Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
The Montana Celiac Society is having their Annual Gluten Free Bake Sale tomorrow, Saturday the 10th from 11am-2pm at Oak Street Natural Market. Stop in to purchase some gluten free treats or to donate some of your own gluten free treats to help them raise some money.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Albertsons in Belgrade, Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, Lewistown, Livingston, and Missoula.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
I personally like to purchase a local Hutterite turkey every year since I know it's free of anything bad, MSG and gluten included. If you want to take this route you can find Hutterite turkey's locally at Heeb's East Main Grocery, Rosauers, Town & Country Foods, Van's County Market, The Meat Shoppe, Lee & Dad's IGA, and Pioneer Meats in Big Timber. There may be more but this is what I could find online.
Below is the information I found from each company regarding their turkey breasts gluten free status. Always be sure to read the ingredient list to verify the turkey breast you are purchasing is safe, we know we have enough to worry about to ensure we have a gluten free Thanksgiving.
Butterball - They will label on the ingredient list if their products contain any of the top 8 allergens. The only turkey breast they have that DOES contain gluten is the frozen stuffed turkey. Their gravy has been reformulated to eliminate gluten, but certain gravy packets may still contain gluten and it will be listed on the ingredient statement.
Foster Farms - Their fresh natural turkey is gluten free.
Honeysuckle White - All of their products are free of MSG. Their turkey breast products that DO contain gluten are Asian Grill Marinated Turkey Strips and Teriyaki Flavor Turkey Breast Tenderloin.
Jennie-O - Only two of their products were listed gluten free on their webpage, the All Natural Fresh Whole Turkey and the Premium Basted Whole Turkey-Fresh.
Norbest - All of their turkey products are completely free of gluten from wheat, barley, rye, oats, or their derivatives.
Perdue - They have a lot of GF items on their list but these were the top that ARE safe. Hickory smoked turkey breast, Oven roasted turkey breast, Honey smoked turkey breast, Mesquite smoked turkey breast, and Whole turkeys seasoned with broth.
Shadybrook Farms - All of their products are free of MSG. Majority of their products do not contain gluten but their Teriyaki Flavor Turkey Breast Ternderloins DO contain gluten.
Once you have a GF turkey be sure, if someone else is baking your turkey, that gluten containing flour is not used in the turkey bag if a bag is used and that it is not stuffed with a gluten filled stuffing.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Gluten-free life coach Janelle Holden will be sharing her approach to dealing with allergies and how she helps others to find a healthy lifestyle.
There will be time after the talk for open and private discussions
Vera Fare will provide completely gluten-free food and drinks for purchase, entrance is free.
If you are interested stop in at 2251 W Kagy Blvd.
You can find more information on Janelle at The Gluten Free Life Coach.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
WeeBee's is located at 407 S Ferguson Ave and you can check out their menu here.
Monday, October 3, 2011
They are located at 11 E Main.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
I-Ho's Korean Grill is located at 1216 W Lincoln St.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
These are so easy to whip together and they are soft and moist. They are egg free which I didn't realize until I had mixed the dough and they turn out spectacular. It reminds me of a banana bread cookie, yum! The dough will be very wet but it's OK they keep their shape well on the cookie sheet. Give them a try and see if you can only have one.
Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 ripe mashed bananas
1/4 C olive oil
1/4 C honey or maple syrup
1/2 t vanilla
1 C gluten free rolled oats
2/3 C brown rice flour, or your favorite flour
1/4 t baking soda
1/2 C unsweetened coconut
pinch of salt
1/2 C chocolate chips, I used the Enjoy Life Chocolate Chunks*
Preheat your oven to 350 F.
In a bowl mix all of the ingredients. Place on a cookie sheet and abke for 15 minutes. They are great straight out of the oven.
*The dairy free chocolate chunks are at Rosauer's Huckleberry Market
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Their waitress is gluten free and has helped build the menu and practices for safely serving gluten free food.
If you haven't tried them yet be sure to stop in!
They are open Tuesday through Saturday from 11am-10pm. Check out their Facebook page for more information.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
If you are interested in trying the CSA for the rest of the summer I have good news. The harvest this year is very promising so they are offering late summer 1/2 shares. You can start today for $220 or next week for $200. If you are interested contact Maleesha at firstname.lastname@example.org She can also be found at the pick up location at Right Now Technologies parking lot, they will be there until 4:00pm.
If you want to get the box above they are selling extras for $25 a pop.
Picture courtesy of Maleesha at Madison Meadowlark CSA.
Friday, July 29, 2011
The Cove is located at 11 3rd Ave West.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
This weeks pallet has:
If you want to give it a try you can find them at Right Now Technologies at 136 Enterprise Blvd in Bozeman. You will see the white truck with a blue canopy just south of the first building.
