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Entries from April 2008

TGI(G)F: Utz Potato Chips

April 25th, 2008 1 Comment

Well, it’s a beautiful Friday in our part of the world, and the forecast looks like the sun won’t completely abandon us this weekend, like it did last, but watch out for T-storms tonight and tomorrow! This week we’re praising the Utz company for doing a terrific job in labeling their snack products.

While this [...]

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Drug-Free Glutie Zone

April 23rd, 2008 27 Comments

I set out on my gluten-free adventure on July 5, 2007. The night before, I ate nearly an entire 9×13 yellow sheet cake with chocolate icing that a friend brought over for a barbecue. (I still conjure up the smell and taste of that very cake…). I woke up so bloated, achy and swollen that [...]

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TGI(G)F: Rice Chex

April 18th, 2008 23 Comments

Well, what is it with me and cereal?  This is my second cereal-related post!  Well, I’ve been known to eat multiple bowls of cereal in one sitting, so it’s not unexpected.  Rice Chex was my absolute favorite gluteny cereal during the pre-GF era, so I was really excited to find out that they had re-done [...]

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Rice noodles are safe, right?

April 15th, 2008 48 Comments

Thai cuisine may be the most misleading for us gluties. Rice bowls, rice paper wraps, rice noodles, it all should equal GF goodness, right? WRONG!
Soy sauce is a central element to almost all Thai cuisine, so while many of the ethnic carbs are rice-based, the sauces are dangerous. Dumplings, some spring rolls and many fried [...]

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Review: Arrowhead Mills Pizza Crust Mix

April 13th, 2008 30 Comments

One Friday night, everyone else was getting Italian Store pizza so I decided to try Arrowhead Mills pizza crust mix. I used to make wheat crusts from scratch so I was reliving the good old days as I dissolved the yeast in warm water and added the oil and water to the mix until it [...]

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