Monday, September 26, 2011
OCT 8 Pure Pantry: Owner and Author Debutes New Cookbook
If you haven't tried her mixes for yourself, or have missed out on the sampling of baked goods using her mixes at the store, we welcome you to come to the store on October 8 to taste some delicious treats, meet Elizabeth, and check out her new cookbook. See will be signing her book and answers all your random baking questions from 3:00-5:30pm.
Pure Pantry Cookbook Signing and Q & A at Gluten Free Specialty October 8 from 3-5:30pm. All mixes will be on special during event, and cookbooks will be regular price of $24.95
Gluten Free Specialty Market is not just a place to go to buy your gluten free groceries. Our staff is a team and our repeat customers are our family. We support everyone through what can be a difficult adjustment to starting and maintaining a gluten free diet. A large portion of the store is also dairy free, and thus an assortment of options are available for parents with children who are on the gluten free, casein free diet. We offer personalized attention during weekly store tours, offer educational classes, and have recipes and handouts for those on the go.
Please support a good cause, and join our walking team. All our team members will receive a team t-shirt, and treats from our team sponsors: Zico Coconut Water and Zing Protein Bars. We will be gathering at 9am at Raley Field- specific location for our team to be announced.
There is no fee to join the team or to walk for the event. Simply sign up on our team page:
Come by and see us.
2612 J street
Sacramento, CA 95816
Open M-F 10-7
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Welcome to Fall! We have a quick announcement, as we are closed on Thursday, September 22nd and Friday, September 23rd in honor of Dr. Paulina Caban's Wedding Weekend! Congratulations Dr. Caban!!
As the weather is changing and days are growing shorter, it is common for people to feel the affects of lack of sunshine (Vitamin D producing rays) in the form of depression. Although there are many different causes to depression (including a Vitamin D deficiency), make sure you are taking the easy steps by choosing nutrient dense foods. See article below for "Poor Eating Habits Contribute to Depression."
Just a reminder: we are now offering Vitamin B12 and B6 shots to help with your energy levels. Vegetarians, particularly vegans, are often Vitamin B 12 deficient. You are welcome to stop in on Monday mornings from 9:00-11:00 am to get your B vitamin shots! You do not have to be a patient to receive B vitamin injections.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Thursday, September 1, 2011
If you missed Trudy Scott, CN, at our August Sacramento meeting, this is your chance! Our speaker is an expert in the field of nutrition and anxiety. Trudy specializes in “Food for Mood” resources. She will discuss poor digestion and food intolerances, nutritional deficiencies and lifestyle changes that can help us reduce stress, sleep well and improve our moods. Her presentation will include information on how what we eat, what we don’t eat, and what time we eat are related to worry, fear, and anxiety. She also has information on ending sugar and carb cravings. (Trudy’s website is www.everywomanover29.com)
The meeting will be held at Federated Church: Placerville, 1031 Thompson Way, Placerville, CA 95667. There will also be time for additional questions, comments, and support for those who are newly diagnosed. Experienced Celiacs are urged to bring healthy g-f snacks to share. Please include copies of the recipe for homemade items, or packaging materials for store-bought. Call or e-mail Kathe at 530 672-1104, firstname.lastname@example.org for directions, or if you have questions that need answering prior to the meeting.
Downtown Support Meeting, September 14, 7:00-8:00ish pm
This month we’ll discuss the FDA Proposed Rule for gluten-free labeling. Join us at SMUD’s Customer Service Center, 6301 S Street, Room 3 (S Street is immediately north of Highway 50, straight across from the 65th Street exit intersection for those who traveled west on 50). Gluten-free snacks always welcome.
CSA 34th Annual Conference, San Diego, September 15-18 (all or parts)
For conference information, call CSA 877-272-4272, or at email@example.com. Note that the conference discount rate expires 9/1. This event replaces our Sacramento support meeting this month. Interested in carpooling? Contact Diane at 916-483-8546 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested in sharing a room at the hotel? Contact CSA as per above.
Davis Support Meeting, Saturday September 17, 12:30-2:00 pm
At Davis Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall, 317 East 8th Street in Davis. Contact Susan at email@example.com. Experienced celiacs, please bring a gluten-free snack to share (including recipe and/or package, for those with additional food sensitivities).
Celiac Kids Outing, Saturday September 24, 10:00am-?
Marianne Quaas is hosting a celiac kids’ gather at Westwood Park in Davis. It has two playgrounds and a bathroom. Please email Marianne at firstname.lastname@example.org if you and your child are interested in attending, and please let her know if you can bring GF/CF snacks. Westwood Park address: 900 Barkley St, Davis, CA 95616. Cross Streets: Near the intersection of Barkley St and El Dorado Pl Neighborhood.
Group Blog: NEW! http://sacceliacs.blogspot.com. Check out recipes, medical providers, restaurant comments, calendar, more. See below. Comment or Just Browse. Our new blogsite is intended to be interactive. We’d love to hear from you. Please check it out at http://sacceliacs.blogspot.com. If you have questions about the blog itself, please contact Diane through the blogsite email address (lower right column).
Flourless and Gluten-Free Baking with Alice Medrich
Friday, September 23, 2011
11:00AM to 2:00PM
Hands-on Class (Limited to 16 Students)
Award-winning author of Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt in Your Mouth Cookies, Alice Medrich returns to Ramekins to introduce you to the world of flourless and gluten-free baking. A believer that your dessert should never just taste “pretty good for gluten-free,” Alice will demonstrate how to make treats so delicious you’ll never know the difference.
Wheat Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Almond Tweed Torte
Mexican Wedding Cakes with variations
Peanut Butter Caramel Swirled Cheesecake Bars
Hazelnut Butter Clouds
For more information or to reserve your seat in the class, please contact Ramekins at 707-933-0450 or visit us at www.ramekins.com
Ramekins Culinary School and Inn
450 West Spain Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
(707) 933-0450 (office)
(916) 416-0687 (cell)
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Wheat and Gluten Free Cooking/Eating!
Our speaker will be Trudy Scott, an expert in the field of nutrition and anxiety. Trudy specializes in “Food for Mood” resources. She will discuss poor digestion and food in tolerances, nutritional deficiencies and lifestyle changes that can help us reduce stress, sleep well and improve our moods. Her presentation will include information on how what we eat, what we don’t eat, and what time we eat are related to worry, fear, and anxiety. She also has information on ending sugar and carb cravings.
The meeting will be held at Federated Church: Placerville,1031 Thompson Way, Placerville, CA 95667 Contact Information: Kathleen Hughes 530 672-1104
There will also be time for additional questions, comments, and support for those who are newly diagnosed.Experienced Celiacs are urged to bring healthy g-f snacks to share. Please include copies of the recipe for homemade items, or packaging materials for store-bought.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Woodchuck doesn't advertise but if they did… What would it look like? Chance to win $2000, $1500, or $1000.
Check out all the rules HERE!
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Information on her Gluten-Free Cooking Club is on our Bulletin Board under North Bay.
Santa Rosa support group meetings location: We meet in Conference Room D at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital at 1165 Montgomery Drive. Directions. Enter the building by the main hospital entrance, walk down the hall that is to the right of the welcome desk; the conference rooms will be on your left through the doors to the cafeteria. Meetings are free and open to the public.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Movie on the Big Screen Selection are shown at The Guild 2828 35th St, Sacramento. Upcoming movies include:
Sunday, August 14, 2011 7:00pm Admission: $5.00 suggested donation
End of the LineIn conjunction with Slow Food Sacramento and the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-o
Panel discussion (participants TBA) will follow.
Sound the global alarm. Scientists predict that if we continue fishing at the current rate, the planet will run out of seafood by 2048 with catastrophic consequences. Based on the book by Charles Clover, "The End of the Line" explores the devastating effect that overfishing is having on fish stocks and the health of our oceans. With Clover as his guide, filmmaker Rupert Murray crisscrosses the globe, examining what is causing the dilemma and what can be done to solve it. Industrial fishing began in the 1950s. High-tech fisheries now trawl the oceans with nets the size of football fields. Species cannot survive at the rate they are being removed from the sea. Add in cofactors of decades of bad science, corporate greed, small-minded governments, and escalating consumer demand, and we're left with a crisis of epic proportions. Ninety percent of the big fish in our oceans are now gone. Murray interweaves glorious footage from both underwater and above with scientific testimony to paint a vivid and alarming profile of the state of the sea.
