On Episode 200 of ‘A Canadian Celiac Podcast,’ Sue handed over her ‘host microphone’ to Ellen Bayens of theceliacscene.com to share questions and comments from the very many people she has interviewed in the past almost 4 years. It is a salute as much as a trip down memory lane. Get to know Sue in a whole new way! Did you know?
- Sue and her daughter were diagnosed with celiac disease more than 20 years ago
- Sue is an active volunteer with Kingston Chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association
- Operated a 100% gluten-free bakery in Kingston
- Hosted a Gluten-Free Baking Show
- Operated a celiac kids’ summer camp
- Has founded a NEW business: celiackidstuff.com
Who & What Was Asked!
- WHO: Christa Debusky, President of the Manitoba Chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association
- COMMENT: “The Manitoba Chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association at our November board meeting unanimously agreed to acknowledge the hard work Sue Jennett does for the Celiac Community across Canada and to congratulate her on her 200th episode of A Canadian Celiac Podcast! We have had the recent pleasure of working with her with regards to the need for gluten free foods at the food banks. She is a champion for bringing awareness to those living with Celiac Disease in Canada and her podcasts are a consistently terrific educational resource. Thank you again SUE!!”
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- WHO: Taleen Benson, instagram blogger Just As Tasty was interviewed for Podcast 199. After her husband was diagnosed with a condition that required a gluten-free, egg-free diet, she turned her blog into a cookbook called, “Just as Tasty, Gluten-free and Eggless Baking Through the Seasons,” available for purchase on Amazon. Listen to the podcast here!
- QUESTION: “Sue has worked on many exciting projects, between doing the cooking show, managing her site, and her podcast. What’s next on the horizon and what are some of her big goals for 2022?”
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- WHO: Howard Selig of Valley Flax Flour Mixes has formulated several gluten-free baking mixes, some of which only require the addition of water! Colleague, Salene Pyke speaks to the products they sell and how to enjoy free shipping. Listen to the podcast here.
- COMMENT: “Sue, you are amazing. Salene and I felt so relaxed during our discussion with you we both just said WOW after we were finished. Happy 200th!”
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- WHO: Marina Michaelides from Kinnikinnick appeared with Julie Greene of the Canadian Celiac Association appeared on Episode 187 about Kinnikinnick’s 30th Birthday Party and its support of the CCA’s Growing Up Celiac Book initiative. Listen to the podcast here!
- COMMENT: “Sue certainly is a warrior for us all and a fire-hydrant of inspiration. I would like to know what makes her laughs hardest…or a story when she laughed so hard…XYZ happened…?”
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- WHO: Dr. Jenny Suneby Jagers PhD, Medical Science Liaison at AstraZeneca, Respiratory and Immunology for BC and Edmonton. On Episode 160. Dr. Jagers recounted her time before diagnosis and the varied symptoms that led to confusion and even a negative test for celiac disease. The real story begins after her diagnosis. Listen to the Podcast Here!
- COMMENT: “Sue deserves all this praise and celebration on the occasion of her 20oth episode. My compliments. Sue, you are energetic in your conversations, intentional in your questions, thoughtful with your responses and insightful in your commentary.”
- QUESTION: “When did you realize these amazing qualities in yourself and decide to put them out into the world?? Aka: your voice is so needed and appreciated, how did you decide to start this podcast, and as you reflect back, what have been the biggest take always to sharing your voice?”
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- WHO: Sherry Scheideman, a Registered Clinical Counsellor with Celiac Disease, spoke with Sue on Episode 7 about about coping with many of the mental and social aspects that go along with a diagnosis. Sherry gives us some great coping strategies. Listen to the podcast here. On Episode 118, Sherry talked with Sue about Coping with Emotions During the COVID Crisis and the stress and anxiety we may be feeling about food, meals, routines and everything else happening with our new “normal.” Sherry shows us how to identify emotions and meet them head on. Sherry works ‘virtually’ with clients anywhere in Canada. Listen to the podcast here! SEE sherrycounsellor.com
- QUESTION: “Which of your podcasts do you feel best about, and why?”
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- WHO: Dr. Melissa Ing, a CDCA ( Commission on Dental Competency Assessments ) WREBs licensing board examiner, dental consultant and Chair-Elect with the American Dental Education Association Section of Operative Dentistry and Biomaterials spoke to Sue on Episode 106 about educating dental professionals about the relationship between celiac disease and oral health. Listen to the podcast here!
- Dr. Ing also appeared along with Djenane Lemaire and Miranda Boynton on Podcast 189 to discuss their research and poster project about testing common materials used in dental offices for gluten. The testing included soaps, hand lotions and materials that went directly into a patient’s mouth. The news is good! The poster was awarded second place in a large competition and being chosen for presentation at a major dental conference. Listen to the podcast here.
