Joni’s Gluten-free Kitchen

Joni's GlutenFree Kitchen

Joni’s GF Kitchen is the place to find recipes, and a place to forward questions regarding gluten free recipes. We are starting off with a few recipes that have appeared in our newsletter and developed in Joni’s GFKitchen. If you have a recipe that everyone raves about email it to and Joni will test it in her kitchen and then place it on the website.

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R.O.C.K – Raising Our Celiac Kids

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R.O.C.K. (Raising Our Celiac Kids) Canada is a free support group for parents, families, and friends of kids on the gluten-free diet because of Celiac Disease.

Check your upcoming newsletter for more details.

R.O.C.K. Recipes

I am collecting recipes from R.O.C.K. parents to circulate to all who are on the R.O.C.K. email contact list, so if you have a great recipe that your child loves that you wouldn’t mind sharing, please send it to my email address below.

Has your email address changed?

If so and you still want to be included on the R.O.C.K. contact list, please send me an email and I will update it accordingly.

To contact R.O.C.K. Canada for help with CD and your child, meeting dates and times: Email Janet Smith at

Tips for Dining Out

Be informed!

Have an idea about what food you can or cannot eat before heading out to the restaurant.

Keep in mind that in many kitchens there are, apart from the obvious, many ready-made preparations used that do not agree with our insides and should be avoided – such as sauces and often powdered soup bases, as well as some spices.

Talk to the restaurant staff!

Explain your condition…don’t be embarrassed.

Have your server ask questions of the chef, or approach the chef yourself with any questions or concerns about the food. It can also be an education for them.


Be kind to your insides and they will be kind to you. Know what you are putting in them.


For a complete listing log into:

Gluten-Free Ontario – An up to date list of restaurants and bakeries in Toronto and around Ontario

The Celiac Scene – Celiac-endorsed restaurants across Canada and celiac-friendly fast food chains across North America.

Helpful Reading

Helpful Links

Some useful websites for information, support, recipes, and suppliers for people with celiac disease.

Canadian Celiac Association – National organization homepage.

Halton/Peel Chapter – The Halton and Peel Chapter of the CCA

Information and links to other relevant sites.

Very complete American site with current research, support, questions and answers and an on-line newsletter available to Canadians.

Gluten-Free Ontario

Celiac friendly restaurants and bakeries

Clan Thompson

A service-oriented site to help celiacs with very useful “ask a doctor” and “ask a cook” pages.

Kinnikinnick Foods

Canadian source for many different baked goods and breakfast foods with on-line or toll-free phone shopping, a list of their retailers by city and a reward program for loyal customers.

GF Recipes

A collection of recipes and food preparation tips collected on the net.

Products, recipes, tips and an on-line newsletter. Quite useful, although this commercial site also caters to other food intolerances and “trendy” diets.

Celiac Chicks

A very upbeat blog by two single women in New York City concentrating on restaurants, travel and good recipes.

Celiac Disease Centre

This is the Celiac Centre run by Dr. Peter Green who was the excellent keynote speaker at the 2005 national conference in Edmonton.

Gluten Freedom

This is Danna Korn’s site, full of resources and advice for parents of kids with celiac disease

Diabetes 123

This website is for information on diabetes but they have excellent information on celiac disease, especially recent research that makes the mainstream news.

CSA Celiacs

The website for the American Celiac Sprue Association

Celiac Center

The Celiac Center of the University of Maryland

Gluten-free Drugs

Research your prescriptions and over-the counter remedies.

The site for the Gluten Intolerance Group.

Rochester Celiacs

Our neighbour city across the lake has an excellent site and restaurant recommendations for visitors.

Buffalo Gluten-free

Another reason to visit Buffalo! Excellent site and they tell you where you can find GF wings!

Udis food

Gluten free foods

your premier resource center for information about celiac disease, gluten intolerance and the gluten-free diet

J & F Home Daycare

Celiac aware home daycare services in The Greater Toronto Area.