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Welcome to my blog - my ramblings about trying to find healthy, affordable gluten free food in St. John's, NL.
Despite being gluten free, I love to try new products and am always interested to hear about new places to eat.
I try to help the environment and purchase organic products where possible.

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Monday, 6 August 2012

My Must Have Gluten Free Products

I thought it would be great to share my staples that I always have on hand. These are products that I love and use (or eat) frequently.

Feel free to leave a comment on your favorite gluten free essentials!

  1. Kinnikinnick Soft Bread – this new bread is awesome. I’ve done a review on these products here – seriously – it’s the closest to regular gluten bread you’ll find! 
  1. Nature’s Path Cereals - I’m a cereal junkie. I’ve always loved cereal. I think I’ve tried almost every gluten free cereal out there and my favorites are Nature’s Path. They have a wide selection for gluten free individuals including an EnviroKidz line. My favorite “adult” cereal is the Honey’d Corn Flakes. My favorite “kids” cereal is the Gorilla Munch (it’s like Corn Pops but smaller). Nature’s Path products are organic and non-gmo as well. 
  1. White Rice / Brown Rice Flour – I typically choose Bob’s Red Mill products but have recently tried Speerville organic brown and white rice flour (an Atlantic Canadian Company) which is great as well. For cooking I substitute directly for regular flour. 
  1. Organic Yougart – usually Liberte or Olympic brand – I mix it up depending on the flavours at the store. 
  1. Moov Organic Frozen Blueberries – I buy a giant bag at Costco for $11 and use the blueberries for jam, pancakes, cereal and mixing with yougart. These are the wild blueberries – I am not a fan of the frozen high bush blueberries – they just don’t taste the same. 
  1. Taste of Nature Bars – Widely available at grocery stores or in a large box from Costco - these bars are organic and are cold pressed not baked. As an added bonus – they are vegan and non-GMO J 
  1. Kinnikinnick Panko Style Bread Crumbs – I use these to make home made “breaded” products. My favorite is chicken strips. You can add whatever spices you want to the mixture and follow the instructions on the box for a perfect result each time! 
  1. Mary’s Gone Crackers Chocolate Chip Cookies – I love sweets – check out my review of these cookies here
  1. Enjoy Life Tortillas – These are great for burritos, quesadillas, wraps etc. While they can be difficult at times (they crack), be sure to warm SLIGHTLY (do not overheat) and they become malleable. The best results I’ve had is using them to make homemade quesadillas in a pan – they turn crispy on the edges but soft to eat without breaking J 
  1. Kinnikinnick Personal Size Thin Pizza Crusts – These are great – you can make your pizzas directly on the crust, freeze uncooked, and on a rushed day you can take your own home made GF pizza out of the freezer! I find they cook much better on a pizza stone and hold up well to my mountain of toppings!
What are your GF favorites? 

3 comments:

  1. Hi! I just want to add Daiya cheese shreds to the list-- they are gluten free, soy free, dairy free, vegan and kosher. These are great for those of us with multiple food sensitivities and the mozzarella and cheddar shreds are now available at No Frills in Paradise (in the same building as Nourish as us gluten free Newfs are well acquainted with!).

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  2. Thanks! I've seen them at Sobeys (but I am sure they are probably cheaper at No Frills) but have yet to try them! Are they tasty? Same texture as cheese?

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  3. Love your Blog!!!! Have to say just tried the Mary's Chocolate Chip cookies and I love them!!! I love Natures Path cereal as well. i tried the Daiya cheddar from no frills .. it was "ok", yes they are the same texture as cheese and melts pretty good.

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