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Presentation Stage 1
Demo Time
Board certified Health Coach, yoga instructor, avid foodie, dog lover, and founder of Golden Beet Wellness.
In her private practice she coaches clients on how to deal with issues of: Living without gluten in your diet, Digestive issues, Weight loss, and Stress reduction.
Betsy stays busy testing recipes, walking her dog along the river, and helping out at Glasshalfull, the restaurant she and her husband own.
10:30 am – 11:15 am
Healthy Gluten Free and Vegan Breakfast Made Easy

Incorporating many "super foods" and other healthful ingredients to create a variety of delicious and easy breakfast options such as:

Vanilla, blueberry, banana, and buckwheat pancakes

Chia seed pudding with cinnamon and fruit

A variety of amazing smoothies

Also sampling yummy veggie breakfast muffins
Ryanna Battiste
Ryanna is an accomplished home cook who derived much joy from food, especially making and eating fresh pasta, which she studied at the Apicius Culinary School in Florence. But as she sought to get to the bottom of her deteriorating health and her son’s extreme colic, she realized that food, namely gluten, was closely linked to their every symptom.

Ryanna opened GRUB, a place for Community Food Education in Wilmington NC which offers classes, workshops and support both at the GRUB House and throughout Southeastern NC
11:30 am – 12:15 pm
"Foods That Heal"
Take part in a sampling and demonstration of the homemade probiotic-rich soda known as Water Kefir, and learn how Real Foods can enable you to take your health into your own hands using food as your medicine.
North Carolina native and East Carolina University Home Economist, a Personal Chef, Food/Prop Stylist and Recipe Developer/Tester for Our State Magazine and judges cooking contests at the NC State Fair and at various festivals where she has won contests herself.

12:30 pm – 1:10 pm

Enjoy Wendy’s simple and DEE-lish creations again this year featuring Bone Suckin’/Earth Family products.

All Gluten Free
Brown Bag Lunches & Back To School ideas!

1. Pork Butt using Rub and Bone Suckin Sauce

2. Black Bean and Pork Soup
3. Lettuce Wraps Pork Fajitas
4. Butt Sweet Tater


All Gluten Free

1.Green Onion Spread
2. Chicken salad
3.Sweet Swiss Pimento Cheese

Linda Watson

Author, Writer, & Food evangelist: convinced we can make the world a better place by voting with our forks. Linda started the Cook for Good project after becoming obsessed with the national Food Stamp Challenge: living on a dollar a meal per person for a week. Her three-week experiment became a lifestyle, this website, the book Wildly Affordable Organic, and now the Wildly Good Cook videos and teachers' training program. Linda's story took a romantic turn recently when she wrote the spoof Fifty Weeks of Green: Romance & Recipes. She teaches cooking classes and gives talks on thrift, sustainability, and creating your dream life across the country.

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Chickpea and Quinoa Salad with Beets, Cukes, and Peppers

Allergen Free of top 8 and Vegan
Recipe can be downloaded Here

Stop into Linda's booth, she will have Lentilicious Sunshine Spread samples - a recipe can be found Here
Chef Andre Pastrana
Co-Owner of Coffee &Crepes
Andres Pastrana opened Coffee & Crepes in Cary's Crossroads Plaza over 10 years ago with the mission of making fresh, authentic European style crepes and locally roasted, fair trade, organic coffee. It is a happy coincidence that crepes made with gluten-free buckwheat are both classic and authentic! Chef Andres will demonstrate the art of making and spinning crepe batter into delicious sweet or savory crepes.

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Gluten Free Banana & Chocolate on Buckwheat crepes


Kelly Bourgeois
Recording Artist/Songwriter

Diagnosed with a wheat allergy has been gluten-free since 2010.  He is the singer, lead guitarist for his band, The Mosquito Legs.  They have been playing together for over 4 years.  Kelly is a prolific songwriter and has been recording this summer with producer, John Custer.  He is in his second summer working as a lifeguard at the local pool and enjoys singing in the Cary High School Concert Choir and the Symphonic Band.  Kelly plays drums, piano, violin, clarinet,  guitar and writes about issues facing young people.  His music has been described as "mystic, massive and visceral" for his young age of 17.  The Mosquito Legs have played at marathons, movies-in-the park, battle of the bands, music halls, and school assemblies.  Kelly loves performing and proving that you can be a "cool rock dude" with a gluten-free lifestyle. 
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

LIVE performance with music suitable for all ages!

Presentation Stage 2

Presentation Time
Debbie Jongkind RD,LDN,CWC, PCC
Debbie has a passion for coaching individuals with Celiac Disease, non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity and IBS due to her own diagnosis of Celiac in 2006. She has served as the camp dietitian during “Gluten Free Week” at Camp Kanata 2007-2010.  Debbie writes about living gluten free on the “Gluten Free Durham Blog” and provides educational seminars for both medical professionals and the community.
10:45 am – 11:30 am
"Living Your Best Gluten Free Life"
evaluating your overall health and well being
Gluten Free  since age 15, after having symptoms related to celiac disease. After graduating from Chopticon High School, he enlisted with the Maryland National Guard in Jan. 2001, so he could serve his country. He served a year deployment, going overseas to Kandahar, Afghanistan, returning in May 2012. CPT. Andrasik has earned a M.B.A. from Capitol College in Laurel, MD and is currently serving as an Army officer with a unit in the Maryland National Guard.
11:30 am – 12:15 pm
an inspirational journey every celiac, gluten free dieter, or any special dieter should read
Sponsored by Moon Rabbit Foods
Gluten Practitioner, Natural Gourmet Chef & Healthy Lifestyle Coach

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
"Eating for Vitality Gluten Free"
Just because you're eating Gluten-Free, doesn't mean you're eating healthy. Join Lisa in a high energy presentation on optimizing your health through eating the right balance for optimal health. Eating the right balance of high quality foods creates more Energy, Mental clarity, Fat loss, and Hormonal balance equaling Optimal health!

RAFFLE Held on Presentation Stage 1

1:10 pm – 1:30 pm
Must be present to win!

Celiac Advocate,
Mrs. Alaska United States 2011, Mrs. Alaska International 2012, Mrs. Northwest International 2013
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
“Living Heart Healthy with Celiac Disease”
Eric DeBerry
Chief Relations Officer and partner at Moon Rabbit Foods and Co-Owner of DeBerry Insurance Agency, Inc.  
Diagnosed in 2010 - He will be telling his story leading to diagnoses and recovery, and how he views Celiac as a positive. Eric will also share how this journey led him to Moon Rabbit Foods.  He is a current member of CSA Chapter # 76 in Nashville, TN, also attends and speaks at a hospital based Celiac Group in Columbia, TN.

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Personal Journey to Gluten Free and Beyond
Sponsored by Moon Rabbit Foods


America's Gluten Free Voice
Gluten Free TV Chef on Daytime TV - Nationally syndicated (NBC) in 3rd season, Founder & Editor in Chief of SIMPLY GLUTEN FREE magazine, Cookbook Author, GF Blogger since 2007, food writer published in over 100 newspapers in America. Featured on Martha Stewart & more. Carol gives an outstanding presentation!
2:45 pm – 3:30 pm
"Setting up your Gluten Free Kitchen" 

Featured Speaker sponsored by SIMPLY GLUTEN FREE Magazine