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CELIAC CIRCULAR A bimonthly publication of May/June 2008 CANADIAN CELIAC ASSOCIATION ISSN 1481-1898 Vol. 27 No. 3 EDMONTON CHAPTER 212 Capilano Mall 5004 98 Ave NW Edmonton AB T6A 0A1 Phone (780) 485-2949 SPRING DINNER Fax (780) 485-2940 email@example.com www.celiacedmonton.ca JUNE 8 OFFICE HOURS Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 3:30 pm Spring Dinner at Louisiana Purchase 10320 111 Street, Edmonton The Canadian Celiac Association is a national (registration & menu on page 27) organization dedicated to providing service and sup- port to persons with celiac ***************** disease and dermatitis herpetiformis through PANCAKE programs of awareness, advocacy, education and research. INSIDE THIS ISSUE BREAKFAST People Page 2 JULY 19 2008 Events 4 President’s Report 5 See page 16 Restaurant Re- 6 views Product Info 9, 11, This & That 13 13, 15 RESEARCH PROJECT at U of A Recipes 15 Volunteers still needed Pancake Breakfast 16 GF in NZ 17 If you are between Research Project 18, 19 the ages of 18 and 72 Travelling in US 21 Convenience 25 please read pages 18 and 19 Spring Dinner 27 2008 COMMITTEE 2008 BOARD MEMBERS CHAIRS VOLUNTEERS PRESIDENT ADVERTISING OFFICE STAFF—firstname.lastname@example.org Dave Cooper—780.481.2169 Michelle Dormody—780.417.4100 Kath Beck Sybil Dickson fax 780.483.2171 cell 780.231.5169 email@example.com Sandra Spak Susan Freeland firstname.lastname@example.org ANTI PANIC Substitute Office Staff: Dorothy PAST PRESIDENT Linda Arnold—780.466.7113 Beckwith, Don Briggs, Melba Kent, Kenn Lynne Bigam—780.487.2561 email@example.com Tuckey work 780.424.2900 ext. 232 fax 780.421.0456 CASINO MEDICAL ADVISOR firstname.lastname@example.org Jeff Wilson—780.637.3380 Dr. Justine Turner, email@example.com Pediatric Gastroenterologist VICE PRESIDENT Rhonda Hoffman—780.449.4847 CYCLING FOR CELIACS DIETARY ADVISOR firstname.lastname@example.org Leticia Aloisio—780.482.2708 Linda Theodore, R.D. email@example.com SECRETARY (note: there is an underscore between SUPPORT GROUPS Pat Congdon—780.487.7664 cycling and celiac1) Dawson Creek—250.782.7469 firstname.lastname@example.org Debbie Smolik—email@example.com CYCLING FOR CELIACS MINI-RIDE Lorraine Sumners— TREASURER Christine Gourley firstname.lastname@example.org Adriana Strikwerda—780.466.6304 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Fort McMurray DINING CLUB (18-35 yrs) Susan Russell— DIRECTORS AT LARGE Carolyn Barber email@example.com Carolyn Barber firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Lloydminster MEMBERSHIP Bob Pannenbecker & Sally Candido—780.467.5199 Kath Beck—780.437.2317 Heather Bootsman—780.875.8701 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Larry Diduch—780.434.0967 NEWSLETTER/WEB PAGE Red Deer/Viking email@example.com Joan Tuckey—780.440.3420 Donna MacPherson— cell 780.554.9138 fax 780.463.3986 firstname.lastname@example.org Michelle Dormody—780.417.4100 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org St. Albert PARENTS GROUP Germaine Dechant—780.459.3435 Ralph Hammermaster—780.434.9065 Christine Gourley email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com PHONING COMMITTEE PROGRAM CO-ORDINATOR Laurie de Grace—780.637.3673 Sally Candido—780.467.5199 Leticia Aloisio—780.482.2708 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org (note: there is an underscore Joan Tuckey—780.440.3420 PRODUCT INFORMATION between cycling and celiac1) cell 780.554.9138 fax 780.463.3986 email@example.com Sally Candido—780.467.5199 firstname.lastname@example.org Kenn Tuckey—780.440.3420 ALBERTA REGIONAL DIRECTOR fax 780.463.3986 SATELLITE LIAISON Larry Diduch—780.434.0967 email@example.com Ralph Hammermaster—780.434.9065 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Donna Wall—780.464.7604 firstname.lastname@example.org DISCLAIMER AND EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY: The contents of this publication, provided in good faith for information purposes only Tina Yonge—780.701.8447 and using the most current information available subject to amendment, should not be email@example.com used as a substitute for the advice of a qualified health professional. The Professional Advisory Board of the Canadian Celiac Association (the “CCA”) has not reviewed this publication. Use of the information in this publication is at your own risk. The CCA BOARD MEMBER RESIGNS does not endorse any product referenced in this publication. To the fullest extent per- mitted by law, the CCA, its local Chapters and all persons involved in compiling this Natalia Uscinowicz has resigned publication disclaim any responsibility for, and make no representations or warranties from the board for personal rea- regarding, the information provided in this publication. In no event will the CCA, its sons. We wish her well in her Chapters or those persons involved in compiling this publication be liable for any dam- ages of any kind resulting from the use of the information in this publication. Please future endeavours. review the CCA’s disclaimer policy on its website at http://www.celiac.ca/. Edmonton Celiac Circular, May/June 2008 Page 2 ANTI-PANIC INFORMATION SESSIONS Anti-panic sessions are an opportu- May 14, 2008 For a six month trial period there nity for those newly diagnosed, June 11, 2008 will be follow-up session on the 3rd their family members and inter- July—no meeting Wed of the month, 7 to 8:30 p.m., ested individuals to learn all the August 13, 2008 at the Edmonton Chapter office in do’s and don’ts about living with September 10, 2008 Capilano Mall (room 212). It will October 8, 2008 celiac disease. Together with your take the form of an open discussion November 12, 2008 family and friends you can learn December—no meeting group dealing with common prob- how to adapt to the gluten- free lems such as cross-contamination diet. Pre-registration is required. and we will try to answer all ques- Please call 485-2949 and leave a tions brought forth. Pre- Linda Arnold and her helpers will message with your phone number. registration is necessary for take you on an imaginary trip to these sessions as well. the store. You will be shown the There is no charge for this evening large variety of foods that are of valuable information, but we May 21, 2008 available, and how to check labels require pre-registration as these June 18, 2008 and to use your kitchen wisely. This sessions are very popular and we is a fantastic way to learn how to want to have enough materials on THANK YOU eat well and be healthy on a glu- hand for everyone. If you have pre- MARTY ten-free diet. So, bring along your registered and are unable to attend A big thank you family, friends and, of course, your please phone the office to Marty Larson questions. (780.485.2949) to let them know. for his years of WHERE: Hope Lutheran Church, It would be a office volunteer- 5104 - 106 Ave. (south side of good idea to ing. Marty is retir- river—next door to Gold Bar shop- bring a digital ing from his regu- ping centre) - use the side door on camera, if you lar Wednesday at the east side of the building. have one, to photograph the won- the office. He will still be helping WHEN: derful assortment of food labels out by doing awareness work at (2nd Wed) 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. that is displayed—much easier than special events. writing all the info. Deadline for Articles and Advertising in the July/August 2008 issue: June 30, 2008 CELIAC-CANADA EDMONTON CHAPTER CCA NATIONAL 5170 Dixie Road, Suite 204 E-MAIL LIST E-MAIL LIST Mississauga ON L4W 1E3 • To subscribe send an e-mail to For announcements or interest to chap- 1-800-363-7296 <firstname.lastname@example.org> ter members. 