Do you have that one family member or friend that it is harder than heck to cook for? I know we all have differences in what we like but those also that have allergies. We have to take that seriously when preparing meals for them. I have some odd ones myself. I can not eat anything cooked in aluminum. Really! Isn't that an odd one? And I can not eat cumin, coriander or cilantro. Let's not even talk about tomatillos.
But Dear Hubby has an Uncle T that is both macrobiotic in diet as well as allergic to gluten due to Celiac disease. It makes cooking for him pretty challenging. But I am always up for a challenge! So I have learned how to bake cakes with rice flour, egg substitute and no milk of any kind. My mom-in-law would just make him fresh fruit and veggie plates. Not me, I wanted to be able to do more. Create whole meals that start with lil snacks and end in dessert. I have made him soups, salads, main courses and numerous side dishes. And it has been fun to do.
Now that is all well and good when you have a kitchen to cook in. But there are the times that a quick meal is needed. And it is not as easy a pulling into the local fast food. Uncle T actually has to think ahead and pack food for trips. Many of the prepackaged foods do not taste all that .....well. I found him something that works with his diet and taste great. Beanfields Bean & Rice Chips. I was quite shocked to find a chip that is made from navy beans, black beans, long grain rice sunflower oil and sea salt to be very good. Why? Well I did not expect any flavor or crunch to them. But that is just not so. These have a great flavor and perfect crunch. Being corn and gluten free, a complete protein source, farmed and made in the USA too. These were a perfect addition to our enchiladas the other night. We tried the sea salt and pepper chips and the sea salt chips. I so wanted to try the pico de gallo ones but they have that dreaded cilantro I can not eat. Dang the luck.
I am glad these are in California as that is where our Uncle T is at. So I can now turn him onto a good snack that works with his diet. Thanks so to Beanfields for sending me a couple of bags to try. Everyone here loved them. Even our friend down the street! I found only one thing wrong with these chips......they are not in Texas. Darn the luck. Delicious is to simple a word for them.