Gluten-Free Events

Oct
17
Tue
Kids Under 8 Eat Free @ Pirate Chips Nanaimo
Oct 17 all-day

TUESDAYS – KIDS UNDER 8 EAT FREE!*

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EVERY TUESDAY – KIDS UNDER 8 EAT FREE!*


pirate-chips-memorabiliaPirate Chips doesn’t have just one, but TWO dedicated gluten-free fryers to serve their gluten-free and celiac customers! Not only that, the Buckaneers have the buns to serve us, too!

Gluten-free hamburger buns, oyster burger buns and halibut burger buns! Find Pirate Chips in downtown Nanaimo, near the cenotaph.

Gluten-Free Clam Chowder, Fish Tacos, Soups and even New Grist Gluten-Free Beer!

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Plenty of Pirate Bling available for purchase!


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Check out what next week looks like:
TUESDAY: Kids Under 8 Eat Free
WEDNESDAY: All-You-Can-Eat Gluten-Free Cod Fish & Chips $15.95
FRIDAY and SATURDAY: Live Music! Singing!

Tues-Thurs 11-9pm  Fri-Sat 11-10pm Sundays 11-8 Closed Mondays


‘Pirate Notations’ on Menus below indicate Gluten-Free.
Be sure to tell your server that you require a gluten-free meal when ordering.

They will change aprons, clean all surfaces and take every precaution to prepare a safe and delicious meal for you. Pirate Chips staff will happily accommodate additional allergies & sensitivities. Please make your needs known when ordering.

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Time to Order @ W.O.L.F.  WAY OF LIFE FOODS
Oct 17 @ 12:15 am – 11:45 pm


Victoria’s Top Meal Prep and Delivery Service is 100% Gluten Free!

Order Now! New menus are posted every Monday at 7am until 11am Thursday!
Follow W.O.L.F. on Facebook • Instagram • Twitter

W.O.L.F.  WAY OF LIFE FOODS

W.O.LF. understands the demands of life. We’re all busy and have hectic schedules to manage. W.O.LF. knows finding the time and balance to maintain a healthy diet can be a struggle.​ 

W.O.L.F. Meal Prep 33W.O.LF. makes healthy, gluten-free eating easy for you, a friend or family member so that you can focus your energy on other important areas of life. Enjoy quick, nutritious, delicious celiac-safe meals without a second thought.

W.O.L.F. is a healthy, freshly prepared weekly meal delivery service based in Victoria, BC. Each week’s menu is thoughtfully prepared to ensure a perfect result and variety for all tastes.  All of their ingredients and recipes are 100% gluten-free, refined sugar-free and can be accommodated to meet your dietary requirements. Locally sourced whenever possible, W.O.L.F. sweetens with honey, pure maple syrup and/or whole fruit including the pulp.

W.O.L.F. lists all of their  ingredients on their menu, so you know exactly what goes into your food. Items containing dairy are clearly identified. In this way, you can select items to avoid allergens, or simply things you don’t care for. Vegetarian? No problem!

Every week W.O.L.F. provides you with a menu to choose from See sample menu. Place your order from Monday to Thursday before 11am. Your selections are then delivered right to your door.  No need for stressful shopping, preparing and cooking meals for you or your family.

W.O.L.F. meals are prepped and cooked fresh, never frozen. They use air tight containers and vacuum seal technology to ensure optimal freshness. Just boil and reduce to simmer. Heat 5-7 minutes. Then enjoy healthy, whole food cooked home style!


Learn more about W.O.L.F.  WAY OF LIFE FOODS
Contact [email protected] 250.217.6465

W.O.L.F. Meal Prep How it Works

Click to learn how it works


Watch the video below to see exactly how it works! Scroll down to image gallery!

WOLF Meal Prep Video

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Taco Revolution is Back @ Red Arrow Brewing!
Oct 17 @ 11:30 am – 6:00 pm

Taco Revolution will be parked outside Red Arrow Brewing for every Tuesday for their famous $3 tacos – instead of the regular $4. Handmade from scratch with ingredients sourced to be gluten free, Taco Revolution tacos are so good you will want them every day, and that’s possible:

Keep tabs on Taco Revolution no matter where they go!

• Taco Revolution Website
• Instagram
• Facebook
• Twitter

Taco Revolution Gluten-Free Menu

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Taco Revolution caters birthday parties, Christmas parties, corporate events, weddings and any kind of public and private events.

