Monday, December 2, 2013
Good morning everyone! I have another GF product to tell you about.
Nabisco is the latest company to offer a gluten free line to those of us with Celiac disease. Nabisco is a company that is famous for their wheat thins (which I loved pre-Celiac diagnosis), Ritz crackers, and graham crackers. With their competitors now adhering to the Celiac community, they have decided to offer their own GF version of wheat thins, called "Rice Thins".
There are three different kinds of Rice Thins: Original, Sea Salt & Pepper, and White Cheddar.
This morning, as I was doing my weekly grocery shopping, I stumbled upon this new product. I picked up the Sea Salt & Pepper Rice Thins. The rice thins are quite tasty. There is an even balance of sea salt and pepper.
There are 3.5 servings per box. One serving is 120 calories, for 13 crackers. There are 25g of carbs, 2g of fat, 2g of dietary fiber, and 115mg of Sodium. The crackers were not cheap. I paid a little over $3 for them.
Allergy Warning: This item was manufactured on equipment that processes Soy, Sesame Seeds, and Tree Nuts.
Other than that, there is nothing to worry about with this product. I should mention that this item is not certified gluten free. However, as I look at the ingredients (which I do for every item not certified gluten free), I do not see anything wrong with the product. If you are highly sensitive, I suggest proceeding with caution.
Thank you, Nabisco, for making a gluten free line. I hope to see more from your company soon!
Photo Credit: Celiac Warrior (Me)
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Happy December everyone! My book, "Her Unforgettable Year" is free to download onto your Amazon Kindle. Follow 16 year old, Lennox Williams, as she comes to terms with her Celiac disease diagnosis and navigates the bumpy road of adolescence. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll love the book!
This is the last FREE promotion for a long while (Amazon gives us a limit as to how much we can run the free promotion). This sale ends tonight (12/1/2013) at 11:59pm. Get your copy today!
This book will be back at its regular list price of 0.99 cents on December 2, 2013.
Click on the photo for more information, and to download the book. Leave a review if you'd like. I am really passionate about becoming a writer, and I can't grow in my craft without learning where my strengths and weaknesses are.
I hope you enjoy it!
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and it is my third gluten free Thanksgiving. As I reflect back to my first gluten free Thanksgiving, I remember the confusion and heartache I felt. Despite being more schooled in gluten free cuisine, it still puts a dent in my heart to see pies, stuffing, etc that I cannot eat.
However, there is a way to rectify the situation. Tomorrow, with the help of my boyfriend, I will be making my famous gluten free cornbread stuffing, and I will be making gluten free blueberry pie, completely from scratch. In the past, I received great reviews from my loved ones, in regards to my gluten free cornbread. I actually can't wait to eat it!
Also, I been thinking about making some changes to my blog. I been looking through the past 200+ blogs I've made, and I've been having more success with my food reviews. This blog will now be 100% food reviews. I will be deleting some of my non-food review posts (the ones that lean toward the negative).
Lately I been feeling isolated from my Celiac peers, and I've decided to make my own voice in the community, which I have. I received praise from companies, such as: Glutino, Nardelli's, Barilla Pasta, and many more! In fact, yesterday, I was contacted by a company that handles Barilla pasta, and they want to send me some gluten free pasta cuts to review. How cool is that!? I will be getting paid in gluten free pasta! It's a dream come true for this pasta lover!
Anyways, I wanted to let you know about the blog changes, and I wanted to wish you all an amazing gluten free Thanksgiving. I am so thankful for everyone who reads my blog. I am thankful for the companies that accommodate our dietary restrictions. Because of you, I am one happy Celiac!
All my love,
Shauna Silva (Your Celiac Warrior)
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Saturday, November 23, 2013
Today, I ordered the Italian Combo with everything on it. The sandwich was very inexpensive. They still have the gluten free cookies, which are delicious!
With the way they handle the gluten free orders, I am going to make sure to leave a tip every time I go there. They are an exceptional local grinder shoppe! If you are in the southern Connecticut area, you NEED to visit this gem of a shoppe.
You are an amazing establishment, Nardelli's! On behalf of the Celiac community, I thank you and salute you!
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
My YA novella, "Her Unforgettable Year," is ON SALE for 99 cents. Follow 16 year old Lennox Williams, as she comes to terms with her Celiac disease diagnosis, while navigating the bumpy road of adolescence.
Download your copy here!
Monday, November 18, 2013
Today, I tested this shepherd's pie product. I had found this product at my local Target store. It was somewhat pricey, but, I wanted to try the product anyway.
There are two different ways to heat up this frozen meal: the oven and the microwave. I decided to warm it up in the microwave for 3 to 4 minutes, as directed on the box. After 3 to 4 minutes, it was still frozen. I put it on for an additional 2 minutes and it was finally ready to eat.
First, I tested the mashed potatoes, which tastes like instant buttery mashed potatoes. It was disappointing, given that the product says that it's all natural. The beef seemed a bit overcooked, which wasn't very appetizing.
In my opinion, the only fresh ingredient that was pleasing to my palate was the sweet corn.
For the amount of money that I spent on the product, it was not worth it. Despite the fact that it is gluten free, I do not recommend this product to my readers.
(photo credit: Shauna S)
Friday, November 8, 2013
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