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2010 in review

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The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 33,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 280 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 553 posts. There were 169 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 93mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was November 28th with 280 views. The most popular post that day was Celiac and Loved Ones.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were cookeatshare.com, glutenfreefaces.com, facebook.com, twitter.com, and weglutenfree.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for flourless pie crust, gluten free baking powder biscuits, gluten free perogies, gluten free scalloped potatoes, and gluten free phyllo dough.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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Celiac and Loved Ones November 2010
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My Story in a Nutshell March 2009
48 comments

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Gluten Free Perogies May 2009
8 comments

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Gluten Free Phyllo Dough March 2010
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Gluten Free Scalloped Potatoes May 2009
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Restaurant Review – Gabby’s in Newmarket

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I went to Gabby’s restaurant for lunch yesterday. I have been wanting to go for quite some time and I must tell you that it was well worth the wait.

The restaurant is clean and cozy. There is music but it is not so loud that you can’t converse. The staff was friendly, efficient and knew all about Celiac disease and which foods are safe and which are made exclusively gluten free.

They even have a gluten free take-out menu!

I had chicken fajitas. The cold ingredients and the container with the corn tortillas came out first, followed by the chicken, onion, and red and green peppers on a sizzling pan. They were cooked to perfection.

I ate about half and was full. The waitress brought me containers to take my leftovers home and guess what I had for dinner!

My boyfriend had the Bison burger and onion rings (off the regular menu) and was well satisfied (he is a big eater)

The coffee was hot and delicious and refills came without asking.

All in all a very pleasant experience.

Want to know what else they have to offer? It is a large menu for both gluten free and regular dining.

Go to 16925 Yonge St. North of Mulock in Newmarket, Ontario or call them at (905) 967-1007

You can also visit them on line at www.gabbysnewmarket.com

I am going again; maybe I will see you there!

Conscious Cuisine Bistro & Catering

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About Conscious Cuisine Bistro & Catering:

At Conscious Cuisine Bistro & Catering, you will be welcomed into a warm, comfortable, clean and inviting atmosphere where you can eat in, or drop by and take your order out.

Each day Chef Paula Drew who has appeared on the show “I Do, Let’s Eat!” on The Food Network prepares a selection of fresh daily whole foods and seasonal dishes.

Paula’s dishes are prepared in-house each day using fresh seasonal ingredients that she purchases from our local farmers.

The Bistro features hot and cold options for breakfast, lunch and dinner that range from entrees, soups, salads, wraps and sandwiches, to delicious desserts. From the usual to something diverse, the menu options are always made YOUR way and based on YOUR CHOICE.

We proudly cater to special diets and offer daily gluten free and low carbohydrate choices. We also always have an under 400-calorie option for our customers that count calories, and for our customers that track “points”, we’re able to tell you exactly how many points each of our fresh daily menu choices have.

At CC Bistro, our goal is to consistently provide and be your alternative to unhealthy and over processed food.

All CC Bistro’s menu items are always additive and preservative free.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – closed

Tues – Thurs: – 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Fri: -11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Sat: -9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Sun: -9:00 am – 2:00 pm

CC Bistro & Catering is located at 610 Huronia Road , Unit 9, Barrie L4N OW5.

For inquires, take out, or catering services call Paula at 705.733.3373 or send an email to info@ccbistroyourchoice.ca.

Visit CC Bistro online at www.CCBistroYourChoice.ca


How To Find Gluten Free Restaurants

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We became aware of the problems Celiacs face when our daughter was diagnosed with Celiac disease.  As if it isn’t bad enough to have to deal with the problem at home, the much larger problem of eating when you are away from home, is somewhat daunting.

We decided to do something about it.  We have developed a guide so people can find restaurants that can serve them gluten free food wherever they may be.

It’s available free for everyone’s use, have a look! http://www.celiacrestaurantguide.com/

Aunt Jayne thinks this site is BRILLIANT!!

Gabbys Newmarket Has a Gluten Free Menu!!!

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NEW …. Gluten-Free Menu

Gabby’s Newmarket is pleased to present their new Gluten-Free Menu. Created for individuals with Celiac disease, wheat allergies or anyone who prefers gluten-free alternatives. This menu is the result of many months of development. Our team is proud to present a menu that has both variety and delicious Gluten-Free ingredients. Our staff, both kitchen and front of the house, are “Celiac-Savvy” with extensive training on proper food-handling issues and meal preparation.

