Back in May Chick-fil-A added sweet potato waffle fries to their menu. The sweet potato fries are still in development, so they are just gathering feedback at this time, which also means they are only available in select locations.
Unfortunately, they were not available anywhere in Atlanta, but you can get them until August 31st at Chick-fil-A in Athens, GA.
Chick-fil-A is a great place to get fast food if you are on the gluten-free diet because (more…)
Ever wonder why all of these digestive problems, food allergies and intolerances were rarely heard of up until the past 10 years or so? It seems that many problems like Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue, Gluten-Intolerance, Candida, Celiac Disease, and food allergies, are a relatively “new thing”, and that more and more people are being diagnosed each day. Many of the symptoms of these problems are similar… digestive upsets, fatigue, chronic pain, vitamin deficiencies, bloating, etc etc etc. So…what is causing all this stuff??
In my opinion ANTIBIOTICS are to blame. Most people are unaware that antibiotics have only been prescribed by doctors since the 1940s or so. Antibiotics do not make the immune system stronger, they just temporarily replace one of its functions: killing harmful bacteria. The immune system functions like an organ or muscle. When it is not put to use, it atrophies. So when an antibiotic does one its jobs, the immune system performs that job poorly once the antibiotic leaves the body. Because of this, someone who takes antibiotics to cure a bacterial based illness may end up catching the same illness, only with more (more…)
Recently I made a loaf of bread using a bag of Namaste Foods Gluten Free Bread Mix. I bought this on sale at some point, and it subsequently sat in the pantry for a while. I’m not sure how long, but there’s another 8 months to go until the use-by date, so I’m not worried. I like to have stuff like this on hand because sometimes I get in the mood to eat bread, and that usually means I have to make it myself. This time, I was also in desperate need of clearing out some pantry space, so making this mix was the easy answer.
This is the third loaf of gluten free bread I’ve made from a mix (Pamela’s and Bob’s Red Mill were the other ones I tried), and it did fairly well. It rose way more than I thought it would, but it was still heavy and moist the first day, only to very quickly dry out by the third day after baking.
The bread mix consists of a flour blend made from brown rice flour, (more…)
I love Panera Breadand that we have one not too far from us! Even if we forget that it is there half the time, it is nice when we remember it. Bryan loves their bread and their creamy tomato soup and I truly miss their bread but love their salads and their creamy tomato soup also. We went to lunch there last week, and like I always do before going somewhere to eat (even if we’ve been there a million times) I went (more…)
King Arthur Flour boldly states the following message on their website, “Our award-winning gluten-free mixes are the best you’ll ever taste.” Their tagline is “King Arthur Flour gluten-free mixes – a taste the whole family will enjoy!”
We tested them. The verdict?
These gluten-free mixes are as good as advertised. Both children and adult tasters agreed they are spectacular.
We received two boxes each of the eight different varieties. (Hint to all you gluten-free bloggers and support group leaders out there – request yours now!)
The mixes are packaged in attractively designed boxes, incorporating blue, tan and pumpkin colors in an appealing design supported by scrumptious-looking pictures. The boxes are clearly labeled gluten-free in multiple locations and (more…)
Udi’s Gluten Free is launching their NEW line of Hamburger Buns, Hot Dog Buns and two varieties of Ancient Grains Breads this month… just in time for your summer BBQs! I have been waiting for what seems like a very long time for Udi’s Gluten Free to make buns; I figured that since their bread is soft, delicious and doesn’t need toasting that their buns would be superior to others on the market. I was right.
My family sampled Udi’s new gluten free buns and Udi’s new gluten free Ancient Grain Breads and they were a hit! My daughter enthusiastically announced “I love Udi’s Hamburger Buns” at the dinner table; I especially liked them toasted on the grill. I was impressed by how (more…)
It’s that time of year when we’re ready to get out and hit the road for fun adventures! No matter whether you’re headed near or far, it’s a great idea to be prepared to make gluten-free munching easy and safe.
For out of town travel, it helps to plan ahead. Pack a few meals in a carry on bag, just in case your luggage gets lost or your flight gets delayed. Good options can include gluten-free energy bars (Larabars, Purebars, Prana Bars and Boomi Bars, etc.) , tuna with a pull top, dry cereal, dried fruit and nuts, baby carrots, rice cake “sandwiches”, apples, crackers (I like Mary’s Gone Crackers) all-fruit leather, a hard boiled egg, “just add water” gluten-free meals, or even some kinds of beef and turkey jerky. Remember, things with liquid aren’t a good idea because (more…)
LOVES PARK, Ill., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Crunchmaster®, the fastest growing brand of certified gluten free crackers in the U.S., has announced its new 7 Ancient Grains product line is now available in supermarkets nationwide. The crackers are available in two flavors – Hint of Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper & Herb – and will be showcased at the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) Fancy Food Show July 10-12 in Washington, DC.
Crunchmaster 7 Ancient Grains crackers are made with 100% whole grains including brown rice, sorghum, quinoa, sesame, millet, flax and amaranth. The crackers are also oven-baked and contain low sodium, making them an ideal snack option for (more…)