Musings about Gluten-Free Cooking

posted by rain on Oct 23, 2010

We left Ferguson, just outside of St. Louis, a few hours ago, after the best cookie and lunch stop! Jon foundFree Range Cookies, an entirely Gluten Free bakery, on Yelp, and so we went a little out of our way to visit the bakery.  It is a small shop, and the owner/baker Linda appears to be something of a one woman show, but the donuts are delicious and it was a very enjoyable stop.

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posted by rain on Oct 25, 2009

Thanks to Whole Foods for their pumpkin chocolate cake recipe!

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/recipe.php?recipeId=2635

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posted by rain on Oct 4, 2009

After an unfortunate reaction to Trader Joe's supposedly non-gluten Organic Corn Dippers, I have sent the following email to Trader Joe's.  If you are gluten-free, or if you have gluten-free friends, please help me in encouraging Trader Joe's to get it right.

Dear Trader Joe's --

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posted by rain on Jun 24, 2009

Enough people have wanted to know what I can and cannot eat that I decided perhaps I should make this information available in a readily accessible place.  :)

Following are the specifics of what make up "Rain-Unfriendly" foods.  (Thanks to my friend Mollie for coining the term "Rain Friendly," which is being co-opted here.)

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posted by rain on Jan 6, 2009

The funny thing about facing food allergies with gusto: people come out of the woodwork to talk with me about my solutions and to share theirs. There are so many of us, truly, that I'm surprised awareness is still as limited as it is.

Last night I wrote an email to a friend of a friend who recently learned about gluten/dairy/egg/sugar sensitivities.  Since my last useful post was so long ago, I thought I'd share some excerpts from that email here.  ...

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posted by rain on Jun 25, 2008

I've been remiss in my commitment to use this blog to help others with insane food allergies like me.

More than two months later, I'm still finding my health and happiness levels increasing progressively with my new dietary "restrictions."  I'm still enjoying great food.  In fact, my meals have improved so dramatically that I'm not sure I would want to go back to what I ate before!

My favorite meal thus far, and perhaps my favorite meal ever: Quinoa Shrimp Scampi.  Jon's mom...

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posted by rain on May 14, 2008

For the past three years I have been getting progressively more tired, my eczema more frustrating and inconvenient and, well, ugly, and my mood more generally irritable.  

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