Review: Mrs. Leeper's Beef Lasagna

I've been really searching for easy to fix gluten free meals. The only exposure to the Mrs. Leeper's brand I had more this was their corn pasta. I am not a huge fan of corn pasta, just because the corn flavor doesn't quite go as well with most meals as well as rice flavor does. Plus, the corn pasta's texture is a little different from the rice pasta I'm used to. Anyhoo...

Basically, their gluten free beef lasagna is a hamburger-ish type meal. Just add ground beef and you are ready to go. It took a little longer than the 15 minutes promised on the box, but the results were worth it. Very few brands seem to use corn pasta, but I thought that it blended wonderfully with the spices in the mix.

The box suggested to add cheese and fresh basil. We added cheese, since fresh basil is in short supply at my tiny apartment. I definitely recommend adding the cheese. Afterall, what doesn't taste better with cheese?

We also fixed green beans on the side, which was a nice addition. It fed three hungry adults with no leftovers, so I don't think it's quite enough to feed a family of four even if there are children.

In conclusion, I was very impressed with the product! The quality of the food was higher than any boxed food I've had. The taste was amazing, definitely better than Hamburger Helper! I will look into buying more Mrs. Leeper's box meals in the future.

Company – Mrs. Leeper's
Price - Don't know, it was a gift
Review – 5 out of 5 stars
Preparation - Buying a pack of ground beef, ~20 total to cook
Gluten Amount – No gluten ingredients used

Allergians - Contains milk and soy ingredients


Gluten Free Mahalo

After searching for interesting things on Mahalo.com's website, I stumbled across this gluten free diet webpage on their site.

I think it's exciting to see that there is more and more awareness to gluten and the gluten free diet! I think some of their links leave a little to be desired, but all in all, it's not too bad. You can also recommend additional links at the bottom to make the page better.

I hope that they make a page for gluten in general, but one step at a time!


Review: Glee Gum

Hello everyone! I’m back after some time off, hope everyone is hanging in there after all the craziness over the past few weeks.

I’ve been chewing Glee Gum for a while now and really love it. The gum comes in little squares with a hard outside and a somewhat softer middle. I buy the gum at both Trader Joes and Whole Foods Market, although it is available elsewhere. The gum is all natural and contains none of the major allergens, so it’s safe for most people. Their FAQs page goes into more specifics, in case you are interested. It doesn’t contain any artificial flavorings either, which makes a wonderful difference in the taste.

I’ve only had the peppermint and the tangerine with tangerine being my favorite. My only complaint is that normally I have to chew two squares at the same time to get it to be equivalent of a ‘normal’ size piece. The flavor doesn’t last as long as a normal piece of gum, but the flavor is better in general.

I highly recommend it! Most of my friends that have had it say it’s the best gum that they’ve ever tasted, so it’s not just for people with food allergies!


Company – Verve Inc.

Price - .89 cents

Review – 5 out of 5 stars

Preparation - None

Gluten Amount – No gluten ingredients used