Monthly Archives: February 2014

Excellent muffins

A few days ago, I participated in a lunch meeting.  One of my friends brought muffins from a gluten-free mix she’s  discovered.  (She’s not gluten free, just a good person that goes out of her way to do good things for friends.)  It is the King Arthur gluten free muffin mix, and is very good with chopped apple mixed in with the batter, and topped with a mixture of sugar and cinnamon. Since my friend introduced me to these muffins a few months ago, I have made them several times.  They have wonderful taste, texture and are quite moist.  They don’t fall apart as you eat them, as so many gluten free products do.

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I have tried using raisins instead of the apples, but the apples do a much better job of infusing flavor into the muffins, and I believe help keep them more moist.

Another option would be to use brown sugar instead of white sugar when mixing with cinnamon for the topping.

People who are not gluten free will also enjoy them.  Give them a try – they’re excellent.
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Great lunch!

Last Sunday, a few friends from high school days got together for lunch and a matinee.
We ate at Mity Nice Grill, a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant in Water Tower Place.
As with the other LEYE restaurants I know, they are very gluten-free friendly. Not only do they have an extensive GF menu, the table rolls are gluten free. They are like a popover, with a great flavor. Table “bread” that is gluten free is an exceptional touch, and this was absolutely delicious! The waiter was top notch, and told us that the rolls were gluten free. When we mentioned how much we liked them, he brought another basket with a generous number.

There were so many enticing options on the menu (including hamburgers on GF buns), I had difficulty making my decision. I chose the whitefish, and it was perfectly prepared. The fish was served with a generous portion of roasted potatoes and wilted spinach. A great meal!

Mity Nice Grill
835 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, 312-335-4745
GF Menu