Monday, May 5, 2014

Cuisine Cube: May 2014 Review

I don't usually eat a big lunch at work, so I am always hungry by the time I get home.  So every month, I am very happy when my Cuisine Cube is waiting for me at the end of the day!  Cuisine Cube sends a box full of gluten-free goodies to subscribers each month, and I have been very happy with all of my boxes so far.  Here's what I got this month:

Fiona's Sunflower Coconut Almond Granola:  I like granola, but I haven't found too many gluten-free varieties that I like.  This one tastes great, though.  It has just the right amount of sweetness and a mild coconut flavor.  The sunflower seeds are also a nice touch.  I had this for breakfast over the weekend, and today I took it to work to eat with my yogurt at lunch.  My bf did the same and loved the granola too.

Polvilho Bakery Parmesan Biscuito de Polvilho:  Polvilho is the flour made from manioc, otherwise known as yucca.  This is a Brazilian snack that is naturally gluten-free.  They are light, crispy, and delicious.  I ate the entire bag in two sittings!

Candy Tree Organic Raspberry Licorice:  I like licorice, and I've missed it since I had to stop eating gluten.  I haven't tried these yet, but they are organic and are sweetened with fruit juice.  I put them in my bag for work, so I'm sure I'll be eating them soon.

Miracle Noodle Garlic and Herb Fettuccine:  I've actually had shirataki noodles before, but I had forgotten about them for the past couple of years.  These are not only gluten-free, but they are made entirely of fiber and are virtually calorie-free.  They basically take on the flavor of whatever you put them in, although these apparently are flavored already.  I'm curious to try them.

Zema's Madhouse Rosemary and Millet Focaccia Mix:  Breads and other baked goods are what I miss most on the gluten-free diet.  I haven't always have the best luck with gluten-free flour mixes, but I'm always willing to give them a chance!  If this comes out like "real" focaccia, I will be very, very happy.

Gone Pie Vegan Coconut Brownie:  I took a bite of this right away, of course.  It doesn't have a very strong chocolate flavor, but it is delicious and has a moist texture.  I don't think this will ever replace traditional brownies for me...but maybe I like this even more than traditional brownies?  It is really, really good.

As always, my Cuisine Cube did not disappoint!  I love being able to try gluten-free products that I don't usually see in stores, and I am definitely going to have to track down some of these foods in the future (or buy them from the Cuisine Cube site)!  I'm already looking forward to next month's cube!

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