Thursday, February 13, 2014

Bella Gluten-Free Product Review

    About Bella's Gluten-Free Dry Flour Mixes


    Chef Mary Capone (aka Chef Bella) and I met in Boulder, Colorado at a Naturally Boulder meet up for an exciting food co-packer, Kitchen Coop. There were a variety of baked goods, pastries and the rumor was they were all gluten-free, but I inquired further (as always) to ensure they were Celiac friendly (and not some fake gluten-free product that isn't safe for those with Celiac Disease. 


    They were indeed Celiac friendly as well as being completely allergen safe and that intrigued me. I hunted her down, we spoke, laughed, hugged and took some photos together. Her baked goods were so good that I have been using them at home ever since. It's hard to match Bella's textures and her dedication to those with Celiac and allergies, not to mention her commitment to non-GMO sourced ingredients, like me. Since we've met she's grown tremendously and her website has a plethora of videos recipes, new products, and she's available in hundreds of locations!

  • Recommended to Celiac: 5 out of 5
  • Recommended to Dairy Free: 5 out of 5
  • Recommended to Egg Free: 5 out of 5
  • Recommended to Peanut Free: 5 out of 5
  • Recommended to Soy Free: 5 out of 5
  • Recommended to Nut Free: 5 out of 5
  • Recommended to Everyone Else: 5 out of 5


Ingredients

Who needs GMOs? Nobody I know and certainly not Bella and GlutenFreeG! Bella Gluten-Free is all-natural dry specialty baking mixes for at home bakers of all levels. Her Sandwich Bread Mix that I use is made of a diverse yet tasty blend utilizing tapioca, whole grain brown rice, sorghum, potato starch and a variety of specialness that you can reference in each. You must  read them for yourself to see what she's done to perfection! I've tried them as is or often I add some eggs (or alternative), fresh kombucha, or soy / almond milk for some extra taste as well. 

The bread I've made (as shown) was perfectly fresh and delicious. I tested the bread by smearing fresh avocados on them, made pb&j and also toasted bread and made crispy chicken sandwiches. In addition, I've made some pumpkin bread (as shown) and that came out a little different/better than other mixes so I'm very happy!


Where To Buy Bella Gluten-Free Dry Mixes & Cookbooks

I'd recommend you buy direct, in person at various Colorado natural food stores and not on Amazon (only if you're super cost friendly). Support stores or go direct for ultimateness. The Amazon behemoth often has the lowest price because it's a price war on there and that hurts the manufacturer.  Shop here first.  Check out Bella's GF Cookbook, too.






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