20 Sep September 20, 2013

Going Gluten Free in Spokane

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By Steve Shirley, DC

Going on a gluten free diet can be daunting at first.  Sure, there are several readily available gluten free food choices but some of them simply taste horrible.  Cardboard, bean paste, dried shoe leather—these are just a few descriptors that come to mind.

Fortunately there are many new sources of TASTY gluten free products. These include:

Pamela’s Pizza Crust Mix

This easily made pizza crust makes two 10” pizzas that taste as good as most restaurant pizza and is available through Amazon.

Pamela’s Baking and Pancake Mix

This makes the best dang waffles I have had in a long time.  Excellent.

Bob’s Red Mill Shortbread Mix

Shortbread cookies with berry compote sound good?!?  Yummy.

Schär  Ciabatta Rolls

Sometimes you just have to have a sandwich or something to mop up the sauce on your gluten free pasta.   This hits the spot. At Safeway and Albertsons.

Rudi’s Tortillas

For the burrito and wrap enthusiast.   Not quite as good as the real deal but much better than any other I have tried.  Available at Huckleberry’s in Rosauers.

Glutino Original Premium Round Crackers

Cheese, salami, crackers.  Any questions?

Pamela’s Pecan Shortbread

Almost as good as my mom’s Scottish shortbread.   Don’t say anything….

Widmer Brothers Omission Lager and Pale Ale

A hot day (or a pepperoni pizza) and a cold beer just go together.   There are many rather horrible tasting gluten free beers out there. This is not one of them!  Definitely quaffable, and while not up to No-Li standards, this is considerably better than anything else on the market.

White Box Pies Bakery and Deli

A delectable local establishment serving many of your favorites, including pies and cakes, with many gluten free options.

Gluten Free Spokane

Have you ever imagined a website with all the local businesses with gluten free options. Well, imagine no more.