905-507-6208 • Leave subject area blank • Send e-mail to <email@example.com> Fax 1-905-507-4673 • In the body of the email type • Put “Edm email list” in the subject email - firstname.lastname@example.org “subscribe celiac-canada” line www.celiac.ca The Celiac Circular, newsletter is published every second month beginning January by the Canadian Celiac Association, Edmonton Chapter and is distributed to Chapter members. Its objective is to support Celiacs by providing news and information. Questions about advertising should be sent to: Michelle Dormody - 780.417.4100 - email@example.com Advertising Rates: Half page—$60.00 Quarter page—$40.00 Business card size—$20.00 Advertise in all 6 issues in a calendar year (paid in full by April) and pay for only 5. Edmonton Celiac Circular, May/June 2008 Page 3 2008 EVENTS MAY 2008 OCTOBER 2008 *Anti-panic sessions are held in Hope 3—Great Human Race 4—AGM 9-11— National Conference in Lutheran Church, 5104 - 106 Ave. (south 8—Anti Panic Session * Victoria BC 25—Mini Conference in Calgary side of river—next door to Gold Bar 14—Anti Panic Session * shopping centre) - use the side door on 21—Anti Panic Discussion * NOVEMBER 2008 the east side of the building from 7 to 12—Anti Panic Session * JUNE 2008 18—Business Meeting ** 9:30 pm. Pre-registration is required. 8—Spring Banquet 29—Children’s Party Call 780.485.2949 and leave your name 11—Anti Panic Session * 14—Gluten-free Cooking *** and phone number. Anti-panic discussion DECEMBER 2008 17—Business Meeting ** 4—Dinner at Ernest’s sessions are held in the office at 212 18—Anti Panic Discussion * Capilano Mall. JANUARY 2009 JULY 2008 10—Planning Meeting 19—Pancake Breakfast **Business meetings are held in Calvary AUGUST 2008 Lutheran Church, 10815 76 Ave. and be- 7—Cycling begins 13—Anti Panic Session * gin at 7 pm. These meetings are open to 17—Mini ride all members interested in planning events 19—Business Meeting ** and in the management of the Edmonton 26,27—Casino fund raiser Chapter. We also have fun and food at SEPTEMBER 2008 every meeting. 10—Anti Panic Session * 16—Business Meeting ** ***Gluten-free Cooking Classes CONSIDER CELIAC are taught by Linda Arnold through Are you a physician, nurse, dietitian Metro Community College. or other medical practitioner? Check out the website For more information send email to Linda www.considerceliac.ca At <firstname.lastname@example.org> a project of the Edmonton Chapter or go to http://www.metrocontinuingeducation.ca/ Please do not expect the office staff to recommend a doctor, a gastroenterologist or medications. Our staff is trained to offer help with the gluten-free diet. They are not trained medical practitioners and can- not offer medical advice. Your pharmacist should be able to help you with advice about medications. To find a physician go to—http://www.cpsa.ab.ca/findaphysician/medical_directory.asp CANADA REVENUE AGENCY WEBSITE where you can find tax information for celiacs: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tax/individuals/topics/celiac-e.html There is a new, easier way to reach the Edmonton Chapter web site www.celiacedmonton.ca Edmonton Celiac Circular, May/June 2008 Page 4 PRESIDENT’S REPORT I would like to start this report by thanking all those I would like to congratulate Joan Tuckey for being who participated in the Great Human Race and the awarded the Kay Ernst Distinguished Service Award Open House that was held at the office after the for her dedicated service. Joan is the webmaster not walk. Although it was a small turn out, I believe eve- only for the Edmonton Chapter website but also for ryone had a great time. If anyone still wishes to do- the National website. She also publishes the Edmon- nate they may do so by going to the Great Human ton Chapter Newsletter. Race website or send a cheque to the office en- dorsed to the Great Human Race. I would also like to let you know that we now have online donation capability on both the Chapter and I am now back from the National Conference in Vic- Cycling for Celiac websites. There will be an expla- toria and I congratulate the Victoria Organizing nation on how to use it further in this Newsletter. Committee for putting on an outstanding event. The keynote speaker, Dr. Alessio Fassano of the Univer- To wind this up, I hope to be seeing many of you at sity of Maryland School of Medicine for Celiac Re- our Spring Banquet on Sunday, June 08th. search gave a fantastic speech on the Past, Present and Future of Celiac Disease. Other speakers were David Cooper Dr. Mohsin Rashid – Anemia in Celiac Disease, Dr. President Connie Switzer –tTG, what is it good for and PAB update, Dr. Samuel Godefroy – Labeling, Dr. Lakhani – Pearls from a Pharmacist. As in past Conferences, (Continued from page 6) the exhibits were outstanding, and the food served at the breaks and meals was great. DUTCH WOODEN SHOE CAFÉ 3292 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC A new item on display at the Conference was a home While on my way to the National Conference I was test kit for Celiac Disease. It is called Biocard Ce- invited by the Vancouver President to have break- liac Test coeliaque. For more information and fast at the above restaurant. It served a variety of Video Demo you can go online at gluten-free pancakes with numerous toppings. I www.celiachometest.com would recommend a visit to this restaurant to any- body visiting the Vancouver area. David Cooper MEMBERSHIP HAS BENEFITS FOR ALL!! Your membership fee helps run the national office, helps pay your re- gional director’s expenses. Some of the fee is returned to your local chapter and some is allocated to re- search. That’s a lot of work for one membership re- newal fee. New member fee is $45. National Office $ 27.00 Regional Director Exp $ 3.00 Local Chapter 10.00 TOTAL: $40.00 These snacks are highly recommended by • Members receive the Celiac Circular 6 times a year Laurie de Grace who was one of the long dis- plus the national Celiac News 3 times a year. Arti- tance riders this past year. You can obtain cles from the national newsletter are not re- published in the Celiac Circular. them at the celiac office. A sleeve containing • If you are a subscriber and not a member, con- the 4 flavours is $4. Flavours: lemon, choco- sider upgrading. It will benefit all of us. late, BBQ and caramel. Edmonton Celiac Circular, May/June 2008 Page 5 RESTAURANT REVIEWS DISCLAIMER: A TASTY MENU. 105 4202 17th Ave SE, Calgary AB The Edmonton Chapter of the CCA does not en- Tele: 403-235-0031 dorse any of the restaurants listed in this col- Closed Monday and Tuesday. Reservations for week- umn. We do not have the personnel to check out ends recommended as they are getting busy. This every restaurant. We rely on our readers to sup- ply us with reviews of restaurants that they was my first but not last visit. Imagine being able to have visited. Not everyone will have the same go out and enjoy a hamburger & fries with poutine. experience at each restaurant, but we feel that It is possible at a new SE Calgary restaurant called A these reviews are helpful to our members. Tasty Menu. The premises are totally gluten-free. Dairy free/egg free/vegan/ options are available but HARVEST ROOM, Fairmont Hotel Macdonald your request should be made ahead of time. The lo- 10065-100 Street, Edmonton, AB cation is not so great and the decor although rather Tel: 780-424-5181 email@example.com spartan hasn't hampered its popularity. With the ex- The Harvest Room menu is pricey. A place to go for ception of one, the eight tables were full. We were a a special occasion. The food is excellent. The chef is table of four and we ordered the homemade soup as great at adapting menu items to suit the gluten- a starter. It was well seasoned and tasty. Our free diet. They also offer gluten-free bread. Inform friends both celiac had the build your own pizza. them when making reservations that a gluten-free My husband (non-celiac) ordered and enjoyed the meal is required. salmon entree that included yam fries and soup. Adriana Strikwerda I was the only one who indulged in dessert...frozen WILD FLOWER GRILL, in the newly renovated cheesecake lollipops plus 2 fruit skewers. It was a Matrix Hotel. 10009 -107th St. Edmonton. little rich but good. Other dessert choices are pie and Tele: 780-990-1938 chocolate cake. They bake their own buns, and pizza Chef Yoshi Chubachi can adjust almost any of his crust daily. The bun they used for the hamburgers exquisite dishes for the celiac diet and I’m sure it is honestly was the best I’ve tasted. going to become your favorite fine dining restaurant in Edmonton. The food, service, decor and atmos- Celiac or non-celiac, everyone can enjoy homemade, phere are outstanding. The whole experience is first tasty food that does not taste like it is gluten-free. class. If you call in advance they will even make You can visit them online at www.tastymenu.ca you a special celiac friendly dessert. After eating Sally Candido there last evening (our third time) he shared with us that he was going to bring in celiac bread to HIGH LEVEL DINER serve with dinner. Chef Chubachi has won numer- 10912 88 Ave, Edmonton. Tel: 780-433-0993 ous gold medals in world class competitions so it is They have a gluten-free menu but you need to ask a treat to see what he will create next. We were so for it. Most of their regular items are available in excited about this place and plan on taking lots of gluten-free versions. Excellent. friends there from now on. There are not a lot of Virginia Sauve restaurants of this calibre in the city so I urge you to go and support his restaurant and let him know PAGOLAC (Vietnamese—south side), 9642 54 how much you appreciate his willingness to accom- Ave., Edmonton. Tele: 780-433-9988 modate celiacs. Mr. Chubachi is the most humble This restaurant had English speaking staff when we and sweet man you will ever meet and we cant say went. Lots of dishes with rice, rice paper (deep fried enough about this place. We wish him great suc- veggie rolls) or rice noodles. cess! A visitor to the Edmonton office Linda Raymond (Continued on page 5) Send your restaurant reviews to the office or send email to <firstname.lastname@example.org> or <email@example.com> PLEASE INCLUDE THE ADDRESS AND PHONENUMBER FOR THERESTAURANTS YOU REVIEW. Edmonton Celiac Circular, May/June 2008 Page 6 DONATE ON-LINE We have set up an on-line way to contribute to the Canadian Celiac Associa- tion, Edmonton Chapter through CANADA HELPS. Go to our web site at www.celiacedmonton.ca and click on the button in the upper left corner. Or you can go to the Cycling for Celiacs web site at www.cyclingforceliacs.org and click on the Canada Helps button there. You can specify whether the donation should go to the Edmonton Chapter or Cycling for Celiacs. If you wish your Cycling for Celiacs donation to be credited to a specific rider, put that information in the message box. Canada Helps issues the receipt as soon as you finish do- nating. Please call Joan at 780.440.3420 if you wish more information about donating on-line. CELIAC CIRCULAR BY EMAIL Gluten Free Dinner Club If you are 18-35 and enjoy eating out, this is for you! The dinner club meets every 2 months (or more frequently depending on interest) to inves- MEMBERS and SUBSCRIBERS tigate gluten-free options at different restau- rants in the Edmonton area. For more informa- Receive your newsletter in full tion please contact Carolyn at firstname.lastname@example.org colour Also check out Carolyn’s blog at www.glutenfreedinnerclub.blogspot.com You are notified by email when the Celiac Circular is ready for downloading from our website Contact Joan Tuckey at <email@example.com> for your password. LABELS FOR ANTI PANIC The anti panic people still need labels from glu- A high speed internet connection is advisable ten-free products purchased in the Edmon- ton area. If you have purchased new products The Edmonton Chapter saves the cost recently please save the packages and send or bring them to the office on the 2nd floor of Capi- of printing and postage lano Mall. Please write on the label or on a note attached to the label what store it was purchased in. Thanks. CANADIAN CELIAC ASSOCIATION ON THE WEB CCA National web site: www.celiac.ca Manitoba Chapter: www.celiac.mb.ca Calgary Chapter: www.calgaryceliac.com Ottawa Chapter: www.celiac.ottawa.on.ca Charlottetown Chapter: www.celiacpei.ca Peterborough Chapter: www.celiacpeterborough.ca Edmonton Chapter: www.celiacedmonton.ca Thunder Bay Chapter: www.celiactbay.ca Halifax Chapter: www3.ns.sympatico.ca/celiac.halifax Toronto Chapter: www.torontoceliac.org Hamilton Chapter: www.penny.ca/Hamilton.htm Vancouver Chapter: www.vancouverceliac.ca Moncton Chapter: www.monctonceliac.org Victoria Chapter: www.victoriaceliac.org Edmonton Celiac Circular, May/June 2008 Page 7 SPRING DINNER JUNE 8 at Louisiana Purchase Every Saturday at Capilano Mall registration & menu 9:30 a.m.—5:00 p.m. on page 27 Tue, Wed & Fri Candies, Chocolates, Dressings, Syrups, GF Kinnikinnick Baking, Pastas, Mixes, Dressings, Spreads, Pure Oat Products and much more. OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE 2 locations in Edmonton 17118 90 Ave 780.484.5400 2874 Calgary Trail 780.432.2200 An Australian steakhouse concept open for dinner only. Although beef and steak items make up a good portion of the menu, the concept offers a variety of chicken, ribs, sea- food, and pasta dishes. The Company’s strategy is to differentiate its restaurants by emphasizing consistently high-quality food and service, generous por- tions at moderate prices and a casual at- mosphere suggestive of the Australian Out- back. New web site: www.lamessagere.ca Edmonton Celiac Circular, May/June 2008 Page 8 PRODUCT INFORMATION READ EVERY LABEL EVERY TIME JUDY'S MAGIC MIXES INC. Do not assume that once a product is gluten-free it Currently not available in Alberta other than through will always be gluten-free. We have heard several mail order. www.magicmixes.com instances lately of products whose ingredients have Charge is $5.00 per unit, plus $15.00 flat rate to Al- changed to include wheat derived ingredients. No berta. names will be mentioned as we have not had time to Sally Candido personally check out the products. So, we caution you to always read the labels on every product that you buy. NOTTINGHAM SOBEYS (on Wye road), Sherwood Joan Tuckey Park has expanded their gluten-free section. They have a gluten-free section in the pasta aisle as well SAPUTO—GLUTEN-FREE PRODUCTS as gluten-free items in other sections of the store Rec'd March 20/08 (bakery and cereal aisle). I have been talking to Dairyland & Baxter Milk—all white & flavoured milks them and requesting items that our family enjoys. are gluten-free except chocolate milk* (we live in the area and I was tired of having to go *Dairyland & Baxter Chocolate Milk—corn gluten** to 5 different stores to buy everything). They just Dairyland Lactose Free Milk, Dairyland & Baxter Whip started with a new supplier who is able to bring in Cream, Dairyland & Nutrilait plus Microfiltered Milks (Skim, 1%, 2%), Dairyland Plus Omega Milk, Dairy- items from more companies then before and they land Ice Cream Mix/Milkshake Mix—gluten-free are very happy to take any requests for items and Dairyland Frosted Malt Mix is NOT gluten-free will try to bring them in. They now carry many items (has corn, wheat, oat, rye, barley). from Kinnikinnick, Glutino, Pamelas, Gluten-Free Dairyland California Yogurt Mix, Dairyland Creama fat Pantry and El Peto, etc. I don't work for them or free, 10%, 18% & flavoured cream, Pacific & Alpha have any affiliation with the store or company. I'm Evaporated Milk—gluten-free just a tired mom who doesn't want to drive so much. Dairyland & Baxter Sour Cream, Dairyland Yogurts, Christine Gourley International Delight—they have corn gluten** Dairyland & Baxter Cottage Cheese (Plain & fruit fla- SOBEYS, 23rd Ave. at 50th St. Edmonton voured) - gluten-free except the cottage cheese combo fruit does have corn gluten** At first we thought that they didn't have gluten-free Dairyland & Fraser Valley Butter—salted & unsalted, food anymore. After asking a clerk we discovered Dairyland & Baxter Egg Nog, Dairyland & Baxter But- that the gluten-free items have been moved to dif- termilk—gluten-free ferent locations in the store and in the freezer. Sunny Delight Drinks—gluten-free Joan Tuckey Pacific Skim Milk Powder—gluten-free Meadowvale Margarine—gluten-free SAFEWAY’S Gluten-Free List—updated March 2008 Grana Padano—gluten-free The following products have been confirmed as glu- Parmigiano Reggiano cheese—gluten-free ten free by our suppliers. If you have any questions Armstrong & Saputo Cheese: Shred, Cheddar, on our products that are not listed below, please call Light Cheddar, Mozz., Feta, Nibblers, Slices (processed and Provolone), Fat Free Slices, us at 1-888-SAFEWAY Parmesan Grated Cheese, Saputo Cheese SELECT BRAND Strings & Saputo Cheese Heads, Saputo Ricotta Bacon (ALL varieties must have EST 13331), Bacon Cheese, Bari & Stella Whey Ricotta Cheese NOT Bites, Cocoa, Egg Nog, European Café-Style Dark gluten-free (MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF BARLEY Chocolate Cocoa, Frankfurters (franks) (Beef and GLUTEN) Regular), Gourmet Club Eating Right Ginger Chicken, Saputo Blue Cheese MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF Ham Halves, Jazz N Spice Caribbean Jerk Marinade, GLUTEN Pasta Sauces (In Glass Jars), Pizza Sauce, Salad Kingsey Cheese MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF (Continued on page 11) GLUTEN **Editor’s Note: corn gluten is gluten-free Sally Candido Please direct product questions and information to our product researcher, Sally Candido. firstname.lastname@example.org 780.467.5199 Edmonton Celiac Circular, May/June 2008 Page 9 Edmonton Celiac Circular, May/June 2008 Page 10 PRODUCT INFORMATION—continued (Continued from page 9) Dark Red, Mushrooms, Nutritional Shakes, Soup- (only Chicken With Rice), Spaghetti Sauce, Tomato Dressing (Olive Oil Balsamic, Peppercorn Ranch), Paste, Tomato Sauce, Tomatoes, Tuna Sausage (Bavarian Smoked), Signature Soup SAFEWAY PURE SPICES (Fajita Chicken Toasted Corn Chowder & Baked Po- Allspice, Barbeque Spice, Basil, Bay Leaves, Black tato), Signature St. Louis Style Ribs, Sherbet (Berry Pepper (Ground), Chili Powder, Cinnamon, Cloves, Patch, Key Lime), Soda (All), Soup Mix (Black Bean Curry Powder, Dill Weed, Dry Mustard, Garlic Pow- & Rice, Tex Mex Rice & Bean, Tortilla Con Queso), der, Garlic Salt, Ginger, Ground Cumin, Ground Vanilla Ice Cream, Yogurt Oregano, Italian Seasoning, Lemon Pepper Spice, Marjoram, Minced Onion, Nutmeg, Onion Powder, SAFEWAY BRAND Onion Salt, Paprika, Poultry Seasoning, Rosemary, Almond Extract (Artificial), Apple Juice (Cartons Sesame Seeds, Thyme, Western Steak Spice, from Concentrate), Applesauce, Baking Powder, Whole Black Pepper Beef Jerky (Original & Peppered ONLY), Candied Cherries, Chocolate Chips, Chocolate Frosting, Co- SAFEWAY FROZEN conut - Shredded, Cornstarch, Corned Beef, Crab Chicken Breast - Boneless, Skinless, Seasoned Meat, Edwards Coffee, Empress Jams (All), Flakes (Frozen 4kg), Juices, Potatoes (French Fries, Hash Of Ham, Fruit Cocktail, Fruit Peel, Fruit Snacks (All), Browns, Tater Treats, Hash Browns-Diced) Horseradish (Creamy), Hot Cocoa Mix W/Marshmallows, Instant Mashed Potatoes, Jelly NON FOOD Beans, Juice (White Cranberry, Tomato Vegetable Acetaminophen W/Codeine and Caffeine (bar code Cocktail, Tomato Clam Cocktail), Lemon Iced Tea 58200 00291), Anti Nausent Travel Sickness Di- Mix, Lemon Jelly Powder-Light, Lifestyle Margarine menhydrinate Tablets, Classic Anti Dandruff Sham- Marshmallows (White and Fruit), Manzanilla Olives poo, Coated Aspirin, Docusate Calcium, Docusate Mincemeat (Regular and W/Brandy), Mustard Sodium, Fiber Laxative (Drink Mix), Ibuprofen, (Dijon), Mustard (Prepared), Nutritional Shake Regular Strength Acetaminophen, Regular Strength (Vanilla), Pasta Sauce (Traditional), Peanut Butter, Sinus Pain/Nasal Congestion Relief Caplets, Senna Pecan Halves, Pickles (Except Hamburger Relish), Laxative Tablets Pie Filling (All EXCEPT Pumpkin), Pink Lemonade Mix, Potato Chips (Ketchup, Dill, Ripple, LUCERNE Salt/Vinegar, Sour Cream/Onion, Plain), Popcorn Butter (Unsalted), Cheese Blends - Shredded (microwave all varieties), Pudding Cups (All Ready (400g/800g packs), Cheesetime (Regular and to Serve), Rice Cake (All, but gluten is in present in Light), Chocolate Milk, Cottage Cheese, Chocolate the facility), Rice Chips (Mini Cheddar, Sour Cream Ice Cream, Dutch Chocolate Ice Cream, Egg Nog, & Onion, BBQ, Salt & Vinegar, Ranch, and Dill), Forest Berry Frozen Dessert, Lactose Free Milk, Mint *Gluten is present in the facility*, Salad Dressing Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, Mocha Almond Ice (California, Creamy Caesar), Salsa - Southwest, Cream, Neapolitan Ice Cream, No Sugar Added Va- Scotch Mints, Sockeye Salmon, Soya Sauce, Span- nilla Frozen Dessert, Nut N Butter Ice Cream, Par- ish Peanuts, Sprinkles (all varieties), Swiss Mocha mesan Cheese (Grated in Canister), Sour