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Gluten-Free Retreat: A Full Day

5 Comments 30 July 2016

Gluten-Free Retreat: A Full Day

Most summers I enjoy a long weekend with gluten-free blogger friends in the country. The days are filled with relaxing, walking, art journaling, chatting, yoga, writing, shopping, cooking, blogging, and eating. Lots of eating. Here’s a snippet of my day:

Walking with a sweet friend while being watched.


Making sure this little guy made it safely across the road.


Breakfasting. A throwback to pre-gluten-free days as this tasted exactly like my memories of Entenmann’s.


Fortified with a green smoothie, of course.


And a new product that I’m crazy about.


Swapples! Covered in vegan cream cheese compliments of Valerie of City|Life|Eats. I think this flavor was my favorite.


They were also incredible last night with That Chili with the Mushrooms by Shirley of Gluten Free Easily.


Snacking at Kickshaws Downtown Market, a local whole foods market that caters to the gluten-free vegan crowd.


Jackfruit and sauerkraut on vegan and gluten-free sourdough bread. (If you need your own vegan pulled-pork experience, try Johnna’s recipe. Even carnivores like it.)


And a strawberry shortcake cupcake for dessert. Do snacks qualify as dessert-ending meal?

Just in case I need more to look forward to, these vegan, gluten-free cinnamon rolls are on the counter waiting for breakfast.


Or a maybe a midnight snack.

And just for fun, these caught my eye today.


Ew, right?

Full and content, I’m off to bed.

Readers, dish!

  • What do you do to let down?
  • How do you fill up when you’re feeling depleted?

Your Comments

5 Comments so far

  1. Christine says:

    VGF sourdough? Amazing! Did you make it or buy it?
    The Swapples look awesome too. Thanks for the post!

    • Heather says:

      Christine, the VGF sourdough was made by the owner of Kickshaw’s. They put the sandwich together for me. But they sell the bread in loaves as well. So delicious!!! Thanks for commenting!

  2. What a terrific recap of Day One, Heather! Thanks so much for sharing all this goodness so we can look back on it all today and in the future. :-)


  3. Johnna says:

    Oh, how I miss all of you! So glad to see all of the fun you are having and the tasty treats. Everything looks great!

  4. Damn. I want a swapple.
    Sounds like a great way to spend a weekend! I’m lucky to have found some fun, vegan blogging friends to hang out with as well =)
    I’m super jealous of all of the awesome vegan, gluten-free options you have. Nice!
    ps. that turtle though! so cute!

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I'm a curious girl, wife, teacher, fitness fanatic, gluten-free foodie, high-raw vegan, and Mama Cat living in NYC. I've made the transition from baking and cooking gluten-free to creating raw vegan recipes that are naturally gluten free. My gluten intolerance opened up my diet to a whole new world of nutritious plant-based foods. While I'm not 100% vegan, it's my favorite way to eat, and making and sharing raw foods makes me giddy. Living in the City has its joys and challenges, and I enjoy sharing my experiences with you.

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