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Waffles: Van's Vs Eggo

08 February 2015 - 08:55 AM

Usually I buy Vann's or Van's at the Safeway, but last night they didn't have them, but they did have Eggo brand gluten-free waffles, so I bought them. Big difference. And not for the better.


Generally, I really like Van's waffles.


The Eggo which I had this morning, tasted like cake icing. I compared the sugars, and it's about a 1/4 teaspoon more than what's in Van's per serving. (1 G more). I suppose that is what accounts for my feeling like the sugar just rushed right into my system. I'd have to check the other ingredients to see if Vans contains anything else to slow the sugar exit down. Just checked: There's one more gram of dietary fiber in the Vans. Not sure what the source is and if it would indeed slow down the transit time or not.


Back to Van's! Please Safeway - restock your supply.



Should Enriched gluten-free Flour Be The Next Battle?

30 July 2014 - 06:17 AM

Please correct me if I am wrong, but our gluten-free flours are not fortified with riboflavin, thiamin, niacin like wheat flour is by law, the Enrichment Act of 1942. So this trickles down to our gluten-free breads and cereals and baked goods.


Should our flours be fortified? I know that many gluten-free baked goods, like bread, is fortified with iron, which is great. But what about B6, and folate (1996 law added folate/folic acid)?


Is this the next frontier? I know we are all protective of and grateful to the companies producing gluten-free products, but there are undoubtedly some Celiacs who either aren't aware of this and/or get many if not most of their sustenance from gluten-free baked goods without supplementing from the other food groups that are high in B vitamins.


Drinkable Food (Yes, I'm Talking About Soylent And Ambronite)

23 June 2014 - 02:56 PM



I am researching Soylent and Ambronite. Soylent, as yet, does not appear to be gluten-free mostly because of the oats it uses. The maltodextrin can also be problemmatic for people with Celiac disease, according to things posted on the Internet. Is this true - both the oats and maltodextrin? Discovering that, I looked into Ambronite, which appears to be organic and gluten free (yea!) but not yet available for purchase.


So, basically just wanting to get a meaningful conversation going, if that is possible. If not, it will have to wait till Ambronite has gotten crowd funded and is available for sale to the public.



Fast And Easy Way To Incorporate Dark Green Leafy Vegetables

08 March 2014 - 06:44 AM

I am extremely busy, but extremely sedentary. Because of time constraints I generally eat twice a day (with some snacking). And I don't really cook anymore - that is, I don't get into it, plan out recipes and meals and take my time and pleasure in doing so. I am looking for a way to quickly and easy incorporate dark green leafy vegetables (this is one group I am missing these days). It doesn't matter if it's breakfast, in fact I'd almost prefer it is breakfast, since this is probably my largest meal which I eat mid-morning. For breakfast, I've gotten into routines where I eat a baked potato with egg and bacon or sausage or anything else I find to fill it with. The main goal with this meal is: get me full and decently nutritioned, if that is a word.


There's cleaning, drying, and chopping at the start with these vegetables, so that much I accept and am willing to do, but otherwise, not too much in the way of doctoring etc... I love a baked potato and onions and garlic. I've thrown chopped kale in there with it a few times and cheese - probably far too often, and that (kale) was ok, but if anyone has anything else that's even more delicious to recommend, I would appreciate knowing.


Also for the evening meal, I have eaten LOTS of broccoli. It's a good source of nutrition (fiber, C, K). But I'm willing to branch out and try other things, but that are similarly easy. Again, I understand there's "up front" work with the dark green leafies.


Thank you!