Gluten-Free Travel: Two Gluten-Free Restaurants on the Road

It’s been quite a while since our trip to Los Angeles, but we still have some information that we haven’t posted. To tell the truth I don’t think I posted anything yet because we didn’t exactly gather enough information to be able to put together a full review. So today I decided to just put up what we had in a quick post.

Gluten-Free Travel Item 1: Cafe Yumm in Springfield, Oregon

Although we’re both Yumm Sauce fans, we were underwhelmed with Cafe Yumm. For those of you outside of Oregon, Yumm Sauce is a yellow curry sauce which is kind of garlicky and tastes good on just about anything. For a while Trader Joe’s was carrying it. It also happens to be gluten-free and vegan.

Gluten Free Lunch at Cafe Yum

A stop in their Springfield, Oregon branch made us feel like we were in a fast food franchise like Chipotle (evil) or Noodles & Company (maybe not so evil but still a fast food chain). That and the lackluster fare left us flat. Sorry Cafe Yumm, we used to like you better.

Times we have visited: 1 (So your experience may vary.)
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Price compared to “regular”: Same

Cafe Yumm
Multiple Locations

Gluten-Free Travel Item 2: GreenGo’s in Redding, California

Editor’s Note – April 2011 – GreenGo’s in Redding has Closed. This (was) is a great option for anybody traveling between Portland and the Bay Area, because Redding is about halfway between the two. GreenGo’s “Natural & Organic Food to Go!” is something of a health food stop and also has gluten-free items. They have gluten-free bread for sandwiches, gluten-free pasta, and also vegan options. It’s kind of a friendly little place. We both had salads. All the ingredients were fresh and the food was delicious. There were a lot of people coming in and out while we were there, so it’s obviously popular with the locals. We’re definitely going to stop there again the next time we go through.

Times we have visited: 1 (So your experience may vary.)
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Price compared to “regular”: Same

Now Closed

Adopt a Gluten Free Blogger: Sorghum Cauliflower Curry

This post is part of a gluten-free blog event that Sea over at the Book of Yum put together. For this month’s Adopt a Gluten Free Blogger event, I’ve adopted Catherine at A Gluten Free Guide. We decided to cook her Sorghum Cauliflower Curry. Catherine was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2004, and has been doing her best to get back to “normal” life since. She started A Gluten Free Guide to share her experiences and be a resource for people who are diagnosed with celiac disease. I’m especially enamored of a recent post of hers titled, A Gluten Free Diet – Sometimes it Sucks.

Sienna and I are huge fans of curries, and so the Sorghum Cauliflower Curry stood out as a great recipe for us to try. Also, the photo on Catherine’s site makes it look really amazing. We weren’t actually able to find anywhere in town to buy sorghum, so we ended up settling on millet as a substitute.


We chopped up a ton of cauliflower. Put together the curry mix. Cooked the millet. Cooked the veggies.


Mixed everything up.


Chopped cilantro up for the garnish and BAM!


I guess I should note here that we also added some golden raisins to the mix. With curries we like to add some raisins, dried cranberries, or a chutney. There’s something magical about adding some sweet bites to a curry. Alternatively, a person can also add some yogurt on the side.

The one problem that came up when we made the recipe was that our cauliflower was done cooking way before we were ready to mix everything up. That kind of made us have to choose between over-cooking it, or cooling it down and then heating it up again. If we had it all to do over again, we would try to time everything to be ready when the cauliflower was ready to go.

Being huge curry fans, it was a natural that we would really like this recipe. Having a grain mixed in makes the dish especially hearty. We also like getting our veggies in such a delicious way. As another bonus, it kept really well so I was able to have the leftovers for lunches during the week.

We’ll definitely try more recipes from A Gluten Free Guide in the future. I would definitely recommend both her site and Book of Yum to anybody on a gluten free diet. Thanks to Sea at the Book of Yum for putting this blog event together!