Thursday, March 31, 2011

Rudi's Multigrain Bread

I have been hearing a lot of buzz about Rudi's gluten free breads. Since my local grocer does not carry the gluten free varieties they were nice enough to send me a few samples.  Multigrain and Cinnamon Raisin.  Tried Multigrain for lunch today.  I was a bit skeptical, as I am not a huge Multigrain Bread fan, and being gluten free, I wasnt't sure what to expect.

Honestly I was very happy with it, I made myself an egg sandwich, and the texture and taste was wonderful, I really enjoyed it, it didn't taste 'grainy' like some breads can.  This one is definetely a keeper.  For more information on Rudi's breads go to http://www.rudisbakery.com/.





 Rudi's Story

Over 30 years ago, the founders of Rudi’s Organic couldn’t find a bread that was good enough to make their families happy. They had a healthy, holistic & optimistic approach to life and believed that eating healthy went along with being happy. They wanted food, and specifically bread, that fit this belief.
In 1976, Rudi’s Organic Bakery was founded. We wanted a bread with heart & purpose behind it, not a corporation. We knew there had to be a way to make bread nutritious and delicious – it just hadn’t been discovered yet. Our breads needed to have a list of ingredients you could pronounce with ingredients you recognized. It was to be the perfect blend of whole ingredients blended with a dash of sunshine, baked with love and delivered with a smile… and maybe some fresh butter.
It wasn’t long after our humble beginnings in Boulder, Colorado before Rudi’s fresh, organic breads quickly stood out in the sea of sameness that was the bread aisle. Our delicious breads were being gobbled up by the community not just for their wholesomeness and taste, but also for the local flavor that was baked into every batch. It was the biggest innovation in bread, since…well, sliced bread. Our passion for baking better breads, the right way, is alive and well today.

Namaste Spice Cake Review

I needed another cake for a birthday, and decided to try the Namaste Spice Cake. I chose to put Cream Cheese Frosting on it from Betty Crocker which is Gluten Free on the label.



This turned out very moist and was so easy to make, I love the spice flavoring which is the cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.  For variety add shredded carrots.  This makes two small round cakes or one 9 by 13, so it is large.

My local grocery stores do carry this item, or go to http://www.namastefoods.com/index.html for more information, and product location.

The Grainless Banker Hoagie Bread

I was very excited to be able to eat some type of sub sandwhich, it had been a long time.

I took the Hoagie from The Grainless Baker and had it sit out for an hour or so, then put it in the microwave for 30 seconds, and I was able to again eat a sub sandwich with my family.  I wasnt sure what to expect after being frozen.  I was happily suprised, this was VERY good bread, tasted the sub sandwiches I remember. It crumbles a bit, but for the most part stays together and is the perfect consistency.

If you are craving a sub sandwich I highly recommend these.



Hoagie Buns     The Grainless Baker Gluten-Free Hoagie/Submarine Buns

These are 4.32 for a 4 pack.

Go to http://www.thegrainlessbaker.com/ for more information and product location.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

MI-DEL Cookie Review and Giveaway!

I was fortunate to try a few kinds of these wonderful gluten free cookies.  My local store carries the Arrowroot Gluten Free cookies, and the Ginger Snap Gluten Free Cookies.  These are both a great snack treat.  The Animal shaped Arrowrooot cookies are great for my toddler, and easy to chew.  The Ginger Snap Cookies are also wonderful for using in pie crusts!




Mi-Del products are all natural and organic.

Gluten-Free Arrowroot Cookies

Taste

MI-DEL Arrowroot Cookies bring out the kid in everyone. Fun animal shapes and a slightly sweet flavor make these a favorite for moms who want to give teething babies a healthier option. And if you already have your teeth, you’ll love the flavor memory. Try some and smile.

What's In

  • Gluten-free flour
  • Organic dehydrated cane juice
  • Arrowroot Flour

What's Out

  • Wheat
  • Trans fats
  • Artificial flavors or artificial ingredients

As a bonus Mi-Del is also giving away a quart of milk on some of their packages when you buy two bags.

Other Gluten Free Choices include
Chocolate Chip
Chocolate Caramel
Chocolate Sandwich
Cinnamon Snaps
Vanilla Sandwich
Pecan
Smores

Go to http://www.midelcookies.com/products/gluten-free for more information


Now for the giveaway!  Three lucky readers will be able to win a coupon for a free box of cookies, yeah!

Contest is open to US residents and ends on April 5th! Each winner will be randomly selected, and will be notified VIA EMAIL, so please make sure you put your email with the comment necessary to enter.  Thank you, and good luck!


the Rules

1.  Visit Mi-Del Cookies at http://www.midelcookies.com/products/gluten-free and tell me which Mi-Del cookie you would buy with your free product coupon(provide email in comment or email at deerezpets@att.net subject MI-DEL cookie giveaway)


2. Tell Mi-Del who sent you with a Facebook Wall Comment at http://www.facebook.com/MIDELCookies

3.  Become a Follower/Subscriber of this Blog Gluten Free With Dee


Extra point if you like.Like Gluten Free With Dee on Facebook

Mi-Del provided the giveaway for this contest, the opinion are my own.

Gluten Free Panko by Kinnikinnick

Made this for dinner last night with some potatoes.  I used chicken breasts, and followed the recipe on the back of the box.  It came out perfect, even my children and husband enjoyed it.  It was like a larger chicken nugget for the kids.  The coating was a great consistency and taste, came out just right. 


Sold in 12.5 ounce packages featuring prominent new Dairy-Free and Nut-Free logos, Kinnikinnick’s Panko Style Bread Crumbs are in health food and traditional grocery stores in both the United States and Canada at an SRP of $4.99. Consumers and retailers can order the new product on the http://www.kinnikinnick.com/ website.

Breakfast Smoothie, MMMMMM

So, I am on a new kick of having a smoothie every morning and I love them.  Here is the recipe I have been using.

1 cup coconut milk

1/2 cup melon cut up ( I use cantaloupe and musk melon, comes frozen in a bag)

1/2 cup berry mix from costco (rasperry, blueberry, and marionberry)

1 tsp honey

Blend and enjoy!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

French Meadow Bakery Chocolate Cake Yummy!

I received this thanks to the good people at French Meadow Bakery, I froze it for a few weeks, and it was terrific.  I thawed it out in the morning and it was ready for my son's birthday party later that evening.  My brother and I are both gluten intolerant so we had it in place of the real cake.

I must say for me the frosting was the best part, real fudgy, tastes like it was just made the same day! I am a frosting lover, and it was layered well.  The cake part was good, semi moist.  My brother enjoyed the cake better, as he isn't a frosting lover.

This is perfect to pick up for those special occasions, especially when you are real busy.  Even great to freeze! My local Sendik's carries this cake, along with the cupcakes also.





Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

Great for two people. For more information go to

http://www.frenchmeadow.com/.  You can also get a dollar off coupon at their website.  Enjoy!

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Get Ready For Another Contest!

Stay tuned for a MI-DEL Cookie Review and Contest.  Anyone try these cookies yet, they are new to me.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Gluten Free For Oreo Lovers

Ok Oreo fans, I have a wonderful cookie for you. It is gluten, dairy, and nut free!  My son and I sampled them last night, as you can tell he is a fan.  It tasted like an oreo, chocolate cookie with a vanilla filling, so if you are missing Oreos, these are for you.  Great for dunking too.

These are made by Kinikinnick, and are called KinniToos





Kinnikinnick makes a wide variety of products including pancake and waffle mix, breads, coatings, and more.  Check out their website for more information and to locate products near you.
http://consumer.kinnikinnick.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/consumer.home.html


The mission statement
To provide Celiacs, people with Autism and other people with special dietary requirements with an uncontaminated, risk free source of food products.

To provide our customers with food that actually looks and tastes Great

March is National Automimmune Disease Awareness Month

March is National Autoimmune Diseases Awareness Month so I would like to help spread a little awareness on this often misunderstood and under-recognized epidemic. Do you know your AQ?  AQ is a play on IQ and stands for Autoimmune Quotient.  It’s about knowing how likely you or a loved one is to develop an autoimmune
Continue Reading…

Gluten free summer 2011 camps for celiac kids!

Celiac Disease Foundation is pleased to announce that once again this summer, with funds raised by participants of Team Gluten-Free™, we will send a limited number of celiac kids to summer camp!
A child on a gluten-free diet may have difficulty at a mainstream camp, but shouldn’t miss out on the experience. There are several Celiac Camps across the country, offering celiac children everything from boating, canoeing, swimming, arts and crafts, low and high ropes challenge courses, adventure programming, field events, and team work. Most importantly, all meals are GLUTEN-FREE, including campfire treats and barbecues


http://www.celiac.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=23&Itemid=43

Gluten, Dairy, and Sugar Free Diet Reverses Sjogren’s and Hormone Problems

http://www.glutenfreesociety.org/gluten-free-society-blog/gluten-dairy-and-sugar-free-diet-reverses-sjogrens-and-hormone-problems/

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

mrs Crimbles gluten free bites and ricecakes

Mrs Crimbles makes a variety of crackers, cookies, and cheese bites.  I had the opportunity to try the rice cakes and the tomato, olive, and oregano cheese bites.



 Mrs Crimbles Story
Mrs Crimble's is an award-winning bakery business dedicated to making life's little treats as yummy as possible. Our traditional cakes, macaroons, savoury snacks and all sorts of other goodies all happen to be made with wheat free recipes (and virtually all of them are gluten free, too). So everybody can enjoy all the taste, quality and love we manage to squeeze into them.
We are constantly expanding our range of products, so please keep checking back, or become a friend of Mrs Crimble's and we'll keep you informed of new products here at Mrs Crimble's. Also come and say hello at one of the numerous shows and events we're attending - we'd love to see you.
We have an exciting new website on the way and if you join as a friend of Mrs Crimble's you'll be the first to hear about it.
Jeremy Woods, Managing Director



The company seems to be based in the UK, but they have a US Importer also in RI.

I really enjoyed the Apple flavored rice cakes, they have the perfect crunch, and a slight apple flavoring.  I put peanut butter on top and had a great snack.







Next I tried the Cheddar Bites, they are airy inside and have a great taste.  They kind of reminded me of a slight pizza flavoring.  My toddler enjoyed them also, and shared the bag with me.  I wish they would make them in a bigger bag as these would be good to crumble in soup or salads also.




These products you can find at glutenfreemall.com or check out their website for more information

http://www.mrscrimbles.com/

Monday, March 21, 2011

Canyon Bakehouse Breads

Thanks to the good people at Canyon Bakehouse I got to sample their wonderful breads and muffins.




Who We Are.
Canyon Bakehouse is a dedicated gluten free bakery located in Loveland, CO. Our mission at Canyon Bakehouse is to create delicious gluten free bakery products the whole family will enjoy!
Our products are made the old-fashioned way along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in our dedicated Gluten Free Bakehouse. Our unhurried Artisan process and our carefully chosen ingredients give our products the flavor and texture you’ll love!




The breads are simply wonderful!  It was as if I wasn't eating gluten free bread, which is hard to find.  They are now one of my top favorite breads.  I really enjoyed the Mountain White for my sandwhiches, the Cinnamon Raisin for breakfast or a snack, and the hamburger buns for a meal.  I have been having a hard time finding gluten free hamburger buns.  The bread tasted so fresh, and didn't fall apart when eating.

The products are all natural, Dairy, Nut, Wheat, and Soy free.  They are also made in dedicated gluten free facility!  They offer San Juan 7-Grain gluten Free Bread, Cinnamon Raisin Gluten Free Bread, Mountain White Gluten Free Bread, Rosemary and Thyme Gluten Free Focaccia, Gluten Free Hamburger Buns, and Cranberry Crunch Gluten Free Muffins.  (These have poppy seeds, so you must be a fan to enjoy these)

At Canyon Bakehouse, we are proud of our Nutrition Fact Panels. Besides being some of the best tasting products available, we believe we have some of the healthiest products available!
We believe in using Whole Grains vs refined flours, whenever possible. Our Hamburger Buns are certified 100% Whole Grain by the Whole Grains Council, and we are currently transitioning all of our products to 100% Whole Grain.



Please go to the website to check out the locations that sell this product near you.
http://canyonbakehouse.com/store-locations

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Liz Lovely Gluten Free Cookies


These cookies arrived in an adorable package all wrapped up,(thanks to the Liz Lovely folks) and each set of cookies was sealed and in its own wrapper. Perfect for gift giving. In the gluten free package I received all these flavors. Chocolate Chip, Ginger Molasses, Chocolate Fudge, German Chocolate Cake, Gluten Free Snickerdoodle, Triple Chocolate Mint, Oatmeal Raisin, and Coconut Lemon. My favorite is the German Chocolate Cake, it truly tastes like a chocolate cake, and these cookies are so moist. Cookies that tryuly taste homeade.  Liz Lovely also uses organic ingredients.
Ingredients: Unrefined Cane Sugar*, Dried Coconut*, Rice Flour*, Palm Fruit Oil*, Cocoa Powder*, Vermont Well Water, Walnuts*, Potato Starch, Tapioca Starch, Unsulphured Molasses*, Vanilla Extract*, Xanthan Gum, Baking Soda, Sea Salt.
* Organic Ingredients

(German Chocolate Cake)

The Story:

Liz Lovely was created to bring you cookies with a higher purpose. Artisan, handcrafted organic cookies made with fair trade ingredients from our 100% vegan cookie bakery in the Green Mountains of Vermont.

For our Celiac friends, we bake an entire collection of gluten free cookies with the same philosophy. That's why we like to say that we're Baking a Difference

Website: http://www.lizlovely.com

Since they do make other products that may contain wheat you can check out their gluten free handling policy here.

http://www.lizlovely.com/whatwereabout/glutenfree.php

Promo code for Liz Lovely cookies
5% LOYALTY DISCOUNT
Promo Code: LIZROCKS
Use on "View Cart" page, does not apply to shipping costs
http://www.lizlovely.com/

These are great for any occasion. You can also go to the website and see what stores in your area may carry them.

I should note they also use 'green' packaging, the peanuts were actually biodegradable.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Namaste Contest ends this Weekend

Please shoot an email to deerezpets@att.net to let me know your email and what you did to get points for this contest.

Thanks, and have a great weekend

Monday, March 14, 2011

Amy's Organic Chunky Vegetable Soup

Tried this today for lunch with some rice, it was good, as you can see my son loved it too!  This soup is gluten, fat, and GMO free.

Has bits of green beans, corn, carrots, spinach, onions, and more. Amy's makes a variety of gluten free and organic items, including pizza, dinners, appetizers and more.  Look for them at our local grocer.

To find all of Amy's products and more information please go to http://www.amyskitchen.com/

Amy’s has created over 88 frozen meals, including pizzas, pocket sandwiches, pot pies, entrĂ©es, snacks and whole meals.







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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Bakery On Main Extreme Fruit and Nut Granola

I really love this granola, it is dairy, gluten, and cholesterol free.  I like to eat it with some almond milk for breakfast or a mid day snack. 

Check out all the flavors here, and sign up for coupons

bakery on main

<em>Bakery On Main</em> Gluten Free Granola Extreme <em>Fruit and Nut</em> -- 12 oz

Corn Flour, Water, Evaporated Cane Juice, Rice Flour, Rice Bran, Raisin Juice Concentrate, Honey, Salt, Non-gmo Canola Oil, Sunflower Seeds, Flax Seeds, Raisins, Sesame Seed, Coconut, Walnuts, Hazelnuts, Almonds, Cranberry (Sugar), Pecans, Apricot, Brazil Nuts, Natural Flavors, Sea Salt.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Zing Bars Coupon

Dont forget to use this coupon code.  Great nutrition bars that are gluten, soy, and dairy free! And Delicious

‎20 percent off Zing Bars
Use Code

gfwithdee for 20 percent off your purchase

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Grainless Baker Cheese Crackers

These crackers are fabulous!  Thanks to a tip from a follower or two I received a few samples from this great company.  I really like these cheese crackers, only problem is I like them too much.  I was really missing the Cheeze its,  and now found an even better substitute.  They have a little zing to them which I love too.

They are nice and small and are perfect for your kids too.  Only problem is I wish they made a bigger box, as these will go fast.  They also make graham crackers the same size as these, can't wait to try them.



Ingredients:

Cheddar Cheese, (pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt enzymes, Vegetable Color) Rice Flour, Potato Starch, Eggs, Butter, Xanthan Gum, Salt, Pepper

For more information go to http://www.thegrainlessbaker.com/  Here you can get all the product information and store locations, you can even order online I believe.

The Grainless Baker is a Gluten Free Bakery that was founded out of passion and necessity. We provide great tasting gluten and wheat free foods for individuals suffering from Celiac Sprue or for those wishing to maintain a gluten and/or wheat free diet. The type of products offered expands with new recipes, but the staple categories include bread, rolls, bagels, muffins, pastries, cookies, cakes and fillings.
Photo take from The Grainless Baker

They also make these delicious graham snack crackers, my son loved them, perfect for little hands

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Namaste Gluten Free Pasta Pisavera Review and Giveaway

Thanks to the good folks at Namaste Foods I tried Gluten Free Pasta Pisavera tonight for dinner.  It is a delicious Italian Pasta Dish.  This recipe is very versatile.  I decided to add some of Amy's gluten free chicken meatballs cut up I got from Costco over the weekend, and some cut up tomatoes.

The instructions say you can also add red or green peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, onions, olives, etc. make it your own.  It also includes an Italian Summer Pasta Salad recipe. 

Our fine foods contain no wheat, gluten, corn, soy, potato, dairy, casein, tree nuts or peanuts




This was very easy to make.  I did have to add a bit more oil when adding more ingredients.  Maybe you could try adding some butter too.  I think some parmesan cheese on top would be lovely also.  It has a bit of a spicy kick to it, which was a nice change, the noodles were a very good consistency also.  I suggest you try some today!



Namaste carries a whole line of foods, including brownies and Spice cake.

For more information on their products please go to http://www.namastefoods.com/ to get product
 information, recipes, and where to buy information.


I am excited to announce The Giveaway (Courtesy of Namaste Foods)

Here is your chance to try Namaste at your own home.   The winner of this lucky contest will win these items.



3 Namaste Food Product
Namaste Grocery Tote
Copy of Simple Pleasure Cookbook
Copy of Living Without Magazine
Assorted Recipe Cards

Wow! What a great package, dont delay, enter the contest today.  This contest will run through March 20th through 9 PM.
Winners will be notified via email

Here is what you have to do to enter

1. Become a Follower of this blog Gluten Free With Dee by scrolling down to the right hand side

2. Comment under this post what Namaste food (http://www.namastefoods.com/) you would like to try, or what one you have tried and liked the best.

3.  Subscribe to Gluten Free With Dee on the right hand top page

4.  Like me on my facebook page here  Gluten Free With Dee

5. Email me at deerezpets@att.net and let me know what you have done to enter and your name and email please, subject line Namaste Contest

For one extra point each

1. Blog about my giveaway and post your link under your comment

2. Become a follower and subscribe to  http://bargainsanddealswithdee.blogspot.com/

3.  Follow or fan http://www.examiner.com/user-deerezpets  or Yahoo Contributor



Good Luck!!

Wellaby's Parmesan and Sun Dried Tomato Crackers

Wellaby's Parmesan & Sundried Tomato Gluten-Free Crackers

These are very good crackers, they have a nice flavor to them, and go great with a cheese dip, or cheese and sausage, or even alone.  I also crushed some up for some soup.  Wellaby's has a whole line of crackers and you can find all their information at http://www.wellabys.com/, including where to buy them.

With 24% real cheese, our gourmet, gluten free crackers are a real break-through…a product that escapes the usual market offerings and provides a fresh idea based on our goal for high quality and a more balanced diet. Whether you’re gluten intolerant or not, Wellaby’s Crackers are a healthy, great tasting cracker for the whole family.
  • 24% real Cheese
  • Gluten Free & Wheat Free
  • Baked not fried
  • MSG Free
  • Only 4.5g (7%) fat per serving
  • 130 calories per serving (8 crackers-30 g)

Bakery on Main Soft and Chewy Chocolate Almond

These soft bars are wondeful, I am not a fan of the hard and crunchy bars as they are too hard and they really are not as healthy as these.  I love the little chocolate chip pieces in the bar, with just a hint of almond flavor. These are great to carry in your purse, no worry about breaking like most bars.


*Buy Any of our New Soft and Chewy Granola Bars and get free shipping on your entire order!*

In response to a growing demand from the Celiac community for more products with gluten free oats, gluten free granola manufacturer Bakery On Main announced today its new line of Soft & Chewy Gluten Free Granola Bars.


 


NO GMOs • NO Dairy • NO Casein • NO Wheat • NO Trans Fat • NO Cholesterol
Made with certified gluten free oats, Amaranth & Quinoa for a great source of whole grains
Made with flax & chia seeds for a great source of Omega 3 & Omega 6 essential fatty acids

They also make Peanut Butter and Jelly Bar, and Apple Cinnamon

Check out the website to find a store near you

Gluten Free Mall Coupon

10% Off Everything - Order by 3/11/11 & Use Coupon: 9bcac5
(10% off product total, offer not valid with other specials or promotions. Limit 1 use per customer)

To Support Celiac.com Make Your GF Purchases At:
www.GlutenFreeMall.com

Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins from Living Without

Banana Blueberry Muffins

Makes 15 muffins

This recipes uses coconut oil, a healthy alternative to the hydrogenated fats and butter found in many baked goods.

    2 ¾ cups gluten-free flour blend
    2  tablespoons coconut flour
    2  tablespoons cream of rice cereal
    ¼  cup modified tapioca starch, optional
    3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
    ¼  teaspoon xanthan gum
    ¼  teaspoon salt
    ¾ cup organic sugar
    1  cup fresh blueberries*
    2  tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil
    1  cup warm coconut milk (mix well before measuring)
    2  medium-large ripe bananas, mashed
    -  Cinnamon sugar or organic unsweetened shredded coconut, optional
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease muffin tins or use muffin liners and lightly spray with cooking oil.
2. Mix together gluten-free flour blend, coconut flour, cream of rice, modified tapioca starch, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt and sugar.
3. Gently fold in blueberries.
4. Make a well in the batter and pour in coconut oil, coconut milk and mashed banana. Blend but don’t over-mix.
5. Pour batter into prepared muffin tins. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar or shredded coconut, if desired.
6. Bake about 20 minutes until muffin tops are golden and a sharp paring knife inserted in center comes out clean and hot to the touch.
7. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.
TIP Not crazy about coconut? Replace coconut flour with rice bran or gluten-free oat flour. Replace coconut oil with vegetable oil or margarine of choice. Replace coconut milk with milk of choice.
*TIP  You can also use frozen blueberries. Don’t defrost before adding to recipe

Monday, March 7, 2011

Bakery On Main Cranberry Maple Granola

This granola is Dairy and Gluten Free, and tastes great!  I tried a sample for breakfast with some almond milk, and it was very tasty with bits of cranberry in it.  You could try some in yogurt, or even on some ice cream.  This also would  be a great snack to take along for hiking or long car rides.

Save money by buying in bulk from Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/Bakery-Main-Cranberry-Granola-12-Ounce/dp/B000HTJH58

Or join the club at http://www.bakeryonmain.com/ , and get coupons and helpful information. They have a new website which is easy to follow, and you cant get a coupon for 1.50 off the product.

They also make Extreme Fruit and Nut, Apple Raisin, Rainforest, and Cranberry Orange Cashew Granola.

Try some today!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Zing Bars Gluten Free

I recently received a sample of these bars, and really like them.  There are six different flavors.  I have tried the Peanut Butter Chocolate  and the Blueberry Almond so far. (A nice strong almond flavor)  They are both delicious, but my personal favorite is the Peanut Butter Chocolate. This bar has 13 grams of protein, and is coated with dark chocolate. A great nutrition bar to have before my dog walking.

A Great on the go snack to take to work, before a workout, or a midday snack.

These are also soy free.



The other flavors are
Chocolate Coconut
Cranberry Orange
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip



The Story of Zing Bars
It all started innocently enough. As practicing nutritionists, we simply wanted to find a good nutrition bar we could recommend to our patients. But despite our best efforts, there just weren’t any on the market we really liked. If a particular bar was nutritionally balanced, it left something to be desired in the taste department. If it tasted good, it was low in protein and fiber, or full of artificial ingredients, unhealthy fats and empty calories.

Then we came up with a deliciously different idea.

We could create our own all-natural nutrition bar. Our take on the perfect snack. A bar with everything we wanted it to have, and nothing we didn’t. A healthy balance of carbs, protein and beneficial fats, but no artificial sweeteners, colors or preservatives. No trans fats, synthetic vitamins, or allergy-aggravating gluten, wheat or soy protein.

In short, a nutrition bar that everyone- including nutritionists and other healthcare professionals- could love. Zing! Now we hope that you love it too.
For a limited time the company is offering 20 percent off if you use the code gfwithdee

Check out http://www.zingbars.com/-.html for more information and where to order.

Wellaby's Rosemary and Onion Crackers

These crackers are delicious.  They are very flavorful and great to snack with some cheese. 

Check out all the products at wellabys.com

With 24% real cheese, our gourmet, gluten free crackers are a real break-through…a product that escapes the usual market offerings and provides a fresh idea based on our goal for high quality and a more balanced diet. Whether you’re gluten intolerant or not, Wellaby’s Crackers are a healthy, great tasting cracker for the whole family.
  • 24% real Cheese
  • Gluten Free & Wheat Free
  • Baked not fried
  • MSG Free
  • Only 4.5g (7%) fat per serving
  • 130 calories per serving (8 crackers)
Rosemary & Onion Crackers, Gluten Free

Friday, March 4, 2011

Free Trial Issue of Living Without Magazine

The magazine for people with food allergies and sensitivities.
livingwithout.com

Living Without Magazine

Lucy's Cinnamon Thins Cookies

These are a delicious light cookie.  Packed with cinnamon flavor.

Inspired by the classic "Snicker Doodle" cookie, these crispy, crunchy treats are bursting with cinnamon flavor. They're definitely a crowd pleaser.

These are also peanut, milk, and egg free!

You can buy them at Amazon.com, or check out http://www.drlucys.com/ for stores near you that carry these and her other flavors.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Is That Gluten Free?

I recently downloaded this application, and I have to say it really comes in handy for everything I am looking for, well worth the 5 or 6 dollars. If you are in doubt do a quick search on it.  I do not have an iphone, but I use this on my ipod

http://glutenfreepost.com/?p=1462

Reminder for Upcoming Giveaway

Become a follower to be able to participate in any upcoming giveways in the next few weeks

Apple Cinammon Gluten Free Granola Bar Bakery On Main

I was lucky to try a sample of the Apple Cinnamon bar today.  It was nice and moist, and I love that it didn't break my teeth, like some granola bars.  It reminded me of oatmeal, very good treat.  Great for keeping in your purse, or a snack for kids on the go. 

There is also a Peanut Butter and Jelly, and a Chocolate Almond bar.

If you buy any of the soft granola bars you will get free shipping.

 Go to bakery on main to check for a store location nearest you. Sign up for their newsletter to receive a coupon.

In response to a growing demand from the Celiac community for more products with gluten free oats, gluten free granola manufacturer Bakery On Main announced today its new line of Soft & Chewy Gluten Free Granola Bars.

This is good news for anyone who follows a gluten free diet, and that’s a growing population. Now, it’s not only individuals with Celiac Disease (who must adhere to a lifelong gluten-free diet), but also:
  • People with gluten intolerance
  • Those with Autism who eat a gluten free casein free (GFCF) diet in an attempt to reduce symptoms
  • A  growing number of athletes who have adopted a gluten free diet to improve performance
  • People who have tried it and stuck with it simply because they report feeling better eating less or no gluten
Bakery On Main Soft & Chewy Gluten Free Granola Bars are made with GFCO Certified Gluten Free Oats, Amaranth and Quinoa for a great source of whole grains. They are also made with Flax & Chia seeds for a great source of Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids. All Bakery On Main products contain no GMOs, no dairy, no casein, no wheat, no trans fat and no cholesterol. The company’s products are also GFCO certified gluten free, and Kosher OU Parve.

Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo

A favorite of mine, here is a recipe I used tonight

1/2 cup of linguine(I used Ancient Harvest)
1 cup frozen or fresh broccoli
2 tbsp butter
1 pound chicken breasts cut into strips
1 can Progresso Mushroom soup
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

Prepare linguine.  Add broccoli during last five minutes of cooking.  Drain and set aside.

Heat butter in skillet.  Add chicken and cook until browned.

Stir soup, milk, cheese, black pepper, and linquine mixture into skillet.  Cook until hot and bubbly.  Garnish with Parmesan cheese.  Enjoy!

Wellaby's Smoked cheese Cheese Ups

I tried this sample bag today and I loved the smoked flavor, and the crispiness of these.  They are hollow inside, and with a little help from my son, I managed to finish the whole bag.  A nice light snack.  The only thing I wish is that there were not so many broken pieces, maybe they would stay together better in a box instead of a bag.  For you smoked cheese lovers grab some today!

You can find these at Amazon.com, or at the Gluten Free Mall.

Wellaby's Smoked Cheese Cheese-Ups Gluten-Free Snacks

Find all of their products at

wellabys.com

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

20 percent off Zing Bars

Use Code

gfwithdee  for 20 percent off your purchase

Here is the website
http://www.zingbars.com/


The bars are 100 percent natural, gluten and wheat free, and a great source of protein.


Asthma linked to Celiac

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with the digestive disorder known as celiac disease are more likely to develop another disorder involving the immune system: asthma, according to a new study.
Specifically, a group of European researchers found that people with celiac disease were 60 percent more likely to develop asthma, relative to those without celiac.
Indeed, for every 100,000 people with celiac disease, 147 will have asthma that would not have occurred in the absence of the digestive disorder.
Those diagnosed with asthma were also more likely to eventually develop celiac disease, the authors report in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Celiac disease is caused by an abnormal immune response to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and other foods. The reaction keeps sufferers from eating foods like cereal, pasta, cookies and beer.
It occurs in about 1 percent of the population, and can lead to severe health problems including low blood count, poor bone health, fatigue, and weight loss.
To investigate whether celiac had any association with asthma, Dr. Jonas Ludvigsson of Orebro University Hospital and the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and colleagues compared more than 28,000 Swedes diagnosed with celiac to more than 140,000 similar people without the disease.
Ludvigsson cautioned that the study simply shows an association between the two diseases, not that one causes the other.
It's also unclear, he added, what might explain the association. "Personally, I think the role of vitamin D deficiency should be stressed," he told Reuters Health by email.
People with celiac are more likely to develop osteoporosis and tuberculosis, both diseases in which vitamin D plays a role. If a person with celiac also has low levels of vitamin D, this could in turn affect the immune system, which could increase the risk of developing asthma, Ludvigsson noted.
"Another potential mechanism could be that asthma and celiac disease share some immunological feature," he added. "If you have it, you are at increased risk of both diseases."
People diagnosed with celiac are advised to follow a gluten-free diet, and it's not known whether the 28,000 people included in the study stuck to the diet or not, Ludvigsson added.
"Generally dietary compliance is high in Sweden, so I actually believe that also patients with good adherence are at increased risk of asthma," he said.
SOURCE: http://bit.ly/ehh542 Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 2011.

Care Package for New Celiacs

http://www.celiacdisease.net/care-package


Gluten-Free Care Package Program

The Gluten-Free Care Package is a basket of gluten-free resources, including a gluten-free food guide, support group information and food samples to instruct patients on the gluten-free diet.
Since the founding of the program in 2001, we have distributed thousands of Gluten-Free Care Packages to newly diagnosed patients with celiac disease, all over the country.

Gluten Free Vanilla Granola Udi's

Let me just say I have been so afraid to try granola, due to the oats in them.  This is made with certified gluten free oats, since I had the sample I decided to give them a try.

I poured them in some milk for a late night snack, and they were good, they had a great crunch, and a strong vanilla flavor.  This would also be awesome on ice cream or in your yogurt. 
They also make an Original, Cranberry, and an Au Naturel granola. Gluten, Soy, and Dairy free.




Gluten Free Vanilla Granola


Ingredients: Certified Gluten Free Oats, Wildflower Honey, Canola Oil, Almonds and Pure Vanilla

You can find a three pack of these on Amazon.com for 14.77 including free shipping.   Otherwise check the website for a coupon and the closest place that carries Udi's items.



http://udisglutenfree.com/

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Wellaby's Classic Cheese Crackers

I opened up this sample box today, and they look like gourmet crackers.  These are thick and great for putting cheese or any other topping on.  They are crisp and delicious, just a hint of cheese, not too cheesy.  It is so nice to have a gluten free cheese cracker again this is enjoyable.  Great for the whole family, so if you don't want to share, hide them:)

These are also MSG and GMO free, 0 grams trans fat.  They also pack 4g of protein per serving.

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I have found these on Amazon.com with free shipping in bulk, and hopefully coming to a store near you.

Check out wellabys.com for more information.



Classic Cheese Crackers, Gluten Free