Sunday, May 13, 2012
Wellence is apparently an ingredient they are marketing to make GF baked goods taste more like non-GF baked foods (put that pliability or "bounce" back into GF foods). It is made by a subsidiary of Dow Chemical which makes me a little wary...
On further reading, I found this: "Wellence 47129 parent materials are water-soluble polymers derived from cellulose, the most abundant polymer in nature. Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose and carboxymethylcellulose, sodium salt products are manufactured from highly purified cellulose which is further modified to obtain the desired properties. The wood pulp used by the parent material of Wellence 47129 plants in Europe and North America is a high purity, specialty cellulose designed for chemical processes."
I read further and found that carboxymethylcellulose is also used in wallpaper paste?! It may be very safe, but I will want to do more research myself and hear from others about Wellence as more information becomes available. Granted, plain cellulose is the carbohydrate backbone of the cell walls of most plants (about as organic as it gets), but once you mix it in the lab with various reagents, could be safe or perhaps not...
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Monday, September 13, 2010
Gluten free pizza is now at Mellow Mushroom in Wilmington!
We haven’t been to MM since my son stopped eating gluten and dairy, and we have missed it. We missed it so much that I neglected to take photos during all the excitement of returning to our family’s favorite spot. I would take photos of leftovers, but there are none.
Here’s the skinny:
You can get a medium gluten free pizza for $10.50 plus a dollar or so per topping. The menu lists gluten free toppings, and they even have soy cheese. Hallelujah!
I thought the pizza was great and more importantly, my son loved it. I look forward to picking up a pizza to go before birthday parties where pizza is standard fare.
Thank you MM, and we’ll keep on ‘shroomin.