04 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Well.ca Discount on Gluten-Free Items

Well.ca Go Gluten Free GracefullyWell.ca, my favourite online drug store that sells everything from vitamins to housewares, is currently having a sale on gluten-free products! You’ll see familiar brands like Udi’s, Glutino and Bob’s Red Mill, as well as lesser known brands like Maxwell’s Kitchen, Pamela’s Products, and Nameste Foods.

Use coupon code GOGLUTENFREE between now and May 11th to get 15% off!

Enjoy!

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01 September 2013 ~ 2 Comments

Gluten Free Macaroons at Tim Hortons

Image via Huffington Post

Image via Huffington Post

Back in July, Tim Hortons introduced their first gluten-free treat – macaroons. Looks like they’re just testing the waters with this product though, as on their “What’s New” page it mentions these are only available for a limited time.

Hopefully the demand will be high enough that Tim Hortons will consider adding more gluten-free items to their menu. I know I personally avoid Tim Hortons for anything but beverages as it simply isn’t worth stopping there. In fact, it was over a month after macaroons were introduced that I spotted them, as I’m there so infrequently. I still haven’t actually tried them.

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03 July 2013 ~ 0 Comments

20% Off Gluten-Free Foods at Well.ca

Just a quick update to mention that Well.ca is offering 20% off gluten-free food items until July 7th!

Click here to see their gluten-free products.

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27 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Gluten Free Expo Toronto

Gluten Free ExpoCanada’s Gluten Free Expo is on this weekend in Toronto. If you’re in Southern Ontario this Sunday, go check it out.

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16 September 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Guelph Student Cookbook

Apparently this has been available for some time, but I recently found out about the Guelph Student Cookbook, created by the University of Guelph’s Central Student Association.

The cookbook supports the CSA foodbank, which is operated by and for students at the university. From the introduction,

The goal of this cookbook is to provide food bank users with the knowledge and skills needed to make healthy choices and prepare nutritious food with limited food choices and budget…

All of the recipes in the book are simple, nutritious, and budget-friendly. As an added benefit, some recipes are identified as vegan, gluten-free, and party-sized.

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01 July 2011 ~ 5 Comments

Caesar’s Gluten Free Vegetable Lasagna

One of the things I miss is the convenience of frozen meals. I know they’re typically not the best nutritionally, and they often cost a lot, but on days when you just don’t feel like cooking they’re better than fast food. But they’re filled with additives that contain gluten.

While gluten-free frozen meals do exist, you can’t just run into any supermarket and pick one up. They’re usually found at specialty shops, like Portions in Guelph.

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22 April 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Bountiful Pantry Country Corn Chowder

On a trip to Vermont this past winter, I came across Bountiful Pantry soups at several shops. Several of their soups are labeled gluten-free. I love corn chowder and decided to try it.

All of Bountiful Pantry soups are packaged, dried ingredients, and preparation is merely adding liquid like stock, milk or water. Ingredients are listed on the back, and they all contain foods you can actually recognize – corn, potatoes, onions, etc. The clear packaging shows off all the ingredients as well.

But despite the gluten-free label, the ingredients I could read and understand, something in the soup made my stomach unhappy.

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17 April 2011 ~ 1 Comment

San Zenone Organic Corn Pasta

I normally eat brown rice pasta, but decided to try a new brand of corn pasta I saw on the shelves at my grocery store – San Zenone’s 100% organic corn pasta from Prairie Harvest.

Corn pasta tends to be a bit more expensive than brown rice pasta, but it tastes less “nutty” than rice pasta and doesn’t get gummy when you cook it. I actually found San Zenone tasted much like what I remember wheat pasta tasting like, so this might be a good one to try if you’re new to gluten-free pasta. I had it with some tomatoes, olives and oil, and found I didn’t need a thick sauce to help camouflage the taste.

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29 March 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Wendy’s Joins the Ranks

Yup, that’s right, Wendy’s has now joined the ranks of fast food restaurants publishing gluten information on their websites. As of February 2011, they published a list of regular menu items that contain no wheat, barley, oats or rye.

You can see the complete list in this PDF: Canadian Menu Items without Gluten.

Some surprises in the list:

  • hamburger patty
  • Frostys

How many of us are afraid that burger patties are gonna be full of filler? *raises hand* So that’s kind of awesome. Also, Frosty’s? I’m always a little skeptical of ice cream too, so this is freaking good news! You can bet I’ll be partaking in some Frosty-goodness this summer.

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09 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Boulder Canyon Rice & Adzuki Bean Chips

I’ve always loved tortilla chips, but since going gluten-free they’ve become my go-to snack. But plain ol’ tortillas can get a little boring sometimes, so I decided to give these chips by Boulder Canyon Natural Foods a try.

I had no idea what an adzuki bean was – turns out it’s common in China and Japan – so I wasn’t sure how these would taste. I wouldn’t say the chip has a particularly strong or identifiable flavour, but it was subtley different than a corn chip. The red chilies give it a very mild heat.

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