Sunday, August 21, 2011 7:30pm Admission: $5.00
Back to School Night at MOBS: The Sex and Violence EditionIt's that time of year again, when all you kids gotta be getting some schoolin' after a long summer of doing nothing. And learn you will, with this collection of the most "up-to-date" information from these 50s, 60s, and 70s educational films! This year, we'll be focusing on Sex and the intentionally wide-open category of "Violence," making it a lot easier for us to figure out what to, um, teach you. So make the scene and check out these informative, uncomfortable, weird and often hilarious "lessons" from the past!
Advance Tickets Available Here
Sunday, August 28, 2011 7:30pm Admission: $5.00
The Red MachineWashington, DC, 1935: At the height of the Great Depression, a charming and irrepressible young thief is forced to help an icy and mysterious United States Navy spy steal a brand new device that the Japanese military is using to encode its top-secret messages. During the mission, which is complicated by the spy's dark past in Tokyo, the two discover that they are pawns in a larger game. Together, they devise an intricate scheme to outwit the people trying to use them.
"Two thumbs up! A lean, intense thriller... Here's a film with an elegant simplicity. It may remind you of a 40's B crime movie, and I mean that as a compliment." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times
"Intriguing... plot turns climaxing in a caper-flick triple cross" - Variety
"Delightfully intelligent, delectably subversive and highly entertaining" - Huffington Post
Sunday, September 11, 2011 7:30pm Admission: Free!
Star Trek: Of Gods and MenIt's the 5th Anniversary of Movies on a Big Screen! So we figured we'd bring back the indie Star Trek film - technically, a fan film, but when it's a fan film directed by Tim Russ (Star Trek: Voyager) and starring Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig and a slew of others from various ST shows, you know you're in for much more than just a "fan film!" And ST:OGAM delivers just that!
The year is 2306... Twelve years have passed since Captain James Kirk was swept away by the Nexus while saving the crew of the Enterprise-B. Sadly, one year later, Commander Montgomery Scott was reported missing along with the passengers and crew of the USS Jenolen, and to this day has not been found. The remaining crewmembers of the USS Enterprise have gone their separate ways. Captain Spock and Doctor McCoy have spent the last several years on Khitomer, continuing their work to establish peace between the Federation and the Klingon Empire, though it is wondered if they will ever establish peace between themselves. Captain Hikaru Sulu and his Excelsior crew are on an extended mission beyond the outer reaches of the Alpha Quadrant. Captain Pavel Chekov, although serving a high post in Starfleet Security, feels his career has stalled, leaving him to thoughts of retirement. Captain Nyota Uhura has been serving as Director of Starfleet Linguistics, a post she finds extremely interesting, though she feels there may be something missing in her life. Now, forty years after their first mission, Chekov and Uhura, along with John Harriman, former Captain of the Enterprise-B, come together for the dedication of a very special ship. However, their reunion is cut short when they receive a distress call from an all-too-familiar planet, where they meet up with an almost-forgotten face, and in an instant something happens that presses the three friends to embark on a mission that will forever change their lives...
With Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Tim Russ, Alan Ruck, Chase Masterson, Garrett Wang, and many more from the Star Trek universe! Directed by Tim Russ.
Screen on the Green Movies are FREE for all and include:
Aug 13 Shrek Forever After
August 20 Secretarist
August 27 Toy Story
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Did you know that Elizabeth for Pure Pantry is coming to Sacramento in October? She's cranking out the recipes and had to share this recipe....
Addicting Almond Crescent Cookies - no one we know can only eat one!
1 package The Pure Pantry Organic Sugar Cookies Mix
1 cup (128 g) organic almond flour
1 cup (226 g) unsalted organic butter (or butter substitute)
1 large organic egg
1 tsp. (5 ml) vanilla
2 tsps. (10 mls.) almond extract
1 pound confectioners sugar for dusting cookies
Using electric mixer, cream together butter (or butter substitute) and egg (or egg replacer) until well blended. Mix in vanilla and almond extracts. Add contents of package and almond flour. Mix until all ingredients are combined and dough forms into a ball.
