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  1. Celiac's Day

    Celiac's Day

    Bavarian Inn Restaurant

    Saturday, August 15, 2009

    INCLUDES:

    Lunch

    Recipe Swap

    Speakers

    Beer & Wine Tasting

    Dinner

    Schedule of Events

    11:15 a.m. "Make your own Pizza"

    11:30 a.m. Recipe Swap--bring copies of your favorite gluten-free recipe to share with others!

    12:00 p.m. Lunch (enjoy a tossed salad, breadstick and your hand-made pizza with our famous Black Forest Sheetcake for dessert)

    1:00 p.m. "gluten-free Baking Tips": An informal Q & A session with Linda Sanback, our bakery manager, who has Celiac's Disease

    2:00 p.m. Enita Nepper, "Are you malnourished?"

    3:30 p.m. Dr. Trudy Gregory, "Living Gluten Free without Breaking the Bank"

    5:00 p.m. Beer & Wine Tasting

    5:30 p.m. Fried Chicken Plate Dinner (biscuits and jam, vegetable soup, tossed salad with cranberry relish and cabbage salad, Fried Chicken with mashed potatoes and vegetable du jour, and ice cream for dessert)

    $65 per person includes meals, activities, tax, tip and cover charge.


  2. http://bavarianinn.com/?page=79715&tem...=2010&event

    Celiac's Day

    Celiac's Day

    Bavarian Inn Restaurant

    Saturday, August 15, 2009

    INCLUDES:

    Lunch

    Recipe Swap

    Speakers

    Beer & Wine Tasting

    Dinner

    Schedule of Events

    11:15 a.m. "Make your own Pizza"

    11:30 a.m. Recipe Swap--bring copies of your favorite gluten-free recipe to share with others!

    12:00 p.m. Lunch (enjoy a tossed salad, breadstick and your hand-made pizza with our famous Black Forest Sheetcake for dessert)

    1:00 p.m. "gluten-free Baking Tips": An informal Q & A session with Linda Sanback, our bakery manager, who has Celiac's Disease

    2:00 p.m. Enita Nepper, "Are you malnourished?"

    3:30 p.m. Dr. Trudy Gregory, "Living Gluten Free without Breaking the Bank"

    5:00 p.m. Beer & Wine Tasting

    5:30 p.m. Fried Chicken Plate Dinner (biscuits and jam, vegetable soup, tossed salad with cranberry relish and cabbage salad, Fried Chicken with mashed potatoes and vegetable du jour, and ice cream for dessert)

    $65 per person includes meals, activities, tax, tip and cover charge.


  3. what do you know about chocolate alkali? Is it safe? When I first went gluten free and researched it some old information said ketchup, vanilla, some alcohol wasn't safe... is this the same for chocolate alkali? That perhaps it was thought not to be safe - but is it? I've been known to eat my fair share of it and never had a problem, but some just told me today it's not gluten free, so I'm very curious.

    Thanks!


  4. so this is a "twofer" posting... a comment and a question.

    We went to The Melting Pot for Mother's DAy, and it was FAB!! I had emailed ahead and was assured they would take good care of me, and they sure did. Everything was discussed ahead of time, changes made for me (like sub a different meat for a teryaki marinated meat) and the food was great. It's expensive, and it's leisurely (3 hours!) but I loved it.

    Except for a waiter who has celiac. It was very nice of him to come and talk to me, but frankly his attitude was not friendly. He kept trying to explain to me that I couldn't have chocolate fondue since they use chocolate processed with alkali and that it's not gluten free. He even went so far as to tell me they would not serve it to me since it wouldn't be safe for me to eat. While I appreciate his determination and helpfulness to come talk to me, he really had a bad attitude about it. We've all had to do battle about telling people what we can and can't eat, but at least we're nice about it - aren't we :-) When I explained I've never reacted to chocolate processed w/ alkali he said I wasn't getting proper care from my doctor!

    So my question is - what do you know about chocolate alkali? Is it safe? When I first went gluten free and researched it some old information said ketchup, vanilla, some alcohol wasn't safe... is this the same for chocolate alkali? That perhaps it was thought not to be safe - but it is?

    We ended up going w/ Bananas Foster, made from white chocolate, and it was so yummy this is hardly a complaint, but my whole dining party is so curious now! Please share what you know, and if you want a fabulous (expensive) leisurely dinner, check out the Melting Pot!


  5. Hi.. I'm from Ann Arbor too! Just wanted to say hi! I've been doing this for 3.5 years now, it gets so much easier and it is SO worth it!

    The Ann Arbor group is having a gluten free meal at a local restaurant in June, if you're interseted in hearing more abut Ann Arbor's events be sure to join our local group "glutenfreeannabor" on Yahoo.


