Thursday, December 24, 2009
WOW! I was so impressed with the info and reception this past weekend in Victoria! Took your Celiac Scene map with me and ate at The Tapas Bar , Le Bon Rouge Bistro, and Wild Saffron at The Swan's Hotel . In ALL cases, waitstaff couldn't have been more gracious, knowledgeable and helpful. The person who waited on us at the Tapas Bar was celiac herself. I also appreciated the Celiac Scene decals in the doorways. On top of that, we had Afternoon Tea at Butchart Gardens and my GF selection was marvelous. Turns out that the "Tea Chef" also has CD. Thank you for this great service to us GF eaters. To date, I've never had such a friendly and knowledgeable reception in the States where I am from.
We went to Topo's Restaurante and my meal was so amazing; I even had a chocolate mousse desert made with Bernard Callebaut chocolate. Yum, Yum, Yum!!! Bernice
We were in Victoria for my oldest son’s wedding. We needed a restaurant to host 15 of my family members for our rehearsal dinner (6 of us are gluten/dairy free). We chose Nautical Nellie's as it was within walking distance from our hotel and could accommodate us all on a busy Friday night. The waiter who served us requested our table as his girlfriend is celiac and he felt he could give us the best service. He was right! We all enjoyed an amazing meal and even the most sensitive among us enjoyed a safe meal. Bravo Nautical Nellies and The Celiac Scene™! Cathy
Just wanted to drop you a note to let you know that we have found a
different way to heat the flour tortillas that will leave the grill
strictly gluten free with no traces whatsoever of gluten. The new equipment should be installed within a couple of weeks. Yea! Tamara of Hernande’z Restaurant
I recently traveled to Calgary for a dance competition. Before I left I checked The Celiac Scene™ to look for restaurants that were within walking distance of my hotel that could provide GF options. I ended up going to the Redwater Rustic Grille. The service was great and the wait staff were very knowledgeable. I ordered from the pasta menu, as they could substitute GF corn pasta for wheat pasta. The waiter wrote down my allergies and double checked with the head chef that everything that I ordered was GF and dairy free. When complimentary bread and antipasto were brought out to the table for the others, I was served GF corn chips and antipasto on a separate plate. The meal was fantastic!!! This was the first time I had had a pasta dish at a restaurant since going GF 4 years ago. As with every time I eat out, I am always skeptical of my meal, even after all the precautions. I can tell within 10 minutes of eating a meal whether or not it was contaminated with gluten. After the 10 minute mark, my stomach was getting full, but the signs I experience with gluten contamination were not there! My meal was delicious AND safe! I returned to the restaurant the next night for the exact same dish! I highly recommend trying this restaurant for a delicious GF meal! Stephanie
We ate recently at Bistro 161 in Duncan. Celiac friendly, a very nice place to eat. Barbro
Another great restaurant! Blues Bayou. Our waiter’s knowledge of celiac disease was very reassuring. He was able to give confident recommendations about what I could and couldn't eat without my having to educate him. The food was spicy and the evening was fun! I highly recommend Blues Bayou!. Judy
My department at work had their Christmas lunch at the Duke of Dublin Irish Pub in Abbotsford last Friday. I emailed the General Manager and he assured me that they could provide a gluten free meal so that I was able to join the rest of my department for lunch. He suggested I contact the chef the morning of the lunch to make the arrangements. I called the chef and was pleasantly surprised by his knowledge of Celiac Disease and gluten-free foods. He suggested the Bangkok Chicken Stir Fry served with Basmati rice (instead of chow mein noodles). He told me that they are more than willing to accommodate food allergies at the restaurant as he suffers from an allergy to seafood. The meal was fabulous - grilled chicken, lots of fresh vegetables with a wonderful curry peanut sauce served over basmati rice. The bonus: I had no symptoms of any gluten contamination. If you are looking for a restaurant in the Abbotsford area where you can have a wonderful gluten free meal I highly recommend the Duke of Dublin Irish pub, both the food and the atmosphere are fantastic. Rosemary
Café Ceylon was amazing! The waiter was wonderful, the meal was very very delicious, and Tamara's husband came out to talk to us at the end to make sure everything went well with our meal. He was extremely gracious! Two Thumbs up for Cafe Ceylon! Bernice
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Wanting a wheatless wedding cake? Need a caterer for your kids celiac camp? Dreaming of a delivery of GF pasta?
