update: after going paleo, i felt like this dish was done for. not the case! while going out for pho may be tricky, you can still have this delicious meal at home. rather than using rice noodles, fill up on sprouts. you can also add additional basic veggies, like bok choy. i’m still on the hunt for a great pho broth recipe, so if you have one, share it here!
this week at whole foods we came across these super cute pho packs in the butcher section. pre-packed with beef or chicken, sprouts, peppers, onions, and more – all you have to do is buy rice noodles and make your own broth (or buy a pre-made variety).
i’ve yet to find a great pho broth recipe, despite quite a few efforts. we tried a packaged variation tonight, and it still wasn’t quite there. do any of you have a pho broth recipe you love?
update: if you’re not on a paleo diet, but looking for an amazing gluten free pizza, you must read on. when i first found out i was gluten intolerant, i instantly mourned no longer being able to eat pizza. we tried one gf pizza dough after another – each more awful than the last. then, we stumbled upon against the grain pizza in the frozen section of whole foods and decided to give it a try. i am pretty sure i swore it was the last chance i was giving gluten free pizza, and thank goodness i did! this pizza is AMAZING. super thin and crispy crust, awesome pesto sauce (which also happens to be nut-free), and just the right amount of cheese. we like to add turkey sausage and sliced apple to ours. they also have a basic marinara that is equally awesome for dressing up with your favorite toppings. from freezer to plate takes about 10-12 minutes in the oven. my only caveat is that is a serious, but delicious, calorie bomb. check out the whole selection of their grain free products here.
i openly admit to not really liking mustard. okay, i almost always cannot stand the taste of it, and frown when it is inadvertently on food i’m served. i happened to pick up this moroccan mustard at our local organic shop for the mountain man, and one day out of curiosity decided to try it. it’s fair to say that i’m officially addicted to the stuff, and eat more sandwiches than usual, just so i have an excuse to indulge in it. it really is that good.
the blend of cayenne, ginger, cinnamon, and coriander is fantastic, and the fact that it’s wheat, gluten, and preservative free makes me one happy girl. dulcet makes a variety of mustard and marinades – check them all out and order some today here.
the mountain man is a bit of a cookie monster, so we always keep cookies stocked in the house. whether home made or store bought, it is pretty rare to not find some in our cupboard. when we found out that i’m allergic to wheat, we weren’t quiet sure what that meant for favorite little desserts.
we tried a variety of gf baked goods, but we both had a serious oh.my.god moment when we tried a batch by wow baking company. i’m a serious glutton for their oregon oatmeal cookies – super moist, just the right amount of chewy, with little bits of cranberries and apricots for sweet and tart bliss.
from decadent brownies to crunchy peanut butter cookies, all of wow baking company’s products are free of wheat and gluten, and they use organic cane juice in place of refined sugars. all around yum.