Month: September 2015

Udi’s Breakfast Sandwich: What Did I Just Eat?! 

I was really craving a breakfast sandwich this morning and I remembered that Udi’s just started making some. I drove to my local Target to get some and treated myself to my first pumpkin spice latte of the season (#basic). I was very disappointed but first let me start off with how the sandwich looked before it was cooked. Some yellow that may be an egg, white layer that may be cheese, visible sausage, and what looks like bread-like circles on the outside. The box had yummy looking biscuits so I was thinking maybe these “biscuits” will puff up when heated. Spoiler alert: they didn’t. I cooked them exactly how the package told me to so I do not think I messed this up but you never know. Below is what the sandwich looked like after I had microwaved it. Not much different, right? The sausage, egg, and cheese were actually pretty good. I think I may be eating the second one that came in the $6 box without the “biscuit”. The “biscuit” tasted like an oversized host …

Have you ever cried tears of joy at the grocery store? 

Because I just did. Okay so maybe I wasn’t full out crying but I will shamelessly admit there were tears of joy in my eyes after finding these at my local Schnuck’s. I’m so happy! I’ve been looking for these everywhere with no luck and almost purchased them from Amazon but they seemed a little pricy online. In the store, the cheddar cheese 8 pack of individually wrapped snacks was $7.99 and the box of peanut butter was $2/6 or $3.99 each. However, I would pay much more because now I know how delicious they are. Hands down the best cracker I have had in two and a half years. If you’ve struggled to find a gf cracker that reminds you of your prior life you are not alone. I wish Lance would sell sleeves of just the crackers. Tastes exactly like a Ritz cracker; I want to eat the entire 2 boxes and then some!! I really hope these start to become available all over the nation soon because we deserve these bad boys.

The Old Spaghetti Factory | St. Louis, MO 

My love for the Old Spaghetti Factory started when I was a child because it was such a grand event to come across the river for dinner. And they give you free ice cream… What’s not to love about that?! Today, not much has changed. I love everything about this place from the cozy environment to the gluten free pasta and more. This place rocks and they really take care of this celiac. Their regular menu has all the gluten free information right on it. I don’t know about y’all but to me that’s a real win. Not having to ask for a separate menu makes me feel like a real person. They suggest you ask to see a manager before ordering anything revolving allergens and the manager told me they take gluten seriously. Lucky for everyone out there, it’s a chain restaurant! There are two locations in St. Louis but they also have a bunch more all over the nation! I hope those locations take care of Celiac’s the same way downtown does!  I …

Crushed Red | Clayton, MO

Eating pizza is a luxury. Especially when you can eat it and not feel the slightest bit weird after. Last night I met up with some girls from my program for dinner. My friend suggested Crushed Red, I saw they had salads, and I didn’t feel like causing restaurant choice problems with new friends. (Sorry old friends, I will continue to be a brat about restaurants you choose if I cannot eat there happily because you love me and you’re stuck with me forever) I was content with the salads until I dug deeper into the online menu and saw gluten free pizza. Gluten free pizza at restaurants is always an interesting experience that comes with a roller coaster of emotions. Most of the time I find that they cook the pizza directly on the surface that they cook the regular pizzas and my excitement about having pizza is crushed. Maybe someday the world will understand cross contamination.  We got to Crushed Red and I did my normal asking of questions. The woman who took our order was …

Adults* have to pack their lunches too 

*Okay I use the term ~adult~ loosely but hey I’m working on it. When your diet is severely limited and you are admittedly a very picky eater sometimes you just have to work with what’s out there. Going between classes, work, and commuting back and forth from school and home I need quick easy things that normally do not require having to heat them up or put much work into them at all. Some days I have less than 15 minutes to both eat lunch and get to where I need to be. This haul is exclusively from Target. I do most of my grocery shopping at Target and Schnucks.   1. Crunch Pak Apple Dipperz: These are great and come in several different varieties like apples and peanut butter, carrots and ranch, apples and caramel. Perfect for switching up my daily treats. They also sell them in snack packs that have apples, grapes, and cheese cubes! 2. Justin’s Maple Almond Butter with Pretzels: I had these today for the first time and I am hooked. They were on sale 2 for …

Simply Balanced Pasta

I am the number one offender of “my eyes are bigger than my stomach”. You would think after all these years of making or taking too much food and not finishing it I would get the hint. I haven’t. Tonight was different though I made too much, I ate it all, and now I feel like I’m going to die. But at least that means that I loved what I made, right? I’ll keep telling myself that.  Target’s Simply Balanced brand is one of my favorites for many reasons but the price is definitely one of them. Almost always on sale or on Target’s Cartwheel coupon app (if you don’t have Cartwheel yet what are you doing with your life?!?!). You can normally find a bag for less than $3! I really love the taste of their gluten free pastas too. They have 3 types!! THREE!!!! The Fusilli pictured above is my go-to, but they also have penne and spaghetti. This pasta also tends to keep together better rather than fall apart and get mushy …