Saturday, December 24, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Glee Gum

                 Thanks to the great folks at Glee Gum, I was able to try a variety of samples.


My favorite is cinnamon, with peppermint coming in a close second.

The little pieces remind me of chicklets gum.  It is so nice to find a gum I know is safe and doesnt contain a lot of icky stuff.  This gum is also aspartame free, yeah!
The flavor does fade a bit fast, but I normally don't chew gum real long anyway.  Two pieces is better.

Is Glee Gum gluten free?Yes, Glee Gum contains no gluten. Glee Gum is safe for people with celiac disease and any other wheat and gluten intolerances.


they have a great list of FAQ's on the website at

Glee Gum is all natural chewing gum made with sustainably harvested rainforest chicle. It comes in 8 great flavors: cinnamon, peppermint, tangerine, bubblegum, spearmint, triple berry, sugar-free lemon-lime and sugar-free refresh-mint. Glee Gum is the #1 healthy alternative to synthetic chewing gum and bubble gum! No artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, or sweeteners (no aspartame). Chew with Glee, naturally!


They do sell the gum online, otherwise check out Whole Foods or Trader Joes, mine does carry the cinnamon.

Also, here is a link to find in a store near you
                                                                 http://www.gleegum.com/retail-stores-locator.htm


Happy Chewing!



Thursday, December 8, 2011

Good Article on Movie Popcorn

Last time I went I popped my own, put olive oil, garlic herbs, and parmesean cheese in, very good, stuck it in my purse and was good to go,  most places allow you to bring your own food if you have an allergy

article is from gluten free living.com

A.
of movie theater popcorn. The popcorn
kernels themselves are, of course, gluten
free. The oil and flavoring used to give
them that unique movie taste were also
gluten free in every case we checked.
All Flavacol brand popcorn, oil and
butter flavoring produced by Gold Medal
Products, a major supplier to movie theaters,
is gluten free. Todd Sunderhaus,
flavor technologist for Gold Medal, said
the company’s manufacturing facility is
gluten free and that all ingredients are
checked for allergens. When it comes to
gluten, the company has a zero tolerance
policy, Sunderhaus said.
Gold Medal does sell some products
that contain wheat, including funnel cake
and waffle cone mixes, but they are made
by outside companies and stored in a
separate room in the company’s warehouse.
“All the popcorn is gluten free,” Sunderhaus
said. “There is no issue or question
about that.”
Several major movie theater chains
also confirmed that their popcorn is
gluten free. Regal Cinemas, the largest
movie theater chain in the US, also sells
pop corn with butter topping that is gluten
free, according to marketing manager
Richard Grover. Regal has 552 theaters
in 39 states and Washington, D.C.
The butter topping at all 350 AMC
theaters in 30 states and Washington is
gluten free, according to Sun Dee Larson,
director of external communications.
Likewise, the popcorn in all Cinemark
theaters is gluten free, said James Meredith,
vice president of marketing and communications.
Cinemark has 289 theaters
in 38 states.
If the economy has you planning to
watch more movies at home, you’ll be
happy to know that most microwave popcorn
is gluten free. Read the label to be
sure.
If you really want to save money, you
can buy regular popcorn kernels in a plastic
bag for a fraction of the cost of prepackaged
microwave popcorn.
You can use the kernels to make
homemade microwave popcorn simply
by putting a quarter cup of popcorn and
salt or other seasoning to taste in a plain
brown lunch bag. Add 1 teaspoon of
olive or vegetable oil. Fold the top of the
bag over and staple it twice (No, the staple
will not ignite in the microwave. You
can also fold the top of the bag over
twice and skip the staples.) Gently shake
the bag and lay it down in the micro -
wave. Set the time from two to three
minutes depending on your microwave,
but stay there and remove the popcorn
when there are three to five seconds
between pops.
Some recipes for homemade micro -
wave popcorn omit the oil, which would
cut the fat content, but might also affect
the taste.
You can also make popcorn the oldfashioned
way. Pour just a bit of oil into
the bottom of a pot, add some popcorn
kernels, put the lid on the pot and turn
the heat to medium high. Shake the pan
when it starts popping or the popcorn
will scorch and burn. Stay near the stove.
Turn off the burner when there are three
to five seconds between pops and leave
the top on for a minute or two so the
kernels settle.
If you are feeling a bit nostalgic try
Jiffy Pop—it’s gluten free. This is the
brand that comes complete with oil and
kernels already in an aluminum pan. I
remember my parents making it on the
stove when I was a kid and it seemed like
sheer magic when the popcorn would
bubble up into a big silver ball.
It’s hard to resist the smell and taste

