December 24, 2008
We're making a Honeysuckle White turkey. The packaging states that it is free of MSG and gluten and their website confirms that the majority of their products are gluten-free with a few exceptions which they list.
The following Jennie-O Turkeys are gluten free:
Natural Choice Prime Young Turkey, Premium Basted Young Turkey, Fresh Young Turkey
The HoneyBaked Ham Co. has changed their glazes on the signature meats to be gluten-free. You can enjoy the HoneyBaked Ham, Sliced & Glazed Turkey Boneless Ham.
You can search their site for additional nutrition information. The new glaze contains modified food starch which is corn based.
December 23, 2008
Now that Rice Chex is gluten-free I thought I could make a gluten-free Chex Mix. Growing up I remember my mom making homemade Chex Mix during the holidays. I called my mom to get the "family recipe." It turns out the recipe she has been using all along is the same recipe found on the box.
Note that the other Chex cereals are not gluten-free so I modify the recipe to be all Rice Chex.
9 cups Rice Chex® cereal
1 cup mixed nuts
1 cup bite-size pretzels (we use Glutino Gluten-Free Pretzels)
6 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1. In large microwavable bowl, mix cereals, nuts, and pretzels; set aside. In small microwavable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on High about 40 seconds or until melted. Stir in seasonings. Pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated.
2. Microwave uncovered on High 5 to 6 minutes, thoroughly stirring every 2 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool. Store in airtight container.
Oven Directions: Heat oven to 250°F. In large bowl, mix cereals, nuts, and pretzels; set aside. In ungreased large roasting pan, melt butter in oven. Stir in seasonings. Gradually stir in cereal mixture until evenly coated. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container.
You can find more gluten-free recipes using Rice Chex on their website:
Gluten-free Chex Mix recipes
December 19, 2008
December 15, 2008
December 13, 2008
Some gluten-free beers:
Bard's - Founders Craig and Kevin were diagnosed with celiac disease.
The Bard's website has a locator at the bottom of the page.
Green's - Green's can be ordered from John's Grocery
New Grist - Click here to locate liquor stores and restaurants/bars that sell New Grist
Redbridge - product of Anheuser-Busch
December 11, 2008
From now until Christmas you can receive gluten-free sugar cookies with your order of $50 or more.
Spend $50.00 (excludes shipping and handling) on your next online order and receive a FREE ½ lb. box of gluten free sugar cookies!
Spend $100.00 (excludes shipping and handling) on your next online order and receive a FREE 1 lb. box of gluten free sugar cookies!
December 10, 2008
Great choice Kristy! I am ready to go to King & I Thai again.
December 5, 2008
Chinese: The next night we decided to try Ben Pao Chinese Restaurant. When we arrived we asked the hostess for a Gluten-Free Menu. As we were seated our waitress quickly acknowledged that we had a Gluten-Free Menu and informed us that they serve family style. Nate and I decided to split the Sesame Chicken and the Chicken Fried Rice. I enjoyed how light and fresh the fried rice was. Unfortunately we were too full for dessert because I thought their Mango Creme Brulee sounded really good, maybe next time.
December 3, 2008
To find ingredients for a specific item: Click on Menu and Nutrition, choose the Bakery or Cafe menu, select a product category from the links at the top of the page, then click on the individual menu item to display a page with that item's ingredients and nutritional content.
(including the salad dressing) (source of modified food starch is corn)
Caesar Salad (without croutons)
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad (without croutons)
Asian Sesame Chicken Salad (without Won Ton noodles)
Classic Cafe Salad
Strawberry Poppyseed Salad
Strawberry Poppyseed Salad with Chicken
Fuji Apple Chicken Salad
California Mission Chicken Salad
Orchard Harvest Chicken Salad
Low Fat Vegetarian Black Bean
Cuban Black Bean and Lentil
Vegetarian Roasted Red Pepper & Lentil
Vegetarian Butternut Squash
Creamy Tomato (without croutons)
Low-Fat Vegetarian Southwest Tomato & Roasted Corn
Turkey Chickpea Chili
Summer Corn Chowder
Asian Sesame Vinaigrette
White Balsamic Vinaigrette
Roasted Garlic & Meyer’s Lemon Vinaigrette
Juice, both apple and orange
Soda, fountain and bottled
Tea, regular and Chai Tea
All lattes & Frozen beverages
December 2, 2008
Bacon, Ham, Capicola, Salami, and Turkey are gluten-free.
Beef and Cheese are not gluten-free.
When Gary was done with work the four of us decided to grab a bite to eat at Five Guys. Their menu is pretty simple - burgers, dogs and fries. The fun part is you pick your burger, a regular one is 2 patties a little one is 1 patty and then you get to choose from their 15 toppings with no upcharge. To keep the meal gluten-free order without the bun, but with all of the topping choices I don't think you'll mind. You could also ask them if they could wrap it in lettuce instead. The french fries are made from fresh cut potatoes and are made in dedicated fryers. We were all very pleased with the quality and quantity of the meal. Unfortunately the closest location to us is in St. Cloud or we could always visit Gary and Jonelle again.