Monday, April 19, 2010

Gluten Free

Every where I turn lately there are articles lately on how women should be gluten free. Gluten is a protein found in many grains, such as wheat, rye, barley, spelt, kamut, and triticale. Gluten is often associated with oats due to wheat and oats being grown on the same fields. According to a 2008, USA Today article, “In 2003, just 40,000 Americans had been diagnosed with celiac disease; today, it's 110,000 — and, if everyone with the disease were diagnosed, it would be 3 million, says Alessio Fasano, medical director of the University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research in Baltimore”.

I am thinking about going Gluten Free myself and have a friend that is trying it right now.

Which leads me back to my new favorite things…

Imagine Natural Creations Creamy Portobello Mushroom Soup is absolutely amazing.
At Christmas & Easter I used it to recreate French’s Green Bean Casserole minus the French Fried Onions. If anyone has found Gluten free Casein Free fried onions please send it my way.
I am going to using the soup to try and recreate the Coke Pot Roast Recipe, well I will if I can find a high corn fructose syrup free cola (oh and do not suggest Pepsi Natural because it has Apple Juice in it).

My most favorite item I have found recently is something my child can’t have, because he can not have eggs, but it is by far my most favorite thing I have ever tasted that was Gluten free Honestly if I can find a good tasting Gluten free beer I will be Gluten free immediately, because I think I could do it with this product and beer and that says a lot!!!

Udi’s Gluten free Foods White Sandwich bread tastes wonderful, it is also casein free, soy free, and nut free. It is soft and flavorful; to me it tastes like Italian bread. I am eating it right now will oil and vinegar like you would at an Italian restaurant. It is simply divine and only 140 calories for 2 slices!!! I can’t wait to try their whole grain bread, muffins, pizza crusts, and granola.

If you the readers have any new gluten free products to suggest please send them my way.

Until next time PITA up and have a great Monday evening.


  1. Bob's Red Mill gf/cf chocolate chip cookies are pretty darn good! Esp if you put extra vanilla, and I am PICKY about chocolate chip cookies! :-)

  2. I'm not GF, but I really love Enjoy Life's snickerdoodles. They have them at Henry's and other places. They are not inexpensive, so I don't eat them all that often. It's just as well since it is hard not to eat the entire package.

  3. Giving up gluten was somewhat helpful for me, but going grain-free has made an unbelievable difference. I found that gluten-free products tend to be high in refined starches and sugars, which sabotaged my health. I know a nu ber of people, including kids kids, who didn't benefit from GF until they stopped eating the replacement foods. I can still make almost everything I want from scratch (bread, cookies, cake, donuts, etc). Just a thought.

  4. Ingredients:
    •3 large onions
    •1 cup rice flour
    •1 tsp baking powder
    •1 tsp garlic powder
    •1 egg
    •3/4 cup water
    •oil for frying
    Peel onions and cut into 1/8-inch thick rings. Separate rings.
    Sift rice flour, baking powder and garlic together in bowl. Mix in egg and water until smooth.

    Gently dip onion rings into batter and shake off excess batter. Place in hot oil and cook until brown. Serve warm.

    we can't do eggs :(


  5. Pepsi throwback (no corn/apple ingredients) was available but only for a few months (I think you tried mine at SibShop). Please write to them if you like it, or would like it.

    My mom, who hates regular soda will only drink throwbacks- my husband and I preferred them too. We do not drink them that often and wished we would have stocked up.

  6. How do women go Gluten free & still drink beer?

  7. OMG, how could I forget to mention Galeo's GF miso low-fat miso dressing? It is TO DIE FOR!!! It's $4.99 @ Ralphs but Jimbo's has had it in the past for $3.49, plus they have stocked other flavors such as Caesar and Ginger-Wasabi. Here's the link: