The Celiac Scene E-News | December 2019

 The Celiac Scene e-News – Christmas Edition!
Your Gluten-Free Guide to Victoria, Vancouver Island & the Gulf Islands

Christmas Shopping • Gift Ideas • Entertaining • Craft Fairs 

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Celiac Scene Empress LogoNews from The Celiac Scene

•    How to Handle the Holidays
•    11 Things that Celiacs Do That ‘Seem’ High Maintenance, But Are Not
•    Study Suggests Gluten-Free Diet Does Not Help Autistic Children
•   Atopic Dermatitis and Celiac Disease – Are They Connected?

Podcasts:  Topics that Matter to the Gluten-Free

•   What Are Food Bowls & Are They Gluten Free?
•   Catching Up with the CCA
•   Celiac Scene November Round Up

Our Favourite Gluten-Free Products and Services

•    Victoria! Order Benjamin’s Bites Christmas Trays Today!
•    Think Royal Nuts this Christmas! Gluten-Free, Peanut-Free Nuts, Seeds & Dried Fruit
•    MyHealthyGut i-Phone App – Food & Symptom Tracker
•    MyHealthyGut i-Phone App – Meal Ideas

Celiac-Scene-Gluten-Free-Products-Services-December-2019Abuelo’s Corn TortillasArt of Slow Food • Bake My Day • Bard’s BeerBenjamin’s Bites • Care Bakery • Chef Pola Culinary • Cloud 9 Specialty Bakery • CORN THINS by Real FoodsGluten Free Resource Directory Canada • Glutenull • Grimm’s Fine FoodsHealthbean Nutrition • Hertel Meats • Hornby Organic Energy BarsMCLEAN MEATSMyHealthyGut App • O’Doughs • Portofino Tested-to-Be-Gluten-FreePure NutritionTaco Revolution Event Catering • TOTAL PREPARETwo StickersWay of Life Foods Meal Prep & DeliveryWendel’s True FoodsWild Poppy Bakery • Wise Bites


Our Favourite Celiac-Friendly Restaurants 

•    Consider Gift Certificates to Celiac-Trusted Restaurants this Christmas
•    Give a Gift Certificate – Get a Gift Certificate – Rawthentic Eatery
•    Sign Up with Wild Poppy for your Birthday Treat
•    Wild Poppy Launches Winter Menu
•    Six Mile Pub Offers Daily GF Feature Sheet

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900˚ Wood-Fired PizzeriaBig Wheel BurgerDosa Paragon • Floating Fish Store • Joint Pizzeria • Noodle Box • Pirate Chips NanaimoPoke FreshRawthentic Eatery • Rock Cod Cafe • Royal Spice Indian Restaurant • Six Mile Pub • Taco Revolution Food TruckTaste – A Place For Coffee • Union Street Grill • Wild Poppy Bakery & Bistro • Victoria GF Foodies


Retailers We Count On

•    Gear up for your Christmas Grocery Shopping at these Celiac-Friendly Retailers
•    Rawthentic Eatery Dry Goods Specials – Sourced to be Gluten-Free

Abuelo’s Corn Tortilla FactoryBake My Day Factory Outlet •  Country Grocer • Deep Cove Market • Lifestyle Market & Select Stores • Mother Nature’s Market & Deli • Pepper’s Foods • Pomme Natural Foods Nanaimo • Rawthentic Eatery • The Market Stores • TOTAL PREPARE • Wild Poppy Bakery & BistroWOLF Meal Prep & Delivery Victoria

Gluten-Free Sale Days

•    SUNDAY – THURSDAY – WOLF Meal Prep
•    TUESDAYS – PEPPER’S FOODS
•    WEDNESDAYS – THE MARKET STORES
•    FRIDAYS – COUNTRY GROCER
•    MONTHLY – LIFESTYLE MARKETS & SELECT
•    MONTHLY – MOTHER NATURE MARKET & DELI
•    MONTHLY – POMME NATURAL MARKET NANAIMO


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Special Events on Vancouver Island

•    Bake My Day @ Dicken’s Fair – Saturday, December 7
•    Kids’ Cookie Decorating @ Wild Poppy Bakery & Bistro – Sunday, December 8
•    Art of Slow Food @ Moss Street Holiday Market – Sat-Sun, Dec 14-15
•    Bake My Day @ Last Chance Christmas Fair – Sat-Sun, Dec 14-15
•    Selena De Vries RD @ Facebook Office Hour – Friday, December 20
•    Wow! Saturday – Pomme Natural Market Nanaimo – December 28


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Regular Events on Vancouver Island

•    Daily Specials @ Rawthentic Eatery
•    Daily Feature Sheet @ Six Mile Pub
•    Taco Revolution @ Red Arrow Brewing – $3 Tuesdays
•    Kids Eat Free @Pirate Chips Nanaimo – Tuesdays
•    All You Can Eat Fish & Chips @ Pirate Chips Nanaimo – Wednesdays
•    20% Discount @ Floating Fish Store – Wednesdays
•    Vegetable Biriyani Special @ Dosa Paragon – Thursdays
•    Taco Revolution Food Truck @ Small Block Brewery – Thursdays
•    Chicken Biriyani @ Dosa Paragon – Fri-Sat-Sun
•    The Art of Slow Food Sourdough Bread – Moss Street Market – Saturdays
•    Bake My Day @ Duncan Farmer’s Market – Saturdays

Visit bit.ly/GlutenFreeVancouverIsland for more gluten-free happenings!
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Gluten-Free Recipes

•    Wild Poppy Bistro & Bakery Shares Sugar Cookie Recipe
•    Sticky Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce
•    Mulled Wine by Wild Poppy Bistro
•    Dark & Delicious Gluten-Free Gravy by KITCHEN FRAU
•    Entertaining with Real Food Corn Thins


2019 GLUTEN-FREE RAST FOOD LIST!
Did you know that more than 60 gluten-free fast-food restaurants in Canada and a whopping 250 restaurants across the United States make an online commitment to meeting the needs of the gluten free. Note that gluten-free ingredients and offerings vary by country.

•    Gluten-Free Guide to Fast Food Dining – Canada
•    Gluten-Free Guide to Fast Food Dining – USA
•    Back of the Menu – Restaurant Resource

Remember – these listings are a guide, NOT a guarantee. ALWAYS Ask Gluten-Free Questions and determine for yourself whether any given location, chef or server can deliver on their gluten-free promise.

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