- COMMENT: “Sue has enlightened the general public on how important it is for all of us to understand the connection of autoimmune diseases to the oral cavity and celiac is a prime example. We are still seeking answers but getting closer all the time. Thanks for making the world more aware of the mouth to body connection by having me on the podcasts. The more awareness we spread, the faster we will be to diagnoses, better treatment plans for patients, and ultimate better quality of life.”
- Click to listen at 23′ 45″
- WHO: Hayley Repton, Producer of “Glutened – The Film,” spoke with Sue on Podcast 159 about her fast-paced look at a young woman’s rollercoaster journey after her celiac diagnosis; how her life changes and how she comes to terms with the many aspects of her new lifestyle – all in 8 minutes. Listen to the Podcast Here! • Watch the film here!
- COMMENT: “Sue is a great advocate in the celiac world and she has helped a lot of people as well as raising awareness.”
- QUESTION: “What does she hope for the future in terms of the general populations knowledge and understanding of the autoimmune disease? Does she think it will be talked about more and more and as a result, reduce misconceptions?”
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- WHO: Ashley Gismondi, known as the Gluten-Free Queen, writes a personal blog out of Toronto, Celiac & the Six about the Celiac Foodie Life, Home, Travel + Motherhood. Ashley chats with Sue on Episode 62 about cooking with Italian favourites ‘Nonna / Grandmother’ as a young child and they can be easily adapted to gluten free. Listen to the podcast here.
- COMMENT: “Sue, thank you for all your hard work in the celiac community. So happy to have had the pleasure to both record with you and meet you in person at Gluten Free Garage!”
QUESTION: “I wanted to know what gluten free treat she hasn’t yet mastered but would love to learn how to make.”
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- WHO: Carmen Rupp-Eke,a volunteer with the Ottawa Chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association, spoke with Sue on Episode 189 about organizing a very special sleep-away camp complete with food that was prepared and served strictly gluten free. Carmen’s daughters attended Camp Davern near Maberly, Ontario, along with some of their friends. Rosie, the daughter with celiac disease, shares what she enjoyed about camp, the activities and the meals. Listen to the podcast here!
- COMMENT: “Meeting Sue has been incredible. She has a “anything can be done” attitude and has supported the idea of Camp Celiac wholeheartedly. She is an excellent GF baker, a resourceful social media personnel and a lovely friend. Congratulations on this milestone!!”
- Click to listen at 38′ 0″
- WHO: Janet Bolton, spoke with Sue, just as she took on the role of President of Canadian Celiac Association. On Episode 138, they explored the new direction of the CCA and what the CCA is focusing on to benefit those with celiac disease or a gluten-related conditions. Janet also shares her family’s celiac story. Listen to the podcast here!
- COMMENT: “I was so pleased to read that you are honouring Sue Jennett. Sue is an incredibly committed volunteer. She goes out of her way to help people. She and her daughter even took the time to meet with my daughter locally, in Kingston, when she was at university there. They provided all sorts of advice to her about navigating the Kingston food scene with celiac disease. Sue also provided my daughter and husband (both have celiac disease) with dining advice for a trip to Bermuda.”
- QUESTION: “As a longtime volunteer doing so much, how have managed keep your energy and enthusiasm going for so long? Particularly through the pandemic… what is your secret?”
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- WHO: Deanna, Sue’s celiac daughter, spoke with Sue on 3 occasions!
- On Episode 35, A Daughter’s Celiac Journey – Sue’s daughter, Deanna was diagnosed with Celiac disease just before her fifth birthday. She is now in her mid-twenties and seemingly well adjusted to the gluten free lifestyle. This interview is an attempt to look at growing up gluten free as a retrospective on how she viewed her life differently because of celiac disease and the gluten free diet. Listen to the podcast here.
- On Episode 61, they discussed Claiming the Tax Credit for Gluten-Free Food – In Canada, a celiac can make a claim on their taxes for the extra expense of gluten-free food. The subject sounds simple enough, but as we find out, the Canada Revenue Agency has made the process laborious with very little positive effect on your tax return. For a professional perspective, Sue speaks with her daughter, Deanna, who is an accountant and has worked with taxes for years. Listen to the podcast here.
- Is ordering a drink on a summer patio now going to add another layer of difficulty for us? Sue speaks her daughter Deanna regarding a curious question she posed about newly launched seltzer drinks appearing in the beer stores in Ontario. Listen to the podcast here.
- QUESTION: “What prompted you to start a podcast?”
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- WHO: Cinde Little, Everyday Gluten Free Gourmet food blogger and recipe developer, has pivoted her in-person baking and cooking classed to a convenient, online format. She has appeared on Sue’s podcast 11 times! See below.
- COMMENT: “I so admire you as a home cook and avid baker!”
- QUESTION: “What was your worst kitchen disaster ever?” “What do you recall being the biggest challenge with cooking in your first year of the gluten free diet?”
