PRODUCT: Simple Mills Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies, Gluten Free

[1] Tender and irresistible cookies from the box. [2] A mix to bake your own (both photos courtesy Simple Mills).   In celebration of National Chocolate Chip Day, May 15th, I ventured where I would not normally go: to the land of soft-baked chocolate chip cookies. Simple Mills sent me their vegan, gluten-free and paleo-friendly…
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PRODUCTS: This Week’s Favorites, Most Gluten Free

[1] One of three flavors of new Muesli Cups—two are gluten free—from Bob’s Red Mill (photo courtesy Bob’s Red Mill). [2] Cali’flour cauliflower pizza crusts, including new Jalapeno (photo courtesy Cali’Flour Foods). [3] Snikiddy’s baked cheese puffs, organic and gluten-free (photo courtesy Snikiddy). [4] Trader Joe’s Birthday Bar: white chocolate, cookie crumbs and sprinkles (photo…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pavlova Dessert For Passover & Easter

If you’ve ever seen individual meringue cups/shells in a bakery and wondered what they are: They’re the base of Pavlovas*. Light and airy, they are filled with fruit to make an impressive gluten-free and fat-free dessert (photo #2). Pavlova is quick-assembly dessert that’s impressive and low-calorie. It consists of a meringue base topped with fresh…
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PRODUCTS: Cheez-It Duoz, Pacific Organics Creme Fraiche Soups & More

[1] Bet you can’t eat just one box (photo courtesy Cheez-It | Kellogg’s)! [2] Rich and creamy. Enjoy a bowl or just a mini-cup (photo courtesy Pacific Foods).   Last week’s product tastings yielded these favorites: snacks, soups and condiments. 1. CHEEZ-IT DUOZ Can you resist the sweet and salty combination of caramel popcorn with…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: A La Mode Ice Cream

It seems that once or twice a year, a new brand of artisan ice cream pops up in a local store. Ice cream lover that we are, we try every one. They’re all good, but aside from the occasional groovy flavor, they don’t distinguish themselves from all the other good ice cream in the freezer…
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