Bring the Taco Revolution to your event. They can can take care of your guests with their “All-you-can-eat taco parties”. Basically, it’s like having an open bar, but with tacos! Our prices typically range from $15 to $20 per person depending on the menu.

Easy is their middle name! Taco Revolution  provides all necessary biodegradable serviceware (plates, napkins, forks, etc.) and for an extra cost we can provide non-alcoholic drinks as well. Let us give you the peace of mind you deserve during your event!

We’d love to hear about your upcoming event. Let them know the desired date, the proposed number of attendees and your preferred budget. [email protected] or call 250-244-6492

Taco Revoluion serves in Victoria, Duncan, Chemainus, Ladysmith, Cedar, Nanaimo, Lantzville, Parksville, Qualicum Beach and anywhere in between.
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Paradise Found Food @ Salt Spring Tuesday Farmer's Market
Oct 17 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join Paradise Found Foods’ Founder, Nomi Davis, for an in-person tastings at Salt Spring Island Tuesday Farmer’s Market – except when raining!

Find fresh produce, fresh cut flowers, plant starts, homemade food and snacks from local organic farmers and artisans. Find tons of fresh, locally grown farm veggies, berries, fruits and food. Participating vendors either “bake it or grow it” themselves! Please Note: There are no crafts at this market. Learn more here.  Visit Salt Spring Island Facebook

Paradise Found Food on Vancouver Island

Healthy seed and vegetable crackers hand-made with love in small batches on Salt Spring Island, BC.

Jam packed with real goodness, Paradise Found Super-Seed Crackers are a savoury, high-protein, high-fibre and nutrient-rich, dehydrated vegetable & seed cracker. Raw, organic, mostly-local, no gluten and vegan, they’re delicious, nutritious and convenient.

Paradise Found Foods uses certified gluten-free seeds, flours and other ingredients and creates their crackers in Laughing Daughters Bakery’s dedicated gluten-free kitchen.

Learn more about Paradise Food Found
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Beet & Kale Cracker All Organic Ingredients

  • Soaked flax, beets, sprouted sunflower seeds, kale, sprouted buckwheat groats, sprouted pumpkin seeds, lemon, nutritional yeast, salt.

Cabbage & Zucchini Cracker All Organic Ingredients

  • Soaked flax, red cabbage, zucchini, sprouted sunflower seeds, sprouted buckwheat groats, sprouted pumpkin seeds, lemon, nutritional yeast, salt.

Granola Crisps (On Salt Spring Island Only)

  • Using the same Super Seeds in our crackers as a base, we’ve added the yummy goodness of chia, amaranth, sorghum and blue berries. Another high-protein, nutrient-dense food that’s perfect to start your day off with – a live, gluten-free, quick and easy meal to take on the run or add to your yogurt at home.

The Back Story

Founder, Nomi Davis

Our crackers first made their appearance when I realized that I had a physical reaction whenever I ingested bread. Looking for a substitute. I use quotations here for “gluten-intolerance” because: with more research over the years into the rashes, wheat in general and GMO food, I’m  inclined to believe it more to be, for me, a reaction to the pesticide glyphosate in our food systems.

As a Natural Health Consultant with over 3 decades in the field, I have some knowledge into these subjects and in the creation of these crackers, health was the number one priority. We are what we eat after all and our conscious cracker are a perfect addition to our healing retreats here at Paradise Found.

Learn more about Nomi
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Oct
18
Wed
All You Can Eat Fish & Chips @ Pirate Chips
Oct 18 all-day

WEDNESDAYS! ALL YOU CAN EAT FISH & CHIPS $15.95

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pirate-chips-memorabiliaPirate Chips doesn’t have just one, but TWO dedicated gluten-free fryers to serve their gluten-free and celiac customers! Not only that, the Buckaneers have the buns to serve us, too!

Gluten-free hamburger buns, oyster burger buns and halibut burger buns! Find Pirate Chips at their new location – downtown, near the cenotaph.

Gluten-free Clam Chowder, Fish Tacos, Soups and even New Grist Gluten-Free Beer!

Facebook Photo Gallery
Plenty of Pirate Bling available for purchase!


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Check out what next week looks like:
TUESDAY: Kids Under 8 Eat Free
WEDNESDAY: All-You-Can-Eat Gluten-Free Cod Fish & Chips $15.95
FRIDAY and SATURDAY: Live Music! Singing!

