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Learn to Cook Gluten Free!

Have a loved one, friend, family member, co-worker, or teammate following a gluten free diet?  Then its definitely time to learn to cook some gluten free recipes so they have some more choices at your next gathering!

For all you NH people out there, St. Joseph’s Hospital in Nashua, NH will be holding a gluten free cooking class on Wednesday, May 18th from 6pm- 7:30pm. For only $10 you can learn how to prepare a variety of recipes using different gluten free grains! I suggest you check it out!

For more information visit: http://www.stjosephhospital.com/News/PR/2/22/11/Gluten-Free

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St. Patty’s Day, Sushi, Lattes, & Dancing

Happy St. Patty’s Day everyone! I had a rough start this morning…I woke up a little later than usual to begin with.   Then, on my way out the door my adorable, lovable, menace of a kitty Jasper decided to wrap himself around my leg (he doesn’t like it when I leave in the morning).  This resulted in a huge tear in my tights.  Once I finally made it in to work I realized that it’s St. Patty’s Day today and I completely forgot to wear green! Oops!

Despite my off start, I had a great day!  I left work early to enjoy the nice “spring” day with my sister.  We ended up walking downtown to get sushi at Thousand Crane in Manchester.  Luke and I are sushi fanatics. According to Luke Thousand Crane ranks a 7 out of 10 on our sushi rating scale, however,I think it was still pretty good!  I got an assortment plate of sushi and of course I asked for some tamari (wheat free soy sauce).  Can you believe not all sushi restaurants have it!?!  Luckily this place does, which makes it score higher in my book!

Sushi, Tamari, and Edamame!! YUM!!

After that, Kasey and I walked up and down Elm Street.  Because of St. Patrick’s Day the restaurants and bars downtown were crowded with people in green, cops were out on their horses (yes the Manchester cops ride horses), and there were tons of people out enjoying the nice day.  On our way back home we made a stop at RePUBLIC– a newish coffee and wine bar downtown.  I am happy to say they have the BEST lattes (aside from Vinny’s at Breaking New Grounds in Durham).  My non-fat half-pump vanilla latte was absolutely delicious!

On my way out the menu caught eye. It read…

“The Focus is Farm to Table, The Wine is on Tap, The Cocktails are Classic, The Beef is Grass Fed, The Vegetarian is Happy, The Baker is Here Daily”

Best of all- “Gluten Free Pasta is Available”! (downside- the online menu does not state this) 

Lets just say I am really excited to go back!

My sister Kasey at RePUBLIC in Manchester

After our trip downtown we ended the night by playing Just Dance on my wii. So much fun! We are not the best dancers though, so lucky for you I am not posting any of those pictures.

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Check out Wheat-FREEdom’s Makeover!

As you can see my blog has a new look and a new address: http://wheat-freedom.com/ !

Hope you enjoy! Please feel free to comment, or send me an e-mail at wheatfreedom@live.com if there is any content you would like to see added to my site.

In the meantime, try my spectacular Shrimp & Rice Noodle Stir Fry!

Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Ingredients

4 oz. rice noodles

1 tablespoon olive oil

4 green onions, chopped

1 cup mushrooms, sliced

2 cups broccoli florets

1 cup bell pepper, chopped

1/2 cup frozen edamame

3/4 cup vegetable broth

8 ounces of cooked frozen shrimp

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon tamari (gluten free soy sauce)

2-3 drops of sesame oil

Directions

1) First, place noodles in a bowl and cover with bowling water. Let sit for about 10-12 minutes (or until soft).

2) Heat oil in a pan on med-high heat. Stir-fry green onions, mushrooms, broccoli, bell pepper and edamame (2-3 min).

3) Add broth and bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low and let simmer for 5 min.

4) Add frozen shrimp, let cook until they are completely thawed.

5) Add cooked rice noodles, pepper, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Stir fry until heated through.

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UNH Dining provides options to students with celiac disease – The New Hampshire

Came across this great article today written in last Tuesday’s TNH paper. Check it out! UNH Dining provides options to students with celiac disease – The New Hampshire

I have always been really impressed with UNH dining. Compared to other schools I have visited, UNH has always seemed to have much more to offer in the dining halls, especially for student’s with different dietary needs. According to this article, UNH is working hard to implement more ways to make the dining experience much easier for students with celiac disease.

Some of these things include:
-Providing more gluten free products such as bread, pasta, cookies, cereal, oatmeal, english muffins, bagels, waffles, and even pancakes!
-Providing separate toasters, microwaves, grills, & refrigerators labeled for GF products only, to avoid cross contamination.

-And even offering an order ahead online option, where students can order a gluten free meal online ahead of time and have it ready for when they arrive at the dining hall.

Keep up the good work UNH!

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