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A Canadian Celiac Podcast will explore information, research, lifestyle issues and personal stories of individuals who have celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity. The host, Sue Jennett has access to some of the prominent minds and personalities in the celiac/gluten free community in Canada. You will learn about new initiatives of the Canadian Celiac Association and how they can benefit you. Sue counts more than 20 years since both she and her daughter have been diagnosed with celiac disease. During that time, she has operated a gluten free bakery, run a celiac kids camp, and is currently producing and hosting a gluten free baking show on cable TV in Ontario. Join Sue’s weekly conversations, as she delves into all things celiac and gluten free.

A Canadian Celiac Podcast Sue Jennett: gluten free baker and podcaster

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 20 Ratings

A Canadian Celiac Podcast will explore information, research, lifestyle issues and personal stories of individuals who have celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity. The host, Sue Jennett has access to some of the prominent minds and personalities in the celiac/gluten free community in Canada. You will learn about new initiatives of the Canadian Celiac Association and how they can benefit you. Sue counts more than 20 years since both she and her daughter have been diagnosed with celiac disease. During that time, she has operated a gluten free bakery, run a celiac kids camp, and is currently producing and hosting a gluten free baking show on cable TV in Ontario. Join Sue’s weekly conversations, as she delves into all things celiac and gluten free.

    Catching Up with Nicole Byrom RD

    Catching Up with Nicole Byrom RD

    It’s great for me to have returning guests on the podcast.  Nicole Byrom RD, works with the Canadian Celiac Association as the Health Promotions Manager.  When I contacted her about coming back on the podcast, she had a list of things she wanted to inform listeners about.  The topic of arsenic in our food comes up often.  Nicole tells us why this is important to the celiac population and some ways to reduce arsenic exposure.  Nicole is involved in an upcoming webinar about Type I Diabetes and its relation to celiac disease.  There is a link below for more information on the webinar.
     
    Since this is October, the topic of Halloween candy came up.  We both discussed how our celiac daughters were able to make the best of what could be a difficult situation.  Below is a link to the list of safe Halloween candy from the CCA.  Nicole filled us in on the growing practice of setting out “teal pumpkins” to signify that the house has non-food or allergen friendly treats to give away.
     
    Nicole told us of the upcoming publications from the CCA as well she reminded us of the CCA Virtual Conference to be held on November 13th and 14th.  Below are links to sign up for the virtual conference, as well as to be on the email list for CCA publications.  It’s not too late donate to the teams from the CCA across the country running in the Scotiabank Run, as per the link below.  Nicole suggests you donate to her team BC CCA, as there is a bit of a competition going on.
     
    Webinar with Diabetes Canada - https://www.celiac.ca/news-events/events/
    Halloween Candy - https://www.celiac.ca/gluten-free-halloween-candy-list/
    To Register for the CCA Virtual Conference - https://www.celiac.ca/news-events/national-conference/
    To Receive CCA Publications - https://www.celiac.ca/get-involved/signup/
    Scotiabank Run -  https://www.celiac.ca/news-events/national-conference/https://raceroster.com/events/2021/48139/2021-scotiabank-toronto-waterfront-marathon/pledge/team/325
     
    Sue’s Websites and Social Media –
    Podcast https://acanadianceliacpodcast.libsyn.com
    Podcast Blog – https://www.acanadianceliacblog.com
    Email – acdnceliacpodcast@gmail.com
    Celiac Kid Stuff – https://www.celiackidstuff.com
    Baking Website – https://www.suesglutenfreebaking.com
    Instagram - @suesgfbaking
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUVGfpD4eJwwSc_YjkGagza06yYe3ApzL
    Email – sue@suesglutenfreebaking.com
    Other Podcast – Gluten Free Weigh In – https://glutenfreeweighin.libsyn.com

