Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Rio Vida Bakery - Delicious for Lunch!

My guys was recently at Rio Vida Bakery to pick up some awesome perogies that Najah makes there ~ and he came home with something new for us to try.  Najah is serving soups now as well :)  She has a deal on for 5 bowls (good sized bowl) of soup and 5 buns for $19.95.  Kevin brought these home and we popped them into the freezer ~ today I remembered to take one to work with me (with one of her yummy onion cakes instead of a bun, I admit I have become addicted to her green onion cakes - will have to try the buns it came with another day ha ha) and at lunch popped it in the microwave here - for first 3 minutes - gave it a good stir and then for another additional two minutes.

Oh my - I have to honestly say this Chicken Vegetable soup I had today is one of the best soups I have tasted.  It is just full of vegetables and lots of chicken, and has a vibrant and warm flavour (if you can call a flavour warm ha ha) - seriously DELICIOUS!   It is a great deal - a good sized bowl of soup and a bun for appr. $4.00 - can't beat that for a take out soup.   The soup froze very well and heated up nicely.

We shall be new regulars to enjoy all her soups - can not wait to try the next flavour ...
Yay!!!  For Rio Vida Bakery for understanding the work lunch dilemma :)  Awesome!!!

Chicken Vegetable soup - with an onion cake (bun)

Green Onion cake
Had to add another picture - one of the green onions cakes I have become addicted to - they are seriously yummy - moist a bit chewy ... this batch we got had a bit more green onion on them and I loved them this way too.  :)    

It's great to have a dedicated gluten free bakery in the West End of Edmonton ~ go and check out and visit with Najah at Rio Vida Bakery ... support our small businesses here in Edmonton. 

Rio Vida Bakery 
17515-100 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
contact Najah - (780) 902-7593 
email - rio-vida@hotmail.com 

Udi's helps with a quick supper ...

So we have some Udi's Gluten Free, Dairy, Soy and Nut free Pizza crusts ~ for a quick supper we used some leftover breakfast sausage, bacon, then some lunch meat - turkey ~ two kinds of cheese - mozzarella and chedder - on top of a frozen pizza crust that we topped with hunts tomato paste.
Popped it into a 375 degree oven for approx. 10 mins and had a quick and simple supper which was delicious. 
 Some days it is very nice to be able to come home after work and make a quick and simple supper ~ and I love the thin pizza crusts from Udi's - more options to them than just pizza.  I also have applied a thin brush of olive oil - added some spices, in the oven for 4-5 mins to brown and cut up into square pieces and used for heavier dips.  Could add a bit of cheese and have cheese bread.  Awesome! 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Morning Brunch

It was a nice treat this morning to have Alex and his friends for brunch - I use to do a lot of Sunday mornings when he was a touch younger and was at home more on weekends haha.
The kids were treated to an entirely gluten free brunch - thanks to the awesome Pancake and Waffle Mix from Kinnikinnick's :) and Johnsonville sausage, Safeway Hashbrowns.