Monday, March 30, 2009

Altieri's Pasta and Chicken at Sarah's Vineyard

April Fool's Day Dinner

There are still a few spaces left for the April 1 gluten free pasta and chicken dinner at Sarah's Vineyard on Wednesday April 1. Email Therese if you would like to come. Dinner is just $3.50 per person, and you purchase your own drinks at the winery. Dinner will arrive at 6:30 pay at the door.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Gluten Free Bread Baking Contest Tasty Recipes

Gluten Free French/Garlic Bread
2 cups plus 2 tablespoons Nearly Normal Flour mix (*listed below)
1 ½ teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2 teaspoon yeast
1 teaspoon vinegar or dough enhancer
2 egg whites
1 ½ cups warm water (110-115 degrees)
Mix first 4 dry ingredients in heavy duty mixer. Add yeast and a pinch of sugar to warm water and let sit for 2
minutes so yeast foams. Add egg whites to dry mix. After water has set for 2 minutes, add water mix to mixer.
Beat at medium speed for 3 minutes. Spoon dough into French bread mold, cover, and let sit 60 minutes.
Bake for 1 hour at 375. Then turn down oven to 325 and bake an additional 15 minutes. When cool, slice
bread at an angle. Spread with melted butter and garlic powder. Top with favorite cheese, grated. Bake in
400 degree oven about 10-15 minutes until cheese melts and browns. May be baked, sliced, buttered,
topped, then frozen. Then remove the bread by the slice and bake as you would any frozen garlic slices.
This recipe adapted from the Gluten Free gourmet cooks fast and healthy. Bette Hagman, but I use Jules Shepard flour mix.

*Nearly Normal GF Flour mix (Jules Shepard)
1 cup white rice flour
1 cup potato starch
1 cup cornstarch
½ cup corn flour
½ cup tapioca flour
4 teaspoon xanthan gum
Mix together and store in pantry.

Gluten Free Herb-Cheese Bread
Makes 1 medium loaf
3 large eggs, room temp
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
¼ cup olive oil
1 ½ cups warm water
Put wet ingredients in bread maker (unless machine instructions state otherwise)
Sift the following ingredients into large bowl:
1 cup brown rice flour
1 cup sweet sorghum flour
½ cup potato starch
½ cup tapioca flour
1/3 cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon xanthan gum
3 tablespoons sugar
1 ½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
After sifting, add flour on top of wet mixture in bread machine. Then add:
¼ cup flaxseed
1 teaspoon Italian herbs or country herb mix (aldi’s)
¼ cup romano or asiago cheese, finely shredded
2/3 cup dry milk
2 ¼ teaspoon active dry yeast
Select the rapid white setting on bread machine, 1.5 loaf, dark crust.
Once machine is done kneading, reach in and remove paddle and smooth out dough. This is messy and
gooey but it makes removing the bread from the pan easier when it’s done and it is a much nicer loaf without a
big hole in the bottom. When bread is done, you may let it rest in machine or remove it and let it cool on a
rack. When cool, slice thinly and freeze the bread you will not use. I then toast the bread as I need it.

Banana Nut Bread
(makes 2 loaves)
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
¼ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
4 cups Nearly Normal Gluten Free Flour (flour mix with xanthan gum)
6 overripe bananas
1 cup walnuts
Preheat oven to 325.
Spray pans with cooking spray.
Cream together butter and sugar.
Beat in eggs, salt, and baking soda.
Mix in flour.
Beat in bananas.
Fold in nuts.
Pour in pans.
Bake at 325 for about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Cool in pan for 15 minutes, then remove.

Pleasing Pumpkin Bread
4 eggs (beaten until very frothy)
1 ½ cup oil (I used canola)
2 cups sugar
2 cups pumpkin (I use plain canned—not canned pumpkin PIE filling)
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups flour (*I use Nearly Normal Flour mix, see below)
1 teaspoon salt
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat eggs until very frothy. Add other ingredients and mix well. If you use 9X5 loaf pans, they’ll need to bake
about 1 hour. Do not grease pans. When toothpick comes out clean, remove from oven. Let sit for 10
minutes, then remove from pans and set on cooling rack. These are easier to slice if refrigerated, and freeze
We’ve tried adding ground flax seed in and it’s great, you can’t really taste it. Also, chocolate chips are very
good in there.

Banana Nut Bread
1 ¾ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 ½ teaspoons xanthan gum
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup vegetable oil
1 ½ cups sugar
¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon buttermilk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup chopped nuts
(No mixing or baking instructions were given for this recipe.)

Cinnamon Rolls
Start with True Yeast Bread:
3 cups flour mix (2 parts white rice flour, 2/3 part cornstarch, 1/3 part tapioca flour)
¼ cup sugar
3 ½ teaspoons xanthan gum
2/3 cup dry milk powder
1 ½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon sugar
½ cup lukewarm water
1 ½ tablespoon yeast granules
¼ cup shortening
1 ¼ cup water
1 teaspoon vinegar
3 eggs
Additionally, you will need:
1 stick margarine (approx.)
Additional sugar
Combine flour, sugar xanthan gum, milk powder, and salt in bowl of heavy duty mixer. Use strongest beaters.
Dissolve the 2 teaspoons of sugar in the ½ cup lukewarm water and mix in the yeast. Set aside while you
combine the shortening and 1 ¼ cup water in saucepan and heat until shortening melts.
Turn mixer on low. Blend dry ingredients and slowly add shortening and water mixture and the vinegar. Blend,
then add eggs. This mixture should feel slightly warm.
Pour the yeast mixture into the ingredients in the bowl and beat at highest speed for 2 minutes.
Place mixing bowl in a warm place, cover with plastic wrap and a towel and let the dough rise approximately 1
to 1 ½ hours or until doubled.
Return to the mixer and beat on high for 3 mins.
Place about 1/3 of dough on buttered waxed paper. Lay another well-greased piece of waxed paper on top of
dough and roll out to about 1/3 inch thick rectangular shape.
Then spread mixture with melted margarine. Layer of sugar and sprinkle generously with cinnamon. With
well-greased hands, form a roll, carefully working the sticky dough from the waxed paper. Don’t worry if it does
not become smooth or look perfect.
Seal the roll and slice in about 1 ¼ inch pieces. Put pieces in muffin tins or pie pans that have an extra dab of
margarine on the bottom. Let rise,
Bake in a preheated oven of 375 for 13 minutes.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Northeast Ohio Celiac Disease Conference and Vendor Fair
April 26, 2009 You must preregister for this event. For more information type Conference in the search line, or call Therese at 330-608-8436. I will be away from email for the days between now and the conference.
April 1 2009, An evening out at Sarah's Vineyard in Cuyahoga Falls. Gluten-free fried chicken, jojos, pasta and salad from Altieri's Pizza in Stow for just $3.50 per person. Each person is responsible to purchase their own beverages at teh winery. Dinner will be at 6:30.

Dining out gluten free workshop and tasting of items by Celiac Specialties at Raisin Rack Natural Foods in Canton this Saturday March 28. You must preregister for the workshop by calling 330-996-1515. There will be an information packet on restraunts available for $5.00

Akron Aeros Baseball outings planned for Friday, May 8 and Sunday, June 28. Cost is just $10 per person for May 8 and $11 per person on June 28. The May evening includes a hot dog (gluten free if needed) popcorn and soda. The June event includes the same food, but no fireworks since it is midday.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sarah's Vineyard and Altieri's Chicken Dinner, April 1, 2009

April Fools! Not really. We have a casual evening planned for Wednesday April 1. For just $3.50 each join us at Sarah's Vineyard for Altieri's gluten free fried chicken, pasta, salad and jojos! Buy your beverages there. Register in advance with Therese. Space is limited. You will pay at the door. Bring your friends. How often do we get to go out to dinner and not worry about anything? This is a night to kick back and enjoy.

