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 Post subject: talk to me about the gluten-y-ness of my NYE menu
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:45 pm 
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we're supposed to be going to a friend's house for NYE and the friend eats gluten free. she's not a vegan or a veg but she is GF.
i dont think she has a serious allergy but i know she feels better eating GF. my point being she may cheat once in a while im not sure.

this is what im planning on bringing:

a bundt cake (totally full of glutens, i will tell her)

no queso quesadillas from Vegan Table:
ingredients:
hummus
tortillas (i bought corn tortillas are these GF?)
scallion
salsa

spinach-artichoke dip from Chloe's Kitchen

onion
garlic
crushed red pepper
spinach
soft tofu
lemon juice
basil
salt
pepper
canned artichoke hearts
nooch

that seems GF to me??? i also bought tortilla chips to eat it with but im guessing she has some sort of GF cracker thing.

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 Post subject: Re: talk to me about the gluten-y-ness of my NYE menu
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:11 pm 
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corn tortillas are perfect and corn chips are great with spinach artichoke dip! sounds pretty good!


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 Post subject: Re: talk to me about the gluten-y-ness of my NYE menu
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:39 pm 
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I'd make sure they are 100% corn tortillas. Being GF is like being vegan, store bought food has sneaky ingredients and you have to look at the labels to be certain.


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 Post subject: Re: talk to me about the gluten-y-ness of my NYE menu
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:52 pm 
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not all corn tortillas are gluten free, you'd just need to check the ingredients. To make them less dense, many add white flour to them.

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 Post subject: Re: talk to me about the gluten-y-ness of my NYE menu
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:34 pm 
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Omygosh, sorry, I didn't mean to mislead, I'm GF and I've never run across a corn tortilla with gluten ingredients yet! Those sneaky mustards!


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 Post subject: Re: talk to me about the gluten-y-ness of my NYE menu
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:38 pm 
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erynne936 wrote:
Omygosh, sorry, I didn't mean to mislead, I'm GF and I've never run across a corn tortilla with gluten ingredients yet! Those sneaky mustards!


I'm jealous. I'm not GF but I prefer corn tortillas that are just corn. They are actually hard to find for me. WFs has them as well Trader Joe's.

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 Post subject: Re: talk to me about the gluten-y-ness of my NYE menu
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these are the ingredients for the corn tortillas:

white corn masa flour
and then a whole bunch of big long words like "carboxymethyl cellulose"

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 Post subject: Re: talk to me about the gluten-y-ness of my NYE menu
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:56 pm 
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well, that one looks like it's probably safe:

http://celiac-disease.com/ingredients/#c


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 Post subject: Re: talk to me about the gluten-y-ness of my NYE menu
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LisaPunk - that's some gluten-free yumminess go'n on there. the corn tortillas sound just fine.

i know you said your friend doesn't have a serious allergy, but should you ever run into anyone who does, if/when using nooch a good measure is to make sure it's not from a bulk bin. sometimes they switch around the bulk bins without thoroughly cleaning them and the last bulk item in them could have been glutenous. totally not a big deal in this case, i just thought i'd mention it should you ever hook someone who's uber sensitive to gluten up with some eats.

i love that you're making some tasty gluten-free items to bring. you are the best!


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 Post subject: Re: talk to me about the gluten-y-ness of my NYE menu
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:07 am 
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my nooch is one of the shaky Red Star containers but ill keep that in mind in the future about the bulk bins.

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