Two new gluten-free cookies (is it gluten free or gluten-free, seriously?!) have found their way in to my pantry lately…one of which arrived shortly after me in Miami and made my day because the cupboards were BARE!!! Naked cupboards are a no-no around here, so I was happy to have some treats provided to me.
These two companies both provide great products, but they are VERY DIFFERENT. Dr. Lucy started her company after learning her child had severe allergies…a mom can’t simply deprive her child of all things yummy?! So Dr. Lucy found a way to make some delicious snacks (with a reasonable calorie count I might add) that are gluten-free.
In Liz Gilbert’s case, she was the one who developed a food allergy late in life that took away from her a cherished activity of baking…and of course eating those delicious treats!! Liz just couldn’t find anything in the marketplace at the time that really reminded her of something homemade, so she struck out on her own!
Over the last 20 years, our process food driven society has begun to use gluten in all kinds of food s. Our bodies were not truly made to digest this much gluten, so many have found that it results in stomach pains or developed allergies (others are born with the allergy). My boss recently discovered cutting gluten from his diet made him feel better…but it also took away SO MANY food choices.
Do you need to go gluten-free? Probably not if you are feeling fine after you eat products with gluten, but you will notice many who do cleanses (such as Bobbi at NHERShoes) include gluten-free as a requirement for the cleanse.
If you are a fan of crispy cookies, these are the treat for you. They come in little packages of about 4 cookies which is roughly 170 calories and made from all natural ingredients and for those with allergies they are made without gluten, dairy milk, butter, eggs, casein, peanuts or tree nuts!
My personal favorite…the cinnamon thins! I know you’d think a chocoholic would be all over the chocolate chip, but what can I say these just really did it for me.
Look at what these DO NOT contain: wheat, gluten, nuts, peanuts, corn or corn syrup, milk, chemicals, additives, preservatives or transfats… yup they are pretty much perfect for anyone with an allergy issue. But better yet is that they are still soft and seriously melt in your mouth like what you make at home…I was thinking there had to be a pound of butter to make them this wonderful, but don’t think so.
For quality assurance (ha)I tested out the chocolate chip, sugar and snicker doodle cookies before writing this post. What I realized was…they were so good I am dying to try out her cookie dough. Really cookie dough might be my major weakness in life…used to make it and freeze it so I could have some any time!
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I am grateful my cell phone only cuts out twice a day
I am grateful that my wireless connection only cuts out twice a day
I am grateful that soon I will have a desk and can stop working from the couch
I am grateful for my electric kettle
I am grateful David ate his veggies last night