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

New Grains Gluten Free Bakery . . . a review!!

A few days ago I hinted at an upcoming review and guess what!? Today is the day! 🙂

Today I’ll be talking about . . . New Grains Gluten Free Bakery!

The folks at New Grains sent me three of their products to review: English Muffins, Sour Dough Bread, and a Pink Sugar Cookie:IMG_4880

We’ll start by reviewing the Pink Sugar Cookie:

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Besides being adorable with its pink icing and sprinkles . . . it’s also tasty. It reminds me of the soft, iced sugar cookies you can get in the bakery at the grocery store, just without the gluten! 🙂 It’s sweet without being overly sweet, and has awesome texture!

Onto our next product: Sour Dough Bread. Y’all . . . this is THE VERY BEST GLUTEN FREE BREAD I’VE HAD . . . EVER! I’ve eaten it toasted with butter and jam, I’ve had it as a sandwich,  I’ve toasted it and topped it with turkey, cheese, tomato, pasta sauce, banana peppers and basil:

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No matter how I’ve eaten it, it’s been great. The texture is perfect, the flavor is EXACTLY like I remember glutenous sourdough bread tasting, and as a bonus there’s tons of it in a loaf. I’ll still be eating it in October (I’m exaggerating, but there is a lot of it in a loaf.) Just in case you hadn’t caught my drift yet . . . it’s FABULOUS, the only downside is that I can’t get it whenever I want it (which may be a good thing) because their bakery is in Utah, and shipping takes . . . time, ya know!? Lol.

Last but not least . . . the English muffins! As much as I loved the bread, these may take the cake. I’ve been rationing them over the past few days so they’ll last longer, but I’m down to half a muffin, so I may need to order more. I love these for breakfast. They are the most like glutenous English muffins out of anything I’ve tried, and are so tasty that they’re delicious with just butter and a swirl of honey. I also liked them with apple butter, as you can see in the photo below.

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Overall, everything I tried from New Grains Gluten Free Bakery was superb, and I’m delighted that they were sweet enough to send me these delectable products my way. If y’all would like to purchase the products mentioned in this post from their online store, check out the links at the top of this post. If you want to see the other products New Grains has to offer, you can check those out on their website here.

Be sure to check out the blog tomorrow, as I’ve got more fun coming your way!

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Love,

Olivia

Where is the Canyon Bakehouse??

What is the most complicated thing about traveling when you’re Gluten Free? Finding the Gluten Free foods you’re accustomed to at home while you’re away. Well . . . moving is a lot like that! Except, your new town may not have access to the products you want . . . AT ALL. 😦

Picture this . . . you walk into the bakery section at your local grocery store, looking for your FAVORITE Gluten Free bread. You search the shelves, look at displays, and exasparatedly exclaim, “Where is the Canyon Bakehouse??” to which a nearby employee replies, “Ma’am, we don’t stock that here.” You return home and using the Find A Store section on their website come to the shocking realization that no one within 20 miles of you sells Canyon Bakehouse. #firstworldproblems (They don’t have my FAVORITE Gluten Free bread. Wah wah. I know it’s not earth shattering)

Talk about a MAJOR letdown. Oh well . . . I  have requested Canyon Bakehouse at my local grocery store so MAYBE they’ll get some soon. Wouldn’t that be great?

In the mean time, what is y’all’s favorite Gluten Free bread? Is it Udi’s, Pure Knead, maybe even Three Bakers!? Let me know in the comments below, please!

Have a wonderful day!!

Love,

Olivia

Summer = Tomatoes . . . right?

In case you’ve missed it, I have a minor obsession with fresh produce, and while it may just be me . . . nothing says summer quite like a Tomato Sandwich because sometimes the simpler the meal the better. Anyways, if you’ve never made a tomato sandwich, here’s what you do:

Take a fresh tomato, and slice it thinly:

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Then, sprinkle your tomato with salt and pepper.

