Breakfast of champions!

Breakfast of champions!

Gluten-free and dairy-free champions that is! I woke up ravenous this morning for some reason so decided to splurge on breakfast. Below are the key components to this tasty morning treat:

– Farmers Market eggs (Santa Monica Farmers Market!)
– Daiya cheddar style shreds (gluten, dairy and soy-free)
– Turkey bacon
– Udi’s plain bagel (gluten, dairy and soy-free)
– Earth Balance organic buttery spread
– My homemade strawberry jam made from delicious strawberries from the Camarillo Strawberry Festival a few weeks back.

Daiya makes the best non-dairy cheese that I have been able to find out there. They also do a really good mozzarella substitute. I find that their cheeses are tasty (and don’t all taste the same!) and also have that stringy constistency that makes such a difference. I even used their mozzarella for a GF DF lasagna and it turned out fabulous!

There are A LOT of GF bread companies out there. Udi’s is one of my favorites and they have quite a variety of bakery products. I like their texture (not too dense unlike a lot of GF breads) and their breads also toast well. Another breakfast treat that I like is their cinnamon raisin bread, and their blueberry muffins are SOOOOO scrumptuous. I’d eat those as a dessert anytime – fluffy, moist, perfect balance of sugary sweetness and blueberry flavor.

Bon apetit!

Welcome to the Tasteful Pantry!

Welcome to the Tasteful Pantry everyone! I am so excited to be getting close to the launch of our exciting new business that will revolutionize the way you snack. If you’ve had tummy troubles like I have and miss just being able to relax and indulge without having to ask a zillion questions about ingredients, then you’ve come to the right place. The Tasteful Pantry is going to make snacking and indulging so much easier and tastier than it’s been in the past. We do all the researching and tasting so that you can have a little fun with your snacking and still stick to your ‘free-from’ diet. We specialize in gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, soy-free and nut-free. Come one come all – we’ll have the goods for you no matter how many ‘free-froms’ you follow. So stay tuned and get ready for a big boost to your ‘free-from’ pantry!