Back when Jeffrey was an infant, we lived in Wurzburg, Germany. One of our favorite restaurants, just up the street from our economy apartment, was a Gasthaus that served delicious schnitzel. My favorite was always the pork schnitzel (there are lots of varieties) with its crispy crust and tender, spiced-just-right taste. Sometimes I'd order one for me and one for Jeffrey, which explains why I was so huge when we returned from Germany...but I digress.
I was never able to find that taste in an American product, but last week, I did, in the breaded pork cutlets made by gfmeals.
Selling at $20 a package (and a package has four servings according to the label) these cutlets took me back to the Schnitzel Factory near Kitzinger, Germany. I was in bliss! They also, I might add, are low in calories and carbohydrates, and have only one gram of sugar. That's great for my GF/SF diabetic diet!
There's really a lot to like about gfmeals by Your Dinner Secrets, and over the last month I've become a fan for two reasons. First, they're sold frozen and shipped for a reasonable shipping cost based on the cost of the order. Second, I really like the co-founded, Roni Piterman, whose son is recovering from ADHD through a gluten-free, casein-free diet (this product is free of most major allergins -- including gluten, of course, which matters most to me personally). According to their website:
Your Dinner Secret was founded in January 2007 to bring the finest entrees, sides and baked goods to the people of Los Angeles. In mid-2007 we recognized that people nationwide were desperately in need of frozen, ready-to-cook, entrees, sides and baked goods that are gluten-free and casein-free. Families dealing with autism, aspergers, ADHD and celiac disease embraced us, and word of our service spread across the US. We developed the brand gfMeals to serve this market. Now, since we use organic produce and all-natural meat, we also serve the nationwide market of people who simply want to lead a healthier lifestyle.
The website also has a wonderful section on the gf/cf diet for those considering it for a person with autism or ADHD.
I also tried the delicious turkey meatloaf. It's priced reasonably (about $16.50) serves three and is delicious. I'd consider having these in my freezer for those days when I've got to produce a meal but have no ambition when I get home. To me, though it's delicious, making meatloaf s a sloppy, intensive process. And I have to take my rings off to do it -- yuck. This meatloaf had an especially piquant sweet onion sauce. Though it's a little high for my low sugar diet, I liked the meatloaf fine without it, too. Either way works fine. Oh, and I love that there's no green pepper in it. I absolutely don't like green pepper in my meatloaf! This is actually very close to my recipe, to tell the truth.
Roni sent me samples of the pork cutlets and the turkey meatloaf at my request on Twitter, and she has secured a customer because of it. As soon as I can, I'm anxious to order a stock of the pork cutlets for my freezer -- they're perfectly sized for my diet, are delicious, and are very versatile. I thought about making pork parmegiana -- add sauce and cheese. Or Jaeger Schnitzel, bu adding a mushroom gravy. But I mostly like them plain. They're delicious and so easy to prepare, I can do them from frozen in my toaster oven in only 20 minutes. (Just be sure to spray the pan as directed.)
Oh, and they have weekly specials (which will tempt you in your email mailbox every week) AND a great newsletter called "The Secret Scoop.
Thank you, Roni, for the chance to sample your product. I'm so impressed.
Now, here's my idea for you, my readers. When people ask you what you want for holiday gifts, why not request a gift pack from gfmeals? It's a great freezer staple, no more expensive than some gluten-free products in the supermarket, and it's delicious. What a great gift!
Here's all the details:
Your Dinner Secret
20929 Ventura Blvd., #22
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Your Source For Gluten and Casein-Free Entrees, Sides and Baked Goods Shipped To Your Door
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Much tasty love!