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The Final Countdown May 2, 2010

Filed under: The Final Countdown — glutenfreewes @ 11:58 am

Having very little to do with gluten-freeness, I am starting a new series on this blog to document my last 21 days at Wesleyan. I’m a bit sad I must admit.

Today it’s so bright and cheery outside, and hot and humid, which makes me slightly more happy to stay indoors and study.

Things that scare me: forgetting to get letters of recommendation, forgetting to thank people.

Things that help me: Dar Williams, the sun, clean laundry.

Gluten free piece of info for the day: there are now gluten free pretzels at weshop

with love.


Sorghum Flour!! February 8, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — glutenfreewes @ 4:11 pm

Is delicious!!!!!

Seriously, it is quite sweet, good stability in baked good in both the batter and the final cooked product:) I usually combine it with rice flour because rice flour is cheap.

Not available at weshop, yet…


New Weshop Pasta:) January 25, 2010

Filed under: Wes-friendly recipes — glutenfreewes @ 12:26 pm

Mmm Multigrain pasta.

I’ve always been a bigger fan of whole wheat pasta than white pasta, so this multigrain pasta seemed intriguing to me. Made of Rice, Quinoa, and Amaranth flours, it has a nice texture, didn’t fall apart, and has a bit of a sweet flavor, which I feel goes well with most pasta dishes.

Good job: De Boles Gluten Free Multi Grain Penne


Just thinking… November 4, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — glutenfreewes @ 9:10 pm

While my computer endlessly freezes and force quits applications, I’ve been sitting here thinking about campus food.

I realized recently that I was a whole (WHOLE) lot more paranoid last year, perhaps because that terrible feeling of sickness-because-I-just-ate-some-gluten was still clearly stuck in my memory. Now, it’s been awhile since I’ve eaten any noticeably sick-making amounts of gluten.

This is good.

However, lately I’ve noticed myself going to Usdan, grabbing some saucy meat or tofu stuff that seems to be just runny enough that it may have not been thickened with wheat flour, adding on some rice and on top of that some stir-fry sauce that doesn’t look like it contains soy sauce, and going on my happy way. ┬áThe problem is that any of these could contain gluten. Maybe there is soy sauce or wheat flour in the sauce!

I justify this by thinking that it’s only trace amounts and doesn’t make me sick, and I’ll be better the next day.

Then I remember that article I read during the summer about a man who “cheated” every once in awhile and ended up in the hospital getting a more-than-one-inch long whole in his intestine sewed up (well, the section removed and intestines sewed back together). Sounds like fun, eh? He “cheated” in big ways, like eating a piece of cake sometimes, but I know that when a body is allergic to gluten, it hurts the body every single time gluten enters it.


Every single time.


So Usdan. What shall I do?

Well, for starters I’m staying a way for a bit. But, I need to get off my ass and go ask them what contains wheat products and soy sauce (yes a wheat product but almost everyone doesn’t realize that it is…). Usdan will never be certifiably gluten-free (well, unless we campaign a lot!), but there are ways to be more conscientious of its dangers and generally safe products.


Paranoia here I come!!!




Oh the wonders of bread… September 24, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — glutenfreewes @ 10:04 pm

I am currently sitting in my living room eating bread.

No, savoring a warm slice of tender, moist, slightly chewy bread.

Tender, moist, slightly chewy gluten free bread that I bought frozen at WesShop.

Gluten free frozen bread from WesShop that has provided a heavenly-ly delicious base for a caramelized onion/fried egg and pepper jack cheese sandwich, bacon beef vodka sauce sloppy joes, and warm breakfast bread for the past 4 days.

Needless to say, I’m satisfied with this.

Food for Life Multi-Seed Rice Bread, I support you 100%.


(I put my loaf in the fridge so it thawed, and usually microwave a slice for 30 seconds so it’s warm and slightly more moist and chewy, and then if I want it to be toasty, well, i’d toast it except we don’t have a toaster, so I throw it in a greased skillet for a few seconds. Yum:)


Gluten-Free WesShop September 20, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — glutenfreewes @ 1:10 pm

I’m sure many of you have already noticed, but WesShop is now stocking:

Brown Rice Flour

Xanthum Gum

Biscuit/Pastry flour blend

All Purpose Flour Blend

Chocolate Cake mix

Quinoa Pasta

Various Sauces (Teryaki etc)

and Granola

…all Gluten Free!!! I’m sure there are a few more items that I haven’t yet spotted, so keep an eye out and buy them often so they continue to stock bountiful Gluten free items!


Gluten-free at WesShop!!! September 10, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — glutenfreewes @ 11:20 pm

YEAY! After meeting with the lovely Debbie at WesShop it was decided that they will now start stocking a substantially greater amount of gluten-free items!!

Among the goods will be:

Some type of Bread (Call Debbie if you have preferences!!)

Quinoa Pasta

Brown Rice Flour

Granola/Cereal of some sort

Cake mixes

More Cookies

They also informed me that we can order out of their giant catalog if we want/need things that are not easily marketable to the general student population!!

Look for it soon!