What an unexpected surprise!

So Good Gluten Free 1On a recent roadtrip to Julian, CA (small former gold-mining town, known also for their apple pie – including Gluten-Free apple pie!), we made a pit stop near the freeway in Temecula. Expecting to find the typical rest stop options, I was shocked to find a cafe/bakery completed dedicated to gluten-free foods! When I walked into So Good Gluten Free Foods, I was like a kid in a candy store. Not only do they make their own breads, they have a whole case full of yummy bakery items. I ordered a turkey sandwich, which came on their gluten/vegan/soy-free flatbread with veganaise, and one of their award-winning gluten/diary/soy-free chocolate brownies. The bread for the sandwich tasted like “real” non-GF bread, with a texture that wasn’t too dense or brittle as some GF breads tend to be. The brownie was heavenly – perfect texture and amount of chocolatey-ness!

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SGGFF owners Lindy Pine and Devin Rusk

So Good Gluten Free was started in 2010 by husband and wife Lindy Pine and Devin Rusk. They started the business in response to Lindy’s need to follow a gluten-free diet as a result of Hashimoto’s autoimmune thyroid disease. Devin then started eating gluten-free as well and found that his new diet cleared up his acid reflux and a few other ailments. All of their goods are gluten-free, soy-free and free of preservatives. All of their bakery goods looked so tempting, and Devin was this close to convincing me to buy a box of cupcakes, but I figured cupcakes + apple pie just might be a bit of overkill 🙂 Next time I’m in the area though I am definitely stopping by for another freshly baked treat!

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Welcome to the Tasteful Pantry!

Welcome to the Tasteful Pantry everyone! I am so excited to be getting close to the launch of our exciting new business that will revolutionize the way you snack. If you’ve had tummy troubles like I have and miss just being able to relax and indulge without having to ask a zillion questions about ingredients, then you’ve come to the right place. The Tasteful Pantry is going to make snacking and indulging so much easier and tastier than it’s been in the past. We do all the researching and tasting so that you can have a little fun with your snacking and still stick to your ‘free-from’ diet. We specialize in gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, soy-free and nut-free. Come one come all – we’ll have the goods for you no matter how many ‘free-froms’ you follow. So stay tuned and get ready for a big boost to your ‘free-from’ pantry!

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