Product Review: Weil by Nature’s Path Goji Moji Bar

I bought these bars to snack on before my longer runs or when I am on the run & need a quick snack.  I was please with the chocolada walnut bar I had a few weeks back, so this was the next flavor choice.  It is cranberry/goji berry.  What is a goji berry?  I have no idea, so I looked it up. A goji berry is also called a wolfberry.   If you click on the link it will take you to Wikipedia to get all kinds of info. 

Some facts:

Loaded with goodness – organic dates, fig paste, cashews, dried sweetened cranberries, goji berries, orange peel, lemon juice concentrate and orange oil.

Made with love and …

Organic dates, organic fig paste, organic cashews, organic dried sweetened cranberries (organic cranberries, organic evaporated cane juice, organic sunflower oil), organic goji berries, organic dried orange peel, organic lemon juice concentrate, organic orange oil.

 

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Upon taking my first bite of this bar, it reminded me of a Fig Newton!  I was surprised & pleased!  Love Fig Newtons, but as you all know, they are not gluten-free.  There were lots of other yummy flavors in the bar, including orange & cranberry.  This bar ROCKED!!  I will definitely be purchasing it again.  It also held me over until lunch…about 2 hours or so. 

Product Review: Purely Decadent Ice Cream

I was doing some quick grocery shopping last week when I happened upon a sale on Purely Decadent Ice Cream made by Turtle Mountain.  For a small pint, it is normally $5.99 and it was on sale for $2.50!!  I saw that the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough had “Gluten-Free” written all over the package.  Score!  I picked up 2 pints and was on my way.  Here are some stats on this product:

  • Dairy Free Lactose Free
  • Less than half the fat of Super Premium Dairy Ice Cream
  • Contains only 65% of the calories
  • Cholesterol Free
  • No Trans Fats
  • Certified Vegan
  • Certified Made with Organic Ingredients
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    The true test was going to be, how does it taste?  Well, I dug in and WOW!  What an amazing taste!  It doesn’t taste just like ice cream, but it is amazing.  Very creamy.  The flavor of the chocolate chip cookie dough is spot on.  Jon was the one to eat the majority of the ice cream & he loved it!!  5 stars from us!!! 

    **Note:  this product is made with soy.  They do have coconut milk based ice creams as well, though the GF status is not clear on all of them, only the cookie dough. 

    Chocolate Chip Pie ~ Gluten-Free

    I needed to make a quick dessert last Saturday, so I turned to an old favorite.  This is a dessert that I first made when I was 13 or 14 years old (Jon’s age!).  I pulled out a frozen pie crust from Whole Foods Bakehouse

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    Nestle’ Toll House Chocolate Chip Pie

    1 unbaked pie shell (I used Wh0le Foods Bakehouse GF Pie Crust)

    2 large eggs

    1/2 cup GF Flour (I used Pamela’s Baking & Pancake Mix)

    1/2 cup sugar

    1/2 cup packed brown sugar

    3/4 cup (1.5 sticks) butter, softened

    1 cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips

    1 cup chopped nuts (I omitted this b/c I didn’t have enough)

    Sweetened whipped cream or ice cream for topping (I used Cool Whip in a can)

    Preheat oven to 325.

    Beat eggs in large mixing bowl on high speed until foamy.  Beat in flour, sugar & brown sugar.  Beat in butter.  Stir in chocolate chips & nuts.  Spoon into pie shell.

    Bake for 55 to 6o minutes or until knife inserted halfway between the center & the edge comes out clean.  Cool on wire rack.  Serve warm w/ whipped cream or ice cream.

    **I baked for about 50 minutes.  Keep a close eye on this.  Mine almost looked overdone on the top, but was perfect. 

    **If you don’t want all the chips to sink to the bottom, either use mini chocolate chips or dust with GF flour or cocoa. 

    This was a huge hit.  I forgot just how simple & delicious this dessert is.  The only bad thing….Jon dropped the last 2 pieces on the floor!! ACK!!  I was almost in tears. 

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