June 2010

Post date: Jun 06, 2010 3:58:50 AM

It's time again for the monthly meeting! The next meeting is this Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at 7:00pm in the basement of the Gilmore Center room 3B.

We will have samples of the cereal that you can mix and match online the way you would like them.

Here is the info on the Celiac blog that we talked about at the last meeting:

Here is the request address for the Celiac List Serve blog that goes through your email. It is a bit confusing, as there is a lot to read on setting it up. There is also an archive, so if I have a question, and it has already been asked, I can go there. You send an email to them telling a bit of your Celiac history, then they will send you all the info on how to post, and how to summarize what responses you got.


The Grand Rapids support group's last meeting was all about cookies. Here are some of the tips they came up with for baking successfully:

Some of the suggestions for baking cookies are:

  • Bake on a Silpat mat placed onto your cookie sheet – this helps keep the dough from spreading too much.

  • For cookies that are rolled out and cut out, place the dough between two Silpat mats, or between two sheets of plastic wrap. The plastic wrap can also be moistened to help it from slipping around on the counter and also water can help spread out the cookie dough.

  • Use a small ice-cream scoop with a lever to help release the dough onto your cookie sheet.

  • Use an offset spatula, moistened, to help smooth the batter after dropping it onto the cookie sheet.

  • Refrigerate, or even freeze the cookie dough before baking.

  • Place cookie dough into those paper cupcake paper liners and then place onto the cookie sheet to help keep cookies from spreading too much.

This is GREAT news from Betty Crocker!!! Maybe I do still have a chance at baking!

Betty Crocker Does It Again!

The prevalence of celiac disease has had quite an impact on food companies. They hear the demand for more gluten-free products and they're responding.

Betty Crocker will soon have your grocer's shelves stocked with gluten-free Bisquick! But wait... there's more. In mid-July, you'll also be able to buy gluten-free Hamburger Helper in three different flavors ~ Chicken Fried Rice, Cheesy Hashbrowns, and Beef Fried Rice. The packages will be clearly labeled on the front "Gluten Free".


April 29, 2010 at 6:45 am by Suzanne Mangini

I received word yesterday from Sherry Lynn and Howie Birch (of Sherry Lynn’s Gluten Free Restaurant) that the State Senate has proclaimed May as Celiac Disease Awareness Month.

Groups recognized by Senator Kevin Parker for their work in helping to raise awareness of Celiac Disease and ameliorate the suffering of New Yorkers with this disease include:

-The Greater New York City Celiac Support Group


-The New York Restaurant Association,

-The Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University

-Sherry Lynn’s Gluten Free Restaurant

-Wheatfield’s Restaurant

-The Celiac Disease Foundation

-The Celiac Disease Resource, Inc.

In addition to the proclamation there are also two proposed bills:

Senator Parker has sponsored two bills that would raise awareness of this debilitating disease. The first (S.5751A) would create a statewide education program within the Department of Health to promote awareness and train health care professionals concerning the causes and consequences of Celiac Disease.

The second bill, (S.7460) would increase the safety to those with food allergies by requiring every cafeteria owned, leased or operated by the state to post all information regarding the gluten content of foods being served.

What great news this is to see Celiac Disease recognized by our government!