Saturday, November 5, 2016

Thanksgiving Dinner, completely Gluten-Free

Make a Traditional Thanksgiving Menu ... Completely Gluten-Free

Every year, around this time, people begin to panic. Everyone wants to know how on earth can they make their traditional Thanksgiving Dinner totally Gluten-Free?  Trust me, it’s not that difficult.  Thanksgiving Dinner is primarily Gluten-Free to begin with…and super easy to create your old recipes safely.  The trick to serving a 100% GF Thanksgiving to a mixed crowd is to not tell anyone it’s Gluten-Free.  Aside from a discreet mention to those who need to know…no-one else need know.

THE TURKEY:  You can't go wrong with a fresh Turkey. Fresh Turkeys are always Gluten-Free, just watch for any basting juices added. Otherwise, there are many brands out there that are safe…some even provide safe GF Gravy.  Just to name a few…Butterball, Honeysuckle, Jennie-O, Perdue, Shady Brook…all have GF Turkeys.  Keep in mind, stuffing a Gluten-Free turkey with gluten stuffing contaminates the entire turkey. Don't open any Gravy packet that's included with a Turkey unless it specifically states Gluten-Free.

STUFFING:  It's extremely easy to make Gluten-Free stuffing. Simply replace the bread in your favorite recipe and it's likely to taste almost exactly the way you remember it. If you don’t have a traditional recipe to work with, or you simply prefer not to make your own, there are plenty of GF packaged stuffing mixes on the market now.  Ian’s, Rudi’s, Whole Foods, Gillian’s, Glutino, Trader Joe’s, all have Gluten-Free Stuffing mixes that are easy to prepare.

CRANBERRY SAUCE:  There's no reason for cranberry sauce to contain gluten.  Read the label just to be certain and then check this one off your list. Or you can make your own. Empty a 12-ounce bag of fresh or frozen Cranberries into a saucepan. Add 1/2 cup Sugar, 1/2 cup Honey, some Orange or Lemon zest and 1/2 cup Orange Juice to the pan and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the Sugar dissolves and the Cranberries are soft, about 10 minutes. Increase the heat to medium and cook until the Cranberries burst, about 12 minutes. Reduce the heat to low for another minute or two and mash the Cranberries a bit. Add Salt and Pepper to taste and cool to room temperature before serving. 

MASHED POTATOES:  This is another no-brainer…Mashed Potatoes should be naturally Gluten-Free.  Whether you like your Potatoes mashed, smashed, au gratin, baked or broiled…even Dairy Free…it’s just a matter of choosing alternative ingredients to match your recipes.  There are even some brands of instant mashed potatoes that are Gluten-Free as well, just make certain to check the label first.


SWEET POTATOES:  If you’re working with real ingredients you’ll have no trouble recreating your favorite Sweet Potato dish. If you need Marshmallows for your recipe, several different brands of marshmallows, including Kraft, Campfire, Jet, and even store brands are safely Gluten-Free. I actually prefer a simple roasted Sweet Potato...cubed Sweet Potatoes, Olive Oil, Salt & Pepper, even touch of Honey and Cinnamon if you like...then roasted to perfection.

GRAVY:  I remember Mom making the Thanksgiving Gravy using the Turkey pan drippings, plus Corn Starch…there was no need for flour there. Or you can use a GF Gravy mix, there are even some great jarred Gravies that are safe. McCormick's has a packaged mix that’s clearly marked Gluten-Free. And don’t forget, some Turkeys even come with a GF Gravy ready to heat and enjoy…just check to be certain it’s Gluten-Free. 

DINNER ROLLS:  Now this one can trip you up if you let it. We all know how difficult it can be to find a decent GF Bread for sandwiches…Rolls are no exception.  So I’ll share my favorite Secret Ingredient Biscuits, from Cook’s Country.  Try them, your guests won’t be disappointed.

Ingredients:
2 cups Gluten-Free all-purpose flour mix
1 tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk (not non-fat)
3/4 cup mayonnaise (not “fat free”)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 450F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking
powder, baking soda and salt.  In a small bowl, whisk together milk and mayonnaise until smooth. Pour into dry ingredients and stir until no streaks of flour remain. Dough will be sticky. Lightly grease a 1/4-cup measure or an ice cream scoop and scoop of dough onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until biscuits are golden. Allow to cool slightly before serving, but these do taste best while still soft and warm from the oven. Makes 12.

Also, instead of rolls, you might consider deviating a little from the traditional menu and trying a Gluten-Free Cornbread recipe.

DESSERT:  The trick to making a decent Gluten-Free pie is placing the emphasis on the filling, not on the crust.  For years I’ve made my pies without the crust.  It doesn’t’ serve up the same…but hey, it’s all about the filling right?  And a scoop of my favorite pie in a bowl leaves plenty of room for Whipped Cream, or Ice Cream.  And if you’re really desperate for a crust you can occasionally find them in the freezer section of a local store.

