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  1. YAY! That sounds wonderful! Can't wait to try it! I had heard about their Gluten Free menu, but not actually heard from any one who had tried it! Have a great day! Tanya in Chicago
  2. Hello All, There is a group in Chicago... its called the MetroCeliacs... We try to meet once a month with a cooking class, a potluck or easy meals, a speaker... and more... and then we also plan a Supper Club outing at Chicago restaurants once a month. I am one of the two founders of the group. It has been a busy summer for myself as well as the other founder Jen. We are looking to have an event-filled Fall... Feel free to join us. If you would like to see more about our group, check out our blog http://metroceliacs.blogspot.com/ And if you are interested in knowing more and getting on our evite list, please email Tanya and Jen at MetroCeliacs@yahoo.com. Hope you find some one near you! Have a great day! Tanya MetroCeliacs Chicago
  3. Hello Fellow Celiacs, I was doing a search on a couple of items for my celiac friend... I did a google search (this is almost as common as calling manufacturers and such)... I came across this website list... and I think that a lot of information is incorrect. I've been working at this diet for a couple of years, but not everyone has... http://allergies.about.com/cs/gluten/f/blniaidceliac5b.htm I was looking to find butterscotch chips (in the past I have used Hershey's, but I was looking for anything else that may be gluten free) and also York Peppermint patties... I personally have read the label and thought they were safe, but before I tell others, I always like to double check. Anywho... When someone like myself, comes across inaccurate information on the web... what should I do? And are York Peppermint Patties gluten-free? What about HErshey's Butterscotch chips? Any other butterscotch chips? Thank you for any feedback! Tanya in Chicago
  4. It IS a great place. I live in Chicago. Isn't fun to actually order that stuff off of the menu?! And their desserts are awesome. I had gluten-free tiramisu! Ahhh... It was wonderful! The owner has 4 of her 7 kids that are celiac! Glad you enjoyed it! Tanya in Chicago
  5. If you type in "gluten free" in the Kraft search box- upper right corner... it comes back with an allergies link... and it takes you to the file I think that you are looking for. I am not sure why they don't have a link from the main page. Hope that helps. Tanya in Chicago
  6. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! I wanted to thank you lovely people for posting information. I printed off the restaurant list and brought it with me this past weekend for my LA trip! The Stinking Rose was VERY DELICIOUS! And I enjoyed my first In-N-Out Burger: double-double protein style (no sauce or grilled onions). french fries, and a chocolate shake! I also tried out the Solar Harvest! It was super fun to have a menu in front of me with a selection of options that were gluten free-- And I went there twice so I could get another chocolate cubcake- no joke- gluten free!!! Wonderful! I also ate at a Chipotle next door to the Solar Harvest, for some hard shell tacos. Thanks again for posting your info! It was very helpful. Tanya - back home in Chicago
  7. Thank you for your input. In the past I would have tried to get the caterer's info and contact them, but when contacting the groom with the food intollerances, the list is what he supplied... and I wouldn't want to inconvenience him. So, I will eat before and work it out. Tanya in Chicago
  8. Hello Fellow Celiacs- You have been so helpful in the past... I am going to a wedding this upcoming weekend, as a date (I do not know the wedding party)... I forwarded my food concerns to my boyfriend and he passed them on to his friend (the groom)... and the groom sent us the list of foods that will be on the buffet. The wedding party is Korean and so is most of the menu. I will post the list-- I am curious which foods I should definitely avoid and which ones may be ok. (I was told that there is another restaurant in the same place as the reception, if there is not enough for me to eat!) Thank you for any words of advice. Carving station: Roast Baron of Beef Korean Style Beef Rib Stew Chicken Roulade Fresh Jellyfish Salad Chef's Choice of Vegetables Seasoned Pollack Sauteed Mushrooms & Broccoli Assorted Grilled Patties Noodle w/Beef & Vegetable ((I would assume a NO on this one)) California Roll/Seaweed Maki Fried Shrimp or Crab Claws Mixed Green Salad ((I would assume safe if NO croutons)) Seafood Pasta Salad ((I would assume NO on this one)) Porridge Kimchi Cucumber Kimchi Steamed Rice ----What do you think?? Thank you! Tanya in Chicago
  9. I am super duper excited for you! I was at the Taste of Chicago last night... I too enjoyed some corn on the cob... and frozen bananas dipped in chocolate... I miss eating and drinking the other stuff... but I focus on the fun times!!! I can't believe they had NEW GRIST ON TAP! Very good news. Smiles to you, Tanya in Chicago