Movie theater popcorn is one
of my guilty pleasures. I have
always assumed it is gluten free but
wanted to know for sure. I hope I can
continue to enjoy this treat when I go
to the movies.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Barbaras bakery 15 percent off and free shipping

Use code barholiday and free shipping 65 and over. They make the puffins cereal, yummy

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Costco gluten Free

Good finds at Costco, their rotissiere chicken is gluten free, they carry crunchmaster crackers, a variety pack also, amy's sausages, and today my husband discovered Natures Path Sunrise Cereal , Vanilla, very good!


my new favorite ceral, props to Costco.  Of course every location is different, make sure to check

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Favorite for Thanksgiving

  • 4 pounds red-skinned potatoes, unpeeled, quartered

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped garlic

  • 1 cup whipping cream

Preparation

Cook potatoes in large pot of boiling salted water until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain. Return to pot.
Meanwhile, melt 1/4 cup butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and sauté until tender, about 3 minutes.
Add onion-garlic mixture to potatoes. Add cream and remaining 1/4 cup butter; mash coarsely. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Friday, November 18, 2011

king soba Noodles Review Pumpkin Ginger and Rice

king soba was kind to send out some samples to review.  I started with the pumpkin, ginger and rice noodles.

Organic Pumpkin, Ginger & Rice

I was thrilled they come wrapped individually inside according to serving size. Just wish it had a zipclose feature.


These were delicious, they only take 4-5 minutes to cook, make sure you dont go longer or they will fall apart.
I added olive oil, salmon, and some herbs to it, and it was a perfect me for me.


Organic Pumpkin, Ginger &
Brown Rice Noodles (250g)

Rich in potassium, low in calories and loaded with beta-carotene (an important antioxidant), pumpkin is a delicious, healthy and versatile vegetable. Blended with health-giving ginger and wholesome, nutty brown rice, these wheat and gluten free noodles are delicious hot or cold and ideal for special diets.
Ingredients: Organic brown rice, organic pumpkin (5%), organic ginger.


I also love that they are organic.  I did see these available at glutenfreemall starting at 3.42 a bag.

Go to http://www.kingsoba.com/index.php for more information.

enjoy!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

KatzGlutenfree Free and 5 dollar shipping

Tomorrow nov 16th Katz will be offering 5 dollar shipping on orders under 30 dollars, and free shipping over 30

Go to Katzglutenfree.com to order

iherb.com coupon 5 off

I love this site, they have a bunch of gluten free food at affordable prices, vitamins, etc, reviews, and you get to pick what type of shipping you prefer when you check out

Use code ZEN789 to get 5 off your first order


http://www.iherb.com/Search?kw=gluten+free

Monday, November 14, 2011

Starfish Cod Gluten Free Review

Are you missing a good breaded fish?  Thanks to Starfish I was able to try the Cod for lunch today.  The breading was very good, I enjoyed it with a bean salad, and some salad dressing . This would also be great in a fish sandwhich.  My son really enjoyed it also.  It came with 6 pieces in the box.  I found this product at Whole Foods for I believe 6.99 a box.  They also have Haddock and Halibut which was 9.99 a box. 


This product is gluten, wheat, soy, milk, and egg free, plus 0 trans fat. 








Try some today, for more information go to  http://www.star-fish.com/glutenfree_sf.htm, and you can find them in a retail store near you

Enjoy!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Venice Bakery Review Gluten Free Focaccia Bread

Thanks to the great folks at Venice Bakery they sent me a box of wonderful product to try. The first one I tried is the Focaccia Bread.  I put a little cheese on it and it came out perfect.  Very flavorful, I dipped it in garlic and olive oil, would be great to dip with spaghetti or chili, or use as a pizza crust. 

Focaccia bread

Our new, gluten-free Focaccia bread is absolutely delicious. This flat oven-baked Italian bread is topped with herbs including olive oil, salt and rosemary. Eat it as a snack any time of the day or enjoy it as an alternative to pizza! It is great tasting either way (contains egg whites and cheese).



Venice Bakery is committed to ongoing innovation and product development, and perfect every one of our products for maximum taste and healthfulness. We are proud that our facility has been tested and certified by the Celiac Sprue Association. When it comes to our customers’ health and satisfaction, we take no shortcuts.


They also make pizza crusts and flatbreads, look for more reviews to come.  Check out http://www.venicebakery.com/info/Our-Products.html
for more information, and for a 5 dollar off special use Code SPR5

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Starfish Giveaway!

To get a free box of Starfish battered seafood that is gluten free post your favorite seafood in the comments, and be sure to leave your email in case you win

winner will be chosen next week

http://www.star-fish.com/glutenfree_sf.htm

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Coupon code for Katz gluten free

Katz would like me to share a coupon code that is good through midnight. Use code onetime, no spaces, it will save you 3 dollars, plus you will be entered in a raffle for 3 pies!