Tues-Thurs 11-9pm  Fri-Sat 11-10pm Sundays 11-8 Closed Mondays


‘Pirate Notations’ on Menus below indicate Gluten-Free

  • Be sure to tell your server that you require a gluten-free meal when ordering. They will change aprons, clean all surfaces and take every precaution to prepare a safe and delicious meal for you. Pirate Chips staff will happily accommodate additional allergies & sensitivities. Please make your needs known when ordering.

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Gluten-Free Wednesdays @ Floating Fish Store
Oct 18 all-day
Floating Fish Store 20% Off

Mention ‘The Celiac Scene’ to receive your 20% Discount!

Gluten-Free Wednesdays!
Mention ‘The Celiac Scene’ when you place your Gluten-Free Order
Enjoy a Whopper of a Discount!

Learn more about the Floating Fish Store at Fisherman’s Wharf

Why the Gluten-Free Love the Floating Fish Store

  • Dedicated deep fryer for fresh-cut, twice-fried gluten-free french fries
  • Certified Gluten-Free Sorghum light-crisp batter for deep-fried fish, cooked in a dedicated fryer)
  • Gluten-Free Home-Made Tartar Sauce & Coleslaw
  • Gluten-Free Halibut Malu – Local Halibut simmered w/ onions, lentils, tomatoes & a hint of curry, finished w/ cilantro & lime
  • Gluten-Free  Tacos – Soft corn tortilla, house smoked tomato salsa, shredded cabbage, citrus cream, fresh cilantro & lime
  • Salads with home-made, gluten-free dressings: Toasted Sesame • Balsamic Vinaigrette • Buttermilk Ranch • Olive Oil w/ Balsamic Vinegar & Lemon
  • Steamers​ – shellfish gently steamed & served when just done.
  • The finest live oysters from BC waters served on a bed of ice, lemon & your choice of cocktail sauce, hot sauce, ginger, mignonette, preserved lemon mignonette, cucumber & jalapeno mignonette, pickled red onion mignonette or freshly grated horseradish
  • Oyster selection varies by day. Come often!
  • Daily Buck-a-Shuck from 4-5 pm
  • View the menus below.

Celiac-Safe Touch – Let your server know that you require a gluten-free meal and they will call your order out,  all on its own.  No chance of collecting the wrong order.  Much appreciated!

GLUTEN-FREE WEDNESDAYS – mention The Celiac Scene and receive 20% Off Gluten-Free Orders!

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Not only does the Floating Fish Stores cook seafood, they sell and ship it!

• Fresh Fish • Fish-to-Go • Blog – Fresh Catches • About the Floating Fish Store • floatingfishstore.com

• Contact the Fish Store • (250) 383-6462 • Facebook • Instagram

Kudos to The Floating Fish Store

  • North America’s first 100% Ocean Wise Seafood Store & Restaurant
  • Serving fresh catch from west coast waters – whenever possible
  • Situated on Fisherman’s Wharf in beautiful Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Experience a working harbour and stroll among colourful houseboats
  • Surrounded by seals in their natural environment – you can reach out and touch them!

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Time to Order @ W.O.L.F.  WAY OF LIFE FOODS
Oct 18 @ 12:15 am – 11:45 pm


Victoria’s Top Meal Prep and Delivery Service is 100% Gluten Free!

Order Now! New menus are posted every Monday at 7am until 11am Thursday!
Follow W.O.L.F. on Facebook • Instagram • Twitter

W.O.L.F.  WAY OF LIFE FOODS

W.O.LF. understands the demands of life. We’re all busy and have hectic schedules to manage. W.O.LF. knows finding the time and balance to maintain a healthy diet can be a struggle.​ 

W.O.L.F. Meal Prep 33W.O.LF. makes healthy, gluten-free eating easy for you, a friend or family member so that you can focus your energy on other important areas of life. Enjoy quick, nutritious, delicious celiac-safe meals without a second thought.

W.O.L.F. is a healthy, freshly prepared weekly meal delivery service based in Victoria, BC. Each week’s menu is thoughtfully prepared to ensure a perfect result and variety for all tastes.  All of their ingredients and recipes are 100% gluten-free, refined sugar-free and can be accommodated to meet your dietary requirements. Locally sourced whenever possible, W.O.L.F. sweetens with honey, pure maple syrup and/or whole fruit including the pulp.

W.O.L.F. lists all of their  ingredients on their menu, so you know exactly what goes into your food. Items containing dairy are clearly identified. In this way, you can select items to avoid allergens, or simply things you don’t care for. Vegetarian? No problem!

Every week W.O.L.F. provides you with a menu to choose from See sample menu. Place your order from Monday to Thursday before 11am. Your selections are then delivered right to your door.  No need for stressful shopping, preparing and cooking meals for you or your family.

