August 2010


Just wanted to give updates on some of my favorite local restaurants and health food stores. First, I am pleased to announce that DaLucianos now has their own brand of gluten-free pasta available to order. Everyone knows how delicious the pasta is in the restaurant, now imagine being able to have this at home anytime. We love Dalucianos!

 I am also excited to announce new additions to my favorite health food stores. Health Nutz in Mokena is now carrying several popular gluten-free brands as Jan and Gayle have bought a third freezer in which to store these foods. You can now find Joan’s pizza crust and bagels (my personal favorite), Foods by George,  the Udi’s line including their bagels and more. Jan is looking for your suggestions, as well, to help fill the freezer.

Natural Choices, in New Lenox, has several new additions to their already extensive amount of gluten-free choices. They are now carrying choices from our friends at OMG..It’s Gluten Free. You can purchase gluten-free, dairy free lasagna well as their wonderful pizzas. In addition, Sue has foods by Rose’s Cafe in Evanston, O’Dough’s, Udi’s, Joan’s, and Moondance Heavanly Desserts. Stop in at any of these places and you will be pleasantly surprised!

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There’s a new edition of the Celiac Sprue Association of Greater Chicagoland’s “Chicago Celiac” out. I posted it under the CSA-GC News section in the links to the right. Many good articles this month and every month.

Also note that the CARE Walk 2010 is taking place at 10:00 AM on Saturday, October 2 in Fullersburg Woods in Oakbrook (3609 Spring Road). Registration starts at 9AM. You can read more about the walk in the latest edition of Chicago Celiac, but it is a fun time and good chance to meet other members of the celiac community.

While you’re there, you can join the CSA-GC. Membership is only $20 for a year and a bargain at twice the price!