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luvs2eat

Member Since 31 Dec 2004
Offline Last Active Dec 20 2014 08:12 AM
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Surimi

30 September 2014 - 04:42 PM

I know there's wheat in it, but I've read that there are some that use cornstarch or tapioca starch as the binder. Has anyone found those anywhere?? I googled all sorts of stuff but never found a thing. I even found a recipe, but I'm not that brave.


Papa Murphy's New gluten-free Offering

20 September 2014 - 04:44 PM

Papa Murphy's is the pizza place where you go in and choose the pizza toppings you like. Then you take the pizza home and bake it in your own oven.

 

They've just come out w/ a Udi's gluten-free crust and are advertising they can give you a gluten-free pizza. Of course, there are tons of us commenting on their website and writing the corporate site to ask serious questions. One person asked if there were actually "schooled" in the gluten-free food arena and would they be changing their gloves when making a gluten-free pizza. Papa Murphy's responded that... surely they would change gloves, when asked, and would accommodate utensil changes... WITHIN REASON.

 

Bottom line... I told anyone who cared to read that this was NOT a gluten-free panacea and to avoid it at all costs. Serving completely gluten-free fare is an education and it was obvious Papa Murphy's has not taken the class!


Chilling Experience Reminds Me To By Hyper Vigilante!

04 August 2014 - 06:25 AM

We went to an awesome restaurant for Valentine's Day where there are only 12 diners and the chef cooks right in front of us. I'd spoken to the chef long before our visit and he assured me he could easily do gluten-free. It was an amazing 5-course meal and we absolutely loved it. We decided to go back again last weekend and I again called and spoke to the chef. gluten-free is no problem, he repeated. I also told him that my husband (who is a picky eater on a good day) hates bell peppers in any way, shape, or form and he could also exclude that as well. He could, he told me.

 

His dinner style is to cook what he has access to... always fresh ingredients, mostly from the garden he keeps outside the tiny restaurant. So you make your reservation and eat whatever he cooks! We made our reservation on Thursday for Saturday evening.

 

The first course was a delicious sausage and goat cheese stuffed baby PEPPER. Of course the hubs wouldn't touch it and my neighbor got to eat his! Second course was a yummy smoked chorizio and crawfish and rice and veggie soup. Then we had pork tenderloin on top of some kind of unusual bean we'd never heard of with a spring salad on top of that (w/ day lily blossoms... interesting) and a cherry sauce... more yummy. Dessert was a lavender crème brulee with a dollop of strawberry freezer jam and marigold petals. It was wonderful. And the last teeny taste was an amazing buttermilk biscuit w/ sweet tomato jam.

 

He handed me my biscuit and I asked, "This looks wonderful!! Was it difficult to make your recipe gluten-free?" "Oh, he said, "That's not gluten-free... sorry."

 

So, not only did I not get all the courses of this wonderful and rather expensive dinner (nor did my hubs), but I had CHILLS thinking how close I was to putting it in my mouth. We had conversations about being gluten-free during the dinner! I had visions of having to say to our neighbors, "Um... we have to leave NOW," and surely not making it home before I exploded from both ends in their car!! I didn't ask about the other courses as they were served because he KNEW I was gluten-free and, thankfully, had no repercussions..

 

Needless to say, I doubt we'll go back again. I just don't trust the chef anymore. Would you go back?


The People's Pharmacy On Npr And Leaky Gut

02 June 2014 - 08:34 AM

I heard a fascinating program yesterday about leaky gut and one parent's experience with her son who was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. She wrote this article for the NYT, which I read. The most depressing part for me was reading the comments... about how a "diet" probably didn't do much and putting such information in the NYT was a disservice. Geez... it made SO much sense to me and even tho I don't have leaky gut, I see the benefits for all of us celiacs.  Read this!!

 

Hmmmmm... the link won't copy and paste. Google NYT and leaky gut for the article The Boy with a Thorn in his Joints.

 

 


I'm So Excited For Valentine's Day Supper!

14 February 2014 - 10:55 AM

We're going to a teeny restaurant not too far away called The Chef's Table. It only seats 10 at a large family-style table and the young chef prepares one delicious meal. You don't order... you eat what he prepares from his organic garden and meats. There are two of us who are gluten-free going and the chef said that he would make the entire meal gluten-free rather than make something different for just two of us!

 

I can't wait!! We NEVER eat out!