There are several resources and support groups available if you are in the Phoenix area.
Websites and Blogs
Do you know of another website or resource in Phoenix, please let us know.
If you live in the Green Valley or Sahuarita area, there is a small Celiac Support group (of about 20 people). It is informal and they organize meetings throughout the year (except for the summer months).
If you are interested in being a part of this group, please contact Kay Bleuer (email address is firstname.lastname@example.org) and ask to be included on the email list. Kay maintains an email list and sends out updates, information about shopping, new products, and upcoming events.
Here are some fantastic gluten-free spots!
Gathering Grounds is located at 319 McKeown Ave in Patagonia and offers a variety of housemade gluten free pastries, cookies, cakes, and cupcakes. They also make bagels for sandwiches.
Both the baker and her daughter have celiac disease, so you can rest assured that she takes the utmost care to prevent cross contamination while baking. If you have any questions, please contact Erika at (520) 394-2009
more are coming soon…
Patagonia is a perfect relaxing getaway spot, whether you enjoy the outdoors (birding, hiking, horseback riding, etc), art, wine tasting, golfing, and much more! Also, Patagonia is home to the amazing Kartchner Caverns.
Patagonia is a delightful small town about an hour Southeast of Tucson. For more information or directions, please visit Patagonia, AZ website.
This morning, KOLD featured a story about gluten free cooking, where Cheyenne Clark from the Southern Arizona Celiac Support Group shared a simple recipe for a gluten-free garlic cheese biscuits.
Also, the video clip mentions that upcoming Gluten Free Food Faire coming up on Saturday, April 24th, 2010.
Enjoy the video and the biscuits!
If you are gluten intolerant, traveling could be frustrating if you are not familiar with the area, its gluten free restaurants, shops, and other establishments.
The solution is Gluten Free Travel Site, which is a great website that features user-generated reviews of hotels, resorts, and restaurants that offer gluten-free menus and options.
If you have a trip coming up, be sure to visit Gluten Free Travel Site and plan your gluten-free trip!