Macaroons with a Purpose, Miami is Kind Bakery

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Delicious macaroons in a variety of fun flavors, all for a cause!

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Baking with purpose.

There is a new gluten-free baking company in town. When I was contacted by Miami is Kind, I was very excited. There are not a lot of gluten-free bakeries in Miami, and macaroons are delicious! Once I learned more about the bakery, my excitement grew. Founder Silvia Planas-Prats is out to do more than provide the world with delicious, gluten-free macaroons. She is out to create a social revolution by providing opportunities for young adults with autism and other disabilities to hold gainful employment.

Silvia is originally from Spain and relocated to Miami to find better opportunities for her son, who has autism. After fighting her way through the education system to give him the best opportunities available, she realized that once he left the education system, there were little to no opportunities for him. She has set out to change that.

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GFJules Gluten-Free Flour and Baking Mixes Review

GFJules All Purpose Flour*This post contains affiliate links. By using affiliate links you help keep this site up and running! All opinions are my own and I have not been compensated for them in anyway.

Becoming gluten-free is work.

When I first became gluten-free, I did a lot of research. I attempted to go about the gluten-free lifestyle by just replacing items with their gluten-free counterparts, and for the most part, it worked. That is, until I came to the flour. Baking and cooking are things I have always enjoyed, and didn’t really want to give up, but when I began looking online I found a bunch of gluten-free all-purpose flour recipes, that seemed to do a good job, but required purchasing all kinds of different flours. Lots of them. White rice flour, brown rice flour, chickpea flour, corn flour, potato starch, tapioca flour and the list goes on an on.

Really, how many types of flours do you need to make a gluten-free flour?

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Schar’s New Artisan Bread with Easy Chicken Salad

Schar Artisan Bread Review

Schar Artisan Bread

I was super excited when I received a package from Schar!

They had sent two loaves of their new artisan sandwich bread, a white bread and a multi-grain. It was so nice of them to send us a product to review! At our house we are a lovers of all things Schar. Many of the recipes we used to make before going gluten-free, such as Papas a la Huancaina or Aji de Gallina (recipe coming soon), we have found that we can use their products as replacements for their gluten counterparts and they work perfectly. In the past I had purchased their sandwich bread and it was good, but I had yet to try this new recipe.

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Aldi’s Live G-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

I walked in to Aldi’s in Pembroke Pines and was in Gluten Free heaven. There was pasta, cake mixes, pizza, and chicken nuggets….there was cookies, chips, granola bars, and hot pockets. It was pre-made gluten-free ecstasy. I couldn’t leave without picking up something to try, so I settled on a package of Live G-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies. We are chocolate chip cookie lovers at our house and have probably sampled just about every variety of Gluten Free chocolate chip cookies we have found. Generally Gluten Free cookies run about 5.00 a package or more and these were only 2.99, so even if they weren’t great, I figured I was not out a lot of cash. I have to say I was pleasantly¬† surprised.

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Udi’s Gluten Free Lasagna with Meat Sauce

Who doesn’t love a good lasagna? I have an amazing gluten-free lasagna recipe of my own (stay tuned, it will be up soon!), but when I saw this in the freezer section today at Target I just knew I had to try it. I love lasagna and I love an easy dinner, at 10.00 I felt that is was worth a try.

The directions on the package are easy to follow, you can microwave it or put it in the oven. I chose to put it in the oven. It takes almost an hour and fifteen minutes to cook, so be sure you have the time. On the plus side, you do not have to defrost it first. At first glance it looks just like a normal frozen lasagna. It is a bit small, serving size suggests for 3.5 servings.

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It smelled amazing while cooking, and I couldn’t wait for the timer to go off. The instructions say to let it sit for five minutes, I would suggest at least fifteen. As I took it out of the oven it looked great, but was still a bit watery. It definitely needed to sit for a bit before cutting.

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