Goodies, and lots of them

Over the past week or so I have received a number of gluten-free products to sample & review.  I am so excited about this!  All of these goodies look so good – I can’t wait to dive into each & every one.  All in good time.  Be on the lookout for lots of good stuff!

Sunday night my mother-in-law, Mary, called & asked to stop by.  Twenty minutes later she showed up with the most incredible gluten-free delicacy you could imagine.  Can you guess what she brought over?  Gluten-free cream-filled chocolate frosted doughnuts. 


These puppies tasted better than I remember Krispy Kreme’s tasting.  Jon has counted them so that no one steals his beloved treats.  I hope to get the recipe from Mary & share it with you guys in the next few days. 


I was able to make my own, personalized chocolate bar at Chocomize the other day!  What fun I had creating that!   I chose to make my bar out of dark chocolate with dried blueberries & cashews.  I have yet to dig in, but I promise to report back when I do.  Here is a teaser picture for you:



I was very fortunate today to meet with a very special woman named Shelley at Whole Foods.  Shelley started a company called Moondance Heavenly Desserts after finding out that she was both wheat & gluten intolerant.  In Shelley’s quest to find gluten-free desserts she enjoyed, she perfected several gluten-free recipes & opened her own business.  I will expand much more on Shelley & Moondance Heavenly Desserts in my review of the products.  For now, I leave you with a picture of the treats that were graciously given to us to sample & review:


I am especially looking forward to the Pumpkin Cheesecake.  Those of you who have been reading Gluten-free is Life for a while know about my love for pumpkin – it is right up there with chocolate.  Make sure to check back soon for our review of Shelley’s treats. 



One last quick note – Starbuck’s is now carrying gluten-free treats again.  You can read more about it here in my latest Examiner article. 



6 Responses

  1. Oh. My. I think you should have topped off your glycogen stores for running with those goodies!

    • LOL….no kidding!

      Hey, got the fish oil today! Got 1 tsp in earlier after my snack, getting another in now (just finished dinner) and heading to bed.


  2. Are you downing straight up fish oil? Oye! I take it in gel tab form but in my new odyssey for information I will go ahead and ask… is it better for you straight??

    I LOVE Amy’s Mac and Cheese…yummy!

    I tried the So Delicious Original Coconut Creamer yesterday and it was really good, not much coconut flavor (which is good for me). I have been looking for a good substitute for dairy-free “heavy” creamer for a friend and this is the best option I have come up with. Going to use it in a recipe for flourless flax seed pancakes!

    • Yes, I am downing straight up fish oil! LOL! Erin (above) told me to, so I listened. 😉 It is lemon flavored, so it isn’t that bad. Really, the taste is good, it is the texture that takes getting used to (not often you just spoon oil into your mouth). I believe the reason Erin told me to use this vs. pills is that you have to take too many pills to equal the benefits of 2 tsp of the oil.

      Can’t wait to see the flourless flax seed pancakes! YUM!

  3. […] I got the recipe for the beloved cream-filled donuts that my MIL made last week.  I will get that typed up & share with you as soon as I […]

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