Remove dough ball from bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350˚F Grease two cookie sheets or cover with parchment paper.
Remove dough from refrigerator and remove plastic wrap. On work surface covered with gluten free flour (rice flour or cornstarch work well) roll dough into long log. Using a knife, cut log into ½ inch (12 mm) slices (about 1 tablespoon dough each). Using your hands, roll each dough slice into a crescent shape and place on prepared cookie sheet. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove cookies from oven and let cool for 2-3 minutes. Place half the confectioners sugar in a 9 x 12 (23 x 30 cm) baking pan. Place slightly cooled cookies in the pan and pour remaining confectioners sugar over cookies. Roll each cookie around in the sugar to coat. Let cool in sugar for at least 30 minutes. Remove cookies, shake off excess sugar and store in air-tight container.
Find more recipes on ThePurePantry.com
Monday, August 8, 2011
Enjoy Life Gifeaway! Between July 25 and August 8, for all customers who make more than a $33 dollar purchase, they will be automatically entered for a chance to receive an Enjoy Life sample cookies, water bottle, coupons, and a reusable grocery bag.
Simpli Giftbag! Between August 8 and August 21, for all customers who make more than a $53 dollar purchase, they will be automatically entered for a chance to receive a Simpli Giftbag that includes 2 boxes of certified oats and 2 boxes of apricot oatmeal, and of course the fabric reusable grocery bag.
Virgil’s T-shirt Customer Appreciation Giveaway! Between August 22 and September 4 two people will be randomly selected to receive a Virgil’s t-shirt. All black or psychedelic.
Sun Flour Cookie Giveaway! Between September 5 and September 18 for all customers who make more than a $43 dollar purchase, they will be automatically entered for a chance to receive a Sun Flour Baking Company Cookie Gift basket.
Gluten Free Mama Giveaway! Between September 19 and October 2 for all customers who make more than a $73 dollar purchase, they will be automatically entered for a chance to receive a Gluten Free Mama goody bag which includes 4 GFM mixes, a cute notepad, and of course, a nice reusable bag
Demo’s & Special Events
***Please note Gluten Free Specialty offers store tours every Thursday from 2:30-4pm. Open to all. No rsvp required. Suggested for those new to the gluten free diet, teachers, and & health care professionals alike.***
Namaste Brownie Sampling. September 2 1-7pm or while supplies last.
Grab a taste and enter your name into the bowl for a chance to win a reuseable grocery bag and/or the Namaste Cookbook.
Zico Coconut Water Demo September 3 Time to be announced.
Frosting Queens September 3 12-3pm
Come have a taste of a locally produced gluten free frosting, ready to spread. *does contain dairy.
Labor Day at GFS: The store will be open limited hours this holiday from 12-4pm.
Gluten Free for Beginners with Meghan O’Hara Wed September 21 from 6-7pm.
Limited space. Preregistration and payment required.
Fancy Gluten Free Cupcake Sampling.October 1 Time TBA
Come support a new local bakery.
Book Signing with Elizabeth Kaplan from The Pure Pantry.Saturday, October 8 at 12:30pm
Meet the woman behind The Pure Pantry product line and pick up her new cookbook.
Gluten Free Specialty is located at 2612 J Street Sacramento, CA 95816. 916-442-5241
Find them on Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
If you are new to Gluten Free living or looking for more great food opportunities The Gluten Free Specialty Market will host weekly store tours every Thursday at 2:30pm. No pre-registration is required.Making food selections should not be a chore. If you are new to gluten free living we know how daunting the task can be. It typically takes six months to learn how to read labels. We offer thousands of products, and with everything in the store being thoroughly researched to be gluten free you so you can feel safe in knowing what you are eating is gluten free. Find your way to a Healthier You by knowing that your food is gluten free.Looking for more options? We have the largest selection of quality gluten free products available. We are staffed by people like you – gluten sensitive and celiac. We know what’s good and can share tips with you.Need expert advice? The Gluten Free Specialty dream team knows all about symptoms and can offer great advice from technical talk to great cooking tips. We also specialize in many other allergen food products like dairy free, soy free and nut free.
