Saturday, October 10th was my little sister's birthday. What did I get her? A celiac screening of course! She has been experiencing some of the symptoms and with my mom and I having the disease, she has a high chance being Celiac too. The University of Chicago Celiac Center holds a free screening for celiac disease every October. They use the tTG-IgA (anti-tissue transglutaminase) blood test for their free screenings. My older sister also got tested on Saturday. The annual event consists of the screenings followed with a wonderful vendor fair, along with a question and answer session with some of the top celiac disease experts from the U of C.
What did we eat? Oh...just some pizza, cupcakes, soup, cookies, chicken tenders, granola, and crackers. Some of the products were from Pamela's, Enjoy Life, and Mary's Gone Crackers.
Marcello's was there and the woman told me their menu is now labeled with gluten free options. They now have pasta, Redbridge beer, and gluten free brownie pizza! My sisters and I gobbled down our pizza slices. We all loved it!
Swirlz had dozens of itty-bitty cupcakes including one I'd never tried before. Vanilla with strawberry frosting. YUM!!
And of course we got a bag full of samples to take home. Thanks University of Chicago Celiac Center!
How cool was it to see New Vitality there?!
Representing the Southside - what, what