Please, please, please forgive me. I am begging you. If it’s any consolation, at least I only poisoned myself in our household.
I am hoping no one has had time to make the Asada Stew recipe I posted a couple of days ago. It was brought to my attention by Anne of Gluten-Free Musings that the tri-tip asada was not on the Trader Joe’s “No Gluten Ingredients Used” list that I linked to. I had already thrown out the package by that point, so I could just go look at the ingredients.
But, I always read the labels. Just like we all do. And, I am very good at reading labels and having the key words just pop out at me. (My mother is allergic to onions, so I have always been a label reader. Even before I had to do it for myself.) So, I was positive that I read that label well.
Then, I started to worry. I had been having my normal (no such thing as normal with this) typical reaction when I get a little bit of gluten over a period of time. Can’t fall asleep until 2 or 3am. No matter how tired I am. The skin on my fingers was drying up, cracking and bleeding for no apparent reason. (If I get a larger amount, such as a crumb, I get nauseous after a few hours, so I find what the offender is and stop eating it.) I attributed it to the taffy that a family member brought to us. It was so kind of her, but no ingredients listed and no way for me to know if there was cross contamination.
Well, today I finally got to Trader Joe’s. I looked at the ingredients on the tri-tip asada, and there it was. Dried soy sauce (contains wheat).
Uuuuuuggggggghhhhhhhh! What was I thinking? Or not thinking? Oh, crap!
So, I am begging for forgiveness on my knees. Please tell me that no one has made this. (Kim – Looks like you might need to give yours away.)
I really liked the taste, so I am going to find the seasonings to use and make it again (without the wheat). So, I will be posting the new recipe when I get it right.
It should still be pretty easy. Just add the seasonings to a regular, plain tri-tip (or some other meat).Please, stay tuned.
In other news, I just found out that Tony Curtis passed away. He was one of my first crushes when I was a little girl. Boy, was he dreamy. Some Like It Hot. The Sweet Smell of Success. Two of the best movies, ever. So, in honor of The Flintstones being 50 years old, today… I say, “So long, Stony Curtis. You were my favorite guest star, along with Anne Margrock. You, your acting, and, yes, your beautiful face will be missed by many.”
- Hollywood legend Tony Curtis dies at 85 (today.msnbc.msn.com)