Can I tell you how excited I am?! I found out yesterday that someone has opened up a Gluten-Free Bakery in my area, Giggles! I love bread and that has been one of the hardest parts of going gluten-free. I know, I know....there are mixes out there as well as frozen breads you can get that are gluten-free, but it makes me a bit nervous because I tried a mix and it was horrible! There was very little flavor and a really bad after taste. Ever since then I am just not all that big on the idea of mixes.
I did find a little while back a health food store here in Richland (they have two locations.... Richland Health Foods on GWW in Richland and Highland Health Foods in Kennewick ). I stopped in because I want to make a lasagna next week and I knew they had rice noodles. I have not tried these yet, but I hear they are good. Anyway, while I was there I found gluten-free/wheat-free soy sauce. I was so excited! Our family has this thing we call the recipe that we make and soak our meats in. It is wonderful and the main ingredient is soy sauce. Well, there is wheat in soy sauce, so I was bummed. We very rarely have steak but last night we were planning on having steak and Justin really wanted to use the recipe. Having found gf soy sauce, we were able to use the recipe and our steak was perfect! You really would never know the difference.
I am starting to find the gf lifestyle easier and easier every day. Although it seemed so overwhelming and difficult at first, it seems to really be falling into place. Now I just need to get my family more on board. Justin, he means well, accidentally used a gf product the other night. It was a gravy mix and I purchased Lawry's which I am finding most of their mixes to be gluten-free for a stew we made last week. Instead of using stew seasoning mix (which has gluten in it) I used Lawry's Brown Gravy mix (which is gf ) and my own seasonings. While I was out running some errands, Justin thought it would need more and added an extra gravy mix. Thing is it was purchased before I became gluten-free and he did not bother looking at the label. I did not even realize we had it. Anyway, he loved the stew as did my son. So, at least it did not go to waste! :) I am pretty sure he will be more conscious as to what the ingredients are after that. :)
Anyway, I am happy to see there are places in the area that ofter gluten-free products. I hope you are all doing well. Take care!