The count down to 2018 is steadily ticking away. You know what that means?! It’s that time of year best spent holed up at home, protected from the cold, snuggled up with your loved ones and reflecting on the past 12 months. If you’re anything like us, then it’s also that last few glorious days where you can get away with eating the rest of your Holiday junk food guilt-free before committing to a New Year and a “New You.” It’s also that time of year to reflect on all of the amazing gluten free products we discovered and just can’t live without in the year to come! In no particular order, here are our 10 favorite gluten free finds of 2017: Sweet Loren’s Chocolate Chunk Cookies (pre-made refrigerated gluten free cookie dough) BFree gluten free products Gee Free gluten free pastry dough Simple Mills Almond Flour Crackers Gratify Gluten…
The Primal Pantry is a popular paleo snack brand in the UK that specializes in healthy on-the-go paleo snacks made with real non-gmo ingredients. It wasn’t until recently that Primal Pantry became accessible in the United States, so obviously, we had to try them as soon as we could get our hands on them. Here’s what happened! Snack bars of the paleo variety are more of an acquired taste. Generally speaking they tend to be a bit dry, hard and difficult to chew. Some people enjoy that “hardy” texture. It can be easy to by-pass the grittiness if the flavor is on point. These raw paleo bars are surprisingly moist (for a protein bar) and the flavors were decent although a little acidic. Overall there is a lot to like about Primal Pantry’s paleo products. Their raw bars are free of gluten, grains, refined sugar, dairy and vegetable oil and do…
My obsession with all the little details can get really annoying (just ask my husband). It’s also just plain exhausting. When my best friend had her baby shower, I killed myself finding the perfect party theme….”born to be wild” with jungle accents if you were wondering. I painstakingly made every decoration by hand and I spent way too much time making deliciously adorable gluten free monkey faced cupcakes that nobody really ate…wahhhh! (maybe that “fun” project will find its way onto TDK) When my son turned one, I HAD to throw a huge lake themed party complete with an invitation full of fish puns. Again I poured my time into preparing dinner for 50 people and making some really cute birthday banners and a sign that read “the BIG one! Yes, I am aware of how annoying this blog makes me sound but there is reason I bring all this…
Pizza has got me so thirsty I will legit take it anyway I can get it: fresh, frozen, even cold and leftover from the night before. It’s just one of these things I can’t live without. My love affair with pizza has spanned several decades. Sure we’ve had our ups and downs from a lactose intolerance to a Celiac diagnosis, but some how we’ve always managed to make things work.
Lately though, things were starting to get a little old. That is until one of my besties, who also happens to share my gluten affliction and a love for pizza, told me about this gluten free and paleo New York style cassava flour based pizza dough recipe. I think she put it best when she called it a “Total Game Changer”.
Nothing brings me greater joy than discovering new gluten free products. In fact, last week when I randomly found gluten free corn tortilla bowls at my local grocery store 5 things happened:
1) I took a picture for posterity.
2) I did a little happy dance.
3) Call it divine intervention but this gluten free Mexican recipe for vegetarian taco bowls materialized in my head.
4) I ate gluten free taco bowls for dinner.
5) Now all I want to do is taco-bout this delicious gluten free vegetarian taco bowl recipe!
Call me lazy but there are so many other things I would rather do then blend my own gluten free flour. Things like spending time with my family, going for a long run, reading a good book or taking a nice afternoon nap. And why should I when there are so many pre-made gluten free flour products on the market?
Lets be real, gluten free ingredients come at a premium and gluten free baking takes a lot of time, effort and money, especially with the whole trial and error thing. Luckily, making perfect gluten free muffins is a lot easier than you think. Considering I am probably the laziest gluten free baker there is, you know I’m telling the truth. There is no shame in my game, I want all the glory and none of the pain. Which is why I’ve learned how to make the most perfect golden brown, moist, chocolatey and delicious gluten free muffins with minimal effort and a few good tricks!