Regular readers of Gluten Free in Boulder will recognize that we previewed Blooming Beets last year, before they opened, and we have since eaten there several times, and their food is fantastic! It is the place to go if you are gluten-free, or vegan or both, even if you aren’t [...] Read more »
Back at the start of the summer, we wrote about some of the free gluten-free resources offered by Natural Grocers at Vitamin Cottage. In that article, we mentioned some of the events hosted by NGVC that focus on gluten-free eating, and at last several events are on the horizon. There will be gluten-free seminars and tasting fairs in both Boulder and Lafayette in the next couple of months, and below you will find all the relevant details about these events.
It is the first day of May, making it May Day, as many already know. What is probably less well known is that today is also the first day of National Celiac Awareness Month, and given our relentless preoccupation with the gluten-free scene in Boulder, it is only proper that we mark this important month by announcing the arrival of its beginning. We call the month “important,” and you might find this questionable given how many awareness days, weeks, and months there are every year (and the list only seems to grow longer). Periods of awareness are a dime a dozen, you might think, making them cheap, just as the idiom implies. Be this as it may, National Celiac Awareness Month is important for the simple reason that Celiac disease is precisely the type of thing that awareness months seek to illuminate: more people do need to be aware of Celiac disease and the gluten-free diet it requires. Around three million Americans have Celiac disease, but the overwhelming majority of these people – about 95 percent – don’t even know it. Perhaps this percentage is less dismal in Boulder, where gluten-free eating has more or less become mainstream, but the lack of awareness about Celiac disease really is a problem, and hence the month and the importance we assign thereto.
We recently wrote an announcement for Leaf’s Spring Equinox Dinner, an event that featured food that was entirely raw, vegan, and gluten-free. Happily, the dinner was a huge success, so Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant (a fine Boulder eatery in the Pearl Street area) will not only host another raw, vegan, gluten-free dinner on April 19th (mark your calenders!), it will host such a dinner every month. So, at least once a month you’ll have the opportunity to dine on fine cuisine that even the most restrictive diets allow.
Boulder’s Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant – a popular establishment in the Pearl Street area that is, as the name unequivocally implies, a vegetarian restaurant – will host the Spring Equinox Raw Dinner on Tuesday, March 20th. The dinner, which includes four courses, will be a four-and-a-half-hour affair, starting at 4:30 PM and concluding at 9:00 PM, and every item on the menu is entirely raw, vegan, and, of course, gluten-free.
This Saturday (6/23) at Red Frog Coffee in Longmont (about 15 to 20 minutes from Boulder) there will be a gluten-free centered event hosted by Brooke Hageman, a local gluten-free blogger, through Gluten Intolerance Group of Colorado. The event will focus on explaining how to order gluten-free at coffee shops.
It’s All Good, a gluten-free bakery located in Boulder, will host an open house this Friday, December 17th, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The open house will take place at the store of It’s All Good, which is located at 3622 Walnut Street.
Great news for outdoor, exercise, and gluten-free food enthusiasts in the Boulder area: Nicole Irlbeck and Christine Neff, both Boulder business owners and personal trainers, are hosting the “Girlfriends’ Getaway,” a weekend event that will be held in Golden Gate Canyon State Park at the start of October. As the name implies, this is a retreat for women, so grab one of your female friends or family members and leave the men and boys in your life behind to toil in civilization for the weekend.
The Denver Metro Celiac Spruce Chapter will host the fourth annual Incredible Edible Gluten-Free Food Fair next weekend at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Golden, CO.