- Click to listen at 53′ 45″
Cinde’s Podcast Appearances!
- Episode 43 – Baking Gluten Free Cookies
- Episode 46 – Food Blogger Cinde Little
- Episode 86 – Summer Cooking Gluten Free
- Episode 101 – What’s a Food Bowl and Is It Gluten Free
- Episode 108 – The Magic of Gluten Free Flours
- Episode 116 – When In Doubt Bake Muffins
- Episode 142 – Holiday Cooking and Baking
- Episode 151 – Gluten Free Flour Blends and How to Use Them
- Episode 181 – Gluten Free Baking Tips
- Episode 185 – HEALTHY ME Lifestyle Course
- Episode 193 – Pumpkin Spice
- WHO: Tabitha operates a Gluten-free lifestyle account called Gluten_Free_Canada. She spoke with Sue on Episode 165 about the reasons that she started her instagram account and what her best food finds have been. Listen to the podcast here!
- COMMENT: “First off, I’m so grateful for Sue in leading the way through her podcast for those with Celiac in Canada! Her knowledge and skill is invaluable!”
QUESTION: “What does she do to prevent a cheat meal/snack? Is it a thought process or is it having snacks in place, etc? How can we prevent those moments we want to cheat?!”
- Click to listen at 60′ 0″
- WHO: Julie Greene, Manager, Marketing & Sponsorships, Canadian Celiac Association spoke with Sue on Episode 186 about ‘Step Up for Team Celiac’ and the upcoming virtual CCA conference. Listen to the podcast here.
- WHAT: “Looking back, what were the symptoms that led to your diagnosis? At what age were you diagnosed? What advice would you give a newly diagnosed person with celiac disease?”
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- WHO: Dr. Dan Leffler, the Director of Research at the Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the Director of Quality Improvement for the Division of Gastroenterology at BIDMC and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School spoke with Sue on Episode 85 in regard to the State of Celiac Event held by the Canadian Celiac Association in May of 2019. It was an opportunity for researchers, food producers, physicians and dietitians to present their work to each other, network, and advance the interests of those with celiac disease. Listen to the podcast here.
- COMMENT: “Congratulations to Sue!”
- QUESTION: “What are some of the most interesting things you have learned through doing your podcast?”
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- WHO: Michael Marshall, Co-Founder, CEO Only Oats, Head of Purity Protocol Platform. Mike gave Sue the scoop on the new products in the works using their trusted oat source. Listen to the Podcast 79 here.
- COMMENT: “Congratulations on her successful podcast and all of her gluten-free endeavors, both in business and as an advocate.”
QUESTION: “Sue, you’ve accomplished so much for and with the Celiac community. Of all the many things, what is the one thing that you’re most proud of?”
- Click to listen at 1 hour 17′ 0″
- WHO: Mia Kennedy, is a guest contributor to theceliacscene.com. On Episode 126, Mia spoke to Sue about living with celiac disease as a teen and now, a twenty-something university student. She shares the goods on living a young and happy gluten-free life – starting with dating! Listen to the podcast here.
- COMMENT: “A huge congratulations to Sue for me, that is an incredible accomplishment and speaks to what an incredible podcaster and Celiac advocate she is :)”
- QUESTIONS: “What is the best gluten free meal you’ve had? What are your ‘desert island gluten free goodies’ (foods you’d happily eat forever?) What is a gluten-free life hack you can’t live without?”
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- WHO: Michael Frolichstein & Cam Weinar from The Celiac Project Podcast just recorded their 300th episode! Sue interviewed Mike & Cam on Podcast 157 from ‘The Celiac Project Podcast: 2 Guys Talking Gluten Free’ about their diagnosis stories and what motivated them to start podcasting. Listen to the podcast here.
- COMMENT: “So excited for Sue and her 200th I know how much work it takes to keep a podcast going so long! All the best!!!”
QUESTION: “As a fellow podcaster, what is it about podcasting that keeps you coming back episode after episode and how do you find your guests?”
- Click to listen at 1 hour, 28′ 29″
- WHO: Ronni Pustil is the organizer of the Gluten Free Garage pop-up vendor show that takes place at Artscape Wychwood Barns in Toronto. On Episode 19, they discuss what it takes to stage what has become a very popular annual event. Listen to the podcast here. On Episode 21, Sue has recorded the voices and opinions of people who attended Ronni’s on May 27, 2018. Listen to the podcast here.
- COMMENT: “I would like to congratulate and thank Sue for spreading awareness about celiac and keeping people with the disease informed on such a wide range of topics. I know how much work goes into them from having the idea to doing the interview to editing.”
QUESTION: “What work goes into interviewing and editing a podcast?”
