September 24, 2009

Gluten Free Books, Beer, and Cookies

A lot has been going on lately and I haven't had a chance to blog! Here are some updates:

I'm now the Chicago Gluten Free Examiner! Yay! I just started out and I'm trying to post on both this site and on It's very time consuming to say the least! Please visit my page, comment, add me as your favorite Examiner, and subscribe to my updates! If you'd like to become an Examiner, I encourage you to apply. You'll earn a little extra money while you're at it! Just be sure to list me as the person who referred you. ;-)

I recently read Healthier without Wheat by Dr. Stephen Wangen and was fascinated. Even though I've been living gluten free for almost ten years, this book really opened up my eyes to all of the other ailments that gluten intolerance can cause. I've been recommending it to everyone and Babs is now reading it loves it too! I wrote a review on my examiner site. Check it out!

Happily, I attended a White Sox game earlier this week and had a Redbridge Beer and a hot dog sans bun with lots of grilled onions and mustard! Yummmmmmmm!! My friend who can have gluten also bought a Redbridge (the last one) and said it was good! Sadly it was my first game of the season (pathetic, I know...) and the season is almost over. Even sadder, I chit-chatted with the beer man who told me they sell about one Redbridge every five games. I wrote an email to the White Sox people thanking them for having gluten free beer at their ball park. I would hate for them to discontinue that service to Sox fans because it doesn't sell that well.

We've "fallen" into autumn this week. I'm excited to whip up some great recipes for soups, pies, and crisps. I'm going apple picking this weekend and will be sure to share my recipes for some yummy apple treats! In the meantime, I will leave you with these beauties:

Those are some Betty Crocker chocolate chip cookies, and boy were they good! I even made ice cream sandwiches with them. I didn't take a picture, but I just put vanilla ice cream in between two cookies, wrapped the sandwiches in foil and stuck them in the freezer for a few hours. Those Nestle Tollhouse Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches can step aside!


Matt Harrison said...

Wow I cant believe how many people have celiac disease! My cousin has it and I guess because I never noticed it I am seeing more and more people with it. Do you know a lot of people with it? In a few years I am wanting to open up a bakery and thought a good niche market for me would be to offer glueten free pastries. Do you have a glueten free flour recipe I could get from you?


christie, honoring health said...

Ia m so jealous, when I made the Betty Crocker Cookies, it was kind of a disaster. A funny disaster but they didn't look all cute and cookie like the way yours do. Sigh.

nutritioulicious said...

Congrats Betsy!! That's fabulous news about the Examiner! Have fun apple picking this weekend!

Marsha @ Green Mountain at Fox Run said...

Way to go re the Examiner! So wonderful when things are written by people who really know the subject. Sadly that isn't always the case.

Nutrition to Kitchen said...

Congratulations Betsy!

shellmnm said...

Did you follow the Betty Crocker choc. chip cookies box directions?

Betsy said...

Hi shellmnm,

I did follow the box directions. I have heard that margarine in gluten free baking does not work and to use real butter.

I actually use "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" baking sticks when I bake and they turned out great.

Good luck!