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Friday, June 11, 2010

Gluten Free Tarts Made with Aleia's Gluten Free Almond Horns!

We are always searching for new recipes, and so happy when our fans write to us to share their favorites with us.  Here is one from a fan of our delicious Almond Horn Cookies

The recipe makes two easy, super tasty gluten free tarts:

Use one and a half Aleia's Gluten Free Almond Horn cookie for each tart. For two tarts use three almond horns. Crumble the almond horns very finely and mix them in a food processor with enough butter to hold the crumbled horns together. I suggest 2 tbs of butter for three almond horns. Then squeeze the mixture till it holds together. Divide the mixture and press into two tart pans (three and a half inch width) on the sides and bottom leaving room for the ingredients that you chose to put into the tart. Bake in a 320 degree oven until golden brown, about ten minutes.

Let the crusts cool and put in lemon curd or creme anglais (vanilla custard), and put fresh fruit on top; or without the filling melt 2 tbs of raspberry jelly and glaze the bottom of the tart, put on fruit and use the rest to glaze the fruit itself.

Add whipped cream if you wish.

They are so delicious.I'm going right now and make some more.
Best regards,
M. Davis

Thank you Mr. Davis for sharing your creative use of Aleia's Gluten Free Almond Horns! 

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Aleia's Gluten Free Introduces a New Cookie!

Aleia's Oatmeal & Golden Raisin Cookie is Here!

Aleia's is ready to launch a new product to market; Aleia's Gluten Free Oatmeal & Golden Raisin Cookies.

The same great qualities you have come to love about  Aleia's products: our all natural ingredients, our handmade quality, the fact that they are made with no preservatives, they are certified gluten-free, kosher, and their delicious taste will all be found in our newest classic cookie: Aleia's Oatmeal & Golden Raisin.

Our oats are certified gluten-free! I am sure many of you have read up on all the controversy surrounding this grain but the bottom line is that numbers don't lie - I am referring to the R5 ELISA test that many gluten-free oat manufactures rely on to prove that there is no gluten proteins within their oats. Someone very wise once said, "Liars always figure, but figures never lie!"

The reason we decided to create this cookie was because of the availability of certified gluten free oats, the benefits of the oat grain in adding fiber to a gluten free diet, and the fact that it is our VP of Sales' favorite cookie!

So it is with great pleasure that we provide a Gluten Free Oatmeal & Golden Raising cookie to the public! Please stay tuned - next week we will be giving away 6 bags to all our lucky followers on Twitter and Facebook who answer our creative questions.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Panzanella Salad! Not your typical Salad!

Have you ever tried a Panzanella Salad?

FYI, I did not even know what it was before I asked Kim, our creator, to help me post a recipe for a spring inspired, crouton utilizing, health/funky salad for our blog. This distinctive Italian dish needs a lesson in being gluten-free; deemed a "bread salad" for its hearty base, our delicious version substitutes the bread with Aleia's Gluten Free Croutons, thus providing a gluten-free foundation for our Panzanella Salad.

Prep time: 15 min.
Inactive Prep Time: 30 min.
Skill Level Needed: Easy!
Serves: 12

3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 bag of Aleia's Gluten Free Croutons 12 oz. (we make two varieties a Classic and a Parmesan)
2 large, ripe tomatoes, cut into one inch pieces
1 hothouse cucumber, unpeeled, seeded and cut into one inch pieces
1/2 red onion, cut in half and thinly sliced
10 large basil leaves, coarsely chopped

For the Vinaigrette:
1 teaspoon finely minced garlic
3 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
1/2 cup of olive oil
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Whisk together all the ingredients in a small bowl, and set aside.

In a large bowl, mix the tomatoes, cucumber, yellow pepper, red onion, and basil. Add the croutons and toss with the vinaigrette. Allow the salad to sit for about a half and hour - this will allow your flavors to party in your bowl and get all blended up! Give the salad one more mix before serving.

If you give this recipe a try and send us a picture and we will be happy to post it! Send your pictures to - put Panzanella Salad in the subject line.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Aleia's Supports Gluten Intolerance Group of Harrisburg, PA

Aleia's wants to move West in 2010! We recently connected with a fantastic woman in PA. Her name is Kristin Crump and she is an active member of the GIG (Gluten Intolerance Group) in Harrisburg PA. After tweeting and e-mailing for a few week, we offered Kristin a sample kit for her to taste, try, and give her feedback on our products. Kristin was just the woman for the job; she began networking with us and connecting us with the GIG group in Harrisburg. In the "Gluten Free For Life" Winter 2010, Volume 9 No. 1 edition Kristin wrote a product review for our Snickerdoodle Cookies! Here is what she wrote:

In case our scan of Kristin's article isn't as easy to read as we would have liked, let's do her article justice by re-typing it here for all of you to read.

"While visiting New York, I came across Aleia's Snickerdoodle Cookies in Whole Foods. So far, I've found them to the best gluten-free snickerdoodle I have tried. They are crisp but not hard and have a slight chewiness to them. They taste just like a regular snickerdoodle and go well with a nice cup of tea. There are 18 medium-large sized cookies in a bag for about $9.95 and they can be found online through Simpson & Vail at There are other flavors available as well such as: Chocolate Chip, Almond Horn, Chocolate Coconut Macaroon, Ginger Snap, Peanut Butter and Coconut Macaroons.

Aleia's is expanding their distribution and is currently in talks with Garden Spot Distributors so hopefully they products will be available through the GIG gluten-free co-op soon! They have an amazing Italian bread crumbs product not yet available online that I hope will be online or available to us in Pennsylvania soon!

Aleia's is a gluten-free bakery based in Connecticut and all items are gluten-free, all natural, kosher certified and are manufactured in a gluten-free environment. There are no preservatives either, and they last seven months!

If you are traveling, you can also visit their website ( to find locations of stores who offer their products."
-Kristin Crump

Earlier this month, Kristin helped host a Celiac 101 meeting at a Giant Supermarket location in PA. The group, GIG of Harrisburg PA, meets every month or so for different events and at this event they (all attendees) were all able to taste and try our Chocolate Chip and Almond Horn Cookies! Thank you Kristin Crump, GIG of Harrisburg, Giant Supermarkets and all those celiacs out there for buying and enjoying our products, and for YOUR SUPPORT!