What is this?

Chopped Honey Crisp apples
Shredded coconut
Vannilla Greek* yogurt
Local bee pollen
Manchester terrier ear

* If you have never had Greek style yogurt put it on top of your list of things
to try – so incredibly thick and rich and delicious for yee and all yee Federation cohorts.


GFCF *TopPriority*

Icecream Cookie Sandwiches that taste and keep their texture better than any GB (gluten besotted) icecream sang•whitch ….

Unrelentingly fascinating packaging which after you have finished transfering the contents of said package to your stomach and perhaps a lucky comrad (or even a Normal, as these are dramatically tastey treats than everyone will enjoy) you can use to transport messages to your banks’ pneumatic tube messaging system for withdrawal of the five or six dollars per 4 ‘wich container of said truly delicious frozen confections.

You could also find your stovepipe hat and/or lace up your corset and pop down to the tube and go straight away to Whole Foods to find a fulsome crate of these wonderments.

Jimmy My Ice Cream

That’s what they call sprinkles or chocolatey topping bits around the Boston area and other parts of New England: Jimmies.

You can’t count on all Jimmies being GF, I have come across ones that use wheat as an ingredient.

Though I have heard more than a few people say the Jimmies are made of wax, I have never seen one that actually contained wax…

These ones are made in Germany. I paid something crazy like $2.10 at a local supermarket’s “health” aisle for an ounce. Thats about enough for a couple of dishes of ice cream, where I come from…

Their consistency is a bit “crunchier” than your average jimmy, found at your average ice cream parlor. They have more of a cocoa taste than other jimmies. And as far as size goes these jimmies are quite thin but a few millimeters up from a dimension that I would regard as hairy (and yes I have had hairy jimmies (they don’t tickle a bit) and they are quite appealing as they melt as opposed to crunch or squish as do some of the too big jimmies).

I want Ice Cream, now.

Pad Thai Life

Pad Thai is the most delicious “anytime” food. I can, will and do it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you have never had it it is like you have never been awake for the sunrise, or something. Traditionally served in the West you can count on it containing rice noodle, egg, peanuts and a melody of other ingredients sounding often like scallion/onion, chili paste, oil and perhaps tofu. Chicken and shrimp are common ingredients but vegetarian is also great. It is best with fresh springy bean sprouts not of the green kind.

There is at least one frozen GF Pad Thai on the market made by Tandoor Chef. The box looks similar to the right but it actually is marked as gluten-free and I agree after having consumed manyMany boxes over the years.

Of course Pad Thai is best made fresh. Good luck on making it as I believe their is a secret potion/incantation or club you have to belong to to make it well…

You’ll find it at any Thai restaurant and I can’t recall once having ordered Pad Thai and found it disagreeable as far as being GF. Your mileage will vary. I find that fresh lime really heightens the dish…

Oh ya. If you are going to a Thai restaurant ask for mango and sticky rice for dessert. Oh my. If they know what you are talking about and the mango is in season and they know how to make it with coconut milk…. Wow. What a great dessert/meal…

HolyCud: Food Exploration and Childhood Imprinting…

Here is a great article  not just for parents and not just about mistakes, as the title and tilt may lead you to believe…. It has really great advice and grounded ways of navigating the GF eating world too.

Think of your GF trip as though you are the kids they talk about in the article and then maybe you can rejigger your GF path into something more diverse….Anyway that is what I try and do…. The GF Food constellation is for exploring…

Trader Joe’s Has GF Cargo

A couple of days ago I posted about Trader’s GF pancakes but maybe you are not familiar with Trader Joe’s? There are a number of locations in my neck of the woods. You may have to take a drive to one near you but it would be worth it if you are looking for lots of GF frozen and other foods. We regularly by lots of their stuff and toss it in the Federation deep freeze…

Here is their map of locations and such.

And here be their extensive list of No Gluten Product.

8te: Trader Joe’s Pancakes

I enjoy these Gluten Free frozen pancakes a lot. I could eat them by the box load. It seems others enjoy too as it is hard to get a hold of ’em. They seem to sell out tre quick.

Right, I find that the best way to cook em is zap em for the recommended amount then put them in the toaster oven thing. They are real fleshy out of the mic. so there isn’t much chance of ’em standing up in a vertical toaster…