Check out their Web site here.
And their Beer Menu here. It is clearly marked "Gluten Free" on their menu to make things easy.
So head on down to 14 East Hargett Street, plop down $4.50 and get you one!
Gluten-Free PizzaSo what does this mean to you since they don't have any locations in the Raleigh area? Not much yet - but good news - according to their Web site on locations and a call I placed to the corporate office, Pizza Fusion is currently scouting sites in the Raleigh area (first NC location) and hope to have the store open in the next few months!
We cater to many customers with Celiac Disease with our gluten-free crust that is not only wheat-free, but also dairy-free. We use a mixture of garbanzo bean, fava bean and rice flour to make our gluten-free pizza crust, and our sauce and cheese are gluten-free as well. Our Celiac friends are always happy to know that they can order almost any topping gluten-free, excluding only barbeque sauce and sausage. Our gluten-free pizza is one of the best on the market. Its great taste is a reflection of our dedication to using quality ingredients and spending the time and energy to perfect our products.
We also serve a variety of salads and melt-in-your-mouth gluten-free brownies to accompany your gluten-free pizza, as well as offer a gluten-free beer made from Sorghum instead of barley. There are many options at Pizza Fusion that fit the special dietary needs of the Celiac community.
Alvine Pharmaceuticals Inc., of San Carlos, Calif., reported proof-of-concept in a Phase I trial of ALV003, an oral protease therapy in development to detoxify gluten, for use by patients with celiac disease. The trial results confirmed that single doses of up to 1,800 mg of ALV003 were safe and tolerable in healthy volunteers. Doses at the 300 mg level achieved up to a 96 percent reduction of gluten in a meal in the stomach at 30 minutes, and were well tolerated by patients with celiac disease. In addition, doses as low as 100 mg were shown to be biologically active in degrading gluten in the stomach. Based on these results, Alvine plans to initiate Phase 1/2a multidose trials in early 2009.The trial for this drug began in February 2008 and is currently recruiting participants.
Welcome to theENJOY!
The Pamela's Products Newsletter!
Vol. 1, Issue #5, November 2008
Happy Thanksgiving one and all!
It's that time of year when friends and family gather to create memories and share food. For those of us with special diets, this doesn't need to be a time of isolation. Our hope at Pamela's Products is that we can create an experience of abundance with delicious, healthful food overflowing that everyone can enjoy together! On the Pamela's Products website we're posting our absolutely delicious, gourmet, gluten-free Thanksgiving meal menu with easy to follow recipes. From appetizers to dessert let's celebrate together with joy, abundance and all of the wonderful offerings of the season!
How many of you find yourself stressed out from the holidays? There wasn't enough time for everyday life to begin with and now we want to put all of our holiday planning, prep and enjoyment in there too? In this issue of the Pamela's Products Newsletter we're including some fast and simple time saving and stress relieving tips. We hope you will also find the time to slow down, relax and enjoy!
It seems that cooking dinner can be the biggest hurdle after a day of planning, prep and house guests. As we have suggested previously in this newsletter, one of the best time saving tips is to prepare food when you have time and freeze it for a quick warm up later when you need it fast. Some of our favorite scrumptious and time saving recipes are the Pamela's Crunchy Pizza Crust or the Pamela's Chewy Pizza Crust. Create two or three crusts at one time, par bake and then freeze the unused portions. When you need a quick meal, simply remove from the freezer, decorate with your favorite toppings and bake. Viola, fresh hot pizza in under 10 minutes.
Create one of our Pamela's Products Recipe Contest winning recipes such as Brunch Casserole or Sausage Bites, or one of Pamela's personals favorites such as her Scones or Pamela's Bagels. These can all be made ahead of time, by simply putting these delicious recipes together the night before and storing them in the refrigerator until you are ready to bake. Or, bake them fully and then pull out of the fridge for a quick warm up anytime. The Brunch Casserole makes a delicious meal or hot snack fresh from the oven and the Sausage Bites are a perfect warm treat for newly arrived house guests. All of these recipes are incredibly Fast, Easy & Delicious to make and will fill your home with the wonderful aroma of baked savory delights.
Product of the Month!
Pamela's Wheat-Free Bread Mix! Did you know that it took Pamela over 8 years to develop this mix? Of course if you are going to set out to create gluten-free foods you would offer bread in some way, so why did it take her so long to develop this mix? Pamela wanted to be sure that it would be the most delicious, easy to use, versatile mix available, and she did it! This past summer we hosted the third annual Pamela's Greatest Gluten-free Recipe Contest. Except this year all entries had to use our Pamela's Wheat-Free Bread Mix. We were astounded by the response. The versatility of the recipes are so truly remarkable that we are still baking them to decide the winner. Would you like to try a sample of Pamela's Wheat-Free Bread Mix? We're giving away a free bag to the first 25 people to reply directly to this newsletter. You can just hit your reply key by October 29th and write "Send me the free mix!" in the subject line of your email. Don't forget to send your address (no PO boxes please) or you won't qualify. Sorry, available for USA addresses only. Due to the high volume of responses we are only able to notify the winners. If you do not hear from us by October 30th, you did not win, but we hope you will try again next month.
There's more to the holidays than dinner!
Such as breakfast with family and guests... cinnamon buns, crepes, waffles and more. With so much focus on the dinner meal, we sometimes forget that we can enjoy breakfast and brunch with our family and friends. Here are some of our picks for a great holiday breakfast... anytime!
Simply click on the recipe you want and print it out for easy instructions.
- Cinnamon Swirls
- Buttery Coffee Cake
- Sour Cream Coffee Cake
- Brunch Casserole (2006 Recipe Contest Winning Recipe!)
- Savory Pancakes (2007 Recipe Contest Winning Recipe!)
- Pamela's Pancakes
- Pamela's Crepes
- Chocolate Waffles
Do you have a suggestion for us? Is there something we could do better? Is there a product you'd like to see us offer? Let us know, we want to hear from you. You can reply to this newsletter or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. And remember, if you can't find your favorite Pamela's Product in your local store, we suggest that you bring the packaging in to your grocer and let them know what you'd like on the shelves. Many times that's the best way for your local retailer to know what you want.
Enjoy & Celebrate Your Food,
Hello,I have taken the survey and encourage all of you to do the same!
In partnership with TastesLikeRealFood.com, we are conducting a survey to learn more about your gluten-free shopping experiences.
Please take a few minutes and click on the link below to complete the survey.
Click here for the survey.
Your feedback is very important! GIG regularly speaks and consults with food manufacturers and retailers. GIG will use the information to work more effectively with manufacturers to make better gluten-free products, and to encourage retailers to increase their gluten-free product selection and knowledge of gluten-free products.
Cynthia Kupper, RD, Executive Director
Gluten Intolerance Group of North America
31214 - 124 Ave SE, Auburn WA 98092
P: 253-833-6655, ext. 104; F: 253-833-6675
Rosie's Plate UpdateAs always, you can order online at the following Web site or you can call 919-833-0505.
SPOOK-A-LICIOUS HALLOWEEN TREATS!
Rich and moist coconut macaroons, dipped in chocolate, looking at you to be gobbled up! And they're Dairy Free too!
Package of 4 for $4.00.
Perfect for Halloween parties -Cats & Bats and Ginger Jack-O-Lantern Halloween Cookies. These spooky treats will satisfy any monster! And they're dairy free too!
Package of 12 for $6.00.
INTRODUCING THE 2008 CSA GLUTEN-FREE RECIPE CONTESTPlease let me know if you enter and good luck!
For 2008, the Celiac Sprue Association is introducing a gluten-free recipe contest. Send CSA your favorite and most original recipe for the competition. CSA will select a winner who will win free membership to CSA for one year and three books from the CSA cookbook collection. Recipes can be mailed to CSA at PO Box 31700 Omaha, Nebraska 68131 or email the recipe to email@example.com. All entries must be received by noon on December 1, 2008. All recipes postmarked after that date will not be considered. We encourage you to spread the word to your fellow CSA members and we will see who has the most innovative and delicious recipe!
Please refer to the following criteria when selecting which recipe to enter:
• Send us up to three delicious, creative, gluten-free recipes. The recipes can include breads, salads, soups, entrées or desserts. Recipes must be your original creation: not from restaurants, cookbooks, or previously published.
• All recipes must include a title, a list of ingredients with exact measurements and complete instructions with all cooking/baking times and temperatures.
• Recipes must be typed or printed.
• The judges decision is final.
• Awards will be based on number of entries.
• Recipes will be judged on taste, appearance, originality, creativity, ease,
healthfulness and cooking time.
OFFICIAL JUDGES FOR THE CSA RECIPE COMPETITION:
• Clark Kolterman – CSA Treasurer and a man who knows his food!
• Mary Schluckebier – CSA Executive Director and Home Economist.
• Linda Flyr – Editor of Lifeline and a cooking expert for individuals with CD.
• Jean Guest – CSA Dietitian Advisor.
• Joan Gloystein – CSA Dietitian and Patient Support.
Gluten-Free Care Package Program
The Gluten-Free Care Package is a basket of gluten-free resources, including a gluten-free food guide, support group information and food samples to instruct dietitians and patients on the gluten-free diet.
Since the founding of the program in 2001, we have distributed thousands of Gluten-Free Care Packages to newly diagnosed patients with Celiac disease, all over the country.
