Saturday, June 25, 2011

Local GF Resources

My sister had me jot down some GF notes for someone she recently met who was new(ish) to the Celiac world. I figured I'd share it here too:

Places with gluten free menus in the Sugar Land/ Houston area:

Pei Wei- ask for it at the restaurant
PF Changs- at the restaurant
Souper Salad- online
BJs Brewhouse- at the restaurant
Chick fil A- online- last time I checked they used a dedicated fryer for fries
Wendy’s- online
Outback Steakhouse- at the restaurant- they even have a chocolate cake
Chili’s- online
Pepperoni’s makes GF pizza
Russo’s NY Pizzeria at the Galleria location makes GF pizza
Cheesecake factory- I haven’t seen an official gf menu, but they were pretty helpful and knowledgeable when I ate there
Jason’s Deli- have an allergen menu and the last time I was there they offered GF bread- AND deliver!
Sprinkles in the Galleria sells a GF red velvet cupcake
Paciugo- used to get gelato from there all the time- they have GF status on the back of the cards that display the flavor- just ask
Bucca di Beppo- the last time I was there, there was no GF menu, but apparently now there is.
Grocery stores with large GF selections:
Whole Foods
Kroger on Sweetwater
HEB on Hwy 6 @ Austin Pkwy

Udi’s is the best bread I’ve come across. Not perfect, but not as terrible as some that I’ve tried. Schar also makes decent rolls.
The Glutino pretzels and crackers are good
The Betty Crocker mixes are fantastic
There’s a gluten free bakery off I-10-
Also one up north- Mary’s-

Not an all-inclusive list, but it's a nice start.

I didn't realize how many places have gotten gluten-savvy in recent years until I started to list them. Definitely an upside to the recent celebrity gluten free trend!

Did I miss anything?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Baker's Challenge Giveaway Winner

The winner of the GF prize pack giveaway (by Betty Crocker and myblogspark) is


Enjoy the goodies, and for all those interested, the GF Baker's Challenge is open for entries for another week or so.

(I like the guy at the end, haha)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Gluten Free Baker's Challenge & Giveaway

So. Myblogspark alerted me that Betty Crocker is having a gluten free baker's challenge. I've heard of the regular baker's challenges, but the gluten free one is new to me!

You just submit your awesome GF recipe made using one of the Betty Crocker mixes by June 30th and get a chance to win a grand prize of $5,000, or receive a gluten free baking gift basket as one of 10 finalists.

Baking + a chance at cash or free stuff? Sounds good to me!

Also, even if you don't participate in the contest, you can get discounts on the gluten free Betty Crocker mixes when you visit the gluten free online store  at

Aaannnddd, to sweeten things up a bit and maybe help us get jump-started on our entries, Betty Crocker (via Myblogspark) is offering a GF prize pack! Yay!

Oh, the possibilities.

To enter the giveaway, spread the word about the Gluten Freely's 20% off sale going on through June, and also leave a comment- I'd love to know which GF mix is your favorite. You have through June 17th to enter!

Personally, I love the yellow cake mix. I even used it for my sister's wedding cake and everyone loved it, no one knew it was gluten free. Heck yes. I can't wait to play with it and create something worthy of the grand prize. And also, get to eat it, haha.