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Entries from July 2008

Gluten Free Gem in Pittsburgh, PA

July 29th, 2008 31 Comments

Months ago, during a trip to my homeland of Pennsylvania, I discovered a gluten free bakery called Gluuteny in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The other day I was going through some pictures and found these, which made me salivate, just remembering the taste of that cherry turnover.

I stopped by to pick up some [...]

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TGI(G)F: Single Serve Amy’s Rice Crust Pizza

July 25th, 2008 31 Comments

Last night I went to the Arlington Whole Foods to get my usual stockpile of Glutino pretzels for the weekend and, strolling through the freezer section, marveling at the gluten-free goodies (GF corn dogs!), I discovered something I didn’t even know I was looking for: Amy’s Rice Crust Pizza with soy cheese – in a [...]

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Cucina Vivace Buon Appetito!

July 24th, 2008 38 Comments

Cucina Vivace, a fledgling Italian trattoria in Crystal City, is a gluten-free friendly treat. My dining euphoria began when Chef Gordon Vivace made a trip to our table while we browsed the wine menu of more than 60 options from small vineyards across Italy (no Beringer’s Rose in this joint). His non-intrusive inquiry about our comfort with the wine menu and dinner choices was [...]

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Quick Quinoa Summer Salad

July 24th, 2008 30 Comments

A few years ago, there was a pot luck luncheon at work and my coworker Leah made this chilled quinoa salad that has for some reason stuck in my brain as the quintessential summer flavor. I set out this weekend to make a quinoa summer salad of my own that satisfied my longing for the [...]

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GF Bakeries DC: Buzz and Hello Cupcake

July 21st, 2008 1 Comment

We have some more details for you on the GF offerings at Buzz bakery in Alexandria and Hello Cupcake, soon to arrive in Dupont Circle

Buzz’s Gluten Free Options

Chocolate Gluten Free Brownie: This classic is made with a combination of almond and rice flour and topped with slivered almonds $2.50. Available daily.

Gluten Free Bird Brownie: [...]

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