Saturday, May 29, 2010

GF waffles from the Red Rooster Waffle Company in West Jordan, UT

A colleague of mine who also has Celiac Disease informed me of a restaurant in West Jordan, UT that serves GF waffles. The restaurant is called The Red Rooster Waffle Company. She told me the waffles were delicious! My husband, son, and I just might be making a trip up to Jordan tomorrow to try some waffles. I will let you know what I think once I have tested them out for myself and hopefully get a picture from our experience.

Xooroo makes gourmet gluten-free churros...

Xooroo is a company I found on a website that makes gourmet churros. They just so happen to make a gluten-free version as well. WOOT! (If only there was franchise here in Utah.. I would so be there!)

If you live in California, you are luckier than me! For my friends in Phoenix, there is a place that was suppose to open Spring 2010. You know where I will be going when I visit Arizona!!

Migas... a delicious breakfast recipe worth trying (again and again)..

Today I was thumbing through one of my cookbook's called Life Tastes Good Again. I came across a recipe for Migas and decided I would give it a try. I didn't follow the recipe exactly, but what I did turned out incredibly good and different.

Migas (my way from this morning)

  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 3 white corn tortillas torn into bite-sized pieces (no need to pull out a knife)
  • Cooked bacon (I have some of that pre-cooked "Real" bacon you buy in a bag)
  • Onion, chopped
  • Canola oil (enough to fry the tortilla pieces and onion)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


In a medium skillet, heat oil on medium high heat. Add torn tortillas pieces and fry until they start to crisp. Add onions and continue frying with tortilla pieces until onion is tender and the tortilla pieces are crisp. Drain off extra oil, if any. Add beaten eggs and season to taste. Mix around with spatula allowing tortilla pieces to be coated with eggs completely. Cook until eggs are done and top with bacon and cheese.

Remove from heat and Enjoy!!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Paradise Bakery & Cafe.... Gluten-Free list

After having an issue earlier this week when I went to dinner with a group of friends from work to Paradise Bakery & Cafe, I e-mailed their corporate office. Basically my issue was when I asked the server behind the counter what my gluten-free options were or if they had an ingredient list for their salads. The young man then asked the manager who informed me that my only gluten-free option was fruit. Being stubborn as I am, I refused to pay them money for a non-dinner item and simply drank water while everyone else enjoyed salads, soup, and sandwiches.

I received an e-mail response from a wonderful lady named Becky Lejarzar who is the director of operations in Utah. This was her sincere response:


First I would like to apologize for us not knowing how to direct you for a food selection, we should know better!

We actually have straight from the Corporate Offices in Arizona the list for you:

Quiche Muffin
Any Salad Excluding-- Sweet Soy Dressing
BBQ Chicken
Asian Chicken

I truly hope this helps and we do not want to loose your business! I would like to invite you back to any
of our 6 locations (American Fork, Sandy, Ft. Union, Sugarhouse, 4th South or Bountiful) at your convenience.
If you would send me your address, I can get a couple of free meals in the mail to you.

Again, my sincere apologies.

Warm Regards,
Becky Lejarzar

So there you have it... You CAN actually eat gluten-free at Paradise Bakery & Cafe and have more than fruit. Enjoy!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

The world's easiet cookie and pretty darn good too...

Cuppa, Cuppa, Egg Peanut Butter Cookie

- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 cup of peanut butter (either smooth or chunky)
- 1 egg

Mix all three ingredients together and roll into balls the size of a walnut. Flatten with a fork and then repeat going the opposite direction. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 375 degrees. Let cool for a few minutes to set and then remove to a cooling rack.

These are so good with a glass of milk. Yum!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Welcome to!

Welcome to my new website, Gluten Free Survivor. Like many of you, I was in complete shock when I was told that I would have to switch to a completely gluten-free lifestyle for the rest of my life. To be honest, I really didn't even know what gluten was exactly. To make matters even worse for me, I had limited experience in the kitchen. I was scared out of my mind!

I remember the first time I went to the grocery store after my diagnosis with Celiac Disease. A grocery trip that would have taken me less than an hour, took over two hours. And I left with little to nothing in my cart. With tears in my eyes from pure frustration, I went up and down each aisle flipping over boxes, cans, and bags to read the labels only to find out that there was gluten in it.

Now a year later, the experience of shopping in a store is so much easier. I now have my go to items and know that certain stores stock certain items. I am also contantly on the hunt for delicious, gluten-free recipes. I have found some amazing blogs and websites that are inspiring me to actually want to cook!

I am a gluten free survivor!! Thanks for visiting.