Cream Instant Coffee Beverage, Tartar Sauce, Tortilla (All), Tiger Tiger Ice Cream, 2% Milk, Whipped Top- Chips (Yellow Corn, Hint Of Lime Corn), Tuna ping, Yogurt, Vanilla Ice Cream (Yellow Fin), Turkish Apricots, Vanilla Extract (Pure and Artificial), Walnuts (Whole & Pieces), Weight DELI Loss Shakes (all Flavours) (NOT run on Dedicated Bruschetta, Cheese Rice Crackers, Chickens Line) (Ready to Serve - Regular and Lemon Herb), Clas- sic Potato Salad (Facility produces wheat products), SAFEWAY CANNED Cole Slaw (Facility produces wheat products), Ham Chicken Broth, Baked Beans with Pork in Tomato Slices (Packaged 375g), Lunch Meat (all prepack- Sauce, Evaporated Milk, Homestyle Soups (Chicken aged except for sliced Roast Beef), Primo Taglio Corn Chowder and Clam Chowder), Kidney Beans - (Continued on page 13) Edmonton Celiac Circular, May/June 2008 Page 11 Edmonton Celiac Circular, May/June 2008 Page 12 PRODUCT INFO—continued THIS AND THAT (Continued from page 11) SPRING DINNER SPEAKER The speaker for the Spring Dinner at Louisiana Pur- DELI MEATS: Honey Maple Turkey and Ham, Sun- chase is Mark G Finlay a pharmacist from Maurice dried Tomato Turkey, Pepper Coated Salami, Black Pharmacy. Forest Ham CASINO GOURMET MEAT SHOPPE Our next casino at the Palace Casino in West Edmon- Cabbage Rolls, Chicken Wings (Honey Garlic, Salt & ton Mall will be Tuesday and Wednesday, August 26 Pepper), Potato Skins & 27. For more information or to volunteer contact Jeff Wilson at 780.637.3380 or PRODUCE STAND email@example.com Raisins (including Currants, Goldens, Sultans, and Thompsons, Must have S2641 code by the expiration CYCLING FOR CELIACS date) The long ride begins in Victoria BC on August 7th, 2008. Eleven days later the cyclists arrive in Edmon- BUTCHER'S CUT ton on August 17th to enthusiastic cheers from the Beef Burgers, Pork Spare Ribs, Sliced Ham (Facility crowd that gathers at the Legislature Grounds. produces other gluten products) Karl Ashby CYCLING FOR CELIACS Corporate Brands Dave Cooper presented 2 cheques to president Janet Customer Service Dalziel at the National Conference in Victoria. $24,044.46 was given to the J.A. Campbell Fund for Thank you to Christine Gourley for sending this list. research from the long ride, and $484.66 was given to the CCA National Assoc. for office expenses from the mini-ride. Over the 8 years the Cycling program has been running a total of $108,534.46 has been OFFICE VOLUNTEERS given to the J.A. Campbell Fund and $13,649.66 has ARE been donated to the CCA National Association. URGENTLY NEEDED BOOK AND BLOG GF RESOURCES I recently received the gift of a great book: Gluten- One day a week or one day a month Free Girl. The author, Shauna James Ahern, shares On-the-job training provided her journey through the life of a typical Gen-X proc- Free parking essed-food junkie to a fun-loving foodie who enjoys cooking and living gluten-free. Shauna started a food Duties include: blog: glutenfreegirl.com where she shares stories, • Answering the telephone recipes, photos and receives thousands of hits a day. • Answering questions from drop-in Her efforts were recognized and she won Best Food Blog with a Theme in 2006. The book is an interest- visitors ing read with lots of helpful tips and original recipes • Selling books to enjoy. • Opening the mail Isobel Bilyk • Receipting any monies received BEAR’S PAW BAKERY—JASPER AB Call the office at 780.485.2949 While travelling through Jasper we stopped in at For more information Bear’s Paw Bakery. Gluten-free bread is available only at the outlet on Cedar St. and must be ordered Successful applicants will need to provide us with con- a day in advance. tact information for 2 references. A police record Kenn Tuckey check for which we pay the cost is also required. (Continued on page 15) Edmonton Celiac Circular, May/June 2008 Page 13 Edmonton Celiac Circular, May/June 2008 Page 14 RECIPES CORN STARCH BROWNIES LUSCIOUS LEMON BARS SEND US YOUR RECIPES 1/2 c butter 1/2 c white rice flour Mail them to the office (address on 4 oz unsweetened baking choco 1/4 c potato starch front cover) c/o newsletter editor or late, broken up 1/4 c tapioca flour email to <firstname.lastname@example.org> 1/3 c lemon juice 1 1/3 c sugar 4 large eggs Abbreviations 3 large eggs 3/4 c sugar 1 1/2 t vanilla extract c = cup 1/2 c butter 3/4 c corn starch 1/3 c gluten-free icing sugar t = teaspoon T = tablespoon Heat oven to 350°F. Line an 8 or 9 Process oz = ounce inch square baking pan with foil. 1. Mix flours and icing sugar to- g = gram Stir butter & chocolate in sauce pan gether in a medium sized bowl. Cut lb = pounds over low heat until melted & smooth. in the butter until mixture resem- GF = gluten-free Turn heat off and whisk in sugar, bles small peas. Mixture will be dry and crumbly. Press into the bottom pkg = package eggs & vanilla. Stir corn starch into of a greased nine-inch square bak- batter just until blended. Spread in 3. Remove from oven, sprinkle with ing pan - you may wish to line the lined pan. Bake 25-30 minutes. bottom of the pan exactly with icing sugar and allow to cool on a Check for doneness at 25 minutes by parchment paper to ease the re- cooling rack. Once completely inserting a toothpick near the center moval of the squares. Bake in pre- cooled, slide onto a cutting board of the brownies. It should come out heated 350°F oven for 10 to 12 and cut into bars. with little moist crumbs clinging to it. minutes or until lightly golden. 4. Bars freeze very well. Wrap tightly Cool completely in pan on wire rack. 2. With a mixer at high speed, beat and thoroughly before freezing. Best to remove brownies from pan, lift by the eggs in a medium sized bowl for not to cut bars before freezing to about three minutes or until pale retain moisture. ends of foil. Cut into squares. and thickened. Gradually add sugar Jennifer Henson, Posted at northumberlandtoday.com and continue beating for another Celiac Listserv at icors.org Lolly Prinzen Catering minute. Stir in the lemon juice. Pour the lemon mixture onto the hot Northumberland County crust and return to oven to bake for email@example.com 15 minutes or until lightly golden. 905-376-5010 (Continued from page 13) GLUTEN-FREE IN WESTLOCK Heart Smart Bulk & Natural Foods Ltd. in Westlock PIZZERIA PREGO carries gluten-free products. This business has been sold as of April 30. We hope Jeannette Woods that the new owner is able to provide gluten-free pizza. PANCAKE BREAKFAST—Saturday July 19 Volunteers are needed. Leave your name and phone PLANET ORGANIC TOURS number with the office. 780.485.2949 Once a month you can take a guided tour of Planet Organic, south side store, conducted by Linda Ar- DINNER AT ERNEST’S nold. The next tour is May 22 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. 31 people enjoyed a fabulous 4-course gourmet din- Check their web page at http://www.planetorganic.ca ner at Ernest’s prepared by the students of NAIT on for future dates. April 3rd. The next dinner will be December 4th. CROSS CONTAMINATION ANTI-PANIC SESSIONS Be sure to ask questions at businesses that produce Volunteers are needed at our Anti-panic sessions to regular baked goods as well as gluten-free baked sell books—receiving money and writing receipts. goods. There could be a problem of cross contamina- Call the office to volunteer. 