Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bare Naked Bakery having GF "Chinese Style" Price Fixe dinners this weekend!

Bare Naked Bakery & Cafe in Bellmore has started doing “theme” gluten-free dinners on the weekends! Last weekend was GF Italian and this weekend it’s GF Chinese! I will post a full review next week on my page- the only problem will be how I select from all of these delicious sounding choices!

Available this FRIDAY and SATURDAY NIGHT from 5:30-10pm

Click here to wisit my Long Island Gluten-Free Food page for full details and menu!

(and Don't forget to "subscribe" to my posts there- I will not always be cross- posting articles!)

Bare Naked Bakery & Cafe is located at 2572 Merrick Rd, Bellmore, NY 11710.

Monday, October 18, 2010

GlutenFreeLI is now the Long Island Gluten-Free Food Examiner on!

I have some really exciting news to announce- I’m now going to be writing for, as the “Long Island Gluten-Free Food Examiner”!

You can now subscribe to my posts on that site at . When you click on the link, there is a “subscribe” button, where you can enter your email address so that you will get updates of any posts I make – just like you are now on GlutenFreeLI! I will be primarily posting via, so I want to make sure you all go and subscribe there!

I am trying to see if there is a way I can import my current subscribe list directly to my new blog at Examiner, but do not know if that is possible- so the best way to ensure you will continue to receive my email updates is to subscribe on as well!

There are 2 articles up so far- 1 on Trader Joe’s new Gourmet Chicken Meatballs which are gluten-free and awesome! And the other is my list of the non-chain restaurants on Long Island that have the best GF menus! More exciting posts to come!

See you on !

Celiac Disease Center at Columbia to Host Roundtable October 19th

The Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University will continue to host a Roundtable on Celiac Disease that deals with individuals and their families’ difficulties in living with celiac disease. The program will be held monthly and would deal with children, adolescence and adult issues with respect to celiac disease.

Members of the Celiac Disease Center who will be attending the Roundtable on Celiac Disease include adult and pediatric gastroenterologists as well as our nutritionist. We will conduct this program in an interactive format allowing airing of views and questions from all participants.

The next Roundtable on Celiac Disease will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm in the Atchley Loeb Conference Room located in the Columbia University Medical Center. Adults with celiac disease are invited to attend. The doors will open at 5:40 and gluten-free snacks will be served.

While the issues that will be discussed will focus on the needs of the participants, we anticipate that discussions could involve difficulties with diagnosis, how should a celiac disease patient be followed medically, what dietetic nutritional issues are important, who should take vitamins, how to handle associated diseases and manifestations, how to control weight, what to tell teachers and guidance counselors about your child among other topics.

Attendance will be limited to 30 people so we would appreciate you letting us know if you can attend. If you are interested in participating, please RSVP to There is no charge to participate.

Atchley Loeb Conference Room
Presbyterian Hospital Building
622 West 168th Street
PH 8E-107
New York, NY 10032

Take the Presbyterian Hospital Building to the 8th Floor.
You will see the “Department of Medicine” sign on the wall as you exit the elevators.
Make a left down the hallway (east wing) to the end of the hallway which leads directly to Atchley Loeb Conference Room.

Below is a link for Directions to the Columbia University Medical Center:

Columbia University Medical Center Map:

There is a parking garage located on 165th Street and Fort Washington Avenue. Valet parking is available at the Milstein Hospital Building, 177 Fort Washington Avenue (just south of 168th Street).

Monday, October 11, 2010

VOTE: 2010 Chex Party Mix Recipe Contest has a Gluten-Free Finalist!

Chex Announced it's 5 finalists for their Chex Party Mix Recipe Contest 2010- and this year includes a gluten-free finalist! I love all that General Mills is doing to promote the gluten-free lifestyle- from their dedicated website ( ) and the ever expanding product lines that are coming out in gluten-free forms! (among my fav's: GF Chex, GF Asian Helper, GF Nature Valley Bars and most recently- GF Bisquick!)

So it's only natural that they have included a gluten-free entry to the 2010 Chex Party Mix Contest!

All entry's are "15 minute recipes that WOW"- but only one has the GF claim to fame. Voting ends on 12-15-10 and you can vote once per day.

Make it. Try it. VOTE!
for Your Favorite Deliciously Distinct Chex(R) Party Mix Finalist Recipe and as a bonus- Chex will donate $2.00 to Feeding America(R) to help win the fight against hunger.

The Gluten-Free entry is called "Chex Honey Nut Cherry Crunch" and sounds delicious!
I can't wait to make it!

