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Tuesday Tidbits - Fish, Pretzels, and More!!

Posted Dec 23 2008 9:15pm

It's been a while since I have done a Tuesday Tidbits! This is my musings on various topics from around the blogworld. With the launch of The Autism Experience last week, this will focus more on the GF and GFCF world.

Fishy Fish

Ooooh, fishy, fishy, fishy fish!
A-fish, a-fish, a-fish, a-fishy, ooooh.
Ooooh, fishy, fishy, fishy fish!
That went wherever I did go.

-From Monty Python's Meaning of Life

If you have not read my post yesterday about tilapia, I'd encourage you to do so. Over the past decade, consumption of tilapia has exploded to where it is now the 5th most consumed fish on the market. But now there are some concerns about the health risks of eating tilapia and other less fatty fish. The jury is still out, and many health experts are still saying that tilapia can still be part of the recommended two servings per week of fish. I like it, and will continue to prepare it.

After linking to the tilapia recipe we used from Everyday Foods, I received another tilapia recipe from The Gluten Gal. It sounds yummy too, and I can't wait to try it!

What about you? Do you have a favorite tilapia or other fish recipe? Please leave a comment and share a link to your recipe!

Take Me Out to the Ballgame...with Pretzels!

Next week I am travelling to Washington DC on business, but that doesn't mean I won't have time for a little relaxation - especially since a coworker scored free tickets to the Washington Nationals baseball game vs. my beloved Philadelphia Phillies. It's been a while since I've been to a major league baseball game, so I am really excited. And I've heard nothing but good things about the Nat's new stadium.

But there is even more exciting news for us lovers of all things GFCF. Thanks to the folks at DCGluties, I've found out that there is a vendor at the stadium that serves GFCF soft pretzels!

The name is Noah's Pretzel's, and the company is named after one of the co founder's sons who has autism. Not only are they in the pretzel making business, but, just as importantly, they are also into autism awareness. What I really love is that they are taking the message to the children, offering tours of their pretzel shop, including hands on pretzel making and talks about autism.

If you live in the Washington DC area, please support Noah's Pretzel's when you are at your next Nat's game, or at their other locations in Gaithersburg or at the Lakeforest Mall. And if you are an entrepreneur, they do have franchising opportunities available.

These are the kinds of companies we need to get behind and support.

Fast Food Discrimination

Even though this isn't a GFCF issue, it is a special needs issue, and one I want to publicize. I have a Twitter friend named Deafmom, who blogs at Earlier this year she was denied service (twice!) at a Steak N Shake Drive Thru because she was hearing impaired and cannot use the speaker to order (they refused to let her order at the window). After trying to work through Steak N Shake corporate headquarters without success, she has been left with no choice but to file a discrimination complaint against Steak N Shake. You can read Deafmom's post about here experience here.

But Deafmom is not alone. It turns out that another hearing impaired woman, Karen Tumeh, has filed a discrimination lawsuit against a McDonalds in Nebraska for refusing her service in the drive through.

Now I won't be going to any fast food restaurant's again since there is almost nothing GFCF to eat at them, but those who choose to go to them deserve the same level of service regardless of their special needs. There are, as Deafmom points out in her post, plenty of options restaurants can use to accommodate hearing impaired people at the drive thru.

Please show your support for Deafmom by commenting on her post or Stumbling it or Digg-ing it.

Set Another Place...I'm Coming Over!

This is my look at what looks good to eat out in the GF and GFCF blogworld - recipes that I am saving and hope to try some day. let's have a look, shall we?


We can start our day in few ways:

...a Chestnut Pumpkin Danish from Sheltie Girl at Gluten a Go Go...

...a Summer Smoothie from Ellen at I am Gluten Free...

...some Pipin' Hot Pancakes, courtesy of the Ginger Lemon Girl..


We'll do soup, salad, and slaw for lunch today.

...Mmm, how about a cabbage salad with lime and oregano, compliments of Gluten Free Bay (and congrats on your acceptance!!)

...the yellow string beans with tomatoes salad, as made by Rachel, the Crispy Cook, looks yummy too...

I think we'll also try Margie's lentil soup, as published on

As for the slaw, I definitely want to try this beautiful purple cabbage cole slaw, from Elana at Elana's Pantry.


Only two dinner items this week, as I have to save room for dessert:

...I want to try the Pasta with Roasted Summer Vegetables and Basil, from the folks at Martha Stewart's Dinner Tonight. There are plenty of GF pastas out there to sub for the campanelle or fusilli, but the cheese I would have to live without, as I don't know of a good CF parmesan cheese substitute. Any thoughts, dear readers, on something I could use instead of cheese?

...and the Korean BBQ Short Ribs Kate made at Gluten Free Gobsmacked look awesome! (and Kate, congrats to you and your hubby on your news!).


Okay, I had to save room for dessert because there were two that really caught my eye:

...The Gluten Free Mommy comes through again with this fabulous looking peach cobbler, and with peaches in season in the Carolinas (one thing I do miss about living in South Carolina) this is the perfect time of year for it. Use Earthbalance or another CF butter plus your favorite milk substitute to make this casein free.

...also looking yummy is Sally at Aprovechar's Easy-Peasy Flourless Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies. We may give those a try this weekend.

Of course, this is only a small sampling of the great GF and GFCF recipes that are out there. Do you have a favorite this week? Please leave a comment and let me know!

Looking Ahead

I almost hesitate to do this since I never seem to accomplish what I say I want to do! But, then again, I never say how far I am looking ahead...

- hope to have a Wordless Wednesday post up at one or both of the blogs. This is really popular, and a great way to meet new people in the blog world.

- I am going to be playing around with Digg and Stumbleupon to try and figure out how they work. Any advice will be useful.

- getting back to the blog, I hope by the end of the month to unveil some changes to the GFCF Experience. It's time for a facelift, and I hope everyone will like the new look.

- and I promise I will report out on Noah's pretzels. I am really looking forward to that.

Hope everyone is having a great day!

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