On behalf of the staff and management of Gabby’s Newmarket, we look forward to having your friends and family dine with us!

  1. Click here to view a PDF of Gabby’s Newmarket Gluten-Free Menu
  2. Click here to view a PDF of Gabby’s Newmarket Celiac Brochure and Take-Out Menu

Stay Connected:

Join our Gluten-Free VIP Club for information on in-store features and promotions.

Monthly Calendar of Events

There are always exciting things going on at Gabby’s Newmarket.

Click here for our April Calendar of Events

Includes:

  • Sporting Event Schedule
  • Daily Food & Beverage Specials
  • In-store Parties and Events

www.gabbysnewmarket.com

Gluten Free in West Hollywood and Studio City

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Hugo’s Restaurant is stealthy healthy.  That means it tastes so good, you may not even know that what you’re eating is also good for you.  We cook for carnivores and herbivores alike, putting a healthy twist into all our recipes.

Although we are not exclusively gluten-free, we can make adjustments for those on a G-F diet.  Just look on the menu for our “dingbat” system and the legend on each page, indicating which items are G-F and which items can be made that way. (Please keep in mind, depending on the severity of your intolerance, that the facility cannot guarantee cross-contamination with gluten products, but we have made every attempt to make the basic building blocks of our recipes gluten-free, including our sauces and salad dressings and our fryer.  And we almost always have a gluten-free dessert and gluten-free pancakes!) 

see our menu www.hugosrestaurant.com

2 locations:   West Hollywood, 8401 Santa Monica Blvd., 323-654-3993

                    Studio City, 12851 Riverside Dr., 818-761-8985

 

New specialist eating out guide listing restaurants and cafes that cater for gluten-free and wheat-free across the UK

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We’re a new specialist eating out guide listing restaurants and cafes that cater for gluten-free and wheat-free across the UK! We also cover eating out nut-free, lactose-free, vegetarian, vegan and a lot more so check out www.LeaveItOut.co.uk for what we’ve got.
The website has just been launched, and we’d love your help as we start out. We invite you to rate and review places across the UK (you’ll need a postcode to search), and get in touch with new listings if we haven’t already got your favourite restaurant on there. Just one review will make all the difference as we start to build this resource for gluten-free foodies. We know the site isn’t perfect, but we’re improving it all the time and it would be great to have your comments and views on what would make it better. 
January competitions – only a few days left!
To encourage you to get involved, we’re running a couple of competitions in January. We are offering you the chance to win a free meal at the restaurant of your choice when you rate and review one restaurant, or get in touch with one new restaurant listing.* All you need to do is register here and get reviewing, or simply contact us through the site with information about a place you know. 
However, I imagine you’ve got more than a couple of reviews up your sleeve, so we are offering the same prize to January’s Reviewer of the Month.* The prize for January’s Reviewer of the Month will go to the person who either writes the most reviews for us, or tells us the most new places to list. Of course you can increase your chances of winning by reviewing restaurants online and giving us new places to list! 
* The winner and January’s Reviewer of the Month are entitled to £40 to spend at a restaurant of their choice. Terms & Conditions here.

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Competition Terms & Conditions: http://www.leaveitout.com/competition_terms_and_conditions
Registration Page: http://www.leaveitout.com/users/user.php

Gluten Free Bakery in Toronto

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Wild Earth Cafe and Bakery opened in the very historic Toronto Beach neighbourhood in the summer of 2009. Husband and wife team, Brad and Nicole Owens, recognized a real need for a bakery that specialized in providing yummy baked goods for those with dietary restrictions. Brad has had a gluten intolerance for some time and always found it difficult to find places that he could enjoy a good meal or a snack without running the risk of severe abdominal pain. Over the years, Nicole developed a number of recipes ranging from sweets (cookies and squares) to nutritious breads that were 100% gluten-free but also tasted great. Both Nicole and Brad worked got tired of the corporate world and decided to make their dream of owning a gluten-free cafe a reality.

In addition to having a very wide range of gluten-free items, the bakery also offers many Vegan choices as well. Work is currently underway to develop a full line of sugar-free items. The first such item is a gluten-free, vegan and sugar free lemon tart that is made with Agave and Xylitol (a sugar substitute that is 100% natural and is derived from Birch trees). The bakery is also 100% nut-free so those with anaphylactic allergies are safe!

