Branch Leadership Team
Meetings and Events
Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of the month
1800 Lakewood Court, Eugene, Oregon
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
GLUTEN FREE COOKING CLASS TAUGHT BY MICHIE
“In February I will be teaching a six week gluten free cooking class through Willamalane in Springfield, OR. In addition to teaching a few recipes like pie crusts I would like to go over how to make your own basic flour mix and what to do once you have it, give a cost/taste comparison on different boxed mixes, and cover gluten free meals on a budget. Are you gluten free or want to cook for your gluten free family and friends? What would you want to see and do in a gluten free cooking class? Specific recipes? Favorite childhood meal? Tricks with baking that you haven’t figured out how to master in the gluten free world? I really appreciate any feedback and requests you have for a gluten free cooking class. Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey!”
Thanks to all of you who signed the Gluten Free Labeling Petition
The White House petition to finalize the standards on gluten-free labeling was extended to November 3 due to hurricane Sandy. The final count was 26,911 signatures; over the 15,000 were needed to ensure that White House staff will review it, that it’s sent to the appropriate policy experts, and that an official response will be issued. We want to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who signed the petition! Together, we helped make a difference.
AN UPDATE FROM VANILLA JILL’S
“Thank you for supporting our small local business!
We’re into PIE SEASON! This year we have expanded our offerings to include traditional pumpkin pies, in addition to all our frozen treats! Our traditional pie is actually vegan, soy-free, and easily made sugar-free and gluten-free. EVERYONE will love this holiday favorite.
Our frozen pies include ice cream this year, our fabulous vegan pumpkin, and our well-loved kefir-based pumpkin frozen yogurt. In past years many of you have also enjoyed creating your own custom pies, with Local Berry Compote and Vanilla Bean, for instance, or the popular Mud Pie.
Prices are $22-$28, based on potential upcharges for our loving gluten-free, sugar-free, and vegan options. We also offer raw crusts!
Also, when you drive south past 24th and Hilyard, take a peek at our cart under renovation. We’ve got some very handsome reclaimed lumber that Tim’s turning into a great covering. This is a bulky, warm addition to our cart. We will reopen Dec. 1st (OPEN NOW!) with holiday lights, music, and OPEN sign, and beautiful locally crafted HOT CHAI LATTES! We can’t wait to share our new wizard with you, too, swirling into our yogurt and ice cream the best locally grown fruits!
Lastly, thanks for your patronage of our Whiteaker location. It’s off to a great start! Our soups have already gained a reputation for their slow-food goodness and incomparable flavor. We’ve had many customers say it’s the best soup they’ve every had, and come back day after day for their next nourishing meal! The frozen offering are SO special: ice creams like Hibiscus have the perfect texture and flavor; and new vegan treats like Mint Chocolate Chip have our regulars delighted.
Happy Fall to you and thanks for your time!
Best, Vanilla Jill’s
298 Blair Hours 11Am-10PM, 11 PM Thu-Sat.
460 Coburg Rd. #300 Hours 11Am-9PM, 10PM Thu-Sat.
24th & Hilyard Cart reopened in fuller glory with cool covering and heater Dec. 1!”
NEW GLUTEN FREE RESTAURANT IN SALEM
Opening December 3
617 Lancaster Dr. NE
Salem, OR 97301
A Completely Gluten-Free establishment
Build your own waffles, eggs and bacon, bagels and cream cheese, hot cereals, breakfast wraps, sausages, grab and go breakfast bars and cereals, limited vegan menu.
Sandwiches and stuffed buns with vegan options, soups: creamed, meaty and vegan all offered daily, salad bar: healthy greens and healthy toppings, potato bar: baked potatoes with your choice of healthy toppings, homemade ice cream with options for low-fat or vegan.
Our goal is to provide healthy foods with as few additives as possible, and as organic as possible.
Other gluten free friendly restaurants in Salem:
Word of Mouth
Marco Polo Global
Also Eats and Treats in Corvallis (completely gluten free), White Rabbit Bakery in Aurora and Ruby Cakes in McMinnville.
In case anyone is traveling for the holidays and needs a safe place to eat!
GLUTEN FREE CANDY LIST FOR 2012
The Holidays are coming which means lots of treats so here is a list of gluten-friendly candies from celiac.com to make sure you stay safe!