780.485.2949 tion. Edmonton Celiac Circular, May/June 2008 Page 15 Edmonton Celiac Circular, May/June 2008 Page 16 GF in New Zealand and Australia by Don Briggs In preparation for my trip I contacted the celiac as- gluten-free items on the menu of the hotel where we sociations of both countries—both have good, infor- stayed. Close by was a mall with a Woolworth’s with mative sites. When booking my flight with Air New a gluten-free section. I phoned the NSW Celiac Asso- Zealand I was able to order gluten-free meals, which ciation and they directed me to a place close to were very good, and I also had the advantage of be- where I was staying. They recommend The Muffin ing served first. Break a small shop in most malls. They had some delicious gluten-free muffins. By the time we were I found New Zealand ahead of Alberta in that the ready to leave Sydney, they would smile at me and grocery stores Countdown, New World and Wool- wave when I walked by. I did enjoy several of their worth’s all had extensive gluten-free sections. There muffins, a different selection each day. was a wide range of cookies, biscuits, cereals and flours. I found Healthier’s cereal the best tasting, In Katoomba the Celiac Association had 4 restau- with a good blend of cereal and fruit. I was surprised rants listed as members of their association. In the at the number of restaurants that had gluten-free small touristy town of Leura I found 3 that had glu- items on their menu and many advertised gluten- ten-free items advertised on their outside menus. I free on signs outside their establishments. found most staff and restaurants knowledgeable about gluten-free meals and they were willing to rec- When I first arrived I was greeted with fresh bread ommend what meals I could safely have. and biscuits at relatives in Te Awamtu and again in Opotiki, with friends. It was difficult to drive on the When we got to Darwin, at 35 degrees and high hu- left side of the road and pronounce the names prop- midity, I was able to find items in the same stores. erly. One item I did enjoy was some black licorice, I even phoned the manufacturer to make sure it was glu- The labeling is much better in both countries as they ten-free. I did manage to bring some home in my must put gluten along with other allergens on the suitcase. Woolworth’s and Coles, a grocery store not label. This made it much easier as all you had to do a bookstore, had good selections. was look at the back and gluten was listed. On arrival in Australia I was pleased to find many Overall it was a good trip as I was able to find glu- ten-free food in most grocery stores as well as items on restaurant menus. Just make sure you contact CYCLING FOR CELIACS the local celiac association before you go and they Volunteers are the heart of the Association will give you a list of where to buy items as well as where to eat. All through both countries I met people Cycling for Celiacs needs a volunteer to commit in the service industry who were aware of celiac dis- One day a week to help with office duties. ease and the need for a gluten-free diet. If you are interested. Please call Leticia at 482-2708. Congratulations! No experience is required, training will be provided. Kenn & Joan Tuckey celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 3 at the Empress Hotel in Victoria BC. 1958 2008 Edmonton Celiac Circular, May/June 2008 Page 17 Edmonton Celiac Circular, May/June 2008 Page 18 New treatment for celiac disease In every field of medicine there have been dramatic across Canada and then data will be compiled to de- advances in treatment options over the past quarter termine the effectiveness and safety of this treat- of a century. This has not been the case in celiac dis- ment for individuals with celiac disease. ease. The only treatment for celiac disease is a strict gluten free diet for life. The gluten free diet is mi- This is the first trial of its kind and represents a new raculous for individuals with celiac disease but also phase in our understanding of how to care for indi- creates many challenges in day to day life. Our world viduals with celiac disease. Participation is entirely is complex and most people are pressured by time voluntary and protocols are in place to ensure safety. and the frenetic pace of family and working life. En- Participation in this important research may lead to a suring that your diet is strictly gluten free can add new paradigm in the management of celiac disease. one more burden to your already busy schedule. Respectfully submitted Many researchers have been studying possible ways to prevent traces of gluten in the diet from causing Dr. Connie M. Switzer MD, FRCPC, FRCPC intestinal damage in patients with celiac disease. Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Alberta, These possible treatments need to be tested in a sci- Edmonton, Alberta entifically valid clinical trial to ensure that they are Site Leader GI, GNH safe and effective for individuals with celiac disease. Chair Canadian Celiac Association Professional Advi- This research will be conducted at several centers sory Board Research Grant Awarded Dr. Justine Turner and Dr. Diana Mager were awarded the JA Campbell Award for research in celiac disease in March this year for their project entitled: "A Prospective Study of the Effect of Vitamin D and Vitamin K on Bone Metabolism and Bone Accrual in Children and Adoles- cents with Celiac Disease" The purpose of this study is to study the relationships between bone mineral density and vitamin K and D status in children with celiac disease before and after starting a gluten free diet. This study is important because almost half of the children at- tending the Stollery Children's Hospital Celiac Clinic have been found to have lower then expected bone density for age even with treatment. This may be related to suboptimal vitamin K Gail DeHaan, Pediatric Clinic Nurse, and Dr. and D status because celiac patients can experience significant Justin Turner malabsorption of these vitamins with intestinal damage. This research is very important because childhood is known to be a critical time to monitor and optimize bone mass in order to reduce lifelong risks of osteoporosis and bone fractures. Edmonton Celiac Circular, May/June 2008 Page 19 Sugar Free & More 3434A 50 Avenue, Red Deer 403 347 1277 Catering to the needs of Celiacs, Diabetics, And the health conscious. We can order what Celiacs want. Some gluten-free brands that we carry are: McCanns, Tinkyada, Schar, Glutina, Pamela’s, Lundberg, Mrs. Leepers, EnerG, Celimix, Bob’s Red Mill and lots more! Carole’s Cheesecake available here. Check out water refills for $1.89/8.9L Edmonton Celiac Circular, May/June 2008 Page 20 Parents’ Group Gluten-free Travelling The Parents’ Group met on April 13, 2008 at Salto People with celiac disease Gymnastics in Sherwood Park. Seventeen kids and should not be afraid to travel. 