Archive for October, 2010

Food Blog Mania

October 28, 2010

I’ve been doing much more reading of food blogs recently than writing my own. Unfortunately my new living situation isn’t lending itself well to cooking, but what I do have right now is an internet connection and my boyfriend’s kitchen on loan. Not to mention his patience and understanding (except for my alleged loud typing while we watch TV.  He has no patience for that, lemme tell ya). Keith understands as well as I do how important safely feeding my body and mind are, and has been more than generous by lending his kitchen to me, as long as he gets to taste whatever I am making 🙂

Today, his house had the smell of freshly baked bread wafting through it. Even with the windows open, the damp air seemed to cling to the smell instead of the other way around. It was heavenly, and I was (and am) so grateful that I can prepare food there! If you’ve never tried Bob’s Red Mill Homemade Wonderful Bread Mix, that is my go to. I am trying to save some money at the moment and baking my own bread is a great way to do that. At $7 per loaf, Whole Foods will not be getting any more of my bread  money until I am working full time again. Sorry, Whole Foods. Much love.

One thing that is helping my creative itch while my hands are figuratively tied in the kitchen is Foodgawker! Holy moly, how did I not know about this gem of a site before now? I think I’d run across it once or twice, but friends…if you love food porn as much as I do, this should be your first stop. It’s a great way to drool over new ideas and discover new bloggers who all love beautifully styled and well cooked food. I have found and linked several new blogs in the last few days, so check out the side menu and visit the others!  One of my new favorites is Tartelette. WOW. She has amazing gluten free recipes. I really do not notice that it is specifically gluten free, the food is gorgeous and unpretentious. I am just so impressed!  Yum. Check it out!

 

Triumph Gluten Free Dining Out Guide

October 24, 2010

I received an email recently from Triumph Dining about the release of their 5th edition dining out guide (my blog is a member of their affiliate program, to be up front with my audience :)). Keith’s mom Janet has the 4th edition and it has been really helpful to Keith and I in the past when trying to figure out where to eat out when we’re traveling or when we’re in a new part of town. These guides are seriously cool! They break down each state by area and town and list restaurants that have gluten free menus or are gluten free friendly. The entries also include notes from the restaurants about procedures and precautions to diners, ie “This restaurants grill is shared with gluten containing ingredients.”

I highly recommend this guide to anyone looking for new places to eat in their area, or for folks who travel a lot. It’s so much easier than trying to google on your smart phone at the airport!

The only downside to the guide is that of course, since it is a hard copy, it is instantly out of date or inaccurate to some degree as soon as it’s printed. Make sure you call restaurants ahead of time and check the facts in the guide before going in to enjoy a meal 🙂

Check out Triumph Dining through the ads on my blog to purchase the guide and check out their other great products like their dining out cards and their grocery guides. You’ll love how thorough they are! 🙂 Let me know what you all think once you’ve taken a look!