Saturday, August 28, 2010

Hodgson Mills Gluten-free brownies

I tried Hodgson Mills gluten free brownies and am so pleased with the results. Only change I made was using Spectrum palm oil shortening instead of butter. I chose the chopped nuts version and added warmed organic chocolate mint topping before digging in. It was a delicious treat!

To be honest I tried the Betty Crocker brownie mix but was not pleased with it. I would definitely buy this Hodgson Mills gluten free mix again.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

thyroid gluten connection?

I have been taking meds for low thyroid function for over a year and the endocrinologist thought it was interesting that I have been gluten free for almost five years now. She said another of her patients had just told her that she( on her own) decided to be gluten free. This is not earth shattering news, it seems being gluten free is almost in-vogue these days...the latest elimination diet etc...gluten free has become a term people know about and almost have been learning a lot about this butterfly shaped metabolic administrator and had to have biopsies for testing due to a nodule on my thyroid recently so I am awaiting news from the pathologist this week to see if it is my exhausting googling I ran across a reference to people having this Hashimoto component to the low thyroid (which I have been told I have)is often found in middle aged women (that I am) and type I diabetics (I am not) and celiacs (tested negative BUT I had been gluten free so it was not conclucive)...thoughts on this? Interesting.

Friday, August 20, 2010


Been reading about this yummy Udi's bread that is gluten free on several gluten free blogs and finally found it at Lori's Natural Foods in Rochester NY. I agree with the believers...don't have to microwave or toast it...the bread stands alone and it is fantastic...I had some with my goulash that I made with meat and veggie tomatoey sauce over Orgran gluten free rice and corn pasta penne. It was a comfort meal that tasted as good as it looked. Goulash was my favorite meal while growing up.

So good...

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Amy's Gluten Free Burritos

I love Mexican food but get tired of ordering nachos or hard tacos and often long for a soft burrito that I can safely have... and now I will long no more...AMY'S makes a frozen GF non-dairy burrito that is easy to get ready (just pop them into the microwave from the freezer) and sooo delicious!

I had another one that was not dairy free (cheddar) so I offered it to my son and he gladly tried it...he also poured queso sauce on it before heating it and then some salsa...he does not need to eat GF and yet he loved many times the rest of the family try my GF products and complain of an unpleasant aftertaste or just plain don't like the product, but these two items were thoroughly enjoyed. Heck, hubby snagged a bite of mine and the mouthful produced a big smile on his face.

So, thank you AMY'S...your GF burritos are fabulously delicious...