Jan brings Lectin Lock from Vitamin Research to our attention. It is designed to help reduce the reactivity of certain foods by neutralizing the indigestible lectins. We look forward to her feedback or the feedback of anyone else who has tried the product.
glutenwatchdog.com tests the levels of gluten in commercial products and posts those reports on their website that is accessible to their members. Membership is about $4.99 per month. The more members, the more products they will be able to afford to test.
I recommend that you check it out. Thanks to Lisa Kremer for this information.
I wrote a blog about the difference between celiac disease and non celiac gluten sensitivity for my OVitaminPro.com blog. You can read up on this at:
Celiac vs. Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity
As a follow-up look for the follow-up article:
Diagnosing Gluten Sensitivity and/or Celiac Disease
When we are in Reno, we are usually in the mood for PF Changs, but not always. Sometimes we would like a good alternative. We decided to check out BJ’s. We hadn’t eaten there in probably 18 months and they didn’t have a gluten free menu at that time.
This time was different. They had gone through their menu and worked up a gluten free version including salads, pizza and a couple of steaks. The waitress had a decent knowledge of the problem and the danger of cross contamination. We wondered about the pizza as the risk of contamination is huge. The waitress explained that the GF pizzas are put on a special pan to put into the oven. The pizzas are made in a separate area.
I went for the baked potato with the grilled chicken. Since I am also dairy free, I used the GF barbecue sauce on the potato. OK that’s not as good as cheese and butter but it was good though.
Mary did go for the pizza with GF pepperoni. It looked excellent and she finished up as a late breakfast snack.
Price was about half what we are used to paying at PF Changs so that helps.
Mary and I were on an unscheduled road trip from the Oregon coast back to Carson City. We were east of the Cascades in a lightly populated area and were thinking about trying to find something to eat. We saw a Subway in Oakridge and decided to investigate. We asked about gluten free and were pleasantly surprised at the knowledge of the counter person as she explained the steps they take to ensure that nothing is cross contaminated. They even had individually wrapped gluten free rolls. Mary went for the sandwich with the roll along with a gluten free brownie and I just made mine a salad.
All in all this was a very positive experience. I appreciate the effort that Subway has made to accommodate those of us with gluten free needs.
Amazon has several 4.5 to 5 star books about gluten and gluten cooking. This list is a decent place to start.
Eat Like a Dinosaur: Recipe & Guidebook for Gluten-free Kids
The Healthy Gluten-Free Life: 200 Delicious Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free and Egg-Free Recipes!
The Essential Gluten-Free Baking Guide Part 1
Defeat Wheat: Your Guide to Eliminating Gluten and Losing Weight by Brian Gansmann (Oct 14, 2011)
THE CAKE MIX DOCTOR BAKES GLUTEN FREE (HARDCOVER) by Anne Byrn (2010)
Gluten-Free Baking Classics by Annalise G. Roberts (Mar 1, 2009) – Kindle eBook
Mommy, What Is Celiac Disease?: A look at the sunny side of being a gluten-free kid by Katie Chalmers, Katie Chalmers and Katie Chalmers (Sep 3, 2010)
Living Gluten-Free For Dummies [Paperback] by Danna Korn (2010)
The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook [Paperback] by Elana Amsterdam (Author) (2009)
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