Gluten-Free Events Calendar

If it’s gluten free and happening in Victoria, Vancouver Island or the Gulf Islands, you’ll find it listed here! From tastings to contests, farmer’s markets to food trucks – this is your calendar to Gluten-Free Paradise! Join Victoria’s Gluten-Free Foodies and add a new restaurant – and possibly a new gluten-free friend – to your repertoire!

Top Picks for Dining! • Top Picks for Shopping! • Celiac-Friendly Fast Food!

Sep
16
Sat
Awesome Rawsome Tasting @ Lifestyle Markets
Sep 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Wish you could try before you buy pricey gluten-free food?  Here’s your chance! Join Ellen Bayens of  The Celiac Scene for a fun and informative taste extravaganza! Second and fourth Saturday of every month Lifestyle Markets on Douglas Street between 12 and 2 pm. Look for Ellen’s smile in the fabulous new Organic Bulk Food Department. No diagnosis or RSVP required.

Brought to you by Okanagan Rawsome and accompanied by Habibi’s Mediterranean Dips!

Okanagan Rawsome is a made in BC success story! A 2017 Specialty Food Award Finalist for Best New Product, Mother-Daughter Duo, Afke and Anna, mix apples and carrots from the Okanagan with fruit and seeds, let them sprout and then dehydrate them into delicious crisps great for celiacs and athletes alike!  We call it a ‘Smoothie in a Cracker!’ Today is your day to try the sweet and savory raw goodies that had them nominated: Onion Beet, Choc-Ginger, Cran-Raisin, Flax-Sesame, Spicy-Chia-Hemp Crisps! Why We Love Okanagan Rawsome

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100% Non-GMO • Soaked & Sprouted Seeds • Dehydrated at Low Temperatures • No Refined Sugars • Low-Glycemic

Okanagan Rawsome’s mission is to awaken your taste buds with delicious raw, sprouted, gluten free, vegan crisps – now in six fabulous flavours! 

A source of pure plant energy, these living whole food snacks are low-glycemic, promote weight loss, reduce inflammation. Loaded with organic ingredients and local produce, Okanagan Rawsome is real food that nourishes your body – and soul! 

  • Find Okanagan Rawsome at retailers in Victoria and across Vancouver Island!
  • Purchase Okanagan Rawsome online and save! Free shipping within Canada for orders over $80. Free Shipping in the US for orders over $160.

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It doesn’t get any greener than this combination of spinach, kale and parsley made with local grown apples and zucchini. BC grown all the way!

  • LOCAL Organic Veggies
  • 99% ORGANIC Ingredients

Top these Garden Crisps with your favourite cheese and some sliced cucumber to create a perfect pairing.

  • INGREDIENTS: *apples,*spinach,*kale,*parsley,*zucchini,*flax seeds,*coconut,*dates,*lemon juice,*sprouted pumpkin seeds,*chlorella, ginger powder, garlic powder, pure ocean aquifer sea salt. (*organic)

Okanagan Rawsome Beet Crisps

Onion-Herb Beet Crisps

Onion-Herb Beet Crisps • See how they are made!

Onion-Herb BEET CRISPS are packed with local organic beets, carrots and onions combined with sprouted seeds and a yummy blend of spices.

  • LOCAL Organic Veggies
  • 99% ORGANIC Ingredients

Onion-Herb Beet Crisps are delicious with your favourite cheese, hummus, or pesto. Make an open-faced sandwich using a Beet Crisp as a base!

  • INGREDIENTS: *ground flaxseeds, *carrots, *sprouted buckwheat, *sprouted sunflower seeds, *beets *zucchini, *sprouted lentils, *onions, onion powder, oregano, garlic powder, *sea salt, cumin (*organic)

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Spicy Chia-Hemp Carrot Crisps

Spicy Chia-Hemp Carrot Crisps • See how they are made!

Spicy Chia-Hemp CARROT CRISPS are spicy snacks made with locally grown carrots & zucchini, chia, hemp, and sprouted lentils to enhance nutrient bioavailability. The carrots provide a high-source of Vitamin A.

