Thursday, August 16, 2012

ZenKitchen™ Makes Ottawa's Celiac Scene!

At ZenKitchen™, we believe that a gourmet meal can be created out of healthy and environmentally friendly foods. With a focus on whole foods prepared in a flavourful, healthful, manner, ZenKitchen demonstrates that food can be beautiful and good for you. Voted Ottawa's New Restaurant of the Year!

In our cooking, we use all natural ingredients, with no genetically engineered foods, preservatives and chemical additives, and the freshest of ingredients that are as organic and locally sourced as possible. We offer wine pairings with every meal, and have special winemaker and brewmaster dinners. VQA Restaurant Gold Award of Excellence!

Live Jazz on Second Sunday Brunch!


634 Somerset Street West in Ottawa
Tues-Sun from 5 pm, Thurs-Fri Lunch 11:30-2, Sat-Sun Brunch 10-2 

Friday, August 3, 2012

Daily Eating: Gluten and Dairy Free!

Daily Eating: Gluten & Dairy Free Launches!
Recipes to make you smile inside and out!
With an immediate family member diagnosed with severe sensitivity to gluten and dairy, Bev Pellick has had first hand experience at adapting recipes to accommodate these dietary concerns. 
A wife, a Mom, and a professional educator, Bev has had ample opportunities to cook and bake. Cooking courses and cake decorating classes have enhanced and helped develop her love of creating kitchen favourites! 
With a positive and creative outlook, and concentrating on what CAN be consumed, rather than on what can't be, Bev worked through family favourites creating recipes for daily eating, GLUTEN AND DAIRY Free.
This book was developed to help those with gluten and/or dairy sensitivities begin to realize that gluten free/dairy free cooking is not only do-able on a daily basis, but the end results are delicious.
Included are over 100 'family favorite' recipes for appetizers, salads, soups, main meals, sides, beverages, and of course sweet treats. Recipes are easy to follow and all are gluten free and dairy free. 
In the beginning it can be a challenge and somewhat over whelming to find 'safe' products. To help you get started, shopping lists are provided on the last few pages that include gluten free products. 
McNally Robinson Booksellers
Sunday, September 30, 2012 — 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
1120 Grant Avenue in Winnipeg, MN

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Cascadia Gluten-Free Granola Makes The Scene! will be appearing Thursdays from 9am to 3pm at Triangle Square through to October.

Enjoy delicious, nutritious GLUTEN FREE GRANOLA and GRANOLA BARS made with coconut, quinoa, almonds, cranberries, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, held together with a dollop of honey. Oat-free and tested as gluten free, ideal for celiacs and anyone embracing a healthy lifestyle. 

Available at retailers throughout Vancouver, by order at 1-604-779-0483 and now, on Granville Island. 

Endorsed by and proud Exhibitor at, January 13, 2013!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Food Allergy & Celiac Summer Camp

Food Allergy & Celiac Summer Camp
July 23 - 27 Lake Wabamun, near Fallis, Alberta

In partnership with Alberta Allergy Information Association and the Sherwood Park Celiac Support Group, we are pleased to host a camp for children who would otherwise not be able to attend summer camp.

Food Allergy Camp is for children with severe food allergies and Celiac Camp is for children who suffer from celiac disease. This camp, to be held during Session 3, will enable children with severe and life threatening food allergies to enjoy camp life in a safe environment.

To learn more about these partenerships and the additional dietary and medical resources available during this week, please contact the YWCA YoWoChAs office.

*Please note: Session 3 is open and available to children with and without food allergies and regular programming and menu options will continue to be offered during this week.

In addition, we are able to accommodate campers with food allergies in all sessions with advanced notice.

To Register:

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Yoga Sprouts Day Camp - Burlington

Jemma Ermellini of The Naked Sprout (a sister company to Chrysalis Yoga) and Deborah Gemus  are offering a unique Kids Camp experience ideal for any kids ages 6-11, who suffer from celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.  

Our facility is Vegan, Raw and completely gluten free! There is no risk of cross-contamination.  Hamilton Magazine recently named The Naked Sprout "Best New Restaurant".

We have planned a healthy, active and very "veg-ucational' day that combines both nutrition and movement.  In the AM, kids will be whipping up all kinds of delicious and nutritious foods, with an emphasis on fun.  In the afternoons, they will be doing yoga-related activities and crafts.

The camp runs July 9-13, with options to do full week, full day, and half day.  Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are included in the price of the camp.

We especially want to spread the news to folks in the Hamilton/Burlington/Milton/Oakville area to let them know about this camp, and hopefully inspire other yoga studios and Gluten-free restaurants across the country to team up and do something health related for kids in summer and March Break timeframes.

Please see poster and / or contact Jemma or Deborah at anytime. 

Best regards,
Deborah Gemus
Community Liaison
Chrysalis Yoga
Mobile: 905-333-9090
Office: 905-319-9111

Jemma Ermellini
The Naked Sprout
Office: 905-319-2293

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Rock Cod Café Launches Celiac Summer Menu!

Just one meal at the Rock Cod Café in Cowichan Bay, BC and you’ll spoil your appetite forever with amazingly good food. BIG food. And friendly, personal service you simply won’t find anywhere else. That’s why one time visitors become regulars. And regulars become family. Small wonder, eating at the Rock Cod Cafe can quickly move from a habit to a ritual.

Your health and enjoyment are important to us. When we prepare celiac-friendly meals, we use clean, separate pans, separate flippers, a separate cutting board and employ good hand washing techniques to minimize the risk of cross contamination. Our waitstaff can advise you on which salads and asian bowls are suitable and our chefs can prepare salmon, halibut, cod, prawns, steak and chicken as you like for an excellent dining experience. At the Rock Cod Café, we believe how you are served is just as important as what you are served!! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Serving Strongbow Cider year round and Merridale Ciders to suit the season!

The Rock Cod Café
1759 Cowichan Bay Rd,
Cowichan Bay, British Columbia
Celiac-Friendly Menu:

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The O Bistro Makes The Celiac Scene!

The O Bistro in Oswego Hotel
500 Oswego St in Victoria's Inner Harbour
Pleased to serve GF Brunch and Dinner Options

You can often smell the crisp ocean air from our beautifully designed O Bistro’s patio, so it’s no surprise that our focus is on dynamic West Coast cuisine. Our menu is created from the freshest local ingredients and served in a setting that reflects the hotel’s stylish, modern aesthetic. 
Enjoy the warmth and glow of the stone fireplace in the cooler months, or dine al fresco on our patio when the weather’s warm. Our intimate Lounge is a casual option for sipping a cocktail or a fine local wine or beer. The live entertainment is local, too. We host jazz— featuring top-notch area talent — every Wednesday night.!/suz_OswegoHotel

Monday, April 30, 2012


An initiative of the Gluten Intolerance Group of NA®, Chef to Plate is a grass-roots campaign to help spread awareness of celiac disease and gluten intolerance. For the month of May, restaurants that already have a gluten-free menu and a solid working understanding of serving the gluten-free community have been invited to help spread awareness of gluten-sensitive diseases to people in their community. 

Find more than 1300 participating restaurants across the United States, Canada and even Italy by exploring the interactive maps Then get out and "Celebrate Restaurants Serving Up Gluten-Free Awareness!" 


Friday, April 27, 2012

Thin Evolution Now Gluten Free!

Thin Evolution's delicious high-protein, low-calorie snacks are geared for weight loss but their new gluten-free line of cereals, chips, squares and cookie bites are a great nutrition option for celiacs! Many of us who have regained our health on the GF diet may also be absorbing all the nutrition - and calories - consumed leading to unwanted weight gain. Thin Evolution's options provide good nutrition and great taste. Check out their broad range of GF snacks at and enjoy!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Silver Hills Factory Outlet - Abbotsford, BC

Silver Hills is thrilled to offer two breads in the gluten-free variety—Chia Chia and Mack’s Flax. But if someone asked us what we enjoy more – baking delicious, wholesome breads or talking to our customers – we wouldn’t be able to choose. We enjoy talking to our community of bread lovers. Please visit us at our Outlet Store to learn more about our company, products or our healthy living philosophy or to purchase our very freshest gluten-free bread!

Silver Hills Factory Outlet
Address: 30971 Peardonville Rd, Abbotsford , British Columbia, Canada
Phone: (604) 850-5600
Toll Free: 1 (888) 853-6466

****Gluten Free Chia Chia****
Known as the “running food”, Chia seeds were a staple for ancient Aztecs and Mayan warriors. Chia Chia bread is a tasty way to go the ‘extra mile’. Our organic Sorghum Chia breads are a unique blend of whole grain Sorghum and Chia seeds with exceptional taste and all of the nutrition of whole grains. Each slice has 6g of fiber, 1g of fat & 80 calories.

Our non-GMO vegan ingredients: Water, organic whole sorghum*, organic whole ground chia seeds*, organic cane sugar*, organic whole psyllium husks*, yeast, organic rice flour, organic vinegar, sea salt.
*Certified Organic. May contain traces of sesame seeds

****Gluten Free Mack's Flax****
Mack loves a leisurely pedal around the park and he knows that the healthy benefits of his bread will help to keep him rolling. Rich in omega 3 (2g), fiber (6g) and protein (3g) , Gluten-Free Mack’s Flax bread is a delicious choice for keeping you going. 90 calories per slice.

Our non-GMO vegan ingredients: Water, organic whole sorghum*, organic whole ground chia seeds*, organic cane sugar*, organic brown flax seeds*, organic whole psyllium husks*, yeast, organic rice flour*, organic vinegar, sea salt.
*Certified Organic. May contain traces of sesame seeds.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Lifestyle Markets Gluten-Free Product List


2950 Douglas St in Victoria, BC
343 Cook St in Victoria, BC
9769C Fifth St in Sidney, BC

Beloved by the local celiac community as the only retailer in Victoria with a dedicated gluten-free section! All items are carefully confirmed by knowledgeable staff as being safe for celiacs. Lifestyle Markets also offers the largest selection of alternate flours and are only too pleased to being in special orders. Lifestyle Markets works hard to bring in new, healthy products you won't find in regular grocery stores. A very special store who treats their gluten-free customers as extra-speical shoppers.

Lifestyle Markets is in their 16th year and has been voted as the Best Health Food Store, Best Nutrition Store, Best Eco-Friendly Products and Best Eco-Friendly Store in Victoria by our loyal customers too many times to count! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are committed to being your Favourite Natural Food market.

Conducted on the fourth Saturday of every month from 10:30 to noon, join Ellen Bayens from The Celiac Scene™ for a walk and talk through the gluten-free aisles and leave empowered with information and optimism on the gluten-free life! Call 250-385-3388 between 9am to 5pm and ask for the 'Grocery Department' to reserve your spot on the tour.

Too far to travel? Our convenient Home Delivery/Mail Order service will help you in a professional and efficient manner. Call Glen at 250-384-3388.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

EBO Restaurant Launches 3 GF Menus!

Nothing makes a gluten-free diner happier than to be handed their very own menu! EBO restaurant triples the pleasure by offering GF menus breakfast, lunch and dinner! Internationally trained and award winning Chef Daniel Craig brings his love of local ingredients and simple, yet elegant, todd to EBO Restaurant at the Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre.
Take a tour of the Delta Burnaby Hotel ...
Traditional French cuisine from a palette of beautiful food, simple flavors and forward thinking fusion elevates gluten free dining to new levels of gastronomic delight!
Gluten-Free Breakfast Menu
Gluten-Free Lunch Menu
Gluten-Free Dinner Menu
It's CHOCOLATE MONTH at EBO! Don't miss it!

EBO Restaurant in the Delta Burnaby Hotel
4331 Dominion St, Burnaby, BC

Bard's GF Beer Rolls Out Across Canada!

The gluten-free community in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Nova Scotia is rejoicing that Bard's Beer is now available in local liquor stores. Already wildly popular in Alberta, British Columbia and throughout the US, the original sorghum beer captures the flavor and body of regular beer with its exclusive malting process. Don't just take our word for it:


Ask for Bard's at your local liquor store or favorite celiac-friendly restaurant (see to bring in this great brew by quoting "UPC 00182608000016." COMING SOON TO ONTARIO!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Cloud 9 Specialty Bakery Now Open!!

Cloud 9 Specialty Bakery is committed to making the best quality, freshest, gluten-free products. Enjoy a bakery full of sinfully delectable bars, brownies, cakes, loaves, muffins, scones, cookies, gourmet marshmallows and S'mores or purchase Cloud 9's specially formulated gluten-free flour and recreate Cloud 9 confections in your own home!

* Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour
* Gluten-Free All-Purpose Batter
* Gluten-Free Waffle and Pancake Mix
* Gluten-Free Brownie Mix


* watch Grandma Pixie
* discover our secret ingredient
* recipe suggestions

Cloud 9 Specialty Bakery
1025 Royal Ave
New Westminster, BC
See Map

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Kootenay Kitchen Gluten-Free Végé Pâtés

Kootenay Kitchen’s gluten-free Végé Pâtés are perfect for vegans as well as everyone else! These truly fabulous Végé Pâtés are made with at least 84% certified organic ingredients, non-irradiated herbs, NO preservatives and NO additives. There are 190 grams of delicious snack and meal possibilities in each package. Handcrafted in our artisan kitchen in North Vancouver, BC, Végé Pâtés freeze beautifully with no loss to flavour or consistency.

• 100% gluten free
• Certified vegan
• GMO free
• Dairy / egg / soy free
• Free of preservatives, additives, stabilizers, fillers
• Made with 84% certified organic ingredients
• Sourced as close to home as possible
• Three flavours: Jalapeño, Herb & Curry Végé Pâtés

“Food remembers the acts of hands and heart. We believe this is true, and it’s why we use a minimum of 84% certified organic ingredients in our products. We support certified organic standards because doing so means we’re doing what we can to ensure the future of Mother Earth and the health of our customers.”

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Kindfood Gluten-Free Bakery & Cafe

Kindfood is committed to the belief that food is an essential source of our energy, health, longevity and happiness. Our food choices are an indication of our respect for ourselves and for all living things. We prepare and provide fresh plant-based foods made without any animal products, dairy, eggs, refined sugars, additives or preservatives. Kindfood Bakery & Cafe is 100% gluten free, vegan & organic.

399 John St Burlington, Ontario
BREAKING NEWS! Winner of the Toronto Vegetarian Association Bakeoff - February 4, 2012!
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GFV Baking is also available at Burlington area retailers:
MAC University- East Meets West Bistro/My Mini Mac
Naked Sprout Cafe

Monday, January 16, 2012

Silver Hills Bakery Goes GF!

Silver Hills Bakery, famous for its sprouted 100% organic whole grain breads set their sights on creating simple, organic and delicious gluten-free breads!

From building a separate, dedicated gluten-free facility to sourcing delicious and wholesome ingredients, SIlver Hills believes that bread should be as simple, organic and delicious as possible, whether it is gluten-free or not! Fibre, protein and fantastic flavor is their signature! Weighing in at a hefty 700 grams each, Mack’s Flax and Chia Chia pack a fibre punch!

Chia Chia! non-GMO vegan ingredients:
Water, organic whole sorghum*, organic whole ground chia seeds*, organic cane sugar*, organic whole psyllium husks*, yeast and sea salt.
Calories: 80
Fiber: 6g
Fat: 1g
Protein: 3g
*Certified Organic. May contain traces of sesame seeds.

Mack’s Flax! non-GMO vegan ingredients:
Water, organic whole sorghum*, organic whole ground chia seeds*, organic cane sugar*, organic brown flax seeds*, organic whole psyllium husks*, yeast and sea salt.
Calories: 90
Fiber: 6g
Fat: 2g
Protein: 3g
*Certified Organic. May contain traces of sesame seeds.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Café Bliss Organic & Live Food Juice Bar Arrives!

Victoria, British Columbia's premier raw food restaurant makes The Celiac Scene!

556 Pandora Ave
Open 7 days 11 to 6

Café Bliss will nourish your body and lift your spirits. Enjoy a wide selection of fresh-made fruit and vegetable juices, wheatgrass* shots, raw chocolate shakes, super food smoothies, green juices, local salads, raw chocolates, warming soups, dairy-free milk shakes, delectable treats, cracker plates, pizza, seasonal specials, kids plates, cutting edge desserts, and more! 100% dedicated organic, raw plant source ingredients are selected according to seasonal and local availability, then gently prepared at low temperatures ensuring richness in flavour, colour, and vitality.

Pressed for time? Order ahead at 250-590-5733

Spice Market Food Company Arrives!

Visit to learn more about their 5" and 12" gluten-free pizza crusts (regular and seasoned) available at retailers, food services and restaurants throughout Quebec, in Ontario and very soon, BC! (

Can't wait to try them? Order online at

Spice Market also offers Danielle Exotic Fruit Snacks™ in pineapple, coconut, banana & mango flavors.

Friday, January 13, 2012


The 'rockstars' of GF manufacturing are descending upon Vancouver on January 22nd for Martin's Marvelous, O'Doughs, Glutino, El Peto and more. See!exhibitors!

Over 500 attendees are already pre-registered for this first-ever gluten-free event. Just imagine a customer base of 2 million people looking to sample your products!

Silver HIlls Bakery has decided to make the Expo the occasion of the international launch of their new GF line of bread! Udi's Gluten Free Foods is making it Canadian trade show debut,

If you are a manufacturer/retailer or offer a GF service, or know of one who should be interested in tapping into the gluten-free market, this is an opportunity that not to miss.

For questions or to make arrangements to participate, please contact or call 604-430-2090 or 778-888-6274.

Show Details:

Date: Sunday, January 22, 2012 11am to 4pm
Location: 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Celiac-Friendly Dine Around & Stay in Town

The Second Annual Celiac-Friendly Dine Around & Stay in Town takes place February 17 to March 16, 2012!


Tourism Victoria , the BC Restaurant & Food Services Association (BCRFA) and Bravo! Victoria are teaming up to present the very popular Dine Around & Stay in Town Victoria even . A host of participating restaurants are offering celiac-friendly menus at $20, $30 and $40 price ranges. Accommodation will also be available at one room rates of $69, $79, $99 and $129 and great deals are to be had at theatre productions for this month long celebration of Victoria!

This is an opportunity to sample the vetted menus of restaurants you may have longed to explore, at a substantially reduced cost. You are advised to book now to reserve your spot and let these restaurants know that going gluten free is good for business. Popular restaurants can fill up before the event even begins!

Complete Event Information:

*VICTORIA boasts over 110 celiac-friendly restaurants, ready to serve the gluten free all year round! Be sure to check The Celiac Scene for a complete, up-to-date listing.

A WORD OF CAUTION: Before choosing to partake at any restaurant, gluten-free diners should be sure to ask all the right questions to assure their own safety:

THE CELIAC SCENE GOES MOBILE: For those of you accessing The Celiac Scene from blackberries, iPhones, and androids, your device will now automatically log onto the new mobile version of the website at Not only will the information be tailored to fit the tiny screen, you will be able to find what you are loooking for faster than ever. Best of all, devices with built-in geolocators will automatically download the map that is closest to where yo are! From there, a single lets you call for a reservation or provides you with driving instructions that will deliver you directly to the celiac-friendly restaurant of your choice.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Gluten Free Expo Comes to Vancouver

Nothing beats face-to-face contact with gluten-free manufacturers and their food! With information sessions, product and service displays, door prizes and more, this is the perfect opportunity to sample new gluten-free products, enjoy discounted pricing and reinvigorate your gluten-free life.

Entrance is by GF donation to the Vancouver Food Bank. Registered Expo visitors will be entered for a chance to win prizes.

Date: January 22, 2012

Time: 11 am to 4 pm

Location: 3250 Commercial Drive (Croatian Cultural Centre)

Register today:!get-tickets



Title Sponsor: O'Doughs

Gold Sponsor: Martin's Marvelous Naturals

Sponsor: The Celiac Scene


Vancouver Chapter, Canadian Celiac Association


Udi's Gluten Free Foods

Taste of Nature Organic Fruit & Nut Bars

The Gluten Free Epicurean

Crunchmaster Multi-Seed Crackersr

Grimm's Fine Foods

Holy Crap Breakfast Cereal

Quejos Cheese Buns

North of 49 Naturals

Kettle Cuisine

The Simply Bar

Panne Rizo Gluten-Free Bakery Cafe

Okanagan Wineland Dressings

CheeCha Potato Puffs

Pacific Allergy and Wellness

Delight Gluten-Free Magazine

Elevate Me Natural Energy Protein Bars

Boring Porridge

Oogie's Gourmet Popcorn

Cuisine Santé International


Kinnikinnick and more!

For links to exhibitor websites see