Looking for a sweet little morning or mid-afternoon pick-me-up without the guilt of a ton of sugar or calories and some serious brain boosting?
I highly recommend this chocolate banana milkshake!
Have you watched Hungry for Change yet?
A few Saturday nights ago, I had nothing better to do than sit in front of Netflix (sad, I know, but let’s stay on topic here). As I flipped through the new releases, a documentary called Hungry for Change caught my eye.
I suppose it was the documentary’s cover image, a happy chick holding a grocery bag full of whole foods wrapped with a measuring tape, that caught my eye.
Because my grocery bags have been looking more and more like that lately (see Can Clean Eating Help Restore Hormonal Balance?), it seemed potentially up my alley.
So, what’s Hungry for Change all about?
Happy Friday, readers!
The holiday season is in full swing, and with all the parties and family gatherings usually comes food.
Lots of food.
Vegetable and cheese trays are popular staples this time of year. They’re convenient, simple to prepare, and affordable to buy if you’re short on time!
So, I thought now would be a good time to review my favorite brand of gluten-free crackers for those of you who want or need to keep things gluten free for your physical and mental health this season.
Continuing with my efforts to review gluten-free foods for folks who follow GF diets for various physical and mental health reasons (plus, GF foods I have to actually make – like the gluten-free brownies – and not just those I can warm in the microwave – like the gluten-free cinnamon rolls…even though they were delicious!), last week I tried gluten-free cornbread!
Now, I’ve tried a few different gluten-free breads before. I had luck with regular sliced bread (like the Schar Gluten-Free Classic White Bread), but not much luck with hot dog buns (specifically, Ener-G Tapioca Gluten-Free Hot Dog Buns).
Fortunately, my experience with this particular GF cornbread was more similar to that of the sliced bread than the hot dog buns!
I spent this past weekend in Asheville, North Carolina.
If you’ve never been, Asheville is an amazing city in North Carolina, part of a four-county metropolitan area and popular for its gorgeous mountains, live music, arts and crafts, locally grown and organic food, historical attractions like the Biltmore Estate and Thomas Wolfe House, and…
So, when we arrived Friday night, having a drink or three was a given, as was having a delicious vegan meal, so the beau and I headed to Laughing Seed (conveniently located above my favorite pub, Jack of the Wood). We both (yes, both of us – I was so proud of him) ordered a vegan, gluten-free burger and a beer while we waited.
Imagine my delight when I saw Dogfish Head’s Tweason’ale Gluten-Free Beer on the menu.
When I first started my gluten-lite journey, it was easy to imagine some types of gluten-free foods.
For example, fruits and vegetables are gluten free, as are fresh eggs, meat, seeds and nuts, and most dairy products.
However, wrapping my brain around other gluten-free versions of certain foods, like breads and pastas, was a different story.
I’m just now getting around to gluten-free pasta with Road’s End Organics Gluten-Free Alfredo Mac & Chreese.
It’s a nice, lazy kind of afternoon for brunch, isn’t it?
(Well, it would be if you’re reading this at the time of publishing, ha!)
If you’re looking for a gluten-free food for breakfast or brunch – one that will fill you up as well as satisfy your sweet tooth – might I suggest Udi’s Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls?
That’s right! It’s time for another review in my ongoing gluten-lite journey!
Another gluten-free food review, hot off the press!
Unfortunately, this one isn’t as favorable as the others have been.
I say “unfortunately” because, well, not only is this one unfavorable, but also there’s just NOTHING good I can say about this product!
Ener-G Tapioca Hot Dog Buns. These hot dog buns are gluten free as well as free of dairy, soy, eggs, and nuts, so they’re suitable for a variety of dietary needs and choices.
I combined these gluten-free hot dog buns with Lightlife’s Smart Dogs veggie hot dogs because I’m vegetarian, but I imagine there’s no reason meat eaters can’t combine them with regular hot dogs.
Also, I used typical hot dog toppings (mustard, ketchup, etc.).
Continuing on my gluten-lite journey, this week I’ve chosen a sort of convenience food – something you can unwrap, pop in the oven for a few minutes, and NOT feel guilty about!
Amy’s Gluten-Free Non-Dairy Cheese Pizza is suitable for those with gluten intolerance or gluten sensitivity as well as both vegans and vegetarians.
A quick lunch or dinner when you don’t have the time or energy to prepare something with actual ingredients. I ate it for dinner one night after work.
I officially began incorporating gluten-free foods in my diet (or, began my “gluten-lite” journey, as Jessica called it!), and I’d like to share with you my thoughts on the first gluten-free bread I tried: Schar Gluten-Free Classic White Bread.
Ultimately, I chose Schar’s gluten-free bread because it was the only option the grocery store offered. There are several other grocery stores in my area – and a Drug Emporium that sells vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free foods – so I’ll probably try other kinds of gluten-free bread before it’s all said and done.
Now, on with the review.