Sunday, January 18, 2009

Weekend Update

Hey Everyone!

I hope you are all enjoying the weekend! I just wanted to take a minute to thank you and to let you know about a few things.

First of all, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! I am thrilled to announce that Ms. Celiac Says... has received over 100 unique visitors since it began only 2 weeks ago. I have already received so many positive responses to this site and words of encouragement, and I deeply appreciate all of your support!

Secondly, If you are interested in advertising on this site please contact me at MsCeliacSays at for further information.

Now, for some gluten free news! This weekend I went for brunch in Greenwich Village at Le Pain Quotidien. It is a French cafe that has many locations throughout NYC and throughout the world. However, I was so pleased when I heard one of their current specials. It is a Garden Quiche - Zucchini, Carrots, Spinach, and Parmesan Cheese on a Gluten Free Buckwheat Crust! I very much wanted to order this but, unfortunately, my egg allergy prevented me from doing so. For those of you without an egg allergy, please go to Le Pain Quotidien and try it and report back to me and let me know how it is! For information on a location near you go to their website at

I also was elated when I went to The Health Nuts for the first time! I had heard about this health food store with 3 locations in NYC before but I had never been to it. Well, I went there and completely went on a shopping spree buying so much gluten free goodness! They had a huge selection of gluten free products imported from Italy along with a wide variety of Joan's GF Great Bakes products. I definitely recommend you get there and check it out if you haven't been there before. It is a place that no Celiac should be unaware of. There are 3 locations in NYC - one on the Upper West Side on Broadway at 99th Street, another on the Upper East Side on Second Avenue btw. 63rd and 64th and another in Midtown East on Second Ave. at 45th Street.

For those of you that live downtown, you may want to check out this small little health food store in the East Village called, The Open Pantry. It's on 2nd Avenue between 11th and 12th street -right around the corner from where I live and I've only just discovered it. But, it has a good, yet small selection of gluten free products.

And I did some baking this weekend! I made the 365 Brand (Whole Foods Brand) Chocolate Chip cookies. I altered the directions a bit. I melted the butter instead of beating it until fluffy which therefore caused the chocolate chips to melt, creating a chocolate cookie as opposed to a chocolate chip cookie. I'll include a photograph at the end of this post so you can see how they turned out. They taste pretty good.

I love how I made it sound like I purposely messed up the directions. Not exactly...

Ok, well that is all for now!


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