May 2009


I recently posted this on Facebook and thought I would share it here…

To those of you on a Gluten-Free diet, you MUST, I repeat MUST try the “onion potato bread” and “flax potato bread” made by the “6th Ave Bread & Deli“.

Although this is not an exclusivley Gluten-Free shop, the pans are all sterilized each evening and the bread is cooked first thing in the morning; the staff will caution you if it is your first purchase, to ensure you understand the potential for contamination. All that being said, I have had no problems with this bread and once I realized that, I’ve been eating it like candy.

The loaf looks like a large french bread, the texture is soft and light and chewy, and here’s the kicker, although it tastes delicious toasted it is equally as good without toasting. And if you eat Gluten-Free bread, you know what a feat that is. Oh yes, and did I mention the large and delicious gluten-free loaf of bread costs only $3.99.

This small shop is on 6th ave in New Wesminster, next to the Galloway’s and across from the parkade for Royal Centre (702c 6th Ave, New Westminster).

I’ll try and remember to take a picture to attach here, but no promises.

Seriously, I thought I died and went to heaven when I tried this bread…I’ve already made two trips to New West, infant in tow, for the sole purpose of buying this bread (it freezes well so I buy a lot when I go!).

Finally, last time I was in, they told me they were now making hamburger buns on saturday morning, but they are first come, first serve, so if you live out that way it may be worth a morning trip!

Let me know if you try this bread…and how much you love it!!
HAPPY EATING

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I know its been forever. It’s not that I’m not cooking and eating and enjoying the Gluten-Free life, its just that I’m now also living the Mommy-life!

My son is 2 months old now and we are starting to figure each other out and get into a little bit of a routine – I’m going to do my best to get back to blogging – I actually have a backlog of pictures to go with recipes sitting on my computer, so its not even like I don’t have anything to write about.

As a new Mom, I’ve discovered I watch A LOT of TV when its feeding time, and as many new Mom’s know, it feels like its always feeding time.  My Dad always used to talk about Rachael Ray and I would scoff, thinking who has time to watch these shows?  She can’t be that great.  I try and tune into the end half of her show as she has so many quick and easy meal ideas, many of which can easily be adapted to be Gluten-Free or that are naturally Gluten-Free.

For example, for the first time since having my baby, after watching her show, I found myself so inspired that I made a trip to the grocery store to buy ingredients to make a special dish.  So incredibly easy, I made Rachael Rays Chicken Parm Pasta Toss using Tinkyada penne and baby spinach (because I don’t like arugula).  I only wish I had taken a picture, because it was absolutley delicious both the first time around and when re-heated the next day.  Nice simple flavours – mmm.

And just the other day, I was inspired by Rachael Rays BLT Bacon, Leek & Tomato Polenta-Crusted Frittata.  Now I haven’t made this one yet, but it looked delicious and with a polenta crust its naturally gluten-free.  It seems to be very quiche-like; I usually make a crustless quiche using homemade GF bisquick-type mix (I actually use an adaptation of this, but I don’t have time to type it right now), which I love, but I think this might be faster if I didn’t already have a batch of mix pre-made.  I’ve also never cooked with leeks (suprisingly), so I think this particular recipe may be on my list to try.

Uh oh – baby beckons.  I’m off.