I’ve forgotten to tell you about Bob’s Red Mill.
Gluten free and traditional flours from Bob’s Red Mill
We’ve been selling their flours for several weeks now and they’ve been selling like… well, the ingredients for hot cakes.
Bob’s Red Mill is built on respect for tradition and respect for the grain. That’s why they can be trusted for their gluten free products and, in the USA, as organic foods.
They offer unique flours such as garbanzo flour, millet and tapioca, as well as gluten free mixes for pancakes, pizzas, bread or cake.
The Bob’s Red Mill range is actually huge, but their hearts are bigger. The company is known for its respect for people too.
For the founder’s 81st birthday, rather than receiving gifts, Bob decided to give his company away – to his employees. It’s possibly the greatest example of the honest-to-goodness approach that makes Bob’s Red Mill one of the leading names in health food in the USA.
Posted in Coeliac (Gluten-Free), Uncategorized
Tagged besan, bread mix, Cake Mix, chicke pas flour, flour, garbanzo, Gluten-free, Millet, pancake mix, pizza, tapioca
Vegan grated cheese
A good vegan cheese is hard to find.
And when it comes to good vegan cheese for pizza it’s near impossible.
The majority of them just don’t melt right.
But a reviewer on veggies.co.uk reckons they’ve found the perfect solution in a pre-grated cheese called Veganic.
“This veganic cheese is amazing it tastes like a mild cheddar cheese and the texture is very similar to real cheese. This one melts very nicely, I have tried it as a cheese on toast, on top of a garlic bread and on some pasta and so far everything I have tried has worked. I cannot stress enough how good this vegan cheese is and how close it is to real cheese. If you are new to being a vegan or if you miss cheese then this is certainly the best out there right now.”
Veganic ‘s grated cheese is also gluten free and comes in small, medium and large bags.
In addition, Veganic make an excellent pre-sliced cheese, Vioslife. It’s a firm textured, buttery flavoured cheese, perfect for crackers and sandwiches. In reviews it also rates highly:
Tastes as cheese should
“The slices are like a mild cheddar cheese and have a lovely flavour, the texture is just like real cheese. To be honest I am not sure if anyone would notice the difference.”
So if you’re dairy-free or lactose free or avoid dairy for vegan or religious reasons, it’s a good idea to try Veganic.
Posted in Coeliac (Gluten-Free), Dairy-Free, General Food, Vegan
Tagged cheese slices, Dairy Free, Gluten-free, grated cheese, melt, pizza, Vegan, Veganic, Violife
As a kid one of my favourite foods had to be ravioli.
What can I say? I love pasta, and pasta stuffed with other foods seemed even better!
Biona Organic have obviously taken advantage of my love of all things Italian and created a vegetarian Ravioli Pizzaiola which is filled with ricotta, mozzarella, tomato and Italian pizza herbs.
2 great tastes in one – pizza and ravioli
I’m ashamed to say that one taste led to a whole plate of the little parcels being devoured in minutes.
It also tasted better than I remember as a child, I’m not sure if it was because of the organic ingredients or their pizza like nature.
If Biona’s Pizzaiola doesn’t satisfy you then the company also make larger rectangles of ravioli filled with spinach and leek.
Warning: these are surprisingly filling.
Healthy pizza is finally here!
If you are living, breathing member of the human race…
You are also likely to love pizza.
But, if you are a conscientious type of person, you may also be concerned all that white flour dough, oil and cheese which can’t be so good for you.
So Whole Creations have gone and made the whole thing healthy for you.
If you want a full, delicious tasting pizza here it is. It comes with a nutritious thin wholemeal base made from 100% wholegrain and lots of vegetables on top to count towards your five a day – at least 2 or 3 on every pizza.
It’s low GI (the best way of losing weight) and makes a good source of protein with just the right amount of cheese. Best of all, it’s vegetarian and the taste is unique.
Choose from Roasted Vegetable, Cherry Tomato and Mozzarella, Mixed Pepper and Goats Cheese or Spinach, Ricotta and Tomato.
For ages we wait for vegan pizzas to be available to buy off the shelf, then two versions come along at the same time…
Mamma Cucina and Redwood have both introduced new pizzas made with dairy free cheese and both are available from GoodnessDirect.
Why the long wait? Well it’s the tricky art of producing a meltable vegan cheese that makes the difference. However, the breakthrough now means that one of the world’s favourite foods is available to vegans in minutes.
Redwood have three vegan pizzas to try. Using their non-meat expertise they’ve produced a normal Margherita, a Ham-Style and Pineapple version and the exciting Meatless Feast Pizza.
Mamma Cucina offer a Margherita or Vegetable Pizza, but they are bigger and have the extra benefit of being gluten-free.
But the real competition is going to be in the taste. We’re not saying which tastes best? That’s up to you to find out…
Those brilliant people at Amisa have been in the lab again.
Now they’ve brought out a gluten free pizza base with a deep soft texture to it. It’s made of rice flour, corn starch and buckwheat flour and because it’s also egg free that makes it vegan too.
Tastes like it's made with love
Not only this but the innovators have been developing their own gluten free porridge using ELISA tested oats. Porridge is great for this time of year and Amisa have developed an apple & cinnamon version as well as an original.
They’ve also used the oats for a new muesli which includes cranberries and strawberries as well as sunflower seeds and linseed.
Amisa Organic make a range of cereals, crispbreads, cakes, bread, biscuits and crackers. Not only that, they taste like they’ve been made with love, so they’re definitely worth a mention during Food Allergy and Intolerance Week.
Posted in Coeliac (Gluten-Free), General Food, Low GL (Glycaemic Load), Omega-3, Organic, Vegan
Tagged Allergy, buckwheat flour, Coeliac, corn starch, Gluten-free, intolerant, muesli, pizza, porridge, rice flour, Vegan
We Brits eat a lot of pasta, but not as much as the Tunisians or Venezuelans and, of course, the Italians. This worldwide appeal explains why pasta has been found to be the world’s most favourite food.
However, other foods are not far behind, according to an Oxfam survey. The top 10 of favourite foods worldwide were…
Overall, it looks like Italy has a lot to answer for. And, as you can see from the links, at GoodnessDirect we’re keen to satisfy people’s tastes.
But the real reason for the survey is to highlight the rising concern over worldwide food prices. Every night, almost 1/6th of people in the world go to bed hungry.
This week the G20 meet in Paris to discuss rising food costs. Oxfam predicts food prices will double by 2030. The truth is, wherever we are in the world, we’re going to be affected. Let’s pray the politicians ‘use their noodles’ and find a lasting solution.
Posted in General Food
Tagged Chicken, chinese, Fish, food crisis, food prices, g20, Lasagna, Meat, pasta, pizza, Rice, Steak, Vegetables