Click here for the recipe- and to vote:

NFCA's Webinar "It's Not Just in Your Head: The Psychological Impacts of Celiac Disease"

NFCA announces its latest Gluten-Free Lifestyle Webinar:

"It's Not Just in Your Head: The Psychological Impacts of Celiac Disease”

Sunday, October 17 at 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific Time

Join Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin, PhD, Training Director at Bay Area Family Therapy & Training Associates, who will go beyond the physical and explain how celiac disease can affect us mentally.

Dr. Beaudoin will:

-Discuss the link between celiac disease and conditions such as depression, anxiety and "brain fog".

-Provide case-based testimonials that establish the lifestyle connection.

-Define the post gluten-free recovery's focus on biological, cognitive and social factors.

Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin, Ph.D.Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin, PhD, is the Training Director at Bay Area Family Therapy & Training Associates where she sees private clients and supervises the ounseling work of doctoral and post-doctoral students in psychology. Dr. Beaudoin also teaches a number of classes such as Child Development and Family Therapy at John F. Kennedy University. She presents internationally and has published several books including a translated bestseller on Responding to the Culture of Bullying and Disrespect. Her new book for parents, educators and therapists, The SkiLL-ionaire in Every Child: Boosting Children’s Socio-Emotional Intelligence Using the Latest on Brain Research, is in press and scheduled to be released in October. Since herself being diagnosed and having her son afflicted with celiac disease, Dr. Beaudoin has started researching, writing about and increasing people’s awareness of this issue. She is currently co-authoring, with Stanford University Emeritus Professor, Philip Zimbardo, Ph.D., an article titled, "A Medical Issue Affecting the Diagnosis of Mood, Attention and Autistic Disorders: A Closer Look at Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance."

Sponsored by Blue Diamond Growers, this Webinar is free of charge and the only requirement is a working Internet connection- and you must register:

Click below to register today: or
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NFCA- Appetitie for Awareness- October 24, 2010, Philadelphia, PA!

Appetite for Awareness 2010 will be spectacular. The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness is preparing an extraordinary event full of fun, food and gluten- free delights. This annual Philadelphia tradition has something for everyone!

Guests who attend the event enjoy sampling a variety of gluten-free creations from over 35 of the area’s premier restaurants, an open bar that includes gluten-free beer and wine, and an active marketplace showcasing products from more than 85 the nation’s finest gluten-free vendors.

Participating restaurants in this year’s event include: Bar Ferdinand, Buddakan, Butcher and Singer, Chifa, Drexelbrook Catering, El Rey, Feast Your Eyes Catering, Grandma’s Grotto, Jack Kramer’s Catering, Le Bec Fin, Le Castagne, L Oca Bistro, Melagrano, The Palm Restaurant, Pasta Pomodoro, Rouge, Terra, Valanni, Zahav- and many more!

The Children’s Pavilion is new this year and is accompanied by Family Pricing! So, bring the entire family to this delightful spot right on the Delaware River. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the samples of gluten-free treats. Many products will be available for purchase, so the savoring can
continue at home!

Special guests include Silvana Nardone, former editor in chief of *Every Day with Rachael Ray* magazine and author of *Cooking for Isaiah*. Silvana will be on hand to sign copies of her book and sample some of her delicious and easy-to-make gluten-free recipes.

Tickets purchased in advance receive a discounted rate of $50 for Adults, $25 for Students with ID and $20 for Children (under 12).

Admission fees at the door are $75 for Adults, $35 for Students with ID and $25 for Children(under 12). Discount family package pricing in also available.

Tickets can be purchased online through the NFCA website,

Saturday, October 9, 2010

9th Annual Gala Fundraiser- Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University

There are still seats available for the 9th Annual Gala Fundraiser for the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University. I had a fabulous time at the Gala last year- it is definitely worth attending! It's a great night of awareness for Celaic Disease- and all coming together for a great cause!

Below are some of the silent auction items that are going to be there this year (I didn't win a signed Twilight poster last year- but maybe I'll be coming home with a dog this year?)... See below for details!

Join them for an evening of spectacular gluten-free food and entertainment!

Thursday, October 14, 6:30 pm
Mandarin Oriental, New York
80 Columbus Circle at 60th Street
New York, NY 10023

Cocktails & Silent Auction 6:30 pm
Remarks & Dinner 7:45 PM
All food will be gluten free

Please click here for the RSVP card and return ASAP via fax to 212.342.0447 or email .

If you cannot join, but would like to make a gift online click here: .

In addition, these are just a few of the auction items that you will be able to bid on during the gala...

LOT #1: 5 BR / 4.5 BATH CHALET IN ASPEN FOR 10 DAYS (no restriction on dates!)
•Enjoy 10 days in Aspen, Colorado at this beautiful Chalet with 360˚ view of the Rockies. Perfect to share with your family and friends!

LOT#2: A NIGHT AT THE OPERA - Center Parterre Box at the Metropolitan
•8 tickets to the season premiere of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor with dinner and dessert.

•Sunny, spacious 5 BR home in Bridgehampton with media room, heated pool and large lawns.

•2BR condo in the heart of South Beach, Florida located across the street from the beach (no restrictions on dates!)

•You and your guests can enjoy a weekend of meals prepared by a chef well versed in a gluten-free diet.

•puppy is wee wee pad trained and some veterinarian services provided

I hope I come home with a dog! ;)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Win a Gluten Free Bisquick Prize Pack!

A few weeks ago I posted about not being able to find the new Gluten Free Bisquick® anywhere, but thanks to my readers- they told me where to find it! I still have only found it available at Waldbaum’s (in East Meadow, on Front Street/Merrick Ave)- but, thanks to Bisquick through MyBlogSpark I received an awesome gluten free sample pack including a sample box of Gluten Free Bisquick in the mail! I was so excited to try the highly anticipated Gluten Free Bisquick and it did not disappoint! I love making pancakes on Sunday mornings, so this week I was able to try out the new product. I loved it and so did my husband who is not on a Gluten-Free diet (that is always my benchmark for taste!) The pancakes were light and buttery tasting, and just like I remembered! I was a bit disappointed in the size of the package for the price- I hope they come out with a Wholesale box at BJ’s or Costco! I would love a big box of this to always keep on hand! There was also this delicious looking “impossibly easy french apple pie” made with gluten free Bisquick that I posted on my GlutenFreeLI Facebook page the other day (click here: ) and this week I will be trying that out and will definitely post my review! See below for a $1 off coupon!

Here’s your chance to WIN a Bisquick Gluten Free Prize Pack!

Bisquick through MyBlogSpark would like to reward one of my lucky readers with a Bisquick Gluten Free prize pack that includes a box of Bisquick Gluten Free baking mix, a pancake pan, pancake pen and a pancake flipper!!! To win the GF Bisquick prize pack- post a comment below telling me what you would most like to make with the new Gluten Free Bisquick! The person to post the 8th comment will win! (Comments are approved prior to posting, but will be published in the order received)- make sure to include your email address.

From the makers of Bisquick®:

Introducing Bisquick® Gluten Free baking mix: the first gluten free baking mix with real melt-in-your-mouth Bisquick taste! Now, with Bisquick Gluten Free baking mix, you can make pancakes, waffles, biscuits and more, and they have never tasted so good. Since its release in 1931, Bisquick has become a trusted staple in America's kitchens for delicious and easy-to-prepare dishes. Now the convenience of Bisquick baking mixes will be available to the gluten-free community too, so everyone can enjoy the family favorite Bisquick recipes you love like fluffy pancakes, easy pies, mouth-watering casseroles and more!

Make sure to look for Bisquick Gluten Free baking mix in the baking aisle at your local grocery store.

To find great recipe tips and ideas, visit . There, you’ll find countless gluten-free recipes for family favorites such as Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcakes and Gluten Free Pizza Crust, using Bisquick Gluten Free baking mix.

Also- visit- to download a printable coupon for $1 off Bisquick Gluten Free baking mix!

It’s definitely worth trying this awesome new mix!

Good Luck!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Kicking 4 Celiac- October 10, 2010!

My friend Craig Pinto who is an arena football kicker will be kicking field goals for 12 straight hours (from 7:30am until 7:30pm!) on Sunday, October 10th at Bethpage High School! He is attempting to set a new Guinness world record for most field goals kicked within 12 hours (to do so, he has to make 500 field goals, from 40 yards out!)- and he is doing so to raise money and awareness for Celiac Disease!

The event, Kicking4Celiac has been taking donations through their website and all proceeds will be going to the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University!

KICKING 4 CELIAC was born out of the desire to show children and adults alike, that living with Celiac Disease will not shut you down physically.
Craig said:
"With something that has affected me for such a long time, and is so close to my heart, it only makes sense to utilize things I love - kicking and football - to raise money and awareness for my other passion," says Craig. "And that is spreading the word and educating people about Celiac Disease. Kicking footballs for this long seems physically challenging, but so is living with Celiac Disease everyday, and both can be done successfully."

The event will be on October 10th, at the Bethpage High School Football Stadium.

The site is, where you'll see all of the information about the event, and how to donate. Donate online, in person, or via mail.

Checks can be made payable to: Trustees of Columbia University, and mailed to: Kicking 4 Celiac, 117 Roslyn Road, Mineola, NY 11501

For more information email: