A “Neat” Discovery

So, it’s 23 days into my gluten-free diet and I was beginning to run out of dinners that were gluten-free and contained the right amount of protein. It’s expensive to have meat at every meal and there’s only so much beans and rice one can have! So I ventured into a new world.

At our local grocery store there was a packet of this meat replacement called “Neat”. Not only is it gluten-free, but also 100% vegetarian and soy free! The greatest part, the company is also based out of Lancaster County!

Last night for dinner was the first time I used the product and it was absolutely fantastic. I used their Italian Mix to make “neatballs” for a pasta dish, which I used corn noodles in place of regular wheat pasta. The meal was very easy, and tasted exactly like meatballs would. I highly recommend this product even if you aren’t a vegetarian!

To find out if Neat is near you go to their website where they also have more recipes and information about their product!

Comfort Food weather is here!

Phew! The team here at Goldilocks Goodies (my self, my trusted delivery car Lucille, and my 1950s Hotpoint oven, my1960s sunbeam mixer) all needed a rest after the busy holiday season.

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Thank you for ordering pies to share at your family table, trying delicious gluten-free baklava from my partnership with Baklava Couture, coming to see me at the Union Market pop-up, and continuing to be loyal supporters of my treats.

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This month, Goldilocks Goodies bread continues to grow: available on breakfast sandwiches at La Mano Coffee Bar, gourmet grilled cheese at GCDC, eclectic sandwiches at Open City, at the deli counter at University of MD’s Food Collective, and a perfectly smoked salmon BLT at Neopol Smokery.

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More news with retail options to make your own gourmet toasts at home – for now you can order through Washington’s Green Grocer.

Either way, please stay warm and enjoy a toasty grilled sandwich on delicious, buttery gluten-free bread!

Thanksgiving Pie Pre-Orders!

Thanksgiving is fast approaching!

If you live in Lancaster County, PA, you may pre-order a pie and stuffing (gluten-free, fresh-baked, from local ingredients) through Lemon Street Market. Check out their form here: http://www.lemonstreetmarket.com/2014/thanksgiving-pre-orders/

(You must hand it to store in person and pre-pay). Deadline for pre-order is Sunday, November 23.

If you live in the DC area, you may pre-order a pie from Salud, the Healthy Pantry (Great Falls, VA) and pick up in store Tuesday, November 25th. Again, orders and payments must be done in store. Deadline to order is Sunday, November 23.

Or, you may pre-order through me by clicking here to pre-pay on paypal. You must pick up from Pleasant Pops between Tuesday at 3 p.m. – Wednesday at 3 p.m. Please write your flavor (apple, pecan, shoofly, pumpkin) in the notes section of the paypal invoice.

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family! I’m so grateful for fans and customers like you!

Happy Spring!

Looks like winter is officially over!

Image This Saturday, May 3 I’ll be at the opening market day of Petworth Community Market from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Grab a slice of vegetable quiche made with free-range eggs, whole milk, asparagus and cheese sourced locally from Lancaster County, PA.

Have you checked out GCDC yet?  Artisanal grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch and a wine & cheese bar by night.  Ask for my gluten-free bread!

Stay tuned for details about this month’s The Hour* DC featuring all gluten-free eats and drinks at unique venues around the city.  Be Happy Again at the Hour.*

As always, you can find my famous PB Chocolate Chip cookies at Lemon Street Market, Kefa Cafe, Pleasant Pops, Salud Pantry, La Mano Coffee Bar and Relay Foods.  Treats and sandwiches on my gluten-free bread available at the MD Food Co-op at the University of Maryland.  My sandwich bread and cinnamon & cardamom raisin bread are available weekly at Little Red Fox.  Gluten-free breads also available in your weekly produce basket through Friends and FarmsGoldilocks Goodies coffee cake3

For special orders or office catering within the beltway, please email me emily@goldilocksgoodies.com. If you live outside of Lancaster County or the DMV, I can send you some cookies in the mail!

 

Early Spring Events

Would love to see you this month at these great events!

March 11 Goldilocks Goodies is honored to cater small plates and treats for the Blair Apartments Resident Appreciation Day.  The Blairs’ commitment to green living from recycling, energy use to commuter options in downtown Silver Spring is a great fit with my farm-fresh ingredients, hybrid delivery car, kitchen composting and eco-friendly packaging.  Find out more about them on their site.

Stay tuned for another Sunday morning this month where I’ll be back at the Takoma Park Farmers Market with La Mano Coffee Bar!  Serving up hot Ceremony Coffee and gluten-free coffee cake and quiches.

cloud terre 2014 spring cupsTuesday, March 18 I’ll be hosting the Spring 2014 collection from Cloud Terre, a line of locally-made ceramics from artist Amber Kendrick.   Check out her beautiful designs, get a special discount during the private viewing and take home a coffee cup and cookie bag from the two of us! Limited tickets available here.

An exclusively gluten-free brunch Buttermilk Waffle with Homemade whipped cream Goldilocks Goodieson Sunday, March 23 with buttermilk waffles, homemade whipped cream and strawberry preserves, a farm-fresh quiche, coffee cake and mimosas.  Very limited seating available and pre-paid RSVP required by Friday, March 21.

 

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Come join the fun at DC’s first exclusively gluten-free happy hour series co-hosted with Kate Bakes.  The Wednesday, March 26 event is being held by DC’s Glutie Foodie at Hemphill Fine Arts from 6-8 p.m.  Pre-paid tickets required for a night of sweets, savories, cider, beverages, live music and a private art viewing.  Be Happy again at the Hour.   

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New products this month: A Goldilocks Goodies “Best Of” sampler box now available through Friends and Farms.  Check out their market place and see if you’re in their delivery area around Columbia, MD.

An Exciting New Year!

Happy 2014!  It’s going to be a great year, with continued expansion around the city of finding fresh, gluten-free goodies, meeting me for samples, and hosting one-of-a-kind events.

Here’s what’s happening in January:

Have you stopped by La Mano Coffee Bar in Takoma Park?  The only place to get my gluten-free & vegan everything bagels! Plus a rotating selection of quiches, brownies and cookies.  I’ll be there sampling treats on Sunday, January 19th.

Goldilocks Goodies is one of the sponsors for this year’s Polar Bear Plunge at National Harbor, hosted by Chesapeake Climate Action Network, on Saturday, January 25.  Brave enough to dip your toes and raise money for a great cause? Donations and teams can be made online.  I’ll be there in the morning pre-plunge with quiches and cookies.

Buttermilk Waffle with Homemade whipped cream Goldilocks GoodiesStarting January 26, I’ll be hosting Sunday Brunch at my house with buttermilk waffles, savory quiche, and toast or bagels.  All gluten-free, fresh-baked and delicious.  Very limited space and held only once a month.  Sign up here!

My fresh-baked sandwich bread and cinnamon raisin bread is carried by the Little Red Fox in Cleveland Park.  Soft, chewy, perfectly grilled and toasted, and stores well in the freezer.    sandwich bread

We are eagerly awaiting DC’s first creamery, Sona, to open this month in Eastern Market.  They will be selling Goldilocks Goodies treats and bread for gluten-free grilled cheese sandwiches!  Stay tuned for exact launch date when they have their full menu up and running.

You can continue to find my treats at these wonderful local shops:
East King Culinary (Lancaster, PA)
Friends & Farms (Columbia, MD)
La Mano Coffee Bar (Takoma, DC)
Lemon Street Market (Lancaster, PA)
Little Red Fox (Cleveland Park, DC)
MD Food Collective (College Park, MD)
Pleasant Pops (Adams Morgan, DC)
Relay  Foods (Locations throughout VA, MD, DC)
Salud, the Healthy Pantry (Great Falls, VA)

Coming in February: A gluten-free happy hour event in DC, Sunday Brunch with buttermilk waffles, and availability through Washington Green Grocer.  (I told you lots of good things were happening this year!)

November Happenings!

Time to start thinking about family get-togethers, holiday traditions, plans for the new year, and all that fun stuff!

This usually also means lots of food: shared meals, lovingly-made by family, friends, and colleagues.  To make things a little easier, but to keep them just as homemade and delicious, you can pre-order a large gluten-free pie fresh-baked with local ingredients from these fine locally-owned shops:

In PA: Lemon Street Market goldilocks goodies glutenfree pie(sampling TBD)

In MD: through Friends & Farms (sampling date TBD)

In DC: at Pleasant Pops Farmhouse Cafe (sampling on Sunday, November 17)  Simply order on-line!

In VA:
Salud, the Healthy Pantry (sampling on Friday, November 22 in Great Falls, VA)

Nourish Market (Falls Church) deadline is Friday, November 22.  Pick-up on Wednesday, November 27.

Please visit the store to place your order and confirm deadlines/pick-up times.

Available flavors:  Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie, or Shoofly Pie.

All pies are made with certified gluten-free flours, butter, free-range chicken eggs, local Amish-orchard apples, and unsulfured blackstrap molasses from Lancaster County. They are 10″ pies (6-8 slices) and keep about 10 days if refrigerated.  Can also be frozen up to 4 weeks.

You’ll also be able to get gluten-free goodies at lots of area cafes, co-ops, natural food stores and markets listed on the Where to Buy page.
If you want to make your own gluten-free cookies, join me at the Living Social space in downtown DC for a class, recipes, and lots of cookies to take home.  Choose from 9 dates in November and December.
Mark your calendars for the DC Meet Market on Saturday, December 7th and stay tuned for other holiday market announcements!