I met the folks of the Natural Decadence Gluten Free Bakery at the San Francisco Gluten and Alergy Free Expo in February, 2013. A fun and enthusiastic team they introduced their many gluten free snacks including their hit gluten free graham crackers (now how many of us miss those sweet treats from our childhood years).
They are now ramping up their production and need your help. Their goal is to raise $15,000 for equipment to produce their crackers in bigger production volumes.
Claire Baker, founder of the Delaware County Gluten Free Meetup group in Philadelphia, PA, takes us on a tour of a wide variety of gluten free offerings from a local farmer’s market, to a gluten free taco restaurant to desserts and coffee. Claire is the director of Gardening Programs, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society as well as a gluten-free & healthy dark chocolate educator. She is an author and runs the blog “So what CAN you eat?”, dishing out recipes and advice for the gluten free community.
For more info, goto: http://www.clairebakerok.com
April 11th and 12th2013
Join chef Jeff at the Inn on Randolph gluten free kitchen for a comprehensive day of bread and pizza making. This is the only gluten free bread class that you will ever need. A six hour hands on class that will give you all the necessary tools to empower you to go home and bake your own fresh bread and pizza. You will be learning a variety of baking techniques that will insure that you are proficient with oven applications as well as the bread machine. These are Jeff’s very own recipes developed for our climate and altitude. We will be making a lot of bread and pizza and all of it will be divided up and taken home by the students.
In October, 2012, I had the opportunity to visit Japan, the first time since being diagnosed as gluten sensitive 4 years ago. Needless to say, I was challenged to find places to eat in a country where there is little awareness of celiac disease and and gluten intolerance. Fortunately, with the help of clients, friends and the internet, I was able to find a variety of gluten free options.
With packets of gluten free soy sauce and an iPhone translation app I set out to discover how to eat Gluten Free in Japan.
Click on the link for a pdf of my trip that was presented to the Draeger Gluten Free Meetup, and the Gluten Intolerance Group of East Bay Meetup. GlutenfreeJapan.pptsm
Kim Rice, Certified Gluten Practitioner, will be teaching a FREE CLASS on Thursday evening, March 21st from 6:00pm – 7:30pm at the New Leaf Community Market, 5667 Silver Creek Valley Road, San Jose, CA 95138.
Have you been recently diagnosed with gluten sensitivity or Celiac Disease? Or, are you just wondering if gluten could be problematic for you? Join us as Wellness Coach, Kim Rice, walks you through the essentials of living a gluten-free lifestyle.
She will explain the issues with gluten and help identify all the places it can hide. She’ll also recommend transition products that your whole family will love. This class will help jump start your new GF lifestyle.
Gluten-free food samples will be available and each participant will receive a gluten-free goodie bag.
Tom Bohager, the founder of Enzymedica talks about their enzyme products to help in the digestive process to turn food into energy. Their product including GlutenEase was shown at the recent Gluten and Allergy Free Expo San Francisco at the Burlingame Airport Hyatt.
For more information goto: http://www.enzymedica.com
Jim Belcher from Kristina’s Natural Ranch Market in Fresno California, was one of the many attendees at the recent Gluten and Allergy Free Expo San Francisco, at the Burlingame Airport Hyatt, February 9th and 10th, 2013. He will be putting on the first Gluten Free Expo in Fresno, May 11, 2013. For more info goto: kristinasranchmarket.com
Jen Cafferty, the founder of the Gluten and Allergy Free Expo organized the first and largest event in the San Francisco Bay Area on Saturday and Sunday, February 9th and 10th, 2013 at the Airport Hyatt in Burlingame California. With thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors, the expo proved that the awareness of food allergies and intolerances is growing and more and more vendors are stepping up to serve the local market. The expo will be featured on an upcoming episode of the Food Network and will be returning to the San Francisco Bay Area next year. http://gfafexpo.com/
On a recent trip to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I had the chance to visit a brand new organic grocery store that just opened that week. I met Regina Koetters, one of the owners of the store and she shared her views on how good food can help rebuild community. They are doing a fabulous job of doing just that.
Marty’s Market is the place for Pittsburghers who demand fresh, full-flavor, high quality food as well as the retailer of choice for regional farmers who are committed to growing it. By building strong partnerships with producers down the street as well as across the country, Marty’s Market is a unique connecting piece in our inter-regional food system.