Eating Gluten Free at Habesha Ethiopian Restaurant

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This was not the first time we checked our Habesha Ethiopian Restaurant, and it won't be the last.  Habesha is in Edmonton's north east in on 118 ave at 95 st.  Not to far from our favourite gluten free Salvadorian restaurant El Rancho.  To be honest I can't tell you the name of any of the dishes, but they are great.  We never did look at the menu both times we have gone because we went on a Wednesday evening when they have their vegetarian buffet.

A variety of Ethiopian food from Habesha's
vegetarian buffet.
It is quite the experience to go to the restaurant.  there is no cutlery on the table, because you are supposed to eat Ethiopian food with your hands.  Well, atleast you are supposed to eat it with what is called Injera, which is like a pita flat.  Typically Injera is gluten free because it is made from teff.  However, at least at Habesha, they do add wheat flour to it because the teff is expensive to import, so they line it with flour to stretch out a batch.

They will provide you with a fork, and if you want, some rice in place of the Injera.  The food itself is very tasty and has so much flavour to it.  I would say there are some similar flavours to Indian food, but not all the dishes are hot.

At the vegetarian buffet, at least this particular time, everything was gluten free.  It is good to ask every time just in case something changes and they make a sauce thickened with flour.  At the vegetarian buffet they have dishes with lentils (a spicy brown one, and a tasty yellow lentil dish), an excellent cabbage dish, something that looked like a spinach dish, vegetables, potatoes, some salad, a chick pea dish.  I would not say it is the largest spread, but it was really enough food.

One of the interesting things about eating at Habesha is the atmosphere.  When we went it was really busy, lots of younger 20-30 somethings there because of the hookah's.  Yes, people like up the hookah's at Habesha.  At first it was interesting, the smoke is not as powerful and choking as a cigarette smoke, and it is just fruit leaves.  However, after a while, when it got really busy, it did become a bit overwhelming.  So if this is a concern for you, you may want to go by during off hours when there are not as many people around.

Let us know about your experience there.

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Gluten Free and Vegan Poutine Available at La Poutine

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So I received an email from La Poutine in the University area of Edmonton.  They wanted to let the Celiac community know that they do have a gluten free poutine.

Their gluten free gravy also happens to be vegan.  Both their cheese curds and vegan cheese curds are also gluten free, along with their french fries.

Customers wanting to have the gluten free gravy for their poutine should specify so to the cashier.

Gluten free poutine from La Poutine in Edmonton
Amanda and I finally had a chance to check out La Poutine and their much talked about poutine choices.  La Poutine is a cute and cozy place, certainly not for big groups, but great to go in with a couple friends for a lunch/snack.  Just a few bar tables to sit at.  We went on a Sunday afternoon at 2pm, and it was like a revolving door of people coming in and out to have poutine.

We decided to order a traditional and a Quebecois which comes with Montreal Smoked meat.  I'll admit, we were bad because didn't ask if the smoked meat was gluten free or not, but it just seemed like a great choice.  We did hesitate to order any of the options that had pepperoni or sausages because I wanted to check with the owners via email first.  I'm still waiting to hear back, so I will update this when I do.

What we had was so good.  Our eyes were certainly bigger than our stomaches that afternoon.  We decided to order 2 larges, because we thought, "Well, this is our lunch".  Amanda just made it through half of hers before tapping out, and I way over ate, eating about 3/4 of mine.  But it was worth it, and so tasty.  What a great option for some comfort food with a twist.  They have a wide variety of crazy combinations for poutine that are worth trying out:
  • Traditional poutine
  • Cowboy’s Poutine: traditional, beef 
  • Wurst Poutine: traditional, sausage
  • Granny’s Poutine: traditional, peas, chicken
  • The Canadian Poutine: traditional, bacon
  • Garden Poutine: traditional, mushrooms, onions, peas
  • Italian Poutine: hand-cut fries, cheese curds, beefy spaghetti sauce
  • The Quebecois: traditional, smoked meat
  • Party Poutine: traditional, beef, hot sauce, sour cream
  • Meatlover’s Poutine: traditional, beef, bacon, sausage
  • Poutine Supreme: traditional, bacon, sour cream, green onion
  • BBQ Chicken Poutine: traditional, chicken, bbq sauce
Note the following are NOT gluten free
  • Italian spaghetti sauce
  • Chili
  • mayo dipping sauces
Just note the chance of cross contamination for any of the specialty orders between any of the non gluten free toppings.

