Northeast Ohio Celiac Network

Gluten Free Vendor Fair

SAVE THE DATE!

The Northeast Ohio Celiac Network is sponsoring a Gluten Free Vendor Fair on Sunday April 19, 2015 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. The event will be held at Memorial Hall in the recreation complex of Rocky River, 21012 Hilliard Blvd, Rocky River, OH  44116.   The event is free to the general public.  This will be an all gluten free event with vendors giving samples and selling their products.  Many vendors will be providing fresh baked goods, mixes, spices, and other gluten free products.  Check back with us for details on participating vendors for this exciting event!

Information for Vendors

Holiday Cookies-Gluten Free

Cookie Tips for the holidays and beyond!

Some members have reported having good luck with these flours using their own traditional recipes: Pillsbury GF all Purpose Flour, Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 flour (new-both seen at Marc’s), King Arthur Flour (has no gums added, so consider adding), & 123 GlutenFree Enriched Flour.

Bob’s Red Mill has a new GF pie crust mix out too! 123 GlutenFree has Pan Bars (serve with cream cheese frosting!) and Poundcake (mix makes 2!) that may even delight your gluten crowd. Check 123GlutenFree’s website for availability. Or use your favorite GF brands!

When making cookies, remember GF dough handles better when refrigerated and may spread less. Gums may help by adding structure.

Sprinkles and Colored Sugar for Cookies:

•Do-It-Yourself: McCormick food coloring is GF, (using non grain alcohol). Mix with white sugar for custom color.
•Cake Mate Decorations made by Betty Crocker under parent company Signature Brands has this to say: The company was phoned recently. They state that the decorations are made without gluten but if some are made on shared equipment, it will say so on the package. To inquire about which products are gluten free, please contact Consumer Relations by email at webinfo@signaturebrands.com or Monday – Friday 9am to 6pm at 1.877.726.8793.

Hanukkah Gluten Free

There are many traditional foods for Hanukkah (or Chanukkah) that can be made gluten-free and still taste like you remember. Latkes are an easy adaption. Take any latke recipe and substitute gluten-free bread crumbs for regular breadcrumbs. I recommend Kinnikinnick Panko Breadcrumbs for all breadcrumb substitutions.  Your latkes will taste great but, the heavy smell from cooking them will still fill your house.  I found the Kinnikinnick Panko crumbs at Earth Fare and Mustard Seed.

Streit’s Gluten Free Matzo Ball Soup mix is excellent and tastes exactly the same as the regular mix. I found it at Giant Eagle.  I always use a gluten-free chicken broth  or homemade broth and really haven’t use the broth that comes in the mix.  Everyone has had the matzoh ball that was like a hockey puck and to avoid that, follow the directions on the package carefully. I like to make small matzoh balls and lightly form them. I think not packing them tightly is the key.

I like the brisket recipes that call for beer, onions and  Heinz chili sauce. If you make sure the chili  sauce and beer and any other ingredients are gluten-free you should be fine. Make sure the beer is really gluten-free! The secret to great brisket is to add lots and lots of onions, more than the recipe calls for,  and to cook it the day before. Chill it over night and slice it while cold then before serving warm it in the oven in its own sauce.  If you are going to someone’s home for brisket you might make them a care package of the gluten-free ingredients then you can safely eat it or offer to make it and bring it to them.

One last note last Passover there were GF Passover products for sale that are made in Israel that had no directions on them. I also tried their website with no luck.  With that said the Gluten-Free  Matzo I bought was good.

Restaurant Updates

  • Choolaah Indian BBQ Chagrin Road, CELIAC BEWARE!!
  • Beachland Ballroom East, Collinwood area, Waterloo neighborhood.
  • Pastativo Beachwood Place
  • Romeo’s Pizza romeospizza.com 28931 Lorain Rd. North Olmsted, OH 44070 (440) 779-1555 Kristen writes: I have ordered the gluten free pizza from Romeos in North Olmsted.  The pizza was good (I ate it all!) & I did not have any side effects.
  • Firebirds Restaurant Erie, PA and Multiple Locations

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