If you’ve been reading with any regularity (and if you haven’t, why the heck not?) you’ll know that I’ve been searching for a gluten-free way to eat a cheeseburger that doesn’t totally taste like chalk in my throat. A few months ago, I saw that Udi’s was putting said bun on the market, yet my local Whole Foods seems to hate me, and it was never there when I shopped. Why do you taunt me, Whole Foods on 3rd and Fairfax? How is it you can sell 25 brands of gluten-free all-purpose flour, yet only one gf hamburger bun, that’s really more like a biscuit?
And this is why I had to crash a party at BlogHer a few weeks ago, and cram a cheeseburger on an Udi’s gf bun right into my face. I would apologize to the Cheap Sally hosts for tricking their door people into admitting me and a plus one into the party, but let me tell you why I won’t: First of all, this party was being thrown by a handful of people, two of whom were Udi’s gluten-free greatness, and Lifetime Moms. Umm, my husband works for Lifetime, and gluten is my bitch. I should have been on the freaking VIP list. I should have been allowed to speak at this event. So I lied my way in and went to TOWN on the Udi’s products.
After seeing such an enthusiastic eater of their free goods, naturally, Udi’s followed up with me to first ask if I was okay after eating so many burgers and snickerdoodles, and then to see if I felt like sharing the news with readers. Heck yeah, I said. Here’s what went down in my house this weekend, gluten-free, and courtesy of Udi’s gluten-free buns.
Do you see that? It’s a gluten-free bun being toasted on our grill. It’s getting burger juices all around it, just like a normal bun. It also looks more like a normal bun than other ones I’ve tried. But of course, the taste test is crucial and while I LOVED this bun, I had to make the non-celiacs try it as well, as I cannot always be trusted. The hubs gives it a hearty thumbs up, and the kid didn’t even notice she was eating gluten-free. Which means, we’re going all g-free Udi’s in our house for sandwiches now since I fooled her into not complaining, “I’m tired of gluten-free!”
Whoo! So this is what you can throw on your grill this Labor Day, and if you would like some help with the cook-out and/or back-to-school yumminess, ‘like’ Gluten Is My Bitch and Udi’s Gluten Free Foods on Facebook, and you’ll be entered TWICE to win a $50 back-t0-school prize pack from Udi’s. (Be sure you tell me about the Udi’s in comments!)
What’s on your grill this Labor Day?