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Jul
08

More Quick & Easy Gluten-Free Meals

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The 30 Days of Quick and Easy Meals on GingerLemonGirl.com has come to an end. For a complete list of all 30 meals in the series, check out the roundup that Carrie recently posted.

Go check it out now, so you can enter her giveaway, too! The giveaway includes Carol Fenster’s new cookbook Gluten-Free Quick & Easy, as well as GingerLemonGirl’s e-book and two 30-minute gluten-free cooking/baking coaching sessions.

And here are a few more quick and easy recipes from Celiac Family:

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Nov
04

November Gluten-Free Events

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Following is a list of events in November that support the gluten-free diet. Please feel free to send your event details to me (celiacfamily@gmail.com) to be added to this list or future lists.

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November 2009

What: Gluten-Free Cooking Class: Hearty November Favorites
When: Thursday, November 5; 6 – 8 pm
Where: Whole Foods — Tustin, CA
More Details: Cost $25. Enjoy a lively class demonstration and tasting led by Jennifer Norton, chef, caterer, and aspiring sommelier.  Menu: Ginger Spiced Breakfast Loaf, Celery Root Bisque, Pork Chops with Sour Cherry Sauce and Flourless Chocolate Cake. Reserve your spot: call marketing 714-566-7650 or email spjam.marketing@wholefoods.com.

What: Gluten-Free 1st Fridays
When: Friday, November 6; 4 – 6 pm
Where: Whole Foods — Little Rock, AR
More Details: FREE. On the first Friday of each month, join team members who are gluten free experts for gluten free sampling and a gluten free store tour.  Everyone welcome, even if you’re just curious about the gluten-free diet.  Shopping gluten free can be easier than it looks. Gluten Free tours begin at 4pm in the Gluten Free aisle.

What: 8th Annual Bellingham GIG Community Awareness Event
When: Friday – Saturday, November 6-7; weekend event beginning Friday at 9 am
Where: St. Luke’s Health Education Center — Bellingham, WA
More Details: A variety of topics discussed throughout the event. Check website for details.

What: Red River Celiacs Regional Conference
When: Friday – Saturday, November 6-7
Where: Holiday Inn — Fargo, ND
More Details: National speakers and gluten-free vendors. Call 701-282-2700 for more information.

What: Maine Stay Inn Gluten-Free Weekend
When: Friday – Saturday nights, November 6-7
Where: Maine Stay Inn & Cottages — Kennebunkport, ME
More Details: Join us for an entirely gluten-free weekend. We are experienced in providing elegant gluten-free meals and look forward to providing sensitive guests with a spectacular bed and breakfast experience without worrying about ingredients. Gluten eating guests are welcome also, but all meals will be gluten free.

What: Draeger’s Gluten-Free Club
When: Sunday, November 8; 10 am
Where: Draeger’s Market — Danville, CA
More Details: The theme will be on cooking, eating and entertaining “gluten-free” during the holidays. Vendors will be situated throughout the store, sampling their gluten-free foods.

What: Baltimore Area Celiac Support Group
When: Sunday, November 8; 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Where: Bykota Senior Center — Towson, MD
More Details: Dr. Anca Safta, Pediatric Gastroenterologist at the Center for Celiac Research will be speaking. Vendor will be Grandma’s Gone Gluten Free.

What: Second Annual Taddeo Celiac Disease Benefit
When: Sunday, November 8; 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Where: 92YTribeca200 Hudson St. — New York, NY
More Details: Cost $50 per person, children 12 and under FREE. Dr. Peter Green will speak at this event, which will include a gluten-free buffet, entertainment, and a silent auction. Proceeds from this event will go toward supporting the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University. RSVP Lisa Taddeo 732-212-8142, email saligi@hotmail.com; or Catherine Marto 646-436-7016, email cmarto@92y.org.

What: Gluten-Free Thanksgiving
When: Sunday, November 8; 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Where: Whole Foods Market — Carmel, IN
More Details: FREE. Get gluten-free cooking tips each month from Sandy Haney. She lives a gluten free lifestyle and loves to cook! Come enjoy samples of Dairy Free Cocoa with our brand new Dandies Vegan Marshmallows, DF Stuffing, DF O’Dough’s Breakfast Buns, Fabe’s DF Pumpkin Pie and Whole Foods Market Bakehouse Apple Pie. RSVP at 569-1517. Leave message for Sarah Smith.

What: Gluten Free Group of Friends: Thanksgiving Stuffing and Sauces
When: Monday, November 9; 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Whole Foods — Minneapolis, MN
More Details: Cost $8. Pre-registration is required. Join us at our monthly Gluten Free Group of Friends meeting to discuss holiday recipes and strategies, sample new gluten-free products and try some delicious gluten-free holiday stuffing and sauces.  By attending the class, you are also entered into a drawing to win a year subscription to Living Without (a gluten-free publication), a value of $23!  Class is dairy and gluten free. On the menu: Gluten-free bread stuffing, Gluten-free wild rice stuffing, Gluten-free gravy, Gluten-free cranberry relish.

