Friday, October 30, 2009

Blondies! Cathy Lauer's Favourite Recipe

The opposite of brownies - these are so yummy you will want to make a double batch and eat them all! The recipe can easily be doubled and baked in a 9 x 13 pan. Great to bring to a potluck. They will be a hit!
½ c butter or marg
1 c brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
Melt butter. Add brown sugar and mix well. Beat in eggs one at a time until mixture is golden in colour.

¾ c GF Baking Mix
1 tsp baking powder
¾ c mini chocolate chips
½ c chopped walnuts
Combine flour, baking powder and xanthan. Add to mixer and beat well. Add chocolate chips and nuts. Mix until combined.

Pour batter into a parchment lined 8 x 8 baking dish. Sprinkle with a few chocolate chips and walnuts. Bake in a 350 oven for 30 – 35 minutes. Try not to eat them all at once!

Cathy has been cooking for her celiac family for over 15 years. Real recipes with reliable results. Look no further for the favourites that will become a part of your everyday baking!

Cathy Lauer Cathy's Gluten Free Creations Ltd.
Gourmet Gluten Free Baking
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Monday, October 26, 2009

GF Grillers© Food for Thought at Acadia U!

Beth Armour of Cream Hill Estates wrote The Celiac Scene™ to say that she had used a combination of our GF Grillers© to do a presentation recently at Acadia University.

My guest lecture was about the precautions that people in the foodservice inudstry have to take into consideration to safely serve gluten-free meals to customers from hospitals to restaurants to schools.

Had an email from the professor today - this question was on their mid-term and they all did well - thanks for the well thoughtout GF Grillers©!

Very useful!

Beth Armour, P.Dt., M.Ed.,
Co-President Cream Hill Estates Ltd.
Your trusted source of pure oats!™

Print out our GF Grillers© along with your maps - to go!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Christmas Dinner, Kamloops Celiac Chapter

Celebrate the joyful season and wish everyone a Merry Christmas!

Kamloops Curling Club , 700 Victoria St

Starts at 4 pm with Bake Sale Fundraiser (please bring a baking donation and plan to make some purchases!)
Dinner at 5 pm
Adults $25
6-12 yrs $12
5 and under free

Call ahead for tickets:
Diane 250-372-9564
Eileen 250-374-6185

GF Pancake Breakfast, Kamloops Celiac Chapter

Lets see how the men folk cook up a delicious breakfast!!!!
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!
Kamloops Chapter
Contact Eileen or Don
Diane 250-372-9564 Eileen: 250-374-6185

Upcoming Canadian Celiac Association Events


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.
PEI Chapter

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
Hamilton Chapter

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! :-)
Hamilton Chapter

The Celiac Scene™ is happy to get the word out about your gluten-free events, at no charge.
Contact with info.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Did Caveman Eat Wheat? The Evolution of the Human Diet.

St. Luke’s Health Education Center, Bellingham, WA • Friday, November 6th to Saturday, November 7th, 2009
8th Annual Bellingham GIG Community Awareness Event hosted by Bellingham Gluten Intolerance Group of Whatcom County, Washington.
St. Luke’s Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy
Admission: FREE

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.
Contact Kelle A. Rankin-Sunter by phone at 360-223-7437 for more information. Visit the website:

Friday, October 2, 2009

Evelyn Tribole's GF Tasting Tour

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

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Nuts & Bolts of the GF Diet Available at Home Hardware!

We found out about this event too late to be able to promote it but wanted to acknowledge Home Hardware in Osoyoos, BC for hosting a "Cooking for Celiacs" event at their Main Street location. Chef Eric Pateman from Edible BC , who is himself a celiac, captivated 35 celiacs on a Saturday evening , September 26th with 3 delectable recipes featuring the finest seasonal ingredients from the Okanagan and beyond. Wine pairing by Stoneboat Vineyards. Check out Home Hardware's Fall Cooking Schedule for more opportunities to dine, wine and learn with some of the best chefs in the area! Bravo to Laurel for contacting The Scene™ and to Home Hardware for considering their celiac customers! More information about Osoyoos Home Hardware Contact Home Hardware