Carolanne Le Blanc



Meeting:  4th Saturday of every month except December
               Imperial Palms, East Clubhouse
               101 Imperial Palm Drive
               Largo, Florida  33771

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Gluten-Free Meal Delivery Systems...

Gluten-Free Meal Delivery Systems

I've been looking into some of these Meal Delivery systems lately...and found this helpful guide for some of the safest for Gluten-Free meals. I'm currently using Home Chef and ordering only their Gluten-Free options.  I love it!  Once a week I have meals & recipes delivered right to my door.  Everything is portioned and prepped to make my cooking so simple. And I'm free to alter the final meal according to my own tastes. I find it's a bit more expensive than I would normally spend shopping but then I'm not throwing away food anymore either. If you decide to try HomeChef you can try this link. It should give you a $30.00 credit off your first order.

Now, my next challenge is to see if I can get these delivered to my vacation rental next time I travel! I can certainly see it as a possibility. And the more I've looked I've discovered that most states have personal chef's meals available for delivery too.  Next year I'm heading for Georgia!  Time to start my research.



Gluten isn’t the only ingredient missing from Freshly’s meals. The Tempe, Arizona, company, which launched in February, favors high-quality proteins, healthy fats and low-glycemic carbohydrates over processed ingredients, sugars and artificial sweeteners.

On the menu: Freshly offers 27 menu items, with options for all three meals. Dishes range from a Garden Omelet to the Paleo Quinoa Porridge, Chimichurri Salmon, Cod Romesco, and Baked Penne Marinara.

What it costs: Freshly’s meals start at $10.75. Total weekly cost ranges from $69 to $229, depending on the number of meals and deliveries. Shipping is free.

How it works: Freshly currently delivers to 22 states. Customers order online or by phone. Food is cooked and shipped on the same day and arrives in a refrigerated box via overnight or two-day shipping.

Gluten-free specifics: Freshly’s entire menu is gluten free, and all meals are cooked in a 100 percent gluten-free facility. The company is pursuing gluten-free certifications.

Los Angeles-based Fresh n’ Lean, which has delivered gluten-free meals since 2010, uses organic, plant-based ingredients to create meals that are low in fat, salt, sugar and calories.

On the menu: Fresh n’ Lean’s menu changes weekly and includes options for all three meals. Recent offerings include Mixed Berry Chia Pudding, Summer Squash Forbidden Rice and Cauliflower Spinach Stew.

What it costs: Meals, which start at $9.33, are available a la carte or as part of a plan, with daily rates that range from $14.99 for one meal to $27.99 for three. Shipping is free, and meals for additional people in a customer’s household are offered at a discounted rate.

How it works: Weekly delivery is available nationwide. Customers place their orders online, and meals are shipped fresh in specially designed coolers.

Gluten-free specifics: All Fresh n’ Lean meals are 100 percent gluten free, and are prepared in a gluten-free facility.

The Largo, Florida based Paleo on the Go emphasizes meats, seafood, healthy fats, vegetables and fruits. Paleo on the Go offers chef-prepared frozen meals that are gluten, grain and dairy free.

On the menu: Options for all three meals include Breakfast Egg Muffin with Bacon, Herb Roasted Chicken, Butternut Squash Lasagna with Beef and Hearty Beef Stew.

What it costs: Meal plans, which include 14 complete meals, one soup, two bone broths, two paleo desserts and two bonus items, start at $245. Quantity discounts and a la carte items are available. Individual entrees start at about $10. Shipping starts at $19.99 and is free for orders of $333 or more in the contiguous United States only.

How it works: Delivery is available nationwide. Customers order online or by phone. Vacuum-sealed frozen meals are shipped with dry ice in thick coolers with an outer box.

Gluten-free specifics: All food is chef prepared at our dedicated gluten-free kitchen.

22 Days Nutrition delivers 100 percent plant-based, organic meals that are also free of gluten, dairy, soy and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). “Expect a variety of beans, vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds and delectable herbs and spices,” the company says on its website, 22daysnutrition.com.

On the menu: 22 Days offers a rotating menu. Daily options might include Hearty Granola for breakfast, and Shiitake Mushroom Yellow Curry and Lebanese Lentils with Spiced Cabbage for lunch or dinner.

What it costs: Prices start at $9.50 to $12.50 per meal, depending on the plan selected. Weekly shipping costs $20, but if you sign up for a 22-day plan, you only pay for the first two deliveries and the third is free.

How it works: Delivery is available anywhere in the continental United States. Customers order online or by phone. Meals are shipped overnight and delivered fresh in an insulated cooler on Fridays.

Gluten-free specifics: All meals are 100 percent gluten-free. They prepare and deliver 100% plant-based meals with clean, wholesome ingredients…100% Organic, Non-GMO, dairy-free, gluten-free and soy-free ingredients that nourish the body, mind and soul.



