Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Gluten-Free at the Dollar Store

Over the years I have haunted the local dollar store while killing time during the kids' tae kwon do and gymnastics lessons or in between regular errand runs, and I've always found some good deals: the handknit sweater in Muppet shades of blue, orange and purple which got many compliments until it got shrunk in the wash, duct tape, art supplies, calendars and all sorts of hair adornments. The food aisles, however, usually contain lots of "zoo food" as writer Jim Harrison dubs over-processed grub, chock full of high-fructose corn syrup, chemicals, dyes, and in the last year, WHEAT!

However, with the new refrigerated case that the Dollar Store folks added last year, Dan and I have begun to inspect the other grocery items, and while we are steering clear of the suspiciously-colored fish fillets, we have brought home some cheese. A lovely, runny, Wisconsin-made Brie as a matter of fact. So don't forget to inspect the dollar stores in your search of gluten-free eating so you can scoop up a bargain and help off-set the high price of this special diet.

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