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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Gluten Free Living Now Expo 2012


Gluten Free Living Now Expo 2012
Saturday, October 13th 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 14th 9:00am to 2:30pm
Location: The Fountains, 502 E Carmel Drive, Carmel, IN 46032
Alessio Fasano, M.D. Center for Celiac Research
World’s most well-known expert on Celiac Disease
Sit back, listen to an informative lecture on Celiac Disease. Gain invaluable knowledge from the expert.

Itinerary and topics will be updated on our website listed below.

Other Experts will be speaking about the Gluten Free Lifestyle throughout this event

A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Center for Celiac Research (CFCR)

Cooking Demonstrations Foods and Services! Room for over 80 local & national gluten-free vendors
You will NOT want to miss the 2
nd Annual Gluten Free Expo
General Admission is $5. Children under 10 are free. Donations will be accepted at the door to support The Allergen Free Kid’s Camp & The Gluten Intolerant Food Program

Contact us today!
Shelia (317)771-6506 Email:  Tina (317)379-2350 Email:
Visit our website for registration updates and information

If you know of any companies that have great gluten free products, food,and restaurants with great gluten free menus that would like to participate....please feel free to contact me at my email
This year, although it is still in the early planning phase we plan on having a gluten free chef cook-off competition on Oct. 13th at the expo.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Beating the Heat

Now on a lighter note...

What are your favorite gluten free foods to enjoy on insanely hot days like today?

Prolapse and Celiac?

Okay, I apologize for getting all serious and personal on a Friday afternoon, but I'm hoping for some input, seeing as 88% of the "fans" on the Facebook page are female.

I was recently having a conversation with someone who wondered if by chance there is an increased incidence of pelvic organ prolapse among Celiacs. I'm not a medical professional of any sort, but it seemed to make sense that things "down there" could suffer negative effects, especially when paired with hysterectomy, menopause, childbirth, or other big events of that sort.

So anyhow, I'd love to hear your perspective on the matter. You can comment here anonymously or email me at I figure this might be something people aren't comfortable talking openly about (unlike gluten-fueled bowel movements), but maybe we should be talking about it...?

Friday, June 22, 2012

Scotty's Brewhouse

I know at one point they were considering a location at The Harrison downtown, but with all the mess that has been, it didn't pan out. I just caught a story that's a couple of weeks old, however, saying that they do still have plans to come to town. Check that story out here.

If you're not familiar with Scotty's Brewhouse (I've never been there, but hear great things), check out their gluten free menu online.

Sounds good to me!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Good Grains Gluten Free Bakery

From Amanda Williams at Good Grains Bakery in Roanoke (OPENING TOMORROW!!!):

Hello everyone!!! Wanted to let you know my cousin, Melissa Paul, and I are opening a 100% Gluten-free bakery tomorrow in Roanoke. We are located at 4223 Station Rd Unit A, in the plaza connected to Nick's Junction Restaurant. The plaza is called Station Corners. It is on the left as you head south down US-24. We feature a wide array of baked goods from breads, rolls and pizza crusts to cookies pies and cupcakes etc. Come on down and check us out!!! The name of the bakery is Good Grains. Our hrs will be Tues-Fri 8-4 and Sat 8-2. (At present, the sign is not quite finished...) Hope to see you there!! We look forward to meeting you and serving you some outstanding GF food!!!

I don't know about you, but I'll be headed to Roanoke tomorrow.

Camp Gluten Freedom

I know it's last-minute here, but if you're still interested in sending your kid to a totally gluten free summer camp next week, they have extended the registration deadline to June 25.

Check it out at the link below:

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Farm Markets

Thank you to Debby from the Fort Wayne Celiacs Support Group for compiling this list of local markets!!!

I had no hand in this except copying and pasting from her email...  :)

My challenges to you now:
1. Add a comment here with any that have been omitted from the list.
2. Add a comment with any GF goodies you find at these markets.

Barr Street Market                                                                        
302 E. Berry St.
Opens July 7 - Sept. 15
Saturdays - 9am - 1pm

Cedar Creek Produce
1709 Clay St.
self-serve basis.
Also can handpick some berries,
call 627-5239

Columbia City Farmers' Market
West of Courthouse Square
Saturdays 7:30am -12

Dupont Downs -parking lot next to the Dupont Library
536 E. Dupont Rd.
Thursdays 12-3pm

East State Village Market
Tecumseh Library
1411 E. State Blvd.
Sundays 12-4pm

Georgetown Square Farmer's Market
corner of State Blvd. & Maplecrest Rd.
June 14-Sept. 13
Thursdays 4-7pm

Hardy's Farm Market
4525 Knoll Rd.
Opens second week in July -Oct.
Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm

Historic West Main Street Farmers' Market
1936 W. Main Street
May - October
Fridays 3pm-8pm

Roanoke Farmers' Market
Downtown Roanoke
July 7 - Sept. 29
Saturdays 8am-12

Salomon Farmers' Market
817 W. Dupont in Old Barn
Wednesdays 5pm -8pm

South Side Farmers' Market
3300 Warsaw St.
Easter - Mid-December
Saturdays 7am -1pm

Towne House Retirement Community
2209 Saint Joe Center Rd.
Tuesdays 3pm -6pm

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


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Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

I apologize for the delay in getting this info out- I've been busy with a newborn!

Two weeks ago, I got some additional information regarding GF eating at Parkview Field. Here's what they said:

"Great News!
We have a new startup bakery called Good Grains out of Roanoke, Indiana baking fresh gluten free buns for us. She has her own mill and had developed a wonderful combination of grains to make a fresh soft bun that do not crumble. We introduced these buns over the last home-stand and received great review from them.
We are also working on a flatbread for the hotdogs, brats and sausages that we have so they can also be enjoyed by all our fans."

Soooo.... get out and enjoy a Tincaps game- and food!

If you missed my previous post on GF at Parkview Field, check it out HERE.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Gluten Free at Parkview Field

Below is a response I received today regarding GF options at Parkview Field.


(Additional info in a later blog update can be found HERE.)
We have made a great effort to make many of the items served at Parkview Field Gluten Free. Below is a list of the Gluten Free food that is served at Parkview field. Please note that while most things are either naturally gluten free or made gluten free, very few items we receive are “Certified Gluten Free”, and while we take great precaution to ensure ideal conditions , we do not have a gluten free prep area.
Concession Stand 2
¼ pound Cheeseburger – when served on the Gluten free bun
Johnsonville Bratwurst – when served on the Gluten free bun
Ballpark All Beef Hot dog – when served on the Gluten free bun
Grilled Chicken Sandwich – when served on the Gluten free bun
TinCap Salad, both garden and Chapman’s
Nachos with cheese
Veggies & Hummus
Riceworks chips * served throughout the park*
All Heinz condiments served at Parkview Field. We are currently switching to Red Gold for which is also Gluten Free.
Manzana’s Mexican grill
Tacos 3 for $5 – when on soft or hard corn tortillas
Nachos Grande – all hot and cold sides are made gluten free. The only thing that contains gluten on the cart is the wheat tortilla; taco salad bowl and burrito.
Both Popcorn Carts
Roasted Peanuts
Popcorn all sizes (our seasoning does not contain gluten)
Centerfield Grill
¼ Rack Ribs and combo plate
¼ Chicken and combo plate
Jumbo Turkey Leg
Char Grilled Chicken Strips
Field of Greens Cart
Both TinCaps salads and dressings
Veggies & Hummus
Riceworks Chips
Apple Cart
Carmel Apple
Fresh Apple
BBQ Cart
BBQ Ribs and combo plate
¼ Chicken and combo plate
BBQ Pork sandwich – when served on the Gluten free bun
BBQ beef Brisket sandwich – when served on the Gluten free bun
BBQ nachos
Grilled Corn
Carmel Apple Cole Slaw
Stadium Wide
Frozen Chocolate Bananas
Lemon, strawberry, and watermelon chill
Dippin Dots
Most flavors of hand dipped ice cream (cups only, no cones)
Soft Serve ice cream (Stand one, cup only)
Most novelty ice creams

Thursday, February 16, 2012

French Meadow Wins Again

A few weeks back, I bought a package of soft tortilla shells at Fort Wayne Custom Rx. That's the only place I've seen these (I think...? Does A&B Natural Foods have them? I don't recall...... I always get the pizza crusts there!), and French Meadow did not disappoint.

Okay, maybe I was disappointed that there were only 6 in the package, but I'd still buy it again.  :)

I found they worked best slightly warmed in the microwave. They were soft and even softened back up when reheated. They didn't get dry and crunchy.

They were definitely the best soft tortillas I've had since going GF. Without compare. I wouldn't expect anything less from French Meadow Bakery.

Seriously, we need to get more of their products in more of our local groceries! A&B has their pizza crusts, Kroger has their brownies, FW Custom Rx has these tortillas, and Meijer occasionally has their cupcakes. I know some restaurants use their bread (Dash-In does, or at least last I knew), but I've never been able to buy it. This brand is awesome!

Sunday, January 29, 2012