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Red Meat, I’m Not Scared of You

Where's The Beef?

Oy to the vey, people. Apparently what everyone but the beef council has been whispering for years is true: Eat red meat, cut years off of your life. You’ve got your cancer, your heart disease, and “just about any other cause.” Yikes! But burgers are good. Which is why I’ve spent the last 24 hours trying to figure out how to justify my burger habit.

Listen, gluten is what I worry about. Quite frankly, that’s enough. For all of you who have to also go dairy-free, soy-free, octopus-free (I’m so, so, sorry), I feel for you. And I fear that I could one day join you in the multi-allergic world. So for now, until I absolutely have to, I’m not giving up one more damn thing. Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Los Angeles: The Counter

Ahh, yeah, it’s about time a burger joint loaded up on gluten-free buns in the greater Los Angeles area. I’m tired of bringing my own bun to every greasy spoon, chain, and friend’s house. Sure I’m prepared to go protein style, and I usually do, but when I see a gluten-free bun on an actual menu, well, my heart grows two sizes larger.

What made this discovery especially exciting was that I stopped by The Counter on Wilshire Boulevard with my toddler, in hopes of having a mom and me lunch date. I had zero expectations about gluten-free, I just knew that my little dude would eat a cheeseburger, and hopefully not go batshit crazy in public. (Wrong, on both counts.) Still, when I was presented with my order form that The Counter is famous for, imagine my surprise when a bun option was gluten-free. Wheeeeee! Continue reading

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We Have a Gluten-Free Winner!

You can be just like me! Happy and burger-full.

Thank you to everyone who entered the Udi’s/GIMB contest. Hopefully you’ve seen the beauty of a gluten-free hamburger bun, and will continue the tradition of smuggling them into your favorite burger joints. And while everyone is truly a winner, if you chow down on gf goodness this weekend, only one can win the super duper $50 back-to-school prize pack from Udi’s. And that one lucky lady is . . . Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Hamburger Bun GORGE & Giveaway!

Meet the Happiest Girl in the World. (The Beer Helps.)

If you’ve been reading with any regularity (and if you haven’t, why the heck not?) you’ll know that I’ve been searching for a gluten-free way to eat a cheeseburger that doesn’t totally taste like chalk in my throat. A few months ago, I saw that Udi’s was putting said bun on the market, yet my local Whole Foods seems to hate me, and it was never there when I shopped. Why do you taunt me, Whole Foods on 3rd and Fairfax? How is it you can sell 25 brands of gluten-free all-purpose flour, yet only one gf hamburger bun, that’s really more like a biscuit?

And this is why I had to crash a party at BlogHer a few weeks ago, and cram a cheeseburger on an Udi’s gf bun right into my face. I would apologize to the Cheap Sally hosts for tricking their door people into admitting me and a plus one into the party, but let me tell you why I won’t: First of all, this party was being thrown by a handful of people, two of whom were Udi’s gluten-free greatness, and Lifetime Moms. Umm, my husband works for Lifetime, and gluten is my bitch. I should have been on the freaking VIP list. I should have been allowed to speak at this event. So I lied my way in and went to TOWN on the Udi’s products.

After seeing such an enthusiastic eater of their free goods, naturally, Udi’s followed up with me to first ask if I was okay after eating so many burgers and snickerdoodles, and then to see if I felt like sharing the news with readers. Heck yeah, I said. Here’s what went down in my house this weekend, gluten-free, and courtesy of Udi’s gluten-free bunsContinue reading

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