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Have you heard about Namaste Foods? They make pasta meal kits, baking mixes and coating mixes that do NOT contain wheat, gluten, corn, soy, dairy, casein, peanuts or tree nuts. All their products are made in a 100% dedicated gluten and allergen-free facility, owned and operated by Namaste Foods themselves. And all their products are genetically modified (GMO) free. Pretty impressive!
Namaste kindly sent me a couple of products to review. Since my family loves trying new things, we were thrilled. But sending pasta and a cake mix, my kids were over the moon!
The pasta dinner comes with dry pasta and seasoning. The pasta is really only enough to serve two, but to stretch it out I added 1lb ground bison, corn, and bell peppers. No tex-mex dish is complete unless it’s topped with my favorite herb, cilantro, so with a sprinkling of that the pasta was complete. It was just enough to serve our hungry family of four with a side of steamed broccoli. I love how easy the mix was to use, just cook the pasta and toss in the seasoning and extra ingredients. The pasta is brown rice and hemp, so there’s a little protein and omega bonus in there for you. And it’s so versatile – you can add anything you like. I can imagine this would be delicious topped with fresh diced tomatoes and avocados too.
Now this was decadently good. As to be expected of a gluten-free cake, it was very dense and moist. I am normally not a huge fan of spice cakes because the spices are usually overpowering, but not in this case. I found the spices to be just perfect. Since all cake is naked without frosting in my opinion, I added this allergen-free Velvet Frosting (basically a “butter cream”) from Cybele Pascal. Really and truly, this was divine. I served it to a small crowd of non-allergy folk and everyone gobbled up every last crumb. My only comment is that this is not meant to be a healthy cake, for us it was splurge and it was well worth it.
Did I make you drool just now? Because I sure am as I remember my last bite of that cake! Well, wipe that drool away and try some of Namaste’s products by entering our giveaway!
One winner will receive a Namaste tote bag containing one Pasta Meal Kit, Baking Mix, and a Coating Mix. Contest is open to contestants in the US and Canada. Contest ends November 19, 2013.
**Enter the giveaway HERE**
Good luck everyone!