Thursday, March 25, 2010

Foodie Friday: Namaste Foods, LLC Review and GIVEAWAY!! **ENDED*

Namaste Foods, LLC is a company that creates amazing food products for people with common food allergies. All of their products are free of gluten, wheat, potato, soy, corn, dairy, tree nuts, peanuts and casein.

Namaste Foods offers a total of 18 products to include baking mixes and pasta dishes, 8 of which are sugar free. While the mixes can be made alone, they also offer their customers many recipe options so each of the mixes can create additional fun and tasty options. They even offer a cookbook with over 60 recipes!

These products are certified kosher and their product prices are lower than similar allergy-free products on the market. More information about the company and their products can be found at the FAQ section of their website.

I was given the opportunity to review two products: the cookie mix and blondie mix.

Cookie Mix: 
These cookies were absolutely delicious! I thought I would try to make some cut-out cookies with the mix, but the batter was just not meant for this purpose. The batter was too sticky, so I changed my plan and opted instead to create drop cookies. I added some buttercream on top (not pictured) and enjoyed every last bite. My family also thoroughly enjoyed these cookies.  I even overheard my husband telling his friend on the phone that he was amazed at how good these gluten-free cookies are (even though he has no idea what gluten is).



Blondies:  
I opted to try a recipe for the blondie mix. My adding some chunky peanut butter and chocolate chips, I
created some amazing blondies. They were incredibly tasty and my family was very happy with the outcome.
I will add that my husband is not a big fan of sweet foods, but he thoroughly enjoyed both mixes! As he was eating the blondies, he stated "I think these may be the best thing that you have ever baked. I am having a hard time not eating them all in one sitting".


Buy it here: You can purchase Namaste foods at local stores, online from the Namaste Foods, LLC website, and online from Amazon.


















Win it here: Namaste Foods, LLC is offering one lucky Cake Mom reader a Namaste Foods tote with some samples of their mixes, literature, coupons and assorted goodies!!
 


**Please read the rules**

This is open to US residents only. You must complete the mandatory entry before completing optional entries. Each optional entry needs to be added as a separate comment. Comments that do not follow the rules will not count and will be deleted. PLEASE LEAVE ME YOUR EMAIL IN THE COMMENT!

Mandatory Entry: Browse through the various mixes offered by Namaste Foods, LLC and tell me which one(s) you would be most interested in trying (besides the two mentioned in this post)

Optional entries: Leave an additional comment for each entry. For example, if you blog about this contest, leave 3 separate comments!

1. Follow my blog (publicly)
2. Subscribe to my blog via email and confirm the subscription (2 entries)
3. Grab my button and post a link to your blog
4. Blog about this contest (with a link to my blog) and post a link to your blog (3 entries)
5. Follow me on twitter and tweet about this contest (can be done daily). You must place a link to your tweet.
6. Enter another one of my contests. Enter as many as you like, but this method is only worth 1 entry regardless of how many you enter.
7. Browse through the recipes on the Namaste Foods, LLC website and tell me which one you would love to try
8. Buy something from Namaste Foods, LLC from their website or from Amazon using the links below between now and the close of this post for 10 EXTRA ENTRIES!!
Namaste Foods - Mix Cookie Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free 22 Oz.
Namaste Foods - Mix Waffle & Pancake Wheat Free Gluten Free Dairy Free 24 Oz.
Namaste Foods - Mix Cake Choc Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free 29 Oz.
Namaste Foods - Mix Brownie Fudge Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free 32 Oz.

The winners will be selected on 4/3 via random.org and will be emailed. The winners will have 48 hours to respond.

I was provide with the mentioned products. The views expressed here are my own. No other compensation was received.


181 comments:

Tami said...

Mmmmm.....I want to try this: Pasta Pisavera Pasta Meal

As I am a HUGE HUGE pasta freak!

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Tami said...

**sing song voice**

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Tami said...

OMG - who wouldn't want to try this? I kept going back to this one - so it has to be THE ONE!

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake

1 Pkg Namaste Foods Vanilla Cake Mix
3 eggs
3/4 cup water
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 tsp. gluten-free pumpkin pie spice

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray 9 x 13 pan with non-stick spray.

2. Combine pumpkin, chocolate chips, spice, eggs and water and mix well. Add vanilla cake mix and mix well.

3. Bake for approximately 30-35 minutes. Cake is done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Recipe Variation: You can substitute pear butter or applesauce for the pumpkin if you like. Added bonus: There is no oil in this cake making it virtually fat free!!

Jennifer said...

I would be interested in trying the brownies. My son has food allergies and these would be perfect for him.

Jennifer said...

I'm a follower.

lizzy said...

i am allergic to gluten and i would like to try the brownies thanks liz

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abfantom said...

I would like to try Nemaste's Chocolate Cake Mix

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Anonymous said...

I would like to try the perfect flour blend. I like to bake things from scratch.
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Anonymous said...

I would like to try their apple doughnut balls recipe. It sounds really good.
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mverno said...

love to try the vanilla cake mix
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Amber said...

I would love to try their sugar-free Muffin Mix!
Thank you for the giveaway!
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Like the German's Chocolate Cake recipe

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Rachel C said...

The Chocolate Fudge Frosting sounds so good!
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Rachel C said...

The recipe for the variation of carrot cake sounds good.
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Sarah D. said...

I want to try the Taco Pasta Meal.

Donna said...

I would like to try the Muffin Mix.