Email Therese at to register.

Sarah's Vineyard
1204 Steels Corners Road
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223

Hours:Wednesday, Thursday: 11 am - 9 pm
Friday, Saturday: 11 am - 11 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 8 pm
Monday, Tuesday: Closed

Drivine directions
From Cleveland Driving South:Take 77 South approximately 20 miles to exit 143, OH-176. Turn Left on Wheatley Road. Wheatley Road becomes Everett Road. Turn Right onto River View Road. Turn Left onto Ira Road. Turn right (south) on Akron-Peninsula Road. Turn Left onto Steels Corners Road. Travel approximately 1 mile. Sarah's Vineyard is on the right. If you pass Blossom Music Center's main entrance, you have gone too far.

From State Route 8:Exit at Steels Corners Road. Travel west approximately 3.8 miles. Sarah's Vineyard is just west of Blossom Music Center on the opposite side of the road.

From Interstate 271:Exit I-271 at SR 303, Richfield/Peninsula. Travel east approximately 3 miles through the town of Peninsula. Turn right (south) on Akron-Peninsula Road. Turn Left onto Steels Corners Road. Travel approximately 1 mile. Sarah's Vineyard is on the right. If you pass Blossom Music Center's main entrance, you have gone too far.

Baseball and Hot dogs! Akron Aeros Celiac Outings

Akron Aeros Outings 2009
This year we have 2 outings to Akron Aeros' games. Register for one or both.
Friday May 8 and Sunday June 28

Name: _________________________________

Phone number_____________________________

Friday May 8 there will be fireworks following the game. We have also made arrangements for you to get a hot dog, soda and popcorn at this game. The tickets only would have been $6 per person, the ticket with the food is only $10. I had to choose all or nothing for this game, so they are making up all of the tickets to include the food. Cost will be $10.00 for this evening out.

We still have the option of choosing food or no food for the June 28 game. That game is on a Sunday afternoon.

I need to know the number of gluten free hot dogs in advance so I can purchase the buns and have them to the stadium several days before the game.

Number of Tickets

Friday, May 8 @ $10.00 each, includes game entry, hot dog, soda and popcorn
Number of tickets____________
Number of hot dogs to be gluten free _______ regular __________

Sunday June 28 Game tickets only @ $ 6.00 each
Number of tickets for game only ______________

Sunday June 28 @ $11.00 each, includes game entry, hot dog, soda and popcorn (we had part of the cost for the May 8 event donated so it is $1 cheaper, still a bargain at this price.)
Number of tickets _________________
Number of hot dogs to be gluten free ______________ regular ____________

Total amount enclosed $______________________
Make checks out to CSA Chapter 111

Tickets can be picked up from Therese on April 26 at the Celiac Conference registration desk at the end of the conference day or at the June support group meeting. If you do not pick up your tickets in advance they will be at Will Call the day of the games. Or you prefer, you may enclose a stamped self addressed envelope and I will mail your tickets.

Mail ticket orders to: Celiac Support Group, Aeros Outing, 640 Fairhill Drive, Akron, Oh 44313

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Register soon for Northeast Ohio Celiac Disease Conference and Gluten-Free Vendor Fair