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Kinnikinnick's Gluten Free Kosher Product Listing

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We recently posted about Kinnikinnick's efforts to make a wide selection of their products kosher through the Othordox Union.  Our good friend RL wrote about the significance of this certification and how it opens up more variety of tasty foods to not only the gluten free market, but to the kosher market as well in Edmonton, Canada and across the world.  You can always give the article "Kinnikinnick's gluten free products are now certified Kosher!" a full read.

In the meantime, I felt it was important to provide a full list of products certified kosher and gluten free from Kinnikinnick.  For those in the Edmonton area, you can almost now consider Kinnikinnick a kosher bakery with cookies, breads, desserts and mixes. Listed below is the over 50 kosher products available at the Kinnikinnick Store in Edmonton, national and local retailers like SuperStore and Wal-Mart or online:
  1. All Purpose Flour Blend
  2. Angel Food Cake Mix
  3. Blueberry Muffins
  4. Brown Sandwich Bread
  5. Candadi Yeast Free Multigrain Rice Bread
  6. Carrot Muffins
  7. Chocolate Cake Mix
  8. Chocolate Chip Muffins
  9. Chocolate Cookie Crumbs
  10. Chocolate Dipped Donuts
  11. Cinnamon Sugar Donuts
  12. Crepe Mix
  13. Crusty Bun
  14. Dinner Roll
  15. Ginger Snap Cookies
  16. Gingerbread Cookie Mix
  17. Graham Style Crumbs
  18. Homestyle Waffles-Cinnamon Brown Sugar
  19. Homestyle Waffles-Original
  20. Italian White Tapioca Rice Bread
  21. JB Brownie Squares
  22. Kaiser Roll
  23. KinniKritters Animal Cookies
  24. KinniKritters Chocolate Animal Cookies
  25. KinniKritters Graham Style Animal Cookies
  26. Kinni-Kwik Bread & Bun Mix
  27. KinniTOOS Chocolate Sandwich Cream Cookies
  28. KinniTOOS Fudge Sandwich Cream Cookies
  29. KinniTOOS Vanilla Sandwich Cream Cookies
  30. Many Wonder Multigrain Rice Bread
  31. Maple Glazed Donuts
  32. Montana's Chocolate Chip Cookies
  33. Pancake & Waffle Mix
  34. Panko Style Bread Crumbs
  35. Personal Size Pizza Crusts
  36. Personal Size Thin Pizza Crusts
  37. Pie Crusts
  38. Raisin Tapioca Rice Bread
  39. Robins Honey Brown Rice Bread
  40. S'moreables Graham Style Crackers
  41. Sugar Cookie Mix
  42. Sunflower Flax Rice Bread
  43. Tapioca Rice Bread
  44. Tapioca Rice Cinnamon Buns
  45. Tapioca Rice Cinnamon Raisin Bagels
  46. Tapioca Rice English Muffins
  47. Tapioca Rice Hamburger Buns
  48. Tapioca Rice Hot Dog Buns
  49. Tapioca Rice New York Style Plain Bagels
  50. Tapioca Rice Sesame Bagels
  51. Tapioca Rice Tray Buns
  52. Vanilla Glazed Donuts
  53. White Cake Mix
  54. White Sandwich Bread
  55. Yeast Free Tapioca Rice Bread
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Tips for travelling gluten free with Princess Cruises

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Me in front of the Princess Emerald, ported in Grenada
We've been cruising before on Celebrity where Amanda was very impressed with how they accommodated her gluten free diet.  You can click here to read more about that experience and I'll leave Amanda to blog more about her experience on Princess, because just like cruising on Celebrity, there were lots of successes, but still some frustrations.

So here are a few tips for Princess, and probably for any cruise line like Celebrity, Carnival, Royal Caribbean etc., when cruising on a gluten free diet.

Alfredo sauce with a gluten free quinoa pasta
First, be sure to let the cruise line know about your dietary restrictions before cruising.  Princess Cruises has something online called the Cruise Personalizer where you can enter any special requests weather it being a food allergy like peanut, dietary restrictions like gluten free, or even kosher.  This is to ensure the head waiter has a list of all people special dietary needs.  The first evening in the dining room, the header waiter came to our table to seek out Amanda.

lobster tail with massive prawns served with rice
Next, the most important person in any eating area is the head waiter.  They are the best person to help you seek out the meal that works best for you.  This is not only for the dining room, but the buffet area as well.  In the buffet area, you can ask some of the servers or chefs, but the head waiter will no best.

