Monday, August 22, 2011

Gluten Free Product Review - Sandwich Petals, Nacheez, Cheese Ups, and King Arthur Flour

Gluten Free Product Review
Being involved in the gluten free community has yielded some great opportunities. Getting to try some great gluten products has been one of those benefits. I do try to share as much as I can when we have our gluten free outings.
Here are some products that I got to try recently and just love!!
Shelia Cafferty
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Nature's Pharm will be carrying this product sometime before the gluten free expo.
Sandwich Petals 
These are dairy free, soy free and nut free. Reminiscent of a corn tortilla....but it is really so much more!! Packed full of flavor it's really hard for me to decide what my favorite is. They come in 3 flavors, Spinach and Garlic. Agave Grain and Chimayo Chile. If I absolutely had to pick one, it would be the Chimayo. These make great quesadillas, sandwich wraps, burritos and enchiladas(please do follow the heating instructions on the package, otherwise they may fall apart)

These are low in calories, only 100 calories per petal, and they are high in fiber. Made with corn flax, sesame, buckwheat, brown rice, sorghum, millet, quinoa, teff and amaranth. Also included in the petals are Omega 3's and prebiotics. The petals are lower in carbs and diabetic friendly.

Glad to have Sandwich petals as one of our gluten free vendors at the Gluten Free Living Now Expo coming up this Oct.  Visit their website at
Very recently, I discovered that when I eat dairy, my seasonal allergies are worse and I have increased nasal congestion.....okay that's TMI.....sorry. Although, I find it difficult to give up dairy altogether, there are products that make living dairy free a little easier. Nacheez is one of those products. This product is gluten free, dairy free and soy free. It is cashew based. It comes in two cheesy flavors...mild and spicy. I prefer the spicy, my husband likes the mild. We actually prefer it to regular cheese sauces or spreads, the flavor and texture is great!! Easy to like a product that is less fat and calories than regular cheese and cheese sauces. Also has a high source of Vitamin B6.  

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Visit their website at  I hope to see this product at Nature's Pharm soon.
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You can vist their website at  Meijer's on Carmel Dr. sells these in their gluten free section. 
Cheese Ups/Wellaby's

These are hard to put down.....I swear I could eat a whole bag! They are that good!! These little crackers remind me so much of a lighter version of the cheese nip. These are not dairy free, but they are so incredibly good!! Made in a nut free factory, higher in protein because they use real cheese to make this product. Light, salty, crunchy and hits all the right notes! Comes in parmesan and cheddar, I am definitely a cheddar fan. Glad to have these folks as one of vendors at the gluten free expo too.

King Arthur Flour Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Mix
This is my favorite gluten free chocolate cake mix so far. It's light, moist and has the perfect texture for chocolate cake. It's gf, soy free and nut free. Also there is no dairy in the mix. Perfect for making mult-layered cakes or cup cakes....people will be asking for your perfect gf chocolate cake recipe.
Visit their website at
Meijer's on Carmel Dr. has this in their regular baking section.
Hope you get to try some of these products.  Let me know when you do!
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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Charles Luce Workshop Baking Artisan Gluten Free Bread Oct 7th & October 8th

Artisan Bread Workshop


Register Now before it's too late!

Maximum per class is 10 and spots are filling up.

Now YOU can make Artisan Flat breads with Charles Luce !!

Gluten-free flat breads are an easy trick once you've mastered a few basics.  These techniques transform such simple foods as pizza and tortillas into taste-filled, nutritious and toothsome treats.  This workshop will teach proper dough handling for GF flat breads, as well as innovative baking methods and ways to modify traditional recipes using fresh, local ingredients.  We'll bake (and eat!!) thin-crust pizza, puffy foccacia and a corn, sorghum, and wild mushroom gordito. 


Charles Luce Bio

Charles Luce is the co-owner of Luce's Gluten-Free Artisan Bread and a GF product inventor.

His long career in the visual arts (pre-digital photography) prepared him to tackle GF baking's last frontier - bread - and produce true artisan products.  He taught community college for 27 years and is an excellent workshop presenter.  A dedicated "foodie" and mushroom forager (he's served on the executive committee of the New York Mycological Society), he brings a wealth of knowledge and an open, friendly attitude to the classroom. 

You can find out more at his site - or his blog -


Days and times:

Friday and Saturday,

9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Cost: $75 per person

Class SizeMinimum 5

Maximum 20

Style:  Lecture


We will eat what we bake!

Register Now
Before this event sells out!