Yesterday I embarked on a new journey to live a completely gluten-free lifestyle. I began this journey by clearing our house of all glutenous foods and even some appliances that couldn't be properly cleansed of crumbs.
My first shopping stop was Whole Foods Market where I spent nearly two hours reading labels and going up and down the aisles (some of them two or three times). A very helpful man named Jim from the marketing department gave me a great store tour when I arrived and also a free loaf of rice bread! I ended up with a full cart of gluten-free items. They're selection really is amazing, although the prices could be a little lower. After that I went to Safeway for the rest of our groceries. I will buy anything I can gluten-free from a regular supermarket.
Since yesterday I've had the chance to try some of the items that I purchased which leads me to the title of this post. My 1st gluten-free food review! Here I will list the items I've tried, and the honest opinions of myself, husband and children. I will try to include a link to the product when I can so that if you would like to try it you'll know where to find it.
Let the reviewing begin...
Amy's Rice Crust Cheese Pizza
I was very happy to find gluten-free pizza at Whole Foods Market. It was a little pricey at $8.99 for enough pizza to realistically serve two adults. But considering that I don't know of any other place to get pizza at the moment I was willing to pay to try it out.
Overall it was pretty good! My kids really liked it. The bottom of the pizza doesn't get crispy, but the edges do. The crust is very dense, and sort of crumbly. It goes nicely with the cheese and sauce. I drizzled our's with a little garlic flavored olive oil before I put it in the oven. But the sauce and cheese were very flavorful, and had nice texture as well.
I'd buy this again, but I'd pair it with a salad since it's so small.
I give it 3.5 stars out of 5!