How To Identify Gluten in Food Labels

How To Identify Gluten in Food Labels

From VeryWell Health – VeryWell Health’s “How To Identify Gluten On Food Labels” article. Very good basic info. Still be cautious of cross-contamination and ingredients that you are unsure of.

Link to VeryWell’s article

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Very Well’s GF Candy List

Very Well’s GF Candy List

Safe treating to you!
Safe treating to you!

I’m not a really big candy person, but I love my GF chewy sweets like Starburst & Skittles when I watch a movie.

VeryWell.com has a great GF candy list for this Halloween. Very comprehensive!

Very Well’s list of gluten-free candy (updated 10/16)

Happy & safe treating this Halloween!

10 Non-Food Ways to Treat Yourself – For Less Than 20 Dollars

10 Non-Food Ways to Treat Yourself – For Less Than 20 Dollars

10 Non-Food Ways to Treat Yourself – For Less Than 20 Dollars So much of mainstream “health” advice is focused around things you can’t have. “Don’t eat this” “Don’t drink this” “Steer clear of this” So I thought, instead of being another negative Nancy, I’d talk about a big part of health that I believe is […]

Source: 10 Non-Food Ways to Treat Yourself – For Less Than 20 Dollars

GIG Membership

GIG Membership

Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) membership

“GIG has been providing resources, educational information, and outreach initiatives since 1974 to all individuals who are living gluten-free. We would be excited to have you join us for our next period of growth and expansion!”

To sign up for their monthly e-newsletters, just give them your email address. They are a great resource whether you are new to GF living or a seasoned pro.

Restaurant Review: Psycho Donuts

Restaurant Review: Psycho Donuts

It’s been too long since I last visited Psycho Donuts to enjoy one of their gluten-free donuts. Part of the reason for the gap in time was I never really knew when they were going to be available, sometimes once a month. More recently, for a short trial period, they have GF donuts every Friday, so no calling, just show up.

I have to say, I was really excited about this visit. Psycho Donuts is famous for their crazy flavor combos, such as Cereal Killer (fruity cereal on top), Kooky Monster (topped with crushed Oreo cookies and blue drizzle), and the Dead Elvis (cream filled, bananas, bacon, peanut butter and jelly). The last time I had a donut was Katz Donuts (boxed and frozen, Sprouts Markets) which are delicious warmed up.. But you can imagine the feeling of walking in to buy fresh!…the mouth-watering scent! And in that aspect, Psycho did not disappoint.

GF donut options for 5/15/15
GF donut options for 5/15/15

The GF donuts are stored in clear plastic takeout containers in a back area separate from the displayed donuts up front. The “Crazy Nurse” pulled out a container and placed it on the counter. I was actually confused because there were 5 donuts in the container, one of each of the GF flavors that day, and I really only wanted one donut (at $3.00 each). She told me that I could get whatever combination I wanted, however, because of the way they’re packaged, I couldn’t buy several of one kind. So I opted to buy 3 of the 5 GF “flavors” they had that day – maple bacon with chocolate, strawberry chocolate, and peanut butter chocolate chip. The “Nurse” who helped me said the official Psycho names would be on the website, but the pictures on their site “menu” are only for their regular donuts, not GF, probably because the GF flavors change weekly.

I was rushed and ate them out of the paper bag with my fingers, however, the donuts really REALLY needed to be on a plate and enjoyed with a knife & fork; the icings were gooey, the toppings coming off easily, and the cake itself was dry and firm, so imagine the mess I had trying to break off a piece out of the bag. Ugh!

The best flavor (of course!) was the maple bacon chocolate, really strong, with the perfect mix of salty & sweet. My son felt differently when he tried a bite, he didn’t like how hard the bacon pieces were, “too chewy”. He complained about how hard the cake was, expecting soft & moist, which none of the donuts were. The strawberry chocolate was topped with dried strawberries which weren’t appetizing to look at but were deliciously tart and did remind me of chocolate covered strawberries. And the peanut butter chocolate chip’s topping immediately had that peanut buttery texture that sticks to the roof of your mouth and I enjoyed that.

I did take 2 days to eat all 3 donuts, so I savored the flavors. This will probably hold me over for several months before I pay them another visit; though the flavors were good, the donut cake itself was too dry for me.