Tuesday, May 19, 2009

JUST CURIOUS....

What dishes do you miss most since becoming a gluten-free vegetarian?
Could you leave a comment and let me know?
Thanks!
(for me, it's vegetarian Italian sausage)

8 comments:

fleababe said...

Gluten-free (but not a vegetarian, although I try my best) and I miss being able to go into an Italian restaurant and order home-made ravioli. At home, I miss Challah bread. Oh, and graham crackers. And those twisty cheese sticks. And egg noodles. And REAL bagels although the Glutino bagels are close, when one is desperate.

G.F.Veg said...

hi fleababe,

believe it or not, ravioli is at the top of my list, too (well, maybe after gluten free vegetarian sausages). and i'm interested in graham crackers and challah as well. i'm fine with glutino bagels, but might, for frugality's sake, or just for the challenge, try to make a bagel at some point, too. but yeah, ravioli....all kinds...pumpkin ravioli in sage butter or ricotta and mozzarella in my phoney bolognese. that's a definite priority!

Anaquita said...

For me it's normal bread stuffs. Especially Olive Garden's garlic bread sticks! It's getting easier though. At least I can still have my potatoes!

G.F.Veg said...

anaquita, sometime in your life you need to come to nyc and eat at risotteria (see a video on them at youtube) where the gf pizzas are great and the breadsticks on every table are both gf and free of charge (and immediately refilled when the container is empty!).

it's a very unpretentious, neighborhoody sort of place, but for gf folks it's kind of like you died and went to heaven!!

but in the meantime, (i'll be making this a formal post soon) you can take the batter listed here for italian bread, put it in a ziplok bag, cut the tip and pipe the batter onto cookie sheets. cook long enough for them to really crisp up and voila! breadsticks!

(nothing against potatoes, though, i love 'em!)

Laura said...

I miss making homemade bread. I stopped buying bread from the store ages ago, but had to give up my whole grain, whole wheat bread last year. And warm chocolate chip cookies. Sigh.

G.F.Veg said...

I was never a breadbaker until going GF, so for me this is all I know and it's still pretty wonderful when it succeeds and you look at those loaves and say, wow, I can't believe my efforts are the source of that amazing food. I'm not a big chocolate chip cookie fan but I think you may have seen my reference to the disastrous eating of 5 dozen oatmeal cookies in one week by me, alone! NOT a good idea. But they were spectacular. As I'm sure your chocolate chip could be, even GF. There are certified gluten-free chocolate chips, if that's your worry. It's really worth baking again! Make the teff bread here and see if you like it. It's kind of like a cracked wheat bread taste but I'll keep experimenting, so watch for new additions in the bread department!

JC said...

I miss good vegetarian and gluten free sausages. I like the soyizo but miss the sage taste found in morning star farms. I will try to make my own...

G.F.Veg said...

hi JC

just had soyriso in soup for lunch. i definitely know what you mean about sausage. it's one of my projects too---just haven't gotten around to it yet!