Posts Tagged ‘seashore celiacs’

Gluten Free Goodie Bag Livestream

I went live on YouTube yesterday to sort through the two full bags of gluten free products I got at the Seashore Celiac picnic. There were loads of different brands and products, and I made sure to hold up the ingredients list for you to see on each product. I also taste tested one of the sweets and recommended a few things I’m familiar with. Check it out – you might find something new!

Leave a comment here or on YouTube if you’d like to see these kinds of livestreams in the future.

 

 

Seapoint Farms Gluten Free Dry Roasted Edamame – Spicy Wasabi

Health Values: Gluten free, wheat free, no GMOs

I like edamame. A lot. But it’s usually relatively expensive both in grocery stores and restaurants. It never feels worth it to me because it’s always served plain or lightly salted. So when I saw Seapoint Farms’ Gluten Free Dry Roasted Edamame in my goodie bag after the Seashore Celiacs’ picnic this summer, I was excited. A free edamame snack I could try? I’m in.

Dry Roasted Spicy Wasabi Edamame

Seapoint Farms has a few kinds of dry roasted edamame. The one I got was Spicy Wasabi, something I rarely eat but do enjoy. The ingredients were few with only one thing I normally wouldn’t eat: dextrin. It’s a thickening agent, but it can be made from a lot of different things like corn or tapioca, so you never know if you could be allergic or sensitive to what it’s made from. I gave it a shot anyway just for the sake of this review.

Dry Roasted Wasabi Edamame Ingredients

I really liked this snack because it was crunchy and tasted great. When the wasabi was present, it was REALLY present, very spicy and enjoyable. But it was not evenly coated, and while that would have been okay, I got some pieces that seemed to have nothing on them at all. Just plain edamame. So that was disappointing. If that doesn’t bother you, then this is a great snack for you to try. If, however, you like consistency in your spicy snacks, this one’s not for you.

In terms of what other Seapoint Farms products are gluten/wheat free, they say on their website: “All of our Frozen and Dry Roasted Edamame product lines are wheat free and gluten free.” I looked at how to buy their snacks and found out that some of their products are sold in regular supermarkets and natural food stores while others are sold in bulk on Amazon.

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Keep on living the wheat free life!

Two Moms in the Raw Gluten Free Goji Berry Nut Bar

Health Values: Gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, refined sugar free, no added oils, raw, vegan, organic

Have you ever heard of the brand Two Moms in the Raw? I hadn’t until I got a sample of their Goji Berry Nut Bar from the Seashore Celiacs’ Gluten Free Picnic.

Two Moms in the Raw Gluten Free Goji Berry Bar

Although it’s called a bar, it’s actually broken down pieces of what were probably multiple bars made of just nuts, goji berries, agave, spices, and sea salt. And it’s all organic!

Gogji Nut Bar Ingredients

I really like anything high on protein that I can snack on, something that can help fill me up and give me energy but also tastes good. It’s hard for me to find pre-made food like that because I have so many other allergies and intolerances other than gluten and dairy. If it doesn’t have gluten and dairy, it has tapioca. If it doesn’t have tapioca, it has sesame seeds. You know how it goes.

I was so happy to see a nut bar I could have – and it’s really good!

Goji Nut Bar

 

The agave and sea salt don’t overpower the nuts – it wasn’t too sweet or too salty. Instead, both ingredients balance the flavors to give it a taste that appeals to all your cravings: sweet, salty, and nutty. The goji berries are a little sweet, but not overly so, which I like. I could really eat half a bag of these at a time, even though I’d be overly full – that’s how good they are! They’re extremely snackable, so take them on your next road trip or even to the mall for a power snack. You can find them at Whole Foods. That’s the only place I’ve seen them so far.

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Keep on living the wheat free life!

 

Flaxseed Meal Focaccia Bread Recipe

I recently went to the Seashore Celiacs’ gluten free picnic with a bunch of gluten free friends, and as last year, it was absolutely incredible! There were TONS of vendors who supplied free samples of their products, including Enjoy Life, Bakery on Main, Food by George, Schär, Utz, Wegmans, and loads more. On top of that, everyone who attended brought a dish they made along with an index card with the ingredients so that no one had to be afraid of eating something they were allergic to. I was in heaven. I brought a gluten free poundcake that’s my own recipe, adjusted from PaleOMG’s recipe, and I’ll share that with you in another post.

celiac picnic collage

Some people were generous enough to share their recipes with the whole gathering, printing out copies to be handed out to whoever was interested. I picked up a copy of someone’s gluten free flaxseed focaccia bread recipe, and unfortunately it didn’t give their information, so I can’t credit them here. However, if you wrote this recipe for the gluten free picnic, comment below to let me know!

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Gluten Free Flaxseed Focaccia

2 cups flaxseed meal (golden is best – I used Bob’s Red Mill)IMG_1608
1 Tbs baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 Tbs sugar or preferred substitute
5 beaten eggs
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup olive oil

Preheat oven to 350, prepare pan with oiled parchment paper or silicone mat (I just put oil on the pan). Mix dry ingredients with whisk or mixer, add wet ingredients and combine well.

At this point you can add any ingredients to make it a sweet or savory bread. Cinnamon, nuts, or raisins can make a good bread for breakfast.

Sauteed garlic, fresh rosemary (I used 15 needles of cut-up fresh rosemary for a light taste), olives, or roasted peppers can be added to make it savory. Put roasted pepper in paper towel first to absorb excess moisture.

Pour batter into pan. Spread with wet spoon or spatula so it doesn’t stick. Spread from middle to prevent mounding.

Bake 12 to 15 minutes, check with toothpick; it’s done when then toothpick comes out dry.

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Let me know if you try this recipe and what you think of it!