It's a three layer gluten-free and dairy-free cake. I just had a nibble and it's... not awful, but not tasty either. It has a lovely texture, but I need to add flavour and sweetness to counteract the overwhelming heavy dark cocoa taste. [more inside]
Hi fabulous mefites familiar with Philly! Work is sending me to your lovely city for a week. I will have some time do do things, and could also use advice about food and tea. I am a special snowflake traveler. [more inside]
Surely I can get good gluten-free, dairy-free cake in San Francisco. Where is it? [more inside]
Can you suggest a Washington DC restaurant for us? [more inside]
I have volunteered to bring a vegetable tray to my in-laws' holiday gathering this weekend, and I'd like to take along a few dips for the veggies beyond the usual suspects. I also have some constraints, detailed within... [more inside]
I'm going camping for a few days, yay! We're splitting cooking duties with another couple going, but they're celiac and lactose intolerant. How do we feed them? Added challenge: we don't have access to a cooler (that's not likely to change). I appreciate any ideas you have, MeFites!
I'm travelling to Russia at the end of the week for 5 nights, staying with friends of friends in Moscow. Finding things to eat for me is difficult at the best of times. My main restriction: Totally gluten-free diet (i.e. no wheat, rye, barley or oats), and no xanthan gum or similar (i.e. no gluten-free breads). Additional restrictions which I can bend at variable levels of digestive cost: No dairy; No onion or other alliums; Low fibre (no beans or coconut). [more inside]
I have a visitor coming in a few weeks who has celiac disease and can only eat gluten-free food. What are the best restaurants with gluten-free options? Is there a good place for a fancy meal? [more inside]
I'm wondering if anyone has tried making a gf orzo type thing by taking a bag of rotini or some type of other gf pastas and whacking it with a mallet into little pieces. Will they stick together? Will you get the same effect? Will it suck? Failing that, anyone have an Orzo substitute? White rice? Brown Rice? Forbidden Rice?
I live in a shared house with 6 people and a rotating crew of guests. I'm celiac and I get really sick even with minute exposure to gluten. Since I was diagnosed, my roommates and I have cordoned off an area of the kitchen for my use. I also have my own set of pans, which I keep in a lidded plastic bin. But I'm still not feeling 100% better. Because we have so many guests who might not see my "gluten-free" signage, and because my roommates sometimes bake with wheat flour (which can stay in the air 24 hours or so after baking), I feel like the best solution is to set up an affordable personal kitchen in my bedroom. [more inside]
One of us can't eat gluten or nightshades (peppers, tomatoes.) One of us is a vegetarian and doesn't eat seafood, and one will eat meat but not seafood. None of us care about cocktails or wine lists. What are some reasonably-priced (aim for under $40/person, will consider more), no-reservations, sit-down, casual/smart casual restaurants that we all might enjoy? Bonus points for a menu also excluding peanuts/peanut oil, extra super bonus points for Richmond/Sunset area.
Save us with suggestions for your favorite one-pot (or one-bake) meals! Bonus points for related recipe blogs! [more inside]
So, I need to do some vegan cooking, but there are extra limitations. Help me come up with some ideas for a fun Thanksgiving [more inside]
Can you recommend a particular recipe for a gluten, soy, dairy, artificial sweetener, and corn-free cake and pizza? [more inside]
Gluten-free and dairy-free breakfast option I can bring for breakfast potluck? Needs to be quick prep and either good cold or microwave-reheatable. Sweet or savory ideas welcome. [more inside]
I am Gluten Free, work in a small office, we all bring our lunch, but others' lunches make me sick! What do I do??? [more inside]
I have a recipe for gluten-free chocolate chip cookies that calls for rice flour, sweet rice flour and cornstarch. I can not find sweet rice flour at this late date. What is it for and what could I substitute? [more inside]
Looking for iconic British products, for a gift hamper. [more inside]
Gluten-free Thanksgiving. My youngest sister was diagnosed with Celiac disease at the beginning of this year. She will be coming home for Thanksgiving and I'd like to make some gluten-free dishes for our family pot-luck style dinner. The interweb is chock-full of gluten-free recipes, but I don't know which ones are good and which are just meh. Please share your favorite gluten-free Thanksgiving-y recipes! [more inside]
Food allergies have taken away my staples. Please help me eat! Gluten, dairy, and grain free (maybe Paleo) people, this means you. [more inside]
Pimp my pantry - Allergen free style. [more inside]
What should I include in a gluten-free pregnancy care package? [more inside]
Best vegan, gluten-free foods to dip into ranch? [more inside]
What delicious fillings can I use with gluten-free shortcrust pastry? I'm over the quiche/aka-egg-and-bacon-pie option. [more inside]
I was just diagnosed with celiac disease. Help me wade through the information overload and figure out how to construct a new diet. [more inside]
Where can two dozen people enjoy a good gluten-optional dinner in Pittsburgh? [more inside]
Need great gluten- and lactose-free cookbook [more inside]
Any suggestions for a nice meal to serve to dinner guests (four diners total) later this week? But there are catches... 1) We just bought our house, and don't have a stove yet; we have a Crock Pot, a toaster oven, and a microwave. So no meat browning or onion sauteing. 2) The meal must be wheat- and gluten-free. 3) No seafood. We've had pretty limited success with the slow-cooker... recipes sound delicious, but end up tasting like a whole lotta nothin.