Thursday, July 15, 2010

Gluten Free Review - Burger Rolls

 Ok, so I almost gave these rolls the thumbs down. Double thumbs down.  I tried them a few times hoping they would get better and offer me a convenient (Albertsons is across the street) alternative to sandwich bread for a burger.

I tried with a juicy homeburger and was so dissatisfied!  The bun fell apart while I was eating. It was dry and crumbly. I was sad.

I don't know why but for the next one - the next day - I decided to nuke the bun for a 20 sec. hoping it would soften up.  It DID! It was actually edible that way and softer, not crumbly.
There are four buns in the pack and they are not cheap so I finished the last one today - toasted.  That was the best so far. It was perfect - a little crispy on the inside and soft on the outside.  No crumbling.

So I will say go for these buns but make sure you TOAST them before eating!

Schar gluten free, wheat free Classic White Rolls - about $7 for 4 rolls
Here's some other products they make to try...

Friday, July 2, 2010

Gluten Free Review - Italian Food

 Well I don't know if the GF foods are getting better or I'm accustomed to the slightly less than great taste of many GF foods so when a better one comes around it seems really good.  Anyway, I have really missed being able to eat Italian style foods over the last several years and recently tried a couple new GF dishes that I really did enjoy.

The first is Gluten Free Rice Lasagna.  It has been years since I ate lasagna, also because I became ACUTELY lactose intolerant a few years back and cut the cheese....out of my diet.  ( I know that was bad) But I found more recently that I can tolerate skim cheeses like mozzarella and parmesan - so that's what I used for the lasagna.  The instructions said to layer the noodles in with the meat, cheese and sauce uncooked.  Overall it was yummy though the noodles were a little mushy.

The next one - I had for dinner tonite - Gluten Free Pizza.  Also with mozzarella and parmesan.  And I have eaten other GF pizzas. I tried a few frozen varieties that were just ok.  This pizza crust was actually pretty tasty if a little on the dry side.  I still give it a thumbs up

So there you have it...If you decide to try one of these let me know what you think.
Here's where you can buy some.