Ian’s New Products and Giveaway

If you had asked me 10 years ago if I would ever eat a pre-made sausage in a pancake again, I would have laughed in your face.  Finding prepared gluten-free pancakes was basically impossible back then.  Now, they come with sausage, too?

I recently received some samples from Ian’s Natural Foods.

Sausage Pancrepes: it’s a sausage in a skinny pancake!  The sausage has a hint of spicy heat and the pancake is a bit sweet.  The crepe holds together well and isn’t crumbly (like you often find with frozen bread products).

Sausage Pancrepes

The Chicken Nuggets have a medium-thick cornmeal breading.  I could taste some garlic, but just a bit.  They definitely have that kid-friendly chopped chicken which holds together well inside the breading.  The flavor of the chicken pulls at a memory, but I can’t grasp it (do you ever have one of those moments?).  It goes great with some honey or spicy barbecue sauce (or both)!

Chicken Nuggets

French Bread Pizza Supreme has a thick, crispy crust.  There’s just enough dairy-free cheese that you know there’s cheese there, but not enough that you could tell it’s dairy-free.  Lots of sauce, peppers and onions, sausage and pepperoni top this lunch-time treat.  I would definitely be happy if my school served these.  The French bread has just enough flavor that it’s not bland, but not so much that it overpowers the toppings (even though it is a lot of bread in comparison to the toppings – this comes from the girl who eats cracker-thin pizza crusts).

French Bread Pizza Supreme

Ian’s would like to give you a chance to try their new products.  One lucky reader will win a coupon for a free Ian’s product of their choice.  To enter, simply leave a comment on this post: what new product did you think you’d never see gluten-free and/or what are you still waiting for in a gluten-free form? For example, I’m still waiting for readily available cheese-it/cheese-nips – type crackers.

This giveaway will end at 9:00 pm central on Wednesday, January 22, 2014.

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Cappello’s Grain-Free Pasta and Cookie Dough

Growing up, pasta came in two forms to my house: dried spaghetti and dried macaroni.  Boy, have my horizons expanded.  :)

We recently received some samples from Cappello’s of their grain-free pasta and chocolate chip cookie dough.  Both are made with almond flour.  Luckily for Braden, he was able to eat both.

Cappello's Pasta

Braden said “This is pretty good pasta.  It’s good cold and by itself.”  After tasting the pasta, I added some pesto and fresh parmesan to mine (the pesto was awaiting a chance such as this for me to finish it off).

Thick, kind of buttery tasting.  It only takes 45 seconds to cook after the water boils, and feels like you’re eating a fancy restaurant pasta.  The pasta is much more filling than it looks.  I couldn’t finish my helping.

Cappello's Cookie Dough


The cookie dough comes ready-to-slice.

Cappello's Chocolate Chip Cookies

The cookies have a crispy bottom and very thin “crust.”  Soft and chewy insides with huge chunks of chocolate await you.  These cookies have a great flavor and sometimes you taste the sea salt, which gives the cookie a bit more sophistication.  They taste like cookies with nuts without the annoyance (at least to me) of chunks of nuts.

Carter: “mmm, yummy”

Braden said they are soft and slightly oily, and have a good amount of chocolate.  Martin said they were soft and chewy and held together really well while he dipped them in milk.

I’d say give them a try (especially if you are avoiding grains)!

Cappello’s would like to share this infographic with you:

Cappellos Infographic

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