Saturday, January 16, 2010

Dear Starbucks


I love you.

Sincerely, Gluten Hates Me

P.S. Please give Two Moms in the Raw a BIG HUG.

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Best granola bar ever!

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Thursday morning I stopped by Starbucks on my way to Wilmington, and was pleasantly surprised to see all the new goodies for sale. TONS of gluten free options!! I have to admit, I was a little sad when they dropped the Valencia Orange cake, but I honestly couldn’t blame them because…I only bought one. It was super high in calories and I just couldn’t justify it on a regular basis. HOWEVER, say hello to my new favorite bar!!

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Two Moms in the Raw- Gluten Free Blueberry Granola

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Crunch. Crunch. Crunch. (Joan would def be allergic to this bar)

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Look at those ingredients!! Sweetened with Agave! Seriously? In Love.


In other Gluten Hates Me news, I’m back from Wilmington. I had a super fun trip! I spent all day Thursday and Friday on a computer fast, and didn’t hook in to the internet once. I also let my camera take a breather. In all honesty, it was nice to have a break, but I missed blogging. It’s good to be back.

Right before I started my trip, I finally baked a loaf of gluten free bread! I used the Pamela’s GF Bread Mix and it was SO simple!!

The end result:

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Super tasty. Hot. Crusty bread.

As soon as the bread came out, I sliced off a crusty end and devoured it! Then I sliced off an additional piece to take to my Mom. Parrish and I scooted out the door and met my parents for dinner. When we came back…the bread was NO WHERE to be found.

Max had eaten the entire loaf. The. Entire. Loaf.

And here’s the thing about Max. He never steals food! Ever. We had a bowl of Reese’s cups on the coffee table FOREVER and he never touched them. We leave things out all the time. I was shocked. And pissed.

Luckily, I had forgotten to give my Mom her slice. So I had one piece to savor the next morning for breakfast.

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Topped with Not Butter and Brown Sugar. Do you see the bread thief?

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Ugh, too cute. I can’t stay mad at him long. :) He loves carbs and just couldn’t control himself. Mommy will be MUCH smarter next time!

*************I hope you guys are having a great weekend! ONE day of vacation left!


Human runner said...

I've stopped by a few times in the last couple of months, but this is my first comment. This is a great blog! Very informative and encouraging. I recently discovered that I have a wheat intolerance. I'm still on an elimination diet and haven't had any eggs, corn, or soy in a couple of weeks, either.

Great news about the Starbucks options! I assumed all of the food there is off limits to me, but I guess not. That granola crunch bar looks delicious.

Anonymous said...

Starbucks is so Celiac-friendly these days. Sad that they had to do away with the Valencia Orange Cake last summer, but stoked about all of the good things they have now. :)

Michelle said...

I never got to try the Orange Cake at Starbuck's. I kept looking for it, and no one told me they had done away with it -- just that they didn't have it. I try not to go to Starbuck's because I always end up spending more money than I should, but I'll probably have to check it out now.

Glad you had a good vacation. You definitely deserved it!

Ah Max! I loved the one shot of your final slice of bread with him in the background...

Heather said...

ooh good to know about the bread mix. i bought some but haven't made it yet. the bread thief is too cute!
so what is the granola bar like. is it really dry or is it a nice crunchy bar that doesn't have that drying effect on your mouth when you're eating it? i would love to find a great granola bar. my problem is, they are always so dry i don't like them at all.

Anonymous said...

Max knows a good thing.