13 parents were in attendance. During the first hour, We will be initiating a travel the kids played in the gymnastics area while the par- section on our web page soon. ents visited and supervised. The second hour was Meanwhile here is some infor- spent having snacks and visiting. mation from people who have recently travelled to the US. The parents decided on the frequency and activities for upcoming meetings. For 2008/2009, the group Las Vegas decided to meet 5 times per year: The Rainforest Cafe in the MGM, The Casino Cafe in • January (parents only) Circus Circus and the Outback Steakhouse were so kind and helpful that they deserve special mention. • April (family activity) - the group suggested At the Rainforest Cafe the chef brought out a binder bowling. and we looked through all ingredients together. Also • August (Edmonton CCA Chapter mini-ride fund- the Casino Cafe in the Circus Casino—the staff made raiser and BBQ) a huge effort to make sure that our son's food was • October (parent meeting) gluten-free and the chef came out and personally • November (Edmonton CCA Chapter Christmas brought him his own chef hat. Party) Christine Gourley Areas around Los Angeles Ideas for the next meeting were to have a parent Here is the website (http://www.lassens.com) which sign-in book and to keep a written record of new ce- lists health food stores in towns around Los Angeles. liac information to share with all group members by We shopped there when we were on holidays this email. If you have any ideas or suggestions for up- spring and they carry a very large amount of gluten- coming meetings please let us know. free food. They even have Kinnikinnick hotdog buns. Christine Gourley: firstname.lastname@example.org We didn't need to bring any food from home. Lexy Douglas: email@example.com Christine Gourley Hawaii Aug 17—mini ride Down to Earth Natural Foods and Lifestyles store in Hawaii has a lot of gluten-free foods. Their web site can be found here www.downtoearth.org They have Please mark August 17 on your calendar for the mini locations at Honolulu, Pearlridge, Kailua, Kahului, ride. This is not only an important fundraiser for the and Makawao. Edmonton Celiac Association but also extremely im- Lexy Douglas portant to raise awareness about celiac disease. The more public awareness about celiac disease, the bet- ter the quality of life for all families impacted by ce- liac disease. NEW AT THE MINI RIDE THIS YEAR: • A 1.5 km walk/ride around the legislature has Please send your travel info to Joan been added for those with younger children. at firstname.lastname@example.org or • Family entertainment has been added including to the chapter office at Capilano Mall clowns, face painting, inflatable paradise play- ground with 2 sides (one for younger kids and RESEARCH TOPICS the other side for older kids), balloon sculptor, Do you have something you would like researched? bicycle decorating for kids. We have a member who is good at doing research. Send your topics to Joan at email@example.com or phone PLEASE, FOR THE SUCCESS OF THE PARENT GROUP, 780.440.3420 TRY TO ATTEND!! Edmonton Celiac Circular, May/June 2008 Page 21 Ben’s Meats & Deli 15726 Stony Plain Road Edmonton AB T5P 3Z5 Since 1953 (780) 489-1424 family owned and operated since 1953… We have a great selection of gluten-free products available for our celiac customers. We carry gluten- free deli meats, sausages, spices and special meat cuts. We will clean the deli meat slicer to avoid any contamination between uses. Just let us know you are celiac, and we will be more than happy to help you! CELEBRATING 55 YEARS!! Visit us on the web at: www.bensmeats.com Edmonton Celiac Circular, May/June 2008 Page 22 Visit to Camrose Hospital On April 8, Marty Larson, Leticia Aloisio and Adri- ana Strikwerda headed for the St. Mary's Hospi- tal in Camrose, to further celiac awareness. This visit, like the visits held in the major hospitals in Edmonton, sets up an information station in the lobby area of the hospital to catch the notice of patients, visitors and medical staff. While the number of visitors to our display was lower than comparable statistics for the Edmon- ton hospitals, we did make a number of interest- ing connections. At the outset, we had a visit from a lady who was diagnosed in the last two years, and she spent some time discussing celiac disease with our members. As well, her son had expressed interest in participating in the Cycling for Celiacs ride. To top things off, she also sug- gested some interest in beginning a satellite chapter in the Camrose area. It is our recommendation that if we do further visits to area hospitals, we should contact local newspa- A little later, we met with a young mother who was pers and other media outlets to let them know when recently diagnosed with CD, and she also was inter- we will be visiting the hospital in their area. ested in seeing a chapter started in Camrose. While we met with other staff, perhaps the most Overall, while the numbers could have been higher, gratifying session was with one of the younger doc- we feel that some very good contacts were made. tors in the hospital. In discussions with Leticia, he Marty Larson said that he had just referred a young patient as a possible celiac. The doctor took along a large amount of material which we provided, and indicated he would pass this along to his colleagues. DELEGATE TO NATIONAL CONFERENCE Our delegate to the CCA National Conference in Victoria BC was Sandra Spak. Look for her report in the July/August issue of Celiac Circular. Ellen Hammermaster 1939—2008 We extend our heartfelt sympathy to Ralph Ham- mermaster. Ellen, his wife, died on March 16, 2008. She was a good friend to the Edmonton Chapter and we shall all miss her smiling face and good baking. Edmonton Celiac Circular, May/June 2008 Page 23 Edmonton Celiac Circular, May/June 2008 Page 24 Convenience for Celiacs Let’s have a show of hands. How many of you miss the mixes, biscuit mixes, pancake and waffle mixes and convenience your pre gluten-free days when you could even cream soup mixes, all with variations and all in whip up a meal in no time using mixes or frozen en- ‘make-ahead” quantities. There is even a mock rice-a- trées? Because I was diagnosed later in my life, I had roni mix. Since that time I have found several other many years of eating normally and, as a busy, working cookbooks that offer recipes for convenience mixes that Mom “quick and easy” was a necessary way of life. I can save both time and money. Donna Washburn and quickly became frustrated at having my grocery shop- Heather Butt have included a number of mixes in their ping take twice as long because it was necessary to last two cookbooks, Complete Gluten Free Cookbook read the labels of the convenience foods I had, in the and The Best Family Gluten-Free Cookbook and they past, just picked up and thrown in a grocery cart. It was provide a number of recipes that utilize them. Another even worse when the labels revealed that the item was popular cookbook, Make-A-Mix by Karine Eliason, pro- no longer an option for me and that if I still wanted to vides over 300 mix recipes. Although not designed to be eat it, I would now have make it from scratch at home. gluten-free recipes, many can be easily adapted to work for celiacs by substituting gluten-free flour for the all At first I did try purchasing a few prepared gluten-free purpose wheat