Friday, September 21, 2012

Gluten-Free Products...Right to your Doorstep!

Through an MBA connection I was lucky enough to meet Dan, founder of gfreely.com - home delivery of new and exciting gluten-free products! I love what they are doing and cannot believe I haven't stumbled upon it before. Not only do they ship it to your doorstep, but each month they choose different products for you to try.

We all know that at first diagnosis you are lost...simply confused and overwhelmed. Gluten-free products are pricey and there isn't much information out there on which are the best bang for your buck and taste the most like "real food". This frustration is what is what drove Dan to start Gfreely...why not give individuals a chance to try different products each month so they can avoid the waste associated with the trial and error process?
This way they can familiarize themselves with various brands and avoid buying products that are either thrown away or you feel you are forced to eat because, darn it, that loaf of bread cost me $10!

Even though I have my favorites, I still love this idea and plan to sign-up. The market for gluten-free products is growing so quickly that new, better tasting and higher quality items are coming out all of the time - many times without our knowledge! If you are new to the gluten-free lifestyle SIGN UP NOW because this company is here to help you and make the transition just that much easier.

I encourage everyone to check this out. And hey...even if you aren't gluten-free - it makes a great gift for the Celiac or gluten-intolerance individual in your life :)


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Gluten-Free...Cupcakes!!

This weekend I was luckily enough to attend my friend Jess' daughter's 1st year birthday party - and the great friend that she is bought me my very own gluten-free cupcake so I could enjoy the festivities along with everyone else! It made me realize (after discussing her search with her) that these cupcakes do exist, but where? I've found the following locations that have a good track record of safe, gluten-free cupcakes for your next occasion :)

Delish - 
209 W. 3rd Street (between Colorado and Lavaca)

Menu: http://delishaustin.com/gluten-free-cupcakes-desserts-austin-bakery/

Wildwood Art Cafe - 

3016 Guadalupe Suite 200


Cupprimo - 
8650 Spicewood Springs Road  Suite 105

Sweet Treets Bakery
6705 Hwy 290 West , Suite 608
Menu: Gluten-free not listed but can be accomadated http://www.sweettreetsbakery.com/treets/cupcakes/

Have fun celebrating!!


Friday, August 24, 2012

Off the Menu: Flix Brewhouse

Everyone knows I'm a huge fan of dining, drinking and watching movies at the same time. Flix Brewhouse is located in Round Rock and really embraces this awesome experience. Not only do they brew their own beer and boast a cocktail area but they have gluten-free items noted on their menu!

I suggest checking it out for your next movie!

Starters:
- Chips & Salsa
- Carnita Tapas

Salads:
- Cran-Apple Chicken Salad

Entrees:
- Herb Marinated Chicken
- Blackened Tilapia

Desserts:
- Chocolate Torte