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Flagstaff Celiac Support Group

Meetings: The third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. Meetings are usually held at the Flagstaff Medical Center (east campus) cafeteria on the first floor of the main hospital. Go in the entrance next to the cafeteria and look for the group in the seating area to the left.

Meeting Recap: Two new members joined the group. One was diagnosed in August with celiac disease and the other was recently diagnosed with allergies to gluten and dairy. There was a broad discussion of what gluten-free products are available and where to buy them. Gretchen was particularly interested in breads and things that she could use to take to work for lunch. Jeanette and Theresa mentioned loaf breads by Udi's, Rudi's, Canyon Bakehouse, and Glutino. Jeanette said that Rudi's cinnamon raisin bread was good for breakfast. Theresa mentioned bread mixes by Nameste and Melanie mentioned Pamela's mixes.

Jeanette noted that she had tried a mock Greek salad recipe that she found on the Humane Society of the United States website under their meatless Mondays recipes. Beans are subsituted for the feta cheese. She tried it for lunch and was quite pleased with it. You can add some chopped avocado or lactose-free cheese to get a different flavor for another day.

Theresa reported that one of her co-workers had made a really tasty gluten-free carrot cake made with almond flour. She promised to get the recipe and share it with the group.

Jeanette said that she had tried The McMillan Bar and Kitchen and found a number of gluten-free items on their menu. She had the fish tacos for lunch and thought they were very good for a light lunch. She also went to the Cottage Place and was very pleased with the food and their willingness to accommodate her dietary needs.

Next Meeting: The next meeting will be October 16.