Thursday, May 10, 2012

Dominos Gluten Free Pizza Crust

Interesting Stuff! I had already decided that wasn't an option for me and just paid no mind to the commercials. But I really love the GIG's stance on this. Read on...

GIG has been asked to take an official position on the recent Domino's announcement about their gluten free pizza. Our position follows:

GIG welcomes restaurants and food services who are committed to producing safe gluten free meal options for their guests. GIG knows that care must be taken to evaluate the food service's ability to do so in a safe environment and that this should not be undertaken with the idea that a gluten-free food is safe for some people but not others.

Food services should approach gluten free meal options the same way they handle allergens. There is only one option - food that is safe for all persons living gluten free, no matter why they are living gluten free. GIG works with many types of food services to successfully implement gluten-free options safely. GIG's programs have been implemented in hotels and hospitals, camps and schools, and many restaurants, including numerous pizza chains.

While GIG appreciates Domino's desire to offer a gluten free pizza, we do not feel the effort put forth demonstrates a true commitment toward making a safe environment for producing gluten free food.

As more restaurants try to meet the need of gluten free consumers, GIG reminds you that it is important to feel confident in the meal you are ordering. Ask questions. If you are not confident the meal is safe - do not eat it.


Cynthia Kupper, RD
Executive Director
Gluten Intolerance Group

Friday, May 4, 2012

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Ok I really love this quick and easy do-it-yourself taco seasoning mix.
Any time I can make something myself and see what is going into it I will.

Here's all you need.

1 T Chili Powder
2 t Onion Powder
1 t each - Ground Cumin - Garlic Powder - Paprika - Powdered Oregano and Sugar
1/2 t Salt

Just brown your ground beef, remove any excess fat.
Add your seasoning and 1/4 cup of water and stir.
{You can play with the amount you want to add to your ground beef}
Cover and bring to a simmer stirring often until well incorporated into the meat. 
And that's it!

 ---- just so you know -----
I use the whole packet but I usually do more than just a pound of ground beef also.

Chop up your favorite veggies and serve on corn tortillas with some lime cilantro rice!
Easy Dinner!

Helpful Tip
 Mix up a couple of bags of seasoning mix and store in your pantry for nights when you need a quick meal.