Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The best bagels ever... and, they're gluten free, too!

If you're a fan of the traditional 'Brooklyn Bagel,' then you are aware of a few facts:
1) an authentic, traditional bagel is about 3 1/2 inches in diameter.
2) it has a crunchy crust and a soft inside.
3) it freezes well, defrosts in a microwave for 50 seconds and toasts up perfectly.

The Great Knead is a company who will delight you with several flavors of bagels, and they are ALL gluten free! http://www.thegreaterknead.com/

Started in 2012 as Sweet Note Bagel by some amazing young women (and some terrific men, too), the company grew its presence online, in stores, and at restaurants. Their baking practices are top notch, and they also ship anywhere in the US.  You can even open a wholesale account for your own personal freezer with a minimum of 18 packages (and get a break on shipping costs).

Not to be missed... the Fall Flavor: Pumpkin - with just a hint of seasonal spice, this bagel lends itself to breakfast, as a sandwich with chicken and cranberry sauce, and even as the base for french toast.
Get on their email list for periodic specials, sales, and new product information, too. They've recently added bagel chips!

The Greater Knead will meet and exceed your needs for an amazing bagel everyone can enjoy.
                                                             (photo credit: The Great Knead)



Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Think cool thoughts - October in Dallas for the GF&AF Expo

It's only July, but planning an October visit to Dallas for this event that can meet all your needs for a good time - interesting, fun, and lots of food!

At the GF&AF (Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly) Expo on October 28 - 29, you will have every major gluten free manufacturer and many speciality vendors sampling their products (and giving away coupons for future purchases, too).

There also will be relevant speakers, classes, and information booths where you and your family are celebrated, not ignored because of dietary and nutritional needs.

To learn more about the event visit: http://gfafexpo.com/about-us/

And, all the details about tickets can be found here: http://gfafexpo.com/locations/2017-dallas-tx/

Y'all come for a visit, and I will see you there. 😊

P. S.
If you can't make it to Dallas, there are 14 other locations across the country throughout the year!
http://gfafexpo.com/locations/




Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Susie Cakes... great cakes for everyone!

On Saturday, November 5, I walked into a new bakery that I thought was only going to be for those who can eat gluten. Happily, I was mistaken.

This bakery is a wonderful place that makes cakes, cupcakes, and cookies in flavors that offer something for everyone with readily available gluten free goodies.

WELCOME TO WEST PLANO, SUSIE CAKES!

Here is their website: http://susiecakes.com/  Check it all for all their locations and treats! They are eager to take, bake, and make your special orders.

I tried their naturally gluten free 'Flourless Chocolate Cupcake'... decadent, dense, moist dark chocolate cake is topped by luscious buttercream with tasty (high-quality) sprinkles.  It's the best gluten free cupcake I've eaten in North Texas to date. And, you can serve it to your whole family or bring a half-dozen as an amazing hostess gift.

There is so much more to tell... but here are a few pictures (and I'll save the thousand words.)






Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween candy checklist for gluten free treats

It's the start of candy eating (and giving... and baking...) season! 

Here's a terrific list for reference to check out some fancy gluten free candies - and even better - mainstream, supermarket chocolate and non-chocolate candies that are AND ALWAYS HAVE BEEN GLUTEN FREE :) !

Happy Halloween! Happy Fall!

http://www.livestrong.com/article/310329-what-candy-bars-are-gluten-free/


Sunday, October 23, 2016

Pizza... gluten free and "skinny" is coming to Addison Texas!

Everyone who must eat gluten free knows that it is of the utmost importance to keep every bite full of good nutrition (because it's to easy to get caught up in a cloud of empty calories and sugars with mainstream gf products).

Enter Skinny Pizza!  Ok, not yet - but soon! 


"CultureMap reports that the brand new concept will open its doors at 4970 Addison Circle Dr. in a space that formerly housed Patrizio’s. The new concept will bring quick-fired thin crust pies that can be made with gluten-free or whole wheat crusts for those who are really trying to keep things healthy.
Also on offer are “egg- and cholesterol-free, low in sodium, and high in fiber” pastas that can be served with a variety of Italian sauces and jazzed up with a massive selection of veggies. Organic salads and “100% natural drinks” will round out the menu," as reported by Amy McCarthy of Eater Dallas.


I can't wait to patronize this establishment with my entire family - #FoodForEveryone!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

The business of gluten free products

Far be it from me to tell people how to spend their money.  And yes, it is true that many gf products are much more expensive than 'regular' products of the same kind.  

But here's the good news for those of us that have to eat gf... it has never been easier to do so in restaurants and shopping in stores.  Keep in mind that one of the best shopping experiences for variety and value prices is: https://www.walmart.com/browse/food/gluten-free-foods/976759_1228023

Here's what Bloomberg News Agency has to say about the business-side of gluten free living for those who do not have to eat gf for their healthhttp://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-14/you-can-eat-gluten-again-america?bcomANews=true

Sad to say, Bloomberg fails to point out how good it is for those of us that do.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

What's not on a label can hurt you.

Here's a link to a great article that gives insight to a very typical problem for people who must eat gluten free: not all products without a gluten ingredient are 'gluten free'.

In other words - DON'T ASSUME a product is gluten free unless the label says so.

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/09/30/labels-dont-always-guarantee-foods-are-free-gluten.html