Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Celiac Disease in Mature Adults

Did you know that according to the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America that 30% of those diagnosed with Celiac Disease are over the age of 60? Imagine living 60+ years and suddenly being told you need to follow a gluten free diet. It can be quite overwhelming. Be encouraged; it can also increase one's quality of life by improving health! There is a free publication geared toward the mature adult made available through the joint efforts of the Gluten Intolerance Group of North American and The National Foundation For Celiac Awareness. You can access this 4 page guide here.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Gluten- Free Cooking Class at Southern Season

A Southern Season in Chapel Hill is hosting a gluten free cooking class at 1 pm, on Saturday, Feb 26. The instructor is Lai Breana who is a graduate of the Le Cordon Bleu and a registered dietitian at UNC-Chapel Hill. The class costs $35.00 and will feature the following menu:

Parmesan crisps with edamame hummus
Beef and potato stew with cocoa
Maple frosted pumpkin fingers

To register call 919-929-7133 or click here for the Southern Season Web page.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Moe's Southwest Grill, Restaurant Review

Moe's Southwest Grill, has recently updated their gluten free information now dated 1/ 17/ 2011. This quick Mexican restaurant boasts of over 20 gluten free ingredients. In fact a recent commercial (see it here) portrays a customer making a request for a gluten free item. Note the commercial is comical in a few ways: Of course the picky customer makes one smile, BUT further she orders "gluten free, hormone free chicken" on a whole wheat tortilla and accepts the free chips and salsa. The chicken may be gluten free, BUT THE WHOLE WHEAT TORTILLA AND CHIPS ARE NOT! Their updated website reads:
No Gluten? No Problem: Our menu proudly features over 20 gluten free ingredients. With the growing number of Americans affected by gluten allergies, more and more people are subscribing to a gluten free diet.
The rice bowls are gluten free, you can see further allergen information and gluten free ingredient listingshere.

You can visit Moe's in the Durham Area:
Southpoint Area
6807-122 Fayetteville Road
Durham, NC 27713
(919) 544-6637

Brier Creek Area
7850 Alexander Promenade Place
Suite 115, Raleigh, NC 27617
(919) 957-9075