Review: Breads from Anna

Since starting my blog over a year ago, I have met so many wonderful people.  Some of those people have become friends.  One of those friends sent me a great surprise a week or so ago…a bread mix from Breads from Anna!  I couldn’t wait to make it! 

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This mix was super easy to make.  I chose to make it in my Zojirushi Breadmaker.  I mixed all of the liquid ingredients together first, then I poured in the mix & sprinkled the yeast on top.  I hit “start” on my Zo and walked away.  3.5 hours later my house smelled like heaven! 

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I let the bread cool down for 15 or so minutes and then I couldn’t take it any longer.  I sliced off a couple of pieces and made myself a turkey, Swiss, basil & spinach sandwich (topped with Sriracha, of course ;) ). 

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The bread was so flavorful and had an amazing texture.  I love the tastes of the different flours that are used: Montina & chickpea, navy bean & sorghum in addition to tapioca & cornstarch.  Each slice has 3 grams of fiber, pretty good for a gluten-free bread!  This bread mix is free of soy, rice & nuts, perfect for those with other allergens & intolerances in addition to gluten. 

If you are looking for a great gluten-free bread you should give Breads from Anna a try.    Breads from Anna has so many other mixes available, including a cranberry pancake mix that is calling my name!  YUM!!

Thanks again, Erin, you are so sweet.  I am really enjoying this bread. :)

 

Gluten-free Bites

My gluten-free marathoning buddy, Beth, is the new Columbus Running Examiner!  Go Beth!!  Please stop by & say “Hi” to Beth!  She has some great advice & tips.  Also, don’t forget to wish her luck on her 14th marathon, coming up this Sunday, September 26, 2009.  :)  I did an interview with Beth not too long about about gluten-free training.  

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My Mommy got me an early Christmas gift!  She got me a Garmin Forerunner 305!  I am so excited!  What a great tool to have for my training – not only for the half, but for the full marathon I am planning to run in May.  A special thanks to Caitlin over at Healthy Tipping Point for the recommendation on the Garmin & where to get it for the lowest price. 

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Pure Bars.  The wonderful people from Pure Bars sent me a variety box of their bars to sample.  I had reviewed a few over the past year, but hadn’t tasted all of the flavors.  I have now officially tried the other 3 flavors: Cranberry Orange, Wild Blueberry & ChocChip TrailMix.  My verdict?  They all rock!  I honestly love them all!  If you made me pick a favorite, it would be between the Wild Blueberry & Cherry Cashew.  Make sure to check out Veronica’s Blog.  Veronica is the founder of Pure Bar.  :)   You can find Pure Bars at Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. 

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See my review of First Watch on The Examiner.  What an amazing place to dine gluten-free!  Not to be missed! 

Here are some additional pics from my visit.

Check out this menu:

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Egg white omelette w/ turkey, spinach, feta & tomatoes:

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I have several more reviews coming this week….Manna from Anna’s bread, Country Bob’s and Old Bay Seasoning.  :)  Also, pumpkin spice fans, Hershey’s Kisses has a pumpkin spice flavor out and it is TDF!! 

 

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