Thursday, July 29, 2010

Twin Cakes, Durham Farmers Market

This is what you can expect from the twins Saturday, July 31st at the Durham Farmer's Market:
Saturday Morning Markets menu:
Cardamom Brownies
Plain brownies
Mint brownies
Blueberry brownies
Carrot cakes
Chocolate mint bundt cakes
Lemon pistachio scone
Sweet orange apricot scone
Chocolate chip orange scone
Banana almond muffins
Cinnamon raisin peach muffins
And more

Here are some raw items that you might see at the markets:
Cheez cracker
Rosemary cracker
Herb cracker
Pumpkin Kale Cracker
Collard green onion cracker (contains onions)
Pizza cracker
Sunflower seed cheez flatbread
Swiss chard black sesame seed flatbread (contains onions)
Purple kale chia flatbread (contains onions)
Kale hempseed flatbread (contains onions)
Kale sunflower seed flatbread (contains onions)
Lemon blueberry macaroon (sold individually)
Mint brownie squares
Mesquite banana bars

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Free Learning Opportunity at The Rice Diet Program July 27, 2010

The Rice Diet Program in Durham is hosting an interesting panel discussion: "Food Allergies From Fact to Fiction: Exploring the Many Misconceptions" for the nutrition professionals and opening this learning opportunity up to the community. The events objectives include:
Review contributing factors for developing and acquiring food allergies, from
genetic propensity to dietary consumption and environmental exposure.

Summarize the incidence of food allergies and percentage of those
“outgrowing” them.

Define and describe the diagnosis of celiac disease (CD) versus gluten
sensitivity or intolerance.

Describe other diseases’ incidences and correlations with CD, such as autism
and the autistic spectrum, diabetes, Downs Syndrome, etc.

Discuss whether we are over or under diagnosing CD and other food allergies.

Describe the dietitian’s role, as part of a team and in individual patient counseling,
in addressing food allergies and CD.

Respected Panelists include: Brian Vickery, MD, Lesley Stanford,MS,RD,LDN, Colm O’Loughlin, MB, BCh, BAO and moderator: Daniel Wild, MD

While the seminar is free, space is limited so preregistration is required by contacting:
Anna LaBarre at: or
(919) 383-7276 ext 237

Event Details:
Place: The Rice Diet Program
1644 Cole Mill Road in Durham
Date: Tuesday, July 27
Time: 7pm – 8:30pm

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

News From Twin Cakes, Durham Farmers Market

The Following is an Update from the Twins:NEWS: Twin Cake Bakery and Pure2Raw are back! Thanks for everyone’s patience while we were out of town. We will be at the two Saturday Farmer’s Markets this coming weekend July 17.

Here is what we will have to sell this week at the Saturday- Durham Farmers Market (8am- noon) and the Carrboro Farmers Market (7am- noon).

Saturday Morning Markets menu:
Cardamom Brownies
Double chocolate brownies
Carrot cakes
Lemon blueberry scone
Orange Fig scone
Lemon apricot scone
Ginger peach muffin
Cocoa banana nutmeg muffin
And more

Here are some raw items that you might see at the markets:
Cheez cracker
Rosemary cracker
Herb cracker
Pumpkin Kale Cracker
Collard green onion cracker (contains onions)
*new item pizza cracker
Onion free spinach chia flatbread
Sunflower chia kale flatbread
Swiss chard hemp seed flatbread (contains onions)
Collard onion sesame flatbread (contains onions)
Purple kale chia flatbread (contains onions)
Kale hempseed flatbread (contains onions)
Peppermint brownie bites
Mint Chip Kremes
Pistachio orange coconut bars
Banana chocolate chip kreme bars

Sunday, July 11, 2010

July Classes at Rosie's Plate

Rosie's Plate in Raleigh has some interesting classes planned for the month of July. If you need some new gluten free menu ideas check your calendar and consider enrolling in one of the following classes:

Gluten Free Meals For A Week

**Thursday, July 15**

Rosie's Studio: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Cooking Just Got Easier!

Gather in our studio for the inside scoop on preparing a week's worth of gluten free meals in one day! You'll learn how to plan, shop, cook and store meals that everyone can enjoy. You'll walk away with tons of information including delicious gluten free recipes.

Cost: $50

Cooking Demo: Easy Meals For Gluten Free Diets

**Saturday, July 17**

Rosie's Kitchen: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Turn Up The Heat In Your Kitchen!

Come watch and learn as Seth and Emily teach the ins and outs of cooking gluten free. Lots of sampling and recipes to take home. Come turn your dietary challenges into culinary adventures.

Featured Recipes: Parmesan Crusted Pork Tenderloin w/ Pan Tomato Sauce & Balsamic Glazed Veggies, Honey Lime Chicken w/ Quinoa, Portebello Pizzas, Watermelon Cucumber Salad, and Blondies

Cost: $50

Gluten Free Baking

**Saturday, July 31**

Rosie's Kitchen: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Come Discover The Baker In You!

Join Emily in the kitchen for a fun-filled gluten free baking exploration. You'll learn how to substitute flours and feel like a pro at baking gluten free. Everyone gets a front row seat. Only six seats in a class. Lots of tastings!!

Featured Recipes: Buttermilk Biscuits, Sugar Cookies, Applesauce Spice Bread

Cost: $35

Call Rosie's at 919-833-0505 for more information and to enroll for a class

Monday, July 5, 2010

Until Next year: Camp Kanata 2010 Concludes

"Until Next Time Be Well and Do Good" those are the parting words that the campers hear and read on their way out of Camp Kanata. This Saturday concluded a week of great fun and great gluten free food at Gluten Free Week at Camp Kanata in Wake Forest, North Carolina. The weather even cooled and provided the perfect camp atmosphere for the over night YMCA camp. Volunteers served campers from North Carolina, Florida, Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland some delicious gluten free foods. I'd like to thank the numerous volunteers and donations that made this week possible for kids to experience a fun filled week at camp without any worry over what they would eat during meal and snack time. 30 campers who followed a gluten free diet played, slept, and ate along another 160+ campers this past week. The only thing that was different was where they picked up their food at meal time in the dining hall. The camps cycle menu was duplicated item by item so that those kids following a gluten free menu could eat and enjoy the fun that only Camp Kanata Dining Hall can provide. GIG secured many corporate food donations and our local support for this camp is wonderful. A special thanks to Zach for the fund raising efforts to support camp scholarships and expenses, and to the following local companies that donated products for the camp menu: Rosie's Plate, Mellow Mushroom, Bella Monica, Custom Choice Cereal, Happy Tummy Baking Co, Whole Foods Gluten Free Bake House, Harmony Farms, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Kroger, Harris Teeter, and Target. In addition to smiling faces and full bellies we heard: "these are the best hot dogs and buns and thank you so much for all the food you cooked for us, thank you for the bag of goodies-love you for it!"
Gluten free Week in 2011 will probably be mid July. Stay tuned to the GIG Gluten Intolerance Group's website and Camp Kanata's website for further details.