush.hairmakeup • • • • #celiacandthe6ix #momentslikethese #momentslikethis #makemoments #myunicornlife #pursuepretty #flashesofdelight #thatsdarling #igtoronto #lifeisgood #petitejoys #livethelittlethings #thehappynow #discoverunder10k #inspiremyinstagram #livebeautifully #liveauthentic #capturethemoment #igerstoronto #torontoigers #torontolove #torontolife #torontoliving #celiactravel #glutenfreetravel

The smile of a gal that’s happy to find personal care products that fit her gluten-free lifestyle. Did you know that many of Tom’s of Maine products are gluten-free, vegan, kosher and halal-certified? I’ve been using the Wild Lavender Long-Lasting Stick Deodorant and Whole Care Peppermint Toothpaste, and appreciate that these are natural products. I can count on Tom’s of Maine as a healthy option for me and my family because these products do not contain artificial flavours or colours and are not tested on animals. In addition, they’re a certified B corporation that donates 10% of their profits to non-profit organizations that address issues facing the environment. As a mother, this is a brand I’m happy to support for my child’s future. Tom’s of Maine just makes using natural products, simple and enjoyable and worth the switch. If you’d like to try out the products for yourself, you can find them at your local @walmartcanada. #Gifted @toms_of_maine Have you tried Tom’s of Maine’s products before?

”I really don’t think men would have an issue with you having a child”. I really wish these words rang true, but the reality is I’m not everyone’s cup of tea and that’s okay with me. I know I’m a great catch but I’ve found putting myself out there incredibly frustrating and a lack of open minded people. Things I’ve seen men writing on their dating profiles: - I want my own kids - I don’t want to raise another man’s child - Never married, no kids - looking for the same Things that have been said to me: - When does Mommy get playtime? (Automatic unmatch❌) - It doesn’t seem like you would have enough time to date, I need a woman with a more flexible schedule - I just want to spoil single Mom’s and send you them on a shopping spree (is this a fetish, WTF?!) - You have help from your dad, why can’t you come see me today and be spontaneous I’m up front with the fact that I have a toddler as I get that lifestyle isn’t for everyone. I’ve been unmatched and ghosted more times than I can count but I’ve learned to turn that into a positive thing, that those men were simply “not my people”. One thing is certain, whomever falls in love with me will have to fall in love with the whole packaged deal 👩🏻👧🏻🐶 at the same time, or else they can ✌🏻out because we’re worth it💕💫 📸 by my chiropractor, new mama & childhood friend @dr.elisapetricca

When your friends know you’re a sweet over savoury kinda gal 💕😉 Earlier this week, my friend @celiacnonna dropped off some homemade gluten free Bombe for me to taste test. Verdict, these are delicious little hazelnut filled Italian style donuts that I think she should sell by the dozen🤤. They pair well espresso too and are best consumed fresh☕️👌🏻What do you think? • • • #celiacandthe6ix #glutenfreecanada #glutenfreeontario #gffoodie #eeeeeats #glutenfree #glutenfreeliving #glutenfreefoodie #glutenfreefollowme #celiac #glutenfreetoronto #glutenfreedom #senzagluten #sansgluten #freefrom #whatceliacseat #nogluten #gfree #freefromgluten #glutenfreedessert #glutenfreegirl #celiaclife #glutenfreelifestyle #glutenfreelife #glutenfreedonuts #bomboloni #glutenfreebomboloni #senzaglutine

🍾I’m feeling ‘22🍾 Happy New Years Eve💫💕 I’m not here to pressure myself to set big resolutions, as I believe we should feel called to set new intentions at any time, but I do have some reflections on the last year that I want to share. What didn’t go right👇🏼 - Career advancement within my company - Dating was pretty much a shit show this year during the pandemic. It takes a lot putting yourself out there and mostly I was left feeling like a depleted battery How to see the positive in the above. I will trust that what’s meant for me, both personally and professionally, will not pass me by. The good things👇🏼 - Returned to work after my leave and adjusted to the work from home dynamic - Celebrated a 5 year work milestone - Invested in myself through personal branding photos, courses, etc. - Was vulnerable on social media about some of the struggles I was facing and had a lot of beautiful conversations with this community - Built deep connections with some new friends - Settled a few legal things - Had some really awesome partnerships - Celebrated my loved ones’ milestones in person - Released a lot of resentment and anger, learned to forgive myself and move forwards What I want for 2022👇🏼 - Continuing to work on myself emotionally, spiritually, physically, professionally, and recognizing that it’s okay to be a work in progress - Dating with intention - only spending my time with those that align. This means checking most of my boxes, and being ready to meet me where I’m at - Traveling - long overdue but I’m ready for it, solo or not - Finally, continuing to share all the best gluten free finds with you 💚 If you feel called to do so, feel free to share your little wins with me ☺️. Wishing everyone a wonderful new year 🍾!! 📸 @lizsalzmanphoto 💄 @blush.hairmakeup