What: Gluten-Free Store Tour
When: Wednesday, November 11; 6:00 pm –7:30 pm
Where: Whole Foods Market — Carmel, IN
More Details: FREE. Learn about all the gluten-free products available in each department, learn how to read food labels, find out what resources are available, and enjoy samples too! RSVP to reserve your space: leave message for Sarah Smith at 569-1517.

What: Gluten-Free Cooking Class
When: Wednesday, November 11; 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Whole Foods Market — Scottsdale, AZ
More Details: FREE. Chef David Hall teaches a gluten-free cooking class. After the class Debbie Hall, an adviser and consultant to those with gluten intolerance and/or sensitivity, leads a store tour to explore the gluten-free items in the store. Please register in advance by contacting marketing at connie.nelson@wholefoods.com.

What: Chesapeake Celiac Support Group
When: Friday, November 13; 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Sajak Pavilion, Suite 250 — Annapolis, MD
More Details: Pam Cureton, registered and licensed dietician, associated with the Center for Celiac Research at the University of MD will be the guest speaker. She will discuss nutritional challenges for celiacs, challenges and strategies for dining out, and food options and considerations for celiac kids.

What: Gluten-Free and Healthy Class
When: Saturday, November 14; 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Alexandria, VA
More Details: Cost $25 per person or $40 for two people. Pre-registration is required. Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Cheryl Harris will discuss different gluten-free whole grains and flours, easy ways to make meals and baked goods healthier, ways to make sure you’re getting the nutrients you need, and more. You will also be making a delicious quinoa dish during class.

What: Support Group Meeting
When: Sunday, November 15; 1:30 pm – 4 pm
Where: St. Marks UMC – Sacramento, CA
More Details: FREE and open to the public. Nutritionist Christine Craig speaks out “Don’t Forget the Nutrients: Eating for your whole health on a gluten-free diet.”

What: Gluten-Free/Vegan Holiday Tasting and Tour
When: Monday, November 16; 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: Whole Foods Market — Sonoma, CA
More Details: FREE. Learn about Gluten-Free and Vegan Holiday Menu options from our Prepared Foods Department. Receive a complimentary reusable bag filled with samples and valuable information.  Class is limited to 20!  Please contact Rachal Cyphers at 938-8500 ext. 260 or rachal.cyphers@wholefoods.com to reserve a space.

What: Gluten-Free Store Tour
When: Tuesday, November 17; 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Whole Foods Market — Indianapolis, IN
More Details: FREE. Learn about all the gluten-free products available in each department, learn how to read food labels, find out what resources are available, and enjoy samples too! RSVP to reserve your space by calling  the Customer Service Desk at 706-0900.

What: Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Tasting Event
When: Wednesday, November 18; 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Whole Foods Market — Scottsdale, AZ
More Details: FREE. Contact the store (480-368-1279) for more details.

What: Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Tasting Event
When: Sunday, November 21; 12 noon – 2:00 pm
Where: Whole Foods Market — Indianapolis, IN
More Details: FREE. Come enjoy Thanksgiving-inspired samples of Dairy-Free Cocoa with Marshmallows, DF Stuffing, Fabe’s DF Pumpkin Pie and Whole Foods Market Bakehouse Apple Pie. Tasting event only, no RSVP needed.

What: Gluten-Free Store Tour
When: Monday, November 30; 7:00 pm
Where: Whole Foods Market — Cincinnati, OH
More Details: FREE, but please register in advance by calling 513-981-0794. Join us for an informational and fun store tour while sampling Wheat/Gluten free foods from our departments.  Whether you have Celiac Disease, a wheat sensitivity, or just trying to avoid wheat and gluten, we’ll have delicious foods for you to try.  Tour will meet at the front of the store!

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Oct
04

October Gluten-Free Events

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Following is a list of events in October that support the gluten-free diet. Please feel free to send your event details to me (celiacfamily@gmail.com) to be added to this list or future lists.

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October 2009

What: MetroCeliacs’ Gluten Free – “Pot-Lucky-for-us-there’s-no-Gluten” Night
When: Monday, October 5; 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Whole Foods Market — Chicago, IL
More Details: FREE. The MetroCeliacs – Chicago’s gluten-free social group – are hosting a Gluten-Free Potluck!  To sign up, please email MetroCeliacs@yahoo.com!  Bring your favorite Appetizer, Entrée, or Dessert (along with copies of your recipe and a list of all ingredients used) and enjoy chatting with fellow celiacs and sharing ideas, experiences, and recipes while eating delicious and safe foods.  There is limited space for this event.

What: Cooking for your Health — Gluten-Free Cooking
When: Tuesday, October 6; 6:30 pm
Where: Whole Foods Market — Beverly Hills, CA
More Details: FREE. Join DR. Barry Lomax, a Naturopath from Beneveda Medical Group and Kelly Keough, author of “Sugar-free Gluten-free Baking and Desserts” and host of Veria TV cooking show “The Sweet Truth” for a class about eating a gluten-free diet.  Dr. Lomax will discuss gluten intolerance and Kelly will demonstrate how to cook gluten-free.  She will feature a Queen Quinoa Breakfast Cereal and a Mermaid Salad.

What: Gluten-Free Sampling
When: Tuesday, October 6; 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Where: Whole Foods Market — Greenville, SC
More Details: FREE. Whole Foods carries a wide variety of great tasting gluten-free items and this is a good time to stop by and taste some to find out what you like.

