General Mills has recalled nearly two million boxes of Cheerios labeled gluten-free after wheat flour accidentally made it into the gluten-free oat flour system at the company’s Lodi, California facility, USA Today reports.
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• If you plan on grilling up a hamburger this weekend, one thing you should know beforehand: A new Consumer Reports investigation found that pretty much all store-bought hamburger meat “contained bacteria that signified fecal contamination.” Yeah, there’s poop in your hamburger meat. But, if you’re going to buy it anyway, you’re better off going with grass-fed. [Mother Jones]
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If you’re a fan of the grub at Pure Fare and Agno, get ready to add a new lunch spot to your weekly lineup: Kriti Sehgal, owner of the two gluten-free-friendly joints, is opening up a new Southeast Asian-inspired takeout window in Rittenhouse, slated to open mid-September. And let me tell you, the food is good.
The concept of gluten-free diets has been a hot topic for years now, but I’ve never never needed to pay attention to it until recently. See, I’m a firm believer in the fact that going gluten-free is only something one needs to do out of medical necessity. It isn’t a weight-loss diet, so I’ve never seen the need to wade into the gluten-free waters. Besides, I’ve eaten pretty much the same way for at least the past 10 years.
But when my husband started eating gluten-free about a month ago in an attempt to alleviate the symptoms of an autoimmune disease, the cook in the family — i.e. me — had to change her wheat-loving ways — and quickly. Read more »
We’ve said it before: A gluten-free diet doesn’t necessarily benefit those who do not have celiac disease or gluten intolerance, and it certainly isn’t a weight-loss diet, despite what many people tend to think. And now, there’s even more scientific evidence to show that opting for a gluten-free product at the grocery store — unless you have celiac disease or are gluten intolerant — isn’t the healthier choice, no matter how you swing it.
I don’t know about you, but I’m always down to celebrate a special occasion with a feast of wholesome food. And lucky for us at Be Well Philly, one of our favorite eateries, Rittenhouse’s P.S. & Co., is celebrating its first birthday tomorrow night with a barbecue in its newly opened garden space.
Can you think of a better way to start your day than with a popsicle? Because I can’t. And thanks to the good people over at Pure Fare, you can do just that and you don’t even have to feel guilty about it (for real!): The gluten-free, mostly-organic spot just started whipping up breakfast popsicles, and the first concoction — made with hemp milk, coconut milk, blueberries, granola and maple syrup — is basically your morning bowl of granola made better. Who else is drooling?
Rittenhouse’s newest restaurant addition, Farmer’s Keep, is kind of like the fast, casual restaurant version of a Whole Foods salad bar: The menu offerings are all over the place (On my plate, I had scoops of eggplant caponata, soy rice noodles, quinoa tabbouleh, Greek salad with tofu, and much more), they aim to use local and seasonal ingredients, and you are charged by the pound. And like Whole Foods, it’s easy to fork over way more money than you thought you would. To wit: I walked away with what was, I’ll admit, a pretty full plate, that weighed 1.8 pounds and cost me $20. Read more »