Showing posts with label Product Review. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Product Review. Show all posts

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Is Camel Milk The Next Craze?

Is Camel Milk The Next Craze?

I hope so! The next milk and perhaps the best and healthiest of them all has just entered the USA marketplace in early 2014 with anticipations of being available, everywhere! Introducing Desert Farms camel milk. They appeared at the Fancy Food Show NY in June 2015 and I was welcomed to taste the nutritious camel milk similarly how a baby camel takes their journey to adulthood, but I'm a human. To all you almonds, coconuts, hemp, rice and cows out there, just don't get jealous of these actions! 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Banza Gluten Free Chickpea Pasta Is Stellar

Cooks in less than 5 minutes
Life isn't too shabby going gluten free today in 2015. Those on a healthy and strict gluten free lifestyle have a plethora of pasta options. However, the more common corn and rice pastas are lacking in nutrients. Meanwhile vegetable, quinoa and bean pastas start to show more promise.  Generally gluten free replacement pastas can be made from simple ingredients with higher carbs, sugars, low fibers and proteins sustaining the issues of malnutrition. This is why I rarely eat pasta.  

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Protes Gluten Free Product Review

Now called "Protes"

WHAT ARE PROTES?'s imagine a pea protein joined forces with a triangular crispy potato chip with delicious seasonings. Then imagine the name "pro" as in protein and "ting" as in things and merge them into something fun and catchy. I asked this question to co-founder Ryan at a food show. I liked it. Ryan and co-founder Kirk are based in Brooklyn, NY.  Protings are for healthy peeps and chip lovers who seek an alternative but love food and eating smart. No more empty nutrition while snacking in-between meals. Crunch on Protings at the gym after a workout, at the office, on the bus/train or home wherever you're hungry to avoid binging. 

Monday, June 1, 2015

Svelte Protein Shake Gluten Free Product Review

The idea of a ready to drink, grab and go organic, vegan, Kosher, gluten free and dairy free protein shake is too good to be true. No actually it's not... But this combination is hard to find. Secondly, some shakes just taste horrible and you have to convince yourself to drink them. C'mon they are not great even when you make them yourself, you kind of talk yourself into it usually. I don't mean yours are bad, but just that they're not amazeballs. Also shakes and smoothies often can be expensive, or the ultimate combination for your lifestyle is too tough to match. If you dig soy milks (nonGMO of course) then Svelte USDA organic shakes should be on your new short list of options. 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sweet Note Bagels Gluten Free Product Review

All gluten-free bagels were not created equal. Texture, aroma, taste, and healthy ingredients should be the recipe for every food and beverage you eat. Recently, at a food expo in California, I met Michelle and Brittany from Sweet Note Bakery, lucky me! Michelle is a Philadelphia baker with the dream of bringing NY style gluten-free safe bagels to the free world everywhere. She reminded me that I should raise my expectations and consider a tastier NY style gluten free, fantastic bagel that I never had before (Made in a dedicated GF facility) ... All while being gluten free, soy free, dairy free, egg free, peanut and tree nut free and NON GMO. I was happily intrigued. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

EZ Gluten Test Kit Product Review

How Can I Know For Sure 
If Food & Beverages Are Gluten-Free?

If you haven't used the EZ Gluten Test Kit before then it's time  pick up a few kits for the holidays for you or someone you truly care about.  Whether you have Celiac Disease, gluten intolerance or another form of sensitivity to gluten proteins, Elisa Technologies offer kits for you to test food and beverages quickly and efficiently via a test strip. Most of us know not to take risks, but every once in a while I hear about people taking way too many risks, so now in less than 10 minutes you can check that food sample, finally! I tried it and I'll share with you my results.  These EZ Gluten Test are extremely simple kit that in less than ten minutes will detect the presence of gluten proteins in foods and beverages. It is sensitive enough to detect levels of gluten as low as 10 ppm (which is 2x better than the FDA guidelines). As you can see in my example here, the test kit is small and portable enough for at home, going to friends, or family, heading to a restaurant or whenever you need to know if a food could have gluten contamination, and avoid it! 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

I Heart Keenwah Gluten Free Product Review

 I heart Keenwah snacks

Imagine bite size square snacks that are perfectly shaped, crunch in your mouth and have desirable taste, ingredients and leave you satisfied. Welcome to I heart Keenwah, taking the quinoa snack to a whole new level and taste experience. The founder, Ravi, was touring Bolivia and learning about the quinoa grains. He immediately became smitten over a ready to eat snack and pitched the ideas to his grad school friends. They concept was born and they went to the kitchen mixing quinoa to find a crunchy treat as we see today in the cluster snacks. 