W.O.L.F. meals are prepped and cooked fresh, never frozen. They use air tight containers and vacuum seal technology to ensure optimal freshness. Just boil and reduce to simmer. Heat 5-7 minutes. Then enjoy healthy, whole food cooked home style!


Learn more about W.O.L.F.  WAY OF LIFE FOODS
Contact [email protected] 250.217.6465

W.O.L.F. Meal Prep How it Works

Click to learn how it works


Watch the video below to see exactly how it works! Scroll down to image gallery!

WOLF Meal Prep Video

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This Week’s Specials @ Rawthentic Eatery Victoria • Courtenay
Oct 18 @ 3:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Sale on through to October 17th! Always gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and raw! 

  • Kelp noodles 1lb Reg $7.49 on for only $5.99
  • Curry Basmati Brown Rice Bowl Reg $10.99 on for only $8.99
  • Mighty Leaf Tea all flavors Reg $2.49 on for only .99 cents

Follow Rawthentic’s Facebook Page to be the first to know about their weekly specials!

Since 2010 Rawthentic Eatery has been offering Vancouver Island an opportunity to experience true health by serving vegan food that is affordable, accessible and enjoyable. From smoothies with super foods and super herbs, freshly made dishes and raw desserts, our meals are always nurturing and loving to your body, soul, and of course your taste-buds! Rawthentic believes if you implement a nutritious, sustainable, gourmet ‘living food’ lifestyle you never have to compromise on taste or enjoyment.

Rawthentic Eatery Victoria & Courtenay

Rawthentic Eateries in Victoria and Courtenay are raw, vegan, gluten & dairy free. Fuel up with delicious nutrient-dense juices or smoothies. Enjoy mouth-watering salads, wraps and bowls that leave you healthier than when you came in, then finish off with one of their guilt-free desserts! Rawthentic is dedicated to meeting our allergic, gluten-free and food-intolerant needs. All dried fruit, seeds and nuts are sourced to be gluten free. Only gluten-free oat flour is used in baking.

VIEW RAWTHENTIC’S MENU HERE or scroll down.

  • ON THE RUN? Choose from a variety of dishes made fresh daily ready-to-go to make your trip into Rawthentic faster. REAL! FOOD! FAST!

Click here to learn about Rawthentic Eatery’s Bulk Grocery Program (scroll down for poster)
Shop Rawthentic’s Online Store for Victoria • Shop Rawthentic’s Online Store for Courtenay
Visit Rawthentic in Courtenay • Visit Rawthentic in Victoria
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Rawthentic’s Back Story

“Since 2010 Rawthentic Eatery has been offering Vancouver Island an opportunity to experience true health by serving vegan food that is affordable, accessible and enjoyable. We believe if you implement a nutritious, sustainable, gourmet ‘living food’ lifestyle you never have to compromise on taste or enjoyment. From smoothies with super foods and super herbs, freshly made dishes and raw desserts, our meals are always nurturing and loving to your body, soul and of course your taste-buds!”

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Rawthentic Facts

Rawthentic Smoothie Boosters

  • Everything is made fresh in house with real food … no fillers, preservatives or refined food.
  • Sauces are made fresh every day using nuts, seeds, cold pressed olive oil and hemp as their base.
  • Wraps are made in-house, dehydrated at 115˚ to keep enzymes alive and made with only ground flax and vegetables.
  • Rawthentic’s  almond mylk is made fresh every day.
  • Most of the to-go containers, straws, cutlery are made with corn so they are biodegradable.
  • Apple juice is cold pressed and unpasteurized – in other words, juiced right off the tree.
  • Rawthentic smoothie boosters are real, unprocessed super foods: chia (perfect anti-oxidant and intestinal cleanser), hemp hearts (big protein boost), goji (anti-oxidant and high in protein), acai (high anti-oxidant and energy boost), maca (energy boost)

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Rawthentic caters …. click to learn more

Rawthentic Caters

  •  Count on Rawthentic’s raw food catering service for your important occasion – social or business – for up to 200 guests for weddings, birthdays, dinner parties and corporate events. See what our inspiring, healthy, eye-catching raw food can bring to your event from wedding and birthday cakes or any other raw delight that you can think of!  Get in touch with their knowledgeable raw food experts. Learn more …

