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!