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This and That Gluten Free

Posted May 07 2009 9:23pm

The post will be abbreviated this week.  This is the second time I have typed this post.  After working two hours on the original post, it was lost to the never, never land that we call the Internet.  Ugh - make that, double ugh!!

The second reason for my brevity, is that our gluten free kitchen has been working overtime this week.

There will be more to come on this in the future, but we have started a bread baking challenge in our gluten free kitchen.  We are searching for MOIST, filling (not just plane white rice and potato starch) gluten free bread, that is not terribly hard to make and, finally, that we can add to our regular diet. 

Gluten free 009

We have decided to try a new recipe a day - that is a lot of baking but all of the flour is out and doing it regularly will hopefully help us perfect the recipes. 

Sound easy??

Not so easy - because we are not willing to settle for just okay, we are going for great bread.

So far we are 2 for 2, on the losing side.  The first two loaves were terribly disappointing.  It is even more disappointing that the recipes were from a good gluten free cookbook that has a pretty good reputation. 

 

This was supposed to be a gluten free Italian Chestnut bread . . ... Gluten free 005

But we have more recipes to try and we have learned from our mistakes.  We will keep trying new recipes and post the winner when we have it.  Any and all suggestions, recipes etc are encouraged!

Finally, I am sad to report that my adventure into dining with dairy was a failure!  After a week of feeling basically awful, I have decided that I have too many blessings in my life to spend anymore time feeling bad.  So I am back to my CFGF diet! 

In the meantime, here is an abbreviated version of my original post:

Starbucks Gluten Free Survey

Starbucks is reaching out to get input on adding gluten free food to their stores.  If you'd like to dip your coffee into a gluten free muffin, contact them at Starbucks Gluten Free Survey.

Enjoy Life Coupon

If you like Enjoy Life breakfast bars, they have a coupon for them on their face book at Enjoy Life Facebook.  Follow the link and print the coupon.

The Gluten Free Good Life

Looking for a one-of-kind vacation, go to Gluten Free Adventures.com and charter a gluten free sailing trip.   Michele is also raising money for celiac awareness by sailing 7000 nautical miles!  Thanks to Curtiss Ann for posting this bit of information on her blog.

Update on Bi-Aglut Gluten Free Pasta

Good news for all of you Bi-Aglut pasta fans, according to Bonnie who follows this blog, Bi-Aglut is planning on distributing pasta in the US again in mid-February.  This is our absolute favorite pasta and we have missed it.  Hope it really happens!

Gluten Free Google Search Tool

Lastly, google has a new toy -  the following is a gluten specific search tool.  All you have to do is type in what you are searching for in the gluten free world, and google will narrow the search to only results relating to gluten free or celiac. 

For instance, want to see if Trident is gluten free.  Just type in Trident and the search tool will do the rest.  How cool is that!


Sorry this is much shorter than the original post, but hopefully next week I will do a better job at not losing everything.  Until then . . . happy gluten free living.

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