I am always happy to share new products with all of you. Variety is the spice of life, so they say. It’s easy to get into a rut with gluten or dairy free products. Sometimes a situation beyond our control forces our hand to try something new.
I was at my local market the other day and they were out of my Udi’s gluten free sandwich bread. They have a separate freezer section with other bread selections, but most contain agave or chicory root so they are out for me.
I spotted something I had never seen before-O’Dough’s gluten free sandwich flatbread. Hmm, I thought, let me take a look at it.
No agave or chicory root. The bread is moist and a bit sweet, good toasted or untoasted. I am going to give the sandwich bread and bagels a try. Here is a link to their website if you would like more information.
On the same trip, I came across frozen pumpkin waffles. I usually buy Van’s but these Nature’s Path organic waffles looked pretty interesting.
These waffles taste really good and have a good pumpkin flavor. The only think I have an issue with is the amount of whole grain-as someone with IBS, all that fiber can be a bit much. I have to space eating these out, but they are good. Might be good with ice cream too! Here is a link to their website if you would like more information on their other products.
Nachos were on the dinner menu this week, and I wanted to get my usual Go Veggie lactose free shredded cheese, but the store was out. Curses! The only other options were Daiya shreds (which I despise due to the slimy texture) or Daiya lactose-free block cheddar. Ok, I thought, I can shred this in the food processor.
The cheese shredded easily and didn’t crumble. It did stick a bit to the food processor, but I think any cheese would do that unless it had a really hard consistency. I sprinkled it over the nachos, and nuked it for about 2 minutes in the microwave, as I usually do. As with any dairy free cheese, it doesn’t melt quickly. There was some unmelted cheese at the very top of the casserole, but that was ok.
I was a bit concerned about the chicory root in it, but I didn’t really have a choice. Either that or no nachos. I was really impressed. It tastes like cheddar. Most block cheeses are made with almonds or cashews, which I am allergic to. This was a great find. I would even eat this with gluten free crackers. And it truly is dairy free, and way different than their shreds. Go Veggie recently changed their cheese to lactose-free. I’m not sure about their decision to do this, but I can still eat it as I am whey intolerant, not lactose intolerant. I would definitely recommend this cheese. Here is a link to their website.
So there you have it-sometimes it’s a good thing to expand our horizons and move away from the tried and true. You never know, you might just find something good!