Thursday, October 29, 2009

Jules Shepard Gluten Free Thanksgiving Cooking Class @ Earth Fare

I've written numerous times about Celiac expert and Gluten Free cooking guru Jules Shepard before on Gluten Free Raleigh. Jules currently resides in Baltimore but has North Carolina ties and stops in for a visit every few months. Each time she stops in we are very lucky! I have had the pleasure of organizing 2 previous cooking classes with Jules (February & July) and she stopped by for another one in August. I have great news to report, Jules will again be back in Raleigh, this time for a timely Gluten Free Thanksgiving themed cooking demonstration. Thanksgiving can be like navigating a Gluten minefield, this class will be the perfect way to have a great GF feast.

See below for more information. I encourage you to sign up soon as space is limited and Jules' classes are in very high demand. As always, portion of the proceeds will go toward Celiac Disease research.
GF Thanksgiving With Jules Shepard
Earth Fare Raleigh

Sunday Nov. 15, 2-4:30pm

Jules Shepard returns to Earth Fare Raleigh to get us all ready for a delicious gluten-free Thanksgiving! Come experience firsthand how knowledgeable, entertaining and encouraging North Carolina native and gluten-free cooking expert Jules Shepard can be, at this in-person demonstration with the focus on Thanksgiving! Learn how simple it can be to prepare amazing gluten-free meals everyone in your family will enjoy this holiday season.

Dishes like gluten-free and dairy-free homemade casseroles, pie crusts, pumpkin pie, dinner rolls and stuffing! Sample a wide variety of goodies, ask questions and have Jules sign one of her two books at this limited-space class. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.

As a special bonus, registrants in this Thanksgiving class will each get Jules' brand new 34 page Thanksgiving E-book full of recipes and tips for a great holiday (a $12.95 value)! See you there!

Class Fee is $40 (a portion of this registration fee will be donated to the University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research)
To register, visit or call (433-1390)/visit Earth Fare.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Update: Custom Choice Cereal

In June, I wrote about a new company, Custom Choice Cereal, that allows you to create your own gluten free cereal mix. You can view the old post here. Custom Choice Cereal was created by Hajo and Patrick who are two recent graduates of the MBA program at UNC.

Now that the website is up and running I had a chance to create a mix of my own. I decided to order Good Morning Flakes with banana chips, strawberries, and almonds. It is delicious!

You have the option of first picking your base: Cinnamon Granola, Corn Flakes, or Good Morning Flakes. Then, you choose your favorite dried fruits including apples, apricots, banana chips, blueberries, cherries, cranberries, pears, pineapples, raisins, and strawberries. Next, you can add seeds and nuts to your cereal like almonds, coconut, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and walnuts.

Risk of cross-contamination is nearly zero. Custom Choice Cereal uses ingredients that are naturally gluten free. All mixes are tested for the presence of gluten being less than 20 parts per million. The mixing facility is entirely gluten free.

You can choose to have your cereal shipped to you or you can pick it up from the facility.

I definitely recommend that you support Choice Choice Cereal by giving this local company a try!

Order your mix by going to If you have a Facebook account you can 'become a fan' of Custom Choice Cereal by going to this link. Be sure to share your experiences by commenting on this post.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Whole Foods Gluten Free List

Whole Foods seems to update their Gluten Free List often. For the latest list (updated 10.2.09) click here. There is also a Gluten Free/Casein list. If you want to see a list for a town other than Chapel Hill go to the Whole Foods website and click "stores" at the top of the page. After you find your store, go to its page and select special diets on the left hand side.

I recently bought some 365 Honey Roasted Cashews. The ingredients look as if they would be gluten free, but the cashews aren't on the list. I'm going to e-mail Whole Foods to check it out. If you have any suggestions or comments for them e-mail