Saturday, September 24, 2016

Celiac Service Dogs & Gluten-Free Emotional Support Animals

And the difference between the two… 

One thing I’ve learned on a recent trip…is that there’s a HUGE difference between genuine Service Dogs and what’s known as Emotional Support Animals, sometimes referred to as Comfort Animals.  Emotional Support Animals or ESA’s, are a wonderful comfort and support for those who need them.

But an Emotional Support Animal is a pet not a Service Dog; in fact they don’t even need to be dogs at all. They can be any domesticated animal capable of being trained not to be a pest in public areas. To be designated as an Emotional Support Animal, the pet must be prescribed by a licensed Medical Professional for a person who needs the therapeutic support that an ESA can provide.

And then there’s the family pet…not a Service Dog, not an Emotional Support Animal…but a very much loved family pet.  There are tons of SCAMS going around on the internet encouraging people to pay from $50.00-$200.00 so they can register their family pet as an Emotional Service Animal. They then receive bogus paperwork and a vest that the animal can wear while ‘working’.  They’re also told that their family pet now has all the same legal rights as a true Service Dog or Emotional Support Animal. Sadly, it’s all lies :-( And millions of people are being taken advantage of…buy these sham animal registries…and by those who knowingly register their family pet as a fake Service Dog or ESA.

Celiac is a tough disease…don’t let anyone fool you. It takes a determined person to choose to be healthy. Being different is tough…you take a lot of abuse because you go against the norm. It takes a strong person to fight the temptations, to stand up for yourself or your loved ones, to realize you’re important. For many Celiac’s the day to day struggles can be overwhelming. Being excluded or alienated, even challenged by friends and family by a Disease they never asked for can be devastating. For many an Emotional Support Animal is exactly what’s needed to help their humans through the rough spots in life. All domesticated animals may qualify as an ESA (cats, dog, mice, rabbits, birds, snakes, hedgehogs, rats, mini pigs, ferrets, etc.) and they can be any age…even young puppies and kittens, too!  You DO NOT need to register your ESA, simply keep a copy (updated annually) of the letter from your Doctor handy in case you’re asked for it.

It’s important to remember that an ESA has no more rights than a pet. The only legal protections an Emotional Support Animal (ESA) has are:
(1) Fly with its human in the cabin of an aircraft without being charged a pet fee.
(2) Qualify for no-pet housing without being charged a pet fee.

No other public or private entity (motels, restaurants, stores, trains, taxis, busses, theatres, parks, beaches, libraries, zoos, etc.) is required to allow an ESA to accompany their human. That means they aren't protected by law in any public place that does not allow pets. It doesn't mean these places won't let them in, it just means that they’re not required to, by law.

Did I mention that Celiac is a tough Disease?  Well, unfortunately it can be a deadly one too. For the vast majority of us with Celiac Disease we know all too well what can happen to us if we slip up, or fall off the wagon temporarily, or get sidetracked by life on occasion. But for a very few who may have a much more complicated version of Celiac those slip-ups can be deadly.  Just the slightest risk of Cross Contact and it can mean an emergency trip to the ER and weeks, if not months, of recovery. For them, having a fully trained Celiac Service Dog can be a life-saving necessity. Stated very simply, Service Dogs spend the first two years of their lives learning how to work in harmony with humans while being trained to do something very un-doglike.  It’s the reason genuine Service Dogs are NOT cheap.  All that hard work and training can cost from $10,000.-$20,000.00 per dog and to their final human partner they’re worth every penny! A Celiac Service Dog is trained to sniff out even the tiniest bit of Wheat, Barley, or Rye across the entire spectrum of all the dangers their Celiac human may encounter. During the final testing process for certification the dog will be evaluated on food items, medicine, and hygiene products such as lotion, toothpaste, and makeup.

There are many types of Service Dogs that include Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs, Seizure Dogs, Diabetic Alert Dogs, Gluten Detection Dogs, Mobility Dogs just to name a few.  There are even Psychological Support Service Dogs (Autism & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). These are all highly trained working dogs that receive up to 18 months of training and go through many medical exams and temperament testing before being matched up with their human partner.

Service Animals are defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. These are the ONLY animals approved to serve as “service” animals. And these are the ONLY animals allowed to go wherever, whenever their human partners go. When it's not obvious what service an animal provides, only limited inquiries are allowed. 
Staff may ask two questions: 
(1) Is the dog a service animal required because of a disability?
(2) what work or task has the dog been trained to perform?

A Gluten Detection Service Dog is a serious commitment, but one that can be extremely rewarding in the right circumstances.  The entire process takes quite a bit of money (often between $10,000 and $20,000) and up to 18 months initial training time. At the end, you’ll have a dog that’s ready, willing and able to protect you from gluten – but also a living, breathing creature that needs to be taken care of and treated with love and respect in order to do its job.  And don’t forget this dog will be around you all the time (and will be responsible for your well-being) for the next 7-10 years and you will be responsible for keeping up the continuous training for the rest of the dog’s life. In effect you must continuously calibrate the dog's nose to the entire ever-changing array of all the dangers their Celiac human might encounter.

Canine Specialty Training  was originally founded in 1989 and was the very first company to bring Gluten Detection Dogs into the United States.  Susan Bass is the company’s owner and Training Director. She has over 30 years of canine instruction and training experience in diverse canine training disciplines. Erica Gates completed the Dog Obedience Training program at CST and specialized in detection.  Erica has Celiac and now trains the Gluten Detection Service Dogs

Willow Celiac & Allergen Service Dogs  is owned by Dawn Scheu, who is a Professional Dog Trainer with over 10 Years’ experience training Search and Rescue Dogs and has switched to service dogs and continues her education. Dawn also suffers from Refractory Celiac Disease and is partnered with Willow, her Gluten Detection/Mobility Assistance Dog.

Creating New Tails  is located in Hollywood, FL and is owned by Professional Dog Trainer, Jillian Skalky.  Jillian has more than 5 years’ experience training Service Dogs and continues her education. She also suffers from autoimmune diseases herself and has her own Service Dog Rosy.

Nosey Dog Detection Partners  specializes in scent detection training such as nuts, gluten, diabetes, dairy and other allergies. The company’s owner, Kathy Watters, is a Certified Master Dog trainer with specialization in scent detection training. She has over 20 years of experience training and in 2004 received her Master Certification. Kathy knew nothing about gluten when she was asked to take a chance and train the first gluten service dog in the USA.


                  Carolanne LeBlanc
Website:  http://glutenfreeforlifeexpo1.blogspot.com
Meeting:  4th Saturday of every month except December
                  Imperial Palms, East Clubhouse
                  101 Imperial Palm Drive
                  Largo, Florida  33771

Friday, September 2, 2016

My Adventures in Portugal, Gluten-Free



My Adventures in Portugal, Gluten-Free

This is the lovely Country House that we rented in North Portugal, situated in a quiet area between Guimarães and Braga.  My friends and I have been using these Vacation Rental Homes around the world for the past 20 years…and this house is a real gem! It’s now one of our favorites. The house is beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. Our hostess, Rosario was there to greet us when we arrived, to show us around and make us feel truly welcomed. She had even prepared a light lunch buffet just for us with local
cheese, presunto, fresh bread and fruits.  There were even some homemade wine & cakes…what a wonderful surprise!! Of course I couldn’t enjoy it all…but my travel mates loved the extra hospitality.

My favorite spot was the Lilly Garden, in beautiful bloom, just outside the kitchen balcony.  I spent a lot of time just sitting out on the balcony, enjoying the peace and quiet of the countryside and watching my Granddaughters playing
outdoors.  The children’s favorite were the two Splash Pools they discovered were only about 2-feet deep and perfect for some fun and splashing around.

The house provided us with some of the basic items needed for our stay…trash bags, soaps, paper goods, some non-perishable cooking supplies…those were a big help.  Not all rental houses provide things like that.  Many are stripped clean after each renter and it’s up to the renter to scramble
for supplies that first day. Honestly, houses that are stripped like that are a huge disappointment.  But Rosario even took us to the local grocer so that we didn’t get lost. So our first stop was a store called Bolama’s in Guimarães.

I'm afraid that Portugal was the least Celiac friendly place I've visited. The Portuguese people are some of the friendliest
on earth, so the people were wonderful; they honestly tried to be helpful. But for the most part they had no clue, or real interest.  On the positive side...REAL ingredients abounded!! In restaurants and grocery stores...they used REAL food :-) So I did quite well...and I lost a bit of weight, no complaints. 

As we normally do, we asked the locals for their favorite
places to eat.  One place was so good…and did so well with my requests…that we went back two or three times to enjoy ourselves.  The first time we went, my daughter used a translator app on her phone to communicate with the owner.  When we went back the 2nd time HE had the app on his phone!  Now that’s customer service :-)


When you walk into any restaurant, aside from giving you a
heart-warming welcome, they immediately begin putting food on the table! We all looked at each other in amazement as the table began to fill with small plates of bread, butter, olives, cheese, Pasteis de Carne, Bolinhos de Bacalhau, Presunto you name it! Every time we sat down the offerings were always local, always different choices, and we enjoyed every bite.  But we never ordered any of it.  Menus came next, and we always ordered dishes to share…or some places actually served the entire table family style which was fun.  It wasn’t until the
check came after that first meal that we realized we were being billed for all those little bites we enjoyed before our meal! Lol If we ate 6 olives, we were billed for 6 olives, or 3 pats of butter, or two wedges of cheese…it was an interesting process. We didn’t complain though because the prices were reasonable, and the food so tasty, and we had planned on ordering hors d'oeuvres anyway.  It was simply a wonderful way to explore all the different foods and flavors that Portugal had to offer.  And a surprise every meal!


