Thursday, November 26, 2009

One for Me, One for You

 

First, Happy Thanksgiving!! I hope you guys had an amazing day. I am pleasantly stuffed and watching The Office…heaven! :)

I started my day out by making a choice:

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Customized Gluten Free Cereal from Custom Choice Cereal!!

I was so excited when I was contacted by Custom Choice and offered the opportunity to make my own mix for a discounted rate. For months it seemed like bloggers (gluten lovers) were making their own Mix My Granola. They were having so much fun with their ingredients and naming them cute names. I was jealous obvi, because Mix My Granola doesn’t offer a gluten free base. Well Custom Choice Cereal does! All of their items are gluten free!! (PLUS, they’re a local company! Turns out, their office is in Durham…small world!)

Currently, they offer three cereal bases: Cinnamon Granola, Corn Flakes, and Good Morning Flakes. I chose the Good Morning Flakes, and then I mixed in almonds and blueberries.

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I love the way the Nutrition Facts update as you add or remove certain ingredients! The cereal was great! I’m glad that I went with the Good Morning Flakes. I often feel, as a gluten free gal, that I’m not mixing in enough whole grains. Sometimes I feel like I’m too heavy on rice or too heavy on corn.

I would love to see new mix ins added! My ideas: chocolate covered coffee beans, yogurt melts,and goji berries.

And now for the foodie earring winner:

#3 Veggie Girl!!!!!!!!!!!

Of course, I want all of you to win, but I was really excited when Veggie Girl’s number came up in the random number integer!! Email me VG, so you can claim your prize!

I promise a Thanksgiving recap tomorrow, complete with a Gluten Free Sausage Ball recipe. But for tonight I leave you with this:

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My gorgeous bestie of a sister Joan and my niece Ella. My sister wrapped her arms around her like a car seat to get her to fall asleep! Cutest. Baby. Ever.

8 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Aww, lovely photo of your sister and niece.


YAYYYY!!! I'm so excited that I won - I'm emailing you now :)

Marie said...

I completely agree about the whole grains. I'm rather sick of rice bread for breakfast, rice for lunch, corn pasta for dinner, cornflakes (GF) for breakfast, rice flour in anything I bake...it gets to be a bit much. This personalized cereal thing is pretty sweet!

Anna said...

another great make-your-own cereal option is Me & Gogi (www.meandgoji.com)... although not all of their options are gluten-free, they do have a couple of good ones, not to mention a really cute interactive site i just like to play around with! check it out!

Jenn/CinnamonQuill said...

Cool, nice to hear about a GF option for making one's own cereal! I can't wait to hear about your Thanksgiving!

Michele said...

I am so jealous of you and all your free stuff! I guess, because those cheese sticks were so amazing, I'll forgive you. :P Great pic of Joan et bebe!

Marlow said...

Veggie- I know!! I hope you like them!

Marie- Ugh!! Definitely!!

Anna- Thanks!! Neat website :)

Jenn- I hope you had a great holiday! I'm sure you baked up some goodies :)

Michele- ugh, now I want cheese sticks!

Hajo said...

Thank you for the outstanding post. We are actually working on adding more ingredients to our offering, and goji berries will certainly be among them. Stay tuned for updates!

Hajo said...

We have added goji berries to our offering today! Since it's been said that they range in taste "somewhere between cherries and cranberries" that is where we placed them in the dried fruits section. Check it out at www.customchoicecereal.com!

Please also let me know if you have any further ingredient suggestions in addition to the ones mentioned above. Thanks a lot!