Category Archives: Product Reviews

Pillsbury Gluten Free Multi-Purpose Gluten Free Flour Blend-A REVIEW

So, I’m pretty fussy about my gluten free flours.  And you should be too!  Don’t settle on your flours.  They can make or break your recipe! So, I’m here to inform you that you can save your money and NOT BUY the Pillsbury Gluten Free Multi-Purpose Gluten Free Flour Blend. This blend simply does not work.  I couldn’t get it to work with several different types of recipes.  Recipes that are tried and true turned into flops! The blend is made of rice flour (package doesn’t say what kind of rice flour), potato starch, pea fiber (I’ve not seen that … Continue reading

Udi’s Gluten Free Thin & Crispy Pizza Crusts

Disclaimer:  I was not asked to write this nor was I compensated. I pretty much skip over the gluten free sections of grocery stores and stick to naturally gluten free foods.  Or I make it myself.  It is more cost efficient and much healthier. However, I did feel like giving these Udi’s Thin & Crispy Pizza Crusts a try. They are gluten free, as well as soy, nut and dairy free!  They do contain eggs.  The top 3 ingredients in the list are water, tapioca starch and brown rice flour, then all the typical processed food type ingredients. Two come … Continue reading

Gluten and Allergen Free Wellness Event Recap

I attended the Gluten and Allergen Free Wellness Event in St. Louis on Saturday. It was fun! There were speakers to listen to if you wished, and there were quite a few vendors there. Some I had heard of, but many I have not. We ate lots of samples…enough that we could skip lunch that day. Some of the standby companies were Enjoy Life and Udi’s. Just a few of the new products I found out about are the following: Freedom Foods. They recently came to The United States from Australia. All their products (cereals) are free from: gluten, nuts, … Continue reading

Allergic Solution All Purpose Mix

Allergic Solution is a food company that makes allergy free foods. I first wrote about their baking mixes here. They recently developed an all-purpose baking mix and sent me a package to bake with. (I was not compensated for this and my opinions are my own). First some basics; this blend contains no rice, but rather sorghum, tapioca and navy bean. I have never seen a navy bean flour, so this was interesting to me. They do not include xanthan gum in their mix which I prefer. I like to add my own as I think it works better. One … Continue reading

Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats Allergy-Free & Vegan Recipes from the Famous Los Angeles Bakery – Cookbook Review

I love cookbooks. So when Debbie Adler, author of Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats Allergy-Free & Vegan Recipes from the Famous Los Angeles Bakery, sent me a complimentary copy I was thrilled.   Debbie is the owner of Sweet Debbie’s Organic Cupcakes in L.A. If I’m ever in Los Angeles…I’m heading to that bakery for sure!   I like to read cookbooks almost like a novel…from front to back. This cookbook was no exception, and I couldn’t put it down. Today, cookbooks are more than just recipes. They tell stories. Debbie has a witty sense of humor that shows up in the … Continue reading

Lucy’s Cookies-Product Review

Lucy’s is a cookie company that reached out to me and offered to send me some cookies to review.  Who can say “no” to that?  So while I received cookies, I did not receive compensation and opinions are my own.   For starters, I like to term Lucy’s cookies as allergy friendly rather than allergy free.  They are gluten free, peanut free, tree nut free, milk free and egg free.  However, they do contain soy.  According to the list of ingredients the cookies also contain “flavoring and citric acid from non-gmo corn.”  Soy and corn are highly allergic for people … Continue reading

Allergic Living Magazine

Allergic Living is a magazine worth reading.  It covers the whole gamut; from seasonal allergies to pet allergies to food allergies.  In their upcoming issue you will find out how dogs can protect young ones from developing allergies as well as find allergy free cookies and bars, super smoothies, green salads, plus so much more.  You can subscribe to the magazine here. While I was not paid for this post, I am receiving a year’s subscription for promoting the magazine.

Rice Milk Powder

Have you ever seen recipes that call for soy milk powder?  I have seen a lot of those recipes.  While we do not have allergies to soy, we like to avoid it most of the time (it mimics estrogen way too much).  For whatever reason, I have never seen it stated anywhere that one could use rice milk powder.  I did not even know there was such a thing until I was dairy free for over a year.  So this is a “just so you know” post.  There is such a thing as rice milk powder. Rice milk powder can … Continue reading

Fun Finds Friday – Van’s Natural Foods Crackers – Product Review

I have not tried too many gluten free crackers.  Many seem to have milk or eggs in them.  A few times I have tried to eat rice crackers.  But they are like cardboard wafers.  Not something that resembles a wheat cracker at all. Then I found these crackers made by Van’s Natural Foods at a Wal-Mart, but later have requested my local grocer to carry them and now they are.  I purchased these crackers myself and am writing this review of my own accord.   According to Van’s website they have six varieties of crackers.  I have only ever seen … Continue reading

Better Than Milk Powdered Rice Milk – Product Review

Did you know there is such a thing as powdered rice milk?  Over the years I have seen recipes here and there calling for powdered soy milk.  Since we like to avoid soy, I looked to see if I could find powdered rice milk.  And there is; it is pictured below.   It is difficult to find.  I’ve only found it in one, out of the way store and it was expensive.  However, it is available online at Amazon for a reasonable price.  I’m guessing that would be your best bet. Now, I do not really use this to make … Continue reading

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