About the Owner

  • Not only is Bill Hadikin the owner of Rawthentic – he’s their best customer. He has been enjoying vegan raw food since 2004 when he went through a personal journey discovering health in his life. He lost over 50lbs of weight in the process while feeling amazing. “Don’t just eat it ‘cause it tastes good … learn why it is good for you at the same time.” Learn more …

Rawthentic Smoothies

Rawthentic Smoothies

  • ANTI-OXIDANT
    • Coconut Water, Acai, Goji, Chia, Dates, Spinach, Blueberries, Lemon
  • GLOWING GODDESS
    • Apple Juice, Hemp, Dates, Banana, Vanilla, Sour Cherry, Raspberries
  • KALE’licious
    • Apple Juice, Dates, Pear, Kale, Ginger,Raspberry
  • ZENERGY
    • Coconut Water, Spirulina, Chia, Hemp, Dates, Spinach, Blueberries
  • ENERGY LOAD
    • Carrot Juice Blackberry, Hemp, Vanilla, Dates, Banana
  • MANGO LIME ZINGER
    • Apple Juice, Dates, Banana, Mango, Spinach, Lime, Ginger

Rawthentic Juices

Rawthentic Juices

  • BEET TREAT
    • Beets, Carrot, Apple, Ginger, Lemon
  • “C” PLUS
    • Orange, Lemon, Apple, Ginger, Turmeric
  • GREEN & CLEAN
    • Kale, Cukes, Celery, Ginger, Apple, Lemon

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  • SKINNY DIP
    • Apple, Pear, Lemon, Ginger
  • WHEATGRASS COCKTAIL
    • Apple, Carrot, Wheatgrass
    • Add Kambucha to any juice for free!
  • KAMBUCHA-ON-TAP

Rawthentic Salads

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  • MEDITERANEAN QUINOA SALAD
    • Quinoa, spinach, tomatoes, Kalamata olives beets, peppers, balsamic vinaigrette
  • CHIC’UN CAEZAR SALAD
    • Romaine, Chic`un` patty, caezar dressing, brazil nut parm and garlic bread
  • CLEANSE SALAD
    • Spring Mix, carrots, beets, tomatoes, cukes, peppers, sprouts, hemp, Balsamic dressing
  • PAD THAI SALAD
    • Zucchini and kelp noodles, almonds, greens cashews, peppers, almond Thai dressing
  • TACO SALAD
    • Romaine, mixed hemp dressing, tomato, pepper, falafel, nacho nut cheese, olives
  • BUILD YOUR OWN BASIC SALAD
    • Base, 3 toppings and dressing of choice

Rawthentic Wraps
Rawthentic Wraps

  • CLASSIC WRAP
    • Falafel, beet, carrot, sprout, spring mix, cashew hummus, mixed dressing
  • AVOCADO SANDWICH WRAP
    • Creamy cashew dill dressing, cucumbers, tomato, sprout, spring mix, avocado, salt, pepper, cayenne
  • CHIPOTLE BURRITO WRAP
    • Romaine, Chipotle veggies, peppers, brown basmati rice tomato, and pumpkin taco meat spread
  • PESTO CHIC’UN WRAP
    • Pesto, sundried tomato, chic’un’ patty, cucumbers, spring mix, Caesar dressing
  • GREEK WRAP
    • Wrap, Tzatziki, quinoa, falafel, tomato, spinach, olives, cucumbers, peppers
  • CURRY WRAP
    • Creamy dill, brown basmati rice, falafel ball, spinach, marinated veggies, curry sauce, tomatoes

Rawthentic Bowls
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  • GLORY BOWL
    • Basmati, spring mix, peppers, tomatoes, carrots, beets, sprouts, sesame dressing
  • CURRY BOWL
    • Basmati rice, spring mix, curry veggies, tomatoes, carrots, curry sauce, Creamy Dill Kale chip crumble
  • CLEANSE SALAD
    • Spring Mix, carrots, beets, tomatoes, cukes, peppers, sprouts, hemp, Balsamic dressing
  • TERIYAKI CHIC’UN BOWL
    • Basmati rice, Chic’un patty, spring mix, teriyaki veggies, teriyaki dressing, carrots, red peppers, sesame seeds
  • CHIPOTLE AVOCADO BOWL
    • Basmati rice, romaine, chipotle veggies, Chipotle sauce, avocado, tomatoes, carrots, kale chip crumble
  • PORTABELLA PESTO PASTA BOWL
    • Zucchini noodles, walnut meatballs, tomatoes walnut pesto, spinach, brazil nut parm, chives

Rawthentic Desserts! Let the pictures speak for themselves! 

