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Burgers

They are back in my life, wearing buns.

I got some Udi’s buns at Trader Joes last week. And they taste just like regular multi-grain buns. They toasted on the grill and made a perfect burger! I put the rest in freezer because they have a shorter shelf life than regular wheat flour buns.

buns

After a long day back at work, the last thing I really wanted to do was cook. We just got back from a great weekend in TN but it left little time to do the weekend things I usually like to do before a long work week. I didn’t get laundry, grocery shopping, or house cleaning done and naturally, the balance of the Earth’s axis will tilt if I don’t have all my ducks in a row. The older I get, the more annoying I get. I honestly do not know how Frankie puts up with my shenanigans.

grill

I asked Stephen to fire up the grill while I worked on some laundry and dishes. We both wanted more vegetables so I got a pan of asparagus going. What is it about traveling that makes me want to eat extra “healthy”? I eat relatively healthy while traveling so I’m not sure what the big deal is, but we both were craving plain vegetables. By plain, I mean butter and cheese added. I smashed some potatoes with cheddar and roasted asparagus with parm. I have no cheese shame whatsoever.

The bun in question. This was a little more hearty than the Genius bread I recently tried and loved. I think I will try the Udi’s brand for regular bread next time. Unless these had tiny flags notifying people they were gluten-free, I don’t think many people would know. 

dinner 

Super creative tilting pic that makes people think I have an “artistic eye” for photography. In reality, it looks like the plate is about to slide off the table.

dinner2

I also didn’t realize just how much my need to eliminate gluten affects Stephen, as well. Gone are the days when he could freely sling grill tools and food around. I didn’t realize what care he remembered to take with cross-contamination. Everything was the fine until he got to grilling the bread. He made sure he kept his evil wheat bread far away on the other side of the grill from my pristine GF buns. And he only used the flipper for his buns. He didn’t touch them with his hands. He used his hands only on my buns and made sure he didn’t use the flipper on them. I wouldn’t have thought about that, but I’m so glad he did. I didn’t have any contamination issues the next morning.

Anybody tried any other brand of gluten-free breads? I’m looking for sub rolls or hoagie type rolls.

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Amanda

Monday 29th of October 2012

I haven't seen those buns at any of our local stores (although we live in a small-ish town and don't have a Whole Foods; we have Kroger, Wal-mart, and one tiny local health food store that tries really hard) but I'll keep my eye out for them! They look good. I haven't really tried any GF breads, but I really like Bob's Red Mill GF mixes. He has one for bread that I want to try, and a pizza crust that is sitting in my pantry now, waiting for me to make it!

Katrina

Monday 29th of October 2012

I have that same pizza crust! It's been staring at me for a few weeks but I'm a little skeptical at my talents with pizza dough. This weekend will be a great weekend to try it out. I have loved all of the BRM products I've tried so far, especially the brownie. Much better than a regular box kind, in my opinion. ;)