Okay, so in this one, I am going to list brands of foods as I find them and describe what I like about them so it gives you a resource, but honestly don't just stick with the ones I find because I'm always looking for new brands and ideas and so should you.Breads:
Udis - While you have to be careful about this bread maker, because a lot of their loaves tend to have huge holes in them. If you can find a good one, their bread is pretty good and keeps well in the fridge or freezer. I like their one with the flax seed best because the texture is almost like wheat bread and it has good flavor plus added fiber.
Against the grain Baugette - While this is the only form of against the grain's breads I have tried so far, it is fantastic for things like meatball subs and pulled pork sandwiches. The baugette you just toast a little with some butter to soften the inside and bingo, the texture is awesome and the flavor is so great I wish I could find it more often.
Schar - While their white bread is just ....ok I didn't mind their baugette. I don't like their hot dog buns but that's not a big deal as I haven't found a hot dog bun yet that I like on the gluten free diet. They do however make a decent hamburger bun that I don't mind eating at all. It's soft and the texture is close to the wheat brands out there.
Food for life - Brown rice bread, though I personally have not tried this yet, I will look into it so I can give it my own personal review but it was recommended for this by someone who also has a caesin and egg, soy allergy so this will be good for anyone who has the combination.
Krustez - They made a gluten free wild blue berry muffin mix and corn bread with honey mix that my boyfriend and I both like. Great for breakfast for the blue berry muffins or great with chili for the cornbread
Bob's Redmill - Apple muffin mix with flaxseed. I have tried and tried to find a way to make these muffins taste better and I just can't, they are not good at all. Even my boyfriends son's wouldn't touch these.
Gillian's kitchen - While I have only tried their garlic bread when it comes to their breads, they are really tasty and the slices are pretty big, I have to cut them in half to actually make sure I have a decent size because they are that big.
Katz - Challah bread, very good! I have made fantastic french toast and bread pudding with this. Very tasty even just lightly toasted and buttered with jam. Highly recommend for anyone who can have it. Katz.comPasta:
Heartland Pasta - This is THE best pasta I have found and never once had a reaction. The texture of the pasta is so close to wheat made pastas that I truly feel like I'm not missing anything. They make it taste like regular pasta too. My boyfriend who isn't gluten free like me likes this pasta just as much as I do. They have penne, fusilli, spaghetti and lasagna pasta.
Barilla - I tried this once on their gluten free and I will say I am not at all impressed. The pasta literally fell apart as I was eating it and I didn't over cook it, I didn't under cook it. I followed their directions to the letter. The taste also wasn't that great, I really don't prefer this pasta to be honest.
Tinkyadia - again recommended by someone and so I'll place it on here. I will give it a try if I can find it in my area, but if she likes it I'm sure it will be good Flour:
Pamela's Artisan flour blend- So far I have only tried the Pamela's gluten free flour blend which works cup for cup on most if not all regular recipe's calling for flour. I have so far made cookies that were good, a tad dry but I just have to add more moisture to them and I think they will be just perfect next time. My boyfriend made a pound cake using this flour, it's his father's recipe so sorry won't ever be sharing that one, but it came out fantastic, not dry at all and combined with strawberry fluff had been a delicious strawberry shortcake type thing.
Bob's Redmill all purpose flour- though you have to buy xanthan gum to bind this flour unlike the Pamela's it works just as well and even has fiber in it as it's made from Fava Beans. It's taste is pretty good cooked at least Cookies:
Tate's cookies - I have only found these on Amazon though many have told me you can find them in stores too. I like their crystallized ginger cookies, soft, tasty and has yummy chewy ginger pieces in the buttery cookie that give you this pop of ginger flavor that is just fantastic. I have tried their others, but while the chocolate one is okay, nothing matches up to that ginger one. I highly recommend.
Wow cookies- I have tried their snickerdoodle and while that one is okay, it doesn't fully remind me of a snickerdoodle and is not my fave cookie by them. However they also have a lemon drop cookie that I instantly fell in love with. It's not too overpowering on the lemon flavoring, they are soft, chewy and very tasty.
