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Wednesday, May 18, 2011


All the copy-and-paste action I have going on here to repost old blogs from Myspace have screwed up the whole look of this page! I will fix it as soon as I have time, but I don't think I will have the chance today!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Gluten Free Fort Wayne links

Have you joined the Yahoo email group yet? It's easier to have a conversation when there are enough people to actually talk.

How about the Facebook page?

Of course, there's always still the good ol' Myspace page out there too, cobwebs and all...

Well, how do you like THEM cucumbers?

Dinner tonight was a medley of all that sounded good while grocery shopping this weekend: sausage because I had a coupon, Nooodles because they have no calories, and cucumbers because they were great for beating the bloat during pregnancy (the ONLY time I've EVER tolerated those horrid things!)- mixed with some Cali Fine Foods seasoning, dried onion flakes, and cheese.

When I put it all together, I anticipated posting an update on Facebook about the mess ending up in the trash and offering the remaining cucumbers to any takers. I was scared of taking that first bite. Being that I'm not the chef of the house and my husband doesn't do much online, I think it's safe to say I won't be telling him about it, even though.......... was..................


I can't even just say that it was the individual pieces of this concoction that were good- it was the entire package. Really. When it was gone and I looked at the empty bowl, I realized that I ate the slices of cucumber without any protest, hesitation, or grimacing. Where did they go? Did I really eat them??

So, in spite of myself, dinner was a win.....

....well, except for the sausage my daughter snuck into the trash can when I left the room.............

Do you have any surprise success stories of GF meals that you've invented?

Saturday, May 7, 2011


Here's the latest word on the GF streets of FW:

Tilted Kilt and Red Angel Pizza both serve gluten free beer. Red Angel also has a GF pizza crust.

Other spots in town offering GF crusts include B. Antonio's, 800 Degree Pizza, and Vince's.

Speaking of Vince's, they were also supposed to be trying out some GF buns and wraps recently. I've not been there yet, but I feel like they have a lot of potential for the GF community.

As always, use good judgement when ordering GF pizza. I do think all of these places are doing the very best that they can to keep us safe, but you have to decide based on your own levels of sensitivity or willingness to take a chance.

Madeleine's Bakehouse in Jefferson Pointe offers some GF goodies. They don't keep a lot on hand due to the risk of cross-contamination, but you can order GF things from them.

Casa is now offering a GF cheesecake. I hear it's good. I'm not sure how long they've been offering it, but I went to Dupont last weekend and Jefferson two weeks before that and heard nothing about it. I'm very disappointed that they didn't bring this to my attention since I was ordering off the gluten free menu. So next time you're in there, ASK!

Larabars are 10 for $10 right now at Scott's and Kroger.

I have now found Bakery on Main products at A&B Natural Food in Time Corner, Scott's, Walmart, and The Health Food Shoppe.

Udi's now has buns. They haven't hit store shelves YET, but you can order them here.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Coming in July: The Pembroke Bakery

It's always fun to find surprise gluten free news!

I was reading the paper this morning and happened across an article related to ARCH (historical buildings? gluten free? what??). I was very glad to have taken the time to read this- it seems that when Angie Quinn retires from ARCH this summer, she is going to open up a bakery downtown. According to this article in the Journal Gazette, "She plans to sell breads, cookies and pastries, including gluten-free and dairy-free versions."

So not to put the pressure on, but now the word's out. I look forward to seeing what they have to offer and hope to be able to support this new endeavor. I'll let you know when I hear more- please, if you have any more information on this (or anywhere else in town that's hooking it up GF-style), please let me know so I can get it out there.

Happy Monday!