Monday, October 20, 2008

I have created a monster...I think...

So I was in Trader Joes, about two weeks ago. And I mentioned to the manager that Trader Joes really needs to do something to showcase some of the gluten-free items they have hidden away, like the brown rice tortillas, which are with the regular tortillas, and I only found by accident. They have a lot of gluten-free stuff in the freezer section, also hidden. I did state that those two sections were what they really needed to focus on, even if they just made a little label that 'popped' that had the gluten-free G on it.

I walked (hobbled, actually, which is a whole other story), into Trader Joes on Friday, to be greeted by gluten-free signs in the canned foods and snack sections. Little blue and yellow signs, popping up all over.

Very nice, but still none in the frozen/refrigerated section. At least as of then.

But it still is nice to see.

Now if they;d just stop discontinuing my favorite gluten-free things..... And maybe making a few more things gluten-free. It is so frustrating to read through the ingredients and find that it has a speck of something that isn't safe (usually the soy sauce). So many things there are almost safe, but not quite...why not go the extra mile and make them safe?

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Sunflower surprises

So, you know there is a recipe for a peanut butter cookie out there that is gluten-free? Wonderful. Except for the fact that I really really dislike peanut butter. BLECH.

So I took the recipe and used sunflower seed butter instead. Yummy! Its just one egg, 1 cup of sunflower seed butter, one cup of brown sugar, a splash of vanilla, a 1/2 tsp of baking soda, and a 1/2 bag of chocolate chips.

Bake in a 350 oven.

This might even be safe for kids with nut allergies too!