Weekly Round Up: Gluten-free PDX 7/26/15

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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.

100% Gluten-free Diet is Necessary for Gut Healing in Celiacs. In American Journal of Gastroenterology. We knew this but more evidence is always helpful for those who may not be 100% compliant.

Scientists Develop a ‘Celiac’ Pill. In Time. Not sure about this one, folks.

Gluten-free medication list. Did you know there can be gluten in prescription medications? This is a good resource to check.

Brooklyn House Fire. Brooklyn House is still looking to raise money for their rebuild after a devastating fire last month. Please jump over and donate to the gofundme campaign! Rally for our community.

Recipes (repeats from last week…)

The Coolest Lemonade Ever. From my friend Julie Morris’s blog Julie Morris, Savoring the Superfood Lifestyle.

Key Lime Mojito Ice Pops. From local Blogger Chrystal Carver on Gluten-free Palate.

Chicken Prosciutto Involtini.  From NomNom Paleo.

Events

PDX GIG Meeting Saturday August 8, 2015. Ongoing Gluten-free Support group at the Portland NE Providence Medical Center.

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 6/21/15

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News  & Interest Round Up

Brooklyn House Fire. Our friends at Brooklyn House have had a fire that wiped out a large part of the restaurant. Please help us to rebuild. Support your community! Kickstarter.

Groundbreaker Brewing releases CANS! Check it. Get it.

Medical Doctors Disagree on What is Necessary for Pediatric Celiac Diagnosis. In Gastroenterology and Endoscopy.

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

Recipes

Gluten-free Dairy-free Eggplant “Parm” From My Blog.

Brussels Sprouts Chips. From Nom Nom 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 5/16/15

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News  & Interest Round Up

Many Probiotics Contain Traces of Gluten. Write-up of Study in Time.

Men Don’t Follow GF Diets, Even When Prescribed. Write-up in Newsweek.

Nerve Pain Hand in Hand and Celiac Disease. Write-up in Huff Post.

Recipes

Chipi Chipi- Venezuelan Clam Soup. From my blog.

3 Risotto Recipes for Gluten-free Wednesday. From the LA Times.

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 5/3/15

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News  & Interest Round Up

New Drugs to Treat Celiac Disease on the Horizon From the New York Times

Sugar and Carbs behind Obesity, not Physical Inactivity Study reported in Science Daily.

Recipes

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

Roasted Beets and Carrots with Rosemary Garlic Butter From PaleoMg.com

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

Events

GIG (gluten intolerance) Meeting/support group May 9th 10am at Portland Providence Medical Center

GF Meetup at Slide in After the GIG Meeting May 9th 12:15pm (you can go even if you miss the meeting!)

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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Review: Treeline Treenut Vegan Cashew Cheese

gluten -free PDXI grew up in a household with a father who was in new product development for a major mass-market distributor. In the early 1980s said company was considering acquiring a gourmet cheese company. There was suddenly a second small fridge installed in our kitchen, which for several years was stocked to the brim with high-end cheese from all over the world. It was a veritable wonderland of cheese.

There are few things that I really miss in my diet, even though I don’t eat gluten, dairy, and almost all processed foods. The exception is cheese. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t miss it enough to eat it when I know it will cause me symptoms (stuffy nose and acne, for the record), but I can wax nostalgic upon occasion when I’m at a party and there is a beautiful cheese spread.

Over the last few years there have been several new ‘artisan’ dairy-free products that have popped up on the market. I’m always wary of dairy substitutes (more than gluten substitutes) especially vegan cheese because frankly they’re usually pretty nasty.

Enter Treeline Treenut cheese.

Not nasty. Unbelievably good. At our local food coop (People’s in SE PDX) they carry both the hard Treeline vegan cashew cheese and the spreadable cheese. Both are excellent. Both actually taste like cheese (caveat, I don’t eat real cheese so take that into account.)

Available at People’s Coop in Southeast Portland. 21st and Tibbetts. Open to the public.

I’ve been serving the hard cheese at parties with Mary’s Gone Crackers, quince paste and marcona almonds on the side.

Yum. And yum.

 

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Holiday GIG Brunch at Groundbreaker Sat 12/13

10404257_1035591303133182_6417174039744104935_nHoliday GIG of Portland Brunch (instead of a mtg) on this Saturday December 13th at noon at Ground Breaker Brewing Gastropub.

100% gluten-free establishment!

There is NO MEETING AT PROVIDENCE in December.

When: Saturday December 13th at 12 noon
Where: Ground Breaker Brewing 2030 SE 7th Ave Portland, OR 97214

 

RSVP to Connie connie_poff@msn.com

Lingonberries Market in Vancouver is Closing

We just got word that Lingonberries Gluten-Free market in Vancouver is closing. Through the grapevine we heard that too many people were browsing then buying products online and elsewhere. It became financially non-viable for the market to stay open. We’re so super sad about this. Please pop over to their facebook page to thank them for all they’ve done for the gluten-free community in Portland and Vancouver. Sigh…

