O'Doughs Giveaway!

I would like to welcome O'Doughs as my new sponsor!

To celebrate this joyous occasion, we are having a giveaway, woohoo!

Christmas is coming and you just don't have money to keep to yourself these days. So we're giving away a HUGE prize pack - you get one of each product in O'Doughs gluten-free lineup!

This includes:

Muffins -Banana Chocolate Chip, Wild Blueberry and Double Chocolate
Buns - Flax, White and Apple Cranberry Breakfast
Bread - White and Flax
Pizza Kits - White and Flax
Dessert Cakes - Banana, Carrot and Chocolate
NEW Hamburger and Hot Dog Buns (Original and Whole Grain)
NEW 100 Calorie Bagels - Apple Cranberry, Original and Sprouted Whole Grain Flax

Doesn't that sound fancy?!  That's a total of 19 products!

Yup, don't miss out!  Enter the contest below :)

[You must be a resident of Ontario to win this prize!]

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Gluten Free Garage Raffle Prizes!!

Sunday, November 11, 2012 (tomorrow!) is the Gluten Free Garage event! 

I wrote about it a couple weeks ago.  I will have a table at the event where I will have a whole lot of prizes!

All you have to do is come to the event, fill out a ballot with your name, phone number and email address for your chance to win!  Check it out - over $600 of prizes available!

Thank you to all of the companies below for donating the prizes!

[Psst, I am also told there are door prizes at the event.]

Allergic Solution

Allergic Solution combines non-allergenic ingredients into convenient mixes so those of you with many allergies can indulge in treats once again.  The pancake mix is my favourite!

$150 Value
Sarah Maughan

Sarah is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and is offering a FREE Nutritional Assessment to one lucky winner.  Struggling with the gluten-free diet and unsure which nutrients might be missing from your diet? This is the perfect prize for you!

$120 Value
VILLA Restaurant

Italian restaurant in Bloor-West Village.  A personal favourite of mine!  With gluten-free options ranging from pasta to pizza, you can't go wrong at this establishment.

2 x $50 Gift Certificate
Martin's Marvelous

Martin's Marvelous uses 100% pure, uncontaminated oats to create healthy crackers, cookies and granola just like you remember before Celiac Disease!

$100 Value

Delicious cookies, biscotti, brownies and more!  Just about anything your heart desires made in small batches so the flavours melt in your mouth!

$65 Value

Toronto-based gluten-free company offering gluten-free bread, buns, bagels, muffins and cakes. Supplies buns to many restaurants across Ontario.

$50 Value

Natur-a offers yummy and fortified dairy alternatives, including soy, rice and almond beverages.  Perfect for those with dairy allergies or lactose intolerance!

$50 Value

Nutrigreen Sproutz

We could all use a little more “green” in our diets and Nutrigreen Sproutz makes it easy with their fresh sprouts and leafy greens.

$50 Value

Having a hard time finding gluten-free food essentials at stores near you?  Why not have it delivered right to your door with gluten-free-grocery.com?  Quick service and great prices!

4 x $10 Gift Certificate
Aurora Importing

Aurora Importing brings you some of the finest gluten-free products from Italy.  Whether you're missing authentic Italian sauces or just a nice bowl of pasta or cookies, Aurora has got you covered!

$25 Value

How would you like to sit back, relax and order a gluten-free dinner right to your door?!  With Orderit.ca this is a reality.  You can view menus online, including restaurants offering gluten-free options.

$20 Value

Looking forward to seeing all of you!  I will be announcing the winners later next week.


Petition: Hero Burger at ACC Should Offer Gluten-Free!!

Well, I feel silly.  Stupid, actually. 

Yesterday on my Facebook page, I shared Hero Burger's picture announcing that there was a new location inside the ACC.

I foolishly said that the new location would offer gluten-free buns and veggie burger patties.

Because ya know... that would be logical.  All 30+ other Hero Burger locations DO offer gluten-free buns and veggie burger patties.

A fan posted this morning informing me that she visited the new location last night where she found out they do not offer the gluten-free bun or veggie burger.

Immediately, I shot an email to my contact at Hero Burger asking if this was true.  His response:

Morning Jax,

ACC wanted one burger only, simplified menu.  This deal was put together in a short period of time.

We will definitely look into incorporating this in the future.  You can help support the cause by emailing the ACC and requesting these options as a Hero Fan.

Thanks again for your support.


Umm, so I was wrong.  Sorry about that.

So... I am enlisting your help!!

If the ACC knows just how many of us are out there looking for gluten-free options, maybe they will reconsider and allow Hero Burger to offer gluten-free buns to cater to our needs.

Please consider sending your thoughts to the Air Canada Centre regarding this issue.  I have sent the following email to them and I would love it if you did, too!  Here's where to contact them.

Dear Air Canada Centre staff,

Let me start out by saying that I love going to Hero Burger because they offer a gluten-free bun to accommodate those of us with Celiac Disease.

I was very happy to find out that Hero Burger opened a location at the ACC... only to be disappointed that this particular location does not offer the same gluten-free bun that all 30+ other locations offer.

As someone with Celiac Disease, it is hard to describe the misery felt when all of my family and friends are able to pig out at events while I am stuck drinking just water.

Since Hero Burger offers such amazing gluten-free buns, I believe it would be a wise decision to allow them to offer gluten-free options to the ACC customers.

Please consider offering gluten-free and you will have hundreds of happy new customers.

Gluten-Free Ontario

Thanks everyone!!