Austin: Another Blind Cafe

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The Austin Blind Cafe will be hosting another night of dinner and entertainment in the dark at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church August 18-20. The meal will be both gluten-free and vegan (including dessert, which will be chocolate). You can read a description of the last Austin Blind Cafe by Dustin Kirkland here. The meal is on the expensive side, but it’s for a good cause. Discounts available for students and on an as needed basis.

This really sounds like a unique (if repeating) event. I’ve never heard of anything else like it.

Austin: Gluttonous Gluten-Free Feast

Sunday, November 1

Lets try our hand at expanding our grain gastronomy with a gluten-free potluck!

Gluten is the protein found in primarilyin wheat but also in rye, barley, kamut,spelt and sometimes oats – that can cause digestive distress in some and trigger Celiac disease in others. However there is a variety of gluten-free grains (quinoa, rice, amaranth, millet, teff) and gluten-free alternatives.

While you probably already have some gluten-free recipes in your repertoire or cookbooks (*cough*veganomicon*cough*) these links will point you in the right (tasty) direction….

Please bring a dish large enough for 8 that is vegan (no meat, dairy, eggs, honey, fish etc) AND gluten-free (yes that means no seitan!!) your own plates, utensils and something to drink.

RSVP and get directions here!