Following a gluten-free diet can be a challenge, especially when trying to maintain a healthy and balanced intake of nutrients. However, with the right approach, it is possible to make a delicious and nutritious diet that meets all your needs. In this article, we’ll explore some tips and tricks to help you create a viable and tasty gluten-free diet.
Growing up in a Greek/Irish household, I had my fair share of both the Mediterranean diet, and a hearty amount of meat and potatoes. 🙂
With the Greek side, something I grew up to love were the Greek cookies. These included two types of cookies specifically:
- Koulourakia Greek Easter Cookies (also called Greek Braided Cookies)
- Kourabiedes Greek Butter Cookies with Powdered Sugar
My Yia-Yia (grandmother in Greek), used to make them for us at every holiday, not just Easter. And they are oh so good. Now that we’re all older, things have changed.
My Yia-Yia can’t really do much baking anymore, and we can’t use the same recipe anymore, because now I have a gluten allergy! But that didn’t stop my aunt from adapting this recipe for people like me. I can’t express how special that is to me. I’m really excited to share this new gluten free recipe my aunt crafted, to help me keep enjoying my Greek Butter Cookies!
Heads up: due to challenges with different gluten free flours and textures, this recipe has been adapted a bit for taste. This recipe could be considered somewhat of a combination of Koulourakia and Kourabiedes because we combine some of the flavors and techniques. If you want to go one direction with it, you definitely can. We’ll have helpful tips and warnings below for how to avoid overly dry cookies, dough, etc.
Cow Tales are a relatively popular candy product that are made of caramel and cream. Fortunately, they are not made from real cows’ tails! However; they are known by many caramel lovers as a great candy and treat.
The original caramel cow tales date back to 1984, when they were invented by Goetze’s Candy Company. Today, they are made from the same secret family recipe that was used to make Goetze’s Original Caramel Creams, also known as Bulls-Eyes.
Let’s find out if this longtime popular sweet contains any wheat or gluten ingredients . . .
White Castle is a popular fast-food chain known for their sliders. You may have seen this chain before in the famous movie, ‘Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle‘.
The restaurant chain has 370+ locations across the United States with the most in the midwest. The company started back in 1921 in Kansas and is considered the world’s first fast-food hamburger chain.
Let’s find out what kind of gluten free options this classic slider fast-food chain has!
When it comes to finding gluten free restaurants, Find Me Gluten Free is probably the single best platform on the internet.
Depending on how long you’ve been gluten free, and where you are located, you will probably have already heard about the company, but if you haven’t.
Find Me Gluten Free is a directory of restaurants/reviews to help you find the best gluten free restaurants near you. It’s very much like a Yelp or TripAdvisor type platform, but specifically focused on gluten free options and finding chains, restaurants, etc. that accommodate for people who are gluten free.
Now, they have announced a Google Chrome Browser Extension so you can see reviews about restaurants, right on their website!
This new foray into the alcoholic beverage from SunnyD is causing quite the stir, attracting a lot of articles from food media. And the products are already starting to hit the shelves.
Let’s find out if this fun new alcoholic drink from SunnyD contains any wheat or gluten ingredients . . .
For the millions of people in the world with IBS and/or other various gut health issues, it can be hard to find safe and healthy solutions. Things that can aid in your pain.
Personally struggling with my own gluten allergy and the bloating/stomach pains over the years, I feel like I have tried everything.
In an effort to help others like me, I am going to be highlighting a few solutions that have helped me to feel better over the years. To start, I want to talk about activated charcoal. A powerful, sometimes overlooked supplement, used to help remove toxins from the body in various ways.
Wawa is a convenience store and gas station chain that originally started as a food market for mainly dairy products in Pennsylvania.
The first Wawa opened in Folsom, PA in April of 1964. Since then, the chain has exploded into over 950 locations throughout the United States, primarily in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia.
Wawa offers a wide range of prepared foods, hot food you can order, drinks, slushes, hot coffee, and so much more. Let’s find out what kind of gluten free options this convenience store and gas station chain has!
Bertucci’s is an Italian restaurant chain based in the United States that offers dine-in, take-out, and delivery. They offer pizza, pasta, salads, entrees, chicken wings, beverages, alcohol, and more.
Bertucci’s was founded by Joey Crugnale in Davis Square, Somerville, Massachusetts, in 1981. Since then, the Bertucci’s chain has expanded to almost 50 locations in the New England and Northeast area, including restaurants in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvani, Rhode Island, and Virginia.
Let’s find out what kind of gluten free options this Italian restaurant chain has!
Related: Olive Garden Gluten Free Menu
Tasty Burger is a popular burger chain in the Boston area of Massachusetts in the United States. They are known for their burgers, sides, and milk shakes. Read more about the story of how Tasty Burger started:
Founded by a group of chef friends who dreamed of opening a burger joint, Tasty Burger opened its first location behind the historic Fenway Park in Boston, Mass. in 2010. A modern fast food neighborhood burger restaurant, Tasty Burger quickly became known as the city’s favorite spot to grab a great-tasting burger. Teaming up with our neighbors at Fenway Park, Tasty Burger was the Official Burger of the Boston Red Sox from 2014-2020, making our delicious burgers available inside the park to hundreds of thousands of baseball fans every year.
With five locations around the Boston area and growing, Tasty Burger is a modern fast food neighborhood burger restaurant. Tasty Burger is “The Original Tasty.”
Let’s find out what kind of gluten free options this fast food burger chain has!