Saturday, October 26, 2013

Halloweenish Brownies.

*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. My opinions are honest and unbiased.*

 Blaine is my little gluten free baby. I share almost all of my gluten free goodies with him and I am sure that is just how he likes it. It is fun to have someone who can share food with me. Glutino had sent some brownies and what could be better than making them a little festive?

I made the Double Chocolate Brownies as directed on the box and then decorated the brownies with cream cheese frosting and sprinkles. It was perfect pre-Halloween treat to get us geared up for Thursday's Trick-Or-Treating.

I really liked the flavor or the brownies and the middle was very soft and moist. I always have a problem when I bake brownies that the sides are a little too hard. 

Both Blaine and I really liked Glutino's Double Chocolate Brownies and we would defiantly recommend them.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Glutino Toaster Pastry

I make it no secret, I love Glutino items. I have a hard time thinking of a Glutino product my pallet did not like. Their Strawberry Toaster Pastry is no exception. My only complaints is that there is no no frosting on top, and that more do not come in a box... but that is a small oversight.

These toaster pastries do not last long in my house at all. I have a hard time with restraint.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Delallo: Gluten Free Gnocchi

One of my favorite meals to cook lately is Dalallo: Gluten Free Gnocchi. I love how easy it is to make and our whole family loves to eat it. Blaine looks so adorable practicing his pincher fingers when he eats the adorably shaped gnocchi. We all love this meal with tomato sauce, basil and some grated cheese. I totally recommend it to you guys!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Pinterest Dinners I want to try!

I adore Pinterest. There is so much creativity, inspiration and ideas on that glorious site. I have been in a dinner funk. I am so uninspired with food and Blaine became a crazy picky eater. I am feeling like a short order cook most nights because I have succumbed to making more than one dinner.

I started searching my boards and I found some drool worthy dishes that I cannot wait to try!

I love fish and this picture makes my mouth water. Recipe found here.

Crustless Spinach Quiche 

Quiche is a food I often forget about. I don't know why but I just do. This particular recipe is completely GF (no need for substitutions) and the list of ingredients is not massive. I like that.

When I spotted this Roasted Mushroom side, I knew that I could easily make this a meal, just throw it atop some rice and call it a night. What lured me about this meal was that it was simple and vegetarian. Steve and I will totally be enjoying this soon!

Another vegetarian meal (vegan actually)  I have been finding swoon worthy is Spicy Thai Tacos.

I love bacon and sweet potatoes so why hadn't I though of this tasty combination. It looks easy too!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Cook Simple: Cowboy Chili with Quinoa and Cinnamon

I had Cowboy Chili for the first time about 6 years ago and I really like it. It is an easy meal to make and it is very filling. When I spotted the Cook Simple brand of Cowboy Chili at Safeway I got super excited. Cowboy Chili in a box...yes, please!

I loved this because meat was optional and Steve is a vegetarian. So, we made the meal sans meat and it was still delicious. Blaine even gobbled it up. I think I will make it again soon with ground turkey and see how that compares. But, this meal was amazing and I would have it again, for sure! 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Tasty Bite: Ginger Lentil Rice

I love Tasty Bite products because they are quick to make and they are healthier alternatives to many of the boxed items lurking on the Supermarket shelves. Tasty Bite products, are Gluten Free, Preservative Free, Vegetarian, MSG free and all natural. How could one go wrong?

Right now, I am on a Ginger Lentil Rice kick. Blaine loves it and so do I. It accompanies chicken really well and I love that if I am in a pinch, I can have a side dish cooked in 90 seconds. Nothing beats that.

Dear Gluten, I hate you.

Yesterday, I got glutened so badly, I almost welcomed the thought of death. Ok, maybe that is extreme but my insides were turning against me. I somehow got cross contaminated and I am still not certain how. I was so sick off and on that it was terrible. Thankfully, I woke up much better today but I was so nervous that this glutening would be affecting me for days.

Here is to steering clear of gluten!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

French Meadow Bakery: Chocolate Cupcakes

Picture taken at Jacob's 7th birthday
Parties are always a toughie to be gluten free at because there is usually an abundance of non-gf food. My son's 7th birthday party was no exception. I ordered 10 pizzas, none were gf so I packed Blaine and I lunch and I had a ton of veggies around to much on should any other guest have food sensitivities. My sister and her boyfriend jumped on the gluten free bandwagon so I decided to bring French Meadow Chocolate cupcakes  as our dessert. I love Whole Foods chocolate cupcakes, they are moist, large and they taste fresh. I was not able to get to Whole Foods prior to the party so I stopped by Sprouts where I spotted this particular brand of cupcakes. I had high hopes. I LOVE cupcakes.

These cupcakes, however, were not at all worthy of praise...far from being described with any sort of affection. These cupcakes were stale and rock hard.  It was as though they were old and they had been sitting on the shelf for a long time. They were not even in the same league of my dear Whole Food Cupcakes.

After many jokes at the expense of the cupcakes, we actually tried to eat them. We were only successful in eating the frosting. We stayed away from the "cake" in fear of needing dental work if we actually tried to bite the rock hard food.

So, do I recommend eating French Meadow Chocolate cupcakes? Absolutely not. I would actually like a refund.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Times is moving so quickly.

My family at the pumpkin patch
It felt like just yesterday that I posted on Gluten Free Gluttony, then I realized all my focus was on Memories And Motherhood and I knew I needed to get back to my food blog. Back to the blog that had seen me through so much. So, here I am. Hello.

Little updates: I am no longer GFCF. Just good ole GF. My son no longer nurses and we didn't see much of a change in him with the GFCF diet so we ditched it. He is gluten free though, like me, and I love having a little buddy share snacks with!

My wedding is 98% gluten free! The whole big meal is gluten free and most of my dessert options are GF! Super stoked.

Tomorrow, is a new post with a new review on it. Here is to posting regularly again!