Review of Urban Accents Santa Fe Mole Sauce Mix

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know that many of my recipes are Mexican inspired.  One item that has been really hard for me to find when I go out to eat is gluten-free chicken with mole sauce.  I posted a photo of my finished Chicken Mole dish and someone asked “what is mole?”, well according to Wikipedia:

Mole is the generic name for a number of sauces originally used in Mexican cuisine, as well as for dishes based on these sauces. Outside Mexico, it often refers specifically to mole poblano.

I was trying to make something different for dinner and I found a package of Urban Accents Santa Fe Mole in my cabinet, it was the perfect thing.   The sauce was very easy to make and I made some simple white rice and sautéed spinach with pine nuts to go with it.  I must say that I was very surprised with how good the Mole turned out.  My husband and I like things spicy, so often times we find recipes and spice packets to be too bland for us, this one was just right.  I will definitely buy and make this again meal.  Here are some photos:

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It’s coming along very well.
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Purition

Purition Wholefood Protein Shake Review

I posted my first Facebook live video yesterday and I have to say it was fun!  I did a review of a new wholefood protein shake from Purition.  They are based out of the UK and you can find their products on Amazon. Purition sent me a sample pack and I decided to my review live on Facebook, you can view the video below or go to:  https://www.facebook.com/glutenfreeavenger

This protein powder is not the usual protein powder/ shake mix you think of, it’s made with ground nuts, coconut and whey protein, making it much more substantial and filling than the average protein powder.  It also doesn’t hide behind a lot of sweeteners for flavor, but you will get hints of almond and coconut (at least in the almond flavor I tried).  This wholefood take on a protein shake may scare away some people that are used to more processed foods, but it’s perfect for those looking for a healthy quick meal or meal replacement option.

According the the Purition website (https://www.purition.co.uk/):

Many common ailments begin as a result of eating highly processed foods, which have low nutritional value, are high in bad fats and low in soluble fiber. We believe a healthy digestive system is crucial for your overall health as it is the mechanism, which converts food into fuel and supplies the energy to power our body and resist disease.

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Soulfully Sweet

Soulfully Sweet Review

This week I wanted to share a secret with you….I recently learned about Soulfully Sweet cookies and they are delicious. Deirdre from Soulfully Sweet send me several boxes of cookies for me to try so I could give you a full review.  I had to do my due diligence and try each type of cookie, of which there are 8. It was really hard, just kidding, the hard part was not eating them all in one sitting. I am very happy to report that all of the flavors are amazing, but my favorite flavors are the chocolate chip cookies and the oatmeal raisin with toasted walnuts.  What can I say, I like my cookies simple.

We all crave cookies at some time or another, but we often don’t have homemade cookies lying around to fill craving, so we eat the mediocre store bought ones.  With Soulfully Sweet, now you can get that homemade taste.  They store very well in the freezer; you simply thaw and eat.  These cookies not only taste amazing, but they are gluten free, non-GMO and made with organic ingredients.  They really are the next best thing to homemade.

To learn more check out the website at http://soulfullysweet.com/ and if you join the mailing list, you can get 20% off your order.… Read Full Post

Gluten Free Pastry How-To with ReMixed Bakery

This week I have Dana Lieverman from Remixed Bakery here in Los Angeles on my YouTube show.  I first found out about Dana and her wonderful treats on Instagram, well I can say that her treats taste as good as they look. We highlight some of her amazing treats and she gives you some great tips on how to make your own pastries and how to roll out dough and things like that. I’m not an expert at making pastries I wanted to bring her in to give you guys a few tips and tricks.

Please check out this week’s Gluten Free Avenger Episode 22: Gluten Free Pastry How-To with ReMixed Bakery, you can click below to start viewing or use this link (https://youtu.be/_3-6F3Fs_RM). Please scroll below to see the full recipe.

Here is ReMixed Bakery’s upcoming farmer’s market schedule:

Every Sunday Brentwood Farmers Market 9am-2pm    741 S. Gretna Green Way 90049
*Starting Aug. 12th Wednesdays- Miracle Mile 11am-3pm   5700 Wilshire Blvd. 90036
For delivery, catering, or corporate subscriptions in the LA area you can email: order@remixedbakery.com

Here are some fun photos from our shoot:

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Re:Mixed Bakery Pop-tarts and Cinnamon Roll Cookies
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Dana showing off the cinnamon roll cookies and pop-tarts
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Dana and me clowning around.
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