Friday, May 29, 2009

Glutino makes frozen meals!

After my post about becoming a born-again Glutinoian, I'm sure you can imagine the glee I felt when I gazed upon three new gluten-free frozen meals in the health food aisle at Martins, all made by none other than Glutino!

I took home two meals; Duo Mushroom Penne and Penne Alfredo. Aaaaaaand... not quite so gleeful. I think Glutino forgot to consult with Amy's regarding "how to make a frozen meal that doesn't melt into 50% water." Bummer. I think the meals definitely have potential, but you have to straaaaaaaaain the liquid out for a good coupla minutes before you can get down to the "meal" part, and that's no good.

Additionally, the pasta is a bit too al dente for my taste. But that could just be me. (But, probably not.)

Glutino, thank you for trying, but I hope there's a second edition to this potential bestseller.

Oh, I nearly forgot: there's also a Glutino Pad Thai with Chicken in my freezer, waiting to be judged. I find it hard to believe anyone can fuck up Pad Thai, so I'm setting my hopes high... I'll let you know when I try it!

(Thanks to Greatest Grains for the image!)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Spice up your Gluten-Free Life

This is the one baking mix to which I give five whopping stars. I buy it regularly and it's so amazing even gluten-eaters can't get enough of it.

All you need is two eggs, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil, a cup of buttermilk, and a package of Gluten-Free Pantry's Spice Cake & Gingerbread Mix. I highly suggest using smaller pans (I do teenie little cupcakes) and baking for longer than suggested to really get a nice tough crust on the outside of your cakes.

This serves two purposes: 1, if you're no stranger to GF baking, you know that a lot of our baked goods go bad much more quickly than regular flour-based sweets. The tough exterior will help the cake keep a little longer.

And 2, the crust is the most delicious part. Especially if you grease your pan with copious amounts of butter like I do. Mmmmm.

Clearly, not a vegan recipe what with the buttermilk and eggs, but my veggie friends love it. And I can't get enough of it.

I think the packages are something like $5 tops. Worth it on every level. Enjoy.