Monday, June 15, 2009

Say Cheez by Namaste Foods

We've been trying a lot of new foods lately. The selection of gluten free foods out there really has expanded since we started this diet 6 years ago. Shortly after we went gfcf 6 years ago, I gave up trying to find anything with cheese. Nothing tasted good. Andy really loved mac and cheese before gfcf and I was disappointed not to find a good substitute for him. Now he doesn't even remember ever eating mac and cheese.

My food co-op had a special last month on Say Cheez by Namaste Foods and I had a coupon so I bought a package. Wow, was it a hit. I have now bought it two more times. Andy devours it like I remember him devouring mac and cheese. Is it the rich and creamy mac and cheese that I used to bake in the oven for hours? No and not even close. But it is not a bad imitation of boxed mac and cheese.

Here is a picture of the product - it is in a brown bag - so you know what to look for in the store.

And here are the contents of the bag.

And here is the finished product.

It went wonderfully with grilled Al Fresco sausages!
And Andy ate all the leftovers today for lunch!

If you are not familar with Namaste Foods, be sure and to check out their website for more information. They specialize in foods that are free of gluten, wheat, potato, soy, corn, dairy, tree nuts, peanuts and casein. So if you have multiple food allergies, this is a great company to be aware of.


Kelly Merchant said...

Thanks for suggesting this! I miss my mac and cheese for sure and nutritional yeast is okay but its not the same as the real thing. I can't wait to try this out.

Kathi said...

Come back and post what you think of it after you try it. I am interested to see if others also think is is good.

Carie said...

I see that it has natural butter flavor, I wonder what that is, and why it is still casein free? I would really like to try it for my son.

Kathi said...


You would have to check with the company on that one. They specialize in foods that allergen free so I trust them. The natural butter flavor could come from ghee which is butter - without the casein. I blogged about ghee earlier this year.