Weekly Round Up: Gluten-free PDX 7/5/15

gluten-free PDXPlease let me know via our contact form if you have any news or events you’d like us to consider sharing!

News  & Interest Round Up

Facebook Group. Did you know that we have a Gluten Free Portland facebook group with over 1700 members? It’s an incredibly supportive place to get your questions answered about eating GF in PDX. I review member requests weekly.

For Many Gluten isn’t the Villian. In Time. There are some parts of this piece that make me really frustrated but worth a read.

The Myth of Big Bad Gluten. In the NYT. An opinion piece. Food for thought.

Spouses and Relatives of Celiac Patients at Greater Risk of Autoimmune Disease.

Brooklyn House Fire. Please jump over and donate to the gofundme for the Brooklyn House. They had a fire and are trying to rebuild. Let’s rally for our community here!

Recipes (repeats from last week…)

Rosemary Chard Frittata. From My Blog.

Nicoise-ish Salad. From Rubies and Radishes.

Spicy Cashew Beef with Sweet Potato Noodles. From Everyday Paleo.

Events

PDX GIG Meeting Saturday July 11, 2015. Ongoing Gluten-free Support group.

GF Meetup after the GIG Meeting Saturday July 11, 2015 at Costello’s Travel Caffe (Meetup organizer states that contamination risk is ‘medium.)

Gluten-free Food and Allergy Fest September 26-27 by Gluten-free & More Magazine. I’ll be presenting here as well, along with a number of other local folks: Laura B Russell, Kyra Bussanich, Nadine the Gluten-free RN and more…we’ll keep you posted as more info comes in.

Yours in Health,

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Weekly Round Up: Gluten-free PDX 6/28/15

gluten-free PDXPlease let me know via our contact form if you have any news or events you’d like us to consider sharing!

News  & Interest Round Up

Brooklyn House Fire. Please jump over and donate to the kickstarter for the Brooklyn House. They had a fire and are trying to rebuild. Let’s rally for our community here!

Facebook Group. Did you know that we have a Gluten Free Portland facebook group with over 1700 members? It’s an incredibly supportive place to get your questions answered about eating GF in PDX. I review member requests weekly.

Dietary Guidelines Shouldn’t Limit Healthy Fat Intake.

This isn’t really news but I’ve been all up in local author Laura Russell’s Brassica cookbook over the last few weeks. Almost all of the recipes are GF. It’s easy and a good reminder to get healthy veggies on your plate!

Celiac Antibody Tests Positive Years Before “Diagnosis.” In Gastroenterology and Endoscopy News

Recipes

Rosemary Chard Frittata. From My Blog.

Nicoise-ish Salad. From Rubies and Radishes.

Spicy Cashew Beef with Sweet Potato Noodles. From Everyday Paleo.

Events

PDX GIG Meeting Saturday July 11, 2015. Ongoing Gluten-free Support group.

Gluten-free Food and Allergy Fest September 26-27 by Gluten-free & More Magazine. I’ll be presenting here as well, along with a number of other local folks: Laura B Russell, Kyra Bussanich, Nadine the Gluten-free RN and more…we’ll keep you posted as more info comes in.

Yours in Health,

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Weekly Round Up: Gluten-free PDX 5/31/15

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News  & Interest Round Up

Adios Trans-fats. FDA Poised to Phase out Artery Clogging Fat. NPR blog.

Celiac Disease Lowers Hepatitis B Vaccine Response. Medscape.

Women’s Celiac Diagnosis May Be Delayed (compared to men). Swiss Study- Medpage Today.

Recipes

Cook This: Pepián de Pollo (Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Soy-free). From My Blog.

Grain-free Vegan Lentil-Walnut Taco Wraps. From Oh She Glows.

 

Events

PDX GIG Meeting June 13, 2015. Ongoing Gluten-free Support group.

Gluten-free Food and Allergy Fest September 26-27 by Gluten-free & More Magazine. I’ll be presenting here as well, along with a number of other local folks: Laura B Russell, Kyra Bussanich, Nadine the Gluten-free RN and more…we’ll keep you posted as more info comes in.

Yours in Health,

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Weekly Round Up: Gluten-free PDX 4/26/15

gluten-free PDXPlease let me know via our contact form if you have any news or events you’d like us to consider sharing!