What: Chesapeake Celiac Support Group
When: Friday, October 9; 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Where: Anne Arundel Medical Center (7th floor of the Health Sciences Pavilion) — Annapolis, MD
More Details: Dr. Alessio Fasano, Director of the Center for Celiac Research at the U of MD and world-renowned expert on celiac disease, will be talking about information from his recently published article “Surprises from Celiac Disease” which was published in the August 2009 issue of Scientific American. If you are in the area, this is a lecture you won’t want to miss.

What: Gluten-Free Cooking Class
When: Saturday, October 10; 1 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Whole Foods — Fairfax, VA
More Details: FREE, but space is limited so reservations are a must: email Jessica.Baer@wholefoods.com or call customer service 703-222-2058. Jules Shepard, author of Nearly Normal Cooking For Gluten-Free Eating, will lead the class. Free product samples, recipe cards and coupons to take home. There will be lots of yummy food to taste and you can see how each is made so you feel confident making it at home. After the class, Jules will answer any questions you may have about gluten-free cooking as well as host a book signing. We will have both of Jules’ books available for purchase at the book signing!

What: CSA Chapter Meeting
When: Saturday, October 10; 4 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Whole Foods — Fairfax, VA
More Details: FREE. John Snyder, MD, speaks on “Celiac Disease: What’s New.” Dr. Snyder is the chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Children’s National. He is considered an expert in a variety of GI disorders. His current research interests include H. pylori and celiac disease.

What: Gluten-Free Food Fair
When: Saturday, October 10; 1 pm – 5:30 pm
Where: Whole Foods — Fairfax, VA
More Details: FREE. Gluten-Free food samples and giveaways.

What: More Gluten-Free Cookies
When: Sunday, October 11; 3:00 pm
Where: Whole Foods — Chicago, IL
More Details: Cost $30/person. Join Chef Susan as she demonstrates how to make two more DELICIOUS, gluten-free cookies – Snicker Doodles and Old Fashioned Pumpkin cookies. Great for Halloween and Thanksgiving celebrations. Paired with a bit of warm apple cider, they make the ultimate fall treat!  Registration in advance is required for this class.  Participants may register by calling us at 773-472-0400, visiting our Customer Service desk, or signing up online.

What: Gluten Free Group of Friends: Vegan Pilafs
When: Monday, October 12; 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Whole Foods — Minneapolis, MN
More Details: Cost $5. Pre-registration is required. With Chef Ani, you will explore grain alternatives that are flavorful, nutritionally potent, and easy to turn from grain sides into great sides. We will explore how to cook them and sample three gluten-free side dishes appropriate for a light lunch or a side dish for dinner. On the menu: Roasted chickpeas with seven vegetables; Exotic rice pilaf with apple, pecans and fennel; and Lentils with mushrooms and scallions.

What: Lisa Cooks Allergen-Free: Seasonal Sensations
When: Tuesday, October 13; 7:00 pm
Where: Whole Foods — Chicago, IL
More Details: FREE. Join us as Chef Lisa demonstrates how to prepare 3 savory, seasonal, and safe dishes!  Registration in advance is required for this class.  Participants may register by calling us at 773-472-0400, visiting our Customer Service desk, or signing up online.

What: 8th Annual Gala Benefit for the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center
When: Thursday, October 15; 6:30 pm
Where: Mandarin Oriental – New York, NY
More Details: $400+ for sponsors. Cocktails and silent auction start at 6:30, dinner at 7:30. All food gluten-free. Check the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center’s website for more information.

What: Gluten-Free Store Tour
When: Thursday, October 15; 6 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Whole Foods Market — Carmel, IN
More Details: FREE. Join Sarah Smith to learn about all of the great GF products available in each department, learn how to label read, find out what resources are available & enjoy samples too! RSVP to reserve your space by leaving a message for Sarah Smith at 569-1517.

What: Gluten-Free Meeting
When: Saturday, October 17; 10 am
Where: Whole Foods — Little Rock, AR
More Details: FREE. Dr. Lisa Hendrix will be speaking on living the Gluten Free Lifestyle in Whole Foods Community Room. Everyone is Welcome!

What: Live Free, Gluten-Free Tour
When: Saturday, October 17; 10:30 am
Where: Whole Foods — Overland Park, KS
More Details: Cost $5. Join Rebecca Miller as she teaches you how to navigate your way through a Gluten Free Diet and where to find the Gluten Free Products in our store.  At the end of the tour enjoy samples from a variety of the Gluten Free foods suitable for most Gluten Free diets .  Please sign-up by contacting Guest Services (913) 652-9633.

What: 4th Annual Colin Leslie Walk
When: Sunday, October 18; 9 am
Where: Rye High School — Rye, NY
More Details: Cost $20 advance registration, $25 onsite registration ($5 discount for kids 12 and under). Join this family-oriented event to benefit the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University. The walk, the biggest celiac-related event in the region, also features a large vendor fair and a gluten-free lunch available for purchase.

What: Gluten-Free Living
When: Sunday, October 18; 11 am – 12 noon
Where: Whole Foods — Santa Rosa, CA
More Details: FREE, but space is limited so sign up at customer service at 707-575-7915. Take a journey through the aisles of our store as we share gluten-free choices and information, and sample some delicious gluten-free products.

