21 September 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Gluten-free pitas at Pita Pit

Pita Pit logoI recently got to eat my first pita in about 7 years!

I was driving around my neighbourhood when I noticed a big sign in front of my local Pita Pit saying they had gluten-free pitas. I was so excited I had to tell my husband, and we made a date to go have lunch there the following Saturday. I was in heaven!

Not that pitas are the best food ever (pizza is, obviously), but after not being able to have one in so long it was exciting and refreshing.

Gluten-free pita at Pita Pit

My first pita!

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01 September 2013 ~ 2 Comments

Gluten Free Macaroons at Tim Hortons

Image via Huffington Post

Image via Huffington Post

Back in July, Tim Hortons introduced their first gluten-free treat – macaroons. Looks like they’re just testing the waters with this product though, as on their “What’s New” page it mentions these are only available for a limited time.

Hopefully the demand will be high enough that Tim Hortons will consider adding more gluten-free items to their menu. I know I personally avoid Tim Hortons for anything but beverages as it simply isn’t worth stopping there. In fact, it was over a month after macaroons were introduced that I spotted them, as I’m there so infrequently. I still haven’t actually tried them.

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17 February 2012 ~ 4 Comments

Pizza Crust Comparison: Topper’s vs. Pizzaville

In my first gluten-free pizza crust comparison, I looked at Pizza Pizza and Pizza Nova. With more and more pizza chains coming out with gluten-free crusts, I’ve been able to test out a few more. This time, I’m comparing Topper’s and Pizzaville.

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29 March 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Wendy’s Joins the Ranks

Yup, that’s right, Wendy’s has now joined the ranks of fast food restaurants publishing gluten information on their websites. As of February 2011, they published a list of regular menu items that contain no wheat, barley, oats or rye.

You can see the complete list in this PDF: Canadian Menu Items without Gluten.

Some surprises in the list:

  • hamburger patty
  • Frostys

How many of us are afraid that burger patties are gonna be full of filler? *raises hand* So that’s kind of awesome. Also, Frosty’s? I’m always a little skeptical of ice cream too, so this is freaking good news! You can bet I’ll be partaking in some Frosty-goodness this summer.

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05 February 2011 ~ 18 Comments

Taco Bell: Not so gluten-free

Being unable to eat gluten makes eating fast food difficult. Those types of restaurants only succeed by serving a limited variety of foods to the largest number of people; they simply can’t deal with food sensitivities or allergies. The one fast food restaurant I usually felt comfortable with was Taco Bell, because afterall – tortillas are made with corn, right? (Well, the hard tacos, anyway).

Hearing about the recent lawsuit against Taco Bell‘s beef content in the US had me curious – what is really in the beef at Taco Bell?

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19 October 2010 ~ 15 Comments

Pizza Crust Comparison: Pizza Pizza vs. Pizza Nova

If you’ve been eating gluten-free for any amount of time, you’ve no doubt tried some of the gluten-free pizza crusts that are available. After having only tried Pizza Pizza’s gluten-free crust, I recently got the chance to try some others, including Pizza Nova’s gluten-free mulitgrain crust. Here’s what I thought.

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21 November 2009 ~ 3 Comments

Eating Gluten-Free While Travelling: A bit of a dilemma

How do you manage to eat gluten-free while you’re travelling? How about when travelling in a different country?

Ready to Travel!Last week I was in Las Vegas for an internet marketing conference. I know, the US is so close it’s hard to think of it as a different country, but once you cross the border food can be very different.

So how do you deal with it? Travel usually means lots of eating out. And eating at places that you aren’t familiar with. And at unpredictable times, so if you need a snack you can’t just pop into the closest coffee shop and grab a muffin. So what do you do?

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