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Dixie Grill Wilmington Nc

21 July 2010 - 01:15 PM

I had breakfast there last weekend and it was great. The server knew exactly what i was taking about when i said I needed something gluten free. I had eggs, bacon and hash browns.. and my husbands side of fruit. All great. They also will make any of their mexican brunch items without the tortillas!
Good experiance

Soergels Orchard Pittsburgh

21 July 2010 - 12:51 PM

I was lucky enough to drive by Soergels Orchard in Pittsburgh last week, if it hadn't been for the Gluten Free sign outside I would never had stopped but feeling curious and hungry my husband pulled over. Soergels is a huge Orchard with a deli, store, orchards, petting farm and goodness knows what else. We only had a short time but we dropped into a little store on a hill behind the main market called Naturally Soergels. i can honestly say, I very nearly cried. I have never seen such a selection of gluten, allegen free and organic products under just one roof. They have everything i have read about online, and even products from the UK (where I am from) that I have relied on my Mum sending me. They have all the frozen items I have been dreaming about trying and even a tasting table for their fresh cakes... yes I know, ever dreamed of being allowed to sample gluten free items without getting infected??? The angel food muffins are literally to die for.
Amy Soergel (who was off when i visited) opened a store on her parents orchards after finding out she has to switch to a gluten free, dairy free, soy free and meat free diet. This women is now my hero! The store is beautiful, it looks like a woodland spa on a little hill, Like a small retreat. The staff are amazing, the store is so simple, everything is labelled down to the cleaning products!
I was in Pittsburgh working so only had a short time to stop. I live in Miami, which apart from Whole Foods and all the main chain restaurants there is more or less nothing that caters solely to Gluten Free people. You can imagine, as much as I cried walking in, I almost had to be dragged out by my fingernails! I am going to make sure I visit again, work or not and hopefully they will start delivering soon.
On a side note, Pittsburgh also had Gluteny in Squirrel Hill which I passed by, however its a bakery and didn't feel the need to loads up on more sweet treats so soon. I have visited a lot of places on the East Coast and Pittsburgh by far exceeds all the others in being gluten friendly, even down to knowledge in chain restaurants like Outback. I actually had more problems in NYC finding things to eat.
Please please visit if you are ever there, It's a hidden gem that should be a jewel in Pittsburgh's crown.

El Sembrador

13 January 2010 - 07:12 PM

i am addicted to the El Sembrador brand frozen cheesy rolls! Living in Miami makes it easy to find these delicious dinner rolls, a staple in spanish supermarkets and I am extremely grateful for that. I know it's a Brazilian brand (they make plantains, rolls and several local favorites frozen) but I think it's just a coincidence they don't use gluten.... which is good for us!!! Today I picked up their corn tortillas and cheese and corn cakes and I cannot wait to try them :)

Looking For Help With Finding A gluten-free Face Wash

11 January 2010 - 06:40 PM

Hi all,
I am hoping you can help me? I have been using Desert Essence face wash for the past month or too but am looking for a regular (that i can buy in cvs/walgreens) face wash for oily skin, i suffer from acne also. If anyone has any advice please let me know, I haven't been diagnosed long and am still finding my way and so far absolutely no slip ups.
thank you in advance

Gluten Free Labeling!

10 September 2009 - 07:27 PM

:angry: :angry:

1. Amid the various Gluten Free cookies at Whole foods is a package of Newman-O's. Flanking them is the Glutino Brand and the Mi-Del Sandwich cookies. The Newman-O's have unusually large font that boasts WHEAT FREE AND DIARY FREE. In tiny italic font beneath it the package reads "this is NOT gluten free"
are you kidding me????? Can anyone tell me WHO ON THE PLANET restricts wheat and dairy from their diet but tolerates Gluten? WTF?? Right, I know loads of people who say "I dont want wheat in my cookies, or dairy, but gluten is good-to-go for me" DUH. Apparently Newmans Own has found a special niche market. Hates Wheat and Dairy, loves Gluten.
I wrote them them a letter so foul I didnt expect even the canned response. I know to read the labels. But this is seriously bordering on fraud. Id rather the package just outright insulted me like said something "YOUR UGLY"

2. Why is there no CLEAR AND OBVIOUS SYMBOL REQUIRED ON ALL FOOD ITEMS indicating the food allergies? I find it incredible how nearly every item stocked on the planet indicates if it is Kosher, (Dairy, parve, etc) But for Celiacs or nut allergies we get the "read very very carefully EVERY TIME" Because we may just change the box, SURPRISE!!
Now, we would hate for jews or muslims to violate their religious code, but we (food manufacturers) figure If you are smashed with Gluten or have to use your epi-pen from allergic reaction "too bad, so sad, bye bye" What do you think the religious groups who observe Kosher would do if they had to check the package EVERY TIME they purchased the product? Just in case Hebrew National decided to start churning out franks on Boars Head's factory? They would lose the rag in an instant!! Strong lobbies have sued the city of NYC for microscopic organisms in the water that were not Kosher!!!
Celiacs and other Allergen groups need to unite and lobby congress to make packaging laws very strict. Though I am doubtful it would succeed. After all most manufacturers find it hard enough containing all of the fecal matter tainting their product with ecoli virus.
Its very sad.
I find myself in a few "gotcha" situations with Amy's as well. For the love of god if its Gluten free change the color of the box, or make it obvious. I dont care if its pretty or has a photo of your cute kid on it, or if its from Vermont and approved by the Prius driving association. Just make it obvious so i dont need to act now and order that stupid "night owl" magnifying glass as seen on TV to read this stuff

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