Did you get a chance to visit your local store to pick up the Ladyfingers from @scharglutenfree? As promised, here is my recipe for what I like to call a “Lazy Tiramisu”, as it only requires one layer of both cookies and cream. It is allergy friendly, liquor-free, and uses minimal ingredients. Basically, a lighter dessert, with Schar’s Ladyfingers stealing the show. Ingredients: - 1 can coconut cream, chilled in the fridge overnight - 1 tsp vanilla - 2 cups of coffee, chilled (approximately) - you can use decaf or regular coffee - 1/2 cup coconut sugar - 1 pack Schar Ladyfingers - Chocolate for shaving on top or cocoa, sifted Instructions: 1. Brew coffee of your choosing and let it chill. 2. In the meantime, add coconut cream to a mixing bowl and whip. Add in vanilla and sugar and whip. 3. Once coffee is chilled, dip your lady fingers in the coffee, soaking both sides, and filling the bottom of your dish. 4. Spread the coconut cream on top of the coffee soaked ladyfingers. 5. Grate your choice of chocolate on top or add sifted cocoa. 6. Chill in fridge for a few hours and enjoy! I hope you’ve had a chance to download and print your $2 off in-store @scharglutenfree coupon (🇨🇦 only). This offer will expire on December 31, so be sure to use the link in my bio to get yours soon! #Scharpartner #Scharoffer #Scharglutenfree #Schar

Nothing says Merry Christmas quite like your touchy-feely toddler🤣🎄🎅🏼 Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and safe holiday. I know there’s a lot of heaviness out there and people having to spend time apart from their loved ones. Know that I am sending you all so much love❤️💚 Photos by my talented friend @babylovebylaura 📸 •⁣⁣ •⁣⁣ #celiacandthe6ix #discoverunder10k #igerstoronto #torontoigers #torontolove #torontolife #torontoliving #canadianmoms #canadianmom #girlmomma #torontoMoms #torontomom #girlmom #motherhood #girlmomlife #mothersanddaughters #raisinggirls #raisingdaughters #prettylittlething #momblogger #momlife #toddlerlife

Just casually stepping out to bring freshly baked cookies to my neighbours 🍪. I have partnered with @enjoylifefoods to create an allergy-friendly shortbread cookie recipe using their Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Chips. I’m of the belief that nobody should feel left out of holiday baked goods! Since Enjoy Life products are free-from wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, soy, egg, sesame, casein, sulfites, lupin, mustard, fish, shellfish & crustaceans, everyone can feel included this holiday. I enlisted the help of Ariana to adapt a family recipe. Here’s what you need: • 1 cup vegan butter, softened • Half cup granulated sugar • 2 cups gluten free 1:1 baking flour • 2 tbsp. corn starch • 1 cup @enjoylifefoods Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Chips To create: - Preheat the oven to 325° F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper - Cream vegan butter and sugar in a mixing bowl. Stir in gluten-free flour and cornstarch and mix well - Add in @enjoylifefoods chocolate chips - Knead dough into a ball with your hands, and ensure it is smooth - Use a tablespoon or a cookie scoop to drop dough onto cookie sheets - Bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool, then transfer to a wire rack. Enjoy! Enjoy Life products are available at national grocery retailers in Canada such as Loblaws, Superstore and Walmart. Click the link in my bio to download a special coupon to save on your own bag of Enjoy Life Foods so you can bake at home too! #Ad #EnjoyLifeFoods #GlutenFree #14AllergenFree

*AD Nothing beats giving your toast an extra festive and flavourful kick❤️. Just look at that red hue! @littlenorthernbakehouse sent over their Seeds and Grains bread for me to try and challenged me to put a holiday twist on what I create. Enter “vegan brie & pomegranate toast”! This is a fan favourite holiday appetizer, so why not create it on your toast? I was able to source a creamy, plant-based 🌱Brie, so I spread that all over my toast and topped it with freshly peeled pomegranate seeds. I love that this particular loaf is filled with sunflower seeds, flax, chia and pumpkin seeds because it packs quite the crunch. Little Northern Bakehouse products are certified gluten free, allergy friendly, non-GMO, made without eggs or dairy! You can find their products in the freezer section of most natural food retailers. What’s your favourite @littlenorthernbakehouse product? #LittleNorthernBakehouse #glutenfree #plantbasedrecipes #deliciousgfbread #allergyfriendly • • • • • #glutenfreevegan #glutenfreeeats #celiac #glutenfreefollowme #gffoodie #glutenfreefoodie #glutenfreelifestyle #whatceliacseat #glutenfreeliving #glutenfreedom #celiacandthe6ix #glutenfreeliving #nogluten #tummylove #celiacawareness #glutenfreegirl #gffoodie #celiacdisease #glutenfreelife #celiacsofig #celiaclife #glutenfreeblogger #glutenfreeblog

Who wants to save money off gluten free products 💵🙋🏻‍♀️? If you haven’t shopped for Schar products in store before, they can sometimes be a bit difficult to find. You can use the Store Locator button on @scharglutenfree’s website to find the closest store that carries Schar products near you. Using Schar’s store locator, I visited Nature’s Emporium in Vaughan, and picked up @scharglutenfree’s Ladyfingers to make a tiramisu. The Schar products are spread out throughout the store. I found these in the cookie aisle. One thing to note is that Schar's packaging is evolving. Make sure to look out for the yellow burst and red logo with their new colours! Here’s a treat for my fellow Canadians! Click the link in my bio to download your own coupon to get $2 off your in-store purchase of any Schar product in 🇨🇦. Have fun shopping and stay tuned for a recipe with the Ladyfingers I picked up 🛒💛❤️! #Schar #ScharPartner #ScharGlutenFree #ScharOffer

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