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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. 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
  6. 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...
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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.
  12. It may not be the ingredients of the candies that contain gluten. Since some of their candy contains gluten (there's probably malt flavoring in the rice krispies in the crackle bars), chances are that there is cross-contamination of the manufacturing or packaging lines. Even though they clean the...
  13. Gluten-Free Living (through the Mercer Free School) Ewing Branch of the Mercer County (NJ) Library, 7 - 8 pm Register at http://mfs.insi2.org...ity=gluten-free Contact: Lee Pellegrino at gfyarnnerd...
  14. Gluten-Free Living (through the Mercer Free School) Ewing Branch of the Mercer County (NJ) Library, 7 - 8 pm Register at http://mfs.insi2.org...ity=gluten-free Contact: Lee Pellegrino at gfyarnnerd...
  15. Gluten-Free Living (through the Mercer Free School) Ewing Branch of the Mercer County (NJ) Library, 7 - 8 pm Register at http://mfs.insi2.org...ity=gluten-free Newly diagnosed? Come learn how...