We now have a new web site: http://flagstaffceliacsupport.org
At the July meeting we welcomed two more new members and sampled snacks that Carolyn and Jeanette brought. Caroline brought lemon popyseed muffins made from her favorite Gluten-Free Pantry mix. Jeanette brought Congo (snack) Bars with gluten-free, lactose-free chocolate chips and walnuts that she made from a recipe in Living Without magazine.
Jeanette distributed copies of the notices about the group that we want to put in local grocery stores. She wants to add the new web site before the notices are distributed more widely. Lynn suggested adding the Farmer’s Market on Fourth Street to our list because they are beginning to carry more gluten-free products.
Katy shared the dining cards she had purchased from Triumph Dining with the group. These cards help communicate the gluten free diet to restaurant personnel. The cards are custom written for each cuisine, list the foods common to that cuisine that are and are not gluten free, and even explain the challenges of cross-contamination. She also said she had found the book Living Gluten-Free for Dummies very helpful.
Since Marc and Jeanette had been unable to meet with the owner of Pesto Brothers yet, Lynn suggested that the next meeting take place at Alvin’s Casual Dining in the Continental Plaza. She had eaten there recently and the staff was interested in working with us for a dinner. She will check with them and provide Jeanette with more information and details.
Lynn also announced that she would be teaching a gluten-free baking class at the community college on October 23.