Gluten Free Foodies
Celebrate the foods that you can eat!
Just a few things to think about while enjoying this season's best of the NW ...
- Store unwashed cherries in a plastic bag in the refrigerator and wash just before eating.
- Keep the stems on the cherries to increase shelf life.
- Bing, Tieton and Chelan Cherries are all available right now. Bing should be available until mid August.
- Rainier Cherries are a cross between Bing and Van - sweet and tart yet creamy with a golden and blush hue. The Rainier Cherry was named after our Mt. Rainier. 20 brix (sweetness level) or more and no less than 17 these are the best naturally sweet Gluten Free candy you can find this summer. Make sure you get some for outdoor concerts, movies and a day at the beach!
- Did you know that cherries are naturally low fat, low carb, and are a high fiber super food? They taste so sweet while providing vitamin c, antioxidants (from the dark color) and micro nutrients. Cherries also provide an excellent source of melatonin which is a hormone to help us sleep. One cup of cherries is only 90 calories!
- Cherries have been proven to fight inflammation and help ease the pain of arthritis, gout and headaches from the abundance of antioxidants, isoqueritrin, queritrin and other compounds. In addition they help fight cancer and heart disease.
- NW Cherries account for two thirds of the nation's crop and ship to 62 countries which brings $600 million into the Northwest annually. Northwest Cherries are from WA, ID, UT, OR, MT.
What are you waiting for?
Go get your cherries .... and I will show you how to make some fun things to last all season long ...
I spent an amazing day yesterday with some fellow foodies in Yakima learning all about one of my absolute favorite foods - cherries!
So in honor of my mom and Yakima Cherries I made Gluten Free waffles with almonds and perfectly ripe Bing Cherries ... just a little bit of syrup and non-dairy earth balance butter ...
This is a first, albeit short posting, in a series all about the "Life of a Cherry" from Yakima, WA.
Happy Father's Day! and thanks Mom!
Wow! I think it is a better combo than what I remember and longed for ... little crunchy round pieces that keep their crunch until the very last bite. They have a very similar flavor to grape nuts, but no nuts. Perky's Crunchy Flax is made with sorghum, ground flax seed and sweetened with fruit juice and honey! I have tried it with various non-dairy alternatives like coconut milk, hemp milk and chocolate hazelnut milk - all very good ... but the combo with the yogurt is the perfect blend of creamy and crunchy!
So Delicious Yogurt is available in a variety of flavors including blueberry, my favorite, raspberry, vanilla and more. Look at the website for more info Turtle Mountain So Delicious.
Look for both products at your favorite Gluten Free Market or grocery store.
Light, fast and easy ... now I am ready for this sunny day but just had to quickly share this with you!
It is what I like to call "SoakFest" aka Folklife Festival in downtown Seattle. Nothing like being in a mosh pit in the rain for 3 days!
Look at it this way ... when the sun finally comes out and warms up it will be so worth it! Right?
Well, in the meantime I have an idea that will help ease the cold winter blues at the end of May ...
Gluten Free Pizza delivered to your door from Jet City Pizza.
I went to the newest location in Bremerton and picked up my own. I didn't realize that it is not a dine in location, so please plan to pick it up and eat elsewhere if you are like me and not in the delivery area. The delivery area is within 15 minutes of their 6 locations including Bremerton, Wedgewood, Newcastle, Meadowdale, Kenmore and Everett.
The pizza was actually really good! The crust is thin and crispy with a buttery herb flavor. The sauce is real Italian marinara. I usually get Italian Sausage and red onion on all of my pizzas to do a fair comparison. I must say that they do not put a ton of toppings on, so if you like a lot ask for double! (Not that light toppings is a bad thing, but it is good to know.) I went back a second time to see if there was a difference of my overall experience.
Hey ... I am so there for you and want to make sure I give you good info!
Guess what? the pizza was exactly the same! I think that is so great - every time you know what to expect ... right?
When you call in be sure to say Gluten Free Pizza first and then they will explain which toppings are good for GFF. The range is $15 -$25 for a medium to large pizza.
I think the price is reasonable, I spent around $17 for a 2 topping medium pizza.
Call 360 377 4488 for the Bremerton location.
1554 NE Fairgrounds Road, Suite 1B
Better yet tell them that
Lisa - Gluten Free Foodie sent you and get
$3 off your pizza!
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I had the pleasure to meet with Anthony's Restaurants this weekend, to sample their new Gluten Free menu. Anthony's has been serving the freshest seafood from the Pacific Northwest for 25 years. Anthony's offers a variety of "to go" eateries, casual dining and relaxed dinner houses with 19 locations throughout the Pacific Northwest. I have enjoyed many celebrations and lunches out with friends on the deck at Bell Street in the summer. Every meal was always the best ... meals pre-Gluten Free days and I was thrilled to go back.
It was like meeting an old friend again that you haven't seen in years. I really love the space at Bell Street because every table has a great view. Just walking in the doors, being greeted by all the staff, seeing the new Gluten Free menu made me feel welcome. I wanted to give everyone a big hug! I met with Assistant Dining Room Manager - Jake Wheeler to ask him about the menu. My first question was - What made Anthony's decide to offer a Gluten Free menu? The answer surprised me ... the tourists asked! I had to laugh because it really struck me that Anthony's is such an icon for dining in the Seattle area and yet the tourists asked. I am just happy that someone asked and that Anthony's responded. It is really nice to see a dedicated Gluten Free menu, that is colorful and includes Seafood Snacks, Sides, Entrees and Desserts. (It even looks like the other menus and it is laminated so it even feels real!)
The Entrees include - Barbecued Garlic Prawns with Cajun Spices, Bun Free Snake River Kobe Beef Burger, Wild Alaskan Silver Salmon with Yukon Mashed Potatoes and a Chop Chop Salad with Dungeness Crab, Bay Shrimp and Basil Vinaigrette. The perfect sweet finish - Anthony's Burnt Cream with a Crisp Caramel Top or Olympic Mountain Ice Cream or Sorbet in seasonal flavors.
The Bell Street Diner offers a lunch and dinner menu that is the same but with different portions. The upper Anthony's offers a Gluten Free Dinner menu that includes ... Australian Lobster Tail served with Butter, Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables ...
I should have gone for dinner ... next time!
Anthony's Gluten Free menu was created by their Executive Chef and they consulted with a nutritionist to select Gluten Free ingredients. Jake did say that they use various techniques like grilling the fish on a separate skillet that is away from other foods that may contain Gluten. Substitutions to the Gluten Free menu are not guaranteed. The Gluten Free menu has been offered for about 2 weeks and may not be available at all locations just yet. If you have a special occasion it is best to contact the location directly and ask them if they offer the Gluten Free menu. Menu selections may slightly vary according to locations and to seasons as well.
Go Gluten Free Foodies ... dine out at a real restaurant ...
Gluten Free at Anthony's Restaurants!
P.S. Kudos to the Staff at Anthony's Pier 66 & Bell Street Diner!
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