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I looked around my supplementary "desk"/coffee table and observed:
- -- a very small glass of red wine (I'm not really a drinker but every other week it seems there's a new study out extolling the benefits of wine -- and, of course, it's gluten free!);
- -- 85% cocoa dark chocolate (this brand is Simple Truth Organic; it's made in Switzerland). It's actually labelled gluten free. The ingredients? Organic cocoa liquor; organic cocoa butter, organic cane sugar, organic vanilla pods. This is one of the few chocolate bars -- even among dark chocolate bars -- that doesn't contain dairy. My relationship with dairy ebbs and flows: long story short, I try to avoid milk and cream -- but, because cheese contains enzymes -- and because I'm not convinced that one can get all one's calcium from dark leafy greens and oranges -- I eat cheese.
- gluten free oats -- Trader Joe's brand. Trader Joe's sells a two-pound bag of gluten free oats (a product of Canada) for $3.99. That's a much better price per pound than any of the other Gf oat manufacturers out there. When TJ's first started carrying the oats, they sold very quickly and I often had to call in advance to reserve a few bags. I eat the oats with soy or nut milk (soy milk generally has about 7% protein, I get the enhanced nut milks I have seen in the stores recently that have about 10% protein.) I drizzle with honey.
- gluten free brownie experiment. At an event recently, I ate some amazing gluten free brownies -- major ingredients were an entire bar of dark chocolate, sour cream, and some kind of chili pepper. When I tried my own version at home - well, let's just say it was very chocolat-ey, but missing enough moisture and zing. I will refine the experiment and post it eventually!