Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tasty Combinations

 

Monday night I stayed up WAY past my bedtime making a gluten free cheesecake for a neighborhood bake-off last night. I had planned to make cheesecake pops like these, and first I had to make a full cheesecake sans crust. As I scooped out each serving to roll in to a lollipop, I had a BRILLIANT idea.

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I saved just a tiny bit of the cheesecake to have with my oats yesterday morning. Oh yes I did!

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Strawberry Cheesecake Oats!!

In the mix: 1/3 cup water, 1/3 cup skim milk, 1/3 cup Bob’s Red Mill gluten free rolled oats, two strawberries sliced and added before cooking, 1/2 tbsp. chia powder; topped with ~1/8 cup cheesecake and a sprinkling of Kinnikinnick Gluten Free Graham Crackers

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HEAVEN in a bowl. I love whipped strawberry oats, and the cool cheesecake topping was an AMAZING contrast. I definitely could have added more crumbled gluten free graham cracker, but the fat and calories in those little suckers just aren’t worth it. SO a sprinkling it is!!

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If you follow me on twitter, then you know that my local Earth Fare has been out of Udi’s for…THREE DAYS!!!!!! I know! So Parrish picked me up a loaf of Rudi’s gluten free bread. Yeah. R-udi’s. Funny right?

I’m familiar with Rudi’s brand from my gluten days; I’ll admit that I really used to love their gluten bread. But their gluten free bread…ehhh. Don’t get me wrong, it is TEN times better than Whole Foods gluten free bread. But Udi’s it is not. I mean the slogan on the bag is “Your toaster will never know the difference”. How about gluten free bread that doesn’t need a toaster?

But it was good. AND the multi grain gluten free bread has chunks of seeds; love that! So I made a bangin’ sandwich that was perfect for the presser!

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Hot off the George Foreman Grill: Rudi’s Gluten Free Multi-grain bread, a swipe of Fage Greek Yogurt, local tomato, spinach, white onion, and havarti cheese.

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Served with a side of carrot sticks.

I am really loving having a sandwich for lunch at work! I’m not sure if I’ll ever get sick of having tomato with white onion. It makes such a tasty combination.

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I hope you guys are having a wonderful hump day!! Just two days until my bachelorette weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 comments:

Farty Girl said...

oh man... everyone keeps talking udi's. i gotta get some of this. still haven't tried it. hahaha! drop the R and let's make some grilled cheeses. <3

Anonymous said...

Every time I read your blog I have to go to the kitchen and get a snack. Your pictures are sooo delicious. Have a great time this weekend. If things get too wild you can see safe harbor at our house!!!Emily

Dayna said...

April,

Dayna Davis here from Rudi's Gluten-Free Bakery. So good to hear you liked the seeds in our multigrain bread!
If you get a chance, let us know what you think of the Cinnamon Raisin and Original varieties, too. We are always open to feedback.
Thanks again for trying our bread!

Betsy said...

Yum, yum, yum!! I tried the Cinnamon Raisin Rudi's bread and it's tasty. Like you, I like my Udi's a bit better. :)