Archive for September, 2011

Smoke’s Poutinerie Opening Soon!

There will soon be a new poutine place in town! Smokes’s Poutinerie will soon be open at 5236 Blowers Street (by Pizza Corner). We asked about their gluten-free options and we got a quick, friendly reply.

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Finding Processed Meats That Aren’t So Processed

One of the first things that I eliminated from my diet when I was diagnosed with Celiac disease was sandwich meats. Processed meats are so full of fillers, most of which contain gluten. However, there are gluten-free options out there!

First, don’t even think about getting the meat from the deli counter. They handle way too many different kinds of meat to ensure you’re getting a gluten-free product. Stick with a packaged option.

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MIX Fresh Kitchen Closes!

Earlier this year, I posted a review about MIX Fresh Kitchen. I’m sorry to say that it’s closed its doors! Local weekly The Coast has more information here.

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New Staple in My Freezer!

A friend of mine brought me some Kinnikinnick donuts last night. They need to be kept frozen and can then be microwaved for 10-20 seconds. Frankly, I was skeptical of how they would taste but I figured I would give it a try. (After all, their pizza crusts are a staple in our house – and I am pretty sure that Boston Pizza uses them also!)

Am I ever glad I did!

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Perfect Potato Casserole

I’ve recently discovered a recipe that has become a staple in our house. It’s easy to prepare, flexible, and gluten-free! If you love potatoes, you’ll love this dish.

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Are Mike’s Hard Coolers Gluten-Free?

In Canada, Celiac cooler lovers have a pretty easy time: most coolers are made with rum, wine, or vodka, and are gluten-free 99% of the time. However, in the United States, things are more complicated: coolers are sold as “malt beverages.” I believe that this is so that they can be sold outside of liquor stores like beer.

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Had a Great Time at Bâton Rouge… But We’re Not Sure Why!

I ate at Bâton Rouge several years ago (pre-Celiac) and thoroughly enjoyed it, so I was very excited when they announced that they were coming to Halifax. Mike and I waited a few weeks after their opening to try the Halifax location out.

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