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Donna said...

I would love to try the Pineapple Upside Down Cake by Mary Luckham

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jappleseed said...

Toffee Vanilla Frosting

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I would like to try the Perfect Flour Blend. Thanks!

llinda29 said...

I want to buy Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Theron said...

Namste's Taco Shell Pasta Meal topped with ground beef, Sonoma Jack Cheese, guacamole, cilantro, and sour cream. That and cold beer to wash it down.

Hope to win!

deb c said...

I'd like to try the Taco Pasta Meal and the Blondies mix. Thanks for the chance.
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Nancy said...

I'd like to try the Toffee Vanilla Frosting.

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Nancy said...

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Benita said...

I'd like to try the Vanilla Cake Mix and the Chocolate Fudge Frosting.


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Benita said...

I follow via GFC.


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Benita said...

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Benita said...

I'd like to try the Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake Recipe.


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katklaw777 said...

I'd like to try the Taco Pasta Meal. Thanks.

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Sharon Rosen said...

Hi! I blogged about your Giveaway here: http://www.thegiveawaygal.net/2010/03/namaste-foods-giveaway.html

:)

Anonymous said...

I would like to try the carrot or spice cake mix.gcgranny72@hotmail.com

Merrie L. said...

I think the Vanilla Cake with the Toffee Vanilla Frosting sounds yummy! lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

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Merrie L. said...

I think I liked their "recipe of the month" the best... Crème Brulee French Toast! (That or the Pizza Dough; I can eat pizza 24/7!) lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

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Mandy said...

I would love to try the Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Nothing of the Sort said...

I want to try their Muffin Mix
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I'm drooling to try their Crème Brulee French Toast recipe :)
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Karen said...

Those waffles sure look good so I would like to try the Waffle & Pancake Mix

Karen said...

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Karen said...

The Crème Brulee French Toast sounds great.

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Peggy said...

I would love to try the Sugar-free Muffin Mix ,looks great and I can just add what fruits and nuts I want!!
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Peggy said...

I would love to make the German's Chocolate Cake
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Tabathia said...

the chocolate cake mix


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Sarah Lynne said...

Oh Carrot cake and Brownies for me!!!!

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alecia said...

the regular brownie mix looked great! I love brownies!
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Anonymous said...

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i would like to try the carrot cake recipe

Anonymous said...

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i would like to try the carrot cake recipe

mogrill said...

I would love to try the apple doughnut balls best. Thanks for the chance.
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cdziuba said...

I'd love to try these:

Spice Cake Mix (w/Carrot Cake option)
Chocolate Cake Mix


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Browse through the recipes on the Namaste Foods, LLC website and tell me which one you would love to try Pumpkin Pie Cake

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kmorghan said...

I'd like to try their pizza crust mix!

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LittleEagle said...

I would choose the Taco Pasta Meal and the Perfect Flour Blend. sharonaquilino at hotmail dot com

Sue said...

Vanilla Cake Mix. Can't go wrong there! Thanks for the chance.

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Jessica said...

I would love to try their sugar free waffle and pancake mix
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Jessica said...

Their recipe for Pumpkin Pie Cake sounds really good!
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Jessica said...

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Jessica said...

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Donna said...

I would like the brownie mix.
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Vanilla cake mix since I love any kind of cake and sweets.
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I would be most interested in trying the Taco Shells Pasta Meal :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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I would love to try the Pineapple Upside Down Cake recipe.
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Jennifer R said...

I would love to try their Vanilla Cake Mix

Julie said...

Cheez please pasta meal sounds delicious

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Julie said...

Yorkshire Pudding by Mary Luckham recipe is the one I would love to try

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redfuzzycow said...

i'd like to try the muffin mix

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Erica G said...

I would like to try their Chocolate Fudge Frosting.

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k-team said...

I would love to try the taco pasta dinner for my son who has a milk allergy. Thanks!

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Jodi said...

I would really like to try the perfect flour blend.

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Sara said...

I would like to try the muffin mix.
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Anonymous said...

The Toffee Vanilla Frosting Mix would be my choice!

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blueviolet said...

I'd like to try the spice cake mix and the waffle/pancake mix!

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Pumpkin spice waffle recipe sounds great!

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Linda Kish said...

Vanilla cake mix and spice cake mix would be good.

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Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

I wouldn't mind trying the Say Cheez Pasta Meal!

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ProjectHope7 said...

would love to try the sugar-free trio and the blondies mixes!
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Jinxy and Me said...

I would like to try the Pineapple Upside Down Cake

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Jinxy and Me said...

I would most like to try the Waffle & Pancake mix.

Atreau said...

I'd love to try the Spice Cake Mix (w/Carrot Cake option).

Gianna said...

Brownie Mix

theolotto said...

I always enjoy brownies.

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purango said...

I would like to try the Spice Cake Mix (w Carrot Cake Option) and the Say Cheez Pasta Meal mixes. garrettsambo@aol.com

Cassie M said...

I'd love to try the Chocolate Fudge Frosting mix! My son has severe nut and egg allergies, so anything allergy-free is great for our family!
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id try the perfect flower blend
would love to win this Thank You for this great giveaway fancyfeet45@earthlink.net

lilyk said...

The Say Cheez Pasta Meal looks very tasty!

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Melissa said...

I'd like to try the Namaste Noodles Taco Shells Pasta Meal.

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Maja said...

spice cake

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perfect flour blend ty
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