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Scooooooby Doooooby Doo is Gluten Free!

GF Scooby Snacks

GF Scooby Snacks

Well, not real Scooby Snacks…these are edible for humans!  Like many fruit snacks, these Scooby Doo fruit snacks from Betty Crocker are gluten-free.  We found them at a BJs Warehouse store, so we purchased a box of about 1 million.  In all seriousness, we do like being able to go and buy in bulk, with the ‘gluten-free’ term right on the box.  As we know Betty Crocker already turned out a series of GF cake mixes, I can only wonder if we will see more gf things coming from them!

Gluten Free at Z Pizza

Z Pizza and their GF Crust

Z Pizza and their GF Crust

At the two Raleigh area Z Pizza restaurants, N. Raleigh near Kohl’s and Cary (Raleigh Cel Kids Google Map), you can order a variety of pizzas with fresh ingredients.  Their history discusses their desire to provide pizzas that were healthier, more creative, and fresher than many of the chains.  Now those on a gluten free diet can enjoy their pizzas as well.

We first heard of Z Pizza’s gluten free crusts about a year ago.  Right away, we were quite excited.  The girls like the frozen crusts from the supermarkets, but nothing beats getting a hot, fresh pizza out of the oven in a restaurant.  On our first visit, we went to the N. Raleigh location.  My wife and I tried a regular pizza, wheat based, and the girls had a plain cheese gluten free.  We all tasted the gluten free, and I can happily report that the crust tasted like a pizza crust.  It had a hint of the sweetness we are used to, similar to a sugar cookie crust, but not overwhelming like some of the other crusts we tried.  The crusts themselves are a frozen crust that they heat up, but do not make at the locations.  My thoughts on this is to prevent any contamination, which works for me!  The girls definitely like getting their own box of pizza, and it does taste good with the melted cheese and sauce.

A great time to sample a Z-Pizza is Mondays.  On Monday, when you buy one pizza of any type, you save half price on the second one.  While the gluten free crusts do cost more, getting one half off definitely does save you.  For the girls, we like to buy some pizzas and save them for when there is a pizza day at school or they have a birthday pizza party coming up.  Definitely great to buy pizza at a restaurant!

Be GF With Your iPhone…

Is That Gluten Free iPhone App

Is That Gluten Free iPhone App

Well, we knew it would only be a matter of time.  Someone developed an app for the iPhone that:

is designed for those with gluten sensitivities, Celiac’s Disease or anyone wanting more information on gluten-free products or leading a gluten free lifestyle.

You can find more information and download this app (for a cost) at:

http://www.midlifecrisisapps.com/Midlife_Crisis_Apps/Is_That_Gluten_Free.html

As always, use this tool with caution.  If ever in doubt about the gluten in a product, it is best to contact the manufacturer directly.

Now, I hope one for my Blackberry isn’t far behind…

those with gluten sensitivities, Celiac’s Disease or anyone wanting more information on gluten-free products or leading a gluten free lifestyle.

A Fishy Meal…

Ian's Fish Sticks

Ian's Fish Sticks

Fishy in a good way, of course!  One of the things I remember from my childhood were the frozen fish sticks served at least once a week in our house.  Fish sticks and fries…those were the days.  Unfortunately, since they are breaded in wheat flour, we do not serve them to our girls.  Until my wife recently found Ian’s Gluten Free Fish Sticks at Earth Fare in Brier Creek.  What is even more amazing–BOTH our girls like them!  One word of caution–they sell these along with non GF fish sticks.  We tried both, and cooked them on the same cookie sheet, with an aluminum foil bridge protecting the GF ones.  In the future, we will purchase the Ian’s for the girls and just some Gortons/Mrs. Pauls for us, as these are a little pricy.  Cook up some Ore Ida crinkle fries, and an old-fashioned meal for all!

Delight–Gluten Free Magazine

Delight Gluten-Free Magazine

Delight Gluten-Free Magazine

Thanks to Pat Berger for sharing a gluten-free magazine all can subscribe to.  Delight, a paper magazine, contains recipes, information, news, and more.  The publishing editor is a fellow Celiac, so we can rest assured the recipes will include safe ingredients.  She also enlists a panel of doctors as her advisory board.

Subscriptions begin at $14.00 for a year subscription, really not too bad for bi-monthly periodical.  You can also now go to the website, http://www.delightgfmagazine.com/, to purchase back orders.  Great to see gluten-free living from the pages of a shiny, full-color magazine!