Fauxtatouille

August 22, 2011

My parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this summer, and as the big outdoor party at their house was coming to a close I hoisted my just-turned-three-year old nephew onto my shoulders for a quick jog around the yard. Within two seconds of his butt landing on my shoulders, he picked up handfuls of my [...]

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Deviled Duck Egg

August 17, 2011
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Look, I’m as Yay America! as the next guy girl and looooove deviled eggs.  But do you know what I love even more?  Deviled DUCK EGGS. The folks from Pecan Meadows Farm in Newburg, PA come every week to the 14th and U Street Farmers Market in Washington, DC, and for a few months out [...]

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Staaaaaaand and Devoooouuuuuuurrr……

August 15, 2011
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Psssssttt.  Come over here. I want to tell you a dirty, little secret. Sometimes, no, make that a LOT of the time, I eat my dinner standing up, at the kitchen counter, eating right out of the pans I cooked my food in. That’s a roasted chicken (475 degrees for 50 minutes, nothin’ but salt [...]

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Tomato Sandwich

August 11, 2011
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I have eaten six of these in the past two-and-a-half days. I can’t stop. I can’t stop thinking about tomato sandwiches.  I can’t stop eating tomato sandwiches.  I can’t stop thinking about eating my next tomato sandwich as I’m enjoying the one I’m already eating. And do you know what I did just now?  I [...]

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Gluten-free Labeling: Register your comment with the FDA

August 8, 2011

Last week, The Food and Drug Administration re-opened comments on its proposed gluten-free labeling rules.  We have 60 days in which to submit comments to these proposed regulations.  The comment period ends October 2, 2011. Whenever a government agency prepares a set of guidelines, they open them up to the public to comment.  It’s important [...]

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Gluten-free Procrastination

August 5, 2011

It’s Friday, and I know you don’t feel like working.  Here are some things that will help you pass the hours ’til quittin’ time: 1) Has anyone tried Kellogg’s Gluten-Free Rice Krispies?  There’s debate online (of COURSE there is) about whether or not they’re truly gluten-free.  Kellogg’s says they’re made in a gluten-free facility, but [...]

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Thank you, Craig Belser and Kevin Seplowitz

August 1, 2011
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Dear Craig and Kevin, Thank you for founding the Bard’s Tale Beer Company.  Part of me wants to say, “Oh, I’m really sorry you have celiac” but the majority of me wants to say, “I’m so freakin’ glad you have celiac disease because that diagnosis propelled you to brew what I think is one of [...]

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Panang Curry Tofu

July 28, 2011
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I can’t eat gluten, but I can eat this: Panang Curry Tofu. I used half a jar of Thai Kitchen brand Panang Curry paste mixed with a can of coconut milk and a few pinches of Maldon sea salt. Simmered that sauce for about 5 minutes, then tossed in some tofu cubes, a handful or [...]

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California Pizza Kitchen’s gluten-free pizza… isn’t.

July 25, 2011

California Pizza Kitchen’s PR firm sent out the following email to bloggers who write about celiac disease and gluten: The wait is over! Today California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) has launched gluten free pizza crust, making 29 of their original pizzas available gluten free. CPK has taken notice of the increased demand with more than 3 [...]

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Grilled Duck Breast with Pickled Grapes

July 21, 2011
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I can’t eat gluten, but I can eat this: grilled moulard duck breast with pickled grape relish, sautéed summer squash, and a lettuce-tomato salad with fig vinaigrette. Total cooking time: 15 minutes. Not kidding. Just cross-hatch the duck skin and grill that side for 8 minutes (I did mine on an indoor grill pan on [...]

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