If you are having any issues with the food in any situation, speak with the head waiter, don't speak with the waiter serving your table.  The head waiter knows how to make things happen, even if that means bringing in the assistant maitre'd or maitre'd who is the next level up.  We do have a story with that, that if Amanda doesn't share, I'll certainly share.

Gluten free Moroccan crock pot.  This was threw room service
To make things easier on the kitchen on preparing a gluten free dinner properly for you, the head waiter likes to bring you the menu the day before.  Typically during dinner the day before so you can place your order.  This is so they can make up a batch of a special gluten free sauce for you if needed on any of the meals.  We noticed a few times, Amanda and I order the same meal, but her sauce was not as thick.  Hense it was gluten free because they made a special batch for her without thickener.  Be sure the head waiter brings you the next day's menu before you start eating your dinner.  This is because the last thing you want to do on a full stomach is to think about what you want to eat the next day.




This was at their cover charge restaurant Sabatini's.
quinoa seafood pasta.  Or is that seafood with some pasta?
Mmmmmm
This is a general tip for cruise dining;  don't be afraid to speak up about any of the meals.  Typically cruise meals are fantastic, but you can come across some duds.  Let the waiter know, they'll be happy to prepare something else for you.  Also, if nothing on the menu is really speaking to you, ask for something else.  This will obviously delay your meal because they will have to prepare it special, but they can do it.

There is breakfast, lunch and dinner in the dining rooms.  Those are obviously the best ways to avoid any cross contamination at the buffets.  But there are still some great gluten free buffet meals on the ship.  You can also order room service for any meals, they are able to prepare gluten free meals as well.

We booked this cruise and our previous Celebrity cruise with Meredith Travel:

Meredith Burbidge
4 Robert Speck Pkwy - 15th Floor
Mississauga, Ontario
L4Z 1S1 Canada
Direct Line: (416) 907-3299
Email: mburbidge@tpi.ca
TICO Registration 1576226

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For those that need: Gluten free, soy free, kosher, vegan margarine

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This posted is from our good gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian friend RL:

I can't believe the rumors are true. There really is a gluten free, soy free, kosher, vegan margarine available in Canada and in Edmonton no less.

Earth Balance makes what they call 'a buttery flavour spread'. It tastes like margarine to me which is awesome because I have not had margarine in a really long time! I just ate some on toasted gluten free bread. I felt like a real person. I can't wait to try baking with my new spread. I'll let you know how it goes.

I picked up this tub at planet organic Edmonton south.

Check out some other gluten free products we wrote about.

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Gluten Free Rice Krispies hits Canadian Shelves

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This is some great news, Gluten Free Rice Krispies has finally hit the shelves in Canada.  The gluten free version is made with brown rice and takes out the malt found in the original version of Rice Krispies.

In Edmonton, I am only able to confirm it right now at Safeway locations.  Please let us know if you find it elsewhere.

Click here to check out the details from the Safeway Canada website

Now that there gluten free Rice Krispies, what's the first treat you are going to make with them?

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Gluten Free Granola products by Girlnola

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In the summer time Abisaac and I were in Ontario visiting family, attending a lovely wedding and then before coming home to Edmonton we took a few days to ourselves and went to Niagara Falls. On our way back we drove through and stopped in Niagara on the lake. I had driven by but never actually stopped anywhere there before. We checked out a local winery, learned how the grow their grapes, tasted the grapes right off the vine (my favorite part by the way) and of course sampled some fabulous wines.

We stopped and had lunch, which I know we've already shared with you, but then we stopped at a local Niagara on the Lake fruit stand. In reality it was way more than a fruit stand, it was a full store with an obvious emphasis on fresh Ontario grown fruits. We bought the most amazing peaches I have ever eaten in my entire life. Honestly, I didn't even make it into the car before I'd found a way to wash a peach and I dug right in. Mmmm just thinking about that peach makes me smile.

