Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Meeting Summary November 2013

The Prescott Area Celiac and Gluten Free Support organization held its November meeting at the Prescott Public Library on November 19th at 12:30PM in the Founders room "B" on the lower level of the library building.

Each of the 25+ in attendance took a few minutes to introduce themselves and share beneficial information about their gluten free journey. Lots of information was shared! So much information, that at future meetings, Diane J suggested that she would take detailed notes to be posted at the blog.

Many brought their favorite cookbooks to share. Some of the books mentioned were: Gluten Free Asian Kitchen, The Gluten Free Bible, The Almond Flour Cookbook, etc.

There was much feedback about the recent online "Gluten Summit". All feedback was positive and some from the group purchased the audio file of the event. All found the event to offer extremely current and beneficial info. The summit included doctors and experts such as Dr. Amen (seen on PBS), Dr. Hyman, Dr. Alessio Fasano, and more.

New pasta recommendations that are available locally are: Costco "Ancient Grains" brand, and Olive U store in Bashford Courts now carries their own brand of gluten free pasta. 

The  new Prescott Homebody store on the second floor of Bashford Courts across from the Square, is now carrying gluten free food items and Olivella personal care products, which are gluten free and olive oil based.  They are manufactured in Italy.

Since it was also time to update local GF restaurant info, many in attendance mentioned their favorites or specific dishes that they have had good experiences with. For more info, go to the "Prescott Quad City Local Restaurant Favs" link at this blog.

Tammy K. and Jim are presenting an event at the local Natural Grocers this saturday (11/23) with GF cookie baking and also sharing celiac info (Jim). 

Diane J has scheduled an author book signing of her cookbook as part of the big holiday kick off event at True Value Hardware on Miller Valley Rd on thursday evening, 11/21 from 7-9PM. Also, Diane's cookbook, "The Farmer's Daughter Cooks Gluten Free" was featured with a cookbook review and one of her recipes in the Fall issue of Gluten Intolerance Group of America's (GIG) publication: "Celebrate Living Gluten Free".

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the next meeting, which is Tuesday, December 17th at 12:30PM.

TO CONTACT US: gfreerenee@juno.com