6 Amazing Gluten-Free Foods You Must Try

17 Dec 2017

Most of you know I love to travel and eat! Throughout the years I’ve tried many different diets including vegetarian, vegan and most recently, I’ve experimented with gluten-free foods. In case you’re unfamiliar, gluten is a family of proteins found in grass-related grains. Some people are completely allergic to gluten, while others may have problems and discomfort digesting it. Those that are sensitive found that removing gluten from their diet improved their quality of life. Gluten-free foods may come with a stigma about flavor, like many other dietary labeled foods, but in reality, many taste great and sometimes even better than the original versions!

I’ve went ahead and ranked some of my favorites. Without further ado, I give to you, my 6 Amazing Gluten-Free Foods You Must Try.


6. Dark Chocolate Chip Gluten-Free and Wheat-Free Waffles

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6 Amazing Gluten-Free Foods You Must Try Blog Lifestyle

Waffles are definitely one of my favorite breakfast choices! There is no limit to what you can top them with and paired with real maple syrup, make these fantastic. Simply warm them up in the toaster and you’re good to go for sweet and crispy goodness.


5. Rice Pasta and Cheddar

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6 Amazing Gluten-Free Foods You Must Try Blog Lifestyle

They don’t call it macaroni & cheese, but obviously, it’s macaroni & cheese and who doesn’t enjoy that! It honestly wasn’t much different then normal macaroni & cheese with gluten so don’t expect a life-changing experience. A great snack and a great way to enjoy macaroni and cheese gluten-free.


4. Salt and Vinegar Potato Chips

6 Amazing Gluten-Free Foods You Must Try Blog Lifestyle

6 Amazing Gluten-Free Foods You Must Try Blog Lifestyle

As a boy, I loved to experiment with very intense flavors, to this day nothing has changed. Ever since I can remember my favorite potato chip flavor would have to be, salt and vinegar. I’m a huge advocate for sour and salty foods! This mostly manifests itself in a love of Southeast Asian noodles with lots of lime, vinegar and fish sauce, but also a bag of salt and vinegar chips help me to get my fix!


3. Figgies & Jammies Gluten-Free Cookies

6 Amazing Gluten-Free Foods You Must Try Blog Lifestyle

6 Amazing Gluten-Free Foods You Must Try Blog Lifestyle

I was first introduced to figs by the cookie when I was young. I loved them in a cookie but then started enjoying them fresh and dried as I began traveling. Figgies & Jammies jumped up my list because they taste fantastic, are moist and put me in my happy place. You can’t lose with these lovely cookies.


2. Homemade Guacamole

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Out of all the options, guacamole is definitely the healthiest. You can buy it pre-made but I prefer to make it myself, to add the Pierre twist on things. I add all of the typical ingredients including tomato, avocado, red onion, jalapeno and lime juice but I also add cayenne pepper and Tapatío hot sauce. This gives my guacamole that extra punch which can’t be beat. Fire up the guac and I’ll be over soon.


1. Gluten-Free Delights Stuffed Sandwiches

6 Amazing Gluten-Free Foods You Must Try Blog Lifestyle

6 Amazing Gluten-Free Foods You Must Try Blog Lifestyle

Who doesn’t enjoy food that is easy to prepare and tastes incredible? Gluten-Free Delights Stuffed Sandwiches come in a variety of flavors including Ham and Cheese, Uncured Pepperoni Pizza, Southwest Veggie, Spinach Artichoke and more! I recommend heating them up in your oven to get them crispy on the outside and soft and melted on the inside! These lovely little pockets of heaven really beat my expectations, and that’s why they’ve became my number one gluten-free snack!

6 Amazing Gluten-Free Foods You Must Try Blog Lifestyle

If you didn’t tell me they were gluten-free, I wouldn’t have had any idea. Gluten-Free Delights are crafted without the use of artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. My favorite flavor was the Uncured Pepperoni Pizza but you’ll have to decide for yourself. I enjoyed mine with a little hot sauce (ok, a lot of hot sauce.) These are easily found throughout the Midwest and beyond, including at fine establishments such as Jewel-Osco, Meijer, Fresh Thyme, Woodman’s, Better Health and Piggly Wiggly. Get yours today!

