Thursday, August 27, 2009

Whole Foods Winston-Salem Gluten Free Fair!

Hey everyone,

My piano player Jay and I will be playing some Jazz standards this Saturday, August 29th, at Whole Foods in Winston-Salem, from 1-4, at their Gluten Free Fair.

If this is anything like the Gluten Free Fair they had at the Raleigh Whole Foods, you don't want to miss it. Lots of great GF items to sample.

It should be a great time! Please stop by if live in that neck of the woods.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

La Tortilla Smart & Delicious Wraps, um, why aren't all the wraps made from Teff (and Millet)?

These are absolutely amazing--great tasting, pliable, wraps! And you can make any fajitas, wrap sandwiches, or burritos with them! Because they bend 1000% better than all the brown rice wraps.

I bought these for 3.69 at the Raisin Rack in Columbus, Ohio, on a recent trip.

Has anyone ever found these in NC? I would buy these all the time if I could find them.

I made a wrap sandwich--spread cream cheese on the wrap, and added fresh veggies (cucumbers, alfalfa sprouts, carrot shreds, orange pepper slices, and some fresh basil). I often will use hummus instead of the cream cheese.

This was one of my favorite lunches before my Celiac diagnosis. And I'm elated that I can have it again.

Three cheers for La Tortilla Factory!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Hello, again! (and pizza)

I can't believe it's been so long since I've had a chance to post! Wow, thanks for your patience. It's been a little busy, and then I've been recently visiting family in Ohio.

All the while, though, I've been collecting ideas, products, and recipes to tell you about.

One thing I did this summer was go to the Whole Foods Gluten Free Bakehouse (WFGFB) tour, with our local North Raleigh Celiac Support Group. You can read about our tour here on Zach's Gluten Free Raleigh blog.

Check out the following pics, I tried the WFGFB's pizza crusts, and they were wonderful! They're a thick crust that is soft and pliable. They told us they have "pizza fridays" at the bakehouse and make all the crusts by hand. What wonderful work they are doing for us over there!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Angel Food Cake, part 2

Here's my comment I entered on the Glutino/Gluten Free Pantry website:

"Many of us miss the Angel Food Cake mix terribly.

Here's a blog I posted about it, that includes links to many other people's comments about how they want it back:

Your mixes are among the best. We all love them. This was a wonderful product. I can't understand why you would take it away. Please consider bringing it back. Nothing else compares to it.


I'll let you know how they respond, if they respond. Here's the link to the comment form, where you can leave your comment/suggestion to them as well:

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Brainstorming about Gluten Free Party Food Ideas

Well, I've been talked into hosting a party next week, and was looking for ideas of easy GF party food.

I am planning on some Perfect Nacho Dip, but undecided on what else...

Let's exchange Gluten Free Party Food Ideas!

Leave a comment and share yours. This will be fun!


This is a fun snack-y product that you might enjoy trying.

I'm talking about Cheenies Cheese Bite Rolls. "One bite - that's all it takes...and you'll understand why Cheenies have been the favorite snack in Brazil for the last 100 years."

I got this box over at Harris Teeter. I don't know how available the product is, I had never seen it before.

They're small rolls made mostly of tapioca starch. Ingredients: Tapioca Starch, Imported Parmesan Cheese, Homogenized Whole Eggs, Vegetable Oil, Whole Milk, Water and Salt.

The box has about 20 rolls that are pre-frozen, unbaked. You just set them out on a cookie sheet and bake them about 30 minutes.

The come out of the oven piping hot! Crusty on the outside and soft on the inside. I think they are wonderful. MMM.

I recommend you try them out. They're so easy, and taste amazing. You can eat them with soup, as dinner rolls, or just a snack by themselves. I just had some for breakfast. A great, versatile little food!