Carolanne Le Blanc


Meeting:  4th Saturday of every month except December
               Imperial Palms, East Clubhouse
               101 Imperial Palm Drive
               Largo, Florida  33771

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Gluten-Free Adventures in Portugal

Gluten-Free Adventures in Portugal 



I'm afraid that Portugal was the least Celiac friendly place I've visited. The people were wonderful; they honestly tried to be helpful. But for the most part they had no clue, or real interest. I had my Portuguese Restaurant Card so that helped a bit. We actually had one place kindly ask us to leave. Grocery shopping was equally difficult. Although they DO clearly mark allergens, reading ingredients was tough unless you speak the language. And very few items were marked Gluten-Free. On the positive side...REAL ingredients abounded!! In restaurants and grocery stores...they used REAL food :-) So I did quite well. I resorted to an anti-diarrheal only 3 times...something I use ONLY on vacation when traveling. And the accompanying muscle/bone aches were easy to handle with my normal pain meds. So I actually only missed out on two days of my
two week vacation and my travel mates were happy to leave my grandchildren with me while they went off to explore and spend some adult time.  And I loved the chance to spend the day with my girls. But if you’re sensitive, then Portugal may not be the place to visit.  

Coffee, coffee…all I wanted was a simple cup of coffee!  Apparently the Portuguese take their coffee drinking very seriously.  The most popular coffee is an espresso, and there are many different ways of ordering it!  Carioca’ ‘Pingo’ ‘Pingado’ ‘Italiano’ ‘Garoto’ ‘Cortado’ ‘Cimbalinho’ ‘Café’ ‘Café Duplo’ ‘Bica’ ‘Abatanado’ ‘Tres- Quartas’ ‘Não Quente’ ‘Cheia’…you name it!  But no matter what words you use, no two cups of coffee will ever be identical.  I thought I might be safe ordering ‘Café Americano’ until I
learned that would get me an instant coffee…YUCK! It took me almost two weeks to figure out I wanted ‘Galão’.  That’s a cup of hot espresso served in a tall glass and is about ¾ milk. I added a packet of sugar and was very happy with this! Traditionally a Galão is made with a second passing of coffee from the machine and is very weak. It’s also known as Nanna’s Coffee, but I didn’t care…it was coffee I could drink! 

Have you ever heard of the Tardis Effect?  It’s when something looks small from the outside but is much larger inside.  Well, I think the Portuguese invented the Tardis Effect!  The first time we encountered it was when we were looking for some place to eat for dinner. 
Everywhere around us there were just tiny little Café’s…2 or 3 small tables outside of a very small store front.  Exactly what you would expect in a small village, but not truly what we were looking for.  We wanted a restaurant that offered real, local food. On one locals enthusiastic referral we decided to settle for a Café. When we all stepped inside we discovered not only a small sandwich shop, but a full bar! And once the owner discovered we were there for dinner he led us to the back and revealed a full restaurant dining room!  It was the
same over and over again as we traveled…tiny little store fronts that hid some amazing big surprises inside.
  One little jewelry shop in a small strip mall actually had a full shopping mall in back! So don’t be deceived by appearances…step inside and be prepared to be impressed.

Remember that talk about toilets that we had? (Let's Talk
Toilets) Well in Portugal it certainly applied :-)  There was great debate among my travel mates whether to flush or not to flush.  They all felt that I was mistaken…and I knew that I had done my homework.  So once we arrived at the house we politely asked our hostess.  In Portugal you do not flush the toilet paper…instead you use the little buckets provided in every, single bathroom or stall. It took us all a day or two to
get into the habit, but we managed. And we all referred to them affectionately as the ‘Poopy Buckets” for the remainder of our stay.


Restrooms were pretty easy to find in populated areas…learn how to ask ‘casa de banho? Or watch for WC (water closet) signs.  You’ll see signs for Buondi Café’s, small Café’s and Pastelaria’s on just about every street corner, even in the
smaller villages…just look for the tables & chairs outside…and they all have Restrooms available.  The Portuguese are some of the friendliest people alive so chances are you will never be turned away, but it is considered courteous to purchase something before leaving.  My travel mates always thought it was funny when they saw me walking towards them with some sort of carefully wrapped glutenous goodie held at arm’s
length in front of me.
 And the bathrooms are clean, clean, clean…in fact, they have the reputation of being the cleanest in the world.  They may not always provide paper…so be prepared…but they are clean.  Out on the roads it’s a bit more challenging to find Rest Stops. On single lane roads you can drive an hour or two between villages with nothing but beautiful countryside and mountain views to appreciate. On double lane, well-traveled roads it’s much easier to find Rest Stops.  My favorites were the Tangerina’s…gas station, quick stop shop & cafeteria with local foods all rolled into one with clean restrooms.


