So, what’s my point for this entry? I’m getting to it. I was supporting a local establishment that is a popular staple downtown for the lunch crowd. I was doing my part. This place, The Feed Store, offers seven soups and a multitude of sandwiches…. SEVEN SOUPS! Now, as a gluten-free eater, I know that ordering soup can be tricky. Cream-based soups usually have flour to thicken them. But, I reasoned that out of seven options, surely I could find one that I could eat. I geared up, preparing my taste buds for a beef vegetable or a nice tasty lentil. As I looked down the list I saw these choices
Cream of Spinach
Cream of Broccoli
Beef Barley (yes, barley is on the list of no-no’s for gluten-free eaters)
Never wanting to assume, I asked if by chance they used corn starch in any of their soups instead of flour. Nope. Every last one was off limits.
Okay, so here is my point. I’ll try to eat local if local tries to feed me gluten free. We’re going to try and change their ways….stay tuned.