Dr Rodney Ford to speak at Cultured Caveman Thurs 10/9

World renowned Dr. Rodney Ford (www.DrRodneyFord.com) will be coming in from New Zealand to speak in Portland. Dr. Ford is a medical doctor and a pediatrician with certification in allergy and gastroenterology. He is a gluten expert because he has made a special study of gluten-related disorders throughout his medical career, studying food allergies and intolerances.
He has authored scientific papers and several books, and there will be copies of his new book “Gluten related disorder. Sick? Tired? Grumpy?” on hand for sale & signing at the talk.
Don’t miss this rare chance. Dr Ford is a lively and entertaining, passionate speaker.
Date: Thursday, October 9th
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Cultured Caveman 8233 N Denver Portland OR (Kenton neighborhood; Kenton MAX stop)
Come early and purchase a meal from the 100% GF restaurant and listen to Dr Ford, and support a great local business.
The lecture is FREE, thanks to GIG of Portland, the Gluten Intolerance Group of Portland, a 501(c)3 non profit devoted to education and support of all those who live a GF lifestyle.

Harvester Brewing Gastropub: Guest Post by Chrystal Carver

You say beer, I say pizza.  You say beer, I say burger. Beer, pizza, beer, burger… let’s try them all!

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Harvester Brewing, in SE Portland, is 100% gluten-free and 100% delectable. They source many of their ingredients locally and bottle, brew, and distribute beer directly from their facility on SE Lincoln St.

Just around the corner from the brewery is the ever-so-delicious Gastropub. The first time I visited the Gastropub, I attended a private event and let me tell you, the glorious plates of gluten-free foods served throughout seven course meal were to die for.  I knew from the instant the first bite was on my tongue that I would be returning often.

My experience on my most recent visit, of course, was no exception. As I walked up, I immediately noticed that the place was hopping. It was a beautiful Oregon day and all of the outdoor seating was already taken. Like all the best places in Portland to eat – the less seating you see the better the restaurant.  You can’t go wrong with places that the locals flock to for good eats and great drinks, now can you?

My husband and I walked in the door hoping to find a table; we looked around and saw there were only three tables left inside. Of course I strategically picked a table that ensured I had a good view of what everyone else was ordering.  What can I say?  I’m a very visual person; I like to see what’s on the menu.

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After ordering a flight of beer we started scouting the dishes. It was hard to choose with all the wonderful food passing before our eyes. Eventually it was the pizza that won me over because; let’s face it, what goes better with beer, than pizza?

Each night Chef Neil cooks up a pizza special. Crisp, crunchy, and flavorful, the tzatziki, lamb and goat cheese pizza hit the spot. I’m a real sucker for a good gluten-free pizza, and when it’s served with a stellar gluten-free beer, that makes it even better. I wouldn’t normally order a pizza covered in tzatziki sauce, but it looked so pretty that I had to go for it – and I am glad I did because I wasn’t disappointed.

My husband ordered the grass fed burger served on a Jensen Better bun. It was cooked to order and topped with Beecher’s cheddar, caramelized onions, baby lettuces, Dark Ale beer mustard, and pickled red onion. He’s normally a tot’s kind of a guy, but the kale chips were perfectly seasoned. After we enjoyed approximately half of what was served to us we switched plates. What better way to enjoy the menu than to share?

After a couple of full mouth mmm’s we finished dinner and contemplated dessert. Although the menu looked inviting, we were full from our ample portions of beer, pizza and burger. Upon leaving we thanked our wonderful server and headed home knowing Harvester Brewing Gastropub would be a permanent addition to our list of favorite’s eateries.

Harvester Brewing Gastropub is located at 2030 SE 7th St. (SE 7th & Lincoln St.) in Portland, OR. They are open Wednesday for Dinner from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Thursday through Sunday from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Chrystal Carver is the recipe developer and author of “Sweet & Simple Gluten-Free Baking: Irresistible Classics in 10 Ingredients or Less!” available for pre-order at Amazon and B&N.

Find her on Facebook and at glutenfreeplate.com

 

 

 

 

Another Press Release from Harvester!

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Harvester Brewing Partnering with Bring on the Beer for Online Sales

At Harvester Brewing there are certain things we do very well. Most importantly, we work very hard to make excellent gluten-free beer. With the addition of our gastropub, we are now also working hard at making excellent gluten-free food. These tasks require a great deal of research, experimentation, and planning. We couldn’t be happier to be doing them, and we think we’re doing a pretty good job.

 

That being said, there are some things we don’t do quite so well, like running an online store. We spend most of our time producing and shipping out as much beer as possible, and with that kind of schedule, it’s hard to keep a regular inventory for our online store. Fortunately for all of you, that’s where Bring on the Beer comes in. Based in Happy Valley, Oregon, Bring on the Beer is an online store that specializes in the best craft beers of the Pacific Northwest.

 

You will still be able to buy beer from our online store through the rest of the month while we get the word out that we have put 100% of our support behind Bring on the Beer, but after that we’re shutting it down. We’re extremely excited because they will do a much better job than we ever did, and we can shift our focus back to what we’re actually good at: making beer.

Harvester beers are available online at: http://www.bringonthebeer.com/harvester-brewing.html
About Bring on the Beer

Bring on the Beer is a trusted online beer store making the most highly sought after, award-winning, hand crafted beers of the Pacific Northwest available to people across the US. We specialize in delivering the best tasting and hardest to find brews anywhere.

http://www.bringonthebeer.com

http://www.facebook.com/BringOnTheBeer