Sunday, March 20, 2011

Gluten-free Recipe Exchange to hold monthly meeting Mar. 21 at Portage Library

HOUGHTON -- The Gluten-Free Recipe Exchange will hold its next meeting from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 21, at the Portage Lake District Library. The group meets at this time on the third Monday of each month. Everyone is invited to participate.

Each month features a different type of food, and the March meeting will focus on gluten-free casseroles. Participants are welcome to bring their favorite gluten-free casserole for sampling and are encouraged to share their recipes. Copies of the recipes will be made at the library. Please list all ingredients used in making foods that are shared at these meetings and identify the brand names of the gluten-free ingredients. Bringing food is not a requirement for attendance.

The Gluten-Free Recipe Exchange is organized by and for those who are interested in or required to follow a gluten-free diet. Gluten-free eating requires the avoidance of all wheat, rye, barley, and oats. Most people find it challenging at first, but are excited to find recipes and foods that are fun and easy to make and tasty to eat. The Gluten-Free Recipe Exchange is an opportunity to share those great recipes and learn from others. Everyone who is interested in learning more about gluten-free eating is encouraged to attend.

This program is free and open to all. For more information, please call a member of the group at 281-5216. You may also call the library at 482-4570 or visit

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