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Would you like to make your favourite recipes gluten-free? See EZ2B Gluten Free!
Want some pasta pronto? Call Antipastos Kitchen
Craving cupcakes on the coast? The Sweet Tooth Cakery!
Promised to bake a platter of pastries? Call Portions Canada!
If you can imagine it, someone is sure to be providing it on Serving the Scene™.
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Tuesday, December 1, 2009
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Friday, October 30, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Sunday, November 15 at 10:00 a.m. $7.00 a plate.
GF sausages kindly provided by Freybe Gourmet Foods!
Come early and talk to Barbara Koren (Registered Dietitian)
Meet old friends and greet new members! Everyone welcome!
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P.E.I. Chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association
Trinity Church - corner of Winter and Spring Streets.
7 pm Monday, November 2nd
Meeting open to all with celiac disease or those who live with people with celiac.
Hamilton Chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Ukranian Catholic Church of the Resurrection
821 Upper Wentworth @ Mohawk Rd, Hamilton
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
CCA Members: Free Non-members: $5.00
SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS
Hamilton Chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association
Members’ Support Night and Cookie Exchange
Burlington Art Centre, 1333 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Admission: 2 dozen GF cookies or holiday treats
*Newly diagnosed? Free admission! :-)
The Celiac Scene™ is happy to get the word out about your gluten-free events, at no charge.
Contact email@example.com with info.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
BGIG is ten years old this year! It is hard to believe we have been helping to support those with celiac disease and gluten intolerance and advocating for awareness and education for over a decade! It is with great pleasure that we are, once again, holding our annual Community Awareness Event (CAE).
Friday, Nov. 6th (from 9 am to 4:30 pm)We will offer a series of presentations throughout the day by well-known health care practitioners in our community. Some of our titles include: Gluten Free 101, Vitamin Supplementation on a GF Die;, Menu Planning with Alternative Grains; How do I know if I have a problem with Gluten and What is GSE? Bring a sack lunch and spend the day!
Saturday, Nov. 7th (10 am to 3:30 pm) THIS is the “big day”. Dr. Joan Stevenson from Western Washington University (WWU)will present “Did Caveman Eat Wheat ? The Evolution of the Human Diet” at 11 am. Dr. Stevenson has been a professor at WWU anthropology department for over thirty years. Her area of expertise is biological and medical anthropology with a particular focus on population genetics and diet relative to immune system development. Dr. Stevenson is a published author and highly respected for her work. She serves as an adviser for students going on in applied health careers, and on Western’s Human Subjects Review Board. In addition, she serves as the Associate Editor of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Book Review Editor of the American Journal of Human Biology and on the program committee of American Association of Physical Anthropology meetings in 2009 and upcoming 2010. This will be a fascinating presentation, highlighting how quickly our world, even our hygiene, has changed and how our physical bodies have struggled to keep up with those changes.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Join Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD, an award-winning registered dietitian, with a nutrition counseling practice in Newport Beach, California, specializing in eating disorders, intuitive eating and celiac disease for an evening of sampling gluten-free foods. Evelyn has written seven books including the bestsellers Healthy Homestyle Cooking and Intuitive Eating(co-author). Discover new gluten-free foods and get your questions answered on gluten-free living! Where: Whole Foods at the District in Tustin, 2847 Park Ave, Tustin, California (on the corner of Barranca & Jamboree) Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
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Thursday, August 27, 2009
A registered dietitian, Shelley Case is a leading international nutrition expert on celiac disease and the gluten-free diet. She is a member of the Medical Advisory Boards of the Celiac Disease Foundation and Gluten Intolerance Group in the United States and the Professional Advisory Board of the Canadian Celiac Association.