What: Gluten-Free Cooking
When: Sunday, October 18; 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Where: Whole Foods Market — Carmel, IN
More Details: FREE. Get gluten-free cooking tips each month from Sandy Haney. She lives a gluten-free lifestyle and loves to cook! Come enjoy samples of Macaroni and Cheese, Dairy-Free Biscuits and Tiramisu. RSVP at 569-1517. Leave message for Sarah Smith.

What: Gluten-Free Gathering of Friends
When: Monday, October 19; 6 pm – 7 pm
Where: Whole Foods — Milwaukee, WI
More Details: FREE. Stop by and meet other local gluten free foodies. Enjoy complimentary samples of some of the latest and greatest snacks for celiacs to hit our shelves, share recipes, tips, or pick up a “new to the crew” packet courtesy of the Milwaukee Celiac-Sprue Crew. A special gluten-free tour of the market will be available at 7:30.

What: Gluten-Free Store Tour
When: Thursday, October 22; 10:30 am
Where: Whole Foods – Sacramento, CA
More Details: FREE, but advance registration is required. Join our Marketing Team Leader, Molly Weber, for a store tour and she’ll show you the ins and outs of shopping gluten-free at Whole Foods Market. Register at customer service 48 hours before the tour and receive a complimentary reusable bag of gluten-free goodies. To register for this class please call Customer Service at (916) 488-2800.

What: Gluten-Free Cooking
When: Thursday, October 22; 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Whole Foods – Wellington, FL
More Details: FREE. Chef Joe will be teaching how to make a different Gluten-Free dinner every month, that tastes great and is easy for anyone to put together.  Bring your appetite and your gluten-free questions.  Pre-registration required with Customer Service.

What: Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Forum
When: Saturday, October 24; 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Rosewood Sand Hill — Menlo Park, CA
More Details: Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door. Seating is limited and on a first-come first-served basis. Pre-registration is recommended to ensure seating. This conference will present the newest advances in gluten sensitivity and celiac disease from world-renowned authors and clinicians: Dr. Rodney Ford, MD; and Drs. Vikki and Richard Petersen, DC, CCN, Founders of HealthNOW Medical Center. The event will include lunch and gluten-free samples from local vendors. To register go to www.healthnowmedical.com/gluten_forum or call HealthNOW Medical Center at 408-733-0400.

What: Going Out to Eat & Traveling Gluten-Free
When: Saturday, October 24; 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center — Bethesda, MD
More Details: Cost is $10 for Members of Bob & Ruths or $20 for non-members. Registration is required no later than October 14. Topics of discussion include: read a menu, talk chef talk, be more assertive, explore other culture’s foods, deal with kids’ menus, etc. Call 410-939-3218 or email info@bobandruths.com for more information.

What: 4th Annual CSA Dietitian Day
When: Thursday, October 29
Where: Bayfront Convention Center — Erie, PA
More Details: Celiac Sprue Association website

What: 32nd Annual CSA Conference
When: Friday – Saturday, October 30 – November 1
Where: Bayfront Convention Center — Erie, PA
More Details: Celiac Sprue Association website

What: San Francisco Cooking Spree
When: Friday – Saturday, October 30; 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Treasure Island, Building 1 — San Francisco, CA
More Details: Admissions fees are: $50 in advance, $75 at the door. Ten top chefs will partner with renowned area doctors and media representatives to create delicious gluten-free food for all to sample as these teams compete for the Best Gluten-Free Dish of the evening. Guests also will enjoy a buffet of hearty hors d’oeuvres, desserts, beer and wine—all gluten-free. All attendees will take home a fabulous goodie bag filled with treats from a variety of gluten-free vendors.

For more upcoming events, check the GF Events page.

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Jul
31

August Gluten-Free Events

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Check out these gluten-free events happening around the U.S. in August.

What: North Texas GIG Support Group Meeting (and Celiac 101 for newly diagnosed)
When: Saturday, August 1; 10 am – 12 noon (newly diagnosed come at 9 am)
Where: Richland Hills Church of Christ — Richland Hills, TX
More Details: Dr. Stephen Wangen of the Irritable Bowel Treatment Center will be speaking and presenting his new book, Healthier Without Wheat.

What: Swingin’ for Celiacs, a jazz concert to benefit Camp Celiac and celiac disease research
When: Saturday, August 1; 5 pm – ?
Where: Shranz Memorial Park — Swansea, IL
More Details: The concert will feature Tony D. and the Groove Merchants on the outdoor stage at Schranz Memorial Park.  Bring your own lawn chairs and pack a picnic basket.  Beverages and gluten free snacks will be provided by local vendors.  The event begins at 5:00 pm, headliners play 7:00 pm.  Admission is free, but generous donations are strongly encouraged.    Proceeds from this event will benefit Camp Celiac in Rhode Island and the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University.  For more information, please email the organizer of this event, Michael Clanahan at clanahanm@yahoo.com.