Tours will last approximately 15 minutes with a question answer session at the end. In store individual assistance always provided as store customer load level and time permits. For more information call (916) 442-5241.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Downtown Support Meeting, Wednesday August 10, 7:00-8:00ish pm
This month we’ll discuss our celiac complications (those things that linger despite our gluten-free diet) and our solutions. Join us at SMUD’s Customer Service Center, 6301 S Street, Room 3 (S Street is immediately north of Highway 50, straight across from the 65th Street exit intersection for those who traveled west on 50). Gluten-free snacks always welcome.
Given our successful dinner outing here 10 months ago, it’s time to share with the lunch bunch! Gluten-free luncheon menu at http://www.starginger.com/files/gf_LUNCH_web_all%20pages.pdf. Please join us at 601 Munroe Street (just north of Loehmann’s Plaza). Please RSVP (so restaurant can arrange to seat us) by return email (email@example.com), by Monday 8/15.
Sacramento Support Meeting, Sunday, August 21, 1:30-4:00 pm
Our speaker, Trudy Scott, CN, is a Food Mood Expert and Nutritionist, speaker and author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood & End Cravings (June 2011, New Harbinger). Trudy has a nutrition practice with a focus on Food, Mood and Women’s Health. She is President of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals and is a member of Alliance for Addiction Solutions and Anxiety Disorders Association of America. Trudy’s topic is Gluten Elimination: One of 9 steps to Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Mood & End Cravings. Don’t miss this inspiring meeting!
Everyone, please bring one new-to-you information item (product, restaurant, recipe, vendor, resource, research, or personal health milestone). Experienced celiacs, please bring a gluten-free snack to share, together with recipe and/or ingredients for those with additional food sensitivities.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Also this week is a copy of Simply Sugar & Gluten Free Cookbook for Arielle F. Come claim your prize.
Gluten Free Specialty is thankful for the customer support. Make sure to check their facebook page for other upcoming giveaways- and there seems to be one every other week!
Sunday, July 24, 2011
I recently ran across some great information from a Sacramento Athlete with Celiac Disease.
Althete Steve's tip for the week is: Weather you are a Celiac or not LISTEN to your body for the proper water consumption for you.
"Hydration is always a popular subject in sports. You continually see the pendulum swinging back and forth on the subject. Years ago before there was sports medicine the common thinking was that taking water was a sign of weakness. Just a few years ago the pendulum switched yet again to over consumption. Here you started to see people carrying water bottles on their runs. This has lead to the very severe problem of getting hyponatrenia. Marathons are now more apt to warn runners about over consumption of water. In recent years there have been several deaths (mostly within football camps) caused by heat and lack of proper hydration. So what do you do, and how does this affect those suffering from Celiac?Everyone sweats at a different rate. You have to find the proper level of hydration for you. Two simple things to keep in mind are that if you have to go to the bathroom (again) before you’re workout you’re probably drinking too much. Vice versa, if you are light headed or having a difficult time recovering, you are probably not getting enough. For a Celiac the hydration question compounds itself. Typically a Celiac will have to call upon reserves earlier. Meaning they are heating up more and thus sweating more. A lack of proper hydration will mean crashing even harder for a Celiac. However, you cannot consume extra water at the start to combat this. Taking fluids during a run has a whole host of problems. It’s inconvenient and cumbersome, and you can also easily have water sloshing in your stomach. My general rule of thumb is not to consume any water unless I am working out over an hour in length. Overall, my experience has shown me that consuming fluids AFTER the run is by far the most important. I noticed that I would quickly go into a tailspin after a hard workout if I did not IMMEDIATELY get fluids in me. I also discovered that enhanced fluids really made a difference. I found that milk made me feel even better. Since this I have discovered Orgain Meal Replacement nutritional drink is the best at aiding my recovery. Rainbow Light also makes a Protein Energizer drink supplement that works well (dairy free). Also, consider coconut water. It’s a high source of important nutrients, particularly potassium (more than a banana)."