Carolanne LeBlanc




Meeting:  4th Saturday of every month except December

               Imperial Palms, East Clubhouse

               101 Imperial Palm Drive

               Largo, Florida  33771

Monday, May 2, 2016

Gluten-Free dedicated places to eat in the U.S.

Gluten-Free dedicated places to eat in the U.S.


This list is constantly changing and being updated as new suggestions are received.  We're not interested in advertising...we're looking for first-person recommendations only.  These are supposed to be retail locations but we do recommend you contact them first to be certain they have public hours of operation.  Updated: 5/17/16


AL – The Funky Muffin Bakery
4647-B Highway 280
Birmingham, AL 35242
Tel:  205.408.9825
http://thefunkymuffinbakery.com

AR – Dempsey Bakery
323 S Cross Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
Tel: 501-375-2257
http://www.dempseybakery.com

AZ – Gluten Free Creations
10880 N 32nd Street # 39
Phoenix, AZ 85028
Tel: 602-680-7258

AZ – Gluten Free Creations
7607 E McDowell Road
Scottsdale, AZ
Tel: 480-990-2253

AZ – Got2B Gluten-Free
5407 E Pima Street
Tucson, AZ 85712
Tel: 520-209-2872

AZ – Gourmet Girls Gluten-Free
5845 N Oracle Road
Tucson, AZ 85704
Tel: 520-408-9000

AZ – Jewels Bakery & Café
4041 E Thomas Road # 101
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Tel: 602-714-5243

CA – 2Good2B
204 N El Camino Real # H
Encinitas, CA 92024
Tel: 760-942-4663
http://www.2good2b.com

CA – Breakaway Bakery 
5264 W Pico Blvd 
Los Angeles, CA 90019  
Tel:  310-968-9380 
http://breakawaybakery.com

CA – Erin McKenna’s Bakery
Hollywood/Larchmont
236 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Tel: 855-462-2292

CA – Farmers Kitchen Cafe

624 4th Street
Davis CA
Tel:  
http://farmerskitchencafe.com

CA – Grease Box
942 Stanford Ave
Oakland, CA 94608
Tel: 510-922-1323

CA – Kirari West Bakery
707 N Pacific Coast Hwy 
Redondo Beach, CA  90277
Tel:  310-376-5313
http://www.kirariwest.com

CA – Mariposa Bakery
5427 Telegraph Avenue # D-3
Oakland, CA 94609
Tel: 510-595-0955

CA – Mariposa Bakery
1 Ferry Building Plaza # 32
San Francisco, CA 94111
Tel: 510-595-0955

CA – Rising Hearts Bakery
10836 1/2 Washington Blvd 
Culver City, CA 90232 
Tel:  301-815-0133 
http://www.risingheartsbakery.com

CA – Sensitive Sweets
17431 Brookhurst Street
Fountain Valley, CA
Tel: 714-968-9169

CA – Sensitive Sweets
362 Camino de Estrella
San Clemente, CA
Tel: 949-388-5764

CO – Coquette's Bistro & Bakery 
321 N Tejon Street 
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 
Tel:  719-685-2420
http://www.coquettesbistro.com

CT – Dee’s One Smart Cookie
398 Hebron Avenue
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Tel 860-633-8000

CT – Swoon Gluten-Free Bakery
109 Danbury Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Tel: 203-438-4326
http://www.swoonglutenfree.com

DC – Rise Gluten-Free Bakery
2409 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Tel: 202-525-5204

FL – Craft Kafe
West Central Shopping Center
6653 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Tel: 727-914-7443

FL – Erin McKenna’s Bakery
1642 E Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Tel: 407-938-9044

FL – Fresh First
1637 SE 17th Street
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33316
Tel: 954-763-3344

FL – Fresh First
4520 N Federal Hwy
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33308
Tel: 954-900-3705

FL – HillBilly Farms
10325 US Hwy 98
Dade City, FL 33525
Tel: 352-567-7475

FL – Island Gluten Free Bakery
1880 Stickney Point Road
Sarasota, FL 34231
Tel: 941-923-0200

FL – Joey's Home Bakery
1532 SW 8th Street
Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Tel: 561-292-4004

FL – Kara Lynn's Kitchen
421 NE Cleveland Street
Clearwater, FL 33755
Tel: 727-447-2536

FL – Serendipity Café
664 Main Street
Dunedin, FL 34698‎
Tel: 727-483-9233

FL – Stacy's Gluten Free Goodies
14379 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33618
Tel: 813-477-4247

FL – The Bald Strawberry
1248 Sarno Road
Melbourne, FL  32935
Tel:  321-751-2803
Http://Www.Thebaldstrawberry.Com

FL – Weezie's Kitchen 
1321 East Commercial Blvd
Oakland Park, FL 33334
Tel: 754-551-6022

GA – Good Karma Coffee House
31 N Avondale Road
Avondale Estates, GA 30002
Tel: 404-499-0999

IL – Bootin Gluten Bakery and Market 
2409 Georgetown Road 
Danville, IL 61832 
Tel:  217-443-3026
https://www.facebook.com/BootinGlutenBakeryAndMarket

IL – Brightwok Kitchen 
21 E Adams Street  
Chicago, IL 60603   
Tel:  312-583-0729 
http://www.brightwok.com

IL – Cassava Chicago
3338 N Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60657
Tel: 773-857-3039

IL – Sweet Ali’s
3 W 1st Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Tel: 630-908-7175

IL – Sweet Natalie's 
228 S Third Street 
Geneva, IL 60134 
Tel: 630-232-7434 
Http://Sweetnataliesgeneva.Com

IL – Wheat’s End Café  
2873 N Broadway  
Chicago, IL 60657  
Tel: 773-770-3527

IN – Suzy's Teahouse & Bakery 
25 E Court Street 
Franklin, IN 46131 
Tel:  317-739-0800 
http://www.suzysteahouse.com

KY – Annie May’s Sweet Café
3110 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY, 40207
Tel: 502-384-2667
http://www.anniemayssweetcafe.com

KY – Gluten Free Miracles
145 Burt Road 
Lexington, KY 40503
Tel:  859-278-8888 
http://www.glutenfreemiracles.com

KY – Wheatless Restaurant
801 Campbell Lane
Bowling Green, KY  42104
Tel:  270-904-1033
http://www.wheatlessrestaurant.com

LA – Truly Free Bakery & Deli
4321 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA  70808
Tel:  225-383-3344
http://www.eattrulyfree.com

MA - A New Leaf 
1038 Great Plain Avenue
Needham, MA 02492 
Tel:  781-449-6777 

MA – Duke's Bakery
162 Columbia Street
Fall River, MA 02721
Tel: 508-837-0624
http://www.dukesbakery.com

MA - Mother Juice 
625 W Kendall Street 
Cambridge, MA 02142 
Tel:  617-286-6580 
http://motherjuiceboston.com

MA - Serenade Chocolatier 
5 Harvard Square
Brookline, MA 02445 
Tel:  617-739-0795 
http://www.serenadechocolatier.com

MA - Something Sweet Without Wheat 
169 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, Massachusetts 02474 

MA - Something Sweet Without Wheat 
19 6th Road 
Woburn, MA 01801 
Tel:  781-281-2003 
http://somethingsweetwithoutwheat.com

MA - Sweet Chances 
884 Washington Street 
Norwood, MA 02062 
Tel:  781-352-2900 
http://www.sweetchancesgf.com

MA - Twist Bakery & Cafe 
30 Milliston Road 
Millis, MA 02054
Tel:  508-376-1163 
http://www.twist-bakery.com

MA - Violette Gluten Free Bakery 
407 Concord Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 
Tel:  857-500-2748 
http://violettegf.com

MD – One Dish Cuisine
Taylor Village Center  
8001 Hillsborough Road  
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Tel: 443-759-6344

MD – Sweet27 Bakery
123-129 W 27th Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Tel: 410-464-7211

ME – Tripps Primal Farm and Kafe
1056 Center Street
Auburn, ME
Tel: 207-241-7461
https://www.tpfak.com

MI – Renee's Gourmet Pizzeria
1937 W Maple Road
Troy, MI 48084
Tel: 248-280-7800

MI – Rumi's Passion Gluten Free Bakery
41120 5 Mile Road
Plymouth, MI 48170
Tel: 734-335-7145

MI – WOW WithOut Wheat
1754 Central Park Drive 
Okemos, MI 48864 
Tel: 517-347-3030

MO – New Day Gluten Free
15622 Manchester Road
Ellisville, MO 63011
Tel: 636-527-5000

NJ – Wildflour Bakery/Café
2691 Main Street
Lawrenceville, NJ  08648
Tel:  609.620.1100
http://www.wildflourbakery-cafe.com

NY – Colors NYC
417 Lafayette Street
New York, NY  10003
Tel: 212-777-8443

NY – Donna Marie's Eastside Bakery 
1694 Penfield Road 
Rochester NY 
Tel: 585-397-0649

NY – Donna Marie's Westside Bakery 
​164 Newbury Street 
Rochester, NY 
Tel: 585-254-0706 
Http://Www.Donnamariesbakery.Com

NY – Erin McKenna’s Bakery
248 Broome Street
New York City, NY 10002
Tel: 855-462-2292

NY – Jennifer's Way Bakery
263 E 10th Street
New York, NY 10009
Tel: 646-682-9501

NY – Senza Gluten
206 Sullivan Street
New York, NY 10012
Tel: 212-475-7775

OH – Cherbourg Bakery 
541 S Drexel Avenue 
Bexley, OH 43209  
Tel: 614-725-4560 
Http://Www.Cherbourgbakery.Com

