Posted 13 January 2004 - 03:44 PM
Posted 13 January 2004 - 06:09 PM
At any rate, plain un-marinated, un-seasoned, and un-floured meats and fish are a good bet (but check to see what brand of chicken is used--some are injected with gluten-containing broth!), as are plain steamed vegetables and baked potatoes. Rice pilaf is NOT a safe bet, because it is almost always made with chicken broth. Grilled foods are often risky; a clean skillet is better if they can scrounge one up. Condiments and spreads are really only safe if they come in single-serving packets--you don't want the cook sticking a crumb-covered knife in the mustard jar, for instance! Salad bars are prone to cross-contamination, and you might want to take your own dressing for any salad, just as a precaution. (I believe some mainstream dressings are gluten-free, but I don't know which ones they are--and I am picky, anyway, and don't like most commercial dressings.)
Anyway, that's all I can think of right now. I hope it helps!
gluten-free since November 1, 2003
Posted 15 January 2004 - 05:30 AM
Posted 15 January 2004 - 08:38 AM
Posted 15 January 2004 - 10:01 AM
Son has been gluten-free since December 2001
Posted 15 January 2004 - 12:24 PM
Have you tried it? I heard that they are really good about the gluten free diet, but if this is true it's a whole other level!!!
Posted 15 January 2004 - 12:49 PM
We went there for my birthday last year (a few months after going gluten-free) and I HAD to have the brownie (even though I usually don't have dessert). It was tasty. I'll admit to having had better, but I'm also a pretty big food snob! :-) It's definitely something that I would eat again, and yep - totally safe. (Well, as far as gluten is concerned, I don't know about dairy...) :-)
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G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004
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Posted 16 January 2004 - 11:29 AM
gluten-free for almost 2 years
Posted 17 January 2004 - 03:21 PM
Caution on their prepared salads, though: the chicken they use in the Mandarin Chicken salad isn't just chicken, so steer clear. I like their burgers (bun free, of course)- one of the only fast food restaurants that's 100% beef, no additives. I always ask for 2 pieces of lettuce; makes it easier to eat.
Check out their website. It has all the nutrition and ingredient info. you'll need.
I love TGIFriday's but have had no success in getting information from their national people on the ingredients. They recommend that you speak directly with the manager at each restaurant to get the real scoop.... ;< which I haven't done yet. I tend to only order the very plain foods and bring along my own salad dressing.
Seafood's always a good bet- steamed plain, or sauteed in olive oil or butter. Don't eat the imitation crab/imitation lobster stuff. I think they call it lobster stick??? It has very bad stuff in it....
Posted 19 January 2004 - 05:58 AM
Posted 19 January 2004 - 09:00 AM
Posted 19 January 2004 - 12:34 PM
My boyfriend makes me really good, gluten-free brownies!!! When he gets home I'll post the recipe. They are so good that all my family members and his (non celiacs) love them.
Posted 19 January 2004 - 01:47 PM
Posted 21 January 2004 - 12:19 PM
I am brand spanking new to this board...but 8 yr old daughter and me are gluten free for about 5-6 yrs now! It is hard still but having somewhere to go and get goodies will be a nice change!
We always to to Mcdonalds cuz they have a designated fryer for their fries. Also...we do pretty good with most Mexican resteraunts. We get nachos which we both love!!! I just double check ingredients and almost always can't have the sour cream and guacamole (usually has sour cream in it). Every now and then you find a place that makes their own from fresh avacados and YUMMY!!!
Thanks so much for the Outback tip!!!
Can't wait...(did I mention that I was excited to go try it!!!!!!!!!!)
Posted 21 January 2004 - 12:35 PM
How can you eat a fajita from Lone Star???????????? That's a flour tortilaa, eh? and a mountain of other unsure foods?
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