Monday, February 28, 2011

Surf Sweets Jelly Beans

Surf Sweets makes delicious candy! As I have stated in the past, they are:
  • Organic! Using only natural ingredients and juices
  • No corn syrup
  • Some of the products are vegan or vegetarian
  • Contains 100% vitamin C
There Jelly Bean are really good. I prefer them to Jelly Belly any day. Those were my favorite...not anymore, Jelly Belly can kiss me goodbye. I am now a loyal Surf Sweet kind of gal. Did you know that Surf Sweets could be found at Whole Foods? Well, now you do! Have you guys tried them? If so, what is your favorite product in the line? I will reveal my favorite product in the line soon! It is so delicious!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Preventing Cross Contamination

So this is my cream cheese. Notice the big GF? My lovely boyfriend wrote it. I don't have to worry about cross contamination at my house. We are really careful. We never double dip utensils into our condiments and the things that we really worry about, we buy two of and label mine, GF. I suggest that you do the same! It makes life easier and my intestines thank me.We also have two toasters (mine is a super cute Hello Kitty!) and other little tricks that make life easier!)

How do you prevent cross contamination in your kitchen?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Kettle Cuisine Soup: Chicken Chili with White Beans

This is the third Kettle Cuisine Soup I have tried and so far it is my favorite. I actually think it will be hard to beat. I love this product line. I am a soup person and while I never though of myself as a chili person (I believe I stated that in a previous post), Kettle Cuisine is changing my mind. They really know how to blend their flavors and craft their soups. 

I made such a fuss about how amazing this soup was after my first bite, that my boyfriend begged to split it it with me. Yes, my non-gluten free boyfriend...who can eat anything he desires shared my delicious soup with me. Well, love won and I shared my soup. I guess this is one item I will have to add to the must have GF items in my house.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentines Breakfast!

Using GF waffles (I used Kinnikinnick) pour strawberry syrup on top for a delicious LOVEly breakfast! Garnish with strawberries and whipped cream if desired.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

I LOVE Brownies from King Arthur

I like making regular foods with a holiday twist. With Valentines a few days away, I decided to make these brownies. 
I followed the mix directions and put them in heart shaped silicone molds to bake.  I served them with vanilla bean ice cream and strawberry syrup. 
It was delicious and a total hit at my house!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Surf Sweets Gummy Bears

 I am a parent.. I give my kid candy sometimes....I share candy with my kid sometimes...
I found an awesome candy that I don't feel bad about sharing...

SURF SWEETS is amazing! Here is why:
  • Organic- natural ingredients and juices only
  • No corn syrup
  • Some of the products are vegan or vegetarian
  • Contains 100% vitamin C
So, that is why I eat it. That is why I share. In this case, sharing is caring and I just make sure he brushes his teeth after!

I don't have enough to share with you guys...sorry! It is really delicious! The red one is my favorite...Jacob's too!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Kettle Cuisine Soup: Angus Beef

So, this is the second Kettle Cuisine Soup I have tried and it is really good. I had no idea what to cook for dinner and this soup was hearty. It  filled me up until the morning. It has chili with beans and I am not really a chili kind of person, so I was a bit apprehensive, but I really had nothing to worry about. This was really delicious.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Jo-Sef Products O Cookies: Cinnamon, Chocolate and Vanilla Review

Jo-Sef's is known in the gluten free community for being one of the most health conscience gluten free manufacturers of gluten free foods. They are recognized  by the Celiac Sprue Association. They offer a variety of treats that are tasty and appeal to the health conscious. I was very excited to try Jo-Sef. I love "junk" food but one of my goals for 2011 is to set a healthier twist on my indulgences. If I am going to eat something not so healthy, I am going to try to have it be more health conscious; I found that Jo-Sef products fit the criteria. Their whole product line, found here, fit the bill.
I tried the Chocolate O cookies first. Let's face it, I miss Oreo cookies sometimes. I was hoping these could capture that taste. These fell short of the Oreo flavor I was craving.  I preferred other brands of cookies I tried that were similar to Oreo cookies, but fell into the gluten free category. However, Chocolate O cookies are egg free and preservative free, so if that is an allergen or a food you are trying to avoid that is a plus.
I really liked the Vanilla O's. They were extremely delicious and somehow ( I totally don't know how) they had a lemon after taste that I rather liked. Lemon is not an ingredient but this was pretty great. These are egg free, dairy free and preservative free. It was hard to stick to the serving size!
The Cinnamon O's were my favorite. My  non-gluten free boyfriend tried these and he said they were delicious as well. I like having a cinnamon cookie surrounded by creme filling, delicious.

Each one of these cookies are perfectly accompanied with a warm glass of cocoa, soy milk, rice milk or milk. I highly recommend them.