Www.Katzglutenfree.com

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pumpkin Seeds with the Kids

Easy recipe

1-2 tbs of butter or olive oil
salt(I also use garlic salt) to your liking

Put them on a cookie sheet and roast in oven at 375 for about 40 minutes, and enjoy!

Happy Halloween everyone


Great informative site

check it out
http://glutenfreeworks.com/

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Great Gluten Free Breads for the Holidays

I am starting to sell some breads if anyone is interested, so hard to find a good one around this time of year.  I will be offering pumpkin and banana, check them out at dyanasart at etsy.com




This banana bread is dairy and gluten free

Gluten and Dairy Free Banana Bread

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Enjoy Life Seed and Fruit Mix

Thanks to the good people at Enjoy life they sent me a few samples of this new product. What a great product, it is free of the 8 most common allergies.  Being wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish, and shellfish.

I opened up the Beach Bash which includes sunflower kernels, pineaple, pumpkin seeds, cranberries and apricots. In one word, delicious!  Besides sunflower oil, citric acid, and salt, these are the only ingredients in here.  These are also sulfite free, and made in a certified gluten free facility. 

Great for eating on the run, taking on a hike, a trip, etc.  I have to say my son enjoyed it very much too, he wanted all the pineapple:) 

For more information go to http://www.enjoylifefoods.com/ for more information on all the great products they provide.

Enjoy!


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Gluten Free Birthday Cake

Thanks to The Cake Doctor Bakes Gluten Free

The Cake Mix Doctor Bakes Gluten-Free


I was able to make this great cake for my son's birthday today that we can all enjoy!

In honor of his 2nd birthday I will give one copy away.  Please leave a comment on your favorite cake that you like to have. Remember to include your email address


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

No Crust Apple Pie= yum!

I had a bunch of apples to use up, so I decided to try this pie, it was delicious and enjoyed by everyone! Easy to make, this was my first apple pie I tried gluten free, so pleasantly surprised



Ingredients

    1. 4 -5 medium apples ( peeled, cored, and sliced)
    2. 1 1/4 cups sugar ( divided)
    3. 3 teaspoons cinnamon
    4. 3/4 cup butter or 3/4 cup margarine
    5. 1 cup flour
    6. 1 eggs

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Fill pie pan 3/4 full with apples.
  3. Mix 1/4 cup sugar and 3 tsp cinnamon.
  4. Sprinkle over apples.
  5. In saucepan, melt butter and remove from heat.
  6. Add remaining ingredients (including the 1 cup of sugar remaining).
  7. Pour evenly over the apples in pan.
  8. Bake 45 minutes.

enjoy!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Eden Organic Black Bean and Quinoa Chili Gluten Free

Thanks to the good folks at Eden Foods I was able to sample this for lunch today.  It looked delicious and tasted that way too.  I ate some of it by itself, some with tortilla chips, and also put some on a gluten free roll.  This would also be great wrapped in some corn tortillas.  My son also ate a bit of it for lunch.  It has a bit of a kick to it, but just enough to make it tasty, not too spicy. 





I love that the cans are BPA free!  Also, this is organic another plus!

From the site  http://www.edenfoods.com/

Organic Michigan black turtle beans, high Andes organic whole grain quinoa, and Japanese maitake and shiitake mushrooms perfectly cooked in a rich organic chili, organic spiced tomato sauce in custom bisphenol-A free cans. A hearty, pleasing meal from pantry to palate in minutes. Delicious low fat, high fiber and complete protein nourishment. 50 percent less sodium than most brands
Ingredients:Water, Organic Black Beans, Organic Quinoa, Organic Tomato Puree, Organic Onion, Sea Salt, Organic Garlic, Organic Chili Pepper, Shiitake Mushrooms, Organic Red Bell Pepper, Organic Short Grain Brown Rice Flour, Maitake Mushrooms, Organic Spices

Check out all the products they have available, you can also get great recipes from the site.

They do sell these products at my local  Whole Foods Store, for I believe just over 3 dollars, try some today!

Friday, September 16, 2011

That's it Fruit Bars Review

These bars only have two ingredients! No fooling, Fruit and more fruit.  Thanks to the That's it company, I was able to sample some of these bars.

I have tried the apple and pear and the apple and apricot.  They are both delicious, even my soon to be two year old enjoyed the bar.  These are great to carry with on the go, hiking, camping, etc.

