These are the ramblings of a self-described wheat, grain and gluten-free “gourmet girl” that loves to cook and eat good food. I love creating and sharing recipes and photographing “beautiful food”. In July 2012, I eliminated wheat, grains and added sugar from my diet and rediscovered real, whole fresh foods again and effortlessly lost 65+ pounds. Join me in my wheat, grain and gluten-free journey. See how easy it is to enjoy grain free gourmet, one meal at a time! Welcome to my blog. Enjoy!
Today was leftover day...I had the last piece of my Greek Style Spinach-Feta Pie for lunch. For dinner, I had the last piece of salmon and the rest of the sauteed brussels sprouts and red cabbage from last night. But, the most exciting part of my evening...was that my shipment of extracts that came today from OliveNation (I know, how dorky, right?). I've been using their extracts since last year -- they have one of the largest varieties of pure natural extracts that I have found. I never purchase any imitation flavored extracts. I couldn't eat my dinner fast enough so I could whip out my plain Greek yogurt and begin sampling the new flavors! The 4 new flavors that came today are: Black Currant, Banana, Peach and Hazelnut. I tried all the fruit flavors in yogurt this evening and every single one was awesome -- the fragrance of the black currant was so heavenly, I could wear it as perfume! LOL Those 4 new flavors added to my growing OliveNation collection of: Maple, Coconut, Pineapple, Chocolate, Bourbon Madagascar Vanilla as well as their vanilla bean pods. I bought these flavors so I could add the natural flavors of what are typically higher fructose fruits to my plain Greek yogurt to jazz it up a bit sometimes. I also think they would be good in whipped cream or cream cheese to make little fruit flavored cheesecakes, tarts, etc. without adding fructose. I snapped a couple photos below so you could see my growing OliveNation collection of extracts. You can purchase them directly from OliveNation or find them at my Amazon aStore. This doesn't even take into account the other McCormick and Frontier natural flavors I have as well. If you are looking for a large variety of unusual extracts (most are pure and natural), check them out. Enjoy!
P.S. -- Notice how sunny it was in these pictures about an hour ago -- it is now pitch black outside and there are tornado warnings here and one has already been spotted west of here -- yikes!!!
Here are the different varieties of yogurt I will be adding them to -- non-fat, 2% & full fat!