Thursday, August 23, 2012

Rudi's Tortillas Review and a GIVEAWAY!!

Winner Announced!! Random number generator = 5 jacobithegreat you win!!!!  Send me an email - jen at a life of sugar and spice dot com, with your mailing information so I can get this prize pack sent to you by Rudi's!!


Recently the folks at Rudi's were kind enough to send me some samples of their three new tortilla flavors, plain, fiesta and spinach. I have been looking forward to trying these since I first saw them on Marlow's blog a while ago.

Untitled

(Sorry for the crappy iphone photo!)

Here I'm having a spinach tortilla filled with tuna salad. These wraps are SO good. Pop them in the microwave for 20 seconds and you have a soft, pliable wrap that does NOT fall apart in your hands. I happened to have some leftover taco chicken from dinner so I filled a fiesta wrap up with some of that topped with guacamole and dairy free sour cream. So delicious. Very little leakage and it did not fall apart at all. I'm in love!!! I had to freeze them but just pull one out of the freezer, pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds - perfect.

I'm sorry I don't have better pictures for you but unfortunately, last wednesday I threw my back out. Making lunch at all was a chore and messing around with my camera was out of the question. That crappy iphone pic was all I could do! Thankfully I'm feeling much better, not 100%, but better every day.

Now, to the giveaway! Rudi's is giving away a picnic basket full of goodies!

rudis-kit-3 (1)

This awesome package includes:

Picnic Basket
Service for four people: flatware, plates, glasses, wine opener and napkins
Picnic Blanket
Product Coupons, GF Tortillas and Rudi's Swag

All you have to do to win is leave a comment below! The winner will be chosen by random number generator on Saturday 8/25.

Also - check out the What's Under Wraps? Giveaways on Facebook that are going on for the rest of the month of August!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Oh, hey!

Untitled

Hello there! It's been a while! Almost 3 months since my last post... so what's been happening? Last we talked I was starting on a Paleo-ish journey. Again. How'd that work out? Well, it didn't. Of course not. It never does. I've come to the realization that being on any kind of "diet" just doesn't work for me. It stresses me out and I get fed up and I end up over-indulging. I went WAY overboard this time too. Yuck.

But then we went on vacation down in Dennisport (see last summer's recap here!) and it was awesome and for some reason, I ate better than I had in a long time and I felt so much better. The house we rented was a walk to the beach so we spent every single day swimming and sunning and relaxing.

318794_10151913475260597_1957068677_n

We went kayaking

318723_10151913474330597_1518772581_n

Crabbing

541585_10151913477385597_1235293513_n

We ate a ton of grilled meats

402900_10151913473530597_1866191925_n

And maybe drank a little too much wine, and cider, and wine... and more cider

531561_10151913473655597_204930292_n

It was so much fun and so relaxing. I can't wait until next year!

548178_10151913475665597_1996675687_n



As far as food and this blog and all that jazz... to be perfectly honest, I'm just tired of writing about gluten and dairy. I really don't know how all of you bloggers out there do it day in and day out. I also have noticed that the majority of the GF blogs in my reader give me endless posts about junk food. Cake, cookies, breads, every alternative to non-gf treats you can imagine. I am trying hard to eat less processed foods and looking at all these sweet treats all day long is not helping! I'm reading a lot more paleo, primal and clean eating blogs because their food posts are so much healthier. Although I'm not specifically doing a paleo diet, the blogs give me lots of meal ideas. Basically my mindset is absolutely no gluten or dairy and very little added sugar. I eat mostly protein and veggies and maybe a udi's bun for a sandwich or burger here and there. Breakfasts are usually eggs and veggies and another type of meat, lunch is salads or meats and veggies or maybe a sandwich and dinner is always meats and veggies. Treats are restricted to the weekends or special occassions. And I'm trying to limit the alcohol intake to one or two days a week, on the weekends only. But that's a tough one to stick to, a glass of wine on a work night is sometimes essential!


Anyway, I can't say that I'm going to be blogging all that much going forward, and if I do, it may not be food related, but we'll see how it goes. I do miss writing, but haven't had much to write about lately! Ok. That's all. See you soon :)