Thursday, March 5, 2015

Sonoma Flatbreads Pizza by Donatos - Three Cheese

There is nothing quite like the aroma of a fresh baked pizza, and when you can get that while eating gluten free...

Donatos recently gave us the opportunity to try out their Sonoma Flatbreads Gluten Free pizzas, and we are in love. These pizzas are amazing. We have had disappointing results when trying other gluten free pizzas - takeout and store bought - but this pizza is delicious!

The Three Cheese pizza from Sonoma Flatbreads by Donatos comes in three sizes, with the largest being similar to takeout and the smaller two being crispier and more what you would expect from store bought pizza.

As you can see from the pictures, this Three Cheese pizza is definitely cheesy! It has just the right amount of cheese, actually. The cheese that is used is high quality and has delicious flavor.

The sauce on this pizza has good flavor, too. It is a little bit sweet but not too sweet, and there is the perfect amount of sauce on the pizza. I like to be able to taste the sauce on a pizza, but I don't want it to overwhelm me and take over the other flavors - and this pizza worked things out perfectly.

If you are looking for a great gluten free option when it comes to pizza, check out Sonoma Flatbreads by Donatos! Available in select stores, you can have an amazing pizza experience even when you are eating gluten free!

Check out Sonoma Flatbreads on Facebook!

Thank you, Donatos, for this opportunity!

Disclosure: Although we were given the pizza to review, all opinions and reviews are our own.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Santa Barbara Bar Review

Santa Barbara Bar recently gave us the chance to try out the SB Bar.

We are always excited to try out nutrition bars, so we gave these a taste right away.

These bars are gluten free, which is always a plus, and they are free of refined sugars. The bars are rich in super foods, fiber, and protein. Made originally for the friends and family of the founder, these bars are a healthy snack for anyone.

The Cranberry White Chocolate bar has an awesome texture - chewy and somewhat soft. This bar is sweet, has great fruit flavor, and is super yummy.

The Peanut Chocolate Cherry bar has a really great mix of flavors. It is peanut buttery, has a nice fruit flavor from the cherries, and it has a little bit of chocolate for good measure. I really like the chewy and crispy texture of this bar.

The Coconut Almond is full of coconut flavor. The texture, too, is what you would expect from a coconut bar. This bar is sweet and chewy and really tasty.

Thank you, Santa Barbara Bar, for this opportunity!

Disclosure: Although we were given the products to review, all opinions and reviews are our own.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Sonoma Flatbreads by Donatos - Uncured Pepperoni

When you are living on a gluten free diet, you can't have good food. Right? That's what everyone tells us. We have found that to be untrue over and over again. But, there was something lacking. We couldn't find a single gluten free pizza available for purchase that was comparable with gluten containing pizzas. Even the gluten free pizzas that we've gotten from restaurants have not been high quality in the least, they haven't been the kind of pizza that everyone craves.

That all ends now. Donatos gave us the opportunity to try out and review their Sonoma Flatbread Pizza, and this pizza really has what we were looking for, this pizza is the best gluten free pizza.
This pizza captures what everyone wants in any pizza. This pizza is tasty for those of us who are eating gluten free all the time, but it is also something that "regular" eaters will enjoy, too.

We will be doing multiple review posts for Donatos, thanks to the generous samples that they sent us, and we are starting with their Uncured Pepperoni flavor.

Mmm... Pepperoni pizza... Who can resist it? If you are trying to avoid nitrates, you might find that it is a struggle to still enjoy this treat. But, Donatos offers you an option that will satisfy your taste buds.

The Donatos Uncured Pepperoni pizza offers you all of the smoky taste that you love from a pepperoni pizza without the possible health issues.

This pizza comes in three size options, and we loved the crispy crust of the smaller choices but also the thicker and chewier crust of the large size.

I love the fact that this pizza is quick and easy to make.

Our three-year-old niece - who has actually complained about some other gluten free food that we have shared with her - devoured two pieces of this pizza for an afternoon snack, loving it.

*Woodmans will start selling the 10 inch Sonoma Flatbreads by Donatos pizzas in April, so keep your eye open for them!

Thank you, Donatos, for this opportunity!

Disclosure: Although we were given the pizza to review, all opinions and reviews are our own.

Friday, February 27, 2015

SweetLeaf Organic Stevia Sweetener

SweetLeaf recently gave us the opportunity to try out one of their products again. We had tried their flavored, liquid sweeteners before, but this time we were sent packets of their organic, powdered sweetener.

