Gluten Free Toasters

Do you own a strictly gluten free toaster?

What are your experiences owning one?

Do you have a toaster for gluten products and one for gluten free?

Did you even realize that a toaster can contaminate your food with gluten?

I ask these questions, because recently I bought some Van’s Gluten Free Waffles.  I took them out of the freezer anticipating popping them into a toaster, but realized I don’t own a toaster! hahaha.  I ended up cooking them in a skillet on the stove acheter cialis en ligne.

I don’t own a toaster for a few reasons:

  • I don’t eat a lot of bread products.
  • If I do have gluten free bread, I usually make something like a grilled cheese or breakfast sandwiches on the stove.
  • I don’t want it to get contaminated with gluten.
  • It would be so easy for a guest to pop a slice of regular bread in it and I would never know. 

How do you tackle this dilemma?

A Well Stocked Pantry is a Celiac’s Best Friend

When I was diagnosed about 4 years ago, the food choices weren’t very good. Most of the stuff was really expensive and tasted like either cardboard or packing peanuts. Thanks to government food labeling and much more awareness there’s a lot more selection now, but I still like to do my own cooking, that way you know what’s in there!!! (Story time: I was lied to by a waitress at PF Chang’s who HAS a GF menu and got REALLY sick. Trust no one, kids!!)

So to keep all of you from getting sabotaged by a waitress at PF Chang’s, here are my favorite things to keep in the kitchen:

My 3-cup Hello Kitty Rice cooker!! You don’t need anything fancy, or Hello Kitty, but it’s fun, easy, and you just throw the rice and water in there and forget about it. You can even put it in when you leave in the morning, set the timer and it’s ready when you come home!

At least 3 kinds of rice; white jasmine or sushi, brown basmati, and brown or wild sweet, just for variety, flavor etc. It’s a great base grain and stretches out meals. Brown rice is really tasty, too, so that helps.

Rice pasta. Enough said. The ones with added rice bran in the ingredients, like Tinkyada taste most like real pasta. Trader Joe’s is great, too. Can’t beat the price. Be careful with sauce ingredients, though! Read those labels!!

Canned beans, black, red, garbanzo, makes for a really easy meal. Throw some white beans on pasta with canned tomatoes, instant protein!

Goya Adobo Light seasoning. You can use it on everything, and it’s gluten free!! Still haven’t found a good sub for soy sauce, though.

The Cuisinart Convection Bread Maker actually has a Gluten Free bread setting. The only one out there with one. I’ve had it for about 3 years now, and it’s still going strong. Saved a lot of money with that machine!

Flour…lots of flour…I try and buy it at Asian markets like H-mart, it’s a lot cheaper than the health food stores. Usually I try and keep white and brown rice flour, potato starch, tapioca starch and sweet rice flour in the house at all times. I’ll have garbanzo or something else if I have a recipe that calls for it, like that yummy brownie from BabyCakes NYC, but I can usually get by with those 5, alone or in some mixture.

I hope this helps people out a bit.

 

Cheers!

 

Lindsay

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Gluten Free Bakeries! Map

Here is a map and list by state of the gluten free bakeries around the country, as of January, 2010. Please comment with a short review on the bakeries you have tried.   If you have any additions to the list, please comment about them, or email me.

There has to be more Gluten Free bakeries around the country!

National Chains:

Whole Foods Market *Call and check your location for specific days.

Breadsmith AZ, IL, MI, MN, MO, NJ, ND, OH, SC, SD, TX, WI

View Gluten Free Bakeries: Switch2GlutenFree.com in a larger map

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Alabama:

Alaska:

The Red Beet Palmer, AK

Arizona:

Gluten Free Country Store  Gilbert, AZ

Gluten-Free Creations Bakery Phoenix, AZ

New Frontiers Natural Market  Sedona, AZ

Short N’ Sweet Tempe, AZ

Arkansas:

California:

Amy Bakes Cupcakes Atascadero, CA

Azna Gluten Free Cameron Park, CA

The Sensitive Baker Culver City, CA

Julian Bakery La Jolla, CA

Aunti Gluten’s Bakery Livermore, CA

Babycakes Los Angeles, CA

Let Them Eat Cake Milpitas, CA

Mariposa Artisan-Crafted Gluten-Free Oakland, CA

Annette’s Gluten Free Bakery Pleasanton, CA

BabyCakes Baking Company Torrance, CA

Colorado:

