Monday, April 23, 2012


evol bowls
It can be difficult for those of us with Celiac Disease to find something not only gluten-free but something that tastes good, is healthy, and filling. Evol bowls are just what the Celiac ordered! The steak is real steak and is tasty. The fire grilled flavor was throughout the entire bowl of food.

GMO-free and rBST-free, evol is completely natural and some ingredients are organic. Their packaging is earth-friendly made from recycled board. The bowl itself is compostable made from sugar cane.

It heats up quickly in the microwave (under four minutes). I added some sour cream and a package of Wholly Guacamole 100 Cal Packs and it was almost restaurant quality!

These can be found in the freezer section of Akin's, Petty's and Whole Foods.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Santa Fe Cattle Co

Santa Fe Cattle Co has been a favorite haunt of my family's for about a year now. When I discovered I was gluten intolerant, I was concerned I wouldn't be able to eat here. Every Saturday we go to Wal-Mart and this restaurant is in the same complex so it's extremely convenient. It's usually really good. Although it did go downhill for awhile, it seems to be redeeming itself lately. The wait staff in the past has been pretty dismal but this past week when I visited, the server we had was especially nice and very accommodating. I told her up front that I was eating gluten-free and to please make sure there was no cross contamination. This was the first time I have eaten there since going gluten-free and I was impressed.

one of the many fun signs hanging in the dining area
I ordered the smothered chopped sirloin with a baked potato. It's a half pound of chopped steak topped with sauteed mushrooms and onions then smothered in Monterrey Jack cheese. The meal came piping hot and was extremely tasty. I loved the steak and the baked potato. I had absolutely no ill effects and definitely plan on going back.

peanuts at every table
Santa Fe Cattle Co
Real. Fresh. Fun
12131 S Vancouver Ave, Glenpool
(918) 321-2727

If you have eaten gluten-free at a local restaurant in the Tulsa area, I would love for you to guest post. Just contact me!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

My Symptoms

I thought I should post my laundry list of symptoms here for reference.

Easy Bruising - was tested for Diabetes in my early 20s because of this
*Abdominal Pain
*Constipation alternating with diarrhea
*Diarrhea, chronic
*Borborygmi (stomach rumbling) - ever sat next to me and heard this?
*Gall Bladder Disease - Surgery Dec 2007 and Jan 2008
*Asthma - I have a hard time breathing after eating gluten.
Kidney Stones - Jan 2010 The ones I had are gone but they could come back.
Dysmenorrhea (painful menstrual periods)
*Bipolar Disorder
*Easy Frustration and Anger
*Panic Attacks
Slow and Scattered Thinking - much better but still struggling
*Weeping Sores on Scalp - caused from gluten shampoos
*Cystic Acne
*Redness on my face
*Sinus Issues - the first thing that happens when I eat gluten is a runny nose. That's a couple of bites into it. My sinuses are crystal clear now and I'm positive I have stopped snoring.
*Muscle Weakness - Didn't realize I had this until I went off gluten
*Arthritis - I have it in my hands and now the pain is gone
*Nausea - Not so much now, but I had a lot before my gall bladder surgery and more recently, about 5 years ago.
*Fatigue - sleeping 12 hours a day and still feeling exhausted
*Urinary Tract Infection - After eating gluten, I feel that sensation
*Impatience - This is SO me
Lack of Desire to Get Things Done - I have a horrible case of lack of motivation. It's something I've struggled with for a very long time.
*Foggy Head - Didn't realize I had this until I went off gluten

I am not saying Celiac Disease caused ALL of this but I'm sure it played an important part.

* things that have gone away since being GF for almost 6 weeks.

Fact: At least 3 million Americans have Celiac Disease. 97% are undiagnosed. That's more than the population of Nevada.