I am not one who typically buys into “As Seen on TV” products, but the Perfect Taco Bowl recently caught my eye. It’s a pan that turns flat wraps into a star-shaped bowl. A friend bought it for me as a gift and I’ve been using it constantly…but I have been stumped for what to do with the taco bowls. The obvious choice is to make a salad and since I can’t think of other ways to use the bowl, I’ve been trying to shake up what I put in the salad instead.
My favorite way to use gluten-free crackers is as a crouton alternative. So naturally, when I received a shipment of samples from Blue Diamond, I did my first taste test with the taco bowl salad. I opted for the Asiago Cheese Artisan Nut Thins. The crackers added just the right flair of flavor to the taco bowl. I didn’t have many ingredients in the house, so they added crunch and that little something extra to my otherwise slightly boring lettuce, tuna and tomato salad.
If you’re more adventurous in the kitchen than me, I bet you can come up with even better ways to use Blue Diamond Artisan Nut Thins, the way a few of our gluten-free blogger friends did last summer. From Garlic Buffalo Chicken Nuggets and Baked Mac & with Cracker Topping to Stuffed Tomatoes and Eggplant Parmesan, the possibilities are endless. If you want to keep it simple, serve the Artisan Nut Thins up with your favorite dip. These are sturdy crackers, so you can definitely serve them with a thick dip or other topping of your choice without them breaking under the weight. There are lots of flavors and styles to choose from, like Sesame, Flax Seed and Multi-Seed, so you’re bound to find options to please every palate.
While I am a fan of the Artisan Nut Thins, my favorites are the original gluten-free Blue Diamond Nut Thins (I am snacking on the Cheddar Cheese flavor as I write this review…). They are thinner than the Artisan Nut Thins, but they still pack a crunch and a ton of flavor. I like them just as they are, without dips or topping. The Nut Thins make for a great after school snack or as a pick-me-up when you’re feeling sluggish at 3 p.m. at the office.
The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) and Blue Diamond teamed up this month on the Take the Pledge campaign, which encourages people to become active participants in the celiac disease and gluten sensitive communities. When you Take the Pledge, you receive a free gluten-free eCookbook featuring Blue Diamond recipes and you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win a gluten-free prize pack from Blue Diamond. You’ll also be given private access to a page of other free resources to help you maintain your Pledge promise. Learn all about the Take the Pledge campaign at www.CeliacCentral.org/TakeThePledge. Or, you can Take the Pledge on Facebook, too. Be sure to check out all of Blue Diamond’s gluten-free options!
What’s your favorite way to use Blue Diamond Nut Thins in your gluten-free recipes? I’d love to hear some of your ideas!