Anyways, while in this fruit stand (store) we of course took the opportunity to browse the aisles and check out everything they had to offer. I grabbed an advertisement for a new gluten free product they were showcasing called Girlnola. I apologize to everyone because I must have put this ad into my purse and forgotten about it until I used that purse again recently on another vacation. Sorry about that.

So it's a little late, but here it is. While I have not tried their products, they sure do sound good. Girlnola is a gluten free gourmet granola that is made with organic nuts, seeds and fruits, naturally sweetened and high in fiber and antioxidants and it is Canadian made. You can find these products online at http://www.girlnola.com/.





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The best gluten free, dairy free, soy free muffins

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This is another guest post by our good friend RL with her gluten free, dairy free, soy free, vegetarian diet:

The best (well according to me) gluten free dairy soy free muffins!

So if you've read my blogs before you know that not only do I eat gluten free I'm dairy free and soy free and vegetarian to boot. It drives my family insane! However they do seem to notice and tell me about restaurants, articles and recipes that fit with my diet.

Recently my aunt saw an episode of Giada at Home on the Food Network and made me the best muffin recipe ever, Carrot and zucchini muffins.

What makes these muffins so good is that they don't taste gluten free and they are so moist. As well they have vegetables! So if you have picky kids you can sneak some veggies into their diet.

Now I can't say that I have made these myself...but I just talked to my aunt and another shipment is on the way!

Click here for the full recipe from The Food Network.

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Highlevel Diner serves it up tasty and gluten free

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This is actually our second review of Highlevel Diner.  The first post of Highlevel Diner's gluten free experience was just more of an FYI of what gluten free menu items are available.  Someone had mentioned to us about their gluten free options so we just wanted to let everyone know about it.

Highlevel Diner is located near the University of Alberta, just on the opposite side of the highlevel bridge of Edmonton's downtown core.  Its not the biggest place, but it really is a busy place.  Certainly a local favourite.  They actually do have a gluten free menu!  That is always a good sign and gives Amanda a little sigh of relief.

Once again I decided to order gluten free as well, so we can try multiple menu items.  I ordered the gluten free BLT with fries and Amanda had the gluten free jambalaya with corn chips on the side.  They have a dedicated fryer for french fries!  Woo hoo!  And their fries are sooo good.  Just like you would expect at a diner.  Both meals were really good.  My bread didn't break apart (which was a bonus).  Although I didn't ask which bread they carry or if they make their own.  Considering they make gluten free perogies, they may make their own gluten free bread.  If you like spice, you will love their jambalaya.  It certainly set off some alarms.

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I can't find the picture, but they also have a flourless chocolate cake.  This cake was so good they we actually took a double take and called the waitress over to confirm.  We didn't believe it.  It was so fluffy and tasty for a flourless cake.  She did confirm, and actually, the only chocolate cake they have is the gluten free flourless chocolate cake.  I'll have to search for this picture and update this posting, because this piece of cake was a beast!

Click here to check out a summary post on Highlevel Diner's gluten free menu.

Click here for the Highlevel Diner Celiac Friendly Menu

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Press'd City Centre Location Now Offering Gluten Free

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A while back we wrote about how Press'd The Sandwich Company was offering gluten free sandwiches at their Jasper Ave. location in Edmonton.  They had such a great response people were asking for them to expand their gluten free sandwich option to the Edmonton City Centre location (west food court).  The only road block for Press'd was that the City Centre location is their busiest location during lunch hour.  I've been by there and they get absolutely slammed at lunch time so they were worried about cross contamination of their food.

They came up with a great idea to have one premade gluten free sandwich a day.  They did their due diligence and through us contacted the Celiac community for feedback just to be sure that this would work.  They had a great response and decided to go through with the plan.  Unfortunately there will still be an extra charge of $1 for a half sandwich and $2 for a full sandwich.

Follow Press'd the Sandwich Company on Twitter or Facebook for announcements on their daily gluten free sandwich.  Also please leave a comment here for feedback.  They want to know what you think about this and how they can improve their service of gluten free sandwiches to you.

Follow Press'd on twitter at @Pressdsandwich or on Facebook

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It's Our Second Anniversary at Gluten Free Edmonton!

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My how time fly's!  I'm actually two days late on this post as Gluten Free Edmonton's Anniversary was January 6th.  It doesn't seem that long ago that I started Gluten Free Edmonton.  Remember my first short post about how Amanda prepare for the gluten free diet by reading The G-Free Diet by Elizabeth Hasselbeck.  I remember blogging nearly everyday in January just to start to get the word out.  And it makes me feel great knowing that we get 1000's of pageviews a month, sometimes over 10,000.