flour. meals but I found them to be expensive and, for the most part not very good compared to their non-gluten- Make Your Own Mixes free alternatives. I then looked at trying to spice up After reading through the instructions for making mix plain foods to make them more interesting but the hid- recipes, it occurred to me that it would be fairly simple den gluten which is often found in spice blends caused to prepare your own. Any dry ingredients that do not me problems. I discovered that some manufacturers (Continued on page 26) use small amounts of wheat flour to keep mixtures from clumping together but they are not required to list the flour as an ingredient on the label because the quanti- Vic Mitchell’s Report ties are minimal. To avoid the hazards of ingesting even this miniscule amount, I began avoiding these blends unless they had been confirmed to be gluten-free. I am so proud to announce that Dr Turner and Dr Diana With all these complications and restrictions, it seemed Mager were awarded the JA that convenience and variety were luxuries of the past. Campbell Award for research My first venture into the gluten-free world of conven- in celiac disease, "A Prospec- ience was for flour. I had tried Bette Hagman’s famous tive Study of the Effect of Vi- mixture and although it was better than plain rice flour, tamin D and Vitamin K on I still found it gritty and crumbly. By chance I found a Bone Metabolism and Bone gluten-free mix at a local bulk food store that promised Accrual in Children and Ado- to be “just like wheat”. Intrigued, I spent $7.99 for 2 lescents with Celiac Disease". kilos and found that yes, blending a variety of flours and starches did make a difference. However, the price As Captain and founder of Cy- just seemed ridiculous compared to the price of a bag of cling for Celiacs it is a great honour for the team and Robin Hood so I decided to try to make my own. The me to see the fruit of the Cycling for Celiacs aware- ingredients for this flour blend were listed on the bag ness campaign. This study is supported by funds but the quantities were not. However, I was sure that somewhere on the internet someone must have posted from the J.A. Campbell research Funds to which Cy- a recipe that would recreate this mix. This was the be- cling for Celiacs donates all net proceeds each year. ginning of a whole new world of options for me and has Once again, thank you very much for your support! led me to discover a number of websites and cookbooks You can help by sponsoring a rider or making a do- that help make food preparation quicker and easier. nation to Cycling for Celiacs 2008 ride. Or become a corporate sponsor to defray the costs of Cycling for Cookbooks Celiacs project. I had already purchased Bette Hagman’s cookbook The Gluten-Free Gourmet Cooks Fast and Healthy but only Contact Leticia Aloisio, 780-482-2708 for specific recipes. I had not realized that she had in- firstname.lastname@example.org cluded a variety of convenience mixes including cake Edmonton Celiac Circular, May/June 2008 Page 25 CCA Kay Ernst Award to Joan Tuckey As the final event in the Saturday banquet at the CCA Victoria Con- ference, CCA President Janet Dalziel presented Joan Tuckey with the Kay Ernst Distinguished Service Award “for extraordinary ser- vice that benefits the membership across Canada.” Dalziel noted especially Joan’s dedication to reorganizing the CCA web site www.celiac.ca back in 2000 and her maintenance of the website since that time. She spoke of the importance of the site for communication within the Association and as a source of accurate information about celiac disease to all persons. Dalziel spoke of Joan creating only the second Canadian website with information about celiac disease for the Edmonton Chapter. (Preceded only by the Sarnia/Lambton Satellite website). Further Joan has been editing and producing the Edmonton Chapter Celiac Joan receiving her award from national Circular for over ten years and served one year as official delegate president, Janet Dalziel for the Edmonton Chapter. Congratulations Joan. (Continued from page 25) For spice mixes, its best to make smaller quantities that can be used within a month or so as spices tend to react together when they are dry could be combined loose their potency and flavour over time. The only ex- and then active ingredients and liquids could be added ception would be if you were planning to make a batch at the time of preparation. Another alternative would be to divide amongst several individuals as gifts. For the to blend in whatever solid fat is being used (butter, best flavour, purchase whole spices and grind them margarine or shortening); however, these mixtures, as yourself with a coffee grinder. (Clean thoroughly be- well as any containing perishable flours such as soya, tween grindings). For even more intense flavour, toast should be refrigerated. the whole spices lightly in a dry frying pan (until you can smell them) and then cool completely before grind- When preparing mixes, decide on the number of ing. If this seems like too much work, simply visit your batches you would like to be able to get from your mix. local health food store and purchase your spices already If you would like 4 batches, take the quantities of dry ground. However, choose a store with a high turnover ingredients in your recipe (and the fat, if desired) and so that the spices you purchase are still fresh. Once you multiply by 4. Then, blend all mix ingredients extremely have concocted your spice blend, pour it into glass or well by sifting together and/or using a blender or mixer. plastic bottles with tight fitting tops and then label, indi- You can package the mix in one container but you will cating the contents and the date prepared. Spices have to calculate how much mix to use for each batch. should be stored in an air tight container in a cool, dark A more convenient method would be to divide the mix- and dry place. Although convenient, storing spices over ture into 4 equal parts and package each separately. your stove or in a spice rack on the wall can expose For storage, there are several options, including freezer your spices to light and heat, reducing the potency. bags, disposable plastic containers or more durable con- Some spices, such as curry, cayenne, paprika, chili tainer such as Rubbermaid or Tupperware. It is impor- powder and red pepper, retain their potency longer if tant to label and date each container so that you know they are refrigerated. what it is and how soon you need to use it to avoid spoilage. The label should also include the remaining Reprinted from Celiac Update ingredients and the quantities required. When you are Fredericton Chapter newsletter ready to use your mix, you simply add the wet ingredi- ents (water, milk, eggs, vanilla, etc) and proceed as you would with any purchased mix. Edmonton Celiac Circular, May/June 2008 Page 26 Edmonton Celiac Circular, May/June 2008 Page 27 Canadian Celiac Association Edmonton Chapter 212 Capilano Mall 5004 98 Ave NW. Edmonton AB T6A 0A1 Phone: 780.485.2949 Fax: 780.485.2940 Email: email@example.com www.celiacedmonton.ca Read every label, every time.
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