Tuesday To Do List: what to buy, spy, and try! (or sometimes cry about)

Tuesday To Do List is my newest attempt at bringing you tidbits from the gluten-free world each week. This will continue until my mind-that-doesn’t-rest comes up with another way to entertain you guys. Cross your fingers I am back here next Tuesday with another list…


  • Go check out Elizabeth Barbone’s updated site: glutenfreebaking.com  She has been one of my go-to people since day one of my gluten free adventure and I still use her baking book every year at the holidays. Tip: there are some fun fair foods on her site that you should try before summer slips away!
  • You’re buying Lakefront’s New(er) Grist with Ginger, yes? Add a slice of orange or lemon for a treat.


  • I’m all about trying new super simple summer drinks to sip — try saying that five times fast after a few of these!


(Add Tito’s vodka to orange or lemon San Pellegrino)


  • Trying my hand at some canning this year — there seem to be two kinds of canning people: those who do it with ease and never break a sweat, and those who are terrified and usually skip it all together. 😉  (I’m somewhere in the middle, but finding my way!)


(dilly beans from Ball’s Complete Book of Home Preserving)


  • Gluten Free in Sioux Falls, SD: should you find yourself waaaaaaay over to the west… be sure to try Chevy’s in Sioux Falls. I somehow kidnapped celiac sista for a sisters’ night out and we celebrated with margaritas and mucho queso. They have a separate GF menu and will keep the chips and salsa coming!



  • I’ve been buying Califia Farms coconut-almond milk blend lately — have you tried it? I don’t drink milk by the glass, but I do like putting it into my iced coffee. Have also had it over cereal. I had tried their almond milk in the past and wasn’t a big fan, but something about the blend of both gives it good flavor. Next on my list is to try their Horchata!


(I call this “liquid sunshine” — cold brewed coffee, slightly sweet chai from Oregon Chai, and milk of choice. Just trust me on this one.)

  • My final hurrah of summer is a trip to the fair — have you been gluten free at the Minnesota State Fair? Do tell. I know the lovely Amy Leger from The Savvy Celiac joins forces with other area organizations to put together a list of treats to try. Let me know if you’ve been and what we should get our hands on first! (and I’ll put up this year’s list as soon as it goes live!)


And stay tuned… I had such a good experience being gluten free in Rochester, MN and I’ll tell you all about it soon!


*Wednesday Wishes*

This post has nothing to do with food. (Unless you count that tasty looking Crispin Cider in the photo – miss you, Crispin)

Sometimes I share things with you other than food. It’s rare, but it has happened before.

This post is about making wishes.

They’re not just for candle filled birthday cakes anymore, my friends.

So grab some of your besties.

Write them down, light them, watch them fly.

(But don’t start your hair on fire. No bueno.)

Flying Wish Paper is where it’s at.

My Wednesday Wishes

  • For you to join us for this month’s Gluten-Free Get Together at Cocina DeLeon in Brookfield. See the invite here.
  • For these legs of mine to carry me through week one of the Couch to 5k.
  • For you to help someone else’s wish come true and give what you can to Nella’s 2 for 2 Fund — read all about it here.
  • For the energy and motivation to stick to the Real Food pledge as long as I possibly can – it’s DAY 10 tomorrow!
  • For  articles about gluten-free living to stop using words like fad, trend, hype — I’m in this for the long haul.

What’s on your Wednesday wish list? 

Friday Photos: yes, we eat salad too.


Welcome to Friday Photos, a weekly feature here on Celiac in the City — you can read how it all started by clicking HERE.



I know it seems like the only thing we eat around here is whoopie pies, pumpkin spice cookies, and monster cookies… but there are a few other things we chow down on too.

Simple breakfasts. Like a bowl of Glutenfreeda oatmeal, with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.

Chicken chili with beans and quinoa pasta for lunch.

Simple salads for dinner.

Followed by full-of-flavor enchiladas from Cocina DeLeon in Brookfield. 

Sometimes we get adventurous — bear steaks at the farm.

So it’s not all sugar and desserts. (although it seems like it — and it’s fun to post about the baking and sweet treats!) We are just as happy with a fresh salad topped with a homemade vinaigrette.

Ok, and a Crispin cider. 

So what do YOU think? Are you tuning in for sweet treats… or do you prefer to see recipes for the everyday meals? Or a combo of both?

Food Should Taste Good chips are gluten free. And delicious. And I’m giving them away!

**UPDATE 10.28.10**

CONGRATS to Julie, Katie J. and Elizabeth! Please contact me at celiacinthecity@gmail.com to claim your prizes!


Each month for our Gluten Free Get Together events, we have tasty treats to try. Companies who are generous enough to send samples of their products for us to enjoy.

I had tried Food Should Taste Good chips a couple of times. The sweet potato and multigrain flavors. Loved ’em. Wanted others to try them out too.

When two boxes of product arrived, I was thrilled. Impressed. So grateful to Andrea for being so generous.

They were a hit at the event.

Ms. Kati here is a huge fan. She talks about them on her GF-Milwaukee page on Facebook often.

I can’t stop talking about them either.

Or stop eating them.

With Cedar’s hommus. The jalapeno have a little bite. Not too much. Just right.

Or with a little salsa from Cocina DeLeon. (we’re having our GF Get Together there tomorrow night, thanks Linda!)

Sometimes I eat them at my desk. (I won’t tell you how often.) This flavor is “The Works” my personal favorite. If Andrea had sent an entire box of just this flavor, I would have been fine with that. It’s like an everything bagel… with onion, garlic, caraway and poppy seeds and just a hint of sweet. Ridiculously good.

Are you hungry yet?

Good. Now it’s your turn to try some Food Should Taste Good treats!

They were kind enough to offer THREE goodie bags to giveaway. Perfect timing for my one year anniversary here on my blog!

To enter to win one of their cool canvas totes, full of fun prizes and chips, head over to the Food Should Taste Good website and check out all the flavors. Pick one you just have to try, and tell me about it. While you’re there, take a look around. Cool website huh? Sign up for their fan club and you get a coupon for $1 off.  They even give you recipes as accompaniments to your chips.

That’s it. (of course it would be swell if you showed them some gf-love and “like” them on Facebook too. they have a giveaway every week!)

Come back and leave a comment below with your flavor preference and you’re entered to win!

Then, stay tuned.

Three winners will be randomly selected on Thursday, October 28th at 9pm. (my brother’s birthday, H@ppy Birthd@y Jamie!)

Good luck!