Recently, Weston Bakeries launched the All But Gluten line of baked goods. Our family was given the opportunity to sample some of the new products, which we were very excited to do.
While we do not follow a gluten-free diet, we do have a good family friend who has Celiac Disease, and we have friends who also have gluten sensitivities. Did you know that 1 in 100 Canadians have Celiac disease, and up to 6% of the population have gluten sensitivity? Over the last few years, we have learned and heard a lot about Celiac disease (which is an autoimmune disease, not an allergy) and gluten sensitivity. For many, going "gluten free" (or GF) is a huge lifestyle change. And I know that many have struggled, because the "gluten free" alternatives to their favourite gluten-filled foods tasted just awful.
Another thing that we have learned a lot about in the last few years, are the precautions that people with Celiac disease must follow to ensure their food is safe, and free from gluten and cross-contamination. Our Celiac friend has to keep many of her foods separate from the rest of her family, including her own butter and more. Any chance of cross-contamination could prove very painful for her.
The first All But Gluten product that we tried was their Mini Brownies. I was a little nervous, having heard how terrible the alternatives are supposed to taste. Well, let me tell you, these Mini Brownies were amazing. My entire family LOVED them. Couldn't even tell that they were gluten-free. And, like all the other All But Gluten products, they are also dairy free and kosher. We turned ours into a nice little dessert:
All you'll need to re-create this treat:
All But Gluten Mini Brownies
Frozen Vanilla Yogurt
Strawberries - ours were fresh picked from the garden! Yum!
You could easily substitute homemade whipped cream for the frozen yogurt if you don't have a GF frozen yogurt option. It was super good! The All But Gluten website has some recipes listed that may inspire you as well!
Next up, we are wanting to try the All But Gluten Cinnamon Raisin Loaf. We make Cinnamon Raisin French Toast as a treat on weekends, and changing up our usual bread to a GF option is one that we are eager to try! You can check out all of the All But Gluten products on their website. I'd also encourage you to follow All But Gluten on Facebook, All But Gluten on Twitter , and All But Gluten on Pinterest .
Canadian friends, you can purchase All But Gluten at many major retailers - Superstore, Fortinos, Loblaws, Longos, Walmart, and coming very soon (not yet available in my hometown, but possibly in other centres) at Overwaitea, Save on Foods, Metro, Cooper's Foods and Price Smart Foods.
Disclaimer: This sponsorship is brought to you by the The Gluten Free Agency whom we have partnered with for this promotion.