Cibo GF dinner

Cibo + GFYYC – Gluten-Free Dinner May 2!

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As you all know, we love letting you know about all the best places and opportunities to eat truly amazing gluten-free food in Calgary. You may have read Markus’ review of the amazing food and atmosphere available at Cibo Calgary, and thought to yourself “when can I get me some of that?” Good news! Cibo is hosting a gluten-free dinner in honour of Celiac Awareness Month (May) on May 2!

Tickets are now available for purchase here at the low, low price of $49 – and for what you’ll get, this is an incredible steal. (Wine pairing is available for an additional $29).

Feel free to get in touch with us with any questions. We look forward to seeing all of you there as we celebrate living the gluten-free life in high style!

No Matter What I Make, I’ll Eat Mostly Chocolate: BBQ Jackfruit

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IMG_4610Ah, the holidays. A time where everybody comes together to enjoy each other’s company and feast uninhibitedly… for some. When you are dining with a group of people that aren’t fully aware of what your dietary restrictions entail, it can be like a game of Russian roulette. Many of us will warily approach the food table, stomach growling, to find surprises in dishes we thought to be safe. Cheese in the salad, generic spices that “may contain,” or a wooden serving spoon. You wonder if it may be worth the risk just to enjoy a dinner with your family. It isn’t. It never is. I have seen a lot of people on the Facebook groups, “what are you having for easter dinner?” Read More

Gluten-Free Beer Reviews

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These days, us gluten-free folk have a number of safe beers to choose from, so I thought I might do you all a favour and review a few of them for this magazine issue (and don’t worry — it was a fun day at work for me as well). Here were a few of the ones I sampled… and of course my humble, meandering opinions about them. Read More

The Gluten-Free Restaurant Awards!

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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

Curl Up With Paterson’s Cabin

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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.

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Time for something sweet in our cookie giveaway!

Something Sweet Giveaway

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It’s now time for our next giveaway! The Something Sweet Giveaway is brought to you by Cookies by George, who have a box of delectable GF Macaroon Chocolate Chunk for one lucky winner in Calgary.

All you need to do to enter is comment on this post and tell us why you’d like to win this sweet treat. This contest is open to residents of Calgary only.

We’ll be drawing one name on Friday, January 29th in the morning – so make sure you get your entry in early!

Another thanks to everyone who participated in our first giveaway of 2016! It was great to have so many people involved. Congratulations again to our lucky winners!

Happy snacking, Calgary!