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Darissa

Member Since 24 Apr 2009
Offline Last Active Jul 07 2014 01:27 PM
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#876064 Dunkin Donuts gluten-free?!

Posted by Darissa on 22 June 2013 - 10:50 PM

We would love to try one and we were on vacation in Flagstaff, AZ this weekend, and we went to a DD there in town. My kids were excited to try them. We were going to try the muffin and donut. The workers at this DD had never heard of a prepacked gluten free anything!  They weren't sure what I was talking about! So hopefully they will start showing up in the restaurants!


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#872705 Chickfila?

Posted by Darissa on 05 June 2013 - 06:43 AM

We enjoy ChickFilA as a fast food restaurant once in a while. When we travel, and need a quick meal, we also eat there.  Our local ChickFilA does a great job.  We just explain Celiac and can not have gluten (our Local ChickFilA knows about Celiac - I guess their employees have been trained) and ask them to be extra careful and change their gloves.  We enjoy their salads (not all are gluten-free, you can check on their website) and fries, my kids like the grilled nuggets.  Although as someone else stated, sometimes saying "wheat allergy" if that is what you choose is better than "gluten allergy" since a lot of people don't know what gluten is. And btw, Heinz ketchup is fine for Celiacs. Good luck!


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#818712 Restaurant Inquiry For AZ gluten-free'ers

Posted by Darissa on 20 August 2012 - 06:52 AM

We have eaten at Picazzos several times. We were visiting the one in Tempe/Chandler, ( 440 west warner road) but it has now changed hands is no longer a Picazzos.I've heard the new restaurant still has a gluten free menu, but we have not been there since it changed hands. I was sad they changed hands since that is the one that was fairly close to us. I love their salads and pizza and pastas. And they have deserts! They do a great job of keeping things seperate in the back do help prevent cross contact.

Try it out! We enjoy it.
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#794151 Croissant Recipe?

Posted by Darissa on 08 May 2012 - 02:33 PM


Before I found out I had celiac disease I was a huge bread products fan. My favorite thing to eat was croissants. Since going gluten-free I haven't found any recipes for gluten-free croissants, does anyone have a yummy recipe? Please HELP!!!!

I know that crescent rolls aren't exactly the same thing as croissants, but we love this crescent roll recipe. I've made it several times. It does work best if you use the flour she calls for in the recipe. (btw, we love the Jules gluten free flour mix. It is now our favorite go-to flour mix for gluten-free). It is simple to make, and they turn out great.

http://blog.julesglu...crescent-rolls/

Try it! Hope you like it!
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#733836 P.f. Chang's

Posted by Darissa on 25 September 2011 - 05:57 AM

Getting ready to go there now. Never had a problem, and I've been to many locations in different states. My only quibble is that the last I checked, they had discontinued my favorite--Phillips Better Lemon Chicken......

Patti - Phillips Lemon Chicken is my daughters favorite. Our local PFChangs will still make it for her. You might ask if yours will too. I was sad they took some dishes off the gluten free menu. I hope they bring more of them back. We were there just a few weeks ago, and they still made the lemon chicken! Good luck!
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#733692 P.f. Chang's

Posted by Darissa on 24 September 2011 - 02:10 PM

We love the Gluten Free menu at PFChangs! We have eaten at PFChangs at several locations throughout different states. It is out go-to resturant if we are traveling (because my daughter and I are very sensitive to cross contamination) and I don't want to be sick when traveling! We enjoy the entire gluten free menu. Everything from the lettuce wraps, to egg drop soup, to ginger chicken, singapore noodles and more! And the chocolate dome! Yum! They have a mini triple chocolate mousse desert also. Enjoy!!
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#733691 Chick Fil A Change

Posted by Darissa on 24 September 2011 - 02:05 PM

We love ChickFilA fries. That is our special treat if we are out and about. We ask them to cook a fresh batch, and to change their gloves and tell them we have a gluten "allergy". (I know! I know! Its not an allergy) but we enjoy their fries. And we get their ice cream in a cup and dip our fries in it! Yum!
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#712779 Gluten-Free Rice Krispies

Posted by Darissa on 28 June 2011 - 08:42 PM

I haven't seen them in Arizona yet, but I can't wait!! My kids are excitied. I have checked Frys (krogger) Walmart and Safeway. Hopefully they will find there way here soon!

I love the Snyders gluten-free pretzels. The best gluten-free pretzels out there in my opinion! I can't wait to find individual snack bags. That will make it nice for the kids.
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#712777 Does Anyone Carry Allergy Or Gluten Cards?

