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  1. Last year I took a Bob and Ruth tour of Scotland, Ireland, and Iceland. Bob and Ruth are a couple who go along, and Bob arranges ahead of time for meals to be gluten-free, then rechecks with the restaurant staff before every meal, which sometimes leads to some last-minute changes. It was fun -...
  2. I had a coupon for Schar bread, which noted that I should look on the shelves, not in the freezer. I found the Gluten-Free Artisan Baker Multigrain Bread as stated, at room temp on the shelves, and took it home without high expectations. It was double-bagged, sealed into an internal bag surrounded...
  3. Many of the homemade gluten-free flour recipes do include potato starch (not potato flour) in them, such as Bette Hagman's flour mix. I think you'll see it often in the older recipes before people started experimenting with flours with more protein (sorghum, millet, etc). It is indeed a useful...
  4. I just got a box of Cheerios for the rest of the family, and they say "gluten-free". Which made me wonder how did they do it? I react to oats, ironic after eating 3 bowls of Cheerios every day for 30 years, so I avoid them, even gluten-free, but I was curious. Did they actually use gluten-free...
  5. I took a cruise on the MS Amsterdam, and as they recommended I contacted them about gluten-free food 90 days ahead of time. They sent me a form to fill out about what gluten-free items I wanted - pancakes, pizza crusts, bread, muffins, etc, for each day of the trip. So did I get that? Heck no...
  6. This site is a year's worth (and more!) of gluten-free crockpot recipes. I like the ones I have tried so far, and you'll see lots of feedback for each one. http://www.ayearofslowcooking.com
  7. Yes, the hostess mentioned an iPad, but when the waitress didn't offer it as an option, I figured they might not be prepared to deal with this. Knowing what I know now, I would make sure to ask for the iPad, but really, is it so hard to print the allergy list from the website and just hand it to...
  8. I agree that it's nice to have the ability to check on multiple allergens, but I wasn't offered an iPad, and I was not planning to go there, I stopped in because I saw the place in a mall I had not been to before and remembered that they could do gluten-free. I didn't know I would have to do homework...
  9. I stopped at a Red Robin yesterday for the first time in about 10 years, because I knew they could do gluten-free, but the hostess told me they no longer print the information because "all the allergy information is on our website". So when I sit down there, there is no information I can use on...
  10. Good luck, and thanks, however, you'll have to take the word of the restaurant that something is totally gluten-free because you won't have a physical reaction to indicate cross-contamination. At least you'll be able to look at menus and processes and see where some of our difficulties lie. Make...
  11. Slightly tangential to the original topic, but you can make surprisingly good individual pizzas using frozen hash brown patties as "crust". Bake as directed until crisp, then top and heat until the toppings are done. You might need a fork to eat them, but it works.
  12. Is there xanthan gum in your recipe? That would help a lot. I know I have posted Bette Hagman's vinegar crust recipe here a few times - that one works very well for me.
  13. Also know that bagged dry beans often are contaminated with grains - I have found that I have to pour them out, sort through them, and wash them thoroughly before cooking. They are transported and bagged in the same equipment as barley and other dry bagged products, so it wouldn't surprise me if...
  14. I think it might be helpful if your co-workers and supervisors knew about you having to eat gluten-free, because I have found that most are willing to consider that when making restaurant decisions in the future. In fact, I have co-workers come up to me all excited to tell me about a new gluten...
  15. Gluten-Free Living: How to get started on your gluten-free life. At the Ewing Branch of the Mercer County Library, Ewing NJ Presented by the Mercer Free School.