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.Read More
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
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.
A joyous season indeed! We're busy making all our favorite holiday treats to share with you this year. The store will be stocked with extra treats, breads, quiche, cinnamon rolls and more, for any last minute needs. But to be sure you have everything you want for the holidays, you can visit our shop page; there's an entire section dedicated to holiday treats there, or call the bakery at 206.395.4623 to place an order.
To help navigate our holiday hours, here's a list of the days we'll have limited hours.
Saturday, December 24 open 7am - 5pm
Sunday, December 25 open 8am - noon
Saturday, December 31 open 7am - 5pm
Sunday, January 1 closed all day
Best holiday wishes from the whole Nuflours team!
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
3 Tips for a Safe Gluten Free Thanksgiving
For many with celiac disease or gluten intolerance, eating outside the safety of our own home is scary. The repercussions of being "glutened" outweigh even the best of intentions from family and friends. Here are three tips to to prepare a safe meal for your gluten free guests. Cut down on the possibility of cross contamination or alter traditional recipes to make delightful gluten free dishes to make this Thanksgiving enjoyable for the whole family.
1 - Hidden gluten. One of the easiest place the gluten protein hides is in the cuts of a cutting board. It'snearly impossible to remove gluten from a contaminated wood or plastic board. Consider purchasing a new cutting board and only use that one to cut the turkey or gluten free breads.
2 - Thickening for gravy or soups. Traditional recipes often call for a small amount of flour to thicken soups and gravy to a desired consistency. We suggest this recipe from Gluten Free Baking, as it's easy to follow and the ingredients are relatively easy to find. If you or your guests are avoiding cornstarch, replace it with tapioca starch, potato starch or arrowroot starch.
3 - Cream of Mushroom. One of our favorite childhood memories of the holidays is our grandmother's green bean casserole. It's comfort at its best. Besides cream of mushroom, some traditional Thanksgiving recipes can call for cream of celery or cream of chicken. Campbell's condensed soup cans do contain wheat flour and is not gluten free. However, we've successfully used the Pacific Foods brand to recreate this comfort food sans gluten.
What can family and friends do to help you feel safe at the holiday dinner table? Or, do you prepare gluten free for your guests and have other tricks you'd like to share?
Or, make it simple by ordering a gluten free Thanksgiving Day Package, or individual pies, dinner rolls and stuffing cubes from our Shop page (it'll be our little secret).
Everyone has butterflies on the first day of school. Foster kids have helicopters.
Many of our customers are just like us -- we are people who rarely find a safe place to eat outside of our homes. Our business is in feeding those people regardless of their situation. Our "Food for Thought" started as an extensive donation program, and once we opened the store, we started daily food bank pick ups. Now, as we enter our second year as a public bakery, we think our customers are the kind of people who want to further this giving back initiative. So we ask you, will you join us?
One way is throughout the month of August, we'll ask customers to help support foster children. You can help in many ways, including adding a $3 donation at purchase, bringing in back-to-school supplies or donating directly at this link, each way will impact the hundreds of children in foster care in Seattle. The first day of school can be a daunting for many children, but for a foster child it can be terrifying.
So Why Not Help Them Out a Bit, eh? Follow This Link
We can make a foster child's first day of school a much more pleasant experience by simply providing them with the resources needed to buy clothes, backpacks, sweet gel pens, and other necessities that help kids feel confident and do well in school. The proceeds could also support youth who want to learn an instrument, to be a part of a team, or join other extracurriculars that no child should be left out of simply because they cannot afford it.
How Did Nuflours Come Up with This Amazing Idea?
The simple answer, we did not. We are partnering with one of our most treasured Seattle non-profits, Treehouse, which is an organization that was founded by a group of local social workers who saw how deprived many foster children were. Today, their goal is to help King County foster kids graduate at the same rate as their schoolmates. It is a worthy endeavor, and a difficult task, so we decided to help.
What can you Do?
A bunch of stuff:
- Follow This Link to the Nuflours/Treehouse donation drive website and donate directly.
- Email this blog post to your friends and share with them on Facebook.
- Come purchase your favorite Nuflours treat and add $3 to your purchase.
- Bring new notebooks, fancy pens, backpacks and more and drop it in the donation box at Nuflours.
- Come to the bakery and fill out a donation on our "clothesline".
Take a deep breath -- living gluten free isn't about living without; it's about listening to your body and taking pride in feeling good in it everyday.Read More
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
-bakery cleaning, as assigned
-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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!Read More
Are you passionate about feeding people and thrive when your customers leave happy? Then we need you for our busy summer season!Read More
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.Read More
Katie has been with Nuflours since summer 2014. Starting out as a customer service superstar at farmers markets and the store front in Capitol Hill she soon took on more roles at the bakery, transitioning into baking. Katie is responsible for all of those AMAZING paleo treats everyone has been so excited about!Read More
We love the girls scouts, just not their gluten free cookies. This recipe is for a chocolate mint cookie that's gluten free and egg free.Read More
For march we're featuring specialty items for St. Patricks Day and Easter. Pre-order shamrock sugar cookies, hot cross buns, and easter bunny cupcakes!Read More
Something new is happening, and it's not just this website! Find the latest updates at Nuflours bakery and learn about the new features on our new and improved website.Read More