  • LOCAL Organic Veggies
  • 96% ORGANIC Ingredients

Chia-Hemp Carrot Crisps are delicious with your favorite cheese, hummus, and/or a slice of avocado. Make an open faced sandwich using a Carrot Crisp as a base!

  • INGREDIENTS: *carrots, *ground flax seeds, *sprouted buckwheat, *zucchini, *sprouted lentils, hemp hearts, *chia seeds, *sea salt, cumin, cayenne, onion powder, oregano, garlic powder (*organic)

How Carrot Crisps are Made


Orange Sesame Apple Crisps

Orange Sesame Apple Crisps

Orange Sesame APPLE CRISPS  light, flavour-packed zesty treat made with oranges and lemons. We grind whole flax seeds to preserve valuable Omega-3 fats. Dehydration happens at low temperatures, protecting valuable living enzymes!

  • LOCAL Organic Apples
  • 96% ORGANIC Ingredients

Delicious with a seed or nut butter. Visit the recipe section of our website for other suggested pairings and rawsome recipes!

  • INGREDIENTS: *apples, *coconut, *ground flax seeds, *sesame seeds, *dates, hemp hearts, *oranges, *lemon juice, cinnamon, ground ginger, *sea salt (*organic)

How Apple Crisps Are Made


 Cran Raisin Apple CrispsCranberry Raisin Apple Crisps

Cran-Raisin APPLE CRISPS combine sprouted buckwheat with delicious organic cranberries, raisins, and organic Okanagan apples to create a naturally sweet and filling snack. 

  • LOCAL Organic Apples
  • 99% ORGANIC Ingredients

Crumble a few pieces of Cran-Raisin Apple Crisps onto plain yogurt or sprinkle some on top of your morning cereal to add live enzymes and easy to digest protein to kick start your day!

  • INGREDIENTS: *apples, *sprouted buckwheat, *ground flax, *dates, *sprouted sunflower seeds, *sprouted pumpkin seeds, *raisins, *cranberries, cinnamon, ground ginger, *orange zest, *sea salt (*organic)

Available in convenient single-sized portions.


 Okanagan Rawsome Choc-Ginger

Chocolate Ginger Apple Crisps

Chocolate Ginger Apple Crisps

*Starting September 2017, only available online in Single / Bulk 

Chocolate Ginger APPLE CRISPS offer dark chocolate-coconut decadence in a delicious mixture of organic Okanagan apples, ginger, sprouted seeds, sprouted buckwheat, and dates. 

  • LOCAL Organic Produce
  • 90% ORGANIC Ingredients

Choc-Ginger Apple Crisps are delicious on their own or with a serving of ice cream made with frozen bananas & vegan chocolate pudding.

  • INGREDIENTS: *apples, *sprouted buckwheat, *ground flax, *dates, *sprouted sunflower seeds, *sprouted pumpkin seeds, ginger slices, dark chocolate (cocao, sugar, non-GMO soya lecithin, vanilla flavour), *coconut, ground ginger, *lemon juice, cinnamon, *sea salt (*organic)
  • Available in convenient single-sized portions.

Meet the Okanagan Rawsome Farmers

Farming runs in the family at Okanagan Rawsome

Meet Afke Zonderland, Founder Okanagan Rawsome


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Okanagan Rawsome CCA ReviewOkanagan Rawsome is a proud Sponsor of the Canadian Celiac Association’s Classes for the Newly Diagnosed. Details here!

Find Okanagan Rawsome at retailers in Victoria and across Vancouver Island!

Purchase Okanagan Rawsome online and save! Free shipping within Canada for orders over $80. Free Shipping in the US for orders over $160.



Gluten-Free Products have taken over at Lifestyle Markets!

 Lifestyle Markets Gluten-Free Shelf Tags

Now EVERY AISLE is ‘safe for celiacs,’ thanks to their ‘Wee Gluten-Free’ shelf tags. Look for the orange labels that shout out EACH and EVERY gluten-free item in throughout the store! Same goes for Lifestyle Markets’ sister store on Cook Street and Lifestyle Select in Sidney!

View their complete Gluten-Free Product List

For more than 20 years, Lifestyle Markets on Douglas Street in Victoria, BC was known as the ‘first-stop-one-shop’ for anyone new to the diet or new to town. Lifestyle Markets offers the most comprehensive selection of gluten-free flours and baking ingredients in British Columbia.

