Thursday, March 22, 2012

Greatest Grains GF Day

Greatest Grains will be hosting a GF Day and GF cooking class on March 31. The QC Celiac Group will have an information table at this event, Donna Renneke and Connie Meyer will be at the information table. I will be there doing a demo/sampling for Namaste Foods. I will have Mexican Goulash made from Namaste Taco Pasta Meal.

Believe you must pre-register for the cooking classes. Call them today to sign up 563-323-7521

Silvis Hy-vee

Silvis Hy-vee will be hosting a gluten free event from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 24th, 2012. There will be new and old products to try and recipes to take home. Stop by and check it out.

Any questions contact the store Dietitian Nikki Putnam at

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

WOW Cookies

My Hy-Vee got something amazing in and I got to sample it today...they are so dang good. I would buy a bag, but I have no willpower - I would eat the whole bag...wanna know what they are? You know you do...

Lemon Burst Cookies by WOW Baking Company. These cookies are awesome. They are moist and chewy, no more hard gluten free cookies. They have no after taste at all.

My Hy-vee (W Kimberly Rd) has several different kinds of cookies in this line. Give them a try today!!!

Chocolate Inspirations

I was contacted via email by Chocolate Inspirations to see if I would sample some of their gluten free chocolates...OK...twist my arm!!!

I was sent a box of goodies to try (of course during my diet). The first thing I tried was a Peanut Butter Pillow. It reminded me a very large piece of Butterfinger,but chewier.  It wasn't my favorite. Next I tried "Michael's Chocolate Combo with Pretzel. It was awesome, when that sample was done, I was hoping for another one in the box. Today I tried The Cinnamon Toast Toffee - it was my least favorite. It tastes fine I am just not a big cinnamon fan. Last but certainly not least, I inhaled tried a sample of English Toffee. It was pretty dang tasty. I was happy no one at my house wanted a bite, I'm not sure I would have shared.

All of Chocolate Inspirations products are gluten free.  Check out their website for more great products they offer and maybe a find a new place to get all your chocolate fixes.

Chocolate Inspirations

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Stuffed Chicken Breast

This is one of those simple recipes that makes a great meal.Groceries you will need:  chicken breasts, cream cheese, bacon, frozen spinach (thawed and drained).

I pounded out the chicken to 1/4" thickness. Spread cream cheese on it, topped with thawed spinach then roll it up and wrap a piece of raw bacon around it secure that bacon with a couple tooth picks and Put it in a greased pan. Continue the same thing with the rest of your chicken.

I baked mine at 350 for 40 minutes until juices run clear and then turn on the broiler for 5 minutes on high to crisp the bacon.

My husband LOVED this. It was so simple. It required no extra seasoning. I served it with stuffed yellow peppers also wrapped in bacon.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Hateva Almond Pudding

I was given this pudding to try. I tried the sugar free version. It tastes nothing like normal pudding. The texture is simliar. It was not bad, but not the same as JELLO pudding for sure.  It has a good texture. I didn't have to choke it down. There are only two individual cups in the package so its $3 price tag is pretty pricey for what you  get.