Showing posts with label gluten free. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gluten free. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Easy way to prepare a hearty meal with Neal brothers foods

If you are planning a party soon, especially for the upcoming mother's day or victoria day then these delicious products from Neal brothers would make it easy for us to throw a whole meal with minimal work. Their products are made with organic natural ingredients, which are gluten free and have no trans fat, preservatives, artificial flavour or colour. 
The extremely tasty organic tortillas are available in organic blue, organic blue with flax, low fat oven baked and multigrain, which taste fabulous with their salsa. The colourful tortillas chips along with the salsa would make a wonderful appetizer and snack for any gathering or to enjoy anytime. My children and I enjoyed the medium spicy flavourful salsa and my husband enjoyed the extremely spicy habanero salsa. Both these salsas had a different unique kick of spices, which we really enjoy. We haven't had blue corn tortillas before, so we enjoyed the rich colour and flavour of the tortillas.
For my family and I, including a hearty salad is must to complete a meal. I think tossing our salad with the perfectly flavoured salad dressing is very important. We enjoyed the flavour of the toasted sesame salad dressing that is made with all natural ingredients. The flavour in this creamy salad dressing had a delicious taste, it didn't have any overly sharp flavours so everyone in my family enjoyed it. I usually don't like the flavour of rice vinegar in salad dressings, however in this salad dressing I couldn't smell or taste the sharpness of the vinegar because all the flavours in it was well blended. Neal brothers also have delicious flavours of croutons to toss into our salad.
The range of their flavourful pasta sauces such as tomato basil, roasted garlic, and roasted red pepper allows us to easily prepare a meal by just tossing the sauce with our cooked pasta. These pasta sauces are made with natural ingredients. I like having flavourful sauces in my pantry, which allows us to have guilt-free meals even on busy days. 
We also enjoyed their classic BBQ sauce, which we enjoyed with this fried chicken. The balanced delicious flavour in this sauce would become a crowd-pleaser. It would be perfect to include in all BBQs.
1 chicken cleaned and cut
1/2 tbsp chillie powder to preference
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup yogurt
1 1/2 cups water
oil to fry about 2" to 3" high or grill in the BBQ

Marinate the chicken with salt, chillie powder, lemon juice and yogurt overnight or for about 2 hours. Let the chicken cook with about 1 cup of water until the chicken is cooked and the water has evaporated. 
Fry the cooked chicken until it is golden in all sides, then remove it out of the oil and toss the chicken with the BBQ sauce. 
Barbecue the marinated, cooked chicken by applying the sauce all over the chicken and grilling it on the BBQ. Make sure all the sides of the chicken has become golden. Serve it hot.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Udi's gluten free food

I had the opportunity to try Udi's gluten free products. It didn't feel any different from the food with gluten that we usually have. My family (including children) enjoyed all the treats and buns without any complaints.
These products are perfect for anyone seeking gluten free products or has someone in the home that needs a gluten free diet so everyone in the family can enjoy the same food. The 100% gluten free products are marked clearly to indicate if it is also free from dairy, soy and nuts.  We liked the freshness of the baked goods. The brownies and cookies weren't any different from "regular" ones, as it tasted fabulous.
Udi products are made in a family owned bakery based in Denver USA. Udi's gluten free food is the first gluten-free bread that was introduced, which taste and look like "real" bread. The products have a few preservatives, but they don't contain any artificial ingredients or GMOs. All the ingredients are clearly printed on the products and online. Udi has used ingredients such as tapioca, rice flour and potato flour so I feel that their products are healthy.
Udi has a wide variety of gluten free products such as muffins, snacks, granola, pizza, buns, treats and baked products that are sold in 150 Walmart stores in US.
We had a good experience with gluten free products from Udi, so I will not think of gluten free in a different way anymore :) If Udi products were available in Canada I would buy it.
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Celebrate the National Hot Dog month this July with Udi baked products. We enjoyed the buns in a variety of ways:
  • We had the classic hamburger buns by spreading some butter and topped it with salad leaves, cheese, tomato, cooked meat and sauce.
  • The whole grain hamburger buns were topped with barbecued chicken burgers, hot sauce, ketchup, salad leaves, onion, tomato and mustard.
  • And a few of the buns with jam and butter :)
I liked that the buns were pre-cut.  The buns did have a slightly different taste to our palates but we liked it. The soft buns had a bit of a "munch" than the regular buns.  It felt as though these buns were more filling compared to regular buns.

I like enjoying hot dog buns this vegetable egg filling without the hot dogs :)
1/2 cup champignon mushrooms chopped
1/2 cup chard, collard or green onion chopped
2 tbsp onions chopped
1/2 tbsp garlic minced
1/2 tsp chillie flakes
1/2 tsp salt
4 eggs
2 tbsp olive oil

To serve
ketchup or hot sauce

In a bowl beat all the ingredients for the mixture except oil.
Heat oil and fry the egg mixture in medium high heat.  Scramble the mixture and off the cooker.  Eggs will become dry if it is cooked for a long time.  
Spread butter in the buns, put the egg scramble and some hot sauce over it and enjoy.
This goes to yeastspotting.
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