January 30, 2013

Love is in the Air at Wildfire Restaurants

For all you gluten free lovebirds in the Chicagoland area, Wildfire Restaurant is serving up a special Valentine's Day four course menu for two, and many of the items can be made gluten free. You can preview the menu online here.

If you've never had the chance to eat at Wildfire, you definitely to check them out! They are super cautious in preparing gluten free items, and have a wide selection of gluten free options, including gluten free hamburger buns, gluten free pizza, and gluten free spinach & artichoke fondue with GF garlic bread!

Click the image for more info!

January 28, 2013

Chicken Tortilla Soup and a Giveaway!

Winter has finally arrived in Chicago. This past weekend we had snow, sleet, ice, and cold. Definitely hibernation weather. Yesterday all I wanted to do was curl up on the couch with a good movie (or rather Downton Abbey) and enjoy a nice big bowl of warm soup.

Mmmm....pepper!
Luckily I had all the ingredients for a tortilla soup and even a jump start thanks to Pacific's soup starters. Flavoring a spicy soup couldn't be easier; just add chopped veggies, beans, chicken and simmer. Boom. Comfort food is served. I cheated on making tortilla strips and crunched up some tostadas instead, which worked deliciously.



There are currently five varieties of Pacific soup starters including beef, chicken, and vegetable flavors of the Vietnamese soup, Pho. Tom Yum and Tortilla soup are the additional ethnic soup starters. All of these organic broths are gluten free, dairy free, corn free, soy free, yeast free, and low fat. Great for just about every diet.



Pacific Natural Foods is celebrating National Soup Month and is offering one lucky Gluten Free Betsy reader a soup starter kit so they can create some of these yummy soups at home.

To enter, just leave a comment on the comments section below telling me what is your favorite soup. Don't forget to leave an email address so I can contact you if you are the winner.  A winner will be chosen at random (using random.org) next Monday, February 4th. Good luck!

The fine print: Pacific Natural Foods kindly provided me samples of their soup starters to review. The opinions in this post are mine and do not necessarily represent Pacific Natural Foods. 

January 7, 2013

New Year, New Blog Look

Please pardon our pixels as we update our look over the next few days!
Best,
Gluten Free Betsy's Webmaster