November 19, 2013
When you see the new Depmster's GlutenZero bread in the grocery store, you may think that it's just another Gluten Free bread on the market and pass it by. Well, it is most definitely not your average Gluten Free bread and it wows in several ways!
I was a little skeptical the first time I held a package of Dempster's GlutenZero. Lets be honest, it's small and sorta feels like a dense banana loaf when you pick it up. On the bright side, this just goes to show that we should never judge before we taste! I nibbled on a piece before deciding what to do with it and I don't recall plain bread ever tasting or smelling so good!
Dempster's GlutenZero may be small, but it is mighty! It is available in both Whole Grain and White bread for about $5.99 per loaf. I spent some time having fun with both varieties. I made everything from grilled cheese sandwiches and plain old toast to a hearty BLT sandwich and yummy french toast.
As far as texture goes, this bread hits a home run. Not only does it hold together while eating a sandwich (take that, crumbly breads!), it doesn't leave that all-too-common, sand-lodged-in-throat feeling. There is something different about this bread. Perhaps, it's the use of Tapioca Starch which helps the bread stay soft without becoming gummy in texture. It's great to finally have a light weight, Gluten Free bread that does not disintegrate upon touch!
I love that this is a non-frozen bread and it can last (resealed, of course) at room temperature for about 5 days. Not a common thing in the Gluten Free world. No more waiting for a slice of bread to defrost!
Another highlight is that the bread is produced in a Canadian, dedicated gluten free, facility. Dempster's has also gone the extra step of becoming part of the Canadian Celiac Association's Gluten Free Certification Program. It's great to see more and more manufacturers get on board with this program. It certainly makes me feel safe and like a valued consumer.
*Disclosure - This is a sponsored post and I received compensation for it. My opinions are my own. I only work with brands that I trust and would use in my own home.
November 03, 2013
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November 02, 2013
Catelli recently sent me a box of their new Gluten Free pasta to see what I thought of it. It is produced in a dedicated gluten free facility and certified by the Canadian Celiac Association. In my opinion, any company that goes the extra mile to have their Gluten Free product certified by the CCA, is one that truly has Celiac consumers on it's mind.
*All opinions are my own and I have not been financially compensated in any way.
I can happily tell you that hubby, who is super critical of anything Gluten Free and our 5 year old grilled cheese and pizza pocket lover really enjoyed the pasta right along with me.
Catelli is a great example of just how far we have come with Gluten Free pasta. It cooks in under 9 minutes and stays nice and al dente. It does't fall apart in the water, nor is it mushy on the plate. This pasta will not disappoint even the most harsh critic in the family.
While supplies last, you can grab a coupon for $1.00 off of any Catelli Gluten Free pasta product here
With American Thanksgiving soon upon us, the Catelli recipe below is sure to be a quick and easy hit for those who are celebrating.
Festive Fusilli Stuffing
Create a new holiday tradition by serving this stuffing-inspired pasta dish alongside your roast turkey and trimmings.
Prep Time: 25 min
Serving: 8 to 10 (makes about 7 cups/1.75 L)
2 tbsp (30 mL) each butter and olive oil
1 large cooking onion, chopped
1 cup (250 mL) each chopped celery and grated carrot
1 tbsp (15 mL) each finely chopped fresh rosemary and thyme leaves
1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper
1 1/4 cups (300 mL) chicken or vegetable broth
3/4 cup (175 mL) dried cranberries
1 pkg (340 g) Catelli Gluten Free Fusilli
1/4 cup (50 mL) chopped fresh parsley leaves
1. Heat butter and oil in a nonstick skillet set over medium heat. Add onion, celery, carrot, sage, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper. Sauté for 8 minutes or until softened and fragrant. Stir in broth and cranberries; simmer for 8 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, cook fusilli in a large pot of boiling salted water for 7 minutes. Drain well; transfer fusilli to a large bowl. Add the skillet mixture and parsley; toss well to coat. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve immediately.
· This stuffing can be served any time of year along-side roast chicken, pork or pan-fried fish.
· For a vegan stuffing, use all olive oil and vegetable broth.
· Make the stuffing up to 1 day ahead. Transfer the fusilli to a casserole dish. Drizzle with a little extra broth and bake at 350°F (180°C) for 20 minutes.
Per serving (about 3/4 cup/175 mL): 213 calories, 6 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 6 mg cholesterol, 226 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrates, 2 g fibre, 7 g sugars, 3 g protein.