Now that we have a new baby in the house again I am all about dinner real fast — we have been exploring gluten free prepared foods. It’s still grilling season so my fall back is often a protein on the grill and a salad or fresh veges simply prepared– but we have found a few new products to love.
Cappello’s Gnocchi is made with almond flour– not only is it really good –but the packaging is gorgeous. You could serve the gnocchi to guests and be very pleased with the result.
Whole Foods carries it in the Seattle area, they also have a Lasagna and a Fettucine that we plan to try.
No matter the season, include Leon’s BBQ and Dippin’ Sauce on your grocery list. It’s a new local product in the Seattle area. Ken’s Markets carries it. We love the Sweet Hot flavor. Yesterday I bought some country style ribs at Costco. An easy prep is to place them on a rack in a roasting pan, add 3/4 cup water and some lemon quarters or onion quarters (or both) cover tightly with foil and bake at 300 degrees for 3-4 hours. Once cooked, either brush the ribs with sauce and place them under the broiler or just serve them as is with some dippin’ sauce on the plate as we did. My friend is involved and working on distribution. Whenever you want a store to stock an item it helps to fill out a product request form so the store buyers know customers want the product. It would be wonderful to have this sauce in local restaurants as well. It’s a great combination of flavors and Leon is the real deal, kind of reminds me of the BBQ guy on the TV show House of Cards–quality food that is real.
We served the ribs with one of my new favorite salads from Costco. I was visiting a girlfriend in the desert and she whipped up this salad for us and I have been a fan ever since. My very first thought after the first bite was “I am working way too hard at cooking”. It’s in the produce cooler at Costco. The salad contains 7 superfoods–reading the label they must be: broccoli, Brussels sprouts, green cabbage, kale, chicory, pumpkin seeds, and cranberries. There is a poppy seed dressing in the packet as well. For $4.99 this is such a deal.
Del Real also has a number of items at Costco. They sent us a gift box filled with various products and each one was good and easy.
Get dinner on the table fast.
This little guy is a joy in our very crazy household.
In the past 2 years we have shared our home with extended family as we face illness, death, and now
birth- a new life –
while we build a new home–
we moved a few times too just to keep it interesting.
Hopefully I can get back to a regular posting schedule again.