Posted by Darissa on 28 June 2011 - 08:39 PM

We have a letter from our Pediatric GI doc that states her name with her diagnosis of Celiac and her dietary restrictions. That way, if we run into problems, I do have that letter to show. But mostly, I just email the companies prior to attending the event or activity, tell them the situation, and ask if they can accomidate the gluten free menu, and if not, if I am allowed to bring my own food. I try and email them at least a couple of days to a week in advance so I have time to get a response back. Most places are very accomadating. Sorry you ran into so many problems. Hopefully that won't always be the case. Good luck!
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#698059 Waffles?

Posted by Darissa on 09 May 2011 - 12:27 PM

Does anyone have a good waffle recipe?

Thanx Tracy

We love the Pamelas pancake and baking mix. We buy it in a 4 lb bag and we use it for everything, including pancakse and waffles. I serve the waffles to our family and friends who do not have to eat gluten free, and they like these gluten-free waffles better than their own. Try it out! I hope you like them as much as we do :)
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#663260 Need Ideas!

Posted by Darissa on 26 December 2010 - 08:11 PM

Ham and Cheese quiche. yum! I used to make a gluten-free crust for the quiche, but now I just make a crustless quiche.
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#663258 I Miss My Jiffy Cornbread!

Posted by Darissa on 26 December 2010 - 08:09 PM

Here is my homemade recipe if I don't have the Pamelas Cornbread mix. It is really good too. It is sweet, so you can cut down on the sugar if you want to 1/2 cup, but my family likes a sweet cornbread.

1 cup Pamela's pancake and baking mix
1 cup Arrowhead Mills Organic gluten-free Yellow Corn Meal
2/3 cup white sugar (may cut to 1/2 cup if you want)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup milk or butter milk
1/3 cup oil

Preheat oven to 375 (I use convection at 400 which drops to 375)

Mix ingredients all together and pour into a greased 8X8 or 9X9 pan. Cook for 25 - 30 min until toothpick comes out clean.

I like to make muffins or mini muffins out of this recipe...cook the same temp for about 13 min for mini muffins or 18 min or so for regular muffins. I spray my muffin pans really good. Hope you like!
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#660778 Cheesecake Factory

Posted by Darissa on 15 December 2010 - 11:20 AM

The Godiva Choclate Cheesecake was gluten free as of 3 months ago. Thats all we ordered. It was good, and my daughter and I did not get sick. Very rich, very chocolatey. My daughter thought it was too rich, but I enjoyed it! They said when we were there that they were working on a gluten free menu, but didn't have one at the time. They thought it would be out by the end of the year is what we were told. We were there in Sept. 2010.
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#654816 Wendys

Posted by Darissa on 19 November 2010 - 03:12 PM

Wendys chili, baked potato and frosty all on their gluten free menu..Do I dare??? Anyone eat this stuff? I haven't eaten in any restaurant in over 6 months. Sometimes it would be nice to eat out while out shopping. Anyone know of any safe places to eat in the Kansas City area?

THe baked potatoe and frosty are some of my standards when I'm out doing errands or working on the road. I always explain my "allergy" (even though its not an allergy) and they always change their gloves. I have not done good with their Chili. I am very sensitive to CC. But, in the summer, my kids love when we get to go and have a Frosty! Fun times.

There is a PF Changs in the southern part of KC. Regarding your peanut allergy. You ought to contact the corporate office regarding your peanut allergy and see what they say is safe for you. We love PFChangs. They do more than any other resturant that I know of to keep allergans out of the food when needed.

Also, the Outback up by the Airport does a good job. I always go right when they first open (at 4) and try not to go when they are busy. They are not open for lunch. I think there are more Outbacks, but we've only eaten at the one by the Airport.

Good luck!
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#646713 Restaurants -- SLC Area

Posted by Darissa on 16 October 2010 - 09:02 AM

So we went to PF Changs last night...Oh my yum.
Strange thing was, before goin gluten free I never liked the place much. It didnt compare to the chinese restaurants in DC at all. But anyway, I was highly impressed with the service, even if I did have to wait an hour to be seated... (Worth the wait, though next time I am definitely makin reservations.)
Our server was well informed about gluten free things. And I was quite impressed that the gluten free menu was right there on the main menu and easily accessible. The people were very friendly, and I was thrilled that the food tasted really good. I personally think it tasted better than regular menu items. And the lettuce wraps... OH YUM!
And I also tried that chocolate mound dessert.... HEAVEN!!!!!!!!!! Though I am certainly payin for it now... (Why does everythin have to be chocolate?)
Anyway, definitely a triumphant dining experience! Thanks guys!

So glad you enjoyed it! Sorry I forgot to mention to make reservations!! It helps so much! We love the lemon chicken and the ginger chicken and egg drop soup also! Great menu. We went last night too, but here in Phoenix! Since that is one resturant we normally eat at, we signed up online at their site and have a card so we get 10% off when we eat there. The card is free, and you just show it everytime you order. Sometimes we order it for takeout too, so it's cheaper..no drinks, high tip etc...
Glad you enjoyed!
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