Thursday, January 11, 2018

Ruby Tuesday's Review

On December 31st 2017, my family and I went to eat at Ruby Tuesday's. We chose that restaurant because they had a salad bar and multiple gluten free options like gluten free pasta, and a gluten free bun that they could make a burger with.

What I ordered- I ordered gluten free pasta with red sauce and the salad bar on the side.

My review- I told the waitress that I was gluten free and that I needed my food to be made separately, the lady sounded like she understood but did not write anything down. When the food came, it came at the same time as everyone else (which wasn't gluten free), which was good that I did not have to wait, but also now that I think about it, it could have been a warning sign that it wasn't made separately like I asked, and that it could have cause cross contamination. Anyway, I ate the food and about halfway through I started to feel a little off and decided to stop eating, since I had plans for afterwards. I started to feel really sick, so we asked the waitress what kind of pasta they used. She did not know, and said she could ask. A few minutes later the manager came over and they told her that I started to feel sick and how my family said when they tried my pasta, it did not taste different then regular pasta. By the time I got into the car I felt very sick and had to cancel my plans for New Year's Eve and go home.

We called the restaurant and we have gotten nothing back from them so far, but I will keep updating if I have further information.

I recommend that if you go, the safest idea is just the salad bar because even the gluten free bun for a burger and pasta could be risky (again the menus vary with location).

Monday, January 8, 2018

One-Bowl Brownie

My all-time favorite brownie recipe is from "Gluten Free Living Magazine." I love the One-Bowl Brownie recipe because they are fast and easy to make, with only three steps, and there are so many ways to customize them to make them special for any occasion. These brownies are my go to recipe for a last minute dessert.

Here is what you will need:
  • Nonstick cooking spray 
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of gluten free flour
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp of salt 



Instructions

  1. Preheat the over to 350F degrees and line a 8 x 8 inch pan with parchment paper (make sure to leave some hanging off to make removing the final product easier) and spray with nonstick cooing spray. 
  2. Whisk together butter and sugar until combined then add the eggs and vanilla. Once combined add the gluten free flour and cocoa powder and switch to a wooden spoon and sir until smooth.
  3.  Next spread the batter evenly into pan and bake until set (I usually cook it for about 20 minutes.) Let the brownies cool completely for about 1 hour, then remove them from pan and layout the parchment paper and cut evenly into squares.

My final result before cutting usually looks like this:


 Nutrition information:
190 calories
9g fat
55mg chol
65mg sodium
27g carbs
1g fiber
12g sugar
2g protein





Hope you enjoy!

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Welcome to my blog! 

Let me start off with a disclaimer: everything on this blog is from my own experiences and that I am not a doctor.

      This blog is mainly to share recipes, tips, and good or bad experiences at restaurants. I have been gluten free for about three years, so I am not a expert, but in the past few years I have learned a lot, and I would like to share what I've learned with other gluten sensitive people. I will try to keep this blog updated every week with tips and ideas, along with gluten free restaurant and food reviews.  I hope that over time, this blog can grow into a community, because let's be honest, having a food allergy is extremely stressful, and going through it alone makes in 10x harder.  I hope you stay tuned for more information!