She is the author of many articles on celiac disease and the gluten-free diet in leading publications such as Gastroenterology, Digestive Disease Sciences, Pediatrics, Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Topics in Clinical Nutrition, and Today’s Dietitian. In addition, she co-authored the celiac section in the Manual of Clinical Dietetics (6th edition) by the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada, and has contributed to many other publications including textbooks, magazines, and other patient education resources.
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Deep Cove Market will be participating in The North Saanich Flavour Trail, the third annual "Fresh from the Farm Days", on August 22nd from 11am to 4pm.
With an ever increasing number of customers coming into our Market looking for Gluten-Free products we have invited Gluten-free suppliers to offer product demos in the backyard. We will provide information brochures on the gluten-free products we carry in the store.
Due to popular demand, we have invited Leslie Orser , author of "A Celiac is Coming!" back to do a "Book Signing" at the Flavour trail event! Meet this celebrated author! Last year, Leslie also provided a variety of gluten-free yummy treats!
For the Kids! Face painting and local musician "Brad Prevedoros" will be entertaining one and all with his wonderful talents.
A Community celebration, the North Saanich Flavour Trail is a self guided tour on Saturday, August 22-23 from 10 am - 4 pm, where local farms and businesses open up their doors to the public (some are open all year long, some are not). This community celebration offers tourists and residents the opportunity to savour the flavours of our great community. The event helps to make a connection with local vintners, farmers, food artisans, markets and local talents. These connections provide an increased awareness of and appreciation for local food and agriculture.
See you at Deep Cove!
Deep Cove Market
10940 West Saanich Road
North Saanich BC V8L 5R9
Contact Joanne Waddington by phone at 250-656-2547 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information..
Thursday, August 13, 2009
The Fairmont Hotel, Chicago • Friday, September 11th to Saturday, September 12th, 2009
Celiac Disease: Broadening Horizons Conference
Shelley Case, RD , will speak at this international conference featuring celiac experts from around the world. She will be presenting on the topic, "The Gluten Free Diet: What Every Physician Needs to Know."
This two-day conference will examine the basic science behind the latest clinical advances in the diagnosis, management and treatment of celiac disease.
Program details including registration information can be found here.
Please visit www.glutenfreediet.ca for more information about this esteemed expert on the gluten-free diet.
Check out Shelley's Gluten-Free Diet Bites!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Nina and family had poured over The Celiac Scene™ maps for Kingston and had decided on one of our recommended restaurants for a special celebration. When they were seated and about to order, she dutifully inquired about the gluten-free options that she had been told they were renowned for.
Then the stunning proclamation: they no longer accommodated gluten-free diners! One can only imagine what prompts a highly regarded restaurant to take such a stand, in a day and age when the competitive restaurant industry is clamouring for the patronage of customers with a proven loyalty rate of 96%! A market that has grown by 28% since 2004! A preference that estimates suggest fully 10 % of the population now embraces.
Shocked and dismayed, the family did the only thing they could do under the circumstances - they stood up and left! Fortunately, there were other restaurants on Kingston's Celiac Scene™ who were interested in meeting their needs.
Friday, August 7, 2009
2 celiac-friendly restaurants now listed for Alaska !
65+ GIG recommended restaurants have just been posted for Chicago and area, a welcome to the attendees of the Gluten-Free Cooking Expo being held there August 15 & 16.
150+ celiac-friendly restaurants have been mapped out for La Belle Province , Quebec!
250+ restaurants certified in GIG's GFRAP Program are posted across Canada and the US.
561+ FREE maps are now available to guide the gluten free to celiac-trusted restaurants across North America.
18,000+ people visited The Celiac Scene™ in July, in search of gluten-free dining options.
COUNT YOURSELF among the people who have made this resource possible:
for contacting us with suggestions
for sending us your encouragement and thanks
for recommending the site to others
for enlightening the hospitality industry, one restaurant at a time
for your work advocating for celiacs everywhere
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
17 cyclists! 140,000 kilometers! 10 years! $100,000 to date!
17 celiacs will prepare for their 1400 kilometer fundraising bike ride from the Provincial Legislative buildings in Victoria to same in Edmonton, Alberta. They are supported by celiacs with much fanfare in towns and cities along the way and have raised over $100,000 to date for celiac research!
GLUTEN-FREE CARB UP
Wednesday, August 5th, 6:30 pm
The Olive Grove Restaurant
Premiere of Victoria's First Gluten-Free menu!
Would you like to attend?
GLUTEN-FREE SEND OFF
Thursday, August 6th, 8 am sharp!
Do the wave off as they break in their bums at the Legislative Buildings. Commissionaires on hand for crowd control!
To make a donation!
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Proactive restaurant certification programs offered by advocate organizations such as the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America® and the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness are helping to create awareness in the hospitality industry and inspire restaurants everywhere to cater to our needs.
Ultimately, celiacs and the gluten free still need to take responsibility for their own diets. Unless you are partaking at a dedicated gluten-free restaurant, you cannot abdicate all responsibility and completely download it onto the shoulders of the restaurant who, with the best training and every good intention, are still preparing your meal in a gluten setting.
Sadie Amanda of the Seattle Gluten-Free Food Examiner said it beautifully in her recent post. I liked it so much I wanted to share it with you:
"ALWAYS REMEMBER: The only way to guarantee a gluten free meal is to cook at home with fresh ingredients on a gluten free surface. All restaurants that offer gluten free meals will do their best to prepare your meal without gluten, although they cannot guarantee that your meal will not be exposed to incidental cross contamination. For those who have absolutely zero tolerance for gluten, please be aware of this possibility when dining out."
Dining out is something we all love to do and it is only natural that celiacs want to be a part of it. But if you are looking for a guaranteed GF meal, the only way that you can be absolutely certain of what you are eating is to follow Sadie's advice. Otherwise, while organizations like GIG & NFCA and enlightened restaurants are doing the best they can, this is our reality. Time to step up and stop complaining.
Friday, July 31, 2009
What our users are telling us!
Message: We are in Vernon, BC now. Your site recommended KTs restaurant in downtown Vernon. Wow! My son had his first apple pie in two years and the pizza was great! There was a lot of choice and the staff was very helpful!
Message: Just got back from a trip to Victoria and The Celiac Scene was a Godsend!! When I went to Victoria I went on the Chapter's website and used the link to get to www.theceliacscene.com. Ate at several of the places listed on your website which were easy to find with the maps – very handy!
Message: I ate at The Joint Pizza place (twice!!) and The Noodle Box once - although should have eaten there more it was fantastic! Also bought GF baking from Origin GF Bakery set up in Bastion Square on Saturday. Fabulous! Keep up the good work!
Message: It was great to hear you talking about The Celiac Scene on the radio this morning. I think your idea is fabulous. Eating out was a great pleasure in life before being diagnosed. Road trips were fun for checking out restaurants along the way. Alas, my first road trip after diagnosis found me eventually going to a clinic for help in stopping the vomiting and diarrhea. In retrospect, I perhaps had caught a bug, but at the time it just scared me about eating "away". Since then I have experienced being told there wasn't anything for me which pushed my rejected and survival buttons both and basically I had dreaded having to travel to care for or visit family. Thanks for your doggedness in getting celiac disease in the news and giving hope to those of us who love to eat out and survive it!
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Message: LOVE your site! My 15 year old son was diagnosed 1 year ago and we are traveling for the first time on a family holiday since his diagnosis. To say I am nervous is an understatement. Then I found your site. THANK YOU!!! We are coming to Victoria and he can't wait to try out all the great tasty places! We are from a small town near Edmonton and our choices are slim pickins! I'll shout loud and long to our celiac friends about your fabulous web site! Great job. BC here we come!