Monthly Archives: July 2011

Too Jay’s Gluten-Free offering

I have scoured the web to try and find gluten-free options/menu for a regional deli we have in South Florida called Too Jay’s but always came up empty handed. Before being diagnosed with Celiac, it was one of my favorite restaurant, I knew I would never be able to enjoy my favorite sandwich – Chicken Ala Toojay but when I come in with my family. I wanted to know my gluten-free options. On a recent visit to with my family, my father-in-law loves their blintzes with cherries. I asked the hostess if they had a gluten-free menu. (Since I had been previously unsuccessful finding one online). This is rare for me to go to a restaurant without a plan, I usually go already knowing what I am going to eat but I figured I would wing it and if nothing else get a salad. They had a list behind the deli counter, the server was even nice enough to run off a copy for me to keep.

I was surprised by some of the offerings including Plain Macaroons! Love it when I can get a sweet treat! I will definitely be back for more. I decided to order the Citrus Chicken Platter that including my choice of soup or salad. It was a delicious grilled chicken breast – citrus marinated with a cucumber tomato garnish on top with fresh fruit and seasonal steamed veggies as a side. It was very filling and definitely better than just eating a salad. Here is a complete listing of gluten-free items. The only thing I wish for next time is a listing of gluten-free salad dressings.

Too Jay’s Gluten-Free Menu

NO Montreal Steak Seasoning,
NO Mashed Potatoes
NO Rice
NO Gravy
NO Bread/Bagels/Crackers

Soups – (I was surprised by how many of their soups are gluten-free)
Beef Vegetable Soup – NO crackers
Chicken Soup – w/out noodles
Beef Cabbage Soup – NO crackers
Split Pea Soup – NO Crackers
Onion Soup – No Croutons

Salads
Ceasear Salad – no croutons – ask for plain grilled chicken breast
Dill Chicken Salad – no bread
Fresh Fruit Salad
Tuna Nicoise Salad
Tuna Salad appetizer/platter
Smoked Whitefish Salad, no bread
Mandarin Chicken Salad

Entrees
Sirloin Steak – NO Seasoning
London Broil РNO Potatoes  gravy
Grilled Plain Chicken Breast
Baked Tilapaia Platter
Citrus Chicken Platter
Fresh Salmon Fillet
Broiled Tilapia Fillet NO rice
Nova Samon, no bagel

Breakfast/Brunch
All plain egg dishes, NO Bread
Nova, Egg & Onion, NO Bread
Steak & Eggs, NO Potato, bread or seasonings

Sides
Fresh Vegetables, No Seasonings, Steamed only

Dessert
Plain Macaroons

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#GlutenFree Cooking Class at Whole Foods

I had another great evening at the Whole Foods in Wellington. Once a month – they put on a very nice Gluten-Free cooking class. This month it was cherry themed for summer. Chef Joe always hooks you up with lots of food – We enjoyed Scallops with a Cherry Tarragon Sauce, Lentils and Cherry Salad, and Kielbasa with a Cherry BBQ Sauce. All Gluten Free and All yummy!

It was also nice to meet other gluten-free friends like myself and talk to them. I enjoyed meeting Sue – Check out her blog.
She blogs Gluten Free and Sugar Free!

Still haven’t found Gluten-Free Rice Krispies.¬† If anyone see them in West Palm Beach area let me know! I really want to try them. Right now I eat Koala Crisps – which I like they are kind of like chocolate rice krispies!