Friday, May 1, 2015

Gluten Free Faye

Time to share my weekly favorite gluten-free finds:
1. Sukhi's Biryani Chicken & Rice bowl at Costco ( although there is no mention of gluten-free, the ingredients are free of gluten! use caution if celiac)
2. Tzatziki Greek Yogourt & Cucumber dip at Costco
3. Hebrew National Beef Sausages (every grocery store)
4. Special K Gluten free Flake Cereal at Costco
5. Chex Gluten free Granola at Costco
6. Creme Brûlée by Marie Morin at Costco
7. Mission Corn Tortilla (most grocery stores)
Bon Appetit !

May Support Meeting

Agenda:   Informational meeting.  Member Mike Smith will discuss “Living a Gluten Free Life”.  His talk will include:  Indications of Celiac and GF issues. Gluten free and long term health.  How did I get to be this way?  Future food changes that will affect the GF diet.  Problematic seeds and grains.  Helpful supplement essentials.

 Date:  Saturday, May 16, 2015

Time:  10:00 am – 11:30 am

Location:  Health Education Center (Room 1) at Peace Health Southwest Medical Center.  (Location is accessed via NE 92nd Ave. off E. Mill Plain Blvd.  Pass the parking structure and turn left.  The entrance is directly ahead.)

Cost:  Free admission

For Information: Contact Maureen at 360-571-8998

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Gluten-Free Pasta Tips

Buckwheat soba noodles pair well with grilled eggplant, sesame, and soy.
Fresh vegetables are a good match for sweet-corn noodles, and quinoa
pasta is delicious with a meat sauce. Try roasted tomatoes and olives with
rice, soy, and potato penne, and add a cheese sauce with bacon and peas
to brown-rice spirals for a spin on classic mac and cheese.

Yogurt-Tahini Sauce

For a knock-your-socks-off sauce for grilled chicken or vegetables
or dip for crudites, whisk together 1/2 cup 0% greek yogurt, 1/4
cup extra-virgin olive oil, 2 Tbs. tahini, 2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice,
1 finely minced small clove garlic, and up to 1/2 tsp. salt.
Makes 1 cup.
- Nutrition Action Healthletter, April 2015

Schar Brand Pasta - Bonta d' Italia

From Italy to you! This authentic pasta made with millet, a nutritious
ancient grain, has won Italy's 2014 Sapore Dell'Anno award for best
tasting pasta. The pasta is made in Italy using non-GMO ingredients.
Schar is the world leader in gluten-free: guaranteed gluten-free at less
than 20ppm, over 30 years experience, from a family of over 300
global products, and uses the highest quality ingredients.
For your free sample, please visit, ScharClubGiveaway.com

Monday, April 20, 2015

April 18 Support Meeting

Julie Hasson of Julie's Original Baking Mixes gave a wonderful presentation to the Gluten Free Support Group of  Southwest Washington at Saturday's monthly meeting.  A professional baker and pastry chef for more than twenty years, she now specializes in recipes that are gluten-free, vegan and allergy friendly.  The group learned about Julie's products and sampled tasty treats.   Also, the baking mixes were available for sale. 
Look for Julie at the Gluten-Free Food Fair this coming Saturday. Hope to see you there.

Gluten-Free Food Fair April 25 Portland, OR
Lloyd Center DoubleTree 10am to 3pm
60 GF businesses | 6 speakers | Silent Auction
Samples + to-go GF food + GF beer + ask your questions
11th annual benefiting two non-profits: Camp Blue Spruce (send kids to a GF/allergy-free summer camp; the Gluten Intolerance Group of Portland (GF education & support community).
$10/person...$15/couple...$25/family of 4...$5/additional person
Kids under 12 free (cash or credit/debit at the door)
More info: http://graindamaged.blogspot.com/p/annual-gluten-free-food-…
Daily updates: GIG of Portland

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Spiralizing

J.S. Amie is a well known author of books on Spiralizing.
She is the Happy Healthy Foodie that writes a blog as well
as some great books with healthy recipes. Take a look:
http://www.healthyhappyfoodieblog.com/have-you-heard-of-spiralizing/