2010 in review

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.


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


Gluten Free Perogies May 2009


Gluten Free Phyllo Dough March 2010


Gluten Free Scalloped Potatoes May 2009


Restaurant Review – Gabby’s in Newmarket

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

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

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!!!

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


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


Gluten Free in West Hollywood and Studio City

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

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.

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