Product Reviews

Valio Viola Cheese Spread (Product of Finland)

  A product of Finland, Valio Viola cheese spread was another pick up during my recent run to Brighton Beach. The cheese is much thinner than say, Philly cream cheese. The flavor is mild, pleasant and just the perfect amount of tartness. It reminds me of a less rich version of Laughing Cow cheese. I […]

Arrowhead Mills Maple Buckwheat Flakes (Gluten Free)

Buckwheat cereal? That sounds odd. Maple though? Maybe we have something here. I’ve used buckwheat flour many times in baking but certainly never considered the grain for a cereal. This product from Arrowhead Mills proved my skepticism wrong. These flakes possess a stronger-than-the-average crunch. If accustomed to wheat or corn based flakes, buckwheat looks very […]

My Dad’s Cookies Chocolano Flavor (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

These My Dad’s chocolano cookies are a gluten free (also labelled wheat free/dairy free) cousin to the more famous Milano from Pepperidge Farm. These treats are an improvement however because they have the richness of a Milano but with a more delicate crunch and a slight crumbliness. The cookie is in perfect proportion to the […]

Product Review: Sticky Fingers Bakery Gluten Free Scone Mix (Meyer Lemon Flavor)

Talk about serendipity. I’ve been craving a good scone lately and happened across this gluten free (though not vegan) mix at Homegoods TJ Maxx in the packaged foods section. The sale price was $3 but it retails for around $6. The instructions are super easy. The mix goes in a bowl and is stirred together […]

Mi-Del Gluten Free Arrowroot Cookies Review (Animal Crackers!)

The Mi-Del Arrowroot gluten free cookies would certainly fool most into thinking they’re regular flour. In fact, their tagline is “Gluten Free Cookies That Taste Like Cookies.” The flours included are corn, soy, potato rice and of course arrowroot. They taste crunchy and give off a whiff of vanilla. They’re like a fresher version of […]

Product Review: Rajah Tandoori Masala (Used with Tofu and Chicken)

Product Review: Rajah Tandoori Masala I’ve tried 3 or 4 other brands of tandoori masala. So far the Rajah brand has been the easiest and tastiest. I picked it up at Patel Brothers in Jackson Heights Queens. It’s not necessary, unlike other brands to add yogurt and or butter. You simply add and rub on […]

Bolst Curry Powder (Mild)

Bolst Curry Powder Mild (100g, 3.53 oz) I’m loyal to Bolst curry powder because honestly it was one of first spice mixes I bought as my interest in cooking grew. I’ve tried several other brands which are all collecting dust. The initial appeal was the packaging. I love that it’s a canister which you get […]