Also, stay tuned to my Instagram stories for a Gluten-Free Delights Stuffed Sandwiches giveaway!


Conclusion

6 Amazing Gluten-Free Foods You Must Try Blog Lifestyle

If you’re allergic to gluten or you simply want to avoid it, you have tons of tasty options. Gluten-free foods don’t have to be any less amazing than any other foods with gluten, and I realized that they can actually taste better than their gluten-having counterparts! Enjoy these amazing gluten-free foods, I know I have.

Top 3 Cocktail Recipes with Jewel-Osco Home Delivery

07 Dec 2017

If you’re familiar with Chicago, you’ll surely know about Jewel-Osco, the supermarket chain. They have just introduced their new delivery service, so I figured it was a good time to try it out by ordering the ingredients to make my favorite cocktails at home, and share them with you!

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Top 3 Cocktail Recipes with Jewel-Osco Home Delivery Blog Recipes

Most will appreciate that you can shop by order history, if you find yourself buying the same things over and over, like I do. The driver will bring everything right to your door. The Jewel: Home Delivery trucks are equipped with frozen and chilled compartments so you won’t have any limitations on what you can order. They only have a $30 minimum purchase requirement, for both delivery and pickup services!

Top 3 Cocktail Recipes with Jewel-Osco Home Delivery Blog Recipes

Without further ado, I give to you, my three favorite drink recipes!


Whiskey Sour

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I’m a huge fan of drinking bourbon neat, and also a huge fan of sour flavors and lemon juice. After drinking alcohol, I tend to try and drinks that are alkaline such as water with lemon to make sure I stay feeling great. This drink balances the acid of the liquor with the alkaline of the lemon in one go to balance and create a happy tummy!

  • 2 oz. bourbon
  • 2/3 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. superfine sugar
  • Maraschino cherry on top

Mix ingredients together in a shaker. Pour over ice and garnish with a cherry.


Bloody Mary

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Here’s another drink that’s very fitting to Pierre’s taste buds. I’m a huge fan of salty, spicy and sour flavors, so the Bloody Mary, which is basically an alcoholic salad, fits my tastes perfectly.

  • 2 ounces tomato juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly grated horseradish
  • 5 dashes hot pepper sauce, such as Tabasco
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 dash freshly ground black pepper
  • About 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 lemon wedge (optional)

Stir together all ingredients except the celery and lemon wedge. Mix well, then pour over ice. Garnish with celery stalk and/or lemon wedge.


White Russian

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White Russians sound so exotic but in actuality they’re fairly simple. I’ve been enjoying these for years and they always seem to put me in a good mood. Enjoy your sweet dessert and little slice of heaven!

  • 1.5 ounces vodka
  • 3/4 ounce Kahlua
  • Heavy cream

Mix all ingredients together in glass and pour over ice. Enjoy!


Top 3 Cocktail Recipes with Jewel-Osco Home Delivery Blog Recipes

I hope you enjoy reading and making some of my favorite cocktails. I must say, I really enjoyed the smooth process of having all the ingredients delivered by Jewel-Osco so I could comfortably enjoy my favorite drinks, without leaving home!


The Jewel-Osco Home Delivery service has many features including same-day delivery, one-hour delivery windows, store pickup, all which are available seven days a week.

Get $25 Off + Free Delivery on your 1st order when you spend $100 or more (Promo Code: JEWEL valid on orders placed until 2/28/18) OR Free Delivery on your 1st order with $30 minimum purchase required (Promo Code: FREE valid on orders placed until 2/28/18)

Place orders before 1:00 pm for Same Day Delivery

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  • Order before 5:00 am for delivery between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm
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Home Delivery fees vary by delivery window, but are typically:

  • 1-hour delivery window: $5.95 on purchases of $150 or more, $7.95 on purchases under $150
  • 2-hour delivery window: $2.95 on purchases of $150 or more, $4.95 on purchases under $150
  • 4-hour delivery window: Typically FREE

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Jewel-Osco. The opinions and text are all mine.