Celiac Disease Conference and Vendor Fair, Akron Ohio
Celiac Disease Conference and Vendor FairSunday, April 26, 2009Sponsored by:The Celiac Support Groups of Northeast OhioHosted by:Akron Celiac Support Group & Akron Children’s Hospital
This conference will be held on the campus of Akron Children's Hospital
in the Considine Building, 215 W. Bowery Street, Akron, OHSunday, April 26, 2009Adult Program, Teen Program, School Age Children Program12:00 noon – 5 p.m.Parent and Child Program for Preschoolers and Young Children12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m.Gluten Free Vendor Fair 11 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.Space is limited. You must preregister to be assured a spot.There will be no meal served, just general grazing of the vendors samples. This was done for time and to keep your cost for the day at a minimum.
Free parking available in the Children's Hospital Bowery Street parking deck and on street. Other lots in the area will be busy, and cost, due to the Aero's baseball game that afternoon.For more information contact:Therese SemoninChapter 111 Celiac Sprue Association Tsemonin1@neo.rr.comwww://neoceliacs.blogspot.com330-608-8436
If the registration form will not print out email Therese and we will email the form to you. Therese's email is down April 18. Please call for information and registration if you read this after April 18, 2009
Registration FormCeliac Disease Conference and Vendor FairSunday, April 26, 200911 a.m.-6 p.m.Sponsored by:The Combined Celiac Support Groups of Northeast OhioHosted by: Akron Celiac Support Group & Akron Children’s HospitalConsidine Building, Akron Children’s Hospital 215 W. Bowery Street, Akron, OH
Doors open at 11 a.m.Gluten Free Vendor Fair 11 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.Adult Program, Teen Program, School Age Children Program 12:00 noon– 5p.m.Parent and Child Program for Preschoolers 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m.Space is limited. You must preregister to be assured a spot.
Keynote Speaker pediatric Gastroenterologist Dr. Emory Collins
Speaking on, "Since you know Celiac is in your family, what should you consider in caring for your children"
Pharmacist Steve Plogsted of Columbus Children's Hospital
Dietitian Anne Roland Lee formerly of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Now, director of nutritional services Schar USA
Jay Thurston of Gluten Free Post
We are still makeing arrangements for one more speaker for the adult program. Check back for details.
Teen program
Dr Emory Collins, pediatric gastroenterologist- I have Celiac, now what?
Dietitian Anne Roland Lee
Jay Thurston Gluten Free Post
Part of this program is still being arranged. We have some exciting ideas.
Check back for details
School age program
Some animals need to eat Gluten-Free- Akron Zoo
Bake and Take with FoodTek
Dr Emory Collins
Dietitian Anne Roland Lee
Speaker on Diabetes and Celiac
Additional activities still in planning stages
Preschoolers and Parents
This program will be a shorter event, lasting just 3 hours. Children in this group must be accompanied by an adult. They will have a Bake and Take session with FoodTek, Meet the animals that eat gluten free and go on a scavenger hunt of the vendor fair. Additional activities still being arranged.For more information contact: Mail Registration to:Therese Semonin Celiac Disease Conference Attn: EstherChapter 111 Celiac Sprue Association 640 Fairhill Akron, Ohio 44313www://
Make Checks payable to: Celiac Disease Conference CSA 111- - - -- - --- --- --- - --- - -- -- - -- - -- - - - - - -- -- - - -- - - - - - - - -- - - -- - - --Family Name ___________________________________Adults________________ ________________ _________________Teens *(13-adult) _________________ ________________ _____________School age (6-12) _________________ ________________ _____________Preschoolers and adult ____________&______________$20 per adult, $10 per child. Scholarships available for those with need.Every preschool child must be accompanied by an adult for the entirety of their program. The adult caring for the preschooler is included in the child’s registration fee of $10.Number attending Adult program ___ @ $20 each _____Number attending Teens or Children program ___ @ $10 each_____Number of Children attending Preschooler program_____ @ $10 each_____Total registration fees included $ ________Make Checks payable to: Celiac Disease Conference CSA 111, Mail to Celiac Disease Conference, Attn: Esther, 640 Fairhill Drive, Akron, OH 44313Please list first names by age group for each family member.* Teens write one unique thing about yourself on the back of this form. This will be used as part of an icebreaker activity during your session. If you would like a confirmation that your registration has arrived please list your email or phone number clearly. ____________________________________
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Akron Aeros Outings for Summer of 2009

We have scheduled 2 Akron Aeros outings for the Celiac support groups for 2009. We have tickets for Friday May 8. The evening game includes Fireworks. The second game is Sunday June 28. Tickets for the games are $5.50 each. We will again work out a special arrangement for gluten free hot dogs. More details will follow. Ticket orders will be taken starting April 2.