What: All About Wheat and Gluten-Free Flours
When: Sunday, August 2; 2 pm – 3 pm
Where: Whole Foods — Sacramento, CA
More Details: Cost $8. Joann Mitchell will introduce you to gluten free flours, their characteristics, which are better for baking, cooking, and more.  A great class to start with if you’re interested in our other GF classes! Stop by or call customer service at 916-488-2800 to register.

What: Gluten-Free Baking
When: Sunday, August 2; 1 pm – 3 pm
Where: Market Street Cooking School — Colleyville, TX
More Details: Learn about the science behind gluten-free baking, why we need a flour
mix, understand the unusual ingredients used in gluten-free baking, as well as baking tips and how to
make the most of your valuable time in the kitchen. Jennifer Cinquepalmi, author of The Complete Book of Gluten-Free Cooking will demonstrate Sandwich Bread, Teff Blueberry Waffles, crackers, Wraps, Upside Down Vegetable Casserole, and Chocolate Birthday Cake.  To inquire about cost and register, call 817-577-5047.

What: Celebrity Chef Emeril Legasse
When: Monday – Friday, August 3 – 7
Where: Whole Foods — Fairfax, VA
More Details: Emeril Lagasse will be filing Season Two of “Emeril Green” for the Planet Green network. Emeril Green is the fun series starring Chef Emeril Lagasse that helps real people who have real culinary challenges. Watch as America’s most beloved chef comes to their rescue, offering educational information on how everyday cooking can be healthy, organic, and eco-friendly. Visit www.planetgreen.com for all you need to know about the show including great recipes, tips and ideas on making your world a greener place. (I included this as a GF event because last season, Emeril did several episodes about gluten-free or wheat-free cooking.)

What: Gluten-Free Cooking Class
When: Tuesday, August 4; 6 pm
Where: Whole Foods — Orlando, FL
More Details: FREE. Join us in the Lifestyle Center and learn how to create gluten-free dishes that taste great and are easy to make. Pre-register at customer service; space is limited.

What: Gluten-Free Store Tour
When: Wednesday, August 5; 10 am
Where: Whole Foods Market — St. Louis, MO
More Details: FREE, but please register in advance. Join Jill Duncan, marketing specialist and gluten-free gal, to learn about the foods we carry that are deemed gluten-free by their manufacturers. Walk through each department, learn how to read labels, find out what resources are available and enjoy samples too.

What: Gluten-Free 1st Fridays
When: Friday, August 7; 4 pm – 6 pm
Where: Whole Foods — Little Rock, AR
More Details: FREE. There will be information, team members from Whole Foods Market – Little Rock that are gluten free experts, gluten free sampling, and a gluten free Tour.  If you are not gluten intolerant, but are curious about it, join us!  Shopping gluten free can be easier than it looks, and we are here to help.  Meet on the Gluten Free aisle at 4 pm.

What: Gluten-Free 101
When: Friday, August 7; 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Liberty Recreation Center — Plano, TX
More Details: Cost $15 – $19 per person. Register through Plano Parks and Recreation 972-769-4234. Adjusting to “life without wheat” can be a daunting task.  This informational class will take you through the steps of adapting to the gluten-free lifestyle. Learn about the positive points of Celiac Disease, setting up your gluten-free kitchen, mixing up flour mixes, gluten-free products, and much more!

What: CSA Denver – Gluten-Free Picnic
When: Saturday, August 8; 11 am
Where: Clement Park — Littleton, CO
More Details: Check the CSA website for more.

What: Cast Iron Gluten-Free Cooking
When: Sunday, August 9; 1 pm – 3 pm
Where: Market Street Cooking School — McKinney, TX
More Details: Cost $24 per person. Register by calling 972-548-5167. Jennifer Cinquepalmi, author of The Complete Book of Gluten-Free Cooking, will share the wonderful benefits of using cast iron for cooking.  Don’t miss out on fabulous recipes such as Gulf Coast Jambalaya, Spinach and Potato Bake, Cast Iron Skillet Pizza,  Sweet Corn Bread, and a Dutch Baby Pancake.

What: Gluten-Free Support Group — Back to School
When: Tuesday – Tuesday, August 11; 7 pm
Where: Whole Foods — Naperville, IL
More Details: Cost $5. Gluten-Free Bread Making and more lunch ideas!  A small fee has been added for this group for class instructor and material fees.  No participant will be turned away.  Please pay at the customer service desk as you come.  No sign up is necessary.

What: Camp Celiac
When: Sunday – Friday, August 9-14
Where: Camp Aldersgate — N. Scituate, RI
More Details: Hosted by the Celiac Support Group for Children. Information on registration, activities, donations, volunteers, etc. found at the CSA website.

What: Cooking Class: Gluten-Free Snacks
When: Thursday, August 13; 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Whole Foods — Denver, CO
More Details: FREE. Jean Duane, Alternative Cook and author of Bake Deliciously! Gluten and Dairy Free Cookbook, will show you how to make nutritious, healthful snacks that you won’t feel guilty about!  You’ll see how to make Ume Plum Cashews, Cereal with Toasted Almonds Party Mix and Cajun Corn. Reserve your spot at the customer service desk.

What: Intro to Gluten-Free Living
When: Thursday, August 13; 7 pm
Where: Whole Foods — Houston, TX
More Details: FREE. Whether you are new at living a gluten-free life or an expert this will be a fun, informative, and FREE class instructed by our award winning Chef! Walk away with tips, recipes, and knowledge.

