Living the gluten-free good life in D.C.

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Cheesy, doughey, gooey, GREAT!

June 3rd, 2009 1 Comment

I visit the Harris Teeter in Ballston (Arlington, VA) with above average frequency*. I  never know what I need to make dinner, so last minute runs to the grocery store are common in my house. Regardless of what’s on my shopping list, though, I always take a tour of the freezer section. You never know [...]

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Cabbage and Cod. Two “Cs” that are Celiac Friendly.

September 2nd, 2008 43 Comments

Opening the refrigerator in late August, you risk falling victim to an avalanche of late-season summer squash, peppers, potatoes, cabbage and corn. Our garden may only have 6 weeks to go, but the harvest is still sweet. Tonight, cabbage caught our eye and a sweet and savory dinner ensued. Total cook time was less than [...]

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Think Bars Hit the Spot

June 4th, 2008 27 Comments

For years, Brandi has said it best: DC girls are “gals on the go” and need big purses to carry all their gear. For a long time, before I adopted a gluten-free lifestyle, when I needed a meal in my purse, I grabbed an Odwalla bar or a ZonePerfect bar. Now, I find or fear [...]

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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: Bob’s Red Mill Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

February 14th, 2008 26 Comments

I’ve made these cookies before; more than once. The first few times, they came out too crispy or too chewy but, alas, dear readers, I think I have finally mastered this mix. And, by mastered, I mean I would feel fine mailing a dozen to my German-grandmother-in-law for a taste test. These cookies are buttery, [...]

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