Monday, 26 December 2011

Microwave steam bags - easy way to cook gluten free food safely

Quickasteam microwave  steam bags   Planit Products Ltd,

The bags allow you to steam a variety of foods in a microwave in very little time.  I have been cooking this week with virtually no dishes or pans due to a hiccup in our house moving plans.  These bags have allowed me to cook quickly and easily and not have much washing up.

I am using these at home in a gluten free house.  It struck me that they would make it easy to cook safely in a contaminated or uncertain environment.  Just place your vegetables or other foods in the bags in a clean environment, microwave and tip straight onto your plate.  You would need to manage spoilage, keeping foods chilled or frozen if need be.  These bags are going to become a regular part of my programme for eating safely.

Friday, 23 December 2011

McDonald's fries - are they gluten free? Warning!!

A while ago I posted a blog on McDonald's fries after a query on another site led me to look at their website and gluten information.  Theoretically they are safe, but I have had several comments posted saying how ill people are after eating them.  I haven't been brave enough to try - fast food places are scary as even the air feels dangerous.

Following on from these comments I have to say that I think you should avoid McDonald's fries if you are gluten intolerant.