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Gatherer's Granola Gluten-Free Product Review

 Gatherer's Granola

Here's my Gatherer's Granola observations: It's obvious, they have better granola ingredients and taste to take you through your day and adventures ahead. Inspired by the cute fuzzy animals out there who gather, burrow, and even scavenge day-to-day to get by, this concept of "gathering" has been birthed by Sandro Gerbini (jazz musician) out of Schenectady, NY. 

Monday, February 16, 2015

SoapBox Soap Gluten Free Product Review

Welcome to SoapBox Soap, where each purchase benefits someone else in need. Soapbox Soap has a true mission to give back and provide hope to someone who very much needs the improved hygiene or nutrition that sometimes people take for granted (just saying).  Yes. The SoapBox team will make a donation for every product sold. They have helped people all the way in four continents, such as Haiti, Ecuador, Honduras, Canada, Kenya, Uganda, Thailand, India, South Africa, Zambia and even in the backyards of USA.   They provide soap locally to families at homeless and women's shelters along with nursing homes in America. It's empowering that they can aid 3,000 children's lives every day by simply providing a bar of soap, clean water and vitamin supplements to people in need for every bar that WE purchase.  

Sunday, December 7, 2014

V/NO Alcohol Removed Wine Product Review

Wine For Anytime, Anywhere 

Introducing V/NO 
Alcohol Removed Napa Wine

Just like you, I couldn't believe what I was reading at first. I was intrigued by V/NOs unique logo, taking on the word vino, but with a slash through it.  What could alcohol removed wine taste like? Would it be taste-less, good, or great? Is it expensive? And most importantly is it going to be gluten-free? So I contacted V/NO company and decided to put their product to the test through my new favorite EZ Gluten Test Kit from Elisa Technologies.  

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Cluck 'n Moo Gluten-Free Product Review

Grass Fed     No AntibioticsNo Hormones     Low Sat Fat52% less fat than beef33% less calories than beef
Gluten-Free     Paleo No Sugar            

Cluck 'n Moo Burgers 

Can you guess what it is inside? Hahaha, isn't it time to step up your burger nutrition, on all counts, starting with reducing your red meat? Why would you eat a burger that only has beef, or only has turkey when you can have them all in one!?  The Cluck 'n Moo Burger concept is unique and I find it awesome. It's a righteous combination of our favorite burger protein ingredients, beef or a poultry option and they have a product that adds kale as well, which I often add to just about everything to get those healthy leafy greens present in my diet more and more.

Friday, November 28, 2014

NoGii Gluten-Free Product Review

No Gluten
No High Fructose Corn Syrup
No Trans Fats
No Hydrogenated Oils
Balanced Protein, Fats & Carbs
Great Tasting

Who & What is NoGii 

I first found NoGii at a healthy natural food trade show, Expo East, years ago. It is founded by Celiac Disease diagnosed author, celebrity football wife, and news show personality, Elizabeth Hasselbeck. Elizabeth Hasselbeck has a lot going on with her new product line, NoGii (no gluten,) and has introduced 10 small bars, large bars, and protein powders.  Elisabeth is a fabulous gluten-free and Celiac Disease advocate making sure that gluten-free living reaches not just those in the main stream on the gluten-free band wagon, but deeper into the healthy and active gluten-free community.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Namaste Foods Gluten-Free Product Review