What: Gluten-Free Tour
When: Friday, August 14; 1 pm
Where: Whole Foods — Sacramento, CA
More Details: FREE, but advance registration is required. Join our Marketing Team Leader, Molly Weber, for a store tour and she’ll show you the ins and outs of shopping gluten-free at Whole Foods Market. Register at customer service 48 hours before the tour and receive a complimentary reusable bag of gluten-free goodies.

What: What’s New at Whole Foods Market?
When: Monday, August 17; 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Whole Foods Market — St. Louis, MO
More Details: Cost $5. This month Jill will showcase new products that are labeled gluten-free by their manufacturers. We’ll walk the sales floor then sit down for samples and conversation, so bring your questions, tips and experiences with eating this special diet. Please pre-register on-line or at the customer service desk as space is limited.

What: Gluten-Free Store Tour
When: Wednesday, August 19; 10 am
Where: Whole Foods Market — St. Louis, MO
More Details: FREE, but please register in advance. Join Jill Duncan, marketing specialist and gluten-free gal, to learn about the foods we carry that are deemed gluten-free by their manufacturers. Walk through each department, learn how to read labels, find out what resources are available and enjoy samples too.

What: Gluten-Free Sampling
When: Wednesday, August 19; 3 pm – 7 pm
Where: Whole Foods — Winter Park, FL
More Details: FREE. Sample gluten-free products with Angie, the store’s gluten-free team member. Angie will also be available to guide you through your gluten-free shopping.

What: Basics to Gluten-Free Living
When: Thursday, August 20; 7 pm
Where: Whole Foods — Houston, TX
More Details: FREE. Back to the Basics – gluten free living at it’s best! Join us for a FREE, fun, and informative class taught by our award winning Chef – sampling, recipes, and knowledge to provide you all of the basics.

What: Gluten-Free Living
When: Friday, August 21; 11 am – 12 noon
Where: Whole Foods — Santa Rosa, CA
More Details: FREE, but space is limited so sign up at customer service at 707-575-7915. Take a journey through the aisles of our store as we share gluten-free choices and information, and sample some delicious gluten-free products.

What: FAAN Walk for Food Allergy
When: Saturday, August 22; 9 am
Where: White River St. Park, 801 W. Washington St. — Indianapolis, IN
More Details: Held at White River St. Park, 801 W. Washington St. in Indianapolis
Bring the whole family to the 2009 Indianapolis Walk for Food Allergy. The 2.3 mile walk benefits the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN). Walk alone or join a team, make a donation or just come out to support those with food allergies and raise awareness. Event includes a DJ, sponsor tent, giveaways and lots of great activities for kids. Register now online at www.foodallergywalk.org.

What: Gluten-Free Cooking Class
When: Saturday, August 22; 11 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Whole Foods Market — Fairfax, VA
More Details: FREE, but space is limited so reservations are a must: email Jessica.Baer@wholefoods.com or call customer service 703-222-2058. Jules Shepard, author of Nearly Normal Cooking For Gluten-Free Eating, leads the class. Free product samples, recipe cards and coupons to take home. There will be lots of yummy food to taste and you can see how each is made so you feel confident making it at home. After the class, Jules will answer any questions you may have about gluten-free cooking as well as host a book signing. We will have both of Jules’ books available for purchase at the book signing!

What: Gluten-Free Desserts
When: Saturday, August 22; 10 am – 12:30 pm (confirm time)
Where: Lamar Culinary Center — Austin, TX
More Details: Cost $65. Hands-on class taught by Chef Alain Braux. Famous locally for his exquisite gluten-free/dairy-free desserts, he is well-known as a health advocate with the message that exceptional health through good nutrition can be yours while enjoying a gourmet lifestyle. Menu: Chocolate Mousse; Lavender Crème Brûlée; Raspberry Soufflé.

What: Store Tour: Gluten-Free Diet
When: Saturday, August 22; 10 am – 11 am
Where: Whole Foods — Denver, CO
More Details: FREE. Join us for an informative tour on how to shop for a Gluten-free Diet. Reserve your space at the customer service desk.

What: Gluten-Free Mediterranean Cooking Class
When: Sunday, August 23; 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: Whole Foods — Houston, TX
More Details: Cost $35. This is a perfect class for guests with special gluten-free dietary needs, as well as those who have a love for delicious Mediterranean food.  There will be three wine pairings with this class from our specialty department. 1st Course: Quinoa Tabouli and Homemade Hummus; 2nd Course: Lamb Kabobs with Cucumber Greek Yogurt Sauce; 3rd Course: Baklava Tart.

What: Inner Game of Gluten-Free Baking: Back to School Basics
When: Sunday, August 23; 1 pm – 3 pm
Where: Whole Foods Market — St. Louis, MO
More Details: Cost $15/adult or $20/adult & child duo. Join Linda Daniels of Free Range Cookies and explore the basics: alternative flours and blends, dairy-free substitutions, and tools for gluten-free baking. We’ll mix up some quick and easy gluten-free, casein-free muffins. Whether a newly diagnosed celiac or just new to gluten-free baking, Linda will encourage all ages to master the basics in this interactive class. Come solo or bring your child and learn how to make these goodies together.

