Saturday, January 30, 2010

Jubilee Pharmasave on The Celiac Scene™

Jubilee Pharmasave in Victoria, BC is dedicated to meeting the needs of their growing number of customers who are in search of gluten-free products.

Our Health Food aisles offer an array of gluten-free products including rice pasta, cereals, sauces, specialty flours, cookies, crackers, snack bars and much, much more! New stock arrives daily. New stock arrives daily and we are proud offer the LOWEST PRICES in VICTORIA for gluten-free goods.

Assistant, Andrea, is happy to advise you on the products most amenable to your dietary requirements. Pharmacists Wayne and Scott are available to consult with you on your prescription needs.

Assistant, Andrea, is happy to advise you on the products most amenable to your dietary requirements. Pharmacists Wayne and Scott can consult with you on your prescription needs.

The Jubilee Pharmasave is proud to announce that they are carrying Sappho Cosmetics, an exclusive line of gluten-free & organic cosmetics.

Founder and CEO of Sappho Cosmetics, JoAnn Fowler, has been a makeup artist for over 20 years in the film industry with an Emmy Nomination and many films and television series to her credit including The L Word, Final Destination 3, New Moon, Eclipse and many more.

JoAnn saw how desperately a line of makeup with full ingredient disclosure and adherence to the strictest safety measures was needed, and developed Sappho Cosmetics. Pure, gluten free and free of synthetic chemicals, they feel, smell and look beautiful on the skin.

JoAnn will be in attendance on Saturday, February 6th from 10:00 to 3:00pm to do free makeovers.

All are welcome but on this day, preference will be given to customers with Celiac Disease. Please sign up at the front counter for your free makeover with Sappho Cosmetics or call 250-595-1471.

1775 Fort St
Victoria, BC

Friday, January 29, 2010

Shopping Gluten Free in BC, Canada!

As Vancouver gets ready to Welcome the World, The Celiac Scene™ has been inundated with requests for where to shop for gluten-free products in British Columbia as celiacs travel to and from Canada's west coast.

Here then is a list of the celiac-friendly retailers whose support has made it possible for The Celiac Scene™ to provide you with the restaurant recommendations of local celiacs in cities across the country.

Long before the glitz and glammer of the gluten-free diet, these British Columbia retailers made meeting our needs their priority. Let's support them with our patronage - our very own Gold Medal for championing the gluten free!
CourtenayWithout Sugar Shoppe
DuncanNonuttin' Foods
KamloopsNature's Fare Markets
KelownaChoices Market
KelownaNature's Fare Markets (Harvey)
KelownaNature's Fare Markets (Lakeshore)
PentictonNature's Fare Markets
PentictonWhole Foods Market
Salt Spring IslandLaughing Daughters
SidneyLifestyle Markets
VancouverChoices Market (Burnaby)
VancouverChoices Market (Burnaby)
VancouverChoices Market (Cambie)
VancouverChoices Market (Downtown)
VancouverChoices Market (Kerrisdale)
VancouverChoices Market (Kitsilano)
VancouverChoices Market (Whiterock)
VancouverChoices Rice Bakery (Kitsilano)
VernonNature's Fare Markets
VictoriaBroadmead Bakery
VictoriaBubby Rose's Bakery (Cook)
VictoriaBubby Rose's Bakery (Fort)
VictoriaEuphorium Bakery
VictoriaLifestyle Markets (Cook)
VictoriaLifestyle Markets (Douglas)
VictoriaPeppers Food Store
VictoriaThe Vitamin Shop
WestbankNature's Fare Markets

Thursday, January 28, 2010

My Local Café Joins The Vancouver Scene™

Just in time for the Games, My Local Café joins The Celiac Scene™ in Vancouver. Committed to serving the gluten-free community of Kitsilano, Point Grey and UBC, owners were inspired by their visit to Babycakes™ in New York city!

Formerly the beloved Lavendar Lotus, My Local Café keeps the same local indie vibe but expanded their organic, vegetarian and vegan selection.

FRESH GF BAKING now available!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
Hostess Cupcakes a la Babycakes NYC™ recipe
Coconut Macaroons Banana Bread Teacakes & Johnnycakes
Double Chocolate Muffins with Cranberries (made with brown rice flour) Blueberry Muffins (made from buckwheat and brown rice flour)

Our soups & salads are created with celiacs in mind. We are happy to advise and adapt menu items to your tastes. Gluten-free pizza coming soon!

For more information call (604) 221-7088

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Mediterranean Journey - Gluten Free!

Gluten-Free Cooking Classes

A Mediterranean Journey
Tues. Jan. 26 6:30 – 9:00
Ecole Brodeur 637 Head St in Esquimalt, BC
Course # 28290 $44.00
Explore marvellous Mediterranean recipes. Chef Sonja will demonstrate how to make Spinach pie (spanokopita), Stuffed tomatoes, and a cous cous salad. Share a meal at the end of the class and bring some containers in case of leftovers.
To register, contact Esquimalt Recreation Center 250-412-8500

A Mediterranean Journey will also be offered at The Monterey Center (Oak Bay)
Thurs. Jan. 28
To register, contact The Monterey Center at 250-370-7300

Five Elements cooking provides personal chef services, onsite catering and in-home cooking classes. Chef Sonja has 25 years experience preparing vegetarians dishes and 12 years experience with gluten-free cooking and baking.

Explore an international variety of delicious, nutritious vegetarian options and an array of sweet and savoury celiac-friendly selections.

Improve your health and give yourself more free time. Enjoy in-home cooking sessions once a week, bi-weekly or monthly. The grocery shopping will be provided (unless you prefer to do it yourself). Then the meals will be prepared in your kitchen. Avoid foods you dislike with a customized menu. Sonja can introduce you to new ingredients and teach you how to use them - in the process, you'll learn about nutrition. A thorough clean-up including dishes is part of the service.

Relax. Let us take care of shopping, cooking and clean up. We offer small event onsite catering. Serve gourmet dinners to your guests.

Contact Chef Sonja by phone 250-381-5818 or email

Sunday, January 10, 2010

French Mint Cooking Classes on The Scene™ Victoria, BC

Don't let a gluten-free diet prevent you from learning the secrets of creating delicious, beautifully prepared food. Accomplished home cooks, as well as cautious beginners, will expand their culinary horizons with straightforward cooking techniques, seasonal recipes, and fresh ideas. Join one of our scheduled demonstration classes or reserve a private group booking, or a "hands-on" class, at a mutually convenient date. We are committed to providing a safe and delicious cooking experience for our gluten-intolerant participants. While not a dedicated kitchen, every effort is made to prevent cross-contamination with ingredients containing gluten when we know in advance that participants following GF diets are in attendance. Please contact French Mint prior to registration, to discuss this or any other restrictions you may have.

Relax and enjoy abundant food samples as you watch cooking demonstrations. Learn culinary tips and tricks in a professionally-equipped, home-based kitchen. Small, intimate classes ensure plenty of personal attention from your classically trained instructor. Recipes included.

Team up with friends for an exclusive hands-on cooking lesson. Put on an apron and work alongside your culinary instructor to learn new cooking techniques at your own pace. Enjoy a full meal after your lesson. Approx. 3 1/2 hours. Two couple maximum. Hands-on Classes arranged
by appointment.

Groups of eight to ten participants can reserve private cooking classes at mutually convenient times. To arrange for a private group booking please contact

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*Please note that our Pastry & Baking classes cannot be adapted to gluten free at this time.