Thursday, February 18, 2010

~GlutenFree Houston~

1014 Wirt Rd.
Suite 230
Houston, TX 77055
I received a delightful surprise in the mail. It was from a company called GlutenFree Houston. Now I've never heard of them before, but was excited they heard of me! Most of ya know how hard it is for me to find great tasting goodies to munch on. Inside the package contained two dessert treats for me to try.
Gluten Free Cinnamon Coffee Cake
Gluten Free Carrot Cake.
OH! did they find my weakness, Carrot Cake! I couldn't wait to taste these. I grabbed my camera first, I couldn't just taste the goodies wthout first letting ya see how they were packaged. I also had to have my trusty "NON gluten free eating tasters" to taste test my goodies.
Why do I use them when I'm the one who has to eat gluten free? For a real honest to goodness opinion of the product! Not that my opinion doesn't matter. It's just so ya can have a fair view from someone who isn't on a gluten free diet. And how they feel about eating an item that contains no gluten.
Here's the reviews...
Carrot Cake "Moist and sweet, a tasty dessert treat"
Cinnamon Coffee Cake " Mmmm, I really like this one. Can I have another piece?"
He also told me "I'm surprised they were both so moist."
Mr. Java
Carrot Cake "Moist, sweet and tastes just like carrot cake."
Cinnamon Coffee Cake " Sweet and moist"
"I like the carrot cake best."
Ms. JavaGal
Carrot Cake " I like how sweet it is." "I could eat this on a hot summer day, because it's so light"
Cinnamon Coffee Cake "This is a good treat with a cup of coffee, moist too"
Carrot Cake " I died and went to heaven! It taste identical to the carrot cake I used to enjoy with gluten"
Cinnamon Coffee Cake " I agreed with JavaGal it's a good treat with cofee"
Now the only downside I seen to the products which were delivered overnight to my home, was the packaging. The containers didn't hold up so well and were dented and one lid was cracked. Other then finding a more durable container to ship them in, the products were quite outstanding!
I was very happy yo be chosen to try these delicious desserts.
Please visit their site, I left the link above as well as the address and phone number. They have the following items to chose from...
Gluten Free sandwich bread
Gluten/Dairy Free sandwich bread
Gluten/Dairy Free hamburger buns
Gluten/Dairy Free dinner rolls
Gluten Free chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, and sugar cookies
Gluten Free brownies (in store pick up only)
GLuten Free Carrot Cake Muffins
Gluten Free White & Chocolate cake & cupcakes
Gluten Free Gingerbread cake
Gluten/Dairy Free frozen bread dough to "take & bake" at home
Gluten Free French Bread frozen dough to "Take & bake" at home
They sound tasty don't they?
I know they can keep me on their product review list! *hint, hint* I'll be more then happy to devour these goodies anytime!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Happy 1 year to Lil Love Creations Blog!
It's amazing how fast a year can go by, Life has a way of interupting ya and changes the plans ya set in motion.
My year has been one of many challenges. One important change is in the health of MR. His health changed in a diection we didn't see coming. The whole time we've been married he has not once been hospitalized. Well Mother's Day last year he was in extreme pain and announced he was heading to the emergency room. Of course when one major thing happens life decides to toss in a bunch more drama for ya to deal with. Won't go into them just suffice it to say I wanted to just toss my hands in the air and scream "I've had enough!"
Seems MR. was diagnoised with pancreatitus. This condition can kill, What made his situation worse was his pancreas is backwards.
I told MR. "So I was right about ya after all!" When he asked me what I meant I said, " I always said ya were ass backwards!" The doc found that funny. So the deal with ya pacreas is when ya born, Ya born with two pancreas and they merge into one. When MR. was born he only weighed 3 lbs. Mamas umbiblical tube connected to MR. was barely open. What amazed the doctor was he didn't have any symptoms till now. So what had happened was a huge cyst surrounded his pancreas and they had to try and get it to go down. Believe me this was not any fun. When they felt it was safe enough they went in to place a stint into his pancreas. The stint is to help dissolve the cyst. They did this by endoscopy (they go through ya mouth). MR. found some relief and nature just needed to run it's course as the cyst tried to dissolve.
MR. Just last week had his second stint surgery. He will need to go back and have a cat scan in 4 weeks, then another stint replacement in June.
He may have to do this till the cyst completely dissolves. It was 7cm now it's 4cm. The reason for the stint changes, is they tend to clog because they're so small. If he had the cyst drain into MR's stomach he could cause different problems. So this was the safest way to heal MR.
What scared me was How close I came to losing him again. The first time was in 2003 when a drunk driver hit him head on while MR. was on his way to work at 6am. The driver was .11 and he didn't get hurt. MR. on the other hand suffered tremendous pain and injuries. So much so the Police Officers explained to me that MR. shouldn't have survived. They said they've seen cars like MR's and it always turned out bad.
Ya could imagine my fear of losing him again with this pancreatitus. He's healing well and believe it or not has lost some weight that he wanted to lose. :) As I was saying Life likes to toss us challenges and My updating my blog was one of them. I never know when I have time to pop on and voice how I'm doing. I know I was just informed that my Summer job will be 7 days a week versus the 6 days. Which means I'm working 10 hour days, 7 days a week. Not sure how this will fit into my blog time. But I will try and keep up when the time presents itself.
I know most people give a prize for their Blogoversary, I think I might do that too!
I want to give a shout out to TEENA IN TORONTO! She sent me Blogoversary wishes. Ya can check out her Blog here:
Read her entry about dinner with Mr. Chia Kitty.
If ya leave me ya name, I'll have Lil Love choose a winner to win a lil something from me. I won't tell ya what it is. If I did it wouldn't be a prize would it? lol
I think I'll give this 1 month for people to enter.
I want to take the time to thank my loyal readers,
I appreciate the wonderful words of support and love.
I especially appreciate ya taking this journey with me.