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lpellegr

Member Since 01 Oct 2004
Offline Last Active Feb 27 2015 10:05 AM
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In Topic: Making A gluten-free "cup Of Noodles"?

25 February 2015 - 10:11 AM

The Thai Kitchen soups in the little bags are easy to make without cooking.  Squeeze the bag to break the rice noodles into smaller pieces (just to make it easier) and pour the noodles into a cup.  Add hot water to cover, add seasonings, and just let it sit until the noodles are soft.  Some of the seasoning packages are a little hard to open, so you might need a scissors.


In Topic: "gluten Free" Creperie A Charade?

24 February 2015 - 07:33 AM

A small crepe place near me offered gluten-free crepes, and yes, she had a pitcher of gluten-free batter, but she could not dedicate one of the crepe bakers (like a big round stone) to the gluten-free crepes, so I let her know that she couldn't call them gluten-free.  I don't think she even has that on her menu any more.  Some restaurants need more education.


In Topic: No Printed gluten-free Menu At Red Robin

24 February 2015 - 07:31 AM

Yes, the hostess mentioned an iPad, but when the waitress didn't offer it as an option, I figured they might not be prepared to deal with this.  Knowing what I know now, I would make sure to ask for the iPad, but really, is it so hard to print the allergy list from the website and just hand it to a customer as they walk in?  The food was not worth going back intentionally, but in a pinch I might stop in again.  Maybe if the waitress had known to bring up the iPad, I wouldn't be so cranky and would be raving about how marvelous the service was.  But not the food.


In Topic: Active Dry Yeast Vs Instant Rapid Rise Yeast?

23 February 2015 - 09:43 AM

Not the perfect loaf, but with trial and error I found recipes that suit different needs.  One crumbly bread that is good for making bread crumbs.  A few loaves that are good for slices.  Biscuits, French bread, crumpets, pizza dough.  Keep playing around, and make a lot of different recipes until you find some keepers.  I have never found one that gives you the texture of Wonder Bread, but there are better and worse versions of homemade wheat bread.  I started with Bette Hagman's books 10 years ago and made and re-made and adapted recipes, picking up others from the internet or other cookbooks.  Of course I have a houseful of weird flours, but some things are good enough to have to hide from the gluten-eaters.


In Topic: No Printed gluten-free Menu At Red Robin

23 February 2015 - 09:37 AM

I agree that it's nice to have the ability to check on multiple allergens, but I wasn't offered an iPad, and I was not planning to go there, I stopped in because I saw the place in a mall I had not been to before and remembered that they could do gluten-free.  I didn't know I would have to do homework before I could eat there.  I have eaten at restaurants so very rarely over the past 10 years that I was hoping for something nice and easy, and it was neither, so I was greatly disappointed.  I expected to be given an actual menu like at PF Chang's or Outback.