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Monday, January 31, 2011

Free Admission Museum Day Feb 5!

Ok, this isn't exactly gluten free related, but a fun thing to do, and while you're in the downtown area, pick up some gluten free snacks for your travels at Gluten Free Specialty.

Twenty-six (26) greater Sacramento area museums will be offering free admission for the 13th Annual Sacramento Museum Day. Sacramento Museum Day is on Saturday February 5, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All participating museums close at 5 p.m. with the last guests admitted at 4 p.m.


  • Aerospace Museum of California
  • California Automobile Museum
  • California Foundry History Museum
  • The California Museum
  • California State Military Museum
  • California State Capitol Museum
  • California State Indian Museum
  • California State Railroad Museum
  • Crocker Art Museum
  • Discovery Museum Science and Space Center
  • The Don and June Salvatori California Pharmacy Museum
  • Fairytale Town
  • Folsom History Museum
  • Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park
  • Heidrick Ag History Center (Woodland)
  • Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park
  • Museum of Medical History
  • Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum
  • Old Sacramento State Historic Park
  • Sacramento Zoo
  • Sacramento Historic City Cemetery
  • Sacramento History Museum
  • Sojourner Truth Multicultural Arts Museum
  • Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park
  • Wells Fargo History Museum (Old Sacramento and Downtown locations).

*The above information as well as additional information provided by SacMuseums.org

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Pure Pantry's Elizabeth Kaplan Offers Classes

Ok, I know this isn't in Sacramento, but if you're ever traveling you should check and see if there are any gluten free classes being offered while you're on vacation, or passing through. Here's a fun upcoming class in southern California:

Nutrition and Cooking Class
with Elizabeth Kaplan and Dr. Joni Labbe

Soups ON!

Learn to make nutritious and delicious one-pot meals made with gluten-free ingredients and dairy-free options accompanied by savory breads to soak up your tasty soup, along with an amazing gluten-free Carrot Cake with Heavenly Cream Cheese Frosting for dessert. All recipes are from Elizabeth’s cookbook: “Fresh from Elizabeth’s Kitchen.”

Nutrition lecture with Joni Labbe will highlight:

Health risks related to gluten consumption

Why gluten-free is a smart diet for everyone

Healthy gluten, dairy and sugar alternatives

Tips for living gluten-free.

Date: January 30th
Time: 4-6:30pm
Location: 5840 El Camino Real, Suite 116, Carlsbad, CA 92008, 760-479-2339

$59 includes lecture, instruction, dinner and cookbook ($35 without cookbook)

Register on-line here www.thepurepantry.com

Saturday, January 15, 2011

January Event Round Up

Gluten Free Events at Gluten Free Specialty
  • Recipe submission January 1st to January 31st: Get out your healthy gluten-free recipes and submit them in person, by mail or by email for a chance to win GF Specialty Coupons: (1) $10 GFS Voucher, (1) $25 Voucher
  • January 22nd: Saturday at 2pm - One Dish Combo Meals: Nutritious Grain, Bean and Veggie Meals with Mary Mieth. For more information on Mary go to Dancing in the Kitchen
  • January 29th: 11am to 3pm - Cereal Sampling - Not sure which cereal is your favorite? Now's the time to try out which breakfast cereal works for you
  • January 29th. Gluten Free Specialty is one of many to attend VegFest 2011
  • TBA: Gluten Free Diet for Beginners with Dietitian Meghan O'Hara. Interested? Show your interest by sending an email. You'll be informed when a date has been set.
Other Gluten Free Events:
  • Sacramento CSA Support Meeting, Sunday, January 16, 1:00 – 5:00 pm. They will be carpooling to Placerville to hear Mark Holthouse, MD, speaking on “Medical Follow-up For Celiacs.” Meet at ***1:00*** pm in the north parking lot of St. Marks United Methodist Church. Kathe?: kathehughes@sbcglobal.net with questions. Experienced celiacs, please bring a gluten-free snack to share (we ask that you include your recipe and/or package, to help those who have additional food sensitivities
  • Restaurant outing, Tuesday, January 18, Citrus Heights, 1:45 pm 7 Sisters, 8493 Auburn Boulevard, Citrus Heights (exit at Riverside from Highway 80). 7 Sisters has a separate gluten-free preparation area and features gluten-free pizza, among other entrees. RSVP to Jessica return email by 1/15: jessica@denningfamily.com.
  • February 13 from 5-8pm Thrive @ Holidays: Banchetto D'Amore (Feast of Love in Italian) at the Steel Magnolia Kitchen (G And 16th). Think a safe and satisfying Italian feast is beyond your gluten-free, dairy-free, allergen-free hopes? Think again! Indulge in a wonderful meal and develop your cooking skills at the same time with this celebration of love, food, and love of good food. We’ll prepare—and then devour—easy breadsticks, light minestrone, Caesar salad, lasagna, and then (maybe not quite Italian but definitely amazing) chocolate pudding cake. Truly a celebration worth experiencing! Gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, peanut-free. Contains fish (anchovy paste), nuts, corn.$58/person. Register here. Email any questions to sally@tilthforhealth.com. Oh, also, until January 31st, there's a $5 discount on each admission if people enter the code "GFLove."
Sound intriguing? Shop at Gluten Free Specialty between Jan 15 and Feb 4 and you may be randomly selected for a pair of free tickets to the class!!! Don't have a GFF (gluten free friend- let us know and we'll find you a pair) The more times you shop the better odds you have, so come on by.