Posted 04 January 2004 - 08:51 AM
Posted 05 January 2004 - 06:08 PM
I like this message board, but find that alot of the gluten-free food info does not help much because most of the info, I believe pertains to Americans consumers.
Do you know of any brands of Worcestershire sauce that are gluten-free? The only store we have in my town is Super Valu, they sell pretty much only No Name and PC products which really sucks.
Posted 11 February 2004 - 10:02 AM
Posted 18 June 2004 - 09:50 PM
They are in the book and you can probably find them on the net.
I haven't been there in a long time since I live in Summerland.
Posted 19 June 2004 - 04:57 PM
I know you are a ways away, but if you ever go down into washington, there is a restraunt that would bring tears to your eyes. It is at exit 177, a little north of seattle, about 2 to 2 1/2 hours south of you. It is called kaili's, or wheatless in seattle and ENTIRELY gluten-free. the dinner rolls are unbelievable.
Posted 05 December 2004 - 11:57 AM
Posted 04 January 2005 - 03:57 PM
Natural Focus foods in kensington plaza
-save on foods
-safeway has kinikikk mixes on special for clearance ( i think they will discontinue it soon)
-Good nature health foods in westview plaza
Anyone who travels to seattle- great place i just went and all canadians will be amazed at the major gluten-free foods they have- something like a choices but large like costco WHOLE FOODS off of 171st exit on hwy 99.
i have the directions of anyone wants pm me -i was in shock my 18 month will have foods to try now.
Posted 21 January 2005 - 08:00 AM
Mom travels a fair bit throughout the province, I'll have to introduce this board to her, she can share all the good (safe) places to eat!
Posted 22 January 2005 - 12:03 PM
Posted 23 January 2005 - 07:18 AM
I know one thing that has made a huge difference for me when travelling is my gluten-free Survival Kit! I also made one for my Mom and she has since sent the idea on to everyone she knows who is Celiac. She was amazed at the simplicity of the idea and surprised that nobody she knew had thought of it previously! I guess maybe it just took some fresh perspective AND a LOVE of food!
Anyway the survival kit quite simply consists of a roomy lunch box/bag/kit, whatever you prefer, and a wide variety of McCormicks seasonings!
Most of the seasonings in my kit I have purchased in the US, I'm close to Maine and travel there a few times per year. I also have a great friend in Mass. who comes up almost monthly! Anyway, the main reason I get mine in the US, is that I cannot find many of the seasoning combinations in Canada, also the US packaging is small plastic shake bottles, which are less likely to break during travel. I do have a couple of the new glass bottle grinders for fresh ground pepper, sea salt and my new favorite for ANY type of potatoe is the Garlic Pepper blend. So far I haven't been able to find that one in Canada, however I am going to take the empty bottle to my grocer to see if they can order it.
My kit includes Chicken Seasoning, Steak Seasoning, "It's a Dilly" which is a garlic, lemon and dill combo, awesome on fish!!! I have cajun seasoning, and various other flavours for grilled or BBQ meats, Mesquite, and so on. After I put my kit together I got many of these same seasonings for my kitchen at home. I know they are gluten-free and they make my menu choices SOOOO much easier!
I found that when ordering at many restaurants, I had to specify that since I can not have the bread, could I please have extra veggies or a salad? I have gone home hungry on a few occasions, due to kitchens not thinking about the lack of food on my plate. I have also found that many "chain" restaurants don't necessarily have a complete list of ingredients since many of the foods they offer are mass produced for that chain. Much of their meats are preseasoned and not safe for us. I prefer to find establishements that are local and get their meats from local sources. A few "chain" restaurants that I've had great experience with while travelling in the US are The Cracker Barrel and The Texas Roadhouse! The Roadhouse in particular has so many options, and after a week of eating Baked Potato I was thrilled to find Baked SWEET Potato as an option (actually it was a Yam!) It was a wonderful change! I find my safest meat choices are a steak, chicken breast or fish. Desert is extremely limited! I did enjoy a wonderful homemade Chocolate Mousse at a homestyle place in Mass.! Usually I just treat myself to Bailey's in my after dinner coffee!
Another menu choice you may not think of, is Nachos! We have a Keystone Kelly's in town that serves up a mean Chicken Nachos! When they brought out the seasoning bottle for the chicken, I recognized it immediatlely as what I use at home! Montreal Chicken Seasoning!
Anyway, now I'm rambling... just trying to let you know that you can still get some tasty treats outside your home even being gluten-free! Make yourself a survival kit and keep it in your car! I made a little sign that I've attached to mine that says "This Celiac Survival Kit contains Gluten Free Seasoings. If found please phone: your name and number! I put my cell number on it, because likely if a waiter is going to find you've left it behind, you're not at home yet!
I will be chatting with Mom this week and will encourage her to get on board!
Posted 23 January 2005 - 02:52 PM
Posted 25 January 2005 - 02:41 PM
One thing I've learned over the years is ... we are so thrilled at finding a new product, and especially those of us that live a long way from town tend to buy two or three boxes without trying them. Sometimes we are thrilled with the product and it was a good buy, but other times we are stuck with so much of a product (new cookies or cereal) that isn't very good. Careful! It can run into a big expensive disappointment.
We have educated our 'Save on Foods' here in Nelson to the point where Celiacs are traveling from Trail, Fruitvale and Castlegar to get the gluten free items. They even bring in Christmas cake and Maple dipped donuts for us I started working with Ed when it was still Overwaitea. He really was super!
Restaurants can be tricky. We have found several good ones all over B.C. but you need to check and make sure the management and kitchen staff haven't changed drastically. I've even had the chef come and sit with us and explain exactly what was in his soup! It was wonderful to have a hot bowl of soup on a freezing day in Hudson Hope! Everything was freshly made including the broth and fresh ground pepper.
Posted 25 January 2005 - 09:16 PM
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