Saturday, May 19, 2012

Baked Ziti (with greek yogurt)

As usual, this dish started with something in my fridge that needed to be eaten before it spoiled.

I recently tried greek yogurt. I love that it has more protein than regular yogurt, but it's too sour-cream tasting to eat by itself. I found that if I mix it 50/50 with regular yoplait yogurt, the texture and taste are perfect.

Anyway, I'd been eating yogurt for a while and the kick was nearing its' end. To use up the rest of the container, I made baked ziti. I'd never made baked ziti, and it was delicious.

You need:

Cooked gluten free pasta, drained and still hot
equal amounts greek yogurt and pasta sauce
shredded mozzarella and parmesan cheese

Mix the pasta, yogurt, pasta sauce, and cheese and place it in a casserole dish. Sprinkle with more cheese. Broil until the cheese is melted.

Sprinkle with parsley. Easy peasy.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Dominos pizza fail

So you might have heard that Domino's pizza now offers a gluten free-ISH pizza.

My thoughts? I wouldn't eat it if you paid me.

Think about it: Cross contamination nightmare.

Then I did a little research, and I was right.
What pisses me off is that it's such a tease.

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness partnered with Domino's in this move, and I feel like they shouldn't have, for obvious reasons.

They follow the gluten free-ish crust announcement with a disclaimer, copied and pasted straight from the website: The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness supports the availability of Domino's Gluten Free Crust, but CANNOT recommend the pizza for customers with celiac disease. Customers with gluten sensitivities should exercise judgment in consuming this pizza.

What was the point of partnering with the foundation? Just to provide the disclaimer?
More importantly, why announce a gluten free crust, then advise your target market (Celiacs) not to eat it?

I don't know why they even bothered.

On a slightly positive note, at least they were forthcoming about it instead of trying to market a crust that was not truly gluten free. You can see some more info on their facebook page.

Oh, but I can see it now: head over to a party, and the means-well host says, "We got pizza, but I got the gluten free(ish) one from Domino's so you can eat it!"

Enter awkward situation.

Can I get an AMEN?

Or... would you eat it?