3g of Fiber
Gluten Free
Kosher
Vegan
No Preservatives
Low Glycemic

From the Company:
That’s It. is the perfect snack to help keep you full between meals. Whether you need breakfast on the go, energy at the gym, nutrition on a hike, or a snack at your desk, That’s It bars will keep you going with natural energy.
No need to shop, wash, store, slice and peel any longer. We’ve done all the work for you.That’s It.  the all-natural, anytime, anywhere bar!






To get more information on ordering go to
http://www.thatsitfruit.com/
You can also sample all three flavors for free by just paying shipping and handling fees

Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sofella Foods Gluten Free Brownies/Cake Review

Thanks to Sofella Foods I was sent a few samples to try.  I decided to make chocolate chip brownies with their cake mix.  They sent me a few sample recipes, so it was easy to follow.  I took the suggestion of greasing the pan and using parchment paper, these turned out so good!  They were like cake brownies.  The sides were not hard or cripsy at all which usually happens to me when making brownies.  Now to restrain myself from eating the whole thing, lol.

Here is a link to their site, they have a variety of things, and you can do a search online to find a place near you that sells them.  I noticed they had Big Lots and World Market as places they sell their items if you have one near you you wont be dissapointed.

http://www.sofellafoods.com/







Saturday, September 10, 2011

Giveaway Reminder

Don't forget to post under the SaffronFoods Posting for a great giveaway for one free product!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Saffron Road Chicken Tenders Gluten Free Review and Giveaway

Thanks to the good people of Saffron Road I was able to try these Chicken Tenders for lunch today. I have missed chicken tenders and the nice coating on them.  These were delicious! I paired it with noodels and peas on the side, and it was the perfect lunch for my son and I .  The coating came out with just the right amount of crispness. These are also 100 percent natural.








Chicken Tenders Saffron Road’s All Natural Halal Certified Chicken Tenders are an upgrade on a classic American dish! Whole breast meat strips of all natural chicken are carefully prepared in a delicious gluten free batter. Serve as an entrée, appetizer or with a salad.


Ingredients: Chicken Breast Meat, Water, Rice Flour, Yellow Corn Flour, Yellow Corn Meal, Corn Starch, Rice Starch, Sea Salt, Soybean Oil, Dextrose, Leavening (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Spice, Yeast Extract, Tocopherols (Vitamin E). Breading Set In Non- Hydrogentaed Soybean Oil.

You can find these at your local Whole Foods, or check online for a store near you
http://www.saffronroadfood.com/

One lucky reader will get a free coupon for  chicken or an entree

Leave a note and your email address stating what kind you would like to try http://www.saffronroadfood.com/our-products/chicken-nuggets/  and make sure to like me on facebook at D'sGlutenFreeWithMe

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

CPK pulls gluten free pizza

California Pizza Kitchen has pulled the gluten-free crust option from its menu at all locations. CPK says that it is reviewing the pizza prep methods with an eye toward bringing it back in the future.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Goldbaum's Ice Cream Cones Gluten Free

Finally I can  enjoy an ice cream cone thanks to Goldbaum's for sending the samples, as you can see my son enjoyed them with me.  The chocolate ones were delicious!





http://www.celiac.com/glutenfreemall/goldbaums-natural-foods-glutenfree-cocoa-sugar-cream-cones-p-1441.html

http://www.goldbaums.com/
Certified Kosher by Orthodox Union

Gluten Free, Kosher, GMO-Free, Vegan.
12 cones per box.

Fill up Goldbaums gluten free sugar cones with your favorite ice cream, and top with fresh fruits. Enjoy your treat in a healthy way.

Shelf life: approx 12 months.

Ingredients: Potato starch, sugar, tapioca starch, palm oil (gmo free), dietary fibers, emulsifier (lecithin), cocoa powder, salt, stabilizer (xanthan gum), natural vanilla.

Product of Israel.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size 1 cone (about 3g)
Servings per container 12
Amount per serving
Calories 45  Calories from fat 3.8
Amount per serving   %DV
Total Fat 0.42g - 0.6%
Saturated Fat 0.18g - 0.9%
Trans Fat <0.5g
Cholesterol 0mg - 0%
Sodium 29mg - 1.2%
Total Carbohydrates 10.2g - 3.4%
Dietary Fiber 0g - 0%
Sugars 3.2mg
Protein 0g
Vitamin A - 0%
Vitamin C - 0%
Calcium - 0%
Iron - 0%

If the cones lose crispness, preheat oven to 300 deg F. and turn off. Place the individual cones in the oven for 2 min. and remove.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Hateva Gluten Free Almond Pudding Chocolate

I received a sample of this pudding today, and it is delicious!  A nice portion and a great snack. It is great to find a pudding that is dairy and gluten free, a hard find. They also have vanilla and other flavors.

