Review of Papa Murphy’s

A friend of mine told me that Papa Murphy( a chain of we make- you bake pizzas) recently told me that they had gluten free options. On a lark, without doing any further research, I decided to check it out. There was no one in the store, save a single employee at the pizza assembly […]

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Olive Garden’s Gluten Free Menu

I was given a gift certificate to Olive Garden for my birthday. My initial knee-jerk was, ‘ regift it, pass it on. There’s nothing there for me.’ However, I checked out their website where they were trumpeting the new availability of gluten free pasta, shown with multiple pictures of various pasta dishes in the background. […]

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Gluten Makes Me Sick

The exact diagnosis is irrelevant. The symptoms can be severe. It’s not all in my head. It’s not some eating trend of the year; at least not for me. However, those who choose to drop gluten by choice push the market to offer more choices for me. It makes life a little more complicated; but […]

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Dating and Gluten Free

When you start dating, you often eat out. You expose each other to favorites, go exploring new places and restaurants. This gets a little more complicated when you are forced to be gluten free. If one of the new couple can’t have gluten, the other person looses choice. Lee-bear has proclaimed that I choose all […]

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What I Miss about Gluten

The biggest thing I miss about gluten is the ease of eating. Gluten is in everything – not just bread products. Many prepared foods have gluten in it as a thickener, and most sauces do as well. I can’t just run into the kitchen and make a sandwich. I can’t just grab a can and […]

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Cheddar’s Scratch Restaurant

A recent visit to Cheddar’s revealed a new change to their menu – a gluten free version. It’s small, presented on a menu 1/4 the size of the regular menu, but you only need one meal-right? Basically, it is a breakdown of what is gluten free off their regular, or what to request so that […]

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Eating out with a gluten sensitivity can be difficult, but not impossible. Here’s a bit of a review of our latest meal at IHOP during our must recent birthday adventure. (I’ll post more about that in a different post) IHOP – even the name sounds problematic. I might as well read it as International House […]

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