Posts Tagged: Gluten free

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Gluten free item #15: Yamasa Tamari (Soya Sauce)

If it looks statuesque, it should.  Glorious soy sauce that is gluten free.  Where would I be without it?  Now I can resume my sushi craze. 

(Well, at least it was my saviour during my gluten-free days)

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Gluten free item #14: Glutino sesame seed bagels

I can’t say I love these.  They’re hard as a rock and aren’t pre-sliced, so you have to either do it before or after it’s toasted…unless you want a cold center.  On top of that, if you put cheese spread on it, it just melts into it.  Boourns to this one.  I miss having fresh and fluffy bagels.

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There’s this Mexican themed restaurant that sells gluten free dishes.  The first one is the gluten free platter: “tacos” made with corn tortillas and stuffed with chicken and veggies, a side of refried beans and black beans (because I couldn’t decide which one I wanted), rice, guacamole and salad.  Minus the dry, powdery after taste of the corn tortillas, YUM!

The second one was not gluten free: The quesadilla.  They said they couldn’t make quesadillas gluten free.  Sad :(

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Interesting: I had a buckwheat crepe.  Contrary to what most people think, buckwheat is not made of wheat and is gluten free (assuming it hasn’t been processed). 

Random: There’s no jelly in the bean nor actual bean in the jelly, but yet it’s called a jellybean.  Well, not that I know of anyway…

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Gluten free item #13: White rice loaf (of bread) by Food for Life

This was the first gluten free bread product I’ve ever had.  While the taste was interesting, I found it easily crumbled into bits after toasting.  It also wasn’t cut properly.  I had to use a knife every time and literally cut it to split the frozen pieces apart, often resulting in broken chunks of bread. 

With gluten free bread, I think you always have to toast it.  I have yet to discover fresh gluten free bread, but I’ve seen the packaged ones in the freezer section and the regular bakery section….I’m assuming it’s supposed to be frozen???   

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Gluten free item #12: Glutenfreeda (??? lol) wheat free granola cereal snacks. 

It’s basically a loose granola bar in a bag.  I’d rather eat it with milk than as a loose snack because it can get pretty messy.  Taste wise, this one gets a “so-so” from me.  It’s nothing special, but it does come in four small sachets.  Good for those who are concerned about portion control. 

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Gluten free item #11: Food For Life Brown Rice Tortillas

As with most gluten free foods, the texture of the tortilla is a bit harder than the “normal” kind.  To my surprise though, I really liked the result when I toasted it.  It had an interesting, chewy texture to it.  I’m so happy I found these because I really wanted to make a wrap and was struggling to find gluten free tortillas.  Shown above is a tortilla filled with cheddar cheese and tomato slices.  It was so awesome I had to have two.

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My gluten free oven baked eggplant.  Lots of prep work and not enough taste, so I added cheese and tomato sauce on top.  :D

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Oopsie.  I fell a bit behind, but here goes….

Gluten-free iten #10: Van’s Wholesome Foods Wheat & Gluten Free Waffles in apple and cinnamon flavour….

…or what the French like to call Gaufres.  :)

Add some organic maple syrup and *hulp* 

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Gluten free item #9: Peppermint tea by Celestial Seasonings.  It’s quite strong, but I love peppermint tea so I’m glad this one works out for the gluten free community.  I’m assuming most teas would be gluten free, but the packing on this particular one confirms it.  YAY!

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I know for sure this dish is gluten free: Oven baked veggies with some oil, salt and pepper.  It’s simple to make and you can eat it hot or cold.  I personally prefer it cold. 

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Gluten free item #8: “AHHHHHH!  COOO-KIEEES!  AM YUM YUM YUM!”  Yes, yes they are.  Vanilla cookies by Irresistibles - texture is good, price is decent, taste is divine.

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Gluten free item #7: Sadly, these cookies look good, but don’t taste that great.  They have the crispiness of a flatbread, but they also have that very harsh, “healthy” taste to it that most people try to avoid (like how men run away from whole grain breads and vegetables).  It’s still edible, but I will probably pass on it the next time I need crackers.  Maybe if I got the plain version instead?  Oh well, so far Glutino for the win!

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Gluten free item #6: Potato chips by Irresistibles

These are exactly how chips should be made - golden, crispy and simple with only oil, salt and russet potatoes.  None of these ridiculous man-made ingredients to “preserve” or “enhance” the flavour of the food. 

On the bright side, there is a list of “gluten free” chips made by the Frito-Lay company (click on the photo to link to the site).  I put the words gluten free in quotations because the factory that they are made in may encounter cross contamination, so they may not be completely “gluten free”.