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Friday Favorite: So Delicious Cookie Dough Frozen Dessert Ice Cream – Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

When you hear the words “Cookie Dough Ice Cream” you imagine an ice cream that is packed with gluten and dairy. Now… thanks to So Delicious you can enjoy one of our favorite ice cream flavors FREE of these two culprits.

The So Delicious Cookie Dough “Ice Cream” is vanilla coconut based and packed with cookie dough chunks and chocolate shavings. I love eating it on a gluten-free ice cream cone, or in a bowl drizzled with chocolate sauce. And if the Cookie-Dough flavor is not your thing, So Delicious also has other gluten and dairy free varieties such as Cherry Amaretto, Chocolate, Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl, Green Tea and Pomegranate Chip and Coconut.

This week’s Friday Favorite is awarded to So Delicious because they let all of us gluten and dairy free folks satisfy our cookie-dough cravings. Thank you SO Delicious!

Friday Favorite: evol foods Street Tacos

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Eating at food trucks at lunchtime has become quite the craze over the past few years. The gourmet foods that are prepared in these roaming food trailers can be unbelievable… gourmet specialties served by some of the hippest chefs in the city.

If you want the taste and flavors of these food trucks right in your very own home or office, check out evol foods new Street Tacos. Found in the freezer section of your local grocer (I found mine at Target) the Street Tacos can be whipped up in minutes flat… and rival any fancy-dancy food truck out there.

I love the ease of preparing the tacos and the flavorful sauce pouches that come with each package. They are also packed with protein (8-15 grams per serving) and contain healthy all-natural ingredients. They have three (certified) gluten-free varieties: Uncured Bacon, Potato & Poblano Peppers with a pouch of Chipotle Crema; Shredded Chicken & Caramelized Onions with a pouch of Ancho Crema, and my favorite, Sweet Potato, Black Bean & Goat Cheese with a pouch of Salsa Verde.

Being able to enjoy fast & tasty food…. Every day and any time (not just when the food truck decides to show up!) are the reasons why this week’s Friday Favorite on BeFreeForMe.com is awarded to evol foods. Congratulations!

Friday Favorite: Ore Ida Sweet Potato Fries

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

I love Sweet Potato Fries. So sweet and crispy. But up until a couple of weeks ago I have not been able to find any gluten-free Sweet Potato Fries to make at home.

Needless, I was thrilled when I saw the lettering “Gluten-Free” on the front of the package of Ore Ida Sweet Potato fries. These super crispy fries (at only 160 calories per serving) add a bit of flair when substituted for regular old French Fries. They are a great side dish to any burger, grilled chicken sandwich, steak, or even just on their own as a snack during game time. In addition, Ore Ida has over 30 products that are gluten-free.

Tasty, crispy and gluten-free… three reasons why this week’s Friday Favorite is awarded to Ore Ida Sweet Potato Fries. Cheers!

Friday Favorite: Mrs. Richardson’s Butterscotch Caramel Topping

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

As a topping for ice-cream, a drizzle on your favorite pie, or even as a dip for fresh fruit, Mrs. Richardson’s Butterscotch Caramel topping is the perfect gluten-free pantry item to make any dessert extra special.

I love the rich, buttery sweetness of the caramel. And if you are a fan of other types of toppings, no problem! All of Mrs. Richardson’s topping are gluten-free. So take your pick and enjoy not only the Butterscotch Caramel, but also Mrs. Richardson’s Hot Fudge, Butterscotch, Strawberry, Chocolate Lovers or the Fat-Free Caramel or Fat-Free Hot Fudge on top of your favorite dessert.

For all of these yummy reasons, this week’s Friday Favorite is awarded to Mrs. Richardson’s toppings. Congratulations!

P.S. Check out my Gluten-Free Apple Spice Cake with Creamy Butterscotch Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting using Mrs. Richardson’s … delicious!

Friday Favorite: 180 Degrees Trail Mix Crunch Bars

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Gotta love a bar with a good crunch! And top that crunch off with a burst of fruit and you have yourself a 180 Degree Trail Mix Crunch Bar.

I love that these gluten-free, kosher, 100% vegan and all natural bars have a totally different texture than any other bar I have tried. They have a really crunchy, call it actually crispy, snap that is surprisingly tasty and perfect for breakfast or snack time. 180 Degree Snacks achieves this perfect crispy crunch by oven baking the bars… delicious!

These bars come in two varieties including, Almond Cashew, and my favorite, Cranberry Pomegranate. 180 Degrees also makes other products including Clusters, Nutty Rice Bites and a Trail Mix Crunch.

