Marks & Spencer Made Without Party Cake

My parents came over from Boston to visit in London the weekend before my birthday, and lucky for me, they threw me a little celebration! We picked up a cake from Marks & Spencer’s Made Without Range. I have tried a few of these cakes, but never had a reason to try the party cake so this was it!
The gluten-free party cake was basically a Victoria sandwich covered in fondant. I had the Victoria Sandwich before and loved it, but I did not love the icing covering. It sure is cute, but mine stayed on the plate and I ate the cake out from it, ha!
It was super convenient to be able to pick up a ready-made gluten-free birthday cake at M&S!
My mom LOVED M&S and picked up a couple treats to try. She particularly loved the Made Without Millionaires bites!
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Crumbs and Doilies Soho Gluten-Free Cupcakes

My sweet coworkers got me cupcakes for my birthday from Crumbs & Doilies on Kingly Street in Soho, London and they were amazing. truly the best gluten-free cupcakes I have ever had!
I got to try Crumbs & Doilies’ Neapolitan and Raspberry cheesecake cupcakes made gluten-free. Not only were these beautiful, but when you bit inside, they both had filling! The flavours were delicious and much more complex than your average gluten-free cupcake.
Crumbs & Doilies can make many of their cupcakes gluten-free to order! They have 40 different flavours and they all look awesome!
If you are looking for delicious gluten-free cupcakes in London, look no further than this cupcake shop in Soho. So impressed!
You can visit Crumbs & Doilies at:
1 Kingly Court (cobbled passageway between Kingly Court & Beak Street)
Carnaby
London
W1B 5PW
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Kane’s Handcrafted Donuts Gluten-Free Chocolate Donut

2 International Place | Boston, MA 02110
857.315.2654
http://kaneshandcrafted.com/

Kane's Handcrafted Gluten-Free Donut

Oh. my. word.

So last month, everyone in Boston is freaking out and Tweeting and Facebooking about Kane’s Donuts coming downtown. The artisanal donut fad yada yada yada I get it guys you can all eat beautiful, delicious, gorgeous donuts… and I can’t!

I admit it, I saw their tweets and felt bitter about it. Sometimes, a food fad comes along and an awesome local store opens, and we celiacs just can’t enjoy it, and it’s totally a bummer.

However, there is often more that we can enjoy than what we can’t, and I was in for a surprise regarding Kane’s Handcrafted Donuts.

I was inspired to pick back up blogging here by my travels to Italy last week. I ate like a king the whole week (more on that coming to the blog next week!), and wondered how I had let this blog go! I love food, I love cooking, and I love finding the next great gluten-free pizza, and you guys love to read about it! So I’m all fired up, walking to work with idea after idea for posts coming to me, when I get back to the office after a week away. My boss comes up to my desk and says, “Jenn, I’m sorry it’s a day old, but I got donuts for everyone yesterday and there’s a gluten-free one for you left in the kitchen.” … Say what?!?! Continue reading

Pillsbury Gluten-Free Pizza Dough

Pillsbury Gluten-Free Pizza Dough

If you’ve been to this blog before, you know I absolutely love pizza. Boston has many great gluten-free pizza options (I am so overdue on sharing these, but I will!), but sometimes, a girl just wants some homemade pizza! I have been on a cooking kick lately (you’ll be seeing more of that here as well), and my boyfriend gave up eating out for Lent, so a homemade pizza night seemed like the perfect idea for a Saturday evening earlier this month. Continue reading

Foods by George Gluten-Free Cheese Pizza

I made a great error. I went grocery shopping on an empty stomach just after gluten-free slices night at Zing! Pizza had ended. I needed dinner, and I had a taste for pizza. Upon reaching the freezer with the gluten-free goods at my local Shaw’s, I found it completely fogged up, its contents completely masked by the layer of perspiration on its doors.

Blindly, I opened a centrally located door, and fortunately found gluten-free pizza right where the door opened. I looked no further…

An adorable little pizza, I picked up a Foods by George Gluten-Free Cheese Pizza. Starving (and on the phone) I quickly, but distractedly finished my shopping and rushed home to make my pizza. I missed the “place pizza directly on rack” instruction and stuck mine on a baking sheet and immediately into the oven, as I unpacked my groceries.

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Kettle Cuisine Angus Beef Steak Gluten Free Chili with Beans

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Kettle Cuisine Angus Beef Steak Gluten Free Chili with Beans

It was on the eve of a blizzard and with an empty stomach that I ventured to the grocery store this week, admittedly a bad combination. I usually steer clear of the organic and gluten-free sections to avoid temptation and unnecessary gluten-free goodies, but on that particular day I was feeling spontaneous, and so I meandered down the aisle to see what I’d find.

It wasn’t until I’d made it to the freezer section that something caught my eye. Gluten-free soup! In cute little boxes were the Kettle Cuisine soups, and they were on sale! I’d tried Kettle Cuisine at a gluten-free tasting last fall and remembered liking it, so I picked up two classic gluten-free Chicken Noodle soups and ventured beyond the basics to try the Beef Steak Chili with Beans. Beef in a frozen dish? I was feeling quite adventurous indeed, since beef in freezer foods normally weirds me out a bit. But it was steak. I had to try it.

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Blue Diamond Natural Nut Thins Gluten Free Crackers

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Nut Thins Gluten Free Crackers

A while ago, I bashed Nut Thins. I had bought them in my favorite nut flavor, almond, and they were terrible. Like horrible. Crispy pieces of cardboard horrible. Luckily, I have a gluten-free friend, Lauren, who was able to pass on this nugget of wisdom: the only Nut Thins worth buying are the Pecan flavor.

Lauren knows what she is talking about! After hearing this, I went out and picked up a box at my local Shaw’s ($3.17 a box) along with some of my favorite cheddar cheese and concocted one of my favorite snacks, cheese and crackers. The pecan flavor is a wonderful complement to the sharpness of the cheddar and I love the crunchy texture. And with just 130 calories per 16 crackers, they give you the crunch you’re craving without putting you over the edge.

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