News  & Interest Round Up

Delayed diagnosis of Celiac disease may put lives at risk- Is Screening the Answer? From Science Daily

16th International Celiac Disease Symposium will be held in Prague June 21-24, 2015.

Recipes

Bread Free Cauliflower Grilled Cheese. From the Well + Good Blog.

Creamy Pesto Pasta (DF and GF!). From Against All Grain.

High Protein Smoothie Recipe. by Yours Truly :) at DrSamantha.com.

Events

Gluten-free Food and Allergy Fest September 26-27 by Gluten-free & More Magazine. I’ll be presenting here as well, along with a number of other local folks: Laura B Russell, Kyra Bussanich, Allison Jones and more…we’ll keep you posted as more info comes in.

Yours in Health,

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Weekly Round Up: Gluten-free PDX 4/12/15

gluten-free PDXPlease let me know via our contact form if you have any news or events you’d like us to consider sharing!

News Round Up

Groundbreaker Brewing funds kickstarter to bring us beer in cans!

Blog Post: 10 Things I Wish Restaurants Knew About Gluten Intolerance (from Huff Post)

University of CT opens campus GF Bakery (they already have a GF kitchen…whaaaat?!)

Babycakes Gluten-free and Vegan Bakery Opens at Disney World

Recipes

Meat Muffins from my blog (no, really, they’re perfect to bring for lunch!)

Nettle & Herb Soup by Allison Jones of Portland Monthly’s ‘The Balance’

Events

Gluten Free MeetUp at Szechuan Kitchen Saturday April 18th 5:3p pm. (click link to RSVP)

GIG Fair April Saturday April 25th. I’ll be speaking, so will a number of other local docs, we’ll keep you posted on deets!

Gluten-free Food and Allergy Fest September 26-27 by Gluten-free & More Magazine. I’ll be presenting here as well, along with a number of other local folks: Laura B Russell, Kyra Bussanich, Allison Jones and more…we’ll keep you posted as more info comes in.

Yours in Health,

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Weekly Round Up: Gluten-free PDX 3/29/15

gluten-free PDXOk my idea is to start posting a weekly roundup of upcoming local events, general news, and recipes. It may turn into every other week but I’m hopeful that I can get this into rotation. Let me know what you think and if there is anything you’d like to see here.

News Round Up

Best Local Nut Butters from Portland Monthly

Celiac, Which Children Should Be Tested

Can Better Biopsy Practices Diagnose More Children?

Celiac Disease is More Common than Previously Thought

Recipes

Roasted Broccolini with Winey Mushrooms by Laura B Russell 

Fabulous Fish Tacos from my Blog

Events

GIG Fair April Saturday April 25th. I’ll be speaking, so will a number of other local docs, we’ll keep you posted on deets!

Gluten-free Food and Allergy Fest September 26-27 by Gluten-free & More Magazine. I’ll be presenting here as well, along with a number of other local folks: Laura B Russell, Kyra Bussanich, Allison Jones and more…we’ll keep you posted as more info comes in.

All my best!

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New from Portland Monthly: The Balance!

The Balance Portland Monthly PDX

When Allison Jones (see bio at end of post) told me that she was starting a new health blog for Portland Monthly I offered right away to feature it, and her, on GFP. She’s gluten-free herself and has been the editor of PoMo’s Eat Beat for years. She knows this city’s GF scene inside and out. What she has to say is worth listening to. You can sign up for The Balance to be delivered directly to your inbox here!

What is The Balance?

The Balance is PoMo’s new health blog where I’ll be sharing health trends, monthly wellness event calendars, health tips from local fitness pros, the best healthy restaurant deals in PDX, workout ideas and gym spotlights, and plenty of contests and gear giveaways to keep my readers plugged in to the world of wellness. It’s the first resource of its kind in Portland—a PDX-centric look at all things healthy—and I’m so excited.

What’s your personal health journey?Portland Monthly Health

I was born with hip dysplasia, a genetic disease that keeps me from a lot of my favorite activities like running and sports, but I’m definitely an athlete at heart. I’m very passionate about finding workouts that fit my body’s capabilities, which has lead me to a passion for yoga, hiking, and swimming. I’m always looking for new ways to move—I currently have a crush on gyrokinesis classes and stand-up paddleboarding.