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- WHO: Beau Bristow, Picknic Restaurant App – On Episode 194, Beau shared his journey of feeling unwell and how trialing the keto diet lead to his diagnosis of Celiac disease. With his health resolving, Beau developed the Picknic Restaurant App to help gluten-free diners find restaurants that understand and follow the procedures that gluten-free and food-sensitive diners need. Listen to the podcast here!
- QUESTION: “As a professional baker, I wonder if there are any baked goods that are actually better (taste, consistency, etc.) when gluten-free?”
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- WHO: Samantha Jansen Maloney, or Sam Malone, known as ‘One Dark Blonde’ on Instagram, the a happiness project! She shares things that make her happy, mostly delicious food because she loves to cook. It shows where her travels take her and finally, her favourite gluten-free finds. Samantha spoke with Sue on Episode 177 about preparing and safely eating a gluten-free diet, while living in a household that eats gluten. Listen to the podcast here! She also spoke with Sue on Episode 119 on how to stretch your GF dollar. Listen to the podcast here! Samantha used to operate a gluten-free bakery herself, Bez Gluten-Free in Ottawa.
- QUESTION: “What is something you love (to eat), but never make because it takes too long to make?”
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- WHO: Keri Adams, Stella’s Perogies trialed her autistic son on a gluten-free diet in hopes of enhancing his development. Not only did she notice a positive difference, it prompted her to start a whole gluten-free company! Keri developed a recipe and method for making perogies on a grand scale. www.stellasperogies.com was born. Located in Lacombe, Alberta, Stella’s now produces 15,000 perogies a day! Listen to the podcast 98 here!
- COMMENT: “Wowzers! 200 already! that’s crazy! Sue is an absolute trail blazer and a strong resource for the Celiac community & beyond. She has dedicated years if not decades to supporting others through their journey. The wealth of knowledge she so humbly shares with others has been a true blessing for many! Congratulations on your 200th episode, Sue!”
- Click to listen at 1 hour, 43′ 49″
- WHO: Lisa Rigney, Program Coordinator, Edmonton Chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association spoke with Sue on Episode 180 & 183 about Coping with her Child’s Diagnosis. She shared that a child’s celiac disease diagnosis becomes a diagnosis for the entire family. Lisa identified the resources she found after her daughter was diagnosed and offers links to those she found most helpful. Listen to podcast 180 (Part 1) here. Listen to the podcast 183 (Part 2) here.
- COMMENT: “I had the pleasure of interviewing Sue for our newsletter “The Edmonton Celiac Circular” earlier this year as part of celebrating celiac advocates from coast to coast. Sue is a very impressive lady – exceptionally knowledgeable and entrepreneurial – the proof is in the gluten free pudding – from baker to podcaster to setting up a new business this year. She is a very inspirational lady – congratulations to Sue on her 200th episode.”
- QUESTIONS: “There are a number of research projects currently underway looking to alter the treatment of celiac disease from a strict gluten free diet for life to a possible pill. If/when this becomes available do you see yourself going down this road or continuing with the gluten free diet you have mastered at this point?”
- Click to listen at 1 hour, 51′ 20″
- WHO: Michelle of Michelle’s Gluten-Free Kitchen of MGFKitchen is a Gluten-Free Baker & Blogger who weighs in on Celiac Disease, IBS, Asthma, GERD and Ogilvie Syndrome.
- COMMENT: “I don’t know Sue personally, but I do know about Celiac Kid Stuff, which I think is an amazing resource for parents with children who have Celiac Disease, or NCGS. Having that extra bit of safety for children with the stickers and wrist bands is something that can be invaluable. Many children suffer with anxiety about food, so having clearly marked items is so incredibly helpful. Thank you for all you do, Sue. You’re someone in the Celiac community that I hope to get to know better!”
- Click to listen at 1 hour, 56′ 0″
FINAL SALUTE to SUE by Melissa Secord, Executive Director of the Canadian Celiac Association.
Thank you, Sue!
- A Canadian Celiac Podcast explores information, research, lifestyle issues and personal stories of individuals who have celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity. The host, Sue Jennett accesses the prominent minds and personalities in the celiac/gluten free community across Canada. Sue counts more than 20 years since both she and her daughter have been diagnosed with celiac disease. During that time, Sue has operated a gluten-free bakery, run a celiac kids camp, and produced and hosted a gluten-free baking show on cable TV in Ontario. Join Sue’s weekly conversations, as she delves into all things celiac and gluten free.
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- Eating gluten free and trying to lose weight or just managing weight is a challenge. Sue Jennett and her co-hosts are all on different weight loss/management journeys with one thing in common – they are all committed to a gluten-free diet. Each week Sue will be checking in with her co-hosts about their individual journeys. Hopefully their successes and stumbles resonate with you, entertain you, provide you with ideas and and give you strength to continue on your own gluten-free journey to control your weight on a not-so-easy diet. Listen to the Introductory Trailer Here.