I have spent the last few days looking back over the year. I wanted to put into one post my favorite gluten-free recipes & products of the year. I hope that you guys enjoy this as much as I did putting it together.
I love to experiment with food, if you haven’t noticed. I love to try to recreate old favorites and I love to try new things. This year I found some products that were so close to their gluten-filled counterparts. One of these products is La Tortilla Factory Teff Wraps. These wraps are awesome. They don’t crack! I have used them for sandwich wraps, burritos, chimichangas etc. They hold up. Another product is Udi’s Gluten-free Bread. This stuff is the best gluten-free bread I have ever tasted, hands down. Their other products are amazing as well – love the pizza crust! I am very excited that my local health food store, Raisin Rack, will be carrying their stuff soon. Bob’s Red Mill has a great gluten-free pizza mix out now. It has quickly become one of our favorites here at home. I especially like it Buffalo Chicken style.
Some companies are making it increasingly easier to eat gluten-free. I think main one that comes to my mind is General Mills. This year they have really expanded the gluten-free cereal market to include a number of Chex cereals. They also have the new Betty Crocker line of gluten-free baking mixes. General Mills has started to use “gluten-free” on the back of their labels a lot more, making things even easier. I just recently noticed the gluten-free Progresso Soups are now labeled as such.
Gluten-free pizza used to be hard to find. Not only was it hard to find a good crust to make or buy, but it was virtually impossible to find a restaurant that made gluten-free pizza. This year there have been huge breakthroughs on this front. First, there was Uno’s Chicago Grill implementing their gluten-free crust in all of their locations, nationwide. Then, we discovered Boston’s Gourmet Pizza. Boston’s has a larger choice of toppings and the crust stands up a little better than Uno’s. Finally, we hit the jackpot – Z Pizza. Z Pizza has an amazing selection of gluten-free pizzas & toppings, not to mention salad, gluten-free beer and gluten-free cookies. I think that is is my favorite place to eat gluten-free pizza out.
Moving along to recipes. Below I have listed some of my favorites from 2009. I have many more favorites posted throughout my blog from years past.
Some of my favorite recipes are:
Now, one last thing. A reader contacted me with this nice note about the Chocolate Covered Oreo Cake and sent along a picture to show me hers.
I made the “oreo” cake for my step-daughter’s birthday last Saturday and OMG it was sooooooooo good!
Thank you thank you thank you for sharing the recipe!
Tracey, thank you for sharing!! I am so glad that you guys enjoyed the cake! I would love to try this with a carrot cake! YUM!!