If you're gluten-free or have any food allergies, then you must know about Namaste Foods, or your life is about to improve dramatically! Namaste Foods has better ingredients and tastier products than typically found on gluten-free shelves. The team from Namaste Foods is real, passionate, healthy and wicked smart! Their products are NonGMO, top 8 allergen-free and certified gluten-free safe for Celiac Disease as they're committed to providing safe and delicious baking mixes and seasonings (breakfast, entrees, dessert treats) and quick meals like pastas and soups! I met Daphne and her team at Expo East food trade show and now I feel closer than ever to Namaste Foods as they're a regular in my kitchen cabinet.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Celivites Gluten-Free Product Review

Today, let's chat about vitamins and supplements. It's challenging to find a legit gluten-free supplement that is gluten-free verified. In addition, supplements are debatable on their absorption value as people should eat smarter via food education, especially when being diagnosed with Celiac Disease or any other auto-immune or food related intolerance. Nevertheless, I've found a product that speaks to our targeted, yet diverse gluten-free health community, with a balanced and well absorbed supplement that can help you!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Kitchen Table Makers Gluten Free Product Review

About Kitchen Table Makers

The Kitchen Table Bakers offers a unique gourmet wafer crisp, made just about entirely from parmesan cheese! If you appreciate aged cheese such as a parmesan's scent and taste, but demand a strong and sturdy chip, then you will fall in love at your first hello. Kitchen Table Makers are a NY business first starting in their own kitchen during Summer of 2003.These baked parmesan wafer crisps are first grated fresh and flatten in just a few minutes in the oven. They were a Martha Stewart Made in American candidate as well as winning two gold awards from National Association for the Specialty Food Trade. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Nona Lim Gluten-Free Product Review

Hello, Nona Lim!
Delicious, fresh and convenient for home 

If you're seeking a delicious fall and winter filling meal to warm you up for lunch and/or for dinner, Nona Lim artisan food products should be added to your shopping list. I loved them and they're all very consistent. With deep roots of Singaporean influence, these products are made from scratch and in small batches. Over 90 percent of the vegetables including many organic, are sourced locally nearby their home base of Oakland, California.  In fact, all soups, broth and noodles are certified gluten-free, non Gmo verified, dairy free, and some are vegan, without the use of additives or preservatives, commonly found in other products eaten today. Their products do contain soy. 

Friday, October 3, 2014

Our True Roots Tiger Nuts Gluten-Free Product Review

PreBiotic   Resistant Starch 
No Grain   No Gluten   No Nuts 
Vegan   Organic   Non GMO

Introducing Tiger Nuts from Our True Roots

What the heck are tiger nuts? Well they're not a nut first of all. I met a brand, Our True Roots, at a gluten free and allergen free consumer show and fell in love with Tiger Nuts immediately. Tiger Nuts are a vegetable, in fact they're super nutrient dense tubers that grow under ground, like most awesome super foods. Traces of Tiger nuts are over 4,000 years old and some sources say 4 million years old when our Paleo ancestors consumed Tiger Nuts as most of their diet. In fact, Tiger Nuts are led to be one of the inspirations from foraging to modern day farming...

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Montana Gluten-Free Product Review

"Celiacs focus on their food and 

really appreciate good food..." 

Bruce Wright
Montana Gluten Free Farmer/Processor 

Montana Gluten Free is a proud to offer gluten-free and Non-GMO oats for everyone of all ages! Being Celiac Spru Association (CSA) verified also adds major respect to ppm gluten traces and trust in the marketplace.  I learned that Montana grows, mills, packages and markets healthy, gluten free food in carefully monitored fields where most of today's oat products are contaminated with wheat at the mills, ehem, Quaker. They're entire line of all purpose baking mix, raw oatmeal, oat bran, cream of oats and waffle pancake mix will delight families.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Maya Kaimal Chickpea Chips Product Review

Introducing my new favorite chip, Maya Kaimal - chick pea chips! I've been looking for a well formed chip to hold my dips and spreads. Preferably, my chip needs to be healthier than the alternative because most chips are still not "healthy" they're too guilty and lack some basics in my diet such as protein when snacking too often. Yes. I'm a chip-a-holic as it's my biggest food weakness! Chick pea chips are full of protein and fiber and are ideal alone or with homemade guacamole, hummus, tomato and onion salad as well as the occasional cheese or salsa for special occasions and football season!