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! ūüôā

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! ūüôā 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

Tony Roma’s Gluten Free Ribs and Pulled Pork (a review)

Okay y’all, let me start off by saying that I am SO very sorry for my unplanned leave of absence. I have a good excuse . . . promise! I moved, and then Comcast was all: “What? We can’t get you internet until August 9th.” Which was good in the sense that it gave me some time to pack, but bad because it kept me from blogging.

So, you may be wondering, “Where’d ya move to?” And I have your answer right here:Rome, GA-13Just in case the picture isn’t loading for y’all . . . I moved back to Rome, GA! I’m super excited to have a new place to tackle Gluten Free living, and am looking forward to re-acclimating to life here in Rome after a few years away. Enough moving stuff! Let’s get to our review, shall we?

Rupari Foods distributes Tony Roma’s Gluten Free Ribs and Pulled Pork, and sent me some products to try and review for y’all! ūüėÄ

Here’s what I received:

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Their World Famous Baby Back Pork Ribs, and Signature Pulled Pork. Both of which are free from both gluten and high fructose corn syrup.

Let’s begin our review with the ribs . . .

There were 12 ribs in the rack of ribs. Preparation was super simple, just put them in the oven on a foil lined baking sheet, and brush with sauce a few times throughout the cooking:

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After removing from the oven, all you have to do is split into servings, and enjoy!

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They were really moist, almost to the point of falling off the bone, which makes an already messy eating process messier. Oh well! They make sinks for a reason, right? The mess factor is one thing that’s kind of classic when eating ribs anyways, so it was to be expected.

As for the flavor, the sauce is a bit on the ketchupy side, which was not my favorite. In my opinion, there just wasn’t enough dimension to the flavor, and it could’ve used a bit more spice. However, if you’re not a fan of spicy barbecue, these might just be what you’ve been looking for.

The pulled pork was my favorite by far. As with the ribs, preparation was quite simple. Remove from package, heat on stovetop.¬†So easy that I almost made Ava (see photo below) cook it. ūüėČ

IMG_4491Anyways, after it’s heated clear through, you can eat it plain, or put it on a bun/ toast and make a Pulled Pork Sandwich. I toasted two pieces of my favorite Gluten Free bread, and made a sandwich:

IMG_4676The flavor is awesome, it had the smoky/spicy component I missed from the ribs, and was just over all really yummy. The sauce is really good, flavorful but not overpowering. I liked that I could still taste the meat, not just sauce . . . a common flaw in preprepared barbecue.

As for the texture, it was a bit on the mushy side for me. But, I accidentally let it go a minute or two longer than directed, so it may have been my error . . . not the product’s.

I¬†was very impressed by the quality of Tony Roma’s products, and while I’m unsure about the ribs, I’d definitely buy the pulled pork in the future.

I hope y’all found this review helpful. As usual, all opinions expressed within this article are mine and mine alone, regardless of how nice it was to get the products for free.

I hope y’all are having a wonderful week, and promise to see y’all back here sooner rather than later!

Love,

Olivia

A quick PSA!

Y’all!¬†¬†Gigi’s has Gluten Free Cupcakes!

I realize I may be late to the party on this, but I just thought I’d let you know. We’ve tried a few different flavors over the past couple weeks, and I thought I’d share them with you! ūüôā

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Here’s what the Knoxville Store says about their Gluten Free products:

“Gigi’s Cupcakes Knoxville has gluten-free fans covered.¬†Every day we bake three different gluten-free cupcakes. Our gluten-free cupcakes varieties include Wedding Cake, Midnight Magic Chocolate Chip, Birthday Surprise, White Midnight Magic, Peanut Butter Cup, Lemon Dream Supreme, Chocolate Salted Caramel, Strawberry Shortcake and Miss Princess. And, we make the most delicious flourless Triple Chocolate Torte you’ve ever put in your mouth! So, come see us at Gigi’s Cupcakes of Knoxville.”

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Additionally, here’s what Gigi’s says about their Gluten Free Cupcakes!

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That’s all for today folks!

Tell me what your favorite Gluten Free Cupcakes are in the comments!

Have a tremendous¬†Thursday day y’all!

Love,

Olivia

Raw Revolution Glo Bars Review!

IMG_4030So, I previewed this post yesterday, but today I’ll be reviewing Glo Bars from Raw Revolution! These are organic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Non GMO bars comprised of Raw Superfoods. I was sent three flavors to try: Creamy Peanut Butter & Sea Salt, Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt, and ¬†Mixed Nuts, Caramel & Sea Salt. As usual though, all opinions expressed within this review are mine and mine alone.¬†That being said, let’s¬†just hop on into our review!

Flavor: All three flavors are unique in composition, but my favorite was the Mixed Nuts, Caramel & Sea Salt. Its flavor is well balanced between nuts and caramel, with just a hint of sea salt to balance everything out. Out of ten stars, I’d give the flavor a seven.

Texture: Not the greatest. They’re a bit oily, and have a kind of gritty after texture. I found the texture really disappointing overall. Three out of ten stars. The¬†Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt one is shown below!!

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Convenience: They’re super easy to just toss in your bag and eat on the run. Whether you need a meal, or just a snack these are great for on the go. Except for the¬†Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt one. The chocolate gets a bit melty. 6/10 stars.

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Overall: These bars were okay, but not fantastic. I was kind of disappointed by them, and am unsure of whether or not I’d purchase these in the future.

If y’all have tried these, let me know what you thought of them in the comments!

Have a Terrific Thursday, y’all!

Love,

Olivia

Tomorrow on Livie’s Gone Gluten Free!

Okie dokie y’all . . . I’ve been thinking A LOT about the way my blog is set up, and have decided that I need to limit the number of reviews I post in a week. So, there’s a new format happening here on Livie’s Gluten Free. Starting tomorrow, Thursday’s will be Review Days here on the blog. I’ll try to limit my reviews to one brand/ product per week, but if I just can’t hold off on sharing an AWESOME product or brand with y’all, there may be multiple¬†product reviews within a post!

As for tomorrow, I’ll be reviewing Raw Revolution Glo Bars!! The folks at Raw Revolution were nice enough to send me a few products to try, and I’ll tell y’all my thoughts about them in my review tomorrow!

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Have a wonderful Wednesday 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 350¬ļ, 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! ūüôā

Have a wonderful day y’all!!

Love,

Olivia