First I opened up my Costco Connection and inside is a well written article, “Gluten free: Necessity or Choice?”
The author was spot on that a gluten-free diet is not a weight loss diet. If people are forgoing bread, pasta and processed foods they might lose a few pounds. If you replace those carbs with gluten-free carbs, those GF carbs still have calories.
Costco has been wonderful about stocking foods that are gluten-free and say so right on the label. Finding a gluten-free vege burger in bulk was my favorite purchase to date. I rebagged them and frozen them individually so they are always available to cook.
Same day, a few hours later, I picked up Living Gluten-Free at Fairway as I shopped for food.
This is “issue 1” so maybe there are more to come, but the headline says it will tell me everything I need to know! Sadly, they reiterated the myth that salad dressings and marinades made with grain distilled vinegar contain gluten. Nope, only malt vinegar is a worry and it is clearly indicated as malt vinegar and not widely used in salad dressings. Almost perfect!
There are some lovely recipes in this issue and a ton of advertising. Fairway has the best selection of gluten-free products available, along with very cool products from all over the world and incredible selections in the produce aisles, dairy and cheeses, fishmonger and butcher.
I love all of the attention on the gluten-free diet…makes my life so much easier!