What: Gluten-Free Support Group – Beer and Pizza Party
When: Wednesday, August 26; 7 pm
Where: Whole Foods — Rochester Hills, MI
More Details: FREE. Join us in the café with copies of your favorite gluten free recipes to share. Familiarize yourself with our ever-growing line of gluten free products, check out available recipes and discuss the experience you have had living gluten free. Contact our Concierge Aimee at 248-371-1400 or email aimee.soltis@wholefoods.com, for more information.

What: Immediate Gluten-Free Living
When: Thursday, August 27; 7 pm
Where: Whole Foods — Houston, TX
More Details: FREE. Fun and informative class taught by our award winning Chef – sampling, recipes, and knowledge to provide you with all the information you need to live a stress-free gluten-free life!

What: Celiac Awareness Day
When: Saturday, August 29; 8:30 am – 11 am
Where: Allegheny General HospitalPittsburgh, PA
More Details: Participate in open Q&A session with the Celiac Sprue Clinic’ s team of experts and tour the new facility. Also sample gluten-free foods from local vendors. Contact Kathy Sepesy at 412-359-8956 for more information.

What: The Gluten-Free Lunchbox
When: Sunday, August 30; 1 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: Central Market Culinary School — Austin, TX
More Details: Come see how to fill lunches (for adults or kids) with nutrition, variety, and creativity!  Jennifer Cinquepalmi, author of The Complete Book of Gluten-Free Cooking will offer dozens of ideas for dips, muffins, salads, sandwiches, soups, thermos lunches, and more.  Sample Mini Quiches, muffins, Granola Bars, Sandwich Bread, Calico Black Bean Salad, and Homemade Beef Jerky. Call  512-458-3068 to register.

To see other events scheduled later this year, check out the Gluten-Free Events Page.

To have your gluten-free event listed, email the information and links to Heather at celiacfamily@gmail.com.

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Jul
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July Gluten-Free Events

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Check out these gluten-free events happening around the U.S. in July.

What: Gluten-Free 1st Fridays
When: Friday, July 3; 4 pm – 6 pm
Where: Whole Foods — Little Rock, AR
More Details: There will be information, team members from Whole Foods Market – Little Rock that are gluten free experts, gluten free sampling, and a gluten free Tour.  If you are not gluten intolerant, but are curious about it, join us!  Shopping gluten free can be easier than it looks, and we are here to help.  Meet on the Gluten Free aisle at 4 pm.

What: NFCA Speaks to NJ Celiac Support Group
When: Tuesday, July 7; 7:00 pm
Where: Hunterdon Medical CenterFlemington, NJ
More Details: Contact Danene Gooding at 908-806-7407 or dgooding@embarqmail.com

What: Gluten-Free Store Tour
When: Wednesday, July 8; 10 am
Where: Whole Foods Market — St. Louis, MO
More Details: FREE, but please register in advance. Join Jill Duncan, marketing specialist and gluten-free gal, to learn about the foods we carry that are deemed gluten-free by their manufacturers. Walk through each department, learn how to read labels, find out what resources are available and enjoy samples too.

What: Chesapeake Celiac Support Group — Bunko Night!
When: Friday, July 10; 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: AAMC Health Sciences PavillionAnnapolis, MD
More Details: A fun night of Bunko as well as a brief presentation by Choice Batter, a new vendor from Columbia that makes Gluten-Free batter for frying fish, chicken, etc. Contact Pat Minnigh @PatMinn@verizon.net for more information.

What: Northwest Arkansas Celiac Awareness & Education Day
When: Friday, July 10; 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Where: Holiday InnSpringdale, AR
More Details: Informational/educational sessions for food and food service industry professionals, health professional and the general public. Gluten-free networking luncheon. Check NCFA for tickets and more information.

What: Gluten-Free Cooking Class
When: Saturday, July 11; 10 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Whole Foods Market — Fairfax, VA
More Details: FREE. Bread-and-Breakfast theme cooking class with Jules Shepard. Free product samples, recipe cards and coupons to take home. There will be lots of yummy food to taste and you can see how each is made so you feel confident making it at home. After the class, Jules will answer any questions you may have about gluten-free cooking as well as host a Cookbook signing and Gluten free beer tasting! We will have both of Jules’ books available for purchase at the book signing! (Jules’ cooking class is full, but you can still email Jessica.Baer@wholefoods.com to be waitlisted and/or find out about Jules next scheduled class!)

What: Gluten-Free Fair
When: Saturday, July 11; 12 noon – 3:00 pm
Where: Whole Foods Market — Fairfax, VA
More Details: Live music, lots of food, vendors, demos, and samples all over the store offering delectable gluten-free delights! The local Celiac Sprue Association will be present with a table set up! And don’t miss out on the raffles and prize giveaways to be held at 2pm!  This event will be immediately following Jules Shepard‘s gluten-free cooking class. (Jules’ cooking class is full, but you can still email Jessica.Baer@wholefoods.com to be waitlisted and/or find out about Jules next scheduled class!) Jules will be doing a book signing that will be open to the public following her class. We will have both of Jules’ books available for purchase at the book signing!

