Upcoming Class at Crave! NW

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On Saturday, the 13th, I’ll be teaching a class for Gluten-Free Living at Crave Northwest. Crave! is a 3-day celebration of food in Spokane Valley at the Centerplace Regional Event Center. My class is free with admission to the Grand Tasting. It will be my first time at Crave! and I look forward to checking it out! Hope to see you there. For more information on CraveNW!, go to CraveNW.com. #food #glutenfree #CraveNW


Upcoming Gluten-Free Classes through Community Colleges of Spokane

glutenfree class cover slide Thinking of going gluten-free? Don’t know how or where to start? Get the help you need from a veteran. Take the guess work out of how to shop, eat, and travel gluten-free in this informative two-hour course. Advanced registration is required to prevent cancellation of class. Register by contacting the Community Colleges of Spokane ACT 2 program at (509) 279-6030.


The upcoming class schedule is as follows:

Magnuson Hall, SFCC, 2917 W Fort George Wright Drive, Spokane, WA 99224
Thursday, August 23, 2018 11:30AM – 1:30PM
Cost: $8.00 (There is a charge for parking at this location.)

Whitman County Library, 110 S. Main Street, Colfax, WA
Thursday, October 4, 2018 4:30PM – 6:30PM
Cost: $8.00

Newport Center Campus, 1204 W. Fifth St., Newport, WA 99156
Thursday, October 18, 2018 2:00PM – 4:00PM
Cost: $8.00

CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley, WA 99216
Thursday, October 25, 2018 9:00AM – 11:00AM
Cost: $8.00

Free Gluten-Free Classes to be Held in North Spokane

Spokane, WA — April 24, 2018 — Award-winning writer and gluten-free blogger K.S. Brooks will present a free 45-minute “Introduction to Gluten-Free Living” class on the third Monday of each month at Cole’s Bakery and Café, 521 E. Holland, Suite 20, Spokane, WA 99218. The first class will be held May 21, beginning at 6 p.m.

The class will cover the basics, and will take the guesswork out of eating, shopping, and traveling gluten-free.

“Cole’s Bakery and Café is the perfect location for this,” Brooks, who teaches “Gluten-Free Living 101” for Community Colleges of Spokane, said. “It’s the only dedicated gluten-free restaurant within hundreds of miles.” Almost immediately after being diagnosed with wheat intolerance in 2006, Brooks began blogging about it to help others struggling with their own journeys. In 2016, she began recording video tutorials to help newbies shop gluten-free.

Jeanine Smith, who opened Cole’s Bakery and Café back in 2014, was diagnosed with celiac disease nearly 15 years ago. “We wanted to put together a free class to provide folks with some guidance. There are a lot of people out there having difficulties with going gluten-free. Hopefully this will make it easier for them,” Smith said.

For more information on the free classes, contact Cole’s Bakery and Café at 509-413-1739. Learn more about Cole’s at http://colesbakeryandcafe.com. K.S. Brooks’s gluten-free blog is at https://glutenfreegusto.wordpress.com.


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Gluten-Free & Allergy Friendly Expo 2016 Arizona

gf-expo-signWell, just wow. In my previous life in the high-technology arena in Boston, I attended my fair share of trade shows. But I’ve never been to anything like this.

For those of you with food allergies, imagine a place you could go that catered to you. How nice would that be? If you are gluten-free, this would be a place offering you food samples that you didn’t have to worry about. You wouldn’t even have to read the ingredients (unless you had allergies beyond wheat/gluten). That would feel pretty wonderful, wouldn’t it?

Well, that’s what the Gluten-Free Expo is all about. With 7 shows per year in cities throughout the United States, gluten-free folks can attend and eat food samples to their hearts’ desire. Granted, it’s not an open buffet – you have to go up to the vendors’ booths, but you can sample anything from gluten-free pizza to frozen yogurt to Brazilian cheesy bread.

The Expos last two days, and I’m so very glad I attended both days. Continue reading