Monday, May 9, 2011

Tasty Gluten Free Tortilla - An Oxymoron?

Have you found a tasty gluten free tortilla that had a texture other than gummy or crumbly? I haven't. But I really do miss tortillas. They make a great sandwich wrap, are perfect for fajitas and do I even need to mention quesadillas? I miss them all.

Last night I went out for dinner and ordered fajitas with corn tortillas. The fajitas were good but as usual the corn tortillas fell apart in my hands.

I have learned at home that if I toast the corn tortillas in a pan for a few minutes, they will hold up a little longer than just microwaving them. And if I fry them in grapeseed oil they make the BEST tostadas. But corn tortillas are NOT good for a wrap sandwich and I have to admit, I don't like quesadillas made with corn tortillas either.

With Summer upon me, I find myself once again looking for a tortilla wrap. I am hoping that Udi's or Rudi's solves this dilemma for me, and soon.

Update: April 14, 2012
Rudi's has come out with gluten free tortillas. I bought some plain ones at a special demo at Costco and I am happy to report they are pretty good. They dry out easily and have a weird "sour" taste to them but they are better than anything else I have tried. I even put them in the freezer and now pull them out when I need them. That worked just fine. Rudi's is rolling them out now so I would imagine they will be hard to find for the next few months but hopefully soon they will be widely available! A wrap sandwich will be a great summer treat!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Sam Mills Corn Pasta (in my purse)

Last night I went to a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Tails of Woe (, a wonderful organization that raises money to help for vet bills when families can't afford expensive veterinary care for their pets. I knew I shouldn't eat the pasta so I decided to cook up my own and bring it with me.

About two weeks ago, I discovered Sam Mills Corn Pasta as Costco and I bought it. So I cooked some up about a half an hour before I needed to leave for the dinner. Then I tossed it with a little olive oil and put it in a Ziploc bag to stash in my purse. My friends were laughing at me carrying cooked pasta in my purse, but it worked out perfectly. I simply ordered the sauce on the side with an empty bowl. I skipped the garlic bread and ate my pasta.

It proved to me that I don't have to miss out on events or be naughty and eat gluten when I know I shouldn't. I just have to be willing to carry pasta in my purse!

By the way, the corn pasta is really good. It now ranks up there with quinoa pasta in my book. I hope I don't have to eat rice pasta again (even though I know I will)!