It all started with Lilli and Loo--that great, gluten-free friendly restaurant in NYC. One day, while waiting for a meeting with my publisher, my husband and I grabbed a quick lunch at Lilli and Loo. Greg ordered Pad Thai. At the risk of sounding like a culinary-bore, neither of us had ever eaten Pad Thai. It was one of those dishes that we kept meaning to sample but never got around to actually eating.
Finally, the opportunity to eat Pad Thai presented itself. This is a wonderful dish, made with rice noodles, chicken, eggs and a flavorful sauce. From the first bite, Greg thoroughly enjoyed it. (It goes without saying that I sampled a few, okay, several, bites of Greg's lunch. I had to agree, it was tremendous.)
I headed home and attempted to make homemade Pad Thai. My results were good but, honestly, it was a bit of a pain to make from scratch. I made it a few times, mostly on a Sunday night, and then forgot about the dish.
One day, at Price Chopper, I noticed Thai Kitchen's Pad Thai Mix boldly proclaiming that it was "Gluten-Free." I put the box in my cart. Now I had to find out if it was any good. . . .
Lately I had fallen into a bit of rut when it came to breakfast cereal. Rice Chex and I had been spending far too many mornings together. So, when Erewhon sent me some cereal to sample, I was more than happy to try it out.
The box that grabbed my attention was the "Crispy Brown Rice with Mixed Berries". Honestly, it was the idea of "Real" raspberries, strawberries and blueberries that intrigued me. I guess as adults we have traded in crunchy marshmallows in our cereal for freeze dried fruit? It sounded good but how would it taste?
PROFILE: Joan's Great GF Bakes Several members wanted to know more about Joan's GF Great Bakes. I sampled their bagels (fantastic, by the way)and learned more about Joan and her interesting journey into gluten-free baking.
REVIEW: Gillian's Pasta Recently, while at my local health food store, I noticed new bags of gluten-free penne pasta. The bright bag was emblazoned with "Gillian's Foods" on the front. To be honest, I've heard of Gillian's but have never had the chance to try any of their products. I thought this was a good time to give them a whirl.
PROFILE: Everybody Eats Everybody Eats! Is a wonderful gluten-free bakery. I'm happy to profile this bakery to kick off my new series. Click to learn more about Everybody Eats, their interesting background and their delicious baguettes!
REVIEW: Dr. Praegers Fish Sticks REVIEW: Dr. Praegers Fish Sticks
Something must have been in the air about Dr. Praegers Fish Sticks because withing two days I'd received three requests for a review of this product. I headed