Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I found this on PostSecret...

It made me think about how much fun I have cooking with my boyfriend! I am sure you foodies may feel the same way!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Mixes From The Heartland :Impossible Coconut Pie

Day SEVEN of Every Day is A New Post This Week!

I thought I would end this week off with an amazing food review! I was a little intimidated by the name of the mix, IMPOSSIBLE COCONUT PIE, but how hard could it really be?

I soon discovered that the Impossible Coconut Pie was not called that because of the preparation. That aspect was easy! You follow the simple directions and you have this delicious looking pie!
I baked this at my house in the morning with the plans to take it to my Boyfriend's house in the evening. I had to smell and stare at the pie all day long. It was sheer torture. I was still confused as to why this pie was called impossible. I had no problems at all making it.
I didn't even want dinner when I got to his house. I just wanted the pie. That is what happens when I have to look at a pie all day and I don't get to try it. When I cut into it, I discovered why it was called "Impossible Coconut Pie".

The top layer was full of coconut and it was a perfect firm texture. The inside, middle layer was custard like. That layer was like heaven in my mouth. The very bottom had formed a crust. However, when I made the pie, I did not have to do any work for any of this. It was impossible to expect so much greatness from such a simple mix!

I had to practice some restraint on the pie that night. When I left in the morning, I left some of the pie at my Boyfriend's house and then I took the rest home! It was just too good not to keep eating. I also had to take a plastic spoon...
I want this pie NOW...just blogging about it is making my mouth water. Mixes from the Heartland got it right!I also love that the pie is low in sodium, has no trans fat and is cholesterol free! This pie is one that I will be having again!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Happy Saturday! This Is My Super Breakfast :)

Day Six of Every Day Is A New Post This Week!

Happy SATURDAY!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE weekends :) They are a great! They are full of opportunity to unwind from the week. You will probably need a ton of energy to accomplish whatever awesome adventure it is that you have to embark on today! That is why I am posting my favorite breakfast! This always keeps me full all day long and I usually do not get hungry for lunch when I make it. I just pack a snack to go and I am set till dinner time :)

It is so simple and easy to make! All you need is spinach, portobello mushrooms, eggs and cheese!

Grab a pan and spray it with oil. Saute the mushrooms and spinach until they are cooked.

Add the eggs...
Add cheese. You can use as much or as little as you want!

Fold over the eggs. This helps melt the cheese and form an omelet.
Serve. Relax. Enjoy.Have a wonderful day :) See you tomorrow!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Book Review! This Book Is A MUST BUY!

Day FIVE! Of Every Day Is A New Post This Week!

This was one of the first books I purchased when I was diagnosed with Celiacs. I kept eating out and still feeling like crap. This book helped me understand a lot of secrets of the restaurant business and how they snuck gluten in their meals. For example: I kept getting ill every time I would eat at this local Mexican restaurant but after reading this book, I learned that a lot of Mexican restaurants roll their rice in flour! The next time I went to the restaurant, I asked if they did that and I was told that they did.

This book also discusses the casein-free diet and food allergies. It has helpful tips to help us navigate menus and also ask the right questions. It has different sections according to the type of cuisine, so that way we can all still enjoy a variety of meals! It also has a listing of information per state of useful resources! There is much more information in this book...PICK IT UP AND PURCHASE IT!

I depended on this book so much, that I would carry it in my purse when I would go out! It is simply amazing :)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Rice & "Chorizo" Dinner!

Day Four of Every Day Is A New Post Week: Rice & "Chorizo" Dinner!

I made this awesome dinner the other night! If you follow me on Twitter, you would know that I was nervous cooking with Soyrizo. It ended up turning out great! I will be cooking with it again. You cannot see the Soyrizo because of how it crumbles, but it is in there and it adds a great flavor into the meal!

This is the recipe, you can use chorizo where Soyrizo is listed.


- 1 BOX SADAF Rice Mix (found at Middle Eastern Store)
- Soyrizo (1/2 package)
- Diced tomatoes (canned,strained, 1/4 cup)
- Sweet Peas (canned, strained, 1/2 cup)
- Corn (canned, strained, 1/2 cup)
- Green Mexican Salsa (Optional)
- Tortilla Chips (Optional)

How To:

Cook rice according to directions. Take Soyrizo and take it out of wrapping. Crumble it up and let it cook well with rice in a skillet. Then once it is cooked, add the vegetables until everything is cooked.

Serve with chips and salsa if you desire!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Helpful Site Alert!

Day Three of Every Day Is A New Post Week is: A Helpful Website!

I am often asked what we can actually eat. Also I am asked what is up with MSG.

I do not eat MSG. Technically, it is GF...sorta... from some information I have found, if the product is made in the United States, then it is Gluten Free. If it is not, then it is probably not safe. I just stay away from it. I tested allergic to MSG so I don't eat it.

But, this site tells you what is up. It is a comprehensive website for us with Celiacs. If you have not been HERE before, then book mark the site and browse!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Trader Joe's Gluten Free Pancake & Waffel Mix

Every Day Is A New Post This Week! DAY TWO! TODAY I BRING YOU....

I like pancakes, yes I do, I like pancakes...how about you? Woo hoo! I am giddy! I like pancakes and I like this week. It is exciting!

Do you know what, I also like? I like these pancakes! Trader Joe's, you know your stuff. I am rarely disappointed in you. The packaging does not lie, it is easy to prepare! I made these for breakfast and I was full until dinner!
I am not going to post nutritional information like I normally do. You can add anything to these and it changes the stats. I served mine with butter, fresh fruit and syrup! YUM!

Pick these up and try them for yourself!

Monday, April 19, 2010


Every day this week there will be a new post! So make sure you check back every day and see what is new on the blog!


I am sure you all know this by now however, I am always surprised by some of what I see in some food items.

I was at the Supermarket with my boyfriend and as usual, I had a sweet tooth...yeah, what else is new? I spotted these and I got intrigued.
I read the ingredients:

Maltitol Syrup, Maltitol, Vitiam D Evaporated Milk, Sorbitol, Cocoa Butter, Chocolate Liquor, Butter (Milk), Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Xylitol, Calcium Caseinate (Milk), Milkfat, Contains 1% or less of the following: Food Starch Modified , Whey Protein (MIlk), Lactitol, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Egg White (with Sodium Lauryl Sulfate), Fish Gelatin, Soya Lecithin (an Emulsifier), Partially Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Cocoa Powder, Milk Protein Isolate, Inulin, Sucralose, Acesulfame K

GROSS. I LOVE chocolate. I however do not want fish in my chocolate. Are you guys going to eat these? Let me know! I know that a lot of you are not vegetarian. Let me know your thoughts!

Monday, April 12, 2010

The Food Blogger Finally Watches The Ultimate Food Blogging Movie!

I just watched this and I have to say that I was not as thrilled as I thought I would be. Yes, I was impressed with Meryl. But Amy Adams kinda bugged me. However, I did enjoy how food blogging played into the movie...if you are a food blogger, you should watch it!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Hodgson Mill Apple Cinnamon Muffin Mix With Milled Flaxseed

I was not a muffin person until I discovered Udi's Muffins. I now love muffins because Udi's made me appreciate them.

When I saw Hodgson Mill Apple Cinnamon Muffin Min with Milled Flaxseed I picked up a box at my local Supermarket. I wanted to have fresh muffins at home! I liked that the box said that the muffins were free of trans fats and cholesterol. Plus, flaxseed is really good for you!

My boyfriend and I decided to bake these together and it was fun. However I think I set my hopes too high. He loves muffins more than I do and he is not gluten free. I discovered that maybe I only like Udi's muffins.

These muffins were pretty dry. The only time they were moist was when I would bite a piece of apple. The only way I could eat it was by cutting it up in small pieces, cutting up butter, sprinkling cinnamon all over the muffin and then microwaving it until the butter was melted. That just seems like a lot of work to try and make a muffin moist when they should already be.

I would not buy these as my go to muffins. If you want your moneys worth, purchase Udi's. I am sorry Hodgson Mill but you boast of having "Premium Quality Since 1882", I think it is time to reinvent yourselves.

Friday, April 2, 2010


Want More GF FOOD OPTIONS? Let your voices be heard!



I have been getting a few questions like this in my email...

Q. I just ate something that said GLUTEN FREE on the box and then when I looked at the ingredients it had BUCKWHEAT listed. Is buckwheat GF?

A. BUCKWHEAT is GLUTEN FREE! So eat it :) The wheat in the name is deceiving!

Remember, I have a Formspring link to the right, you can ask questions there and you can check there to see what I have answered :) And, you can be anonymous!