Sunday, May 25, 2014

Glutino Lemon Wafer Cookies


Glutino's Lemon Wafer Cookies are As Good As Gluten. The flavor is perfectly balanced between citrusy lemon and sugary sweet. The texture is just like a regular wafer cook - crisp layers filled with creamy lemon filling. I've also tried Glutino's Chocolate Wafer Cookies, which didn't disappoint either.

What cookie do you miss from your pre-gluten-free days? 

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. It's a product I bought, loved, and wanted to share with you!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Van's Cinnamon Heaven Cereal


I was excited when I found Van's new gluten free cereal at Target two weeks ago. I immediately bought a box, hoping the taste would be reminiscent of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, yet healthier since it's made with five whole grains.
My first bite was disappointing. It tasted like five grain cereal with just a hint of cinnamon. While I'm glad it's not overloaded in sugar like Cinnamon Toast Crunch, I was hoping for more cinnamon flavor.
What cereal do you miss from your pre-gluten-free days? Hands-down, I miss Cheerios. Plain, regular Cheerios.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. It's a product I bought, loved, and wanted to share with you!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Aldi LiveGfree Stuffed Sandwiches

I love Aldi! Over the past year, I've found a few gluten free items at Aldi that I enjoyed (brownie mix, baking mix, and pancakes) in addition to all of the naturally gluten free items they carry. I was ecstatic last week when I found out Aldi was testing an entire line of gluten free products called LiveGfree. My husband immediately went to the store for me and got 1-2 of almost everything they offer in the LiveGfree line. If the test is successful (fingers crossed it is), they'll keep the line of LiveGfree products.

I checked the ingredient labels on a few of the products and I was impressed. Gluten free items can be made with nutritious whole grains (i.e., brown rice, millet) or made with starches that offer little to no nutrition. I was impressed that the Brown Rice Spaghetti is made with brown rice and the first ingredient on the Stuffed Sandwiches is 100% whole grain millet flour. So, not only does Aldi offer an amazing line of gluten free products that is affordable, but at least some of the products are made with nutritious ingredients. As another bonus, the line includes two foods I've never seen gluten free before - ravioli and stuffed sandwiches. 


The first product I tried is the Gluten Free Stuffed Sandwiches (aka hot pockets). I don't think I've ever had a regular hot pocket before...but, I'm in love with LiveGfree Stuffed Sandwiches.  The crust reminds me of my calzone dough. The crust is hearty (likely due to the 100% whole grain millet flour) and slightly sweet, filled with creamy mozzarella cheese, savory pepperoni, and tomato sauce with chunks of real tomato.

Since I haven't had a regular hot pocket, I shared with my husband and he affirms LiveGfree Stuffed Sandwiches are As Good As Gluten. I'm elated, and can't wait to try the rest of the LiveGfree products we bought. Stayed tuned for more "My Pantry" reviews over the next month or two.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. It's a product I bought, loved, and wanted to share with you!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Gluten Free Baked Lemon Glaze Doughnuts


Ever since trying Jeanine's recipe for Gluten Free Baked Chocolate Doughnuts a month ago, I’ve been anxiously waiting to try another doughnut flavor. I’m afraid overjoyed that baking gluten free doughnuts is so easy that it’s become an every few weekends breakfast tradition in our house.
I'm a chocoholic, so while I prefer the chocolate doughnuts over the lemon doughnuts - the lemon doughnuts did not disappoint. They're sweet, tart, and the light lemon flavor was perfect for the spring-like Saturday morning we made them on last weekend.
What's your favorite donut flavor? I’m thinking Coconut or Maple Bacon are going to be the next doughnut flavors for me to try.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Cauliflower Sauce Alfredo with Barilla Gluten Free Pasta


I recently tried Barilla Gluten Free Pasta in a homemade alfredo recipe. I made this Creamy Cauliflower Sauce, which turned out to be bland and in need of more flavor. I stirred in cooked chicken, mushrooms, and broccoli.

The Barilla Gluten Free Pasta, however, tastes As Good As Gluten. While it tastes great, it's made with a combination of corn and rice. Personally, I prefer Tinkyada Gluten Free Pasta which is made with brown rice and offers more nutrients than a corn/rice blend pasta.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Coconut Lime Peanut Chicken


The flavor profile of this Coconut Lime Peanut Chicken dish is complex, yet all of the flavors pull together resulting in one amazing dish. A creamy peanut butter and spicy Sirarcha sauce surrounds the chicken and rice, all complemented with crisp asparagus and green onions.

My husband hates, hates, hates any main dish with peanut butter. I love, love, love anything and everything peanut butter. This dish is a winner, as my husband even said it’s the best peanut dish he’s ever had. I agree, it’s incredible! Give it a try, and let me know what you think.