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Coupons!

How many of my readers use coupons when they shop? Come on, raise your hands high! Anyone?

I haven’t used coupons for a long time, with the exception of my Glutino coupons. I cannot believe they give us FREE product coupons. How cool is that?!?!? Their products are AMAZING!! Glutino Foods and Udi’s are my favorite gluten-free companies! Texture, taste, variety…all fabulous!!

Today, I’m giving you an opportunity to win 10 (THAT’S RIGHT 10 Glutino Foods FREE PRODUCT coupons) coupons for any Glutino product. These are not just $1 off coupons either, these are FREE PRODUCT coupons. This means that you pay NOTHING! Cool, right!?! Very cool…

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For those of you who have been gluten-free for any length of time, you know how expensive eating a specialty diet can be. While Glutino Foods products are among the most inexpensive, they can still be kinda pricy. These coupons can really come in handy when you are stretching your dime.

So go ahead, click this LINK  and follow the prompts. Then just wait til the giveaway is over to see if you won! Don’t forget to come back and tweet everyday to increase your chances of winning!

Live, laugh, love and EAT what you love!  xoxo

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It’s Giveaway Time!

Ok guys, here we go. It’s giveaway time!  WWhhaaa?!?! That’s right! We are going to have another giveaway!!

The fine folks over at Food Should Taste Good and I are teaming up to bring you a fabulous gluten-free giveaway for the same products they sent me to try! How exciting is that? I’m super pumped guys, because their chips are so good!  You’d never guess there healthy!

You are going to be entering to win a bag of each of the tortilla chips they sent me, so you’ll get blue corn chips, multi-grain chips, sweet potato chips and jalapeno chips!

Simply click on THIS LINK and do what it tells you to do and BOOM! You’re good to go!

Good luck everybody!  xoxo

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Food Should Taste Good

YES.IT.SHOULD. (food should taste good)

I could just post ^^that^^ as is and it would prove my case. But I won’t. I’m going to share something with you today that will knock your socks off!

When I got the e-mail asking if I would like to review their product, I was like sure, I’d love to try your healthy, non-GMO chips and pita puffs. They are certified gluten-free & non-GMO, certified vegan & kosher, and cholesterol free as well. They’re practically health food. But I have to say, I was a little skeptical, I mean they are practically HEALTH FOOD!

I had no reason to be skeptical my peeps! These chips are amazing! Food Should Taste Good sent me lots of yummy stuff. They were unable to end the pita puffs, though…which was a bummer, but they were able to send all this…

Blue Corn tortilla chips

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Jalapeño tortilla chips

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Multigrain tortilla chips

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Sweet Potato tortilla chips

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The only one I didn’t really care for was the Jalapeño. But it has nothing to do with the product itself, I just don’t do spicy stuff. My husband and daughter thought they were great! I LOVED all the other flavors! I thought about making a recipe for a dip or sauce or something for these, but they are so good, you don’t need one. I do like to take cream cheese just in a bowl topped with salsa and dip tortilla chips in it. The blue corn chips were great dipped in this!  🙂

And I loved that they are made of natural ingredients that are non-GMO and gluten-free! The fact that they taste good is fabulous, because who cares if they are healthy if they don’t taste good! Am I right??

I also love that Food Should Taste Good has a Food Should Do Good Campaign this year in which they’re providing support in the fight against breast cancer by donating $100,000 to Play for P.I.N.K.

I am giving Food Should Taste Good products ♥♥♥♥♥ (5 out of 5 hearts)

Have you entered my latest giveaway? See THIS POST and click on the link! Good Luck!

Live, Laugh, Love and eat what you love! xoxo

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Exhausted

I am sorry I haven’t been around much lately. I have reviews to do and giveaways…but I have been exhausted lately and the last thing on my mind has been posting on here. I know that sounds bad, but it is the truth. I have a family and camp things and just so much else to worry about. And honestly all that comes first. Have you ever been so exhausted you couldn’t sleep? Yeah, that’s me these days.

So, instead of the reviews I need to do, We are going to keep this short and sweet and do a giveaway. I will get to the reviews later. You are going to be amazed, though. The product I’m reviewing next is sooooo good!

Anyway… today’s giveaway is brought to you by Glutino Foods! We are giving away more free product coupons. In fact, I have so many to give away that someone is going to get 10 coupons! That’s right, I said 10 coupons! These are for ANY Glutino Foods product. FREE!

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You’re welcome…

Click HERE to enter this fabulous giveaway!

Good luck everybody!

Live, laugh, love and EAT what you love!  xoxo

Sorry friends, this giveaway only open to those living in the Continental US.

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Gluten and Sugar-Free Pumpkin Pie

When I went gluten and sugar-free I thought I’d never be able to have pumpkin pie again. I was DEVASTATED! Pumpkin pie is the ultimate Thanksgiving desert, everyone knows that! So when I realized I can make this gluten and sugar-free pumpkin pie, I was ecstatic!

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MMMmmmm, so good!

Gluten/Sugar-Free Pumpkin Pie (Click HERE to print recipe)

Stuffs:

  • 2 (12 oz.) cans evaporated milk
  • 1 t. salt
  • 2 t. cinnamon
  • 1 t. ginger
  • 1/2 t. cloves
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 (29 oz.) can pure pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1 3/4 c. Splenda® (or granulated sweetener of choice, adjust amount as needed)

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 375º F. Spray a 9×13 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Pour milk into large bowl, followed by salt and spices; allow to sit for several minutes.
  3. Add eggs, pumpkin and sweetener.
  4. Stir to mix everything together well.
  5. Allow to sit a few minutes.
  6. Pour into prepared baking dish.
  7. Bake for 1h 10m or until set and starting to brown on top.
  8. Serve with Whipped Topping.

This gluten and sugar-free pumpkin pie is so good, you’ll never miss the crust or the sugar! The best part…you can eat it and not feel guilty! Well, that’s second best, the very best is you can eat it and not get sick!!

Live, laugh, love and EAT what you love!  xoxo

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Almost Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bread

As most of you know, I have been gluten free (mostly) for almost a year now. I work with a couple different companies, for which I do reviews and giveaways. I enjoy doing this so much. Sometimes I just try the product as is and review it. Sometimes I make  recipe with the product. I really enjoy doing this. The product I am reviewing today is Glutino Foods Favorite Sandwich Bread. This is a mix, so you must prepare it yourself, but I decided I wanted to use it to make a recipe instead of just making plain bread. I decided to make this Almost Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bread.

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It turned out great! And just look how it rose out of the pan! Can you believe that it’s gluten-free?!?! I also love the color, so golden brown… YUM!

Almost Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bread (Click HERE to print recipe)

Stuffs:

  • 1 box Glutino Foods Favorite Sandwich Bread
  • 3 t. cinnamon
  • 3 T. Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend
  • 1 3/4 c. warm water
  • 2 1/2 t. vanilla
  • 4 T. oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 c. softened and well-drained raisins (red or golden)

Steps:

  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer, pour the bread mix and the package of yeast included in the box, Splenda and cinnamon. Start mixer and stir to combine. (You can just use the paddle because this bread will remain pretty loose).
  2. Now add warm water, vanilla, oil and eggs; start mixer on low-speed and mix to combine. Once everything is mixed fairly well, turn mixer to med-high speed and mix for about 3 minutes.
  3. Once mixed, add softened raisins and mix just until raisins are incorporated.
  4. Spoon bread dough into greased 9″x5″ bread pan. Allow to sit while you preheat your oven to 375° F.
  5. Once your oven is hot and your bread has risen to the top of the pan, bake your dough for 30m or until golden brown and it sounds hollow when tapped.
  6. Allow to cool 5-10 minutes in the pan and then turn onto a wire rack to cool completely before cutting to serve or putting in an airtight container to store.
  7. Best if stored in refrigerator or freezer.

You could totes change this Almost Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bread up by using any dried fruit and using different spices to go with whatever fruit you’re using.

My Review:

I am giving Glutino Foods Favorite Sandwich Bread ♥♥♥♥

This bread has great flavor and texture. It isn’t dry and doesn’t fall apart like some gluten-free breads I’ve tried. I really like it. It does have a bit of an odd aftertaste. I think it’s the pea protein. It’s not enough to totally turn me off to this yummy bread, though, which is why I gave it 4 hearts out of 5!

Live, laugh, love and be kind!  xo

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A Different Direction

Hai guys!

I’m sorry I haven’t been around much. I have been soul-searching and trying to figure out what I want to do with this blog and I think I finally figured it out.  I think I want to head in a different direction.  I will still be posting yummy recipes and delectable photos, they just won’t be focused on the THM plan. I tried that plan for several months and I did lose weight at first, but then I gained quite a bit in a short amount of time. Now I not only have to lose what I did before, but what I gained on THM…

NOT COOL!

