Friday, November 04, 2011

Hi all!

Chef Amy from Say-She-Ate here.
I'm running some fantastic Gluten Free Cooking Classes that I thought you all might like to know about. There are still a few spots this Tuesday November 8th, for those new to Gluten Free living, in our "Going Gluten Free" cooking demonstration, tastings and chat with a Naturopathic Doctor about all the benefits of Gluten Free living. Gluten Free Pizza, Tasty Homemade Pad Thai, Working with Quinoa and Yummy Baking too. Also, our Gluten Free Gourmet Cooking Class series is hands-on and great for those with more experience and especially for a fantastic gluten free holiday season. Here is the link to my group cooking classes: CLICK HERE FOR GLUTEN FREE COOKING CLASSES
Call 416-727-0457 or email me to book your spot, as space is limited. Special discount if you mention this blog.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


Louise Pearl's new grocerybakery-kitchen in Dorval is certainly targeting a niche market: people on gluten-free diets. As a food-industry consultant who also is head of the Quebec chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association, Pearl said this background made it a natural for her to open Louise Sans Gluten Free, on Dumont St. just west of the FĂ©nelon Blvd.-Highway 20 interchange. Her goal is to offer people with celiac disease a one-stop place to shop for gluten-free foods, from freshly baked breads and desserts and candy to packaged goods like pasta and soy sauce. "Those of us who have to eat gluten-free, normally our shopping methods require going to many, many stores to find the things we need. There's a little bit in lot of different places," she said. "You can find gluten-free foods in health food stores, a bit in some grocery stores. For normal people what is a trip to the grocery store, can for us be a trip to four, five or six stores."

*Reprinted with permission of the author Albert Kramberger of The Gazette. For complete article, please see

Monday, October 10, 2011

I just wanted to let everyone know that I am hosting a gluten free Asian Style Cooking Class with natural chef and holistic nutritionist Marni Wasserman. It is on Wednesday October 19, 2011, 6:30pm to 9:30pm in Marni's commercial style kitchen in midtown Toronto. The menu will include miso soup, brown rice nori rolls, tempeh stir fry with rice noodles, napa cabbage salad, edamame dip with brown rice crackers, and chocolate + green tea bliss balls. The price for the class is $95.
Space is limited to 10 people per class because it is hands-on. We cook together, eat what we make, and take home wonderful recipes and valuable information on eating and living a healthy lifestyle!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Hi all,

Just wanted to let you know that The Monarch Tavern--one of Toronto's oldest drinking establishments--has implemented a new menu featuring lots of gluten free options. All our gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and burgers are available gluten free. We use fresh, wholesome ingredients, and a wide variety of local and imported artisanal cheeses. We also make a delicious poutine with real cheese curds and a vegetarian gluten free gravy made from scratch. Best of all, we also serve two kinds of gluten free beer!

The Monarch Tavern is tucked away in a quiet residential neighborhood between the thriving Dundas West and College Street strips. The kitchen is currently open for dinner only, but will soon be open for lunch on weekdays and Sunday brunch as well.

Plenty of drink specials too!

The Monarch Tavern
12 Clinton St.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Hi Everyone,

I have opened a small gluten-free takeout cafe and shop in downtown Toronto (Fashion District) called cafe booboo. It is located on 533 Richmond St. West, Unit 203 (Richmond St. West and Portland St. ), where the entrance to the cafe is on Portland St and is on the ground floor. The cafe/shop sells baked goods, lunch items, beverages, snacks/candy and packaged goods - all in a gluten-free environment. In the near future, I will be serving soups and congee as part of the lunch menu.

Please check out my website for a map (location), hours and tentative menu.

Hope to see you there!


Friday, August 05, 2011

Places to Stay in Toronto

Hi everyone. Sandra is looking for information on hotels or a family vacation condo in Toronto that are either gluten friendly or a with a kitchen. If anyone can help her, please leave a comment. Thanks.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Hello Everyone
In case anyone is looking for a gluten free store, I just opened my own store on Kingston Rd and Midland. After shopping at 4 or 5 different store in the city to find everything I needed for my Celiac diet, I finally broke down and decided to open up my own store which specializes in Gluten Free foods. We also carry Lactose Free and Vegan products. We are located at 2351B Kingston Rd in Scarborough. Annick's Gluten Free Market. Drop by on Grand opening day April 29th 2011 for Free samples of our many products. We also have cook books for gluten free recipes, education information on Celiac, Gluten intolerance and a whole lot of information in general. Our motto is "If we don't have something you would like, let us know and we will try getting it in the store"
We are also thinking of carrying gluten free deli meats in the near future if there is a demand for it.
So let us know if you would like us to bring it in the store.
We have a lot of good foods including snacks and desserts. Drop by and visit us.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Just wanted to let everyone know that even though Lemongrass advertises a gluten free menu they are very irresponsible. I have eaten there on 3 occasions. The 2nd occasion i felt ill but was unsure of what it could be. The 3rd occasion i had a conversation with the server who told me that they do not use dedicated fryers for the food. In fact, she said it wasn't necessary because they use high heat to kill the gluten in foods. So i need not worry. If i was very sensitive perhaps i should not eat those items. Well that is not gluten free is it? Not only is there cross contamination going on the staff believe that high heat kills gluten. If gluten free was only that easy!! I have emailed them to inform them otherwise but they ignored my messages. Please beware of LEMONGRASS!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


I wanted to share a note about a cookbook I received as a gift that I love!

"The Gluten-Free Kitchen: Over 135 Delicious Recipes For People With Gluten Intolerance Or Wheat Allergy"
by Roben Ryberg

A cookbook for the celiac who has mastered the basics (meat and potatoes) but miss "bread" like items and desserts. All recipes are super easy, use starches in lieu of non-wheat based flours and turn out amazing. I have served many items from here to my non-celiac friends and they can't tell the difference. The chocolate cake is delicious!

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Hi everyone, I'm looking for gluten free bread recipes on the internet and unless I subscribe to a magazine or buy a cookbook I can't find anything. Does anyone know where I can find the recipes for free???