Next, toast two slices of your favorite Gluten Free Bread (I used Canyon Bakehouse), then spread a thin layer of Miracle Whip on your bread, and layer three or four tomato slices inside. Once you cut your sandwich in half, it should look something like this:

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What are y’all’s favorite summer foods? Do you like tomato sandwiches, or do you prefer something different? Let me know in the comments!! 🙂

Have a Terrific Thursday y’all!

Love,

Olivia

Marilyn’s Gluten Free Gourmet . . . an update!!

I wrote about Marilyn’s Gluten Free Gourmet awhile back, and showed y’all how to make their Bubble Bread! Well, the other day I made dinner rolls with their Rosemary and Sea Salt Bubble Bread Mix by following the directions on their website. (scroll down a ways) IMG_4007All you do is preheat your oven to 350º, grease a cookie sheet, and make your Bubble Bread Mix according to the instructions (I used Club Soda). Use an ice cream scoop to place dollops of dough on to your pan. Bake for 15 minutes. IMG_4008My ice cream scoop is a bit on the large side, so I ended up with 11 rolls opposed to the 15 mentioned in the recipe on their site!IMG_4015They ended up as very pretty dinner rolls (see above) and they were quite tasty as well!

I was quite impressed by how easy it was to use the mix for rolls, and plan on trying this again soon with another carbonated beverage and the plain bubble bread mix. If I do try it, I’ll be sure to update y’all on how it works out! 🙂

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!! 🙂 

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

Marilyn’s Gluten Free Gourmet Bubble Bread Mix . . . a review!

I’m SO excited to share this product with y’all today! I met Marilyn at the GFAF Expo. What a great lady! She was super sweet, and she gave me TWO different mixes to review for y’all here on the blog. Today I’ll be reviewing the Original Bubble Bread Mix, and sometime soon I’ll be reviewing the Rosemary and Sea Salt Bubble Bread Mix for y’all as well!

The picture you see below is the completed loaf of bubble bread next to the packaging.
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This bread is SUPER simple to make. In fact, it would be an awesome way to introduce your little ones to gluten free baking.

It’s made using a really interesting, yet simple process. So I decided to make a quick little video showing y’all how I made mine today! 🙂

In case y’all missed any of that . . . all you have to do is:

  1. Pour your mix into a bowl.
  2. Add in an egg or your choice of egg substitute.
  3. Pour in 12 oz of a carbonated beverage of your choice. Use an entire can if you have one. The taste will change if you use a flavored beverage like root beer, gluten free beer, or fruit-flavored soda.
  4. Stir until smooth.
  5. Pour into a pan.
  6. Bake for an hour.
  7. Slather with butter or coconut oil.
  8. Allow the bread to cool, slice, and serve!

As I said in the video, I’ll be doing a review of the bread here on the blog today, so . . . let’s dive right in!

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Price: Though mine was free, I did investigate the price for y’all. It is $6.99 per package — which while a bit pricier than a loaf of Gluten Free Bread; it’s well worth the investment in order to have the experience of making it at least once! 🙂

Texture: Awesome! It’s moist and has a really great crust on it, with a soft interior. It’s not crumbly, and holds together impeccably well (a characteristic uncommonly found in Homemade Gluten Free Bread in my experience) which is fantastic!

Taste: The most important factor, right? Well, this Bubble Bread does not disappoint. It’s a sweeter bread and is tasty with jam, and tea more than likely. 😉 I really liked the flavor of it, and I am looking forward to seeing what else pairs well with it!

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Overall: I love this product. It was incredibly simple to make. It tastes fantastic, and it isn’t outrageously priced at all! Makes Marilyn’s Bubble Bread a winner in my book!

Thanks to American Gra-Frutti and Marilyn’s Gluten Free Gourmet for allowing me to review your product! It was splendid!

Have a Stupendous Saturday, y’all!

Love,

Olivia