It’s time for . . . a GIVEAWAY!

I talked about New Grains Gluten Free Bakery the other day in my post, and told y’all just how much I loved the products they sent me to try. Well, because New Grains is awesome, they wanted to give you, my readers a little something too!¬†IMG_4880

One lucky reader will win a package with the same products I received to review:

~One loaf of Sourdough bread

~One Pink Sugar Cookie

~One package of English Muffins

All of the products are Gluten Free, and made from Gluten Free flour milled in-house to reduce the risk of cross-contamination. They’re also 100% organic and non-gmo.

To enter to win this giveaway . . . follow this link!

If you can’t wait to get your products from New Grains, you can use the coupon code now available to my readers!! Just type in LIVIES GONE GLUTEN FREE in the coupon code area at checkout, and you’ll receive 10% off of any purchase of $20 or more.

Have a Fabulous Friday y’all!!

Love,

Olivia

Toufayan Gluten Free Spinach Wraps (a product recommendation)

In moving to Rome, or new closest grocery store is Publix, and while we were browsing through the store the other day, I found these:

And y’all! They are so awesome. They taste great, their texture is soft, AND best of all: they’re bendable and roll up easily. ūüėÄ

I’ve made all kinds of different “sandwich”¬†combinations with these wraps, and so far my favorite combo is turkey, spinach, kale, and cream cheese. I know it sounds a bit strange, but it’s quite tasty which has to¬†count for something, am I correct?¬†IMG_4866All that being said, these wraps are awesome, and if y’all have been searching for fantastic Gluten Free wraps . . . you should try these! ūüėČ

What are y’all’s favorite Gluten Free wraps? Let me know in the comments below.

Have a Fabulous Friday, y’all!!

Love,

Olivia

CVS Gluten Free Product Find

I was¬†at CVS yesterday to pick up cough medicine because . . . #SickGirlProblems, and while there realized I hadn’t eaten yet, and went off to their snack area with SUPER low expectations of finding anything Gluten Free when I stumbled upon these:

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And I was really impressed. They’re¬†super tasty, make an awesome snack, and they’re Certified Gluten Free! So, if you have a CVS near you . . . try these out!

Have a Super Saturday y’all!

Love,

Olivia

Happy Friday!

Here at the Livie’s Gone Gluten Free Casa we have Frankie Fridays, and make¬†hot dogs for dinner. Simple? Yes. But, it’s also sweetly nostalgic of childhood church cookouts. And what’s a good frankfurter without a bun, right?

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And guess what . . . I’ve found the perfect accompaniment to Frankie Friday! ūüėČ

IMG_4295The Udi’s Hot Dog Buns are awesome, and if you steam them for 30 seconds or so, they turn out perfectly soft! They’d be perfect for any summer barbecue, or even a Frankie Friday! ūüėČ

As usual, this recommendation is solely my opinion, I have nothing to do with Udi’s and purchased the product with my own money.

Have a wonderful day!

Love,

Olivia

Crab Salad (a recipe!)

Today I’m going to share a recipe with y’all for Crab Salad!photo 2-3Typically, any recipe with imitation crab is totally off limits because imitation crab regularly has wheat or other glutinous fillers, but there is a company that makes Gluten Free imitation crab which is what I used to make this recipe!

This recipe is perfect for a spread with crackers (I served it with Aldi LiveGfree Crackers) like you see below, or on a sandwich like you see above which is composed of half of an Udi’s Plain Bagel, Crab Dip, 1 Sliced Cherry Tomato, 4 rings of Banana Pepper, and some Kale!

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To make your Crab Salad, you will need:

  • 6 ounces Gluten Free¬†imitation crab, chopped (I pulsed it in my food processor a few times.)
  • 8 ounces (1 brick) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

Throw everything in your food processor, and pulse until combined. Transfer into a bowl, and chill for about two hours. Serve with crackers, fresh veggies, or use as a spread!

As usual, all products mentioned in this post were purchased by me, I’m just sharing them with y’all because I truly like¬†them.

Have a Marvelous Monday y’all!!

Love,

Olivia

I found Marilyn’s Gluten Free Gourmet/ American GraFrutti here in Knoxville!

