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September 25, 2011

TYKU for YOU- Gluten Free Sake

Cheers- October 1st is National Sake Day!

What is sake? An alcoholic beverage that is of Japanese origin. Sake is made from rice, rice koji, and water using fermentation and filtration processes. 

Great news for gluten free drinkers-TYKU Sake is certified gluten-free! Now you can enjoy a traditional Japanese beverage with one of my favorites SUSHI!

TYKU is the leader in Premium Sake & Spirits, producing the best tasting and fastest growing Asian portfolio on the market. Based on the premise that ingredients matter, TYKU strives to create a wiser way to drink for consumers who care about what they put in their bodies. Sound familiar gluten free consumers?

TY KU Sake is 100% natural and completely free of gluten, sulfites and tannins.

My Favorite Sake Cocktail- The Red Dragon

1 oz. TYKU Sake
0.5 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Pomegranate Juice
Splash of lemon juice

Click HERE to find a TYKU supplier near you. 

September 20, 2011

A Burger with a Spicy Kick!

BURGER TIME- rain or shine!

Labor day this year was a little rainy but that didn't stop my family from doing one of our favorite things when we all get together, BBQing. I was anxious to try a new product I had picked up on my last trip to Stella Lucy's Gluten-Free market- Southern Homestyle Tortilla Crumbs- the label suggested to use them in just about anything. I thought why not a burger with my favorite Rudi's Hamburger bun?

When dining out Celiacs are use to the magic word protein style (wrapped in lettuce) when ordering a burger, but with the discovery of Rudi's Gluten Free Bread line- I can enjoy a classic American burger like everyone else without losing my buns :)

Below is the Santa Fe Burger recipe-  putting together 2 of my favorite gluten free products, Rudi's Multigrain Hamburger buns and Southern Homestyle Tortilla Crumbs!

Santa Fe Burgers 
Check out that Gluten Free Burger!

1 lb. lean ground beef
1 1/2 cups pepper jack cheese
1/2 cup Tortilla Crumbs
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
1 tsp. ground cumin or chili powder
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
4 Rudi's Multigrain Hamburger buns

Combine ground beef, 1 cup cheese, Tortilla Crumbs, green onions, cumin, and garlic salt in medium bowl.

Shape into 4 patties; 4 inches in diameter and 1/2 inch thick. 

Grill patties, 5 minutes per side or to desired doneness.

Summer maybe coming to an end- but the grill should still be on! Enjoy!

September 15, 2011

Hot out the GLUTEN FREE oven!

Great news to gluten free consumers NEW products are hitting the shelves! Pound cake, pretzels & french toast sticks- products I thought would never exist for the gluten free shopper.

Unfortunately I have only been able to try one of these- Pastariso's Instant Rice Mac & Cheese Meal and let me tell you I loved every bite! It brought back Easy Mac memories from my college years. I'm so anxious to try and hear about the others. I would love to hear from you!

Click on the title below each picture to find a store nearest you & don't forget to add each one to your grocery list this week! I have!

Jennies Gluten Free Bakery


Van's Natural Foods

Kim & Scott's Gourmet Pretzels

Sof'ella Gourmet Natural Foods

September 9, 2011

BJ's adds GF Chocolate Chip Pizookie to their Menu!

My favorite meal of the day = dessert! Who’s with me on this one?

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse is proud to announce their mouth-watering gluten free chocolate chip Pizookie dish! I always love going to BJ's for my pizza fix but felt at the end of the meal slight disappointment as everyone is fighting over the warm gooey baked cookie piled high with vanilla ice cream.

Disappointment no more!
BJ's Restaurant now offers the complete meal; pizza, beer and chocolate cookie ALL gluten free! A meal I use to think never existed for a Celiac. 

Make it a date night because now till September 31st, BJ's is offering a Gluten Free Party for Two special which includes 2 house, Caesar or wedge salads, a gluten free thin crust pizza and the NEW gluten free chocolate chip pizookie all for $19.95! Click HERE to learn more about this great deal!

Click HERE to find a BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse location near you!

A gluten free meal has never tasted so good!