3/08/2015

The Gluten & Grain Free Gourmet means Grain Free Isn't Taste Free!

You've heard of Paleo and Grain Free a lot as of late. But does it have any merit in being an option and why would anyone challenge themselves more? Well, many people do it as a way to achieve better health. We've met someone who can teach you all about this life style change, Jennifer Cuevas, of The Gluten and Grain Free Gourmet.


Jennifer lives grain free, dairy free, and poultry free. Yes, we said poultry, and she can elaborate more on that if you wish to ask her. Jennifer sent Erin Everett 13 yr old of Gluten Free Kids ROCK some samples of her amazing goodies to try and this is what Erin said:




Gluten Free & Paleo Pumpkin Spice Muffin


Wow! I enjoyed this muffin so much; it was so moist as well as the flavors just blending in! It literally melted in my mouth! I loved how it had a full taste and how it wasn’t crumbly. It was, in my opinion, one of the best Pumpkin spice muffins I’ve had yet. Especially how it holds the after taste in my mouth, but it only makes me want more.


Gluten Free & Paleo Banana Nut Muffin


Really, I have to give it to The Gluten & Grain Free Gourmet.... This was just mind blowing. The nuts tasted extremely well with the banana, it had a moist taste, almost like a cake that was just made with a glaze on top. It’s very beautiful as well, the size and shape are perfect to fit in small mouths like mine!


Gluten Free Dairy Free Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie


Man! The cashew and the chocolate chips go right together! It’s not too sweet, not too nutty nor exploded with chocolate chips… It’s just right. It tastes like a majestic cookie, one that’s rich with flavor and rich with beauty. Because it is beautiful! It makes you want to get more after just one little taste of the mouth watering cookie.

Sounds good enough to eat!

12/31/2014

What Does Your Super Hero Eat?

Ever wondered what your favorite Super Hero eats? We wish they were as well known as Popeye and his beloved canned spinach. Popeye's spinach is much healthier in comparison to even his pal, Whimpy, and his insatiable appetite of hamburgers. This focus on healthy food for Popeye is not the same for all comic book heroes, unfortunately. But there might be a few that surprise you listed below.

1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


The easiest to remember is the Mutant Ninja Turtles as they always had pizza! Their "Say no to drugs and yes to pizza" campaign likely contributed a few extra pounds, even though the sentiment was on the right track. Kids everywhere, and Pizza Hut, rejoiced in their marketability to the younger generation. We would just have to change that to Gluten Free and less often :)

2. Superman


According to comic books, Superman's favorite food is hamburgers and his alter ego Clark Kent likes Beef Bourguignon with ketchup. Both can be made gluten free but aren't typically, and we really think Superman needs some super foods to keep him strong against kryptonite. However, we totally think he should consider gluten free hamburgers as gluten is our kryptonite.


3. Spiderman


You would think that being half spider would make this hero crave some Shoo Fly Pie, but apparently he can't get enough of his Aunt May's home cooking. Good thing his spidery metabolism has him burning up calories! We did find that he will eat a good NYC hot dog on the go also. 


4. The Hulk


The only time the Hulk has been seen eating, he was chomping down on chicken drumsticks, but we are betting he can eat whatever he wants. We see him as being a Paleo fan though, what do you think?

5. Wonder Woman


How wonderful that at least one of the super heroes is never shown eating anything we could call junk food! Diane, Wonder Woman's alter ego, is known to be a vegetarian, showing that healthy and super hero go together just fine. We are pretty sure her Amazon sisters are likely vegetarians too since they love all animals.

6. Thor

The god of thunder eats like a heavenly monarch should and so we would assume a diet heavy in roasted meats and veggies, raw fruits, with lots of wine and lager would be the norm. But as he melds with our American culture, he indulges in the finer things like Creamsicles? Well we have at least offered him a gluten free ice cream cookie, Julie's are our favorites!

7. Captain America

This monster of a physique and soldier who was super enhanced by the government and left to chill on ice for decades requires more than junk food. In Bon Appetit, they recorded an interview with the actor Steve Rogers, known as the original Captain, his favorite breakfast was eggs over easy, bacon, sausage, toast, milk, and O.J. The newest Captain America, Chris Evans, eats like a weight lifter with lots of protein shakes, supplements, and high protein diet. Our bet is his favorite treat though is Apple Pie.

8. Batman


A few references in comics allude to Batman wanting Nachos and Burritos. Could be because Bruce Wayne is a billionaire, and he gets tired of the posh fancy dinners and business luncheons he must attend? To keep his physique, we would assume he eats quite a few steaks and is also more the grain free type with a little caviar at a formal. Or maybe one day we will be surprised to see the batmobile at our local Chipotle, who knows?

9. Aquaman


Why, Fish and Chips of course. 

10. Flash


For his super metabolic rate to match his super fast speed, sugary pie seems like just the thing for a Super Hero like Flash. Our speculation is that a buffet would fit his bill for faster service than a waitress could ever provide.


We will leave the clean up for them to bicker about. 
What do you think your favorite Super Hero eats?


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