Enjoy Life Baking Chocolate

Enjoy Life products are free of the 8 most common allergens (wheat, dairy, peanuts, treenuts, fish, soy, eggs, and shellfish), and when I went gluten-free (and several other food groups-free) 7 years ago, Enjoy Life products were my savior. To this day, my loyalty lies with Enjoy Life and their products, and every year they come out with more and more unique and delicious products that keep me their number one consumer!

Not only is Enjoy Life allergy friendly, but everything they make is absolute gold. Their baking chocolate is the best I’ve ever had (I know, BOLD statement)! In just about every recipe I’ve done that involves chocolate, the chocolate is by no other than Enjoy Life Foods.

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The chocolate comes in Mega Chunks, Mini Chips, and Dark Chocolate Morsels. Although they are intended for baking, I often use them for snacking! Recently, I had the opportunity to try the Enjoy Life Brownie Mix, and I figured I’d make my own “food-porn” by melting Enjoy Life Baking Morsels and topping my brownies with the chocolate-y goodness!

What You’ll Need:

1 Box Enjoy Life Brownie Baking Mix
1 Cup Water (the recipe calls for 3/4 cup, but I went with 1 cup)
2 Tbsp Cooking Oil
1 Bag Enjoy Life Baking Chocolate

What You’ll Do: 

Preheat Oven to 350
Empty Baking Mix into a large bowl.
Add Water and oil
Stir until smooth, and pour into a 9×9 or 8×8 baking tray.
Cook for 35-40 minutes, remove from oven, and let cool for 10 minutes

Pour Baking Chocolate into a microwavable bowl, and cook for 1 minute.
Stir it up to melt the morsels. If need be, heat for 30 more seconds until the chocolate is in liquid form!

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Cut Brownies into 3×3 squares, and top with chocolate frosting.

Take a bite, and ENJOY!!

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To learn more about Enjoy Life’s offerings, go to their website, here! Or check out their social platforms below! 
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GLUTEN FREE PIZZA PARTY

Please join us Saturday, March 19th for the launch of Pizza Beach Lower East Side’s BRUNCH! With a special sneak peak, hosted by us at NOBREAD! We will be featuring a menu of all-things gluten-free! Plus, a complimentary brunch COCKTAIL for all NOBREAD fans!

Head to Opentable to make your reservation!

 

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Superfood Salad with Chicken

Spring is right around the corner, which means it’s time to ditch the hot chocolate and big sweaters, and turn to something a little lighter. That’s why I love this superfood salad. It has all the heartiness of winter dishes with some of the freshness of spring. It’s my favorite lunch to make during the transition months because I can feel healthy and full all the while staying satisfied.

What You’ll Need:
2 handfuls of spinach
2 handfuls of baby kale
1 tsp olive oil
pinch of salt
1/2 chicken breast
handful of cherry tomatoes
2 TBSP quinoa

What You’ll Do:

Start by cooking the quinoa first. Usually quinoa takes about 18-20 minutes to fully cook, so read the directions on the back of the package just to be safe. I usually make about 1 cup and then keep the rest refrigerated to add to other dishes later. While your quinoa is cooking, you can make the rest of your salad. Start by chopping up your spinach and kale. Then, drop the chopped greens into a bowl and mix in the olive oil. Really make sure the oil covers the greens since this will be your dressing. Once that’s done, you can cut your cherry tomatoes into halves and start cooking the chicken breast. I like to oil the pan, then put the chicken on high heat so it sears both sides quickly. Then, when the chicken is only halfway cooked, I take it out of the pan and chop it into cubes since it’s easier to cut the chicken when it’s partly cooked. I then stick it back in the pan, and finish cooking. I also lightly salt the chicken when it’s cubed to make it juicier.

When everything is done cooking, combine all fixings on top of the greens, drizzle with some balsamic vinegar if you wish, and you’re ready to go! This salad is a simple, healthy way to keep going until spring.

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Hope you enjoy!

xx

 

Cheerios

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For about 15 years, I have started each morning with a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios.  So when I was forced to go gluten-free seven years ago, I was also forced to give up my favorite cereal. That was until this summer. You may have seen the adorable commercials featuring Cheerios engineer, Phil Zietlow, exclaiming Cheerios are now gluten-free, and like me, you may have been surprised or skeptical. Well believe it everyone! Five flavors of Cheerios are now gluten-free!
As the team exclaims on their website, “Gluten-Free matters,” and we AGREE! The Cheerios team has removed stray wheat, rye, and barley from their oats, leaving us with a great-tasting, gluten-free Cheerio! I’m teaming up with Cheerios and General Mills to highlight their new gluten-free offerings, and to help share their story!
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So, what brought about this change? Cheerios is a cereal that prides itself on the ability to bring families together. Well, it’s no fun when a family member with a gluten-allergy or intolerance is unable to partake in the family breakfast. When Phil, who worked with Cheerios for over 50 years, learned his daughter-in-law was gluten-intolerant, his eyes were opened to the gluten-free world.  All oats used in Cheerios cereal were naturally gluten-free, but stray grains of gluten were added into Cheerios due to cross contamination in farms. With his team, Phil created a process that separates the gluten and gluten-free grains! And after 5 years of hard work, the team has succeeded in removing all gluten-grains from the cereal.
Cheerios are currently offered in Original, Honey Nut, Multi Grain, Apple Cinnamon, and Frosted flavors, and more fun varieties and flavors are in the works! Is the cereal safe, you ask? YES. The team is always working to keep Cheerios gluten-free by providing additional training to employees at all facilities, adding ingredient-handling protocols, and conducting daily finished product testing.
To learn more about Cheerios’ gluten-free offerings, read more about the story, and stay up to date on new flavors and products, check out their site here!
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Check out our NOBREAD Recipes using CHEERIOS!