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gluten-free kids in the kitchen

gluten-free kids in the kitchen

Way back in June, my girl Lily and I went to the Canadian Celiac Association's national conference.

Way back in June, my girl Lily and I went to the Canadian Celiac Association‘s national conference in Mississauga, hosted by the Halton Peel Chapter.

 

We were there for the food.

We were there for the food! Lily participated and I volunteered in a cooking class for kids that ran as part of the conference’s youth program “Surviving Gluten Free.”

 

We weren't afraid to get our hands dirty.

After a short bus ride from the conference site to the PC Cooking School at Loblaws, we donned our aprons and got busy. Here are the kids baking buns for subs. What a fun, yummy morning!

 

Hot out of the oven buns for subs..

Gluten-free buns fresh from the oven.

 

Quick and easy tri-colour pasta salad.

Quick and easy tri-colour pasta salad.

 

Turkey sub with a side of pasta salad.

And, voila! Turkey sub on fresh-baked bread with a side of pasta salad. Lily was stoked to be eating a sub that she made herself! She was just so happy to be able to take part in a cooking class, period.

 

Donut holes BEFORE

Doughnut holes BEFORE

 

Waiting patiently for the doughnut holes...

Waiting excitedly…

 

Donut holes AFTER

Doughnut holes AFTER

 

Our teacher Monique van den Wildenberg and TK TK.

Chef and registered dietitian Amanda Li and chef Monique van den Wildenberg helped the kids whip up a gluten-free feast.

 

They tossed the hot doughnut holes in a cinnamon/icing sugar mix.

They tossed the hot doughnut holes (which were actually shaped more like mini muffins) in a cinnamon/icing sugar mix.

 

A hole in one.

A hole in one!

 

Jaime Plain, the fearless youth program coordinator, put together a fantastic weekend for kids with celiac.

Energetic youth program coordinator Jaime Plain did a super job of organizing an educational, camp-like weekend for kids with celiac—the CCA’s first conference youth program! Look at this happy camper! Jaime, you rock!

 

 The Gluten Free Garage was proud to sponsor the kids’ cooking class as part of the youth program of the 2013 CCA national conference.

2 Responses

  1. maggiesavage says:

    Sooo important and sooo awesome! I hope Loblaws starts offering gf birthday parties soon! Wouldn’t that be fab?

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