We had a great second year of blogging and so many people that visited our blog to thank, because it is them that keep us motivated to write.  So please always let voice your opinion on a blog post and leave your comments.

We also want to thank all those people that have submitted their gluten free finds this year!  It is tough for Amanda and myself to try everything so we really appreciate those guest blog posts on restaurants and products, and encourage everyone to email us at info@glutenfreeedmonton.com with any ideas for a post that you want to contribute.

We see there is still a need for more gluten free resources in Edmonton, and more people to share their experiences.  We are lucky to have a great Celiac community here wanting to share their experiences.

Cheers to another year of blogging!

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Gluten Free labeling, what do you think?

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I am sure there's been someone else who already wrote about this, but I am going to write about it again and just simply say "my apologies if this has been discussed at length elsewhere".

The other day I was walked around my local Safeway store while waiting for a prescription and I was checking out the deli section. I really like the Summerfresh brand of dips and yes I am always careful to read and re-read the ingredients of each one before purchasing, just to be sure.  However, this particular day we were making tacos at home and I felt like adding some yummy guacamole to the tacos, so I skipped the dips and went to the avocados. The avocados were particularly expensive this time and I wasn't willing to pay that much money for rock hard super expensive avocados only to then try to figure out how to soften them up before dinner time. Instead I opted to check out the prepacked guacamole. Honestly I was assuming that it would contain some gluten filled no no item for me and I'd leave empty handed and eat my tacos at home without guacamole.

Ta-da! I was pleased not only to find that they had a variety of different types of prepared guacamole, but also that the packaging already said right on it "Gluten Free". Could I ask for more? No way!
I brought it home and Abisaac & I had a funny conversation about how on the one hand it seems silly to have put a "gluten free" label on an item that it naturally gluten free, but on the other hand I really appreciated seeing that this particular item was in fact gluten free because it really made it faster and easier for me to decide whether to buy it or to walk away.

Yes sure, there could have been some random gluten filled no no ingredient in this prepackaged guacamole, and yes I did still go ahead (out of habit) and read the ingredients list just to be sure. However the sheer fact that the packaging said "gluten free" led me to take a second look and give this product a try.

Should other naturally gluten free products start to label their products as gluten free in an effort to get fellow celiacs to buy their products? Would that work for you? Could it become a bit redundant? I don't have the answers, but I know what happened this time could easily happen to anyone and to me that I good marketing on the part of the company. Plus, that guacamole really hit the spot with our tacos for dinner mmmm.

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I love gluten free yummy recipes in the mail

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I don't know about you, but I love when the Canadian Cheese book comes in the mail. Yes I realize it's not technically a 'book' and it's probably more like a flyer combined with a magazine because it always includes coupons for cheese, but I just think book gives it so much more emphasis in this case.

I cannot really tell you how frequently this cheese filled wonder arrives in the mailbox, but I know that I get overly excited about it. One because I love cheese, duh! Who doesn't love cheese?  Two, because who doesn't love getting yummy gluten free recipes that are new and not too complicated and likely not filled with weird random ingredients that you have to search all over the darn city for, and coupons to save money on yummy cheese! Phew that was a long sentence.

Check out my recent cheesey gluten free find in the Winter issue of the Canadian Cheese book/magazine.


Winter Vegetable Mash with Provolone
Serves 8
Per serving: 191 calories, 9g protien, 18g carbs, 2.8g fiber, 288mg sodium, 213mg calcium

Ingredients:
4 cups(1L) potatoes, peeled and cut into large pieces
1 cup (250ml) carrots, peeled and cut into large pieces
1 cup (250ml) cauliflower, cut into large pieces
1/2 cup (125ml) onion, roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
2 tbsp (30ml) butter/margarine
1 1/2 cups (375ml) Canadian Provolone, diced
2 tbsp (30ml) parsley, freshly chopped
salt & pepper
1/4 cup (60ml) breadcrumbs or cracker crumbs

Preparation & Cooking:
- In a large saucepan, boil some salted water.
- Add vegetables and cook 20 minutes or until tender.
- Preheat oven to 400F (200C).
- Drain and puree vegetablesw using a potato masher.
- Add butter, 1/2 cup (125ml) Provolone and parsley. Season to taste.
- Spread into a 9" (23cm) square or round oven dish.
- Cover with remaining cheese and the breadcrumbs.
- Bake 10 minutes to melt and brown the cheese, then serve.