On the food side of things, I discovered a few years ago that giving up gluten, dairy, and processed foods made the arthritis in my hip so much better, soI went Paleo and never looked back! I’m presently in training to become a yoga teacher and would love to help other folks with physical limitations find a method of movement that fires them up! The Balance feels like a great way to reach out to people who are already passionate about fitness and health and those who think it might not be for them. Trust me—and my creaky hips—this stuff is for everybody!

What can we expect from The Balance?

Everything from the best gluten-free brunches in Portland to new zip-line parks, bike-centric physical therapy, cool athletic shoe and sports bra innovations from Portland companies, healthy recipes from chefs and cookbook authors, gym deals, practical yoga poses for everything from hangovers to lower back pain, fitness- themed board games for kids, and insider tips from health experts specializing in fertility, weight loss, acupuncture, running, and more. I’m always looking for new ideas, so feel free to shoot me an email at ajones@pdxmonthly.com with any health events, requests, and questions for our own house ND, Dr. Samantha of Gluten Free Portland!

 

bio-photo-balanceAllison Jones is a health nut with a passion for yoga, farmers markets, oddball workouts with sledgehammers, spa days, and gluten-free cupcakes. For the past 6+ years, she’s been a voice in Portland’s food and wine scene as the editor of Portland Monthly’s Eat Beat blog, contributor to food cover stories, and chief blind taster of the annual 50 Best Oregon Wines issue. Now, she’s shifting gears and tackling PDX- specific health coverage as the editor of the magazine’s new health blog and newsletter The Balance. (Sign up for free, twice-a-month updates from The Balance here!)

CHEF ABBY’s JAN 17TH POP UP AT OPAL 28

Celebrate the New Year with a festive Italian inspired feast! Menu features dishes inspired by Chef Abby’s recent trip to Bologna, Italy. Chef Abby used to run Abby’s Kitchen in PDX. All gluten-free and amazing. So many of us in the community were heartbroken to see her close the space but alas she is making a big splash with her cookbooks and pop-up dinners. One is coming up on Jan 17th.
enjoyyourfoodimage (1)The event will be held January 17th at Opal 28.
510 Northeast 28th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232

Purchase tickets for $60 online at http://www.abbys-table.com/dinner-calendar/ While enjoying good company and sipping on wines from Italy and the Northwest, Chef Abby will be serving up a delicious multi-course Italian feast featuring locally grown produce. The meal will end with dessert and a talk from Chef Abby about the food! Menu is naturally gluten, dairy and soy free with omnivore and vegetarian options

Antipasti

  • Almond Flatbread with Wild Mushroom Caponata, Spinach, Soft “Ricotta”
Rosemary

First Course

  • Pumpkin Gnocchi with Mint
In Light Broth

Main Course

  • Rosemary Poached Halibut over Roasted Root Vegetables, Crispy Shallots
  • Veg: Rosemary and White Bean Stuffed Peppers with Roasted Root Vegetables, Crispy
  • With: 
Arugula, Brussel Sprout and Winter Radish Salad, White Balsamic Vinaigrette,
  • Sicilian Sea Salt

Dessert

  • Torta de Riso, Amaretto Caramel, Coconut Whip
(Bolognese flourless rice cake)

About Abby’s Table

Abby’s Table hosts pop up dinners and catering events that feature local produce in beautifully themed seasonally inspired meals.  Menus are always 100% gluten, dairy and soy free, with an omnivore and vegan option to please any palate.  Abby’s Table offers private hands-on cooking classes, featuring original recipes and Abby’s favorite cooking techniques. Also check out Abby’s blog for food lifestyle tips, recipes and to track her cookbook writing adventures!

Gluten-free Expo in Portland! Sept 6th-7th.

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ARE YOU READY FOR THE EXPO?

Gluten-free & More Magazine (previously Living Without) is hosting a line up of fabulous speakers (shameless self promotion below) and vendors both national and local. I went to their event in San Diego and we had a blast!

Where: Holiday Inn Portland Airport Hotel 8439 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR 97220
When: September 6-7, 2014 10am-4pm
Get tickets HERE
Use code DrS15 for a 15% discount through Sept 5th

In anticipation of the event the magazine had me write a travel piece on things to do in PDX and where to eat if you’re gluten-free. In celebration of the upcoming expo they’re allowing access to the article even if you’re not a current subscriber. You can find it here.