Lactose/dairy free, gluten free. All natural, no preservatives. No refridgeration needed, serve chilled for best taste.
Certified Kosher by Parve
Shelf life: 12 months
Ingredients: Filtered water, almonds, sugar, starch, modified starch, cocoa, natural flavors, salt.
Contains:Almonds
Made in a facility that manufactures soy products
NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size 120g
Servings per package 1
Amount per serving
Calories 129 Calories from fat 30
%DV
Total Fat 3.5g - 5%
Saturated Fat 0g - 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg - 0%
Sodium 44mg - 2%
Total Carbohydrates 21g - 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g - 4%
Sugars 15g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2%
Iron 2%


I found it available at
http://www.celiac.com/glutenfreemall/hateva-glutenfree-almond-chocolate-pudding-p-2214.html

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Wisconsin State Fair

A quick shout out to Robert's at the State Fair, they carry Molly's gluten free buns so you can enjoy a hamburger or a chicken breast.  I opted for the chicken breast, was a little messy to eat, but very good!  Comes with lettuce, tomato, and a gluten free mayo!  thanks Robert's!  They are located on grandstand Avenue a few doors down from Brew City


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Udi's Hot Dog and Hamburger Buns

I recently was sent a sample of each from this wonderful company, the whole grain bread is my favorite.  It is hard to find buns, and greatly needing for the grilling season.


I tried it with some sloppy Jo and cheese.  This is a nice size bun, perfect for a large hamburger. 

Very tasty, I did have it frozen, and it thawed nicely, I took it out in the morning for dinner.  A little dry, maybe from being frozen, but great texture, didnt fall apart at all.  Can't wait to try the hot dog buns.

Print off this dollar coupon and try some today
http://www.udisglutenfree.com/special-offers/?gclid=CMTRk9GGs6oCFcjrKgodO0so3g

Grilling in the backyard has never tasted so good -- and it's gluten free! Our soft, golden buns accompany your much-loved ingredients, be it a classic burger or a savory deli sandwich.

FILTERED WATER, TAPIOCA STARCH, BROWN RICE FLOUR, SUNFLOWER OIL, EGG WHITES, RESISTANT CORN STARCH, CANE SYRUP, TAPIOCA MALTODEXTRIN, POTATO FLOUR, EVAPORATED CANE JUICE, TAPIOCA SYRUP, YEAST (YEAST, POTATO STARCH), SUGARCANE FIBER, SALT, GUM (XANTHAN GUM, SODIUM ALGINATE, GUAR GUM), MOLD INHIBITOR (CULTURED CORN SYRUP, CITRIC ACID), XANTHAN GUM, ENZYME (CALCIUM SULFATE, ENZYMES). CONTAINS: EGGS


Read more: http://www.udisglutenfree.com/gluten-free-products/classic-hamburger-buns/#ixzz1Txw21enj

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

FDA Making Announcement today Regarding Gluten-Free Labeling

FDA to Make Announcement TODAY Regarding Gluten-Free Food Labeling
WHAT: A stakeholder teleconference regarding FDA's proposed rule on gluten-free labeling of foods

WHO:
-- Michael R. Taylor, J.D., Deputy Commissioner for Foods, FDA
-- Michael M. Landa, J.D., Acting Director, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA

WHEN: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. ET

HOW: The teleconference will be held Tuesday, August 2, 2011 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. ET. The toll-free number is 800-369-1976 (inside the United States) and 312-470-7298 (international). The password is CFSAN.

A replay will be available one hour after the teleconference ends until September 2, 2011. To hear the replay, callers can dial 866-415-8391. International callers will need to dial 203-369-0700.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

California Pizza Kitchen Gluten Free Pizza

I finally got to try this tonight, thanks to them recently adding gluten free pizza's to the menu!  I decided to get the White Cheese Pizza with tomatoes, there was so many to choose from.  There are a few they cannot do gluten free like the Thai Chicken.  I was not charged extra for the gluten free crust, excellent bonus!

It was very tasty, I almost ate the whole thing, loved the four white cheeses, and the whole tomatoe slices.  The crust was done just the way I like it, a bit crispy on the edges, but that is what I like, it has been a while since I had a pizza with crispy crust instead of soggy and falling apart, cant wait to go back some day to try another kind.

Go to this link for one near you and to sign up for coupons, I had a 5 off a 15 dollar offer, great deal!

(sorry about the bite out of the pizza, i almost forgot to take a photo, and couldnt help myself,lol)

http://www.cpk.com/



Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

I had a bunch of blueberries I needed to use and found this recipe on another blog, turned out well, my son and husband ate them too:)



Blueberry MuffinsMakes 12 muffins

2 cups brown rice flour mix (see below)
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon xanthan gum
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ - ½ teaspoon nutmeg (to taste)
1 ½ cups unsweetened fresh blueberries (I used frozen, undefrosted)
½ cup milk (I used vanilla flavored almond milk)
½ cup canola oil
2 large eggs
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Cinnamon sugar for garnish or optional streusel topping (I used the streusel topping)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Position rack in center of oven. Spray muffin pan with cooking spray.
Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum, salt, and nutmeg in large mixing bowl. Add blueberries; stir to coat evenly.

Combine milk and oil in small bowl; remove 1 tablespoon of combined liquid and discard it. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add liquids to blueberry mixture and stir until just blended.
Fill muffin pans 2/3 full. Sprinkle top with cinnamon sugar or streusel topping. Bake 18 – 25 minutes until lightly golden. Remove muffins from pan and serve immediately or cool on a rack.

Streusel Topping
½ cup brown rice flour mix
1/3 cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon xanthan gum
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and xanthan gum in a small bowl; stir to blend. Pour in butter and stir until all dry ingredients are moistened. Break into small pieces with spoon.

Brown Rice Flour Mix2 cups brown rice flour (extra finely ground)
2/3 cup potato starch (NOT potato flour)
1/3 cup tapioca flour
Total: 3 cups


Found on Gluten Free Diva
These are generous size muffins

Friday, July 22, 2011

El's Gluten Free All Natural Zesty Medley Mix and Bagel Snaps

Thanks to http://www.elskitchen.com/ for sending me these samples.

I opened the bagel chips snaps first, I miss my bagel chips, these were tasty, have a little zing to them, great with some dipping sauce or salsa.

Next I tried a Zesty Mix Medley, yummy!  I can't seem to put this bag down, I could eat the whole bag in one sitting.  It reminds me of chex mix, but more delicious with a great spice to it. Includes pretzels, corn nuts, potato chips,and corn chips.  These would be great to put in a dish for a party too(if your willing to share), or for camping or travel.   And good for you too.

Don't sacrifice flavor for health. Enjoy delicious gluten-free snacks
that have a whole lot of nothing except flavor:
Medleys and Snaps
  • No gluten
  • No preservatives
  • No trans fats
  • No cholesterol
  • No fake colors
  • No fake flavors
  • No hydrogenated oil
  • No GMOs
  • No eggs
  • No nuts
    (well, corn nuts, but we're pretty sure they don't count)
  • No dairy

Here is a list of places you can purchase these to try
http://www.elskitchen.com/index.php?route=information/information&information_id=9

Unfortunately they dont have them in Wisconsin yet, but good news you can also purchase them on their website,  yeah!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Original Pancake House

Yeah, got to try some gluten free pancakes here yesterday.  I got the banana ones, very good, and plenty on the plate, even had left overs!  It was nice to be able to go out to breakfast with the family.  This was the Brookfield, WI location.  Check your local one to see if they offer gluten free

http://www.originalpancakehouse.com/

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Kitchen Table Bakers Review

I had the pleasure of trying some samples from Kitchen Table Bakers.  I had the Aged Parmesan Mini Crisps and the Regular Crisps.

Their logo is "The crisp made entirely of cheese", so you must be a cheese lover. 

These are
wheat free
gluten free
sugar free
rich in calcium
low in carbs

Ingredients
Aged Paremesan Cheese
skim milk
cheese cultures
salt

Very simple, and very good.  The larger crackers have sesame seeds also, these are very rich, great for soups or salads.  I prefer the mini crackers as the taste was not as strong as they are smaller.  My son loved both of them. These would also be great to set out for a party with wine.



Here is a link of where you can find these to try them for yourself.  I see Amazon also sells them

Enjoy!

Great Tips For Avoiding Cross Contamination

8 Tips For Avoiding Gluten Cross Contamination

  • Oils that have been used to deep fry battered foods will contaminate foods like French fries. Use separate oils, and ask the chef when dining out if the same oil is used for battered foods.
  • Cutlery, utensils and potsand pans must be thoroughly cleaned before cooking gluten-free to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Toasters and ovens that have been used for glutenous breads can contaminate gluten-free breads. At home try to keep two separate toasters.
  • Grills and barbecues can easily cross-contaminate foods if not properly cleaned. Many sauces used to barbecue have gluten.
  • Sifters used for both glutenous and gluten-free flours will cross-contaminate. At home if you use both types of flour, keep separate properly labeled sifters.
  • Your mayonnaise, peanut butter jar, jams and jellies are easily contaminated when making sandwiches.
  • Glutenous flours have a tendency to stay airborne for some time after use. Cooking in a kitchen shortly after preparing foods with glutenous flours is risky for the sensitive person. Because of this I find it very hard to believe that you can get a truly gluten-free pizza from a pizza restaurant that makes regular pizza as well.
  • Any foods not prepared in a gluten-free facility, including your own home, runs the risk of getting cross-contaminated.
gluten cross contamination

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Gluten Free Cosmetic List

I have found this helpful


http://makeup.about.com/od/companyprofiles/p/EverydayMineral.htm




Gluten-Free Cosmetics List

Afterglow Cosmetics are all GF

The GF Beaut e Spot

Cosmetic Kitchen GF product list:


The majority of Paula's Choice products are gluten-free; however, the following items do contain wheat and/or gluten:
  • Lip & Body Treatment Balm, Moisturizing Lipscreen SPF 15, and Skin Balancing Moisture Gel all contain wheat germ oil.
  • All Over Hair & Body Shampoo and Hydrating Treatment Cream contain wheat protein.
  • Beautiful Body Butter and Silky Start Sugar Scrub contain either oat kernel extract or oat flour
  • Smooth Finish Conditioner contains wheat amino acids.
  • Brow/Hair Tint contains wheat protein and oligosacharrides.
  • Super Antioxidant Concentrate contains oat kernal extract . Note: this may be OK for Celiacs—please check with your doctor.
  • HydraLight Moisture Infusing Lotion contains oat kernal extract, which is a topical anti-irritant.
Common gluten-containing ingredients in cosmetic products:
Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour                                                Cyclodextrin
Dextrin                                                                                     Dextrin Palmitate
Hydrolyzed Malt Extract                                                            Hydrolyzed Oat Flour
Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein                                                    Hydrolyzed Wheat Flour
Hydrolyzed Wheat Gluten                                                          Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer                            Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch
Maltodextrin                                                                              Secale Cereale (Rye) Seed Flour
Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract                                     Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil
Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Gluten                                               Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Starch
Wheat Amino Acids                                                                  Wheat Germ Glycerides
Wheat Germamidopropalkonium Chloride                                    Wheat Protein
Wheatgermamidopropyl Ethyldimonium Ethosulfate                     Yeast Extract

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

My Favorite Cereal

Wanted to share my favorite gluten free cereal
Erewhon Organic Strawberry Crispy Cereal 11.5oz

I really like it, it is crisp and has real bits of strawberries in it, and it is tasty!  Nutritious too, my son also enjoys it.

  • Gluten free
  • Low fat;low sodium;no trans fats;no artificial colors;flavors or preservatives
  • Certified Organic;certified Kosher
  • Vegan suitable
  • Crispy brown rice and corn flakes with real strawberry pieces
Erewhon® Strawberry Crisp is a delicious beginning to your day. We blend two popular grains;brown rice and corn;to make one great tasting flake. The flakes are oven-toasted to crispy perfection;then lightly sweetened. Finally;we add tasty strawberries to make Strawberry Crisp a true treat bursting with sweet;natural flavor. There are no artificial colors;flavors or preservatives added. And best of all;Erewhon Strawberry Crisp is gluten free. Erewhon (pronounced Air-Wahn) has been committed to natural food wholesomeness since its founding in 1966. We use the purest;finest natural ingredients;organically grown whenever possible. And meticulously prepared the way they’ve always been;to deliver that unmistakably natural;wholesome Erewhon taste. Try any Erewhon cereal today and experience the way natural foods were meant to be.

Available at Amazon in bulk, iherb.com, or some health food stores

IngredientsOrganic Brown Rice, Organic Corn Meal, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Freeze Dried Strawberries, Sea Salt, Natural Flavor.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011




I had the opportunity to try these great candies.  I really enjoy the Iced Mint Mango, great flavor.  The Tropical Fruit is Sugar Free is also a nice candy.  It comes in Pina Colada, Peach Mango, Passion Fruit, and Strawberry Kiwi in one bag, great for carrying in your purse. These are gluten free and also have splenda instead of sugar.

GoLightly Sugar Free Candy

Check out all the flavors at http://www.hillsidecandy.com/

About Them
Hillside Candy is our company’s corporate umbrella name for three brands of candy. The brands are Golightly Sugar Free Candy, in business since 1980 (though the business started many years earlier), Hillside Sweets, a line of sugar-based hard candy, and GoNaturally, a line of USDA certified organic candy. These 3 Made-in-America lines are sold in drug store chains, mass merchandisers, grocery chains, supermarkets, gourmet stores, rebaggers, gift basket companies and other businesses. Each of Hillside’s lines offers quality, consistency and delicious taste.

 
 
 
Amazon does carry these candies also, so you can buy in bulk if you like.  http://www.amazon.com/Go-Naturally-Candy-Honey-3-5-Ounce/dp/B001THJKN6
 
 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Siesta Key/Sarasota Area

Have to give a shout out to http://www.islandgfbakery.com/, they had a wide variety of stuff for my vacation.  I tried the muffins and cookies. The chocolate chip muffins were to die for, so moist!  I received a list of places to eat too in the area.

I tried Dutch Valley Restaurant for a Father's Day breakfast, the waitress wasnt familiar with my diet, but they had a whole menu, another gal came to help.  I had eggs, potatoes, and cinnamon raisin toast.  Then took a few muffins to go for my long ride home.  Delicious!

http://www.dutchvalleyrestaurant.net/

I also tried Beckham's Osprey Grill for dinner one night, a little bit of a drive, in a small strip mall, very quiet and cute.  (Too bad my toddler didnt think so. ) When I finally did get  to order I decided to try a chicken alfredo dish with bacon and cheese sauce .    Very tasty, nice large portion, loved the bacon in it, I normally dont eat foods this rich, but nice to indulge once in a while.  They also carry gluten free buns I believe i you would like a burger or chicken breast.

http://www.beckhamsospreygrill.net/


I also tried the Boat House one night, thanks to my sil for watching the kiddos! They did not have a menu, but I ordered a plain chicken breast with lettuce and tomato, and got a salad, a nice meal. It was right on the water, there was a patio, but a wedding out there, so we sat in a 'indoor' type of patio seating, nice entertainment. 

Another place on the list was Cosimos Brick Oven Pizza, I didnt get to try that.


Enjoy!

Gluten Free With DisneyWorld

Some of you may know this already, but DisneyWorld is THE best place to be if you have an allergy of any kind.  Before your trip even you can talk to DisneyWorld and they will suggest what to do, where to go, etc.

Gluten Free Meals

Downtown Disney First Night

We went to Wolfgang Puck's , the kids wanted pizza, and when I asked about gluten free the chef came right out and talked to me, he made up a delicious gluten free vegetable pasta dish, very friendly service.

For dessert I went to Baby Cakes and had a gluten free cupcake top, and got a cupcake to have another time, very yummy.


Animal Kingdom

They had pineapple bars that were sooooo good in the 90 plus degree weather.  I also ventured into the pizza place and they made up an Amy's gluten free pizza for me, this was so great, I just had to wait a bit longer for it, but no biggie.

Disney World

We had a reservation at Crystal Palace to see Pooh and friends.  The chef came right out and told me everything I could have, which was virtually everything but the breads and pastas, and some dressings, such a variety of choices.  I had rice noodles, fruits, veggies, salmon, cous cous, a salad with ranch dressing, mashed potatoes, ham, so many choices.  When I was finished I was brought a gluten free brownie, huge cut to the size of a pie piece.  Kuddos to Crystal Palace! 
The Mickey Mouse ice cream bars are gluten free.  The lunch buffet filled me up so much.  Great tip to go right before noon, a great relief from the heat, had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated.

I brought in my own water, and some nature valley bars.

My hotel The French Quarter

While some of the people working the cash registers were not real familiar I did talk to the chefs, and they told me everything I could have.  Wide variety including mac and cheese(amys), Pizza(amy's), chicken tenders with fries(the parks have the tenders too), brownie, blueberry muffins, gluten free waffles and pancakes, hot dog or burger on a gluten free bun.

I chose chicken tenders and fries for my first meal as it was light, and I was sooo excited to eat fries;very tasty! Even had a rice flour coating I believe



For breakfast I chose the blueberry muffins.  I also had some fruit they sold individually. I wanted to try the gluten free pancakes, but never got around to it.   Again, allow extra time for the gluten free food, and great thing I wasnt charged extra.


I wish I could live here, lol. Enjoy!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Yumnuts Naturals Toasted Coconut Cashews

Toasted Coconut
 
 
Looking for a great tasting cashew?  Look no further, these are wonderful, they have just the right amount of coconut flavor, not overwhelming, but enough to give it a good taste. Simple ingredients: Dry roasted cashews, coconut, sugar, tapioca syrup
 
No Added oils
No Cholesterol
No Gluten
No Preservatives
No Artificial Flavors or Colors or Sweeteners
0g Trans Fat
 
Variety of Flavors
Sea Salt
Chili Lime
Toasted Coconut
Cajun
Chocolate
Honey
 
The great news  is one lucky winner will receive a sample of the chocolate flavor, all you have to do is leave your email, and what you favorite flavor would be under comments.  Winner will be picked a week from today.
 
To order or get more information go to