Gluten-Free Sales!
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Gluten-Free Vitamins and Supplements

Can’t visit in person? Take a virtual store tour …
Shop online! Free shipping across Canada on orders over $70.

Sep
30
Sat
Sap! Maple & Birch Water Sampling @ Lifestyle Markets
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Wish you could try before you buy pricey gluten-free food?  Here’s your chance! Join Ellen Bayens of  The Celiac Scene for a fun and informative taste extravaganza! Second and fourth Saturday of every month Lifestyle Markets on Douglas Street between 12 and 2 pm. Look for Ellen’s smile in the fabulous new Organic Bulk Food Department. No diagnosis or RSVP required.

Introducing Sap! Maple Water by Chef Pola Culinary

Chef Pola Gluten-Free Sap Maple Seltzer

Sap! Maple Water is Simple.  One ingredient with one mission: making the world a healthier place, without sacrificing taste. Enjoyed for more than eight generations by a family in Vermont, Chef Pola Culinary is bring Sap! to Canada!

Sap! is simple – one tasty ingredient simple. Just 100% pure maple sap direct from the tree with naturally occurring antioxidants, electrolytes, minerals, and nutrients. Sparkling, with a natural sweetness, Sap! is free of additives and preservatives. Available as a soda or a seltzer. New! Birch Water! Learn more here!


MAPLE SAP! SODA
MAPLE SAP! SODA

• pure maple sap • 80 calories • 18g sugar • USDA Organic • Low-Glycemic • Non-GMO • Gluten Free • 46 Naturally Occurring Nutrients • Electrolytes • Prebiotics (Good for Gut Health) • Polyphenols


BIRCH SAP! SPARKLING
BIRCH SAP! SPARKLING

• pure birch sap • 25 calories • 6g sugar • USDA Organic • Low-Glycemic • Non-GMO • Gluten Free • 46+ Naturally Occurring Nutrients • Electrolytes


MAPLE SAP! SELTZER
MAPLE SAP! SELTZER
• pure maple sap • 40 calories • 9g sugar • USDA Organic • Low-Glycemic • Non-GMO • Gluten Free • 46 Naturally Occurring Nutrients • Electrolytes • Prebiotics (Good for Gut Health) •  Polyphenols


chef-pola-culinary-gluten-free-1030x224Chef Pola Culinary is on a mission to connect natural brands with conscious consumers. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, they are dedicated to sourcing high-quality, gluten-free products from around the world and introducing them to Canada, starting right here on Vancouver Island! A perfect fit for the lifestyle we love!

  • Pure – exceptional taste – naturally
  • Sustainable – healthy products for your whole family
  • Selective – family-run businesses with generations of knowledge

Gluten-Free Products have taken over at Lifestyle Markets!

 Lifestyle Markets Gluten-Free Shelf Tags

Now EVERY AISLE is ‘safe for celiacs,’ thanks to their ‘Wee Gluten-Free’ shelf tags. Look for the orange labels that shout out EACH and EVERY gluten-free item in throughout the store! Same goes for Lifestyle Markets’ sister store on Cook Street and Lifestyle Select in Sidney!

View their complete Gluten-Free Product List

For more than 20 years, Lifestyle Markets on Douglas Street in Victoria, BC was known as the ‘first-stop-one-shop’ for anyone new to the diet or new to town. Lifestyle Markets offers the most comprehensive selection of gluten-free flours and baking ingredients in British Columbia.

Gluten-Free Sales!
View complete Flyer
Gluten-Free Vitamins and Supplements

Can’t visit in person? Take a virtual store tour …
Shop online! Free shipping across Canada on orders over $70.

Gluten-Free Tastings at Lifestyle Markets Victoria

New to the gluten-free diet? Wish you could try before you buy pricey gluten-free food? Drop in between 12 and 2pm every second and fourth Saturday of every month and learn to love the gluten-free diet! Food, fun and information with Celiac Disease Expert, Ellen Bayens. Embrace the good life in gluten-free paradise! Check the Tasting Schedule here!