Gluten free preparation and recommendations?

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Gluten free preparation and recommendations?

Postby Auximenes » Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:49 am

Hello :)
This year is my first year at Burning Man. I have Celiac/gluten intolerance, and eat a gluten free diet. Is there anyone out there with any tips on what to pack/eat for optimum energy, or tips on what is best to bring in the BM environment?

Thanks for any help!

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Postby Token » Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:57 am

Rice, leafy green veggies, corn tortilas and meat.
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Postby phil » Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:28 pm

I have links to places that sell gluten-free food here:

I'd suggest trying the items before you get to the playa just to be safe. The meals sold include vegetarian, kosher, vegens, lactovegetarians, and lacto-ovovegetarians, and only Thor knows what else. Do a search on the page from your browser to find mentions of gluten.
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Postby Token » Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:29 pm

Rice, leafy green veggies, corn tortillas and meat.

Now we can stuttttttter together. :)
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Postby Rusted Iron » Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:28 pm

Trader Joe's has a lot of gluten free products.

The "Savory" rice crackers and with sliced cheese are a favorite around our camp. Brown rice fusilli is great for pasta dishes. (The gray water from pasta is awful, so have a container that you can seal up and truck the stuff out.) They sell packaged mac and cheese that is also rice based.

If you don't have a TJs in your area, you can stop at one in Reno, or go to some place like Whole Foods. (And spend more.) Raleys also has a section of the store that sells similiar products.
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Postby marcgorcey » Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:34 am

A friend of mine enjoys injera:
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Postby JulzQ1 » Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:39 pm

My fiance is also gluten-free. We are pre-cooking most of our meals, vacuum sealing them, putting them on dry ice, & bringing them out. However, I wouldn't recommend that for your first time.

Sprouts Farmer's Markets have a WIDE selection of gluten free products (more than Trader Joes). They have stores in CA, AZ, CO, & TX. Henry's Farmer's Markets (owned by the same company) have stores in CA as well. Trader Joe's and Whole Foods are good options too.

What do you eat normally? If you've been GF for awhile you probably already know your local supermarket well and what products are and are not gluten free.

Beef Jerky - made without soy sauce of course, or with wheat-free Tamari. Trader Joe's sells wheat free beef jerky, it's a bit pricey but good.

Rice Cakes - with peanut butter & jelly. We eat rice cakes with lunch meat too. Some people look at us funny but I think it's good.

Energy Bars - there are nut based energy bars at Trader Joes (not the trek-mix bars) but actual energy bars that are GF. I forgot the brand name but they're quite tasty.
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Postby JulzQ1 » Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:52 pm


Quinoa, the super grain which is high in protein and nutrient dense may also be something to consider. It's easier and faster to make than rice. (It's cheap at Trader Joes).

I personally like this quinoa, black bean, and corn recipe. ... etail.aspx You can substitute canned corn for frozen.
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Postby skibear » Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:26 pm

marcgorcey wrote:A friend of mine enjoys injera:

True in Ethiopia ,but as my wife, a celiac, found out most
Injera bread in the US is made with wheat in the mix.

Even at Ethiopian restaurants here in Maryland.

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Postby C.f.M. » Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:24 am

Injera isn't gf - unless you make it yourself.

Think about what you eat on a regular basis, that's how I pack food for burns. This time will be an exception, as I will be on the road for I'm also working on what to take.

And, I am not at all familiar with Trader Joe's (as far as what they have, what is good, etc.), so that'll take a bit more time when we stop there right before BRC.

A friend of mine is also gf (and a BM employee, so she's been out there a time or two...) and her advice to me was:

"My staples out there usually fall into the Thai Kitchen rice noodle
ramen soup packs, Annie's wheat free mac n cheese, Trader Joe's makes an
awesome gluten free rice tortilla (burrito sized!).

Salty is going to be your best friend. Nuts, chips, granola bars or any
other bar that you like to nibble on for a snack.

I usually tend to eat breakfast because it isn't so hot yet - cereal or
fruit and a bar or if I'm fancy - wheat free pancakes or somethin like that.

Lunch - I do a lot of vegetables and salad type stuff. It can be hot in
the middle of the day and I often don't want to eat too much.

Dinner - one of those other things or tasty bites and boil in a bag rice.

oranges hold up well, as do apples - bananas, melons, peaches, berries
and other stuff not so much."

Tasty Bites makes Indian food you don't have to pre-heat, I always freeze some hummus and take some carrots, black bean soup/salsa...and lots of Redbridge.
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Postby SilverFly » Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:23 pm

Hard-boiled eggs & larabars!
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Re: Gluten free preparation and recommendations?

Postby beachlife » Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:52 pm

majicbunnies - tell us, how did your GF burn go? Whatcha survive on? Planning for my first....
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