I am not sure how you are all liking these posts with multiple topics in them. I feel silly posting just a small blip and then doing multiple posts a day when I can lump them all into one post. I assume they are probably easier to read all in one post, too, especially if you are subscribed via email or google reader. Please feel free to let me know how you feel about this.
I received a package the other day from Bob’s Red Mill full of their new line of gluten-free corn products! WOOHOO!!! There were 4 bags of flours/mixes: Masa Harina, Corn Grits, Corn Meal & Corn Flour. I can’t wait to dig into this stuff and make some fun treats! I am a Southern girl at heart & love my grits. :)
I was brainstorming the other day & came up with a new sandwich. I wanted to have a Caprese salad style sandwich, but I didn’t have any fresh mozzarella. So, I swapped in some Daisy Cottage Cheese (gluten-free) in place of the mozzarella! YUM! I toasted a Trader Joe’s French Roll, topped with cottage cheese, fresh basil, sliced Roma tomato & pepper. This turned out really good & is a great meatless option!
Yesterday I spent the day shopping with my Mom. We had a great time. We haven’t had a chance to have a day like this in a very long time. We made sure to stop at Starbuck’s to get our first taste of the Pumpkin Spice Lattes for the season. They were calling these “A Cup of Fall” on the news the other day! LOL! I totally agree!! Love that they are gluten-free!! I did express my disappointment of the Valencia Orange Cake not being available anymore. The guy working said that when they had them, no one was buying them. Now that they are gone, people are going nuts. I pointed out that not everyone eats treats like that daily, but it is nice to have the option.
My Mom & I decided to go to Marcella’s for lunch to give the gluten-free pasta a try. It did not disappoint! We each chose the half salad/half pasta option. I had the gluten-free penne pasta with red clam sauce. They did have to modify the sauce (left out the flour) to make it gluten-free. It was very good. It was a touch on the spicy side, but that is how I roll. ;) Excellent meal.
After lunch we did some more shopping & then hit Jeni’s Ice Cream. I have a review that will be posted shortly on Jeni’s. Phenomenal is all I have to say. Love all of the unique flavors. Perfect end to a perfect day. Mom, it was great to spend the day with you. :)
In case you missed it, make sure to check out my interview with a gluten-free marathon runner. Beth is getting ready to run her 14th marathon! Go Beth!!