So, I’ve written about my love of Marilyn’s Gluten Free Gourmet before, but I had yet to see them in stores locally until the past couple days!

Yesterday at Kroger I found their Traditional Cheese Straws, and Gourmet Grahams! IMG_4261Then, today at Whole Foods I found their classic Bubble Bread Mix, and an assortment of cakes and cupcakes in the freezer section.IMG_4278I was SO thrilled to find these products around town, and am looking forward to trying them in the future!

Have y’all found any products from American GraFrutti/ Marilyn’s Gluten Free Gourmet¬†near you? Let me know in the comments!

Have a Terrific Thursday y’all!

Love,

Olivia

Gluten Free Products might be hiding near you!

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Do you ever feel like the picture above? Do you feel like finding a bag of Gluten Free Flour under $10 is impossible? You do? Well, I have one more question for you: Do you live in a city¬†with diverse shopping options such as Ethnic Markets? If so, there¬†are¬†probably Gluten Free Deals hiding in places you’ve NEVER thought to look!

If you have an Ethnic Market in your town, (Asian or Middle Eastern are your best bets) . . . then there is a VERY high likelihood that you’re driving by savings on a regular basis.

You see, most of these markets stock rice flour, tapioca starch, and glutinous rice flour (Don’t be scared by the name, there’s no gluten. It’s actually sweet rice flour, which is also called glutinous rice flour because it has the elastic properties of gluten without the . . . gluten.) Additionally, some Middle Eastern Markets may have Sorghum Flour, though I have yet to stop in at my local market and check.

Here’s what we found last time we were at our local Asian¬†Market:

IMG_3173I’ll post close ups in just a second, but from left to right there’s Tapioca Starch, Rice Flour, Glutinous Rice Flour (Sweet Rice Flour), and another brand of Rice Flour, because why not try two? ūüėČ

Now, let’s talk about pricing. What are the savings in shopping at a store that’s not Kroger, Walmart, or even Amazon? Well, let me show you!

First off we have Tapioca Starch:

IMG_3174I got a pound of it at my local Asian Market for around $2.50. You can also find it on Amazon for $8.99 PLUS $1.98 shipping! If you buy it at a market near¬†you, you’d save about $8.50.

But, there’s one more calculation I’m going to throw out for y’all. If you bought the same amount (16 oz) of Tapioca Starch on Amazon from Bob’s Red Mill it would be $6.40, and I paid $2.50 for what I bought. That’s a total savings of $3.90, minus the shipping — only free with a $35 purchase.)

Next up we’ve got . . . Rice Flour #1!

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One pound was $2 locally. It’s available on Amazon in a six pack for $9.16 PLUS $7.50 shipping, which totals out to around $2.75 per bag. By purchasing it locally, I saved $0.75!

If you bought the same amount (16 oz.) of White Rice Flour from Bob’s Red Mill on Amazon¬†instead, it would end up around $5.50. I would have saved $3.50 (not including shipping)

The Glutinous Rice Flour is up next. Here’s the close up:

IMG_3176It was around $2.50 for a pound, and it is $5.51 (not including shipping) on Amazon. I saved $3.01.

Had I bought the same amount (16 oz) of Bob’s Red Mill Sweet Rice Flour,¬†it would have been about $6.00. I would have saved $3.50 (not including shipping)

Last up, we’ve got Rice Flour #2!

IMG_3177This one was more expensive than the first, at $2.50 for a pound. On Amazon it’s currently $5.49 (with free shipping on orders over $35). I saved $2.99, not including shipping.

In comparison, if you buy White Rice Flour from Bob’s Red Mill it’d be about $5.50 (not including shipping). You’d save at least $3.00 by shopping locally. Pretty great deals, if you ask me.

So, how much did I save overall?

Well, assuming I had other items and got the last two items with free shipping on Amazon, I saved $15.25 by purchasing these products at my local Asian Market!

Had I bought the same products from Bob’s Red Mill (assuming they had one pound packages, and I had other things to buy and got free shipping through Amazon) I’d have saved $10.43 by going to my local Asian Market instead.

Regardless of what I would have purchased on Amazon, I saved between $10 and $15 by purchasing products locally. I’m going to count that as a win in my book!

What are some ways y’all save money while eating Gluten Free? Do you have any stores you frequent to get better deals? If so, please share!! You can comment below, or jot me a note on the contact tab below the title of this blog!

Hope you’ve had a Marvelous Monday, y’all!

Love,

Olivia

Just call me a Sunbutter Addict.

A couple weeks before the GFAF Expo in April I picked up a jar of Sunbutter¬†while at Kroger because I’d gotten sick of peanut butter, and almond butter wasn’t on sale (at eight bucks I jar, I don’t normally buy it full price)¬†Y’all! I had no idea how much I’d love it! It’s super tasty, and has fabulous flavor. It’s great with crackers, in a SunButter and jelly sandwich, or in a grilled SunButter and banana sandwich with a side salad. Like this:¬†IMG_4033If you head on over to the SunButter website, there is a free recipe book available to give you some ideas on ways to use SunButter. I’m looking forward to trying the recipes for Amazing Thai Chicken and Broccoli on page 12 or the SunButter Sunny Chow on page 14.

As if I didn’t love SunButter enough already, the super sweet folks we met at the GFAF expo sealed the deal, and the cute sunflower pen they gave me didn’t hurt my adoration of their company. I love their product SO very much. ūüôā¬†IMG_4053Anyways . . . I love SunButter. It’s really delicious, and I plan to buy it regularly from now on.

Have a wonderful day y’all!

Love,

Olivia

Rudi’s Gluten Free Bakery Cinnamon Raisin Bread

While at the GFAF Expo I got tons of coupons for different Gluten Free products. Including $1.25 off of any Rudi’s Bakery Product. Since I had heard awesome things about their Cinnamon Raisin Bread, I decided I’d try it for myself!! ūüôā¬†

I’ve tried it with a couple different toppings (peanut butter, butter, and raspberry jam) and this bread tasted yummy with all three. It’s a bit denser than what I’m used to with my “normal” but it was delicious nonetheless. I’ve toasted it each time I’ve used it because I prefer Cinnamon Raisin Toast, but with as soft as this bread is . . . I can’t imagine it wouldn’t be just as tasty straight out of the bag!

IMG_4020I think this bread is delicious, and will definitely purchase this product again. If you’re in the market for Gluten Free Cinnamon Raisin Bread, you should definitely try this one!! It’s super tasty!

Have y’all tried any Rudi’s products? If so. . . let me know what your favorite product is in the comments below!

As usual . . . this product recommendation is entirely my opinion. The product recommended within this post was purchased by me, and I’m only mentioning it on the blog because I sincerely like the product (as in may or may not have had three pieces today. . . oops!)

Have a Marvelous Monday y’all!! I’m going to go crawl back in bed to play Words With Friends as allergies¬†and¬†the beginnings of a sinus infection are throwing me for a loop¬†today.

See y’all back here tomorrow!!

Love,

Olivia

Sam’s Club Product Finds

Over the past couple weeks, I’ve been sharing Gluten Free Product Finds from Sam’s Club on my Instagram, but I realized y’all may not be following me over there (which you really should.) So . . . I decided to condense them all into one post here on the blog!

Without further ado . . . my recent Gluten Free Product Finds at Sam’s Club!

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First, a 4 -lb. tub of Immaculate Gluten Free Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough for $9.78!

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Next, we have Krusteaz Gluten Free All Purpose Flour! $9.98 for a 5 lb. bag of flour!

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In the frozen section I found 1.5 lb. of Gluten Free Breaded Popcorn Shrimp for $8.68!

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In snacks and chips there are Food Should Taste Good Chips. $9.98 for 20 1 oz. Bags!

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Apparently $9.98 is the Sam’s Club go-to price for Gluten Free Products. We’re 3/5 here. Ha! Anyway, . . . Tolerant Organic Green Lentil Pasta, 3 12oz bags for $9.98. There was more¬†than the one box featured above¬†at the store, but getting the price in the picture clearly was problematic. See:

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Last . . . but definitely not least:

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Way Better Snacks Simply Sunny Multigrain Tortilla Chips $5.98 for an 18oz. bag!

That’s all the Gluten Free finds I have for y’all today! Have y’all found any cool Gluten Free Products at your Sam’s Club? Let me know if you have in the comments!

Have a Fantastic Friday, y’all!!

Love,

Olivia