    • 40 min
    Finding a Restaurant Solution After a Long Diagnosis Journey

    Finding a Restaurant Solution After a Long Diagnosis Journey

    Everyone has a diagnosis story, and I enjoy listening to and sharing many or them.  This episode of the podcast is a conversation with Beau Bristow of Nashville TN.  Beau was diagnosed as an adult and had a long list of symptoms, which to him were unrelated.  Of particular note,
     was the brain fog, which by reason of the name, you don’t realize at the time, and only once the fog has lifted do you understand what you were missing.  Finding suitable restaurants is a pain point for most of us, but in Beau’s case, he was determined to help solve this problem, not only for those of us on a gluten free diet, but for people suffering from other allergies.  The approach of the website https://picknic.app/ is to help someone requiring a special diet to find a restaurant that understands and follows suitable procedures for you to eat safely.  You can signup on the website to receive new information.  The website will soon be an app, to be downloaded, but at the moment it is focusing mostly in the Nashville area to get it right – how to onboard restaurants and the rate them as a “pick” for your special diet or not.  Beau has also asked for feedback from those on a gluten free diet and you can reach him at info@picknic.app.  You can also find Picknic on Facebook and Instagram @gopicknic.
     
     
    Sue’s Websites and Social Media –
    Podcast https://acanadianceliacpodcast.libsyn.com
    Podcast Blog – https://www.acanadianceliacblog.com
    Email – acdnceliacpodcast@gmail.com
    Celiac Kid Stuff – https://www.celiackidstuff.com
    Baking Website – https://www.suesglutenfreebaking.com
    Instagram - @suesgfbaking
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUVGfpD4eJwwSc_YjkGagza06yYe3ApzL
    Email – sue@suesglutenfreebaking.com
    Other Podcast – Gluten Free Weigh In – https://glutenfreeweighin.libsyn.com

    • 44 min
    What's All the Fuss About Pumpkin Spice with Cinde Little

    What's All the Fuss About Pumpkin Spice with Cinde Little

    For many people September and October are not as much about Autumn as they are about pumpkin spice everything.  Being a baker, this has always interested me, but I have to say, except for pumpkin pie, I had pretty much stayed away.  Cinde Little, of the Everyday Gluten Free Gourmet was the best person to get me up to speed on pumpkin spice – is it gluten free? what do we have to look out for? where should we expect to find it? and can we use it at home in baking or drinks?
    Cinde sent along a photo of her favourite Pumpkin Date Cake, which looks very yummy and you can find the recipe on her blog.  As well, she had a work in progress for a pumpkin spice syrup to use at home.  I’ve played with what she had, and have given a recipe below, so you can make your own special café drinks at home.  After recording with Cinde, I did go out and buy a couple of pie pumpkins.  You can see photos and read what I did with them on Episode #193 of my blog www.acanadianceliacblog.com.  You can find Cinde at www.everydayglutenfreegourmet.ca.
     
    Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup for Café Drinks
    1 ½ cups water
    1 ½ cups sugar
    Spices – 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon, 1 tsp ground cloves, 1 tsp ground ginger, 2 tsp ground nutmeg
    1/3 – ½ cup pumpkin puree
    ½ tsp vanilla extract (optional)
    Place water and sugar in a saucepan on medium heat.  As the mixture heats, add the spices and stir well.  Add pumpkin puree depending on your preference – the 1/3 cup will be a mild flavour and the ½ cup will be more pronounced.  Heat liquid to simmering.  Continue simmer for 5-10 minutes, watching it doesn’t boil over.  Remove from heat.  Add vanilla extract (optional), which will give a somewhat richer taste.  Let mixture cool for 5 minutes.  If your pumpkin puree is still a bit lumpy you can use an immersion blender to smooth out the liquid.  Pour syrup through a sieve to remove any larger bits of the spice blend or pumpkin.  Store in a squirt container or bottle in refrigerator. 
     
