Gluten Free Foods
As I plod forth on my wheat free/gluten free journey I will be trying many new and hopefully delicious gluten free foods. I’ve already tried a few and I was pleasantly surprised, breads and pretzels that actually tasted pretty good. I will be writing reviews as I try new items, and I invite all visitors to leave their own reviews in the comment area, I’ve even included a star rating system for you.
I also have a page of wheat free and gluten free recipes I try/create. You can find my gluten free creations here.
Before going gluten free quesadillas were a fairly routine meal at my home, and since gluten forms the fiber that holds thin doughs together I knew both tortillas and thin crust pizzas were going to be tough to replace. I’ve tried every gluten free tortilla/wrap I could find and Toufayan is by far the best. The best thing I could say about the others is they’re OK. Some had a hard odd texture, others were to thick, while others just crumble and fall apart. Toufayan tortillas are very thin, they are also very flexible, I’m...read more
Udi’s Gluten Free Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Just when I needed a sweet and delicious treat I find one, Udi’s gluten free chocolate chip cookies are yummy. They are not greasy like some store bought soft cookies I’ve tried before. These cookies are soft not crunchy with a toffee like flavor, which I assumed came from some nut by products. I was wrong; these cookies contain no soy or nuts. These cookies are very good when they are compared to a store bought cookie not a homemade or bakery cookie. You can think of them as a much...read more
Late July Organic Gluten Free Red Hot Mojo Snack Chips I grabbed these chips the other day and can’t wait to try some of their other flavors. Mojo snack chips are organic tortilla chips with a kick. I like a little spice so these chips were just right for me, they have enough flavor to be eaten alone or work well with salsa. Flavored with jalapenos, red pepper, garlic and sea salt, these chips come off like a nice hearty tortilla chip with a little spicy heat. There is a subtle jalapeno flavor but not strong like other jalapeno flavored...read more
Udi’s Gluten Free Pizza Crust As I said on the day 11 post of the 30 day wheat free diet I love Pizza, I love it just about any way you can get it. I live in New Jersey and I love the thin east coast style with greasy cheese and a bread like crust, I also love deep dish Chicago style that I first tried while delivering pizzas for Teddy’s a pizzeria owned by a transplanted Chicago pizza man, I love pizzas with funky topping from the California Pizza Kitchen as well as pizzas I grill myself. I even like, notice I didn’t say love frozen...read more
Glutino Gluten Free Pretzel Sticks This was another product I bought before I decided to go gluten free, and like Udi’s bagels I was again pleasantly surprised. These pretzels while not being the best pretzels I ever tasted were perfectly fine, as a matter of fact if I didn’t know they were gluten free I would have eaten them and thought they were just regular store brand pretzels. Lots of crunch and super fine These pretzels have a pronounced crunch almost like a pop when you bite them but they are not rock hard or difficult to chew. The...read more
Rienzi Gluten Free Corn and Rice Rigatoni I found this pasta in the regular pasta aisle at my super market. It’s made by Rienzi a traditional pasta company, and because of this I had high hopes, Could this be the pasta I have been looking for? Sadly no. It did have a very nice texture, but I wasn’t a big fan of the flavor. How’s it Look? This pasta looks good, as a matter of fact if it didn’t say gluten free on the box I would have thought it was normal pasta. It has a nice yellow color, not the dull grey of the brown rice pastas I’ve...read more
Udi’s Gluten Free Soft and Chewy Bagels A bagel made without gluten, come on. Gluten is what makes a bagel, well a bagel. It’s what makes the outside crust tough and chewy, and what makes the inside all soft and stringy. I happened upon this item during the months of procrastination leading up to this diet, and trying it made the decision to go wheat free easier. When I grabbed these bagels from the shelf I thought these are going to be horrible, and that would convince me that giving up wheat and gluten was a crazy idea, but trying them had...read more
Amy’s Gluten Free Cheese Pizza with Rice Crust Amy’s Kitchen products can be found in almost any supermarket in America, but they make so many products you certainly won’t find them all. Amy’s has over a hundred gluten free products, and I plan on trying quite a few. It’s a Crust Thing Pizza dough is made with high gluten flours; this gives the crust its ability to hold together even when stretched very thin. This pizza uses rice flour instead of wheat and as I expected it tasted nothing like a good doughy pizza crust. The crust...read more
Vigo Black Beans & Rice I’ve been eating this dish for years, so I was happy to find out that it is gluten free. There is no gluten free claim on the label but I found a list of Vigo products that are gluten free at Celiac.com here. This is an old post so I’ve contacted Vigo myself and created a PDF of Vigo gluten free products here. I’ve made this a lunch time staple for years, but I’m going to have a hard time reviewing it because I’ve been loading it up with chicken, salsa, and quinoa for so long. Here’s my recipe. The good...read more
Good Natured Selects Baked Multi grain Crisps I found these Chips at a local convenience store. They are by Herr’s Foods and they were on the shelf alongside the regular potato chips and chips. If Herrs stays behind these chips they should be available at most gas stations and convenience stores in the future. So how do they taste Since I bought these crisps in the potato chips aisle and that’s what I was in the mood for I’ll compare them to another baked chip alternative. These crisps fall somewhere between Lays baked Ruffles and a...read more