Congratulations to 180 Degree Snacks for making a perfectly crispy and crunchy gluten-free bar and for being awarded this week’s Friday Favorite on BeFreeForMe.com! Cheers!

Friday Favorite: McCormick’s Gluten-Free Taco Seasoning

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

It’s Taco Night once again in gluten-free households across the country! How about that all my gluten-free amigos?

Thanks to McCormack spices and seasonings all of us gluten-free folks out there can enjoy tacos, burritos, enchiladas and even a gluten-free Grilled Fajita Salad or a Seven Layer Fiesta Dip thanks to the folks over at McCormick.

The new Gluten-Free Taco Seasoning contains natural spices such as chili pepper, cumin, paprika and oregano. It is also free of MSG, and has no artificial flavors. Other new gluten-free items that McCormick makes are Chili Seasoing Mix, and Brown and Turkey Gravies.

So break out those gluten-free taco shells, and fill ‘em up with taco seasoned ground beef and all your favorite gluten-free fixins’! Congrats (and Gracias!) to McCormick for being named this week’s Friday Favorite!

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Friday Favorite: Mediterranean Snacks Hummuz Crackers

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Thin, crispy, crunchy and perfect for snacking. Mediterranean Snacks Hummuz Crackers are a shoo-in for this week’s Friday Favorite on BeFreeForMe.com since they are an all-around perfect crispy snack.

These wafer thin crackers are perfect for dipping into your favorite hummus, dip or spread. Made with chickpeas flour these chips are a good source of protein that are oven-baked to crispy perfection. They are also non-GMO.

The flavors are tasty too: Roasted Garlic, Roasted Red Pepper, and my favorite, Olive Tapenade.

Congratulations to Mediterrean Snacks for being named this week’s Friday Favorite on BeFreeForMe.com! Grab yourself a handful and enjoy the crunch!

Friday Favorite:Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Apple Blueberry Granola

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Bob’s Red Mill Apple Blueberry Granola is a quick and easy breakfast that is loved by all.

Packed with whole grain gluten-free oats, it is a perfect way to start your day and fill your belly. I love to sprinkle some on top of my favorite yogurt or cultured coconut milk, or even enjoyed traditionally by being poured in a bowl and enjoyed topped with milk and fresh cut fruit.

Another bonus is that this crunchy cereal is easy to find, since it is carried by most major grocery stores.

All of these reasons are why this week’s Friday Favorite is awarded to Bob’s Red Mill’s Whole Grain Apple Blueberry Granola – Congratulations!

Friday Favorite: Ian’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Buttons… Allergen-Free!

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

If you’re looking for a little tiny snack with a big punch reach for a bag of Ian’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Buttons.

These tiny chocolate-packed cookies are perfect for the kiddo’s little fingers or for the big kid’s afternoon snacks.

I also love that you can pop a few of these crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookie Buttons into your mouth and have a tiny bite-sized cookie to satisfy any sweet tooth, without the super-sized calories!

These cookies are also allergy friendly and are now certified peanut free. Each box contains six (6) convenient 1-ounce individual portions which make them perfect for lunch boxes, to sneak into your purse, or for after school snackswhile you’re on the go.

All of these allergen-friendly and tasty reasons are why these Ian’s cute-as-a-button cookies are being awarded this week’s Friday Favorite on BeFreeForMe.com. Congratulations!

Friday Favorite: Gorton’s Seafood Gluten-Free Grilled Haddock

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

My, oh my! Helloooo Gorton’s Fisherman!  I was pleasantly surprised when I was strolling through the frozen food section of my local Target store and found Gorton Seafood’s Gluten-Free Grilled Haddock. The fisherman on the front of the box brought back flash-backs of dinner time when I was a kid, when my Mom would make me and my sisters fish sticks for supper. So, for nostalgias sake, I just had to give these gluten-free counterparts a try.

If you’re looking for a quick (cooks for only 14-16 minutes in your 350 degree oven) and tasty dinner these gluten-free fish fillets are perfect.

These fish fillets have only 80 calories per servings  (though I do admit… I ate two servings with my dinner.) They also have no MSG, artificial colors or flavors, and are made with 100% wild-caught haddock.

I tried the Signature Grilled, but there are also a ton more gluten-free flavors that Gorton’s makes. I’ll be trying these out these other flavors at a later date, and I also look forward to making myself a nice grilled fish sandwich on gluten-free bread with these!

For being a quick, easy, tasty and simple dinner idea, Gorton’s Seafood’s Gluten-Free Grilled Haddock is awarded this week’s Friday Favorite on BeFreeForMe.com. Congratulations!


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