Rawthentic Desserts

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JD’s Sunshine Jams & Such @ Langford Legion Night Market
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

JDs sunshine jams DThe Langford Legion Night Market is back in session! Join them on the 3rd Wednesday of September, October, November & December from 6:00-9:00pm for an evening of shopping, delicious food and special gluten-free guests:

JD’s Sunshine Jams & Such

New – Sea Cider Jellies! Sample them today!

• Snake Bite is Sea Cider Brambleberry with Gluten Free Forager Beer
• Pippins Jelly is Sea Cider Pippins with Disaronno
• Caramel Apple Funtini is Sea Cider Kings and Spies with Butterscotch Schnapps
• Savoury Rumrunner is Sea Cider Rumrunner with Dark Rum
• Blue Hawaiian is pineapple juice with Coconut Rum and Curacao 

From their hobby farm near the Sooke Pot Holes on Vancouver Island,  Janice and Danny Willis turn the fruits and vegetables from their garden into more than 130 gluten-free products. Sun-ripened and grown without the use of chemicals, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and haskap berries are transformed into succulent jams, jellies and sauces from Janice’s family recipes.  As Danny harvests successive crops of corn, tomatoes, hot peppers, beets, peas, beans, carrots, lettuce, cucumbers, asparagus, rhubarb, zucchini, Janice creates a potpourri of chutneys, pickles, relish and vinegars. Their flavourful, always gluten-free creations are sought after at  farmer’s markets throughout the region – and by fans around the world. Look for their brightly coloured display! Learn more about JD’s Sunshine Jams & Such …

Keep up with JD’s Sunshine Jams & Such at Sooke’s Thursday Market, Metchosin’s Farmer’s Market, Goldstream Farmer’s Market, Buccaneer Days in Esquimalt and more. See JD’s Sunshine Jams & Such Market Schedule

NOTE: JD’s Market Table is Gluten-Free! Only Kinnikinnick Gluten-Free Bread & Glutino’s Gluten-Free Crackers are used for sampling purposes. 


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Danny & Janice Willis

Testimonials

  • “Fantastic products, such unique flavors. Impressed how professionally everything is done by J&D. Thanks for the great job of sending your products to my sister in New Zealand. Their guests enjoyed the first “tastings” of your products….along with some wine of course!”
  • “Onion marmalade, veggies antipasto & peach Melba jam are my favs!!”
  • “My Sweet Picante (Red Pepper Jelly) is now a staple in our house this time of year. We ordered several jars the other day and it was delivered to our doorstep that same day! It was as usual, nothing shy of perfection! Amazing customer service too! Love it.”

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All JD’s Sunshine Jams & Such products are Gluten-Free* and MSG-free

JD’s Sunshine Jams & Such Products

  • Basil Marinara Sauce
  • Beet Relish
  • Black Forest Sauce w/chocolate liqueur & cherries
  • Blueberry Relish w/blueberry, cranberry & habanera
  • Brandied Peaches
  • Cauli-Cuke Relish  
  • Chilli Blue Papaya Chutney w/rum flavouring
  • Corn Relish
  • Creole Sauce
  • Dilly Relish
  • Devil’s Breath Salsa w/tomato, hot pepper & minimal sugar
  • Green Tomato Chutney
  • Helluva Jalapeno Jelly
  • Hot Fuzz BBQ w/peach BBQ & habanera
  • James Peachy Keen Hot Sauce
  • Lavender Wine Jelly w/white wine
  • Morning Glory Jam w/peaches, pears, oranges, lemon & apples
  • Mango Madness Jam
  • Mucho Caliente w/six peppers (hot!)
  • Peaches & Scream BBQ Sauce w/peach BBQ sauce,  habanera & Bourbon
  • Pico de Gallo Salsa w/tomato,  cucumber, pepper & no sugar
  • Pina Colada Sauce w/pineapple with coconut rum
  • Plum Crazy BBQ Sauce
  • Pizza Sauce (no sugar)
  • Raspberry Green Tea Jelly
  • Roasted Garlic Jelly
  • Salsa Verde w/green tomato, minimal sugar
  • Sangria Jelly w/ red wine and Cointreau
  • Scotch Ginger Marmalade w/scotch flavouring
  • Thai Basil Lemon Jelly w/lemon, honey, thai basil
  • Tomato-Ancho Sauce
  • Tropical Fruit Salsa w/honey (spicy)
  • Wild Berry Pomegranate Jelly

Products that may contain dairy

  • Banana Daiquiri Jam w/rum flavouring (seasonal)
  • Blackberry Jam
  • Blueberry Jam
  • Buccaneer Strawberry Jam w/rum flavouring
  • Bumbleberry Jam w/raspberries, blackberries & blueberries
  • Golden Sunrise Jam w/apricot & pineapple
  • ‘K’ Berry  Jam w/ strawberry & banana
  • Love Apple Jelly
  • My Sweet Picante Jelly w/red pepper
  • Onion Marmalade

Products that may contain dairy (cont)

  • Peach Melba Jam
  • Persian Sunrise Jam – Golden Sunrise w/curry
  • Raspberry Jam
  • Raspberry Sambuca Jelly w/ sambuca flavouring
  • Rhubarb Jam
  • Strawberry Jam w/strawberries grown in Sooke
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Jam
  • Tandoori Curry Sauce

Products that may contain cinnamon

  • Beet Ginger Vinegar
  • Beet Pickles
  • Bitter Melon Relish
  • Bread n Butter Pickles
  • Carrot Cake Jam w/carrots, pears & pineapple
  • Chipotle Abodo w/honey
  • Crabapple Butter
  • Dilly Beans
  • Dilly Carrots
  • Hamburger Relish
  • Hawaiian Ninja w/Bhut Jokolia (ghost peppers)
  • Hot Pickled Beans
  • Hot Pickled Garlic
  • Hot Pickled Carrots
  • Mango Chutney
  • Rhubarb Relish
  • Sweet Mustard Pickles
  • Vindaloo Bites Curried Pickles

Products that may contain dairy & cinnamon

  • Pumpkin Butter (seasonal)

Diabetic-Friendly

  • Raspberry X Light – with Xylitol
  • Blackberry X Light – with Xylitol
  • Strawberry-Apple X Light – with Xylitol
  • Note: jams made with Xylitol have a shorter shelf life

Vinegars

  • Blackberry
  • Blueberry-Plum
  • Edson’s Third Degree Burn
  • Herb (no sugar)
  • Mango-Ginger
  • Pomegranate
  • Raspberry
  • Strawberry Citrus
  • Thai Alarm Fire

JDs sunshine jams AJD’s Sunshine Jams & Such – The Back Story

For more than thirty years, Janice followed and supported her husband, Danny while he served as an RCMP officer across Saskatchewan and British Columbia. In 2014, they chose to settle in the community of Sooke and explore what they could make of their ‘retirement’ years.

As it happened, in June of that year,  their son James was working for a chef in downtown Victoria who was searching for ‘locally-made’ jams to serve during High Tea. He wanted something that would outshine the competition. In short order,  Janice stepped up to provide the eight jams and two vinegars she had been making for years from family recipes. Soon enough, she began selling in Artisan’s Lane to passengers from the Coho and Clipper ferries and tourists from around the globe. Three years later, she and Danny have turned their retirement into a full-time, full-scale labour of love!

It was important to Janice that her products be enjoyed by customers following a gluten-free diet. Janice attributes her regained health to her 100% gluten-free diet after years of struggling with a host of auto-immune disorders. Not only does she love sharing celiac-friendly wares at farmer’s markets, she loves to share her journey with others who are seeking to improve their health through fresh, locally-grown whole food

Janice is keen to learn more! If you have an heirloom recipe that you can offer Janice, she will gladly repay with a jar of her very best strawberry jam!

  • *All JD’s Sunshine James & Such products are gluten-free with the exception of Mocha Stout Jelly  & Pothole Jelly
  • *PREPARED IN A KITCHEN THAT IS NOT INSPECTED BY A REGULATORY AUTHORITY

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Gluten-Free FAQs

What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease occurs in individuals with a genetic predisposition for making antibodies to gluten. When gluten protein – found in wheat, barley and rye – is ingested, autoimmune antibodies not only attack the gluten, they also damage the lining of the small intestine. Symptoms may include digestive pain, constipation, diarrhea and fatigue. The resulting malabsortion of nutrients can lead to slowed growth and development in children and anemia, osteoporosis and fertility issues in adults. Untreated celiacs are also at an increased risk of developing digestive cancers and other autoimmune diseases. The only treatment is a strict gluten-free diet for life. The world-wide incidence of Celiac disease is estimated at 1 in 100. Of the number of people with Celiac disease in Canada, less than 5% will be properly diagnosed in their lifetimes despite the existence of a simple, prescreening blood test. Learn more …

Is there a test for Celiac disease?

Yes! There are two pre-screening blood tests that can determine whether your body makes the antibodies that are associated with Celiac disease:

  • tTg: IgA anti-transglutaminase antibody test
  • Total Serum IgA

While these blood tests are very sensitive, they are not 100% accurate. If the tTg test is positive or the IgA test shows a deficiency, a duodenal biopsy is required to make a diagnosis. Collected under mild sedation, evidence of damage to the lining of the small intestine is definitive proof of Celiac disease.

*Blood tests and intestinal biopsies are diagnostic services that are provided at no charge to residents of British Columbia. See Medical Services Plan.

Ask to be tested if you have unexplained iron deficiency, osteoporosis, brittle type 1 DM, a family history of Celiac disease, have experienced 3 months of frequent diarrhea, weight loss, dairy intolerance or exceptional gas and bloating. Learn more …

Can I be diagnosed if I’ve already gone gluten free?

It is essential that prescreening blood tests and the biopsy be performed while a person is consuming gluten in order to measure the antibodies associated with the disease and observe associated damage to the small intestine. Test results may appear falsely negative if gluten has already been removed from the diet.

Adults should consume 10 grams of gluten (4 slices of bread or equivalent) for at least 1 month prior to testing. Children should consume 5 grams of gluten (2 slices of bread or equivalent).

It may take 2-3 months on a gluten challenge to turn the tTg and biopsy positive. Because it can be very uncomfortable to reintroduce gluten to one’s diet – the gluten challenge is truly a challenge – consult your medical care provider about being prescreened for CD BEFORE choosing to go gluten free. Learn more …

Can I view my test results online?

Yes! My e-health  offers a fast and secure method for patients to receive their results electronically. As soon as results are released from the performing lab, they’re available online in my ehealth. A variety of secure technologies and procedures to help protect your information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. My ehealth is a free service available to residents of British Columbia registered with the Medical Services Plan and is available in 4 languages. Learn more …

What is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity?

Individuals with Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS) experience digestive symptoms that are similar to those experienced by individuals with Celiac disease. Like celiacs, their symptoms improve when gluten is eliminated from their diet. Unlike celiacs, their bodies do not create antibodies to gluten, nor do they exhibit the damage to the small intestine that is the hallmark of Celiac disease. People with NCGS are at no greater risk of developing additional autoimmune conditions or digestive cancers. At the moment, there are no tests that can prove whether one has NCGS. A diagnosis of NCGS can be made when tests for Celiac disease are negative. It is estimated NCGS affects 6-10% of the population. Learn more …

Dermatitis Herpetiformis – Little Sister to Celiac Disease

Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH) is an inherited autoimmune disease of the skin marked by groups of watery, itchy blisters. Like Celiac disease, ingesting gluten triggers an immune system response that deposits inflammatory lgA antibodies under the top layer of skin.

The lgA deposits result in eruptions similar to the beginning of a pimple. This painfully itchy rash may progress to red, raised patches of skin that develop into small, watery blisters. The itching and burning of the eruptions are severe and the urge to scratch them is intense. Eruptions commonly occur on pressure points – around the elbows, the front of the knees, the buttocks, back, shoulders, face, and scalp and typically occur on both sides of the body. Sixty percent of those diagnosed are men and the most common ages at diagnosis are between 15 and 40 years old.

A small biopsy of unaffected skin, next to an eruption that reveals the presence of IgA deposits confirms a diagnosis of DH. A strict gluten-free diet for life is the only treatment, but the diet should only be started once a diagnosis has been made. The medication Dapsone may be prescribed to ease symptoms until the gluten-free diet reduces the severity and frequency of eruptions. Learn more …

Why can’t I just go gluten free?

Knowing whether or not you have a chronic autoimmune disorder is important to your future health and the health of your family. There may be a price for choosing not to know.

• Screening for Celiac disease is free in British Columbia
• Blood samples can be collected at your local out patient laboratory
• A diagnosis will tell you how strict your diet needs to be
• In conjunction with a lifelong commitment to the diet,  health complications may be reduced
• Your doctor can better monitor your health for other autoimmune disorders
• Celiac disease is genetic. A diagnosis confirms for your family that they may also be at risk
• Familial screening provides an early diagnosis for those with latent (asymptomatic) Celiac disease
• A diagnosis offers eligibility for future therapies that require a definitive diagnosis
• You may qualify for a Medical Expense Tax Credit
• If Celiac disease is ruled out, your doctor can proceed to test you for other disease(s)
• You can save money on gluten-free food if celiac disease is ruled out! Learn more …