Wild Earth Cafe and bakery is open 7 days a week and is located at 2142 Queen Street East in Toronto. The TTC stops at the door and there is ample street parking. The cafe is very “Mom Friendly” and has change tables and high chairs and is also wheelchair and stroller accessible. Readers of Aunt Jayne’s blog are welcome to try a free cookie simply by mentioning that they are readers of the blog. One per customer please.

Website: www.wildearthbakery.ca

Wild Earth Cafe & Bakery
2142 Queen St. E.
Toronto
Store: 647-348-0202

Join our Facebook Fan Page which is can be found by searching Wild Earth Cafe. We post recipes, product updates and coupons.

Gluten Free in Boston’s North End

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neborestaurant.com

simplicity demands the finest ingredients

90 North Washington Street

Boston, Massachusetts 617-723-6326 Fax: 617-723-6327

  About 4 yrs ago my sister Christine and I opened nebo restaurant at 90 N. Washington St. in Boston’s North End. Nebo is a traditional Italian restaurant offering dishes based on recipes that were passed down from our mother and grandmother.  After being open for about a year, two of our closest friends were told they had Celiac disease.  We then realized just how many people this disease has affected and the need for an alternative for their dining restrictions. Determined to serve our friends their favorites, we set upon making our menu available in a gluten free form. We are thrilled to say that we have now produced 90% of our menu with the same great taste as our regular menu. We don’t think there has been an accomplishment that has brought us more pleasure. If you would like us to forward a copy of our Gluten free menu please send a menu request to nebofunctions@gmail.com .

 -Just a taste of our menu-

misto fritto – crisp shrimp, calamari, smelts, mediterranean aioli

sale e pepe – sea salt and white peppercorn marinated chicken wings

polenta con scampi – sauteed shrimp in a lemon butter sauce over grilled polenta

burrata – cream filled mozzarella, proscuitto di parma, balsamic fig glaze

 

-Gluten free pasta specialties-

bucati – fresh mozzarella, pacchino tomato, pecorino romano, basil, evoo

cappesante – seared sea scallops, light mascarpone cream sauce

aglio olio – gulf shrimp, pei mussels, garlic, evoo, chile flakes

salsicce e rabe – homemade sweet sausage, broccoli rabe, pecorino romano

bolognese – slow cooked meat ragu, tomato, cream, pecorino romano

amatriciana – pancetta, sweet onions, spicy marinara

*or simply, fresh tomato basil sauce

A variety of 20 gourmet Gluten free pizzas are available

 

Nebo’s stylish décor, reminiscent of modern Italy, is all natural wood, chocolate suede and brick surrounding a 120 person capacity dining area and a full bar showcasing a magnificent marble top, glass shelves and plasma televisions.  This creates the perfect setting for the enjoyment of one of our specialty martinis or a bottle from our “Wine Spectator Magazine” award winning wine list. Nebo’s list features 150 Italian wines and a cellar list for the true wine enthusiast.

 

Monday – Wednesday 5pm until 11pm

Thursday – Saturday 5pm until late night

Full menu served during all business hours

Extended hours for “The Garden” event nights

Parking on street or adjacent to restaurant

           *nebo is not a %100 Gluten free environment

all precautions are taken to prevent cross contamination

Your Belly Knows The Good Gluten Free Restaurants

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Getting to know YourBelly.com

YourBelly.com was created to help individuals with dietary restrictions such as celiac disease locate and find delicious food at their favorite restaurants.  The emphasis of YourBelly.com is the content – detailed restaurant and menu information in as many locations as possible.  The interface is intentionally clean and simple, allowing users quick and easy access to the information they need.

YourBelly.com is different from most restaurant websites in that it provides menu items specific to dietary needs at restaurants ranging from national chains to local mom and pop joints.  YourBelly.com does not include any restaurants without accompanying menu information since the actual menu items is what the users of YourBelly.com are looking for to make an appropriate dining decision.  Quality, detailed, accurate restaurant data helps differentiate YourBelly.com from the large restaurant listing websites.

Users are encouraged to add their feedback by adding restaurants, menu items and commentary.  The community of gluten free individuals (and other dietary/nutrition groups) is very passionate about their health and nutrition.  It is because of these individuals that YourBelly.com is much more than a restaurant database; rather, it is an evolving information-based community growing and being shaped each day into the ultimate resource for food lovers with dietary needs.