Monday, May 21, 2012

REVIEW: Lucy's Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

It's so great to see more and more products available for gluten-free folks like me, but I have to applaud Lucy's cookies, as they divine! They closely mirror those old favorites of mine and even my non-GF friends enjoy them - a VERY good sign as they are some of the pickiest eaters!

With their crisp crunch, sweet flavoring, and chewy chocolate chips, they surpass most gluten-free cookies on the market.

Lucky for me, I've been able to order these cookies from popular NYC online grocer FreshDirect as part of their new items from their gluten free store.  You can read more about this in my friend's blog about this addition to FreshDirect, where they have over 500 items GF!!

I've also seen these cookies at airports like LGA in NY (Delta terminal) and I always remember to pick up a pack on my way to various places, as it's easy to carry on, and tastes oh so good!! 

In addition to being gluten-free, they are also free from peanuts, tree nuts, milk or eggs, making them a great snack for those who may have other food restrictions. I can't wait to try the other flavors like sugar cookies, oatmeal, cinnamon, chocolate, ginger snap and maple!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Gluten Free Passover: Almond Flour is the key!

This is one of my favorite holidays now being Gluten-free.  I used to dread this week, where we had to suffer and eat differently, but now many items are kosher for Passover AND gluten-free!  So we have much more variety to choose from!!

I did find the best Matzah at a reasonable price is Yehuda's GF Matzah where it tastes pretty similar and is not extremely pricey.  I've found it at Whole Foods and we've also ordered it online from Amazon.

The best gluten-free Matzah Ball Soup recipe is from Elana's Pantry or can be found in her book The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook, which uses almond flour instead of matzah meal.  This flour is great...really flavorful and actually tastes very close to real matzah balls!

I'm also experimenting this weekend to make a Spinach Pita that my family has made for years at the Seder.  Replacing the matzah for gluten-free matzah and the matzah meal with corn meal...we'll see how it goes!  If it's successful, I'll post the recipes and some pics.  Happy holidays!