Sweet Deliverance AKA Rheinlander Bakery Arvada, CO

Blue Ribbon Bakery Cedaredge, CO

Outside the Breadbox Colorado Springs, CO

Deby’s Bakery & Cafe Denver, CO

Connecticut:

Dee’s One Smart Cookie Glastonburry, CT

DePuma’s Gluten Free Pasta North Haven, CT

Delaware:

Florida:

Viitals Tampa, FL

Libery Bakery Oviedo, FL

Georgia:

Sally’s Bakery Sandy Springs, GA

Hawaii:

Idaho:

Illinois:

Swirlz Cupcakes Chicago, IL

Rose’s Bakery Evanston, IL

Gluten Free Cookie Passion Mundelein, IL

Indiana:

The Measuring Cup Fishers, IN

Iowa:

Kansas:

Olivia’s Oven Overland Park, KS

Kentucky:

Louisiana:

Truely Free Bakery & Deli Baton Rouge, LA

Maine:

Wildflowers Gluten-Free Market:  Brunswick, ME

Allergeena Gluten Free Bakery:  South Portland, ME

Maryland:

Massachusetts:

Michigan:

Sugar Kisses Bakery Berkley, MI

Coco Charlotte Grand Rapids, MI

It’s a Piece of Cake Kentwood, MI (Grand Rapids Area)

Minnesota:

Bittersweet Bakery Eagan, MN

Madwoman Gluten Free Bakeshop Minneapolis, MN

Cooqi Gluten-Free Delights St. Paul, MN

Mississippi:

Missouri:

Gluten Free Life Bakery Amity, MO

Andrea’s Fine Foods Chesterfield, MO (St. Louis Metro)

Beck’s Gluten Free Ellisville, MO

Free Range Cookies Ferguson, MO (St. Louis Metro)

My Gluten Free Bakery Jefferson City, MO

Kneaded Specialties Lee’s Summit, MO

Montana:

Nebraska:

Nevada:

New Hampshire:

New Jersey:

Miller’s Gluten Free Bread Co. Butler, NJ

Mr. Ritt’s Bakery Millville, NJ

New Mexico:

New York:

Jo-Sefs Gluten Free Brooklyn, NY

Shabtai Gourmet:  Far Rcokaway, NY

Sherry Lynn’s Gluten Free Latham, NY

Babycakes NYC New York City, NY

Donna Marie’s Gluten-Free Bakery Rochester, NY

North Carolina:

North Dakota:

Ohio:

Holiday Baking Co Worthington, OH

Tina’s Sweet Treats Franklin, OH

Oklahoma:

Oregon:

Living Earth Bakery Corvallis, OR

Tarte Eugene, OR

Gluten Free Goodies:  Medford, OR

Angelines Bakery Portland, OR

New Cascadia Traditional Portland, OR

Pennsylvania:

Sweet Christine’s Kennett Square, PA

Sweet Freedom Bakery Philadelphia, PA

Gluuteny Bakery Pittsburgh, PA

My Gluten Free Baker West Chester, PA

Rhode Island:

South Carolina:

South Dakota:

Tennessee:

A Bountiful Harvest Chattanooga, TN

Gluten Free Goodies Knoxville, TN

Texas:

Wild Wood Art Cafe Austin, TX

Sublime Bakery Forth Worth, TX

Little Aussie Bakery & Cafe San Antonio, TX

Utah:

Vermont:

West Meadow Farm Bakery Essex Junction, VT

Stowe Meadows Bakery Stowe, VT

Virginia:

Buzz Alexandria, VA

3 Fellers Bakery Goochland, VA

Washington:

Sunny Valley Wheat Free Kent, WA

8 Arms Bakery Olympia, WA

Giggles Gluten-Free Custom Bakery Pasco, WA

Washington D.C.:

West Virginia:

Wisconsin:

Silly Yak Bakery Madison, WI

Molly’s Gluten Free Bakery Pewaukee, WI

Wyoming: