Monday, March 22, 2010

Organic Almond Non Dairy Beverage

I was in Whole Foods and noticed a product that seemed far too cheap to be good.  There were 4 single serving Chocolate Almond beverages...gluten free and 4 for $1.50 (being phased out at Whole Foods).

Thought I'd give it a try.  8 oz and 100 calories per serving (small package).

In short: Like chocolate milk but without the chalky factor. Dairy-free and soy-free.  I'd drink it again...especially for less than 40 cents a box.  Left me refreshed and feeling slightly guilty (like I had eaten a chocolate bar and hidden the wrapper).  12 oz serving would be nicer.

This product is from Pacific Natural Foods. The direct product link would be found here. I got the picture from their website.

You can order it from amazon. It is about $22 for a 24 pack (not a bad price). 

Saturday, March 13, 2010 hits 1000 views. (awesome*awesome=awesomer)

Not really a post...more of a milestone.  Sometime during the middle of last week (let's say Wednesday the 10th) the blog got its thousandth view.  I created the blog as a resource for myself, however it is gratifying that there are others of you out there using the blog as a go to place for information that you need to know but don't want to memorize.. ie. what is celiac diseasewhat contains glutenwhat GF alcohol can I drink

As most of you do not comment, I have no idea what it is the brings you back... convenience? humor? bad puns? good resource?  a fellow celiac angelino?  anyway...thanks for reading.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

GF Soy Sauce - Wok up an appetite

Gluten Free Soy Sauce...?  
Essential if you want to create stir fry dishes.  Lots of things I used to enjoy to eat elsewhere I must now create at home (how I miss you orange chicken 3 item combo...).  I'm planning to cook some GF Mongolian Beef sometime in the not-to distant future.

Anyway, back to the GF soy sauce...

I use the kind seen to the left in the ad...but I buy mine in a larger size for less money at Vons.  That said, wherever you buy prepared to pay more than you think it should cost...(haven't you learned yet? GF versions of gluten items are generally more expensive)...also, my apologies for that long, strange, run-on sentence...I liked the sentence less than I wanted to, but not nearly enough to change it.

Overheard in the grocery aisle. 
Person 1 - "Do you have any gluten free soy sauce?"
Person 2 - "Isn't soy sauce made out of soy?"
Person 1 - "I'll take that as a no."
Yes, you devotee of Sherlock Holmes ...I was Person 1 in the story

I've located the San-J brand GF soy sauce at Vons and at Whole Foods.  The price at Vons is much better for keeping your money in your is the exact same product.

As always, check the label for yourself to make sure that you are getting a GF product.  I have a list here of things that contain gluten.Wheat free is not always gluten free.

Wok are you waiting for...?  get out there and start stir frying!  and if you come up with a good version of GF Mongolian beef, please leave me the recipe as a comment.