Schar Gluten Free Hot Dog Buns – Two Tips

On the Fourth of July, I finally broke down and got some Schar Hot Dog Buns.  Normally, I do not miss buns.  I have no problem eating something with a knife and a fork and skipping the bun altogether.  There are a couple exceptions.  There is something about eating a hotdog or a brat in a bun with your hand that makes the experience so much better.

We grilled up some brats and I excitedly cracked these open.  The first brat was, well… bad.  The second one was much, much better.  Here’s what I did…

  1.  The rolls were cut, but now I’m wondering if they are intended to be only partially cut.  The cuts weren’t near deep enough.  Our brats nearly sat on top of the buns.  I cut the rolls a bit more to let the brat sit in the bun lower and hold toppings and such.
  2. I microwaved each bun for 15 seconds or so.

After these two modifications, my son’s eyes lit up.  He said.. “I didn’t want to complain before, but that last one was bad, these are so much better now”

Big difference.  The warmth provided by a short microwave of these, makes them soft and chewy and makes a world of difference.  That combined with cutting them a bit more moved them from a 1 or 2 star to a 4 star to me.

 Schar Gluten Free Hot Dog Rolls – via Amazon

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Highly Recommended Movie: What’s With Wheat?

What’s With Wheat? with David Perlmutter, Cyndi Omeara, Justin Brown and more.

This title is available on DVD, Blu-ray and for rental via Amazon Video.

This is a highly educational look at wheat and issues with our food supply in general.

I think that this movie contains revolutionary information that most people are not getting.  I highly recommend that you watch this.  I rented it via Amazon video, but I’m also going to pick up a DVD copy to be able to lend to people.

What’s With Wheat?

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Tip: Finding Coupons for Gluten Free Items on Amazon

Purely Elizabeth Ancient Grain Granola, Original, 12 Ounce

Pictured: Purely Elizabeth Ancient Grain Granola by purely elizabeth. via Amazon Prime Pantry (about Prime Pantry)

Amazon’s coupon search page, let’s you easily find their coupons.  This search searches for the term “gluten free” using that tool.  Note that you still need to confirm gluten free status of each individual item as that search isn’t a guarantee the item will be GF.

Search for gluten free coupons on Amazon

 

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Always check ingredients to confirm gluten free status.  If in doubt, contact the manufacturer with questions.

Get This Book: Jennifer’s Way

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I typically try to read a book while on vacation.  We just got back from a trip to Seattle.  My choice for this trip was “Jennifer’s Way: My Journey with Celiac Disease–What Doctors Don’t Tell You and How You Can Learn to Live Again

All I can say is… wow.  Jennifer Esposito tells her compelling and sometimes heartbreaking storing of dealing with celiac disease for nearly her whole life.

If you have celiac disease or think you may have celiac disease, I think you should read this book.  Also… if you are in the healthcare industry or know someone who is a doctor or nurse… buy them this book.  Jennifer’s story shatters the myth that this is fad or minor disease.  This would also be a good title to share with family and friends to let them know just how serious this condition can be.

I don’t share the severity and length of Jennifer’s story or the severity of her symptoms, but I do see shadows of what she has gone through in my own experience.  I was essentially told I was crazy when I suggested to my general practitioner that I may have celiac disease.  Crazy.  Even after my GP received blood work results were a clear indication of celiac, I was told that “I might want to try a gluten free diet”.  No referral to Gastroenterologist or additional information.  Just… give it a shot and see what happens.  Had I not diagnosed myself through internet research and trial and error, I may have gone years and years without a diagnosis.  If it was up to my GP…. I would be trying to relax try and relieve the stress in my life that was causing my health problems.

My own situation has frustrated and confused me but I am utterly flabbergasted at Jennifer Esposito’s story.  I think you should get this book and share it with the people in your life.

Jennifer’s Way: My Journey with Celiac Disease–What Doctors Don’t Tell You and How You Can Learn to Live Again

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Recommended: Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle

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Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle by Diane Sanfilippo

I actually picked up this book just prior to being diagnosed with Celiac Disease.  I knew that something was wrong [About Me] and had to change.  I did read the book, but I didn’t get around to actually trying the Paleo diet until after being diagnosed.  When I do it, I actually do a stricter version of Paleo called the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD).  That is basically Paleo minus diary (which is arguably excluded from Paleo anyway), corn and potatoes.

Back to the book…. this is a very well done into to the Paleo diet and includes the ideas behind Paleo along with a great selection of recipes.  If you’re looking to learn more about Paleo, I can recommend this book to you.

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Jump Start Your Gluten-Free Diet! Living with Celiac / Coeliac Disease & Gluten Intolerance – Free

Jump Start Your Gluten-Free Diet! Living with Celiac / Coeliac Disease & Gluten Intolerance

Jump Start Your Gluten-Free Diet! Living with Celiac / Coeliac Disease & Gluten Intolerance by Kim Koeller, Stefano Guandalini MD and Carol Shilson

Kindle Edition books can be viewed on your Kindle Device or on free reader applications available for your iPhone, Android or Windows smart phone – and  for your web browser via Amazon’s Cloud Reader.  This dynamic link will take you to the appropriate reader for your current platform.

About

The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center is dedicated to raising awareness, increasing diagnosis rates and meeting the needs of people affected by celiac disease nationwide through education, research and advocacy.

Celiac disease, spelled Coeliac outside of North America, is an autoimmune disorder, which means the body “attacks itself”, rather than attacking a foreign substance as in an allergy. The medical treatment for celiac disease consists of strict adherence to a gluten-free diet.

With this guide you will understand the differences between celiac disease, intolerances and allergies. You will learn about the 300-plus signs and symptoms associated with celiac disease, genetic and antibody blood testing, diagnosis and required follow-up testing.

In this guide you will learn what gluten is, where gluten is found and how to avoid gluten. You will also become knowledgeable on how to make healthy food choices while grocery shopping and preparing foods inside your home to manage your gluten free diet.

You will be able to identify gluten free grains, meal options and snacks for safe eating anytime. You will also be able cook gluten free for your family and friends with easy to follow recipes excerpted from the book – Simple, Delicious Solutions for Gluten-Free & Dairy Free Cooking by Sueson Vess from Special Eats.

You will become aware of how to eat gluten free outside your home at social gatherings and school. You will also empower yourself to safely eat in restaurants and while traveling with checklists and recommendations excerpted from the books, ebooks & apps – Let’s Eat Out with Celiac / Coeliac and Food Allergies! by Kim Koeller from GlutenFree Passport. You will also discover the pioneering research initiatives, programs and services offered by the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center.

 

3/16/16 3:30 PM Central: This title is selling for $0.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

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