February 4, 2010
Namaste Foods: Gluten-Free Mixes and More
Now what does the blogging conference have to do with Namaste Foods? They are helping to sponsor my trip! Namaste specializes in delicious foods free of: gluten, wheat, potato, soy, corn, dairy, tree nuts, peanuts, and casein. They also have some sugar-free products. Take a look at their products page. They offer mostly baking mixes, but they also have some pasta meals.
Namaste sent me a free bag of their perfect flour blend. It contains sweet brown rice flour, tapioca flour, arrowroot flour, sorghum flour, and xanthan gum. I tried the recipe on the back of the flour mix package for Mom’s Molasses Bars, and we were in love. Before going gluten free, molasses cookies were my favorite cookies to bake. I’ve never come up with a good gluten-free version of the cookies (though I haven’t really tried in a while). The molasses bars were soft, moist, and delicious, and they hit that molasses cookie spot.
I also tried their recipe for oatmeal cookies. I omitted the raisins just because I’m not a raisin fan, and I increased the amount of nuts slightly just because I am a nut fan. I hadn’t made oatmeal cookies in a while, and these really hit the spot too.
You can buy Namaste products from their site, or you might find them at your local health food store. Thanks Namaste!
Will I get booted from here if I say I haven't had much luck with their mixes? :(
One: I am at high altitude, so there are issues with rising and staying risen.
Two: I am not really fond of sweet desserts, so the spice cake seemed overly sweet to me, but that is just personal preference I think.
Good luck on your conference!
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