    Sue’s Websites and Social Media –
    Podcast https://acanadianceliacpodcast.libsyn.com
    Podcast Blog – https://www.acanadianceliacblog.com
    Email – acdnceliacpodcast@gmail.com
    Celiac Kid Stuff – https://www.celiackidstuff.com
    Baking Website – https://www.suesglutenfreebaking.com
    Instagram - @suesgfbaking
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUVGfpD4eJwwSc_YjkGagza06yYe3ApzL
    Email – sue@suesglutenfreebaking.com
    Other Podcast – Gluten Free Weigh In – https://glutenfreeweighin.libsyn.com

    • 42 min
    October 2021 Roundup

    October 2021 Roundup

    It’s the beginning of the month again, so I get the pleasure of speaking to Ellen Bayens of theceliacscene.com about some of the topics of interest that have come up during the past month.  We discuss the diagnosis story of the family of a Neonatologist in the US who sought out the team at the Celiac Disease Program at Boston Children’s Hospital for help.  Ellen and I discuss how comprehensive the whole family approach to treating and further diagnosing family members is.  See the link below to the article about this family’s journey.  Ellen and I go on to look at some of the feedback we’ve had about the stickers and wristbands from www.celiackidstuff.com and how families can use these tools to help their kids eat safely.  The silicone wristbands for kids which say – I’m a Celiac Kid     I Can’t Eat Gluten – are now being made available for gluten free bakeries to sell directly.  If you know of a bakery that might be interested in offering the wristbands, please let me know and I can reach out to them.
    Ellen and I speak about bagels and doughnuts – I’ve ever the purest, but explain to her why fried doughnuts are rare.  Also, below is my recipe for Gluten Free Doughnut Holes.
    In the previous episode of the podcast, I recorded a discussion with my adult daughter Deanna, about our differing attitudes towards celiac disease and the gluten free diet.  I am grateful for the opportunity to have these discussions as I suspect that much the same dynamic is going on in other families with multi-generational celiac disease.  Also, at the end of that podcast, Episode 191, I included a short “blooper reel” which Ellen refers to and gives a classic insight into mother/daughter interactions.
    Episode 200 of the podcast is approaching, and I’ve decided to mark that milestone with a special episode allowing Ellen and my audience to ask me questions.  If you have a question, or comment you’d like Ellen to pose or discuss with me, please email her at ellen@theceliacscene.com.
     
    https://theceliacscene.com/sending-kids-school-celiac-disease/
     
    Sue’s Doughnut Holes
    1 ½ cups gluten free flour blend (I use ½ cup of each white rice flour, potato starch & corn starch)
    1/3 cup white sugar
    1/3 cup skim milk powder
    1 tsp guar or xanthan gum (omit if your flour blend includes gum)
    1 tsp salt
    1 tbsp baking powder
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    2 tbsp oil
    2 eggs
    2 tbsp water
    Blend together all the dry ingredients.  Add vanilla, oil, eggs and water.  Add more water 1 tbsp at a time if batter is too thick.  Blend by hand, or with a mixer.  Batter should be thicker than pancake batter but not as thick as cookie dough.
    In a saucepan heat oil to 375° (only fill saucepan less than half full with oil, leaving enough room for the bubbling expansion of the batter).  Drop spoonfuls of the batter into the hot oil, cooking only 3 or 4 at a time.  Turn to cook evenly till dark golden.  Remove onto absorbent paper towel.  While still warm, place in a bag with sugar and cinnamon to coat.  Can be kept in sealed container 3-4 days.  If you want to eat the doughnuts right away, you can drizzle them in icing or chocolate sauce, but just know they will not keep well if they get soggy (so eat them up!)
     
    Sue’s Websites and Social Media –
    Podcast https://acanadianceliacpodcast.libsyn.com
    Podcast Blog – https://www.acanadianceliacblog.com
    Email – acdnceliacpodcast@gmail.com
    Celiac Kid Stuff – https://www.celiackidstuff.com
    Baking Website – https://www.suesglutenfreebaking.com
    Instagram - @suesgfbaking
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUVGfpD4eJwwSc_YjkGagza06yYe3ApzL
    Email – sue@suesglutenfreebaking.com
    Other Podcast – Gluten Free Weigh In – https://glutenfreeweighin.libsyn.com