If you or your child has been diagnosed with Celiac disease through a biopsy in the past three months, please contact us at: (773) 702-7593 for your Gluten-Free Care Package. It will contain all the information you need to start the gluten-free diet so that you can spend your energy getting well instead of looking for information.
Chocolate chip cookie s’mores
Vanilla cupcake with chocolate frosting
Bite-size goat cheese pumpkin cheesecakes (goat cheese from our good friend - Celebrity Dairy)
Mini spinach quiche
Mini broccoli cheddar quiche
Pizza Crust – pre-baked
Raw Sun-dried Tomato Bread with raw sunflower spread
Non-dairy Alfredo sauce
Gift Baskets – hand-made holiday place mats, napkins, candle place settings
Here's how it works:
Step 1: Fill out the form below to register to become a Gluten-Free Cupcake Party host. Note: Please sign-up no later than 3 weeks before you wish to host your party.
Step 2: NFCA will contact you to arrange the details of your party and answer all of your questions.
Step 3: Invite 12 of your closest friends over to decorate cupcakes! Each guest will donate $15 to Celiac awareness.
Step 4: Once you've set a date for your party, Pamela's Products will send you a full Cupcake Party Baking Kit that contains Classic Vanilla Cake Mix, Luscious Chocolate Cake Mix, and three frosting mixes. Each of your guests will also receive a special take home gift such as a spatula, whisk or frosting spreader.
You will also receive an apron from Ohm Dog as a thank you for hosting a Cupcake Party!
Step 5: Host the party! Be sure to take lots of pictures! Following the party, NFCA will ask each host to submit photos and an event recap for publication in NFCA's newsletter and on www.CeliacCentral.org.
So...if you're ready to become a Gluten-Free Cupcake Party host and raise funds for Celiac awareness and research while eating delicious desserts, fill out the form below!
I'll be talking to folks at my company about this! Rosie's owner let me know that they are seeing a lot of customers choosing this option without having any employees with food restrictions just because they are looking for good tasting healthy food choices.
Rosie’s Plate is now offering Corporate lunches for area businesses. Now you can have fresh, hot food that is delicious, natural and healthy for your next business meeting. Place your order one day in advance, by calling Emily @ 833-0505. Your order will be available for pickup between 11am and 1pm the next day. (Monday-Friday) Minimum Order = 6 Lunches
* Lunches Include a Choice of One Entrée & One Side Dish* $ 9/lunch
-Terrific Chicken Bites with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce (8 pieces)
-Vegetable Spring Rolls with Spicy Thai Sauce (2 large rolls)
-“Chicken Fried” Tofu
-Specialty Salad (entrée portion)
-Macaroni & Cheese
-Green Salad with Vinaigrette Fruit Cup (8oz)
-Soup of the Day (8oz)
-Cookies by the half dozen $10
-Apple Blueberry Crisp (serves 6) $15
-½ Gallon Iced Tea $ 3.50
-Biodegradable cutlery packs $1ea
Grab & Go...
We now have chilled selections from our menu available for purchase WITHOUT pre-ordering. This is on a first come first serve basis, so feel free to call ahead to see what's available.
*Mediterranean Braised Chicken
*Pasta with Zesty Tomato Sauce & Feta
So on those days when you wished that you had placed an order, you can stop by and grab a great meal to take home for you and your family to enjoy. If you need more information about our ingredients or pricing check www.RosiesPlate.com.
Stay tuned for our announcement about our SPOOKY HALLOWEEN TREATS!
I hope we'll see you soon.
Rosie's Plate 701 N. Person St Raleigh, 27604 919.833.0505 www.RosiesPlate.com
CSA PHOTO COMPETITION 2008Thanks for reading!
Promoting Celiac Disease Awareness Month
We have all heard that “one picture is worth a thousand words.” Everyone looks forward to seeing photos and hearing stories. As a result, this year CSA is sponsoring a photo contest to promote Celiac Disease Awareness Month. Entries will be accepted during the month of October. Entries due December 1st. Capture fun moments and action --- promoting celiac disease awareness --- and demonstrating that individuals diagnosed with celiac disease lead normal lives. Prizes will be awarded, and the winning photos will be prominently featured in Lifeline and on our website. This contest is open to all ages.
• All photos must be accompanied by an entry form (see page 20 or download from website)
• Snapshots/collages are welcome/from any event or activity such as summer picnics, fall meetings or CSA Chapter activities
• Pictures should be as high resolution as you can get on your camera
• Photos can be black and white or color
• NO PHOTOS WILL BE RETURNED
• No limit on photo entries, but each should be accompanied by an entry form
• No larger than 8” X 10”
• Ideally, you should save your picture in the largest size you can
• If you save your photo as a jpeg and email to firstname.lastname@example.org, be sure to add that the photo is for the competition. Be sure to include the entry form.
