Product Reviews

Two Product Reviews and a Giveaway!

Two Product Reviews and a Giveaway!

When Foster Farm’s first contacted me about this potential product review, I was a little hesitant as I am an advocate of organic meat and ingredients. I knew the gluten-free products by Foster Farms would be conventional. After I thought about it, I decided to do the review as I have many clients across the United States that complain they don’t have quality grocer’s or farms near them to purchase organic products or do not have the budget. I feel very lucky that I have had the resources and accessibility to provide my family with quality food and I know, all to well, that there are many families that don’t have this. This being said, I am glad that a company such as Foster Farms can provide gluten-free foods in the mainstream grocery stores making it more assessable for many Americans. My hope is that organic foods will begin to be subsidized by the government so they too become more affordable like conventional meats and other products.

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Gluten Free | Sweets for your Sweetie

Gluten Free | Sweets for your Sweetie

Holidays can be such a challenge for those following a restricted diet. Avoiding gluten, dairy and soy (present in most chocolate in the form of soy lecithin) is hard enough and now add color-dye and genetically modified organisms (GMO’s), such as high fructose corn syrup to the mix, and one can go into overdrive.  The holidays that are coated in red color dye are the most troublesome for us (Valentine’s day, Christmas). I am convinced after five years of observation that color dye is Sam’s number one behavior trigger. I joke during my presentations on “connecting the...

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Top 10 | Gluten Free | 2013 Product Reviews

Top 10 | Gluten Free | 2013 Product Reviews

I have gained many new followers in the past six months so I thought it would be fun to do a review of the top 10 gluten-free product reviews of 2013. I look forward to what 2014 brings us. 1) Luce’s Gluten-Free Artisan Bread Mix I’m not sure I’ll ever stop raving about this bread. I can’t tell you how many people have almost cried in front of me trying this bread for the first time. It’s amazing and that’s all I’m going to say about it. Check out my original post…Luce’s gluten free bread mix 2) Bacano Bakery Multi-Grain Bread 3)...

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Gluten Free Allergen Free Expo | San Francisco 2014

Gluten Free Allergen Free Expo | San Francisco 2014

If you have been following my blog for almost a year, you may remember my post on the Gluten Free Allergen Free Expo (GFAF) from 2013. It was the first time the expo exhibited in the San Francisco area and it was amazing. The place was packed! I met so many great people…bloggers, local GF bakeries and food manufacturers. My Savory Star of the Show was Bacano Bakery’s multi-grain bread…OMGoodness! They are now available in dinner roll form. And, my Sweet Star of the Show pick was Lola’s Gourmet Chocolate flourless torte (it’s gluten and...

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Gluten Free | Roast Beef | Yorkshire Pudding

Gluten Free | Roast Beef | Yorkshire Pudding

  Many years ago when my older children (now 20 and 21 years old) were young, another parent told me their tradition of preparing and sharing a meal at least once a year that honored their family heritage. Since my children are not too familiar with their deeper roots as we are true blooded Americans (a mix of multiple ethnicities), I had to research the most common genetic thread. The one that I have found common on both sides of my children’s ancestry is English. My fifth generation grand father, Richard Pounder (later changed to Pounders), is believed to have landed in the Baltimore...

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Candy Cane Cake Pops | Gluten Free | Dairy Free | Dye Free

Candy Cane Cake Pops | Gluten Free | Dairy Free | Dye Free

I love making cake pops for gifts. Kids love them and they are super easy to make. I posted about Easter cake pops in 2012 which I made for Sammy’s preschool class. They were a big hit. For Christmas this year, I decided to make cake pops again but with a holiday twist…sprinkled with crushed dye-free candy cane. To start, I used Sammy’s favorite cake mix, King Arthur Flour (featured above). It’s gluten, dairy, soy and nut-free. Be sure to let the cake pops cool completely before dipping them in chocolate. The chocolate can be easily melted in the microwave. Just heat...

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