Celiacs have waited, patiently, for a time when gluten-free choices could finally compete. And not just with each other, but with the best available food on the market, shouldering their way onto specialty vendor’s shelves and our pantries alike, delicious, wholesome, and with artisanal taste and quality for their own sake, without the “alternative-and second-best” label that Gluten Free used to mean.
Calgary is full of awesome restaurants all over town, and ever since we emerged in 2012, we have been so pleased to watch as more and more of them began to offer gluten-free menu items that were safe for our community to enjoy.
First of all, we want to give them all some mad props. We can’t express how great it is to be able to go out and eat with your friends and be able to order at least something, and in some cases, a lot of things, off the menu. At Gluten Free Calgary, we like to show some love for these restaurants by featuring them on our GFYYC map and now we’d like to take it a step further and hand out some awards! Read More
For a while now, we here at Gluten Free Calgary have been wanting to bring you information on gluten-free products beyond recipes and foodstuffs. Many of us following a gluten-free lifestyle want or need to take it beyond just what we eat – reactions can happen just from ingesting a lipstick made with gluten or by a wheat-containing hairspray landing on our toothbrush in the bathroom. It’s for reasons like this that gluten-free skin care products, which we put on our bodies and can be ingested by putting a finger covered with hand cream in our mouths, for example, are important if not essential to those of us living gluten-free.