March 28, 2012 § Leave a comment
I have been so busy and every time I sit down to start this, something else pops up. You know how it is, right? I have some very exciting things (at least, I, think they are) to share with you!
First and foremost, I am a sushi lover. I haven’t been out for sushi in so long because unfortunately, none of my friends enjoy it! However, in planning a sushi night with an adventurous one of them, I realized gluten is highly prevalent in Asian foods. Soy sauce, for example, contains gluten. I found a gluten free soy sauce at our local Newark Natural Foods Store on Main Street and I also saw it recently at Trader Joes on 202. If you like sushi, don’t forget to take your own soy the next time you go out!
I’ve also been frequenting BJ’s here in Newark. It’s always been a go-to place for fresh fruits and vegetables, but since I turned GF, I go there more often because the produce is great and plenty! Of course, as you know, this lifestyle means more fruits and veggies than you know what to do with. I recently found that they carry my favorite gluten free chicken stock! I was so happy because at the local natural foods stores, they’re over $3.00 a piece. Quite honestly, I can’t remember the price at BJ’s but it’s a lot cheaper! Yet another thing you probably already know: GF is not cheap! Check it out if you haven’t. It’s a really flavorful stock and safe as can be.
I saved the best for last! I recently went to the Winehouse Stone Balloon on Main Street in Newark. I was a little nervous because it seemed very different from other places around here and I immediately wondered if they were going to look at me like I had two heads when I asked for the gluten free menu. They do not carry a GF menu but the staff was EXTREMELY knowledgeable and I ended up getting bacon wrapped dates (O.M.G. – a phrase I never use) and a pork chop topped with an apple jam that was OUT OF THIS WORLD. I savored every single bite and they paired it with a lovely vino too! Here’s the link to the site if you’re looking for a nice place to go that has upscale GF food!
And, I guess I fibbed – just one more thing. I know I’ve already posted this already, but Karina Allrich has so many fantastic recipes on her blog (Gluten Free Goddess). This one in particular is my all time favorite. I have posted before, as mentioned, but I made it last night and I’m just in awe of how delicious soups can be without many of the ingredients I’m so used to cooking with. Check her out too if you’re looking for some good and easy eats!
Chicken and Corn Chowder with Cilantro and Lime (highly recommend the garnish)
Let me know your thoughts if you decide to try any of these .
Until next time,
Your friend in the gluten free game,