Keilans Creamery was born out of friendship and a deep love for really good ice cream. You can find their ice cream truck around Edmonton. Follow @KEILANSCREAMERY to find our where they are.
So why a post about an Ice Cream truck? Amanda noticed a sign about being gluten free friendly because of Celiac Disease in their family. So she asked a few questions and tried the Chocolate peanut butter. All flavours are gf except for one. They switch up spoons when requested but as always because of waffle cones hanging around can't guarantee no cross contamination but Amanda enjoyed this tasty treat.
So we typically make a pretty easy guacamole with salsa and mayo, but Litehouse made it easier and tastier with their guacamole seasoning mix. They started labeling some of their spices and seasonings as gluten free to help Celiac's make easy purchasing decisions. They sent us over a jar to try.
To make the guacamole all you need is two avocados, a few squirts of lemon juice and 1/4 of the jar.
Then mix together and presto!
A very yummy, well seasoned guacamole that I could not get enough of. Seriously it was so easy.
Well it looks like Old El Paso has started to label their corn taco shells as gluten free! Amazing to have that confirmation from big brands. We have always used Old El Paso taco shells because the ingredients never suggested there was gluten in it, but now I can confidently promote it as there is a gluten free label on the package now. Check out these Old El Paso Stand n Stuff boxes found at a Dollarama recently. The Bottom left corner has the box labelled as gluten free.
We recently tried out Steakout Pizza & Grill TWICE because we had to go back to try more of their menu. That is how impressive their food was. yum yum yum.
Let's first start with their pizza. They make REALLY tasty and cheesy pizza's to die for. More of the New York Style pizza rather than the new trendy flat bread pizzas. Their gluten free pizza comes in only large and you build your own. Each topping is 2.50 per. Which works out to be only a little more than their large special pizzas when you add 3 toppings. So the difference in price is not huge. (Plus they almost always have a Groupon).
The pizza below live and feta pizza. Yes there are plenty of lives and feta, but like a said, they make their pizza's really cheese and bake them to perfection. Their crusts are not made in house, so that certainly helps with reducing cross contamination.
We also tried their sandwiches served with a gluten free bun and uncontaminated french fries. This is the gluten free Philly cheese steak. To make the fries uncontaminated the chef has a pot of oil ready to go when requested that is set aside for gluten free. This does make the meal take a little longer to come out, but worth the wait for safer food!
So Amanda recently came across these Club House slow cooker mixes that they got certified gluten free. They are basically just add and go mixes. Wednesday evenings are a bit of a rush now because we have soccer at 6:15pm and its tough to get dinner ready, eaten and cleaned up in time to get out the door.
This past Wednesday seemed like a good idea to try it out. And you know what? It was pretty amazing. However, we made a few modifications to the directions.
1. It asks for 2lbs of beef and we had nearly 3.
2. It asks for 4 cups of veggies and potatoes and we had 4 cups of veggies plus 2-3 potatoes
3. Because we added all of this extra we add an extra 2 cups of beef broth (Make sure you check the label of the broth you use)
I think even if we didn't add the extra veggies and beef, it may need the extra liquid, but this still turned out amazing.
I put the beef down first and poured the broth to make sure the meat was covered. Then I added the veggie and potato and poured the sauce over it. I mixed up gently the sauce with the veggies and then tuned the slow cooker on low before we left the house in the morning and came home from work to an amazing aroma. Amanda thickened the broth a bit when she got home buy scooping out a ladle into a bowl and mixing it with a 2 table spoons of corn starch and then pouring it back in and sitting for a couple minutes to cook a bit longer to thicken up.