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brendygirl

Member Since 18 May 2006
Offline Last Active Jun 08 2014 06:22 PM
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#795062 Your Home Restaurant

Posted by brendygirl on 12 May 2012 - 12:47 PM

I recently hosted the neighborhood ladies and served lasagna and didn't tell them it was gluten free until someone remembered I can't eat gluten and asked. For appetizers I serve chips and salsa/guacamole, oven-baked nachos, cheese and sausage, and veggies and dip. I also concur with the others on sticking with a naturally gluten free protein and a veg and a sweet potato or other gluten-free starch-type dish like a quinoa or rice dish. I have also made stuffed avocados, stuffed chicken, stuffed peppers, stuffed pork chops, etc. I always brine my poultry for company, because it makes it so juicy. Fudge, jell-o, chocolate mousse, creme brulee, custards, puddings, chocolate-covered strawberries, bananas foster, all make great naturally gluten free desserts (if you make sure you buy gluten-free ingred. and avoid cc). The ONLY bread I have or would ever serve regular people is Against the Grain gluten-free baguettes. It's amazing and my mom ate it and she hates all gluten free foods.
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#700207 We All Get Discrimination From Normal People !

Posted by brendygirl on 17 May 2011 - 08:26 AM

When I do my explanation of my dietary needs to servers or other people, I say that my co-eaters are "regular" and that I am "special". I never use the term normal. Sometimes I playfully expound upon regular: plain, run-of-the-mill, ordinary, white bread, etc.
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#666447 Cheesecake Factory

Posted by brendygirl on 08 January 2011 - 02:56 PM

I was at the one in Ft. Lauderdale in Dec. 2010, and they said they were working on a gluten-free menu. So, I had a salad.
It was funny because my boyfriend's mother insisted on eating there and I had a beautiful and delicious fruit smoothie and a salad--which seemed to make her feel guilty when her giant sandwich arrived with gargantuan pieces of butter-laden bread on them. She's a small person and the next week she said she gained several pounds on the vacay.
I must admit...I felt like I was losing weight just watching her eat that thing.
It was interesting, because if her son had been along, he never would've let her insist on me eating there.
Funny how "in-laws" act so differently when you get them alone.
It makes me wonder...if we had a celiac child, how would she handle eating out with her grandchild?
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#654214 Breakfast Out?!

Posted by brendygirl on 17 November 2010 - 11:36 AM

Breakfast IS the easiest. Original House of Pancakes has gluten-free. Here on E Coast Silver Diner has gluten-free Vans waffles. Busboys & Poets has grits that are gluten-free.
We often go to mom n pops places and I just do the clean grill or pan talkie talk and no crumbs, clean gloves, clean utensils.
I get eggs, omelets, etc.
Denny's is easy (they have military discount for my bf) I get the build your own: eggs, hash browns, fruit, bacon, sometimes yogurt.

Funny, how I never liked hash browns until I became gluten-free, now I love em. I can't imagine getting it without em.

Sometimes I bring my own bread and put jam and egg on it like a sandwich.

The omelet station at hotels is amazing.

BACON- some places lay it on bread to soak up the grease!!!!!
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