The Celiac Scene E-News | February 2020

The Celiac Scene e-News – February 2020!
Your Gluten-Free Guide to Victoria, Vancouver Island & the Gulf Islands

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Celiac Scene Empress LogoNews from The Celiac Scene

•    The Art Of Slow Food Sourdough Is Coming to Nova Scotia
•    Celiac Disease Research – The Good News Continues
•    Feeling Fatigued on the Gluten-Free Diet? Here’s Why
•    Kids with Celiac Disease Report Lower Quality of Life
•    Bacteria May Trick Autoimmune System Into Targeting Gluten
•    Biomarkers Uncovered for Non-Celiac Wheat Sensitivity
•    3 Spots Left – Kelowna Camp Celiac 2020
•    McGill University Seek 18-29 Year Old Diabetics for Food Survey

Podcasts:  Topics that Matter to the Gluten-Free

•    Interview with Michelle Laforest, CEO of Coeliac Australia
•    The Mystery & Magic of Gluten-Free Flours, Starches & Binders
•    Converting a Kitchen to Gluten Free
•    Dental Education with Dr. Melissa Ing

Our Favourite Gluten-Free Retailers

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Discount & Sale Days

•    Every Day – 10% Student Discount – Pepper’s Foods
•    Tuesdays – Pepper’s Foods Flyer
•    Tuesdays – 7% Senior & Student Discount Days – Mother Nature’s Market & Deli
•    Tuesday-Wednesday – 10% Senior’s Discount – Pepper’s Foods
•    Wednesdays – The Market Stores Flyer
•    Fridays – Country Grocer Flyer
•    Monthly – Lifestyle Markets Flyer
•    Monthly Mother Nature’s Market & Deli Flyer
•    Monthly – Pomme Natural Market’s Flyer
•    Wow Saturdays – Last Saturdays at Pomme Natural Market

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 & Bistro


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Special Events on Vancouver Island

•    Gluten-Free Foodie Meet Up @ Six Mile Pub – February 8
•    Free Friday Facebook Session with Selena De Vries, RD – February 21
•    Wow Saturday – Pomme Natural Market Nanaimo – February 29

Regular Gluten-Free Events on Vancouver Island

•    Daily Gluten-Free Buffet @ Royal Spice Victoria
•    Daily Specials @ Rawthentic Eatery
•    Daily Specials @ Union Street Grill
•    Daily Feature Sheet @ Six Mile Pub
•    Taco Revolution @ Red Arrow Brewing – $3 Tuesdays
•    Kids Eat Free @Pirate Chips Nanaimo – Tuesdays
•    Daily Specials @ Wild Poppy Bistro & Bakery – Tues – Sat
•    All You Can Eat Fish & Chips @ Pirate Chips Nanaimo – Wednesdays
•    20% Discount @ Floating Fish Store – Wednesdays
•    Vegetable Biriyani @ Dosa Paragon – 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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Our Favourite Celiac-Friendly Restaurants 

•    Noodlebox Opens Location in Port Alberni!
•    Treat Your Sweetheart to 900 Degrees’ 100% Gluten Free Dessert Menu!
•    Gluten-Free February Special  All Noodlebox Locations – TOM KHA GAI CURRY BOX
•    Vancouver Island’s 2020 Safe Fries List – Updated Again!

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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


Our Favourite Gluten-Free Products and Services

•    Real Food Corn Thins  – Valentine Recipe Suggestions!Celiac-Scene-Gluten-Free-Products-Services-February-2020-E-News 2

Abuelo’s Corn TortillasArt of Slow Food • Bake My Day • Bard’s Beer • 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 MeatsMyHealthyGut App • O’Doughs • Portofino Tested-to-Be-Gluten-FreePure NutritionTaco Revolution Event Catering • TOTAL PREPARETwo Stickers • Wendel’s True FoodsWild Poppy Bakery • Wise Bites


2020 GLUTEN-FREE FAST 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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