I write to you today from the floor of what was once my fully furnished living room, surrounded by boxes and items that have not yet been boxed up.
We’ve sold a ton of our furniture a lot faster than we originally thought we would so we’ve resorted to living a little like squatters which isn’t so bad because all weekend and this week so far I’ve been meticulously planning out how I’m going to decorate my new apartment since we’re getting rid of so much the opportunity is there to make it look beautiful!
When I was paging through my most recent copy of Martha Stewart Living earlier this month, before I even knew I was moving, I pulled out this lovely image of a green color blocked room and totally fell in love with it.
This is the color I want… can’t get enough of it!
Okay, enough for the chit chat – Mika’s crawling all over me because she can now more easily access me since I’m sitting on the floor, meaning we need to get this blog post in and finished with before I get realllyy irritated. haha
Can’t wait to have real furniture again!
Being gluten free, I’m ALWAYS searching for a normal tasting replacement to the foods I used to love so much. Including sweets, bagels, English muffins, and more. Because May is Celiac Awareness Month I thought I’d begin to kick it off with a little review of all different kinds of delicious gluten free goodies…
A few months ago I was lucky enough to try several of the foods from Joans GF Great Bakes, based not too far from me in NY. Everyone I know is always raving about how great their food is (and it looks delicious on the site and in real person) so I knew I had to try it ASAP.
Many of their products are also GF and Dairy Free or GF and corn free which is awesome!
Here are a few of the products I tried (all of which were yummmmlicious – put that new word in your GF dictionary):
What makes their bagels so awesome is that they ship the dough and then you bake the bagels in the oven when you’re ready to eat them. Meaning they really puff up and get warm and soft on the inside and crispy and perfect on the outside.
I made the most amazing bagel sandwiches with their bagels with cream cheese, tomato, lettuce, avocado, egg, you name it. They were probably in my freezer for less than a week because I can’t keep something this good in there for long. Admittedly, none of the Joans GF Great Bakes products stayed in my home for long.
Adam and I actually fought over these ones…
DOUBLE CHOCOLATE MUFFINS
Yum Yum Yum. These were moist, chocolatey and amazing. Just looking at them again makes my mouth water. And yes, Adam and I really did fight over them haha. Gotta share everything with the member of my household who’s not GF so he can tell me if things taste normal!
One of my biggest pains in being gluten free is not being able to eat crispy English Muffins with all those “nooks and crannies” I can fill with butter or jelly or peanut butter. I’ve tried several different brands of English Muffins that were not up to par and these were by far some of the best I’ve ever had.
They were simple to make, I just threw them in the toaster for a few minutes and then smothered them with butter or peanut butter and ate immediately. If you’re an English Muffin fan and have been craving normal tasting English muffins, go for these ASAP!
CORN TOASTER MUFFINS
The best is saved for last… these were my absolute favorite out of all of the products I tried from Joans GF Great Bakes. I put them in the toaster for a little bit to warm them up and ate them as a snack pretty much every day until they were gone. Sweet, moist, and just the right amount of corn bread crumbly and I could eat these all day long.
To find out more about Joans GF Great Bakes and all their products including their pizza, bread, calzones, bialys, and more visit: