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udi’s gluten free pizza crust review


so, as you know i am mostly gluten free.  people can talk smack that there is no such thing as being gluten sensitive, the bottom line is that i feel better when i don’t eat it.  that’s what counts.  that being said, the world of gluten free foods out there has gotten A LOT better over the last 4 years.  there are a lot of good options, but pizza is where it falls flat.  why? as some of you probably know… gluten free products have a tendency to absorb any kind of sauce to make a soggy gross mess.  this product CAN turn out the same, but i have a trick that makes this pizza crust a regular in my freezer.  here is the breakdown..

name: udi’s gluten free pizza crust

why i love it:  let’s be honest, we all most likely have to ingredients to make some kind of pizza in the house at all times (aside from the crust), so this is an easy product to shock up on and have on hand in the freezer.  the first time i used this product, i followed the directions & it turned out blah.  it certainly didn’t take care of my pizza craving.  it was still a kinda soggy tasteless situation.  so, why talk about this product?  because i have a trick!
here it is… take your frozen pizza crust & mircowave it for 1 minute.  meanwhile, put your oven on broil & get a oven safe pan (large enough to fit your crust) on the stove on medium-high heat.  rub both sides of pizza crust with olive oil & get it in the pan.  cook each side of your pizza crust until they are golden brown, as oil if needed.  when this is done, just add your sauce & toppings to the crust (still in the skillet) & pop under the broiler until your cheese is bubbly.
it comes out crisp & the olive oil definatly helps to give the crust a little flavor.  i’ve made this pizza a million times and it’s alway a hit with gluten free & non gluten free alike.

cost: $6-$8 for a package of 2 (stock up when it’s on sale)

where i got it:
safeway

where you can get it:
it all depends on your store, out of 4 grocery stores close to my house, 2 of them had it.  count on your whole foods etc to carry it.

demitri’s bloody mary seasoning review


this is my first review of any kind of product.  it is so delicious that i had to make the plunge to write a review.  just like figuring out how to write recipes, there is a science to how to write a review.  so, bare with me while i get my science down.  also not that i am only going to write reviews about products i love.  i like to keep things positive.

i’m a bloody mary fiend.  if i’m brunching or having a sunday funday, it always starts with  a bloody mary.  i normally make my own mix if i am making a bloody mary at home with lemon, old bay, worcestershire sauce & garlic hot sauce.  sometimes i don’t have one of those ingredients & my whole world crumbles.  ok, not really.  however, i have found an amazing liquid “bloody mary seasoning” that is outstanding.  here is the breakdown…

name:  demitri’s bloody mary seasoning

why i love it: the product comes in anything from a pouch that makes a quart of bloody mary to jugs for industry use.  i got the 8oz bottle and it is a lot easier to store that little bottle of seasoning than a bunch of ingredients or bulky bottle in the fridge.  so, convience is it’s first plus.  moving onto taste, i got the classic recipe & it is perfectly spicy to me.  it comes in other flavors like chipotle- habanero for the spicier folks.  it isn’t overly salty like some can be & because you are using tomato juice, you don’t have to worry about that weird thick texture that some pre-made mixes have.  i use a 5.5oz can of tomato juice, lots of vodka & start with about 5 heavy dashes of the seasoning.  ok, so now it’s easy to store & delicious.  well here is another bonus… COST per bloody mary.  after doing some research, i found crappy mix that you have to doctor up at home for about $1.30 per bloody mary.  then there are the fancy (and pretty tasty) mixes that cost about $2.30.  now here comes demtri’s seasoning, with the can of tomato juice added into the cost, demitri’s is about $.80 per bloody mary.  most of the time you can find tomato juice for less than $.50 per can, so most likely it’s even cheaper.  there you have it… an easily stored, great tasting & cost effective bloody mary product.  i have gifted this to a few friends & we all agree that this is one awesome product!

cost: it is normally around $9 for the 8oz bottle

where i found it:
home goods

where you can find it:
amazon carries it as well as http://www.demitris.com

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