    • 53 min
    Different Generations Cope with Celiac Disease

    Different Generations Cope with Celiac Disease

    On this episode I speak with my daughter Deanna.  She has been a guest on the podcast in the past, and I take this opportunity to ask her about some of her attitudes and coping skills dealing with celiac disease and how those compare to my approaches.  I was a Mom of two beautiful girls when I was diagnosed, with Deanna’s diagnosis coming five months later, just in time for her fifth birthday.  Having suffered from an unknown cause for some very diverse symptoms for many years, my diagnosis became one of questioning every food, not only for me, but for my daughter.  In contrast, Deanna doesn’t remember her symptoms prior to diagnosis and has been raised to understand the diet completely and take it in stride.  Hopefully, you will find some aspects of each of our perspectives in your approach to the diet and how it affects your life.  I couldn’t resist the urge to include some of the bloopers from our conversation in a mix up at the end of the podcast.  It was a joy to have such a heart-to-heart with my all-grown-up daughter.
     
    Sue’s Websites and Social Media –
    Podcast https://acanadianceliacpodcast.libsyn.com
    Podcast Blog – https://www.acanadianceliacblog.com
    Email – acdnceliacpodcast@gmail.com
    Celiac Kid Stuff – https://www.celiackidstuff.com
    Baking Website – https://www.suesglutenfreebaking.com
    Instagram - @suesgfbaking
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUVGfpD4eJwwSc_YjkGagza06yYe3ApzL
    Email – sue@suesglutenfreebaking.com
    Other Podcast – Gluten Free Weigh In – https://glutenfreeweighin.libsyn.com

    • 43 min
    CCA Virtual Conference 2021

    CCA Virtual Conference 2021

    The Canadian Celiac Association successfully presented two virtual conferences in 2020 and is now gearing up for the 2021 Conference.  I speak with Nicole Byrom RD from the CCA who is organizing the conference.  This conference will be somewhat different from all other CCA conferences in the past, in that of the two days, November 13th and 14th, the first day will be geared towards those who have been diagnosed for two years or less.  The second day will focus on information for those who have been diagnosed longer than two years.  Certainly, anyone is welcome to join either day, but I find it intriguing that this distinction was made.  You can find out more about the conference, the speaker lineup and how to register by going to the CCA website and clicking on News & Events where you’ll find the Conference information listed - https://www.celiac.ca/news-events/national-conference/
     
    Sue’s Websites and Social Media –
    Podcast https://acanadianceliacpodcast.libsyn.com
    Podcast Blog – https://www.acanadianceliacblog.com
    Email – acdnceliacpodcast@gmail.com
    Celiac Kid Stuff – https://www.celiackidstuff.com
    Baking Website – https://www.suesglutenfreebaking.com
    Instagram - @suesgfbaking
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUVGfpD4eJwwSc_YjkGagza06yYe3ApzL
    Email – sue@suesglutenfreebaking.com
    Other Podcast – Gluten Free Weigh In – https://glutenfreeweighin.libsyn.com

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

JoceMcK ,

Fantastic podcast!

This podcast is fantastic for anyone just starting out with celiac (listen to episode 53 first) or those who have been living with it for years. So much knowledge is shared and expert guests really solidify this podcast as an invaluable resource for not only Canadian celiacs, but anyone wanting to learn about living with the disease.

Carl im awesome ,

Great info for ongoing learning

I learn something new every episode. Living gluten free requires ongoing learning and this podcast will guarantee that! Thanks Sue.

The Celiac Scene ,

Hats Off to A Canadian Celiac Podcast

Diagnosed with celiac disease more than 20 years ago along with her daughter, Sue Jennett has done it all: volunteering with the Canadian Celiac Association, operating a gluten-free bakery, running a celiac kids camp, and producing and hosting a gluten-free baking show on cable TV. Her newest celiac adventure sees her interviewing the movers and shakers of Canada's gluten-free nation. From long-time associates to the newest celiac advocates, Sue invests time and energy in really getting to know her subjects. By the time the microphone is switched on, she knows how to get the very best out of her interviewees so that listeners can benefit from their expertise. Sue's personal knowledge of the diet, the gluten-free lifestyle and as a business owner allows her to relate and empathize with her guests. Every podcast is a testimony to the collective movement to improve the lives of celiacs and the gluten sensitive in Canada and around the world. If you are looking to be inspired by the human spirit and triumph over adversity, tune into 'A Canadian Celiac Podcast!'

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