One of the things that I found most difficult about being diagnosed with Celiac disease was the extra work that had to go into grocery shopping, meal planning, and preparation. No longer could I grab a frozen pizza off the store shelf and serve it to my family for supper. Since then, more convenience options have come out, but they are usually pretty pricey.
However, last week I found Sabatasso’s gluten-free pizza at Costco. At $12.99 for two 12-inch cheese pizzas, I thought it was a great deal. As well, Sabatasso is certified gluten-free by the Canadian Celiac Association! We brought one home, added Natural Selections gluten-free pepperoni, bacon, and fresh Parmesan. Here was the result:
This pizza was big enough to feed two adults for supper. Overall, we found that the taste was quite good, with a tangy sauce and just the right amount of cheese. The middle was a bit soggy and doughy, but I think that’s my fault for cooking it on a cookie sheet instead of directly on the rack like the box recommended.
The other convenience food products I’ve noticed (which are not certified gluten-free, but are free of gluten) are some new offerings by Schneiders Country Naturals. This line now includes hamburgers, chicken burgers, and chicken wings (available in barbeque and honey garlic). The chicken wings are next on my to-try list!