Thursday, May 10, 2007

Just thought i'd share with all of you that there is a wonderful Cake Designer in Toronto that makes delicious gluten free cakes for special events. It's called I do! Wedding Cakes and you can visit her website at www.idoweddingcakes.ca. These cakes are custom designed wedding cakes with premium whole ingredients.

Annaem

Monday, May 07, 2007

Hi,
I have tried a great product which is Gluten Free, Wheat Free and Yeast Free and I wanted to share it. Although I didn't see the celiac seal on the packaging, I heard another company in Ottawa was producing this product before and they had a seal. It's really delicious. The name of the product is Cheesten and I bought at St Clair in Toronto. Have anyone tried this product before?

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Le Cafe Vert, 946 Queen St E, 416-778-1313

I've gone past this place a hundred times, if once, and I keep meaning to stop in. They offer gluten free of course, as well as vegan and vegetarian. They bill themselves as an 'Eco-bistro' and opened to rave reviews in fall 2005. I don't know if that's the case any more, as the Chef has since moved on and opened New World Organics, a bakery at Main and Gerrard (they have two gluten free items, and please ask for more). At any rate, Le Cafe Vert is worth checking out, on the sole premise it's one more place for Celiacs to eat at. : )

www.lecafevert.com
Pomegranate - House of Culinary Passion, 2222 Queen St E, 416-693-2992

I'll be eating here in a couple of weeks, so I'll post more then. However, here's what I know so far. After chatting with Ruben (at The Burger Shoppe) I found out that gluten free can be done at Pomegranate. That's about all I know so far. He was very helpful when I asked, and I'm really looking forward to eating there.
The Burger Shoppe, 688 Queen St E, 416-850-7026

Unlike every other burger place out there, The Burger Shoppe knows what it's doing. (Keep in mind I am completely biased : ). The Classic Beef Burger, Shoppe Burger, Cheese Burger, Organic Beef and Chick(en) Burger are all just meat. No fillers, no coatings, only some kosher salt and black pepper. To make it even better, they offer a gluten free hamburger bun, that is always available and oh so yummy! The fries are cut in house and are definitely worth it. The milkshakes, Chocolate, Strawberry, and Vanilla Bean are made with ice cream from Ed's Real Scoop in the Beaches and I have had the honour of reading the actually recipes for said ice cream to ensure that they are gluten free. It's the best ice cream ever! The only things that aren't gluten free are the Veggie Burger (which could change), the gravy, onion rings and brownies. The staff all know at least a little about gluten free, and are quite happy to accommodate you. Also, ask the staff if there is any gluten free goodies around -there just might be : ).

This review is from the first nine days after The Burger Shoppe opened:
http://www.nowtoronto.com/issues/2007-04-05/goods_foodfeature.php

P.S The kinks have since been worked out.

Hope to see you there!