ATX Gluten-Free News: March 2010

The first signs of Spring are starting to appear- warmer days (besides the freakish snow storm we had last week!), flowers blooming, birds chirping. It is a beautiful time to be in Austin, Texas. There has been some great news in the gluten-free area of Austin recently. Many places  are becoming more gluten-free friendly. Here are some updates on Austin gluten-free news:

Maggiano’s opened up in The Domain this week. They do not have an actual gluten-free menu, but I was told from one of the people at Brinker International that- the Chefs “take pride in creating meals for people with food allergies and Celiac Disease.” They serve a rice pasta as a substitution and may be able to customize dishes to accommodate those with food allergens, such as gluten or nuts. [Read more...]

Lentil Soup with BACON!

Bacon. I have fallen in love with bacon.

I go through these spells where I crave a certain thing all the time- one month it was sushi, one month it was soy sauce (gluten-free, of course!), another was cookies, now it is bacon. No worries, I am not pregnant. As long as I can remember, I have had these rotating cravings. Does anyone else have that? For example, I am craving eggs and ketchup at this very moment. Don’t knock it till you try it!

I am so glad to finally have my camera USB cord back! I left it in Jackson Hole and it is now back and safe in my desk drawer. I have whined about it the past few days on twitter – about my lack of cord=lack of loading pictures to my laptop.

This recipe is as simple as it gets- full of flavor and soul-soothing. Perfect for our cold Texas weather right now. [Read more...]

Udi’s products at HEB!

Udi’s at HEB!

It’s official. I am madly in love with Udi’s. Their bread products are unreal! If only they would make cookies (hint hint). I have written about Udi’s several times. Each time I try their products, new and old, they continue to surprise me and lift my spirits. Gluten-free bread products can taste excellent! No need for gluten filled bread anymore when Udi’s provides you gluten-free bread and muffins that are moist, filling, and taste like the real deal.

A new product that I recently tried of theirs was the blueberry muffins. Udi’s blueberry muffins are gluten, dairy, soy and nut free. They come in a package of four that may be kept in the freezer and thawed out in the fridge, microwave or oven. [Read more...]

Gluten-Free product review: Enjoy Life Lively Lemon Cookies

I have taken advantage of the Gluten-Free Jubilee at Sprouts. I have no shame. I have been there 6 times in the past week stocking up on items like xantham gum, marinades, barbeque sauces, almond flour, frozen foods…you name it. Why not? Today is unfortunately the last day of the Gluten-Free Jubilee at all Sprouts locations. I would suggest you all go stock up, ALL marked gluten-free items are 25% off.

During my last trip, I decided to pick up a box of Enjoy Life’s Soft Baked Lively Lemon Cookies.  I deny that I have a sweet tooth but obviously there is a pattern here. I buy gluten-free cookies every time I am at the grocery store and I crave them every night after dinner. My boyfriend calls me the cookie monster, a proper name indeed.

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Roasted Carrots and Onions with Honey-Balsamic Glaze

Roasting vegetables is incredibly simple. It brings out the wonderful sweet flavor of  vegetables. As long as you know the basic how-to, you may roast any vegetable you like.

Basic roasting rules:

  1. Start off by pre-heating an oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease a cooking sheet (Since the vegetables will be going in a hot oven for an extended period of time,  make sure they are oiled up nicely or the sheet is greased so they will not stick.)
  3. Slice vegetables
  4. Toss sliced vegetables in extra-virgin olive oil
  5. Sprinkle salt, pepper and garlic powder over vegetables, mix together
  6. Spread out vegetables on sheet to a single, even layer
  7. Cook in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes-1 hour.

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Udi’s is now delivering their gluten-free goodies

As many of you know, I am a huge fan of Udi’s gluten-free products. I wrote about them here and here. Udi’s products are found at many places around town such as; Central Market, People’s Rx and Whole Foods. I have found that finding their products is a hit and miss just because they are so popular. The whole grain bread is the hardest to find. Well, no more worries kids. We may now order their fabulous products online and have them delivered right to our door. Here are the prices:

Udi’s GF Pizza Crust: 1 pack= 2 pizza crusts

1 pack: $5.00 

8 pack: $38.00

Lemon Streusel Muffins: 1 pack=4 muffins

1 pack: $6.00

6 pack: $34.20

Blueberry muffins: Same as above

Granola Bag:

1 bag: $5.99

6 bag pack: $34.14

Whole Grain loaf:

1 loaf: $5.00

8 loaves pack: $38.00

White Sandwich loaf: Same as above

 

For more information visit their online ordering form: Udi’s online ordering form