  10. JULY METROCELIACS MEETING! Host: Jennifer Price and Tanya Davidson with the MetroCeliacs Location: Days Inn 644 West Diversey Parkway, Chicago, IL When: Wednesday, July 26, 6:30pm to 7:30pm Happy Summer to Celiacs in Chicago!!! We are very excited to welcome Lara Field, a registered dietician, to our July MetroCeliacs meeting. (This was rescheduled from June) Do you have any questions about celiac disease or how to accurately follow the gluten free diet? Are there any myths that you would like to prove or dispel? Now that it is grilling season, do you want info regarding cooking on the grill and enjoying bbq sauce? What ingredients are in some of our favorite grilling items (brats? marinades?) that we need to be wary of, if any? Now would be a great time to come and have your questions answered. Please RSVP by July 24 by 5:00 to MetroCeliacs@yahoo.com. We are looking to have a larger group so Lara is able to come and help us all out. She is looking forward to answering any questions on ingredients, foods, preparations, living gluten-free...anything you can think of that you have always wondered and not had a forum to discuss. Please join us for this informative event. INCLUDE YOUR QUESTIONS IN YOUR REPLY so that Lara can prepare accordingly. As always, friends and family are welcome to join us, celiac or not! And feel free to bring Gluten Free snacks (please include an ingredient list for people with additional allergies). Water and coffee will be provided. Thanks to Sherwyn's for sponsoring our group. Be sure to check out their ever-growing Gluten Free selection! Gail is always ready to stock suggestions we offer, so go shopping after the meeting or before. She is really great about responding to requests and her gluten-free section is fantastic! It is located across the street from the Days Inn, totally convenient! The Days Inn is located on Diversey, at Clark & Broadway. It is easy to get to by bus (Clark 22 or Broadway 36) or train (brown line to Diversey and walk 4 blocks west). Parking is difficult. There are meters and a parking garage on Clark at the Century Mall. We hope you can come. It should be a fun and informative meeting! If you have any additional things to ask us, please email us at MetroCeliacs@yahoo.com Jen and Tanya MetroCeliacs http://metroceliacs.blogspot.com/ http://calendar.yahoo.com/metroceliacs
  11. Hello NicoleAJ, So sorry to hear about your food poisoning experience in Paris. I am glad that you were able to have a good time, but thats a bummer. Tanya Davidson Chicago
  12. Hello Celiacs in Chicago- I wanted to announce the MetroCeliacs June Meeting - Wednesday, June 21! Host: Jennifer Price and Tanya Davidson of the MetroCeliacs Location: Days Inn 644 West Diversey Parkway, Chicago, IL Near Clark & Diversey & Broadway intersection When: Wednesday, June 21, 6:30pm to 7:30pm Cost: Free June is here! Summer brings out the bbq's, al fresco dining and many a rooftop party...what a perfect time to chat with a Nutritionist. We are happy to have Lara Field take the time to talk with us and answer any questions we may have. Whether you are looking for specific answers to food questions or general ideas about what a healthy gluten free diet looks like... please join us for our next meeting. Lara worked with the University of Chicago Hospital Celiac Disease Program for several years and now works at Children's Memorial Hospital. She has a lot of experience working with Celiac Disease and the gluten free diet. Please RSVP to MetroCeliacs@yahoo.com and please include your questions in your response, if you have one. We will pass on to Lara, so she will know how to prepare for the meeting. This is sure to be a fun and informative meeting!! Getting to the Days Inn- 22 or 36 bus, or the brown line Diversey stop & then walk east about 3.5 blocks. It is located at the corner of Clark & Diversey. Parking is limited, but there is a parking garage on Clark at the Century Mall. Friends and family are welcome. And so are gluten free snacks-- just be sure to bring along an ingredient list for those guests with multiple allergies! Thanks to Sherwyn's for sponsoring our meetings! Be sure to stop by and check out their Gluten Free selection. They are located across the street! We hope to see you at our next meeting! If you have further questions, please contact us via email- metroceliacs@yahoo.com! Jen and Tanya --- MetroCeliacs http://metroceliacs.blogspot.com/
  13. Hi- Sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing! Tanya in Chicago
  14. Hello- I enjoyed the book. I like that it has some sample menus in various ethnic groups, and then lists which items should be gluten free most of the time, and it lists other allergies if you have them... As for restaurants in Chicago, a group that I am a part of called the MetroCeliacs does supper clubs every month and has been putting them on a blog... feel free to take a look -- http://metroceliacs.blogspot.com/ Personally, one of my favorite restuarants for gluten free food is Ben Pao. They have a gluten free menu, as well as Adobo Grill! Ben Pao is reasonably priced, and Adobo is a little more pricey. Hope that helps. Hope you have a nice trip to Chicago! It is a great city! Tanya in Chicago