Friday, July 22, 2011
My girl on the other hand is a HUGE Tinkerbell fan. Who can blame her a cute little fairy that is a bit of a tomboy. The decorations on the cake were painted on with a glitter, clear vanilla extract, and pink food coloring mixture. The pictures don't quite do it justice.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The Smiling Moose Deli is located at 2631 West Main in Bozeman and they can be reached at 406-585-2922.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Fresh strawberries, cut in half (about 16oz)
Black pepper, freshly ground to taste
The balsamic glaze I use is from Olivelle. It's great on steak and with my grilled polenta w/ bruschetta recipe.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Strawhat Pizza in Billings offers a gluten free crust. I don't have any details on their practices to avoid cross contamination so be sure to check with them if you try their pizza. They are located at 1005 Shiloh Crossing Blvd and can be reached at 406-652-9800.
If you are in Billings, or can be in Billings, on July 16th Dr. Alessio Fasano will be presenting a talk on Celiac Disease. He is the Director of Celiac Research with the University of Maryland. The talk will be from 11:30-2:00 at the Billings Clinic Hospital in the Mary Alice Fortin Conference Center. I have a birthday party for my girl at that time so I won't be able to make it, wish I could!
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The new gluten free Rice Krispies are now on shelves, I found a box at Lee & Dad's and picked it up interested to see if they had also removed the HFCS and they had! I haven't tried them yet but if it's something you miss be sure to grab a box and make sure it state gluten free on it because the original Rice Krispies are also on the shelf.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
They are too good but you have got to try them. The cookies are soft and chewy while the filling is creamed perfection. Give these gingersnap sandwiches a try but don't blame me for the results on the scale.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Adapted from Allrecipes
1 C shortening
1 1/2 C brown sugar, packed
3 C GF flour*
1 t xanthan gum
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1 1/2 C diced rhubarb
1/2 C shredded coconut
Preheat your oven to 350 F.
In a mixing bowl cream together the shortening and brown sugar. Add the eggs beating well. In a seperate bowl sift together the flour, xanthan gum, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture.
Add the rhubarb and coconut and mix well. On a greased baking sheet scoop the dough about 2 inches apart and bake for 10 minutes or until the edges are starting to brown. Allow to cool for a couple minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
*For the flour I used Jill's mix at Hey That Tastes Good. 1 C white rice flour, 1 C brown rice flour, 1/3 C tapioca starch, 2/3 C potato starch.
You can stop right here and enjoy these delicious cookies after they've cooled or you can take it one step further and frost these babies.
Cream Cheese Frosting
3 oz cream cheese, use Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese if you're DF
1 T butter, use Earth Balance if you're DF
3 t vanilla extract
1 1/2 C powdered sugar
1 drop red food coloring
In a bowl beat the cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and food coloring. Slowly add the powdered sugar and mix until smooth. Spread on top of the cookies and enjoy!
Again with the spacing issues! What is wrong wigh Blogger?
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The Dock is located at 806 7th Avenue in Bozeman.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The following items are gluten free:
Hummus (without pita & with extra vegetables)
Bab ganoush (without pita)
Falafel (note that these are fried in oil that also fried gluten items so not safe on my list)
Chicken Shish Tawook Plate
The paper menu at the restaurant has the GF items designated so that will help with ordering. The menu looks delicious so let me know if you've eaten there before I get a chance to try it out.
Monday, May 2, 2011
Buffalo Bump Pizza located at Four Corner's near Bozeman now offers a GF crust and soy cheese for those that can't do dairy. I haven't talked with them about practices to avoid cross contamination but I did sample the pizza at a friend's house the other week and it was really good. They are located at 28901 Norris Rd.
In Missoula The Mustard Seed Asian Cafe now offers a gluten free menu. I have no idea how much it offers or how careful they are with cross contamination but I wanted to share the news. If you have a chance to try them or talk to them please share any information. They are located in the Southgate Mall.
Another Missoula gem is Bernice's Bakery that will do gluten free if you call ahead. I'm not sure what they offer or how much notice you need to give them so again if you have more information please share!
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Here's the link.
You can sign up for their e-mail updates to get notifications on their latest coupons. I figure with how pricey the gluten free lifestyle can be it's worth saving a few bucks here and there.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
1 t vanilla extract
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
We started with the Hummus Plate (sorry no picture) that was easily made GF by substituting their pita bread with their toasted home made bread. I was a little nervous about how good the bread would be but there was no need for that because it was delicious.
For my main meal I had the Wild Mushroom and Asparagus Polenta with Shrimp and it was fantastic. There wasn't a bit left on my plate.
For dessert my friend and I split the Raspberry Chocolate Mousse. Not only was it beautiful but it was so yummy. I could barely move when we left the restaurant.
Starky's is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Saturday, along with a Sunday brunch. They also offer catering and have Red Bridge GF beer available. You can find them next to the parking garage downtown at 24 N. Tracy Ave.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Hubby is a meat lover and opted for the Rouse St. pizza. He had to get it cheese free because he can't do the dairy but he still enjoyed his pizza.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
We can now find these locally at World Market. Nicole found these and sent me the picture below and said they are located toward the back of the store. There was only one GF option available so beware that not all of them are safe.
I'm not sure my boy would be excited about the hummus part but my girl would love it!
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Of course I have to share the picture of us with Ree, she thought we were sisters and it didn't surprise me since I get that all the time with Shannon (on the right). I'm in the salmon colored jacket and I actually look tall in this picture, must be the heels.
For our dinner before this event we went to Romano's Macaroni Grill. I asked for the GF menu which was just a piece of paper listing my options under each category but at least it was something. Most of the options are safe without certain parts of the dish and I opted for the Jumbo Shrimp Spiedini without the vegetables so I opted for the grilled asparagus since it was under the safe sides list. The vegetables aren't safe because it looks like they have panko bread crumbs mixed in with them, I'm not sure why. So my dish arrived and it tasted great but I have to say I was disappointed that there were only 6 asparagus spears next to my shrimp. It was the type of plate where you look down and "Where's the rest of it?" pops into mind. At least I wasn't glutened and didn't go hungry.
Monday, March 14, 2011
The event is free and you can arrive early to purchase food and drinks.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Not only is the fresh produce fantastic but I really enjoy supporting local business. If you are interested in finding out more about CSA's and what is available in your area check out LocalHarvest. You'll see we have a few options for CSA's in the Bozeman area including a yarn CSA. They also list farms that you can purchase local meat through. Some require a 1/4 or 1/2 minimum purchase of the beef, buffalo, or pork and some will sell individual cuts.
I'm now going to keep dreaming about fresh local produce, warm weather, and how I want to lay out my garden this year. Anyone else starting some seeds soon?
Monday, March 7, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
After eating these first three treats I had to give myself a break with sweets and put the Raspberry Roll in the freezer for safe keeping. My parents were up for the next weekend so I thawed this bad boy and was impressed with how well it froze, great for buying a few treats and then freezing them for later. I think this was Hubby's favorite he loved the lemon hint in the cake and commented on how moist it was. It was gone within the night.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Another sneaky gluten containing ingredient can be millet. Of course it's a naturally gluten free grain but according to an article in the September Gluten-Free Living magazine millet flour was found to have high (in the 300 ppm range) levels of gluten in packages that were not labeled gluten free. They believe this may be due to cross contamination from crop rotation of millet with winter wheat. So if you use millet flour be sure it states gluten free on the packaging.
Friday, February 25, 2011
First off is Audrey's Pizza Oven which now offers gluten free crust. It's not listed on the online menu yet but Nicole saw a sign in their window and I gave them a call. The crust comes prepackaged on a metal tray so it doesn't touch any surfaces. They also said they use clean utensils so it should be safe.
Great Harvest Bread Company now makes gluten free bread. I don't know what the availability and variety are like. Please note on their web page they state gluten "free" (that can scare a person a bit) and give the warning "Please note that we are a whole wheat bakery, therefore; this product is not recommended for customers with the serious autoimmune disorder, Celiac Disease, as it may contain trace amounts of whole wheat flour". This could be a legal cover their rear thing but it's something to be cautious about. If you do want to give them a try they make the bread on Tuesdays.
Last we have the Homepage Cafe that offers gluten free bread for their sandwiches.
If you have concerns about cross contamination, etc. please be sure to check with them at the time to see what their practices are. And if you happen to indulge at any of these places let me know how it goes.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Vera Fare makes cutsom gluten free cakes and baked goods. This would be a great option for and GF birthday's that need cake.
Sola Cafe now has an online gluten free menu. They also offer gluten free cakes for order and when they make pasta soup you can get it GF because they leave the pasta on the side.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Sam & Louie's New York Style Pizzeria has a gluten free menu offering salads, specialty and make your own pizzas. They are located at 1595 Grand Avenue in the West Park Plaza Mall and you can contact them at 406-281-8333.
If you've enjoyed their GF pizza please let me know what you think.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Gluten Free/Dairy Free Bacon Potato Soup
Adapted from AllRecipes
1 package of bacon
1/2 chopped onion
1 C chopped carrots
2 celery stalks
4 garlic cloves, chopped
4 C GF chicken broth
4 C potatoes, cubed
1/8 t cayenne pepper
1/2 C DF cheese, I used Daiya
Salt to taste
In a dutch oven or saucepan cook the bacon until crisp. Remove and drain on paper towels. Add the onion, carrots, celery, and garlic to the bacon grease and saute until the onion is soft.
Add the chicken broth, potatoes, and pepper. Bring to a boil and scrape up the bits of brown from the bottom of the pan. Cover and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.
Add the cheese and heat until melted but not to boiling. Chop the bacon and add to the soup then season with additional salt if needed.
We served some beer bread along side and it was the perfect meal for a cold day.
To see where Daiya cheese is sold check out this product locator.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
You can get growlers at the Brewery in Livingston or at the Dock located at 806 Nth 7th Ave in Bozeman. Bottoms up!