OH – Sinfully Gluten-Free Sandwich/Pizza Shop
9146 Dayton Lebanon Pike
Centerville, OH 45458
Tel:  937-433-1044
http://www.sinfullygf.com

OR – Angie's Gluten Free Kitchen
214 NE 11th Street
McMinnville, OR 97128
Tel:

OR – Back to Eden Bakery
2217 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR 97211
Tel: 503-477-5022

OR – Corbett Fish House
5901 SW Corbett Avenue
Portland, OR 97239 
Tel: 503-246-4434

OR – Eats and Treats Café
1644 Main Street
Philomath OR
Tel:
http://eats-treats.com

OR – Harlow
3632 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
Tel: 971-255-0138

OR – Hawthorne Fish House
4343 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97215
Tel: 503-548-4434
http://www.corbettfishhouse.com

OR – Kyra’s Bake Shop
599 A Avenue
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Tel: 503-212-2979

OR – New Cascadia Traditional
1700 SE 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
Tel: 503-546-4901

OR – Petunia's Pies & Pastries
610 SW 12th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
Tel: 503-841-5961

OR – Prasad Cuisine
925 NW Davis Street
Portland, OR 97209
Tel: 503-224-3993

OR – The Gluten Free Place
Sea Towne Shopping Center
1654 N Coast Hwy
Newport, OR 97365
Tel: 541-574-8437
http://www.thegfplace.com

PA – Ali's Marketplace
105 Blue Spruce Way
Murrysville, PA 15668
Tel: 724- 327-5000

PA – Gluuteny Bakery
1923 Murray Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Tel: 412-521-4890

PA – Happy Mixer Bakery
4275 County Line Road
Chalfont, PA  18914
Tel:  267-663-7209
https://www.thehappymixer.com

RI – Eva Ruth's Specialty Bakery
796 Aquidneck Avenue
Middletown, RI 02842
Tel: 401-619-1924

TN - The Health Factory Paleo Café 
2900 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, TN 37920 
Tel:  865-579-7606 
http://www.healthfactoryknoxville.com

TX – Unrefined Bakery
718 N Buckner Blvd # 154
Dallas, TX 75218
Tel: 214-414-2414

TX – Unrefined Bakery
3426 Greenville Avenue # 150
Dallas, TX 75206
Tel:

TX – Unrefined Bakery
6055 Sherry Lane
Dallas, TX 75225
Tel: 469- 816-2414

TX – Unrefined Bakery
3411 Preston Road # 8
Frisco, TX 75034
Tel: 972-668-2414
http://unrefinedbakery.com


TX – Wild Wood Bakehouse
3016 Guadalupe Street # 200
Austin, TX  78705
Tel:  512) 327-9660
http://www.wildwoodbakehouse.com


TX – Xoco-Latte Bakery & Chocolatier
4719 Lexington Blvd
Missouri City, TX 77459
Tel:  832-243-6748
http://xoco-latte.com

UT - Zest Kitchen & Bar

275 S 200 W
Salt Lake City, UT  84101
Tel:  801-433-0589
http://zestslc.com 

VA – Happy Tart
2307-A Mt Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301
Tel: 571-244-3662

VA – Tio Pablo Tacos 
1703 E Franklin Street 
Richmond, VA 
Tel:  804-643-4828 
http://www.tiopablotacos.com


VA – Triple Oak Bakery
11692-A Lee Highway
Sperryville, VA  22740
Tel:  540-987-9122
http://www.tripleoakbakery.com

WA – Capital Cider 
818 E Pike Street 
Seattle, WA 98122 
Tel:  206-397-3564 
Http://Capitolcider.Com

WA – Devour Specialty Baked Goods
511 N Wilbur Avenue
Walla Walla, WA
Tel: 509-520-4384
https://www.facebook.com/DevourW2

WA – East Vancouver Fish House
19206 SE 1st Street
Camas, WA 98607
Tel: 360-258-1609

WA – Nourish
101 Provence View Lane
Sequim, WA 98382
Tel:  360-797-1480
http://www.nourishsequim.com

WA – Nuflours Bakery 
518 15th Avenue E 
Seattle, WA 98112
Tel: 206.395.4623 
Http://Www.Nuflours.Com

WA – Thrive Café
1026 NE 65th Street # A102
Seattle, WA 98115
Tel: 206-525-0300
http://generationthrive.com

WI –Happy Bellies Bakeshop
2107 North Richmond Street
Appleton, WI  54911
(920) 730-2253
http://happybelliesbakeshop.com

WI – Molly's Gluten-Free Bakery
Old Lynndale Farm
N47 W28270 Lynndale Road (HWY JK)
Pewaukee, WI 53072
Tel: 262-369-1404
http://mollysglutenfreebakery.com