GF 101: Gluten in the Bathroom?!

The pack I was sent home with after diagnosis of Celiac Disease had a lot of information! The basics were hard enough to understand and implementation made me dizzy. The way I handled entering the world of living gluten free was some weird form of triage. That's where this Gluten Free 101 blog series came from, my experiences of trial and error; getting sick and re-sick and failing miserably. My hope is this series makes it just a little bit easier for you or a loved one. Or, brings a smile to your face while reminiscing of a similar experience.  

Months after my diagnosis I was still experiencing symptoms of gluten exposure and couldn't figure it out. My mind raced and thoughts of ways the reaction wasn't Celiac Disease or related to gluten at all… maybe it was something else (said hopefully to myself). Then a friend mentioned shampoo and asked if I'd checked my bathroom products. "WHAT?! There's wheat in shampoo?,"  I said confusingly. Sure enough, when I got home that evening the exposure was related to my shampoo AND conditioner. Wheat germ is great for hair; unless you're like me. Looking back, the information was there but I had focused so much on what I was putting into my body that it didn't even occur to me to double check what I was putting ON my body.  

Remember to check these three surprising gluten-full products in the bathroom.  

  • Shampoo & conditioner 
  • Face & body moisturizers 
  • Make-up 

What tripped you up during your road to recovery? People experience some of the same reactions or completely different ones. It's great to hear other stories because I know I'm not alone in battling this disease. We're stronger together. 

Special Thanksgiving Hours

WOW, Thanksgiving is right around the corner! If you haven't placed a pre-order, not to worry. We're taking orders until Tuesday, November 22nd at 3pm. All our options are available on our new Shop page. Or, call the bakery at 206.395.4623 to place an order. If you're uncertain of your plans, we'll have plenty of last minute options as the bakery will be fully stocked with extra pie, breads, quiches, cinnamon rolls and more.

To help navigate our holiday hours, we've listed them out below.

Monday, November 21 - store is closed; but we will be taking online & phone orders all day

Tuesday, November 22 - store open 7am - 7pm; last day for pre-orders (ends at 3pm)

Wednesday, November 23 - store open 7am - 7pm; bakery will be fully stocked for last minute Thanksgiving needs grab & go options available as well as pre-order pick up available.

Thursday, November 24 (THANKSGIVING DAY) - store open 8am - Noon for all your last minute needs!

Friday, November 25 (Black Friday) - store open 10am - 5pm. Holiday products debut and in-store special offers available.

Saturday, November 26 (Small Business Saturday) - store open 10am - 5pm. In-store special offers to celebrate shop small this holiday season.

Sunday, November 27 - store open 10am - 5pm.

Resume regular store hours:
Tuesday - Thursday 7am - 7pm
Friday & Saturday 7am - 8pm
Sunday 8am - 5pm

Needed: Bread Baker Extraordinaire!

Do you have a passion for yeasted breads? Have impeccable organizational and detail skills? Then we're looking for you!

Employee will be responsible for the creation of our small-batch, yeasted products. Working the entire process from mixing, shaping, baking and packaging - from beginning to end. Ideal candidate will have a basic understanding of baking principles and the ability to read and interpret recipes and instructions. Must have good time management skills, a positive attitude and the ability to work both independently and with a team. Must be able to work a swing shift (3pm - 1am, or there abouts, as needed), available weekends, and early mornings based on business needs. Applicants should have previous experience in a high-volume setting. High School diploma or equivalent preferred. Must have a food handler’s permit.

 

Job Duties include but are not limited to:
-yeasted bread production
-pastry production
-inspecting product
-packaging product
-bakery cleaning, as assigned
-dishes

Job Requirements:
-Previous experience in food production a must
-Ability to work up to an 8 hour shift
-Ability to lift up to 30lbs.
-Strong attention to detail
-Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

Send letter of interest and resume to info@nuflours.com.

 

Interview with a Nuflours Superstar: Jenkins

You've likely been served by her at the bakery and farmers markets. She's been with us for over a year and has proven time and time again to be a customer favorite. As she's grown into her role with us, she's taken on challenging and rewarding tasks (the magic behind those amazing sandwiches? That's Jenkins!). We couldn't do what we do everyday without her and are so proud of how far she's come! 

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Love Letters, A Mothers Day Gathering

We're thrilled to be a part of this Found + Gathered event, Love Letters, A Mothers Day Gathering. It will be on May 1st in Bellevue, the weekend before Mothers Day. The event involves creative workshops and we're very excited to be doing our first ever cupcake demo! Everyone will learn how to mix and bake the cupcakes as well as piping and decorating. You'll also get 4 cupcakes to take home and share.

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Celiac in Seattle

It's not uncommon for people to ask us to recommend other cafes and restaurants in the area that are also dedicated gluten free. A google search brings up information on a number of places that offer gluten free menus, gluten free options, and are gluten free friendly. This weeks post distinguishes several spotsin Seattle that are dedicated gluten free. Each places offers something different and unique, but they're all committed to serving the gluten free community quality foods in a safe and uncontaminated environment.  

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