Schar - I haven't tried many of their things, but I just tried their chocolate sandwich cookies and you can highly taste the rice flour in this one, the texture when I bit into it was really not very good. I understand they are meant to be a shortbread but this is just not very good in my opinion. The best part of it was the cream center.
Glutino - Their chocolate wafer cookies remind me a lot of kitkat. While I can't have Kitkat anymore, this gives me the crispy wafer, chocolate around it and between the layers as well, so it's very like it and satisfies that crunch you want.
Pamela's Figgies and Jammies - I have only tried the regular flavor of this but oh my gosh they are SO good. Cured my desire for fig newtons quite well, the cookies are much bigger than your regular fig newton but they are just as tasty if not more so in my opinion. I LOVE them.
Udi's- Their salted Caramel Cashew cookies are so moist and tasty. I really love the chewy cookies they make and though I can't try their maple one, I still recommend giving it a try people cause I'm sure they are just as good. Pizza crust:
Against the grain - This is the best by far of gluten free pizza crusts. They have a three cheese one that I just absolutely love and they even make some premade pizza's that are to die for. My boyfriend even loves them.
Udi's - While their pizza crusts are some of the cheapest, there's a reason for that. They aren't that great. Honestly I don't like them nearly enough to keep buying them. They are decent if you just want a quick fix but they don't crisp up well and the flavor is not that great. They also make premade pizza's you can get in the store and again, same crust so not that great, but good for a quick fix.
Fruchetta - While this is a premade pizza not just the crust, I am just going to put this here too. Their gluten free pizza is pretty good, not really worth ten bucks in my opinion but it's not bad. The crust comes out crispy and while I wish they put more pepperoni on their pizza, getting a gluten free pepperoni you can add to it isn't a bad idea either.
Bob's Redmill - Their crust isn't bad, reminds me of those home made ones my mom used to do as it came out a lot thicker and more doughy then crispy like the other companies. It was pretty nostalgic to me to be honest. Crackers:
Glutino - They make a decent soda cracker for soups and chili, they also make an ok bagel chip but I'm not as fond of the bagel chips as I am the crackers. I usually eat them with a roasted tomato and pepper soup or I put it in my chili
But either way the crackers they make are a decent enough one to add to your diet. Snack chips:
Utz - While not everything Utz makes is gluten free, they have the biggest by far for potato chips that are gluten free and all the flavors I have tried of them are really good.
Beanitos - Tried the nacho cheese white bean chip of this brand, while they were a tad dry and I wished they had more nacho flavor, I think they are decent enough and would be really good with a gluten free queso dip.
Pop Corners - All their flavors are gluten free and while I don't like the sweet chili one, I love the buttered, kettle, jalapeno cheddar, white cheddar and caramel ones. Premade cakes and mixes:
Gillian's Kitchen - These you find in the frozen isle and I must say the best part of this cake is the frosting. The cake itself is incredibly dry and just not worth the money.
My Grandpa's Farm - Gluten free carrot cake mix was awesome. Very moist and delicious, my boyfriend made this for me on my birthday and it really came out fantastic. It's sold on Amazon though you might find it in stores too, not sure. Soups and Soup noodle bowls:
Asian Meals - Malaysian Garlic Sesame Noodle soup bowl: This was pretty good, just make sure you follow the directions and not over cook it, I did by accident and not fond of mushy noodles lol.
Campbell's- They created a gluten free tomato and basil soup that is absolutely to die for. I had it with grilled cheese and even my boyfriend loved it!Sauces
La Choy - They have a HUGE selection of gluten free asian sauces, I have tried their Teriyaki sauce as well as their sweet and sour sauce, both gluten free and both have been absolutely fantastic, even my boyfriend loves them.
Essential Everyday - They make a garlic and herb marinade and a lemon pepper marinade that are both gluten free and I've had no problem with it what so ever, use them on a lot of meats and they taste so good.