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Feeding four-year-olds is hard enough, throw celiac disease into the mix and this becomes a very daunting task. We explore gluten free options at home and in the San Francisco Bay Area and put them up against the toughest critics around... my kids.


Pamela Products are gluten free beautiful

The Gluten Intolerance Group of Marin provides an excellent opportunity for education and support. I attended my first meeting in early December where pioneering gluten free entrepreneur Pamela of Pamela's products was the key note speaker. Her message is to "Live More"

Founding her company in 1988, she has enabled her customers the opportunity to have beautifully packaged gluten free options.  Her family had a health food store growing up and she helped package the cookies. She has a unique history and those with a gluten free diet are the beneficiaries of her genius. She is down to earth and indulged us with easy tips. For example, if you would like to enjoy a bagel simply measure 1 cup of  bread dough to boiling water for a few minutes then bake to enjoy the chewy bagel texture. Her  braided bread tip is to put her GF bread mix into a piping bag and pipe the desired braided look then bake. She talked about how she enjoys the process of baking. She has beautiful bright colored utensils to stir, scoop and use in the kitchen. She often brings her orange kitchen aide with her as she develops new products. She made us all laugh when she confessed that she only used the wisk attachment on her kitchen aide for years. Then only recently realized that there were other attachments she could utilize for her products. She reminded us that she has done all the work to make delicious gluten free products. We should feel free to embellish them by adding our own personal touch before taking them to a party. I loved her idea of dipping cookies in chocolate half-way then plating the cookies in rows by flipping the chocolate covered side on the left side then the right.  I brought home a sampling of her amazing cookies for the kids to try. They both loved the Dark Chocolate Chip cookies and wanted more so off to the store I go. I am so excited for her new product "whenever bars" which are coming soon. Just in time for the twins lunch box before they start kindergarten. 
Next Meeting for GIG of Marin will happen February 8 at 7p at the Corte Madera Town Center in the community room.  You can invite your friends and RSVP to The meeting is free, however we request a donation of $5 to cover the cost of the meeting room, handouts, etc.

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