Monday, December 9, 2013
It started this past Sunday night, I was so incredibly thirsty that it could only mean one thing - I was coming down with a cold. Sure enough, I woke up Monday morning very congested and with a slight sore throat. Luckily this cold hasn't progressed to be too unbearable, but I would love to be able to smell and taste again real soon.
I decided to run to the store during my lunch break to find something to alleviate some of my symptoms and grabbed a box of Alka Seltzer Plus, since I've heard it works well. I got back to my computer and decided to look it up online to make sure it was really gluten-free, despite the ingredients not listing anything sketchy. Boy am I glad I did, the company states on its website (mind you nowhere on its packaging):
"We do not add any gluten to our products. However, we cannot guarantee that they are 100% gluten free as this product is produced in a facility that manufactures or packages other items which may contain gluten"
Friday, November 29, 2013
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving (or Friendsgiving)! I know I did. Thanksgiving is one of my top favorite holidays (next to Christmas). I love spending time with family and friends, sharing food and laughter. There's just nothing better than a warm house filled with those you love most. Udi's also helped us out by providing a wonderful ensemble of their products as well as a brining kit (which was amazing by the way). They sent me a lot of my favorites, so needless to say, we ate very well!
Monday, November 25, 2013
We all love the canned cranberry relish, which always comes out looking so delicious....Okay, so maybe not. Last year, my dad found a recipe for this delicious cranberry relish and ever since then I've been craving it. Normally I am not a big fan of cranberries, but this relish had a great balance of sweet and tart and since it contains all fresh ingredients, it's very good. Not to mention it's quite pretty too, unlike it's canned counterpart.
Friday, November 22, 2013
It has become a Thanksgiving tradition now for my mom to make not just a "traditional" pumpkin pie, but also her famous double-layer pumpkin pie. She usually spoils us pretty good by making four pies so we can indulge beyond what we probably should. But hey, that's what Thanksgiving is all about right?
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Although I was never really a fan of stuffing before being diagnosed with Celiac, now that I can't have it, I kind of want it. I began formulating ways to make it gluten-free without too much of a hassle, since preparing a Thanksgiving feast can be quite time consuming anyway.After some contemplation I thought up the idea for using Udi's Mighty Bagels.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
I've been meaning to make gluten free doughnuts for quite some time now, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Obviously, it's a bit more of an undertaking than this lazy girl typically prefers. However, when I came across this recipe for Apple Cider Doughnut Holes, it looked fairly easy and manageable, and it proved to be just that.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
I was at the grocery store this past weekend and everything was going along great, until I picked up a package of Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix. Something possessed me to read the ingredients (which I do periodically to ensure products are still GF), and listed right under the list was "Contains: Wheat". WHAT?!