So, I’m heading in a different direction as far as weight loss and as far as this blog. It will still be gluten and (refined) sugar-free as I am pretty intolerant of both but you won’t see new THM recipes posted. You can still find the old recipes in the archives if you choose to search for them. Up in the top middle of my home page, you can search my blog by tag, category or date. I love that feature! Or you can just type THM into the search bar in the top right corner of the home page! Easy peasy!

I will also be adding more personal posts to NowICanEatCake. They may include weight loss goals and/or photos. Posts may also include topics such as religion, homemaking tips, reviews and or giveaways!

How about this… What would you like to see more of here??? Leave it in the comments!

Live, laugh love and be kind! xoxo

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We have a winner!

We have a winner!

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The winner of our $30 Udi’s prize pack is…

*drum roll*

~*~Stephanie Labile~*~

Congratulations Stephanie!! I will be sending you an e-mail shortly to get your shipping information to send to Udi’s. They will be sending you your prize directly.

Thank you for entering our gluten-free giveaway!!

Thank you to everyone who entered!!  Stay tuned for upcoming giveaways!!

Live, laugh, love and be kind!! xoxo

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$30 Prize Pack

I have been feeling out of sorts lately, which is why I haven’t been here a lot, so I’m going to keep this short and sweet. Udi’s and I are going to give one of you a $30 prize pack! That’s right, $30 worth of Udi’s fabulous gluten-free product! You’re welcome…

You have all heard me go on and on about their frozen burritos, brownie bites and even their steel-cut oats. I just LOVE their products. I really like that they are consistent in quality. Whether you are buying their frozen product, pre-made items or their boxed/bagged mixes, you are getting something high quality that will taste good, hold together well and have good texture.  All of which are important to those of us who want our gluten-free foods to resemble their gluten-filled counterparts. We want REAL FOOD!!

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Above you can see some of their rolls, which come frozen and prr-baked. You simply reheat in the oven. They’re so good!

So, I am so excited that one of you will be winning a $30 prize pack. This is a generous prize that Udi’s is going to send you! As anyone who has been gluten-free for any length of time, gluten-free products can be a bit pricy. I have found, though that the Udi’s gluten-free line is quite affordable.

To enter this $30 Prize Pack Giveaway, click HERE!

Good Luck everyone!

Live, laugh, love and be kind! xoxo

So sorry, but this giveaway is only open to those living in the Continental US.  

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PB Crave

Ok, by a raise of hands, how many of you like peanut butter?  **wildly raises her hand** Yeah, I LOVE peanut butter. My family loves peanut butter. So when I had the opportunity to try PB Crave, I jumped at the chance. Like, almost literally JUMPED at it!  Hehe…

PB Crave is unique, in that they don’t sell just any peanut butter. They sell FLAVORED peanut butter. You read that right. FLAVORED peanut butter!

Cookie Nookie for example, has wild honey, chocolate chips and cookie dough flavor added to it.

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Choco Choco PB Crave has wild honey, sweet and dark chocolate added to it. This one was my personal favorite. I know you’re all shocked and appalled that I liked the one with two kinds of chocolate in it the best!  Haha…

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The Razzle Dazzle has wild honey, white and dark chocolate and natural raspberry flavoring in it.

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And last but not least, well maybe least as this was my least favorite, PB Crave Coco Bananas. This one has wild honey, chocolate and natural banana flavoring. I think it was something about the banana flavoring I didn’t care for in this one, which is weird because I love bananas.

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I wasn’t sure what to think about this product because the last peanut butter product I tried for a review was terrible, but I went into this with an open mind and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I really liked this product. PB Crave has the rich peanut(y) flavor you want but then adds a touch of sweet with the wild honey and then the excitement of the other flavors and surprisingly, they don’t overpower the peanut butter and they blend well with it as well.

I am giving PB Crave Peanut Butter ♥♥♥♥ (out of 5)

If I had liked all the flavors, I would have given them 5 hearts out of five. It’s peanut butter peeps, so it has some fat. It has some sugar in it from the honey and chocolate, but the sugars are actually quite low. It’s not health food, so I suggest eating it in moderation. Enjoy it as a treat now and then. I just had a fantastic idea….PB Crave would make awesome peanut butter cookies! Wish I would have thought of that before, when I still had some! Oh well…maybe I will have to go get some!

I was not compensated for this post, but I was given product in exchange for my honest review of said product. Opinions and thoughts shared are mine and mine alone, are never influenced by anyone in any way.

LIVE, laugh, love and be kind! xoxo