What: Gluten-Free Support Group
When: Wednesday, July 15; 6:30 pm
Where: Whole Foods — Winter Park, FL
More Details: FREE, but please register at customer service. Angie will host a support group session with discussion on living a gluten-free lifestyle. We’ll also be sampling products from Liberty Bakery and our own Whole Foods Market Bakehouse.

What: Gluten-Free Support Group – Ice Cream Social
When: Wednesday, July 15; 7 pm
Where: Whole Foods — Naperville, IL
More Details: Cost $5. Join Sueson Vess of Special Eats and sample delicious gluten and dairy free ice cream options.  Bring the family and enjoy!  A small fee for this group has been added for class instructor and material fees.  No participant will be turned away.  Please pay at the customer service desk as you come.  No sign up is necessary.

What: Cooking Class – No-Bake Gluten-Free Brownies
When: Thursday, July 16; 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Whole Foods — Denver, CO
More Details: FREE. Jean Duane, Alternative Cook, will demonstrate how to make No-Bake Gluten-Free Brownies from her newly published cookbook, Bake Deliciously! Gluten and Dairy Free. Learn how to make this favorite dessert which is a perfect summer treat! Reserve your spot at the customer service desk.

What: Gluten-Free Living
When: Friday, July 17; 11 am – 12 noon
Where: Whole Foods — Santa Rosa, CA
More Details: FREE. Take a journey through the aisles of our store as we share special gluten-free choices and information for those on special diets, and sample some delicious gluten-free products. Reservations recommended; contact Customer Service (707-575-7915) to sign-up.

What: Gluten-Free Support Group – Beer and Pizza Party
When: Sunday, July 19; 4 pm
Where: Whole Foods — Rochester Hills, MI
More Details: FREE. Join us in the café with copies of your favorite gluten free recipes to share. Familiarize yourself with our ever-growing line of gluten free products, check out available recipes and discuss the experience you have had living gluten free. This month, sample a variety of (manufacture advertised) Gluten Free pizzas and enjoy 25-cent pours and $3 pints of select, Gluten Free BEERS! Contact our Concierge Aimee at 248-371-1400 or aimee.soltis@wholefoods.com, for more information.

What: What’s New at Whole Foods Market?
When: Monday, July 20; 7 pm
Where: Whole Foods Market — St. Louis, MO
More Details: Cost $5. This month Jill will showcase new products that are labeled gluten-free by their manufacturers. We’ll walk the sales floor then sit down for samples and conversation, so bring your questions, tips and experiences with eating this special diet. Please pre-register on-line or at the customer service desk as space is limited.

What: Celiac Awareness Night with the Phillies
When: Monday, July 20; 7:05 pm game start
Where: Citizens Bank ParkPhiladelphia, PA
More Details: Gluten-Free stadium treats will be available. To purchase tickets, go to Phillies box office website and enter promotion code ‘CELIAC’.

What: Gluten- and Casein-Free Diet Workshop
When: Wednesday, July 22; 10 am – 12 noon
Where: Pathfinders for Autism Resource CenterHunt Valley, MD
More Details: This workshop is FREE but registration (by July 20) is required. Register on-line or call 443-330-5370.  This workshop will cover topics such as the potential benefits of the GFCF diet, shopping strategies for the budget conscious, ready-made and easy meal planning, resources and more. Subsequent field trips to local grocery stores will be scheduled during the workshop so that participants can put into action what they learned.

What: Gluten-Free Store Tour
When: Wednesday, July 22; 6 pm
Where: Whole Foods Market — Austin, TX
More Details: FREE. Tour the store in search of the best gluten-free products with our knowledgeable guide and team member, Anne Allen, also with the Austin Chapter of the Alamo Celiac Support Group.  Sign up at the Concierge Desk or call 512.542.2243.

What: Gluten-Free Store Tour
When: Wednesday, July 22; 10 am
Where: Whole Foods Market — St. Louis, MO
More Details: FREE, but please register in advance. Join Jill Duncan, marketing specialist and gluten-free gal, to learn about the foods we carry that are deemed gluten-free by their manufacturers. Walk through each department, learn how to read labels, find out what resources are available and enjoy samples too.

What: Gluten-Free Cooking
When: Thursday, July 23; 7 pm
Where: Whole Foods — Wellington, FL
More Details: FREE. Registration required. Chef Joe will be teaching us how to make a Gluten Free dinner that tastes great and is easy for anyone to put together. Bring your appetite and your gluten free questions.

What: Store Tour: Gluten-Free Diet
When: Saturday, July 25; 10 am – 11 am
Where: Whole Foods — Denver, CO
More Details: FREE. Join us for an informative tour on how to shop for a Gluten-free Diet. Reserve your space at the customer service desk.

What: Live Free, Gluten-Free Tour and Tasting
When: Friday, July 31; 8 am – 10 am
Where: Whole Foods — Overland Park, KS
More Details: Cost $5. Join Rebecca Miller as she teaches you how to navigate your way through a Gluten Free Diet and where to find the Gluten Free Products in our store.  This event includes a “mini-meal” tasting of some of our foods suitable for most gluten free diets.  Please sign-up by contacting Guest Services (913) 652-9633.

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