• Be sure you obtain permission from all persons in the photo before you submit
• Winners will be notified after December 1st
• Group meetings/speakers
• Group activities/programs
• Individuals finding success through the “WBRO-Free diet”/CSA CelKids®/Leaders/Families
• Action photos such as a walk-a-thon, bike-a-thon, cooking demo, BBQ, bake off, etc
Send photos and entry forms to:
CSA Photo Contest
PO Box 31700
Omaha, NE 68131-0700
Email photos and entry forms to:
THE CSA STUDENT ESSAY CONTESTPlease let me know if you enter and good luck!
“CELEBRATING MY TRIUMPH OVER CELIAC DISEASE”
Celebrate! Share your Celiac triumphs!
Plan now to enter the CSA Student Essay Contest!
Students are offered the opportunity to celebrate their triumphs over Celiac disease through an essay contest. Students from K through college are invited to write an essay on the theme, Celebrating My Triumph over Celiac Disease.” The contest is open to students diagnosed with Celiac disease or students who are members of a family dealing with Celiac disease. The essay should be either written in ink or typed and approximately 500 words or less.
In the right hand corner include:
• Phone number
• Parent/Guardian Name
• CSA local chapter name/number
• Age (if under 21)
• Entry date
The essay will be evaluated on the six traits of writing: voice, ideas, word choice, organization, sentence fluency and conventions. It should include an introduction, topic development, support and structure. Awards and prizes will be given in appropriate divisions including grades K-4/elementary, 5-8/middle school, 9-12/high school, and college. With permission, winning essays will be printed in Lifeline and on the CSA website.
The essays will be judged by a panel from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Nebraska Affiliate-the Nebraska English Language Arts Council (NELAC) and CSA staff. All essays will become the property of CSA; submission of an essay constitutes permission for use by CSA. Entries will be accepted at any time until the contest closes on December 1. Winners will be notified and announced in CSA publications and on the website.
Mail essays to:
CSA Student Essay Contest 2007
PO Box 31700
Omaha, NE 68131-0700
Email essays to:
North Hills Farmers MarketAlso, in case you missed this past Saturday's North Hills Farmer's Market, here is a sampling of what Twins Kitchen was selling (I'll take one of each please). If this sounds good to you, check them out next Saturday.
As many of you know that North Hills Farmers Market will be open till November 22(the weekend before Thanksgiving). What this means for you, well you will get the opportunity to buy more delicious treats from Twin Cakes every Saturday. Do not forget you can place an order with us ahead of time and pick-it up at the market while you do your produce shopping. More good news…after November 22, there will be a “Holiday Market”, the dates are still to be announced. Please stay tuned for that. Therefore during the holidays you will still be able to get your baked goods, quiches, muffins, pies in addition we will be doing sauces, spreads, and gift baskets. Please continue to come out and support your local farmers and bakers!!!
Just in Time for the Holidays - Twin Cakes Gift Baskets
The gift baskets will have a variety of items in it and you of course can customize it. These baskets will be great for co-workers, your boss, friend, or family. A sample of items you will see in the baskets:
-homemade place mats
-homemade spreads, pesto, and sauces
It will also feature some of our recipes and mixes so you can create some of our delicious treats at your home!
FUNDRAISING IDEASSome of these ideas are obviously easier than others. Please let me know if you do one of these activities and let me know how successful it is. I plan on doing the blind taste test of some GF dessert items at my office soon and will let you know how it turns out.
Raise awareness and funds at the same time! Here are some ideas to get started:
• Entertain your friends with a gluten-free meal, morning coffee, or a wine and cheese evening etc. Ask for donations in support of the CSA chapter or the CSA Research Grant Program.
• Propose a “hat or cap day” at school – charging everyone a fee (dollar) to wear a cap or hat for a day, with proceeds going to celiac disease research or a CSAcamp scholarship.
• Have a penny campaign to assist in celiac disease research. Place collection canisters throughout the community.
• Bake gluten-free goodies and ask for donations in the office. Distribute CSA awareness brochures in the coffee lounge.
• Do a blind tasting test – which cake tastes the best and see if the gluten-free ones win. Charge a donation for the privilege!
OUT AND ABOUT
• Arrange a meal at a local celiac-friendly restaurant.
• Get fit and help raise money too! Organize a sponsored walk or bike ride. Check with your local police and city government for local regulations, etc.
Don’t forget to contact the local newspaper, radio, TV, and cable channels about your fundraising efforts!
Any money raised for Celiac Sprue Association national projects should be sent as a check made payable to Celiac Sprue Association and will be distributed in accordance with IRS regulations and the donor’s preferences.
Request the manual, “CSA’s Fundraising for Success”, from the CSA office for fundraising ideas and projects by calling toll free 877-CSA-4-CSA or emailing email@example.com.