If you have questions for Steve you're likely to run into him at the Gluten Free Specailty Store located in downtown Sacramento at 26th and J Street.
Gluten Free Specialty is located at 2612 J Street, Sacramento 95816.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Cookbook Giveaway at Gluten Free Specialty! For all purchases made between June 5 and June 14 of $50 or more, customers will automatically entered for a chance to receive Elena Amsterdam's NEW cookbook: Gluten Free Cupcakes. Perfect treats for picnics and weekend gatherings. Easy and healthy recipes.
Downtown Sacramento Support Meeting, Wednesday June 8, 7:00 pm - 8:00+ pm Dining out discussion: How to increase our successful gluten-free experiences. Join the CSA at SMUD’s Customer Service Center, 6301 S Street, Room 3. Gluten-free snacks always welcomed; please include recipe and/or package for those with additional food sensitivities.
Gluten Free Bread Class at the Davis Co-Op Thursday, June 9, 6:00 p.m. If you’ve been making your own gluten-free bread, but you’re looking for a few new recipes, come join us. We’ll make breads that rely on a wide range of grains, nuts, and other wholesome foods for their good looks and fantastic texture and flavor. INSTRUCTOR: Amy Radbill $25
Traffic Light Eating Free Learning Experience Saturday June 11, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at Gluten Free Specialty: 2612 J Street Sacramento, CA 95816. Learn, listen and ask questions with Amy Carson: a local gluten free mom with some nutritional studies under her belt. Play a game to identify healthy vs. unhealthy foods. For each family that guesses right, you’ll be entered in to a win a $5 gift card to GFS.
The CSA will be at at Safetyville Saturday June 11 10-3pm
Pure Pantry Sampling at Gluten Free Specialty! Saturday June 11, 2:30 PM-5:30 PM- this just might be the mix you’ve been eyeing on our shelf- well now is your chance to try it. Plus, new reduced pricing.
Restaurant Outing hosted by the Sacramento CSA, Wednesday, June 15, 11:30 am Ginza Sushi Bar and Grill, 2205 Francisco Drive, El Dorado Hills (Cross Green Valley Road in Safeway Center). RSVP by 6/10 to Diane firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the gluten free menu
The CSA will be at Dept of Transportation Health Fair (Thursday June 16 11-1:30pm
Another Cookbook Giveaway at Gluten Free Specialty! For all purchases between June 15 and June 22 of $50 or more customers will automatically be entered for a change to receive Gluten Free Italian by Jacqueline Mallorca. This a great addition to any cookbook collection!!!
Davis Support Meeting, Saturday June 18, 12:30-2:00 pm At Davis Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall, 317 East 8th Street in Davis. Contact Susan at email@example.com. Experienced celiacs, please bring a gluten-free snack to share (including recipe and/or package, for those with additional food sensitivities).
Sacramento Gluten Free Summer Potluck, Saturday, June 25, 11:00 am
Potluck is at 4347 Whitney Avenue, Sacramento. RSVP to Joan at 916-487-3459 (RSVP is required so sufficient chairs and tables can be arranged). Bring a gluten-free salad, swim gear, and parents to supervise swimmers under 18.
Placerville Support Meeting/Brunch, Sunday, June 26, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Sequoia Restaurant, 643 B Street, Placerville. Please RSVP to Kathe at 530-672-1104 by Monday, June 20. Cost including tax and tip will be $16. Kathe’s credit card will be charged $25 for each no-show, so please cancel your RSVP if you reserve and later discover you cannot make it. All the meal options will be gluten-free, and all (yes, all) of the options also can be made dairy-free: Eggs Benedict, Field Mushrooms & Cheese Omelet, Shrimp Omelet, Asian Skirt Steak, or Chef Bagley’s gluten-free fish special. Chef Bagley will make gluten-free muffins and cinnamon rolls – as Kathe notes, “Imagine! A bread basket we can eat!” – and the meal price also includes Juice OR champagne OR coffee. Juice or Champagne refills are $2.00 each; Coffee refills are free; Extra beverage is $3.00.
