Monday, July 28, 2008

Judy's Magic Mixes

I just tried out the first of the packages of Judy's Magic Mixes I have acquired. I used the Morning Magic Pancakes & Waffles mix, opting for the pancakes. These were easy to make and tasted great. Granted, it has been so long since I have had wheat pancakes, I find it more and more difficult to ascertain how close the taste is to 'real' pancakes.

To the pancake mix, you add 2 eggs, 1 & 1/3 cups of water and 1/3 cup of vegetable oil. I added some applesauce, but that is not called for in the recipe. I have a few other mixes, and if they are as good as this one, I will certainly make sure to pick some more up.

The mixes are available at The Mercantile, which has moved to 297 Roncesvalles Avenue (formerly, 626 College Street).

Friday, July 18, 2008

Hi, me again, the celiac newbie.. I wrote to Webbers Naturals, who makes my Calcium with Vit. D supplement and this is the reply I got.. would you trust this and continue taking the supplement?


Thank you for your question. This supplement is made in our factory where gluten is used. However, we feel that the chance of cross-contamination is remote since we strictly follow the Natural Health Product Directorate’s (NHPD) Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP)."

How careful do I need to be?

p.s. thanks so much to whoever responded to my last message.. It REALLY helped!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Just about to relocate to Toronto from Germany (where I was diagnosed 2 years ago). It has been a real challenge shopping for GF food here and knowledge of cealiac disease is really limited which makes eating out a real challenge.

Reading this blog gives me hope that things could be easier in Canada. Just one question - where is the best place to by GF food? Do supermarkets stock it as a rule - or is it just health food shops (as here)? Any tips would be appreciated.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

I was just diagnosed with Celiac disease 2 weeks ago. I also am allergic to milk. But I read that lactose intolerance can be a symptom of celiac, so maybe I will be able to have dairy products when I become gluten free???!!

I am happy to find this blog and have found many useful things on it.
It scares me that I can read ingredients and think that something is gluten free, when it may not be.

Am I supposed to research every single product I eat by contacting manufacturers?
Does this mean I really should not eat at restaurants?
Is tofu safe?
Anyone with any insight would be very much appreciated!
Rita :)