Monday, June 18, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
A new website presence for the Montgomery chapter of the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America is being developed but not quite ready for traffic. The May meeting is next Thursday the 24th from 6-7 p.m. at Taylor Road Baptist Church (see sidebar) under the new leadership of Ruth Givens! Come and join (or renew) for $10 and enjoy all the benefits of membership. While you are there, be sure to tell Ruth or one of the board members what YOU would like to see GIG-Montgomery do in the second half of 2012!
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Once upon a time, some Hidden Valley dressings were off limits. Thanks to an email alert from Triumph Dining I was informed of the safety of Hidden Valley products and the news that Hidden Valley plans to clearly label packaging. That was welcome news because I had mentally written off the company and I see many recipes that call for their products. Even better, Hidden Valley has come up with a helpful website with all kinds of tips for the gluten free community!
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The April meeting of GIG-Montgomery is THIS THURSDAY, April 26th, from 6-7 p.m. at Taylor Road Baptist Church (see sidebar).
The Udi’s Ambassador for Alabama, our own Ruth Givens, will give an overview of Udi’s products and have FREE SAMPLES AND COUPONS for attendees.
We will also discuss the restructuring of GIG-Montgomery beginning in May, so come and lend your voice and enjoy Udi’s treats!
Sunday, April 8, 2012
My postings have slowed down as I have been distracted by all that is involved in moving across the country. GIG-Montgomery has been a labor of love for me and I will always be grateful for the opportunity to begin this chapter with my dear friends, Pam Green and Ruth Givens. At 56 members, I know that we have barely touched the hundreds in the greater Montgomery area who have some form of gluten intolerance. Most do not know it yet, so I encourage everyone to help spread the word about the free CME on celiac available to the medical community.
Once the baton has officially been passed, I will update on the new leadership structure. Hopefully, someone will be able to develop a new website soon and I can forward all who visit this page to the new source of information for GIG-Montgomery. I encourage all who are interested in the future of this organization to attend the April meeting on 4/26 from 6-7 p.m. at Taylor Road Baptist Church (see sidebar).
I did not know that Hershey’s had updated its gluten free list. Thanks to the “Gluten Free Mom” for the head’s up! And while I think that corporate America only takes such action after doing a cost-benefit analysis, I do agree with her that we should thank them for taking this progressive action. Hershey's website has the updated list; see Gluten Free Mom for this and many other helpful news bits.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
I just saw in the Montgomery Advertiser that last month’s information printed today. Dr. Brinson was our guest speaker in February and will not be a part of the March meeting! However, these meetings are always open to the public so feel free to join us.
After hearing from several group members, we decided to make the March meeting a time of sharing our best recipes and tips. If you can, bring a favorite gluten free dish along with the recipe for it. However, if you are unsure about your schedule and your ability to bring something, and/or you are still learning how to cook gluten free and do not want to chance “glutening” someone, then just come and learn! One thing you can do whether bringing a dish or not is write down your favorites in different gluten free categories. We will have a giant dry erase board marked with different GF categories and you can simply come up to the board and add any favorites you do not see already listed. We will then compile your recommendations and email out to the membership.
Remember, if you do bring a dish, be sure to bring your recipe as well. Some members have to avoid other ingredients besides gluten so we want everyone to be fully informed.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Wow—this resource is fabulous and free!
**From an email alert from the Celiac Disease Foundation**
“The *NEW* online CDF Gluten-Free Resource Directory provides you - FREE of charge - with a unique and easy, one-stop guide to all things Gluten-Free!
Each category has been carefully selected to provide you with products and services that simplify and demystify the gluten-free living experience.
The *NEW* online CDF Gluten-Free Resource Directory is dynamic, constantly evolving, growing, changing and being updated with new products and services every day.
So, be sure to check the site often to take advantage of some great promotions and new-to-market products available to you and your family.”