Gluten Free Specialty Turns 3! Save the Date!
Come out and take part in both a second Saturday and our store anniversary celebration. We'll be extending our hours on Saturday July 9 and will be open until 8pm. We’ll be sampling out lots of great treats from 4-8pm! Vendors to include Cultured Kitchen from Sacramento, Pure Pantry Mixes from Encitias, Confluence Kitchen from Auburn, and several more TBA!
Check out the project and make a pledge on Kickstarter.com
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Wouldn’t it be nice if your child knew, without asking, which food was the better choice for them and actually wanted to eat it? If you are a parent who is interested in helping your child(ren) adopt healthier eating habits (gluten free or in general), please join us for a fun, FREE, and interactive learning experience.
Learn, listen and ask questions with Amy Carson: a local gluten free mom with some nutritional studies under her belt. Play a Game to identify healthy vs. unhealthy choices.
For each family that guesses right, you will be entered in to a win a $5 gift card to the store. Questions can be directed ahead of time to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
*To read more about their relocation check out the Sacramento Press.
Monday, May 30, 2011
On Monday June 6th 5 to 8pm, Taylor's Market is having their yearly Summer Open House. They will have many of Taylor's vendors there with tasty samples of their finest offerings for the summer. There will also be a wine tasting at Taylor's Kitchen. This is sure to be a good time.
* The have a decent selection of gluten free items and some beers and ciders.
2900 Freeport Boulevard Sacramento, CA 95818 (916) 443-6881
Saturday, April 30, 2011
*Products rotate and are seasonal.
* May 1-May 10: Pamela's Products Customer Reward
* May 1- May 31: Pedal Saver Program Participate
* Saturday May 7: Simpli Instant Oatmeal Sampling 10:30am- 12:30pm
* Saturday May 14: Nacheez Demo from 12-2pm. Come sample a New Gluten Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free, and Vegan Nacho Dip!
* Saturday May 21: No Cheese Mac & Cheese Cooking Demo with Mary Mieth
* Saturday May 28: Double Rainbow Soy Cream Sampling 12pm-2pm
With more events to come! Check out the store's facebook and twitter pages for more updates.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Ever wonder why you don't see more food vendors on the corners in downtown Sacramento like you would in a larger city like San Francisco? That's because Sacramento has massive restrictions, and SactoMoFo is hoping to be the kickstarter in getting the laws changed.
On Saturday, April 30 2011 - all afternoon and evening, from Noon to 6 pm is the Sacramento Mobile Food Festival! They'll be two dozen vendors - some carts, some trucks and mobile grills - from the Sacramento region and throughout the Bay Area on hand to serve you, your family and friends a tasty, filling and hopefully mellifluous afternoon of food and music. Ride your bike or take light rail if possible - Fremont Park is just across from the 16th Street station - out of respect for the park's residential and business neighbors. Parking will be available, but it will be very limited.
Gluten Free-go explore and see what kind of gluten free options are available. Make mobile carts aware. Our sources tell us Emma's Tamales will be there and some of her tamales are a tasty gluten free lunch!
For more details and to find out more about the mobile cart movement check out http://www.sactomofo.com/
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The park is located on 13th Avenue between Riverside and Land Park Drive. The Tiny Tot Time Preschool building and the Land Park Play pool are in this area. The hunt will be just west of the fenced in playground. Please call my cell if you have any trouble finding us: 916-425-3823.
Egg Hunt Begins at 11 am. Arrive at 10:30 a.m. if you are bringing eggs.
***NEW THIS YEAR*** If you are bringing a child to the egg hunt, please bring 25 plastic eggs stuffed with stickers or small plastic toys per child. Please don't spend more than about $5 on eggs and toys.
Absolutely NO FOOD and NO CANDY please. Remember to bring a basket for collecting eggs.
If you are unable to bring stuffed eggs, please consider a $5 donation to help offset the costs of the additional eggs being provided.
Arrive at 10:30 am and plan to play with your child(ren) in the playground for about 30 minutes. My teenagers and I will hide about 200-300 eggs before 10:30 am, and we will also hide the eggs that guests bring.
