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Eats & Such

What am I eating lately?  Weird combinations, that is what.  I don’t know what inspires me to combine certain foods, but my family often gives me strange looks.  That’s okay, I am a big girl, I can take it.  My current obsession is wraps with Food for Life Brown Rice Tortillas.  I try & pick these up when I am at Whole Foods once or twice a month and freeze the until I am ready to use them.  Once I have opened the package, I store them in the refrigerator.  While I have tried other gluten-free tortillas, I have come back to these.  They behave nicely and consistently.  For a while I had been using the La Tortilla Teff Tortillas, but they weren’t consistent.  Sometimes they wrapped well, other times they cracked.  We can’t have wraps that crack, right?  The Food for Life tortillas are less expensive, to boot!  Bonus! 

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This latest wrap pictured above has Applegate Farms turkey, mushrooms, avocado, dill pickle relish and mixed greens.  I heated the wrap up for 30 seconds in the microwave and then filled with the ingredients that I mentioned, so the insides were not warm, but cold.  I dipped the wrap in Trader Joe’s spicy brown mustard.  How do I know when a certain combination is a hit?  When I wake up craving it.  (No, I am not pregnant.)

I also love to make quesadillas with these tortillas – turkey, thinly sliced apple or pear and cheddar cheese makes a fabulous combination.

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Have you all read the article circulating the web about celiac patients being able to eat products made with hydrolyzed wheat flour with no ill effects? I am not sure how I feel about this.  If it is possible to eat a diet full of nutritious foods, why would I risk eating products that contain wheat flour, even if extensive research says they are safe?  What about those who don’t have Celiac disease, but non-celiac gluten intolerance?  There are not many times in my life where I feel deprived these days.  I feel that gluten-free food has come a long way with some of the products that have hit the market in the past 2 years. 

Would you eat products made with hydrolyzed wheat flour?  

5 comments to Eats & Such

  • MJ

    Nope, I wouldn't eat hydrolyzed wheat flour. I consider myself at least gluten-intolerant, but possibly actually celiac (don't get me started on the testing issues!). I'm even wondering lately if I am having a problem with GF rolled oats and GF steel cut oats. (that would be a bummer, I love my oats)

    Your combo doesn't seem weird to me at all – sounds pretty good (not sure about pickle relish tho). I combine too (as a kid, saltines w/ pb and sweet butter chip pickles!) – lately: sweet potato with almond butter, a can of tuna topped with TJ's grainy mustard (you can see the seeds, I forget the name), spinach topped with a sweet potato mustard I picked up in SC (it's really almost a sauce), red cabbage leaves w/ hummus and baby spinach (or try them with fajita meat) and my first green smoothie. Of course those all sound "normal" to me.

    I will have to try those tortillas – I didn't love the teff ones first time I tried them, so maybe rice is a better idea for my tastebuds.

  • Beth Brogan

    Kim, as you know I am not GF, but I can certainly relate to odd food combos. One of my (secret) favs is a triscuit cracker topped with a bit of peanut butter, a slice of cucumber and topped w/ a dab of mayo. And that's why it is (was) secret. I hate to make anyone feel sick, lol.

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  • Km

    Beth,

    That is a strange combo, but I would probably like it! I used to love Triscuits before I went GF!

    @MJ – Sweet potato w/almond butter sounds awesome!

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