Review: Breton Gluten Free Crackers

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My mom brought over a couple packs of these. We had both seen them appear on the shelves of a couple stores but they were on the expensive side. Luckily they went on sale for 2 boxes for $5 so a good time to try em!

We cracked open a box and shared one. The texture was great. Light and crunchy and crispy. I haven’t had a real Breton cracker in a couple of years but from what I remember, these gfree ones taste JUST like that!

Its a good size too. Especially if you are like my mom and I who are always trying to cram meats and cheeses on top of a tiny rice cracker! This is a nice change- more room for toppings!

If you spot these in a store near you, give them a try and let me know what you think!

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Review: Gluten Free “Animal Crackers”

gf_arrowrootLast week I was sick ALL week long with a bad cold. It was horrible. I had no appetite at all but would get some odd cravings and that’s all I wanted to eat and couldn’t think of anything else. I’m usually that way when I’m sick. And most often the only thing I can think of eating is something fresh. Usually some kind of fruit. Last week I survived primarily off of peaches.

Then I had this craving. For animal crackers. Which are cookies, so I have no idea why they are called crackers…. but I digress.

I needed to have them. I wanted that arrowroot flavour in tiny animal shaped form. I hunted down some gluten free ones that are awesome and satisfied me! Mi-Del Gluten Free Arrowroot cookies- that just happen to be in the shape of animals 🙂

If you ever get the same craving as I did, you should try these. They are really awesome.

 

Review: Nature’s Path Organic Crunchy Granola Bars

brg-5pk-crb-pchoc-us-a1l1I woke up one day earlier this week with a HUGE craving for one of those crunchy peanut butter granola bars (that came in a pack of two) that I always enjoyed as a kid. No idea where it came from, but the craving was strong.

I hunted around at the store to see if there was anything that was similar, sans gluten. I found something! Nature’s Path Organic makes a line of the crunch granola bars. Even more awesome, is they have a peanut butter one too! They are non-gmo (which of course I love!) and they dont contain any wheat. Because some are labelled as “gluten free” and some aren’t (these ones arent) I read the ingredients list over and over again just to be sure but they seem good to go! I don’t seen any gluten in there!

I know oats are a hit or miss for some people avoiding gluten but they seem to be okay for me.

I have tried the peanut choco flavour as well as the apple pie chia flavour and both are awesome! I hear the pumpkin pie one is really great too, and since its almost fall- I think that one will be making an appearance in my kitchen soon.

Craving satisfied.

Review: Udi’s Soft Tortillas

Review: Not much more to say here than THESE ARE AWESOME.

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They come in a small size (which is what I bought) or a big size. I got them at Bamboo Market but I havent seen them anywhere else yet!

We used them for fish tacos the night I bought them, and then later in the week I made a quesadilla with extra old cheddar, apples and black pepper in the middle- YUM.

You put them in a hot pan to crisp them up a bit and they tend to puff up in the middle at first, so they look like naan bread, and to be honest, the texture is very similar. A crispy outside but soft/chewy in the middle…

You should most definitely try these out. I think you will enjoy!

Review: Chebe Focaccia Mix

focaccia 2I love pizzas and flatbreads and focaccia and buns and bread. I love it all. So when I went gluten free that was tough. But I have found a couple breads and bagels I really like, although I try not to eat toooo much of them- which is hard lol. Pizzas are hit or miss when dining out, but I have a few favourites there too.

Focaccia is something that I never dreamed of being able to eat being gfree. I’ve never attempted to make it before nor have a seen a mix for it- until now! I was at Winners and saw the Chebe mix. I have had good experiences with Chebe before so I bought it and made it the next day. It was a tomato and pesto focaccia. And it was gooooood.

focacciaThe dough came together like a real wheat dough which was cool. It had nice flavour. It was soft in the middle and crispy on the bottom. I think because you need to add cheese into the mix (which they say is optional but i think its mandatory) it helped get that crispness on the bottom. mmm….

If you love focaccia and not gluten- TRY THIS! I bought it at Winners for $3.99.

Baking with (Gluten Free) Bisquick

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Bisquick. Something I don’t think I’ve ever had before. Mostly used for pancakes. Seems to be an American thing (from what I’ve seen and read on blogs/recipe sites)

My mom bought a box of the gluten free kind in the US. It has about 3 cups of the mix in it. The crazy thing is, you can make a zillion things with it! Pancakes, Waffles, Battered Fish and Chicken Fingers, Pizza Dough, Muffins, Cinnamon Buns, Shortcake, Biscuits- its wild!

Okay, I know its not exactly good for you but it’s pretty cool that you can whip up all these things with just that mix and a couple other ingredients. It was fun to try some of the things out!

I made pancakes, which were honestly the best gfree I’ve ever had (rice flour pancakes are a close second) but the texture of these ones were unreal. I also made blueberry muffins which were awesome and literally took me under 5 minutes to mix up. Can’t beat that.

This is the recipe I used for the muffins

Here’s a whole bunch of other bisquick recipes too!

Have you ever used this product before?

Review: Plentils Chips!

enjoy-life-plentil-flavorsWTF is a Plentil you ask? It’s a chip- made from lentils!

They are fantastic, crispy little squares. The best part? Gluten free AND also free of the 8 most common allergens, so pretty well everyone can eat them.

I’ve tried the dill/sour cream and the garlic/parmesan versions- both were great but my fav is the latter. Love that garlic!

They are great to eat on their own, but are sturdy enough for the toughest dips.

I highly recommend trying them! Plentils by Enjoy Life!