Note that many of the items in the eggs will be choking hazards due to size so if you have a younger child be sure to supervise them with these items.
Organized by Sarah Mentz, SacFoodAllergy: http://www.meetup.com/sacfoodallergy/
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
CSA GF Meetings
- Downtown Support Meeting, Wednesday March 9, 7:00 pm - 8:00+ pm FDA Food Safety Modernization Act reprise. Join us at SMUD’s Customer Service Center, 6301 S Street, Room 3 (if traveling west on Hwy 50, take 65th Street exit; SMUD is across that intersection, parking on left).
- Restaurant Outing, Wednesday, March 16, 11:30 at Steve’s Pizza, 3191 Zinfandel Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA. No rsvp this time; just come!
- Davis Support Meeting, Saturday March 19, 12:30-2:00 pm At Davis Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall, 317 East 8th Street in Davis. Contact: Susan firstname.lastname@example.org. Experienced celiacs, please bring a gluten-free snack to share (including recipe and/or package, for those with additional food sensitivities).
- Sacramento (Watt/ElCamino) Support Meeting, Sunday, March 20, 1:30 – 4:00 pm Can celiacs overcome the effects of pre-diagnosis muscle weakness, gluten ataxia, and similar symptoms? Isel Lamoureux, a Guild Certified Feldenkrais practitioner, will explain how the Feldenkrais Method helps achieve greater levels of comfort and range of motion, improves posture and leads to greater health and vitality. In the words of Moshe Feldenkrais, founder of this Method of Somatic Education: "Movement is the key to life." St. Marks United Methodist Church, 2391 St. Marks Way, Sacramento, CA. Experienced celiacs, please bring a gluten-free snack to share (including recipe and/or package, for those with additional food sensitivities).
- Placerville Support Meeting, Sunday, March 20, 2:00 – 4:00 pm Judy Fields, Registered Dietitian, will speak about resources and nutritious meal planning for Celiacs and will answer audience questions. The meeting will be held at Federated Church, Placerville: 1031 Thompson Way, Placerville, CA 95667. Contact Information: Kathleen Hughes 530 672-1104. Experienced celiacs, please bring a gluten-free snack to share (including recipe and/or package, for those with additional food sensitivities).
CSA 34th Annual Conference, San Diego, September 15-17
Save the dates! It’s within our reach – 3 days of great information, “celiac research celebrities,” gluten-free feasts and fun.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Apr 08, 2011 - Start Time: 6 p.m.
Apr 08, 2011 - End Time: 9:30 p.m.
Held at East Bay Restaurant Supply.
Before you were gluten-free, did you have pizza when you wanted a simple and tasty dinner? Get the good times back by learning to make delicious pizza—no gluten, dairy, eggs, or soy necessary. We'll start by preparing insalata misto, a salad of greens with finely chopped and marinated vegetables and toasted walnuts. We'll then prepare two delicious pizzas: a risen-crust pesto pizza with roasted vegetables (vegan) and a traditional thin-crust pizza with pastured pork sausage and mushrooms. We'll finish up by preparing some heavenly chewy chocolate chip cookies; then we'll sit down to enjoy the repast. How do you say 'delicious' in Italian?
Gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free, with vegan options. Contains nuts (salad and pesto), yeast (thick crust pizza), and meat (thin crust pizza).
$58/person. Limit of 12 participants.
Homemade Bread and Soup
Apr 10, 2011 - Start Time: 4 p.m.
Apr 10, 2011 - End Time: 7 p.m.
This class is centered around one of the great pleasures of the weekend: homemade bread. We’ll make two loaves of fabulous, safe sandwich bread. To accompany it, we’ll prepare two organic soups: a riff on Julia Child's French onion soup and a vegan smoky split pea soup. For dessert, we’ll make my husband's favorite dessert: mesquite chocolate chip cookies with roasted pecans. Then we’ll sit to talk and enjoy our meal together. It’s the kind of weekend day that makes you sigh with satisfaction.
Gluten-free, casein-free, lactose-free, egg-free, soy-free, with vegan options. Includes beef stock (French onion soup), legumes, citrus (pea soup), nuts (cookies).
$53/person. Limit of 12 participants
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