Thursday, April 29, 2010

May is Celiac Awareness Month!

Wow, it's already May and boy do we have a lot going on!  May 2nd is our ode to mom, Flash Back! Retro Cookies You Will Love class!  May 7th leads us to Indulgent Vegan Truffles class, all at the Le Garden Bakery kitchen.  Laurie and I will be heading to Jamesville Beach Park on May 22nd to hand out samples of Le Garden Bakery's yummy bread at their annual Celiac Walk.  May 27th is our 2nd Celiac Group meeting at Ithaca Bakery in the Triphammer Mall.  If you are in the area at any of our events please stop by and see us. 

Give your mom the gift of class for Mother's Day!  Give us a call 607-220-9010 or 607-220-7715 today to register for 1 or both of these amazing classes.  I can't wait to see you there.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Mexican Coleslaw Recipe

I am loving working with cabbage!  This recipe is a raw dish and is great for spring and summer picnics.


6 cups very thinly sliced cabbage
1 1/2 cups peeled and grated carrots
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt


Place cabbage and carrots in a colander; rinse thoroughly with cold water to crisp.  Let drain for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk cilantro, vinegar, oil and salt in a large bowl.  Add cabbage and carrots; toss well to coat.  Once prepared, serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.  Toss again to refresh just before serving.

This recipe serves 8 and is only 53 calories a serving.  It contains 5g carbs, 2g fiber and 1g protein.  It is a great refreshing side dish perfect for the warm weather.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Ithaca Wellness Fair Results!

We had a great time at the Ithaca Wellness Fair!  We handed out Le Garden Bakery Bread samples with hummus, literature and did a lot of educating on gluten intolerance and celiac disease.  At the event we met some loyal fans of Le Garden and individuals who were either eager to learn more about the glutenfree lifestyle or that were newly diagnosed and loved the fact that there was something at the fair for them.  We are making it our mission to reach out to the community by bringing awareness and education on the glutenfree lifestyle to those who have friends or family that have food allergies and help to the newly diagnosed.  Learning how to accomidate those in your life with food allergies can make get togethers enjoyable for everyone.  Come join us at our next community event in Clarence, NY.  The Buffalo Celiac Group is having their annual walk on May 15th.  For more info. on this event please visit

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Ithaca Wellness Fair Today!

Come join us at the first ever Ithaca Wellness Fair at Boyton Middle School at 11:00am!  It is free to the public and there will be lots of vendors present.  We are representing Le Garden Bakery and will be handing out bread samples with yummy hummus.  You will find local restaurants, fitness centers, chiropractors, nutritionists and more for you to talk to about your health and sample what they have to offer.  Help make this event a success, come support your favorite local businesses.  See you there!

Friday, April 2, 2010

The Bridgestreet Show went great!

I did not get to take any photos of the items I made but I do have a link to the live broadcast

.  You will have to scroll down slightly to the two people that look like they are holding up a tv screen.  On the right look for the 3 bunny cookies on a stick.  Click on them and enjoy the show!