Archive for October, 2012

Superstore Now Carrying President’s Choice Gluten-Free Baked Goods!

Last week, Superstore (owned by Loblaws) launched their President’s Choice line of gluten-free goodies!

The options include:

  • Blueberry Muffins
  • Double Chocolate Muffins
  • Lemon Poppyseed Loaf
  • Banana Loaf
  • Mini Brownies
  • Coconut Cookies
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • White Sandwich Loaf

The Sackville Drive Superstore had a great display of all the products earlier this week:


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Rockbottom Brewpub is Topnotch

Last Friday, we decided it was time to try something new, so when suppertime came, we headed into town to the Rockbottom Brewpub. (It’s located on Spring Garden Road, below Your Father’s Moustache.) We walked in and first impressions weren’t great: no tables were available, the front half of the room was crazy bright, and no one came to greet us. However, earlier that day Michael had noticed extremely tiny print on their website promising gluten-free sandwiches, pasta, and pizza, so I really wanted to give it a shot. We took a seat at the bar and ordered some drinks.

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Having Trouble Finding Gluten Free Soups and Sauces? Make Your Own!

I find that one of the most challenging things about the gluten-free diet is finding sauces that are gluten free. For people with multiple intolerances or allergies, things become almost impossible.

Luckily, it is really easy to make your own sauces at home. I’ve even found recipes for condensed soups! Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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Gluten-Free Hallowe’en Candy Lists Now Available!

When I purchase Hallowe’en candy, I try to buy something that Mike and I both like, in case there are leftovers. It’s a little bit more difficult since going gluten free, but My Gluten Facts and the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness have made it a bit easier! You can find a Canadian list of gluten-free Hallowe’en candy here and an American list here.

Although these lists are quite handy, remember to always read the ingredients! And, don’t forget that Old Dutch and Lay’s potato chips are certified gluten-free too.

Have a happy and safe Hallowe’en!

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Glutenberg is Here, and It’s Good!

Montreal-based gluten-free microbrewery Brasseurs Sans Gluten is famous for its Glutenberg ale, and it’s finally available in Nova Scotia! Halifax-based Garrison Brewing has taken on distribution of Glutenberg Blonde, which can now be found in NSLC stores across the province. (Tip: To see if Glutenberg is available in your local store, search for it, and click “Find it” on the product page.)

We were first to purchase a six-pack from the Sackville (Downsview) NSLC last night!

Glutenberg Blonde Ale

It was $16.99 – not bad for a gluten-free beer. I really liked the taste of it: crisp, light, refreshing, and no nasty rice flavour.

There’s also an interesting article in the Chronicle Herald about Glutenberg. You can read it here. (Fun fact: Garrison chose to distribute Glutenberg because president Brian Titus’s wife has Celiac disease.)

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