  6. We've always enjoyed Red Robins, other than the one in Southgate, MI near Detroit. After we were sat at a table, a manager told us that they are a franchise separate from corporate RR, and get their supplies from different vendors and couldn't guarantee gluten-free items. We decided to go to an Outback instead. The RR's in PA have all been great though.

    BTW, my wife, who is the celiac in the family, absolutely loved Giulio's in Livonia, MI. She says it was her best gluten-free dining experience ever. We may visit Detroit again just for Giulio's pasta.

    I go to the AnnArbor/Ypsi, MI, RR and *LOVE* it (in fact, going Friday and looking forward to it!), but yes I LOVE LOVE LOVE :D gulio's!! My favorite place to go, hands down.


  7. I just posted this under "dining out" (for lack of a better place to put it): hope this helps

    http://www.housing.umich.edu/dining/allergy.html

    I have recently started working for UM Housing, imagine my surprise and delight to come across such a comprehensive list of allergy free foods. The gluten-free list is several pages long, and apparently gluten-free pizza is always available - you just have to ask and they will "whip one up for you".

    Now you only have to come up with the money to send your kids to school here!


  8. Welcome! I also belong to the glutenfreeannarbor group on yahoo - you might have some luck there as well. I love, love, love!! gulio's itallian in Livonia. gluten-free breadsticks, pastas, deserts.... did I mention I LOVE this place? Also have had great luck at Red Robin, my RR has a seperate fry fryer for only french fries; I'd check at your local one to see if they have the same set up. Also they will wrap the burger in lettuce so it's sort of got a "bun" to it (I but I still prefer to eat it w/ fork and knife on a plate).


  9. http://www.housing.umich.edu/dining/allergy.html

    I have recently started working for UM Housing, imagine my surprise and delight to come across such a comprehensive list of allergy free foods. The gluten-free list is several pages long, and apparently gluten-free pizza is always available - you just have to ask and they will "whip one up for you".

    Now you only have to come up with the money to send your kids to school here!


  10. Good questions! I have some friends who are very aware of what I can or can't have, and go to extreme measures for me. I have other friends whom, while I'm sure they love me :rolleyes: it just doesn't seem worth the effort to go over and over it. I eat where I feel safe, otherwise I bring food, or more then once I've been known to eat dinner before I go out and then just nibble on fruits or veggies when i'm at their house. I also seem to have people over here a lot more then i used to, just seems so much safer and if they want to bring their gluteny dish they can :ph34r:


  11. After a fun filled (NOT) day of travel with my entire family, we found ourselves at a WF. I looked all over for something safe (but the Amy's in the microwave never occured to me). I asked at the sandwich bar and the woman working was super helpful, she let me make any sandwhich I wanted and put it on big lettuce leaves. I had her put extra paper down on the counter first and change her gloves, she was very accomdating. BTW - the turkey, brie with cranberry sauce.... yummmmy!


  12. I've been gluten-free for three years now and I still have those dreams!! Not as often as at first, and sometimes in my dreams I know I can't eat the food and have to find safe food, but yes there are times when I wake up mad/upset thinking I ate something I shouldn't have. Or worse - when I realize I can't have that stuffed crust Pizza Hut pizza... sigh... :angry:


  13. We flew into Sarasota and stopped at a Friendly's near the airport. They lived up to their name - very Friendly! The waitress asked the cook about the mashed potatoes and he brought out the box so I could read the label. I ended up going with a bunless burger and it was very good, and the sundae that followed was tasty too. We also ate at a Bennigan's but I didn't realize the steak came with fried onions all over the steak.. I sent that back only to have it come back out with fried onions under the mashed potatoes. argh! We ate at Whole Foods too, and they made me a yummy sandwich (no bread), as well as had quina salads and a freezer full of baked goods. We stayed in Venice and went to the Crow's Nest... yummmmmy!!

    We went to the Florida Aquarium, a very cool place to visit... and they made me a sandwich on lettuce instead of the bread. Everyone there was helpful, you'll have a good time!


  14. Celiac Awareness Days at Hillers Stores

    2 Hillers stores will be hosting a gluten-free fair . Saturday, Dec 1st and

    Sunday Dec 2nd at the Ann Arbor store, 3615 Washtenaw, Arborland Mall

    exit 37B, off 23 S 734 677-2370

    Saturday, Dec 9th & Sunday Dec 10th at Plymouth store, 5 mile &

    Haggerty 734 420 5555 Both stores will be from 11am - 5 pm each day

    There will be sampling, selling, and talking about gluten-free foods

    Local manufacturers will be on hand to show you their gluten-free products

    TCCSG will have a table with materials

    Corporate chefs Rick & Pete will be creating, cooking and sampling

    Hiller*s homemade gluten-free entrees.

    There will be hundreds of gluten-free items specially priced and clearly marked

    for easy identification.

    Handouts will include a *shop at home* list offering hundreds and

    hundreds of gluten-free foods that you can order.