Category Archives: Wellington

Gluten free menu at Stonewood grill

I have dined on many occasions at stonewood grill. Ask the hostess for their gluten-free menu. I always get an oak grilled steak house salad and either mashed or baked potatoes. Two sides that you would think might be gluten free but are NOT are the creamed spinach and the rice pilaf. I hope maybe in the future they can adjust the recipe to make them gluten-free. I had them both before going gluten-free and they are good. Overall one of my favorite places for a gluten-free dinner

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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!

 

Gluten-Free Cooking Class at Whole Foods Recipes Attached

What a informative, educational and fun night I had last night at Whole Foods in Wellington. I signed up for their monthly Gluten-Free Cooking class in their lifestyle center. It was my first one, and I learned a lot from Chef Joe – who is extremely knowledgeable on all things gluten-free and cooking too! Check out my photos – Chef Joe gives you ample and generous samples of everything he made – and the photos from my iphone probably doesn’t do the food justice! it was so good and healthy!! AND GLUTEN-FREE

The Menu (which was on a handy take home sheet and I scanned it in here to share with you) was Eggplant-Garbanzo Bean Dip, Salmon with Parsley-Horseradish Crust, and a delicious Chocolate Mousse (which was surprisingly gluten, free, dairy-free, vegan, low sodium and high in fiber!

Before Chef Joe even started cooking – he gave some great information about being gluten-free, about the importance of labeling, 3rd party certification of Gluten-Free facilities. And just because something says wheat-free doesn’t mean that it is gluten-free. and the risk of cross-contamination in kitchens. Words I didn’t want to hear – since I love to eat out – and I realize that it is risk. He stressed that even though a restaurant has a gluten-free menu – doesn’t mean they aren’t gluten-free and that in a kitchen it is very easy for dust from flour to get spread around. A few more of Chef Joe’s cooking classes and maybe I will be happier eating in!

Check out the gallery for some photos of Chef Joe cooking. The lifestyle center is such a great place to host the event, plenty of seating and two monitors with cameras above the stove so you can see what Chef Joe is doing.

This was my first cooking class – but I will definitely go to the next one – Chef Joe says they are on the calendar monthly

Newbie in a gluten-free world

I am going to try out going gluten-free. At first I thought this was going to be an easy journey. Just don’t eat bread, cake, and cookies! Right? how hard can that be? Wow! who knew all these products that have hidden gluten in them. I think at home will be very easy to do. Eating out is going to be the challenge.

I live in the West Palm Beach area. So far, chain restaurants seem to have information published if they are gluten free. But what options are out there for me? I have found that this change in lifestyle (I dare not say diet, bc I dont feel it is a diet, it is a lifestyle change) is heavy in the research department. So I started this blog to document all the great information I find along the way. I am by no means an expert. I am a complete newbie, but I hope as time goes along, I can become knowledgeable and help other West Palm Beachers to become gluten-free too!

Please leave me feedback – let me know what you have found gluten-free in West Palm Beach!Feel free to contact me with product/restaurant suggestions to review at gfreewpb@gmail.com