If you have a business and you’d like to have access to the gluten-free food crowd, I’ve been told there are still a few spaces available as of the time I’m hitting ‘publish’ on this post. Contact Shelia (pronounced Shel-E-uh) at scafferty@gffafest.com. They are particularly interested in getting a few more more local vendors at this point so make sure they know I sent you!

Below is my speaking schedule. Also on the docket are Tom O’Bryan who organized and curated The Gluten Summit earlier this year, Nadine Grzeskowiak, the Gluten-free RN, Alicia Woodward, editor of Gluten-free & More and our own local culinary stars Laura B Russell, Kyra Bussanich, and more!

GLUTEN-FREE 101
Dr Samantha Brody
Saturday Sept 6th, 12:25-1:25IMG_5085

Are you gluten-free or considering going gluten-free? Dr. Samantha will clear up all of your confusion and questions about the basics of gluten-spectrum disorders and gluten-free diets. There is so much information and misinformation out there about testing, what you can and can’t eat, the differences between celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity, the impact of gluten on our bodies, laws about gluten labeling, and more. Dr. Samantha leaves no stone unturned and you’ll head out feeling relieved to fully understand the ins and outs of gluten-free living. Attendees will also get a link for a complementary copy of her soon to be published eBook- Gluten-free Essentials: What You Need to Know About Your Gluten-Free Life.

 

MAXIMIZING YOUR ENERGY ON A GLUTEN-FREE DIET
Dr Samantha Brody
Sunday Sept 7th, 12:25-1:25

In this session, Dr Samantha will explore the reasons you may still feel tired even on a gluten-free diet. From medical conditions to the foods you’re choosing, there is always a reason. Dr Samantha will expertly guide you in assessing which things you do and don’t have control over that may be making you tired, and teach you how to address them so you feel the best you possibly can every single day.


Come for one talk or come for them all, eat a few samples or stuff yourself to the brim. It’s bound to be a fun, entertaining, educational and delicious weekend. See you there!

Yours in Health,

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New Gluten-Free Magazine: Wild Apple (spoiler, it’s gorgeous!)

wild apple gluten free portlandI was perusing one of my favorite eye candy blogs http://www.cannellevanille.com/ and saw a post about a kickstarter for a new gluten-free magazine. And not just any gluten-free magazine, but a foodie gluten-free magazine. And not only a foodie gluten-free magazine but a foodie gluten-free magazine with stunning photography. I was smitten.

Of course, when I’m smitten, I reach out. Tara Donne, photographer extraordinaire responded immediately and agreed to a quick interview.

Please go support their kickstarter,

every little bit counts. 

About. 

Food stylist Liza Jernow and photographer Tara Donne are creating a beautiful bi-annual gluten-free print magazine called Wild Apple. Before becoming a photographer, Tara Donne spent 5 years as a photo editor, producing shoots for national magazines. Liza Jernow spent years in the test kitchen at Martha Stewart prior to launching a food styling career and working with international advertising and magazine clients.wild apple tara donne

 

Why Wild Apple now?

We love food.  We are eaters whole love making food and taking photos of it!  We have over thirteen years of gluten-free living under our belts.  There’s so much we can eat!  There is so much that is delicious and naturally gluten-free!  Our recipes will unfold through the seasons, focusing on what is natural and available.

 

How is this magazine different than others on the newsstand (gluten-free and not)?

Our magazine will redefine gluten-free living.  We think it’s easy to focus your attention on lack when you have an eating restriction, but we train our eye on what is seasonal and natural with a sense of positivity and adventure.  Our readers are people whose lives revolve around what they’re going to eat next, whether it is at home or while traveling. Our magazine will be a reference for you to hold on to and use over and over again. We will share love letters to friendly grains, snacks and treats as well as dinner party menus with recipes that can be used for weeknight meals.  The magazine will contain well tested recipes and gorgeous, indulgent and useful food.  We will also share profiles on interesting creative people, and gluten – free beauty products.  Finally a positive GF magazine- get ready to cook and eat everything in it!

gluten-free portland tara donneWhat else do you want us to know?

We want you to know about our Kickstarter!  We have so many great rewards, like a recipe from your own days of gluten, translated to be gluten free! The kickstarter ends Saturday morning, so it’s CRITICAL that people support it right away!