I love the fact that these sweeteners are organic! Though these sweeteners' packages don't mention being ready for use in cooking, I used a few of them to sweeten some rice pudding that I was making. This sweetener did a good job of making the pudding sweet, with only a slight stevia taste - and I love the fact that I can make that treat in a sugar free way!

These packets are handy to have around and would be great for taking on the go.

Thank you, SweetLeaf, for this opportunity!

Disclosure: Although we were given the products to review, all opinions and reviews are our own.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Pop'd Kerns Product Review

Pop'd Kerns recently gave us the opportunity to try out their unique popcorn product.

This product was created specially to have the perfect amount of crunch to it. It's funny, cause this popcorn doesn't look the prettiest, it doesn't look ready to eat, even, but it is actually delicious. The crunch is perfect, not too hard and not too soft, just the way that it was meant to be.

This is a gluten free product that is made from all natural and non-GMO ingredients. 

The Ranch Pop'd Kerns have a really good ranch flavor to them. They are salty, flavorful, and so addicting.

The Cheddar Pop'd Kerns are cheesy and wonderful. They have a great cheddar flavor and are a fun alternative to cheese puffs.

The Original Pop'd Kerns is salty, buttery, and really tasty. If you are looking for something with a more neutral flavor, you will like this.

The Barbeque Pop'd Kerns have a little bit of smokiness to them, a little bit of heat, and a tiny bit of sweetness. They are really good. I'm not always a fan of barbeque flavored foods, but I really liked this one. (These were Becca's favorite. They reminded her of barbeque corn chips, only with a better texture and less grease).

Thank you, Pop'd Kerns, for this opportunity!

Which flavor would you enjoy trying?

Reviewed by Emily

Disclosure: Although we were given the products to review, all opinions and reviews are our own.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Pomi Tomato Products

Pomi recently gave us the opportunity to try out their tomato products.

The fun thing about these products is the fact that they come in cardboard cartons versus tin cans.

These tomatoes are 100% natural, containing no preservatives, no artificial flavors, no added water, and they are not made from concentrate. These tomatoes are processed right next to the field as soon as they are ripened.

In addition to the products that we received, Pomi also offers tomato sauce, pizza sauce, marinara sauce, and more.

The Strained Tomatoes made a great base for a spaghetti sauce. They are smooth in consistency and fresh in flavor. They are sweet and full of good taste, and they really work well when used in a sauce.

We used the Chopped Tomatoes to make a sauce for a vegetarian, gluten free lasagna that we were creating. They made a great sauce, with chunks of a nice size that are bursting with flavor.

These tomatoes are sweeter and less acidic than some other tomato products out there.

Thank you, Pomi, for this opportunity!

Disclosure: Although we were given the products to review, all opinions and reviews are our own.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The First Prayer of the Continental Congress

I recently read this first prayer of the Continental Congress for the first time:

O Lord our Heavenly Father, high and mighty King of kings, and Lord of lords, who dost from thy throne behold all the dwellers on earth and reignest with power supreme and uncontrolled over all the Kingdoms, Empires and Governments; look down in mercy, we beseech Thee, on these our American States, who have fled to Thee from the rod of the oppressor and thrown themselves on Thy gracious protection, desiring to be henceforth dependent only on Thee. To Thee have they appealed for the righteousness of their cause; to Thee do they now look up for that countenance and support, which Thou alone canst give. Take them, therefore, Heavenly Father, under Thy nurturing care; give them wisdom in Council and valor in the field; defeat the malicious designs of our cruel adversaries; convince them of the unrighteousness of their Cause and if they persist in their sanguinary purposes, of own unerring justice, sounding in their hearts, constrain them to drop the weapons of war from their unnerved hands in the day of battle!

Be Thou present, O God of wisdom, and direct the councils of this honorable assembly; enable them to settle things on the best and surest foundation. That the scene of blood may be speedily closed; that order, harmony and peace may be effectually restored, and truth and justice, religion and piety, prevail and flourish amongst the people. Preserve the health of their bodies and vigor of their minds; shower down on them and the millions they here represent, such temporal blessings as Thou seest expedient for them in this world and crown them with everlasting glory in the world to come. All this we ask in the name and through the merits of Jesus Christ, Thy Son and our Savior.


Reverend Jacob Duché
Rector of Christ Church of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September 7, 1774

It left me in awe.

It saddened me to think of how far our country has since strayed from God.

As if we don't need Him, when He in fact is our Provider.

When He is the One who has given us this country.

I think it's time for Christ followers to wake up and stand up, or eventually our freedoms, including that of living freely for Jesus, will be taken away.

Do you agree?