Bob’s Red Mill

I might have already mentioned this company, but Bob’s Red Mill makes flour of every kind imaginable, and a bunch of them are gluten-free. They also make things like gluten-free brownie mix and gluten-free pizza dough mix, the latter of which was used to cook up the amazing treat you see here. Something that’s generally a gluten-free no-no: pizza.

People who’ve known me for a long time know that I used to work at a pizza place. For three summers in a row, I made fresh pasta, chopped, sauteed, mixed, and everything else a person does in a kitchen — I learned most of what I know about cooking during that time. And on a few occasions, I got to run the pizza ovens. But my favorite part was preparing the pizzas — kneading and spreading the dough and adding toppings. We made edible art hundreds of times a day. I’ve lost my touch a little, but it was fun to remember that time in my life, and most importantly, to be able to eat pizza! It’s something every New Yorker covets, and I can rarely partake. Thank you, Bob’s Red Mill!

Whole O’s Gluten-Free Cereal

I grew up eating Cheerios cereal a lot, and it’s one of the things I’ve lamented not being able to eat anymore as an adult (particularly the honey-nut variety). That is, until last weekend, when I noticed a box of Whole O’s gluten-free cereal at a local bodega-slash-quasi-health-food-store. They look just like real Cheerios! I added some almonds and dried cranberries. Slightly different taste, but pretty close to that same old satisfying crunch.

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