Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sorry it's been so long

It's been awhile, hasn't it? Well, I do have an excuse which may serve as good news for some of you: Sometimes I forget I have Celiac Disease. I've finally got this gluten-free thing down and life is near normal again.

That being said, I do still have some positive experiences and even some negative to share. I'll do my best to continue sharing on a more regular basis.

So here we go. Who misses pizza? I've never really loved pizza but there is something about the simplicity of all your food groups in one bite that's as easy as pizza. At first I just made some at home using Udi's shells. These shells are great! They are a thin crust though. If that's not your style, I have used Bob's Red Mill pizza crust mix which is a much thicker but equally delicious crust. These pizzas are great but I was still missing out on one of the big reasons people love pizza. How many times have you said "let's just order pizza"? I had been missing that phrase. I had heard about a few places around but nothing in the neighborhood until I heard about Lucci's having gluten-free pizza. They have one size (somewhere in between small and medium). The crust is made by the local gluten-free bakery. Overall my review is good though I do have a few concerns about their practices to avoid cross-contamination. For one of my orders, we noticed that they were using the same cutter. My suggestion would be to just explain your needs to them when ordering. The concern is only with the handling, which is easily fixed, not with the actual ingredients. Anyone else have suggestions on other gluten-free pizza in the area?

*Sneak peak*- Stay tuned for "Cheech and the Windy City- a gluten-free adventure"!