Monday, August 31, 2015

Trader Joe's Chocolate Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

Recommendation: Trader Joe's Chocolate Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

Review: These cupcakes were quite tasty for a work celebration at the office. I tried to only eat half. But I failed. 

Where to buy: Your local Trader Joe's

Friday, August 7, 2015

Morning Sunshine Breakfast Cookie: Apple Cinnamon Quinoa

Recommendation: Morning Sunshine Breakfast Cookie: Apple Cinnamon Quinoa

Review: Looking for something hearty, sweet, a little crunchy, filling, and delicious? Try the Morning Sunshine Breakfast Cookie, flavor: Apple Cinnamon Quinoa is fabulous. Eat for breakfast or that afternoon snack. It's high in protein and fiber. And low in sugar. But your taste buds won't believe it. 

Where to buy: I found it in an airport store called Cibo, but it appears to be for sale online as well:

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Gluten Free Soft Pretzel at Phillies game

Recommendation: Gluten Free Soft Pretzel at Phillies game

Review: I read a review from a few years ago while sitting in Phillies stadium (aka Citizens Bank Park) trying to figure out what to eat. So, I left my family and said I was going to venture out in the rain in search of an old review which claimed that the food service at Phillies stadium (aka Citizens Bank Park) did indeed have one dedicated area somewhere in the baseball stadium dedicated to gluten free food. I had to ask 3 different food service workers who all enthusiastically confirmed that they did indeed have a gluten free area. They even told me exactly how many more sections I had to go to find it. Unfortunately, all 3 people gave me the wrong section. I started to wonder if it was really a joke. But I decided to reframe my thoughts toward making my search into a game in my head. Pretending a camera crew (albeit a prank type show) might be following me around. The last women I asked was very confident it was just a few more sections down. I'd gone half way across the stadium, so what was a few more feet. After stopping where she told me and finding nothing, I decided to go a few more feet. And that's when I stumbled upon a free standing large cart that did indeed sell only gluten free food! Of course they offered gluten free pizza, but I passed on that. Instead I ordered up a gluten free soft pretzel - what a treat! And every calorie was very much worth it. It was crusty and salty of course, but the pretzel actually had a little pinch of sweetness in the dough as well. I added a hotdog with a gluten free roll. Then I walked by the station where you can add sauerkraut as a topping. I didn't even know there were topping stands! A whole new reason to go to a Phillies game. Besides the game of course ;) if I only wrote down the actual section of that stand - oh well. Next time!

Where to buy: Phillies Stadium, Philadelphia PA

Enjoy Life Baked Chewy Bars: Cocoa Loco

Recommendation: Enjoy Life Baked Chewy Bars: Cocoa Loco

Review: Nothing quite satisfies my chocolate craving like actual chocolate. Most things chocolate flavored don't do the trick. Always up for trying new gluten free food, I tried Enjoy Life Backed Chewy Bars, flavor: Cocoa Loco. To my surprise, it satisfied that chocolate craving. It wasn't overly sweet. And it didn't taste like a brownie. More like a cocoa chewy bar. I might just buy another!

Where to buy: Your local food store

Friday, October 24, 2014

Barilla Rotini

Recommendation: Barilla Rotini pasta

Review: It's happened. Somebody finally made a gluten free pasta that tastes like regular pasta. When I started eating gluten free, I remember thinking I would never enjoy pasta again. From the cardboard flavors, to the mushy mess varieties. Gluten free pasta was pathetic and well, awful. At our last big Italian family lunch, the gluten free dishes of pasta got confused with the regular pasta. I just went back to the gluten free pot to retrieve another dish, but then the rest of the family tasted the gluten free one and said it tasted like regular. From this day forward, we can make one pot of pasta for everyone. And it's good AND gluten free!

Where to buy: Your local food store

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Kinnikinnick K Toos chocolate cream cookies

Recommendation: Kinnikinnick K Toos chocolate cream cookies

Review: This is the closest thing to an gluten free oreo cookie that I've come across. Although it won't taste exactly like an oreo, it can definitely fill the oreo void if you have one.

Where to buy

Enjoy Life Soft Baked Snickerdoodle

Recommendation: Enjoy Life Soft Baked Snickerdoodle

Review: If you like cookie dough consistency, sugar, sweet spice and cookies, you must try Enjoy Life's soft baked snickerdoodle. Having just polished off my second box, it's best that I don't keep my house stocked with them for a few weeks. Every morsel is sinfully delicious and worth each calorie.

Where to buy