Note: Puree can be prepared in advance, without melting the cheese and stored in the fridge. To reheat it and melt the cheese place in the oven at 400F (200C)  for 15-20 minutes.

**So here are my notes:
I didn't have any parsley so I omitted that item. I didn't really measure the vegetables because I was noticing that one potatoe, 4 large carrots and whatever cauliflower I had in the fridge were filling up the pot I had. As well, I used 1/8 cup Kinnikinick panko-style gluten free breadcrumbs for this recipe.

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Another great gluten free find at Bulk Barn

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We have said it before and I'm sure we will say it again, but I find it exciting when I find something new at Bulk Barn that is gluten free. In my pre-gluten free days friends and I would frequent Bulk Barn regularly. We would stock up on tasty snacks like banana chips and Hershey's chocolate kisses (my favorites) and all in portions that you choose for yourself at super decent prices.

Now that I am gluten free I have to be beyond careful about everything that I put in my mouth. I know you're all saying "duh Amanda we all know that". But the point is that Bulk Barn seems to continue to bring out new and different gluten free food items. While some people would not consider anywhere that sells bulk products to be clear enough of contamination, but for me I don't mind. It's a risk I'm willing to take on occasion. Truthfully, I do tend to stick to the packaged gluten free products, but it's not because of fear, it's more just because those are the items I seem to need most when I'm shopping in Bulk Barn.

Most recently I found these super flavorful bars called "The Simply Bar". They are high in protein (16g), low in calories (140 cal), gluten free, milk free, vegan, kosher and Canadian made. How can you go wrong?

They had a bunch of different flavors including cinnamon, lemon coconut and dark chocolate raspberry. I tried the lemon coconut Simply bar and it was really lemony. I know that's not a real word, but there just is no better word to describe it. My first bite contained a bit too much lemon flavor, but after that I found I really liked it. I liked the crunch of the bar, the texture of the bar and the fact that the bar contained only 13g carbohydrates.

Which one is your favorite?





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Happy New Year! Lets take a look at 2011 in review

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I first want to thank everybody for making 2011 such a fantastic year for us.  Amanda and myself are so entrenched with this blog but we still could not do it with out all of your help, feedback and guest post blogs.

I do have some highlighted moments in no particular order:
  1. At the end of November we completed our second year of NaBloMo (National Blog Posting Month).  We successfully blogged every day for the month of November.  This included us being away on vacation for two weeks, so we had to do a lot of writing ahead of time to be sure we did not fall behind.
  2. General Mills started bring their gluten free products over to Canada including their gluten free Chex Cereal.  This was great to have such a high caliber brand offer such a commercial product gluten free to the Canadian audience.  They even offered up these gluten free Chex Cereal recipes.
  3. Attending the Celiac Association, gluten free pancake breakfast at Kinnikinnick is always a high light!
  4. Re affirming that Pizzeria Prego has the best gluten free crust in Edmonton.  Not only that, but now that the owner makes his own crust, he doesn't charge extra for it.  This is a must try for 2012 if you haven't already.
  5. Finding Rodeo Burger, a great gluten free alternative hamburger to Red Robin.  We love Red Robin, but sometimes, you just want something not as filling, and Rodeo Burger is just the right amount for a lunch.
Here are our 5 top blog posts for 2011.  The first one is quite the surprise:
  1. Mayacamas Fine Foods, Gluten Free Sauces - I guess people really want gluten free sauces!
  2. M&M Meat Shops Gluten Free Allergy Lists -  Sounds about right, M&M has an extensive allergy list with lots of gluten free options.  Haven't been disappointed yet.
  3. Shop Ed's Gluten Free Store in Edmonton -  One of the first gluten free special stores to open up n Edmonton
  4. Is New York Fries Gravy & Poutine Gluten Free? - I think everyone was hoping for the answer given here.
  5. Gluten Free Cupcakes in Edmonton y Big City Cupcakes - Everyone is always looking for a tasty treat!
Have a sweet and happy new year from Amanda and myself at Gluten Free Edmonton!

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