Dec 11, 2011
Gluten Free - NaNeFoMo #12
Posted by Living, Learning, Eating at 6:56 AM
Today, I took on #12 on my NaNeFoMo bucket list : eat something gluten free!
In fact, I had two gluten-free somethings. I had a pasta dish using gluten free fettucini...
The dish was tastilicious, but only because of my crazy-awesome skills in the kitchen (I kid). The noodles themselves weren't that great and not that awful, so that's meh.
This was awesome, though:
Gluten free granola? Enjoy Life makes a bunch of gluten-free foods and they offered to send me their new gluten-free granola: yes please!
Yay to brown rice as the first ingredient! For some reason, a lot of gluten free products seem to not be whole grain. Just because you have celiac's disease doesn't mean that you don't want whole grain nommies! I'm not sure what I was expecting as far as the granola itself went...
But this was not it: chocolatey, chocolatey, chocolatey sweet clusters of goodness! I love my granola cluster-y and this one was definitely one of the most cluster-y granolas that I've had in a loooong while.
And yup, those dark bits studding the clusters are semi-sweet chocolate chips. Gluten free obviously doesn't mean nasty cardboard! Which I was kind of surprised by, since I used to have a friend (way back in the day, when I was maybe five years old) who had celiac's disease and I remember that all of the snacks that she shared with me were at best tasteless and at worse... well, worse than tasteless. :P
I guess gluten free has come a long way since then! Or maybe Enjoy Life is just awesome? Either way, I'll be buying this granola, even though I'm not gluten free. It's that good! :)
What's your favorite granola?
Have you ever tried something gluten free?
What's your position on the gluten debate?
Favorite type of pasta? I don't really have one. I used to hate fettucini and spaghetti was okay (pasta is only so-so for me) but I've come to see them all as the same - except lasagna pasta sheets. Somehow, they just creep me out. :P