Breaking News!!! Whole Foods

Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 8, 2009 will be a big day.   Lee Tobin, Gluten Free Bakehouse Team Leader, will be at Whole Foods in Dublin, Ohio to do a gluten-free taste testing.  Lee will be available to answer questions & possibly even lead a GF grocery aisle tour if there is interest & time. 

From Whole Foods:


Tuesday, September 8th

Gluten-Free Bake House Food Tasting

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Free | Details

With Lee Tobin, Whole Foods Market’s Gluten-Free Bake House Team Leader

Join us in the bakery and discover the great story behind Whole Foods Market®’s Gluten-Free Bake House! Ample taste tests will be available!

Review: Udi’s Gluten-free Baked Goods

I had the pleasure of having Udi’s wonderful baked goods shipped to me a few weeks back to sample.  I was so excited to give these products a try!  I received: Blueberry Muffins, Lemon Streusel Muffins, Pizza Crusts, White Bread & Whole Grain Bread. 



These muffins were moist & soft.  They were full of flavor & I really couldn’t get my hands on many because Jon claimed them as his breakfast!  He loved these muffins.  They didn’t crumble and remained moist for several days on the counter.

White Bread:



This is by far, the softest, freshest, best tasting gluten-free bread I have tasted since going gluten-free.  There was no toasting required. I was able to make Jon his PB & J sandwiches simply by spreading PB & J on bread that I had sitting on the counter.  I packed in his lunch box & he came home each day & raved about the bread.  Unbelievable.  I had to double check the ingredients to make sure the bread was truly gluten-free. 

Pizza Crusts:



The pizza crusts were just as good.  I made Jon the standard cheese pizza & fancied up mine.  The first was topped with EVOO, Frank’s Red Hot, fresh basil, spinach, mozzarella, chicken, eggplant & tomato.  The second one was my best creation yet:  BBQ sauce, mashed garbanzo beans, rotisserie chicken, fresh spinach, eggplant, provolone, pine nuts & fresh basil.  YUM!!!  The crust was  thin style & held up well to the sauces & toppings.  No crumbling & the taste was great. 

Whole Grain Bread:


I am officially in love.  I could eat this bread for every meal.  Soft & flavorful.  The only thing I can say I would change is that the slices are a little small, but I can deal with that.  The taste & texture make up for the size.  I don’t know how Udi’s does it, but I know that I need more.    For those interested, it does toast well too, but why toast when you don’t have to?  I tested this bread out by packing for lunches in the AM, too, and it works wonders. I also had a loaf frozen in the freezer, let it defrost on the counter & then ate at room temperature until it was gone a few days later.  Just as soft & moist. 

These products literally knocked my socks off!!  I couldn’t tell any of this stuff was GF.  There was no aftertaste, no crumbling….just moist & flavorful baked goods. 

Thank you Dee & Udi’s for sending me those amazing samples.  I hope that you are able to get Udi’s into a store here in Columbus soon!!! 


Menu Plan ~ September 6, 2009

So I have been slacking a little on the menu plan this weekend!  LOL!  I guess that is what Holiday weekends are all about.  I hope that you all are having a great Holiday weekend.  We spent some time with family yesterday that we hadn’t seen in a long time and it was great to see everyone.  Everyone looked great! 

The kids are beginning to fall into their school year routines.  I just want to know when the heck they both grew up?  Where are my babies?  Soon we will be back into hockey & that will complicate our hectic schedules even more.  Gotta love life!! 🙂 

Sunday ~ Rotisserie Chicken (Meijer has a Lemon Roasted that is GF!), broccoli & salad

Monday ~ Thai Chile Salmon, roasted kabocha squash, green beans & salad

Tuesday ~Taco Tuesday!  Refried beans, corn & salad

Wednesday ~ BBQ pulled pork, yucca fries, asparagus & salad

Thursday ~ Chicken Fettucine Alfredo, broccoli & salad

Friday ~ Pizza night! 

Saturday ~ Leftovers

Baked Goods

PB Balls that I didn’t get to last week


Whatever strikes my fancy!

Asparagus Thin is hosting the GF Menu Swap this week and the choice ingredient of the week is tapioca/manioc/cassava/yucca.  I love yucca!!!  You can bet that I will be making some yucca fries this week!  Perhaps with my pulled pork!  Thanks for hosting!

Don’t forget to check out Orgjunkie for lots more menu planning ideas. 


My nephews could still use some prayers & positive thoughts.  They have had a rough week.  The both have fought infections and they are still trying to get a PICC line in baby Wyatt.  Thank you!


Watch for lots of reviews this week!  I have some great products that I can’t wait to share with you all!!


Check out my review of Jeni’s Ice Creams.   They have the most unique flavors!  Can’t wait to go back!


Have a great week!!