Namