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

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

5 Gluten-Free Bucks off $25 at Forbes

Forbes Pharmacy is very pleased to offer a $5 discount on a $25 purchase of GF items at their Millstream location in Victoria, BC. Just print out and present to the staff as they ring in your purchases.
See for complete details on location, hours and Forbes' enormous selection of alternative celiac-friendly products with a focus on the nutritious.
Forbes Pharmacy
105-2349 Millstream Rd
(250) 478-1600