Joans GF Great Bakes products are now being sold at The Health Nuts chain stores. They will be in Great Neck, Bayside, Westbury and the Manhattan store at 1208 2nd Ave. (btw 63 &64 street) Be sure to ask for them at your local health food store so that they will contact Joan and stock them. (If someone can find a link to the other Health Nuts locations, please post it in a comment below.)
Don’t forget that the L. Lodico walk for celiac disease is coming up on Sunday, June 1st.
Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari amusement parks, located in the town of Santa Claus, Indiana, are now serving gluten-free foods!
Over 7000 of us have voted for gluten-free goodies at Starbucks! The Starbucks idea website now says that this is "Under Review". Yay!
The summer barbecue season is upon us and thank goodness that most barbecued foods are gluten-free. (Minus the buns, of course.) I just learned something that I thought was worth sharing. Here is a quote from Wikipedia about how using a marinade may reduce carcinogens:
"Some studies have shown that a reaction between creatine in muscle meats and amino acids caused by flame-cooking at high temperatures produces cancer-causing agents known as heterocyclic amines (HCA). New research seems to indicate that marinades may discourage formation of certain HCAs in char-grilled meat.
Immersion in an acid-based marinade for as little as forty minutes resulted in a decrease of 92-99% of heterocyclic amines in recent tests by the American Institute for Cancer Research. More studies are being conducted, but the acidic component in marinades seems to be very effective. Marinating is currently the best known method of discouraging the formation of HCAs."
Anyhow, for what it’s worth, enjoy your healthy BBQ!
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We have some more fun gluten-free giveaways coming up. I also wanted to mention that I’m going to start putting in your email subject line what geographic area the latest info is for. I know a lot of you don’t live in or near New York, so I don’t want you to get frustrated due to information that is not relevant to you. At the same time I know there are people that like to read about what is going on in other areas. So, hopefully, if you see in the subject line of your email a state other than your own, you can just delete the email if you aren’t interested. I’m getting more and more information all the time for gluten-free happenings all over the place and I’d like to keep you as a subscriber, but at the same time not annoy you. I hope this helps!