Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Noodles & Company giveaway!

I have 2 free bowl coupons to give away! Each can be used for a free noodle or salad bowl. The soups are not gluten-free.

I have always been a huge fan of Noodles & Company, even more so now because I can easily eat there gluten-free. It seems odd, be able to eat at a noodle place, but may of their dishes can be made substituting rice noodles. It is also an easy place to eat vegetarian, which is also great for me...well when I decide to stay on the vegetarian wagon, which is really 99% of the time. As long as some grass-fed filet mignon is not put in front of me!

The Noodles & Company web site clearly lists gluten and all of the major allergens in an easy to read chart. When you order your meal, simply tell them you can't have gluten, or have a wheat allergy and they will mark it on your order to be "Allergy Aware" and take extra precaution when cooking it. Personally, I find it easier, sometimes, to say I have a wheat allergy, because people will start having visions of anaphylaxis and take it seriously. No one wants that to happen on their watch! Sometimes when I say 'gluten' people just look at me like I have a third eye.

Of course you don't have to eat vegetarian, as the sautéed shrimp, sautéed beef and braised beef are gluten-free.

The following sauces can be made with the rice noodles for a gluten-free noodle dish:
  • Pad Thai
  • Rosa
  • Pasta Fresca
  • Pesto
  • Tuscan
  • Marinara
  • Buttered noodles
The following salads are also gluten-free:
  • Chinese chop salad (no wontons)
  • Med salad (no cavatappi noodles)
  • Caesar salad (no croutons)
  • Tossed green side salad
  • Cucumber tomato side salad
My favorite dish is the Pasta Fresca with feta cheese and extra veggies.

So let's get down to the nitty gritty....the giveaway. It is simple, all you have to do is two things, 1) subscribe to my blog (in the upper right-hand corner of the page); and 2) leave a comment to this post of your favorite gluten-free noodle dish that you make at home. My daughter will choose 2 winners, at random, a week from today, on Wednesday, February 17th after 5pm central time.

Good luck!!


  1. My favorite noodle dish that I make at home has a sauce that is comprised of marinara, almond butter & flaxseed meal. You can read more about it here:


    I am off to subscribe to your blog! :)

  2. Hi Anne!

    My favorite noodle dish at home would be penne with a fresh marinara from garden fresh tomatoes. Can't wait for the growing season!

    I already have you on my google reader, so I'm up to date on the minute! And you're on my blogroll!

  3. It's a dish I learned from my in-laws in Germany. I just made it gluten free with the gluten free pastas. :D I take those spiral noodles, and make them according to package directions. Rinse well.

    Put a little oil in the bottom of a fry pan, and put the pasta in. Pour beaten eggs (or egg beaters gf) over the pasta, and toss until it's coated & cooked. :D Sometimes we add parsley, sometimes parmasan.

    I just signed up for your feed. :D

  4. Hey! I actually like making gluten-free spaghetti for my mom when she comes over. I add lots of veggies and use ground turkey in the sauce. :)

    And I just subscribed to your blog.

  5. Bunny and Kim are the winners!! Email me your address and I will get out the coupons. Thank you everyone for participating!!