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MindytheOrganist

Member Since 02 Dec 2009
Offline Last Active Jun 27 2014 11:17 AM
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#670830 Seriously?

Posted by MindytheOrganist on 26 January 2011 - 01:35 PM

A while back, our local newspaper featured an article about the small restaurants in our area, and how they "struggle" to keep patrons. Owners implied that they could not understand why people say they like the smaller, local restaurants, but then go and wait an hour for a table at a "chain" restaurant.

So, I fired off a letter to the editor explaining that there is probably about 2,000 people in the area that cannot patronize these small restaurants because of the high probability of gluten being in everything they serve. My last sentence had the words "Gluten-Nightmares." It got printed, and as far as I know, no one fired back at me.

I did note that smaller, local places probably could not afford to do what is necessary to offer gluten-free menu items like the larger chains.

I don't know if it helped, but it sure made me feel better.
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#652163 Gluten-Free Pie Crusts

Posted by MindytheOrganist on 09 November 2010 - 12:11 PM

Thanks for all the turkey ideas and I will watch out for the mashed potatoes. Now, I need a gluten-free pie crust recipe. The only one I can find around here is the Gluten Free Pantry box, which makes about 6 crusts, and I don't need that many crusts.

Thanks!
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#636037 Famous Daves - 2010

Posted by MindytheOrganist on 31 August 2010 - 01:02 PM

Since hubby's October 2009 diagnosis, we have eaten at Famous Dave's a couple of times. Before we went, however, I went to their website and printed out the entire nutrition information for everything they had. I went through it thoroughly and highlighted the things that were listed as gluten-free. I put it into a book we carry with updated listing from all major restaurant chains, and we had that book with us the first time we visited Famous Dave's. The staff and management at this particular FD's were very knowledgeable and were impressed with the notebook.

We enjoyed a great meal with no reaction from hubby. Just watch the sauces, there are only about a couple that are gluten-free.

It's kind-of a hassle, having to go back every month to update some of the restaurants' gluten-freen offerings, but it's worth it.
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#632474 How Many Are Not Gluten Free

Posted by MindytheOrganist on 17 August 2010 - 12:52 PM

I'm the same as you. Hubby has celiac disease.

This is a great board with lots of people willing to help you out.
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#611342 'dedicated' Fast Food Fryers

Posted by MindytheOrganist on 18 May 2010 - 06:01 AM

Please don't assume everyone that works at a fast-food place is a stupid 16-year-old. I'm a professional, but if I ever got tossed out on the street, and was having trouble finding a job, I would not hesitate to work at a fast-food restaurant. There are many people working at fast-food places that are very over-qualified, especially in these economic times. We travel a lot with family located at least 300 miles away, and sometimes the only places available are fast-food. We tend to eat at Wendy's because of their many gluten-free options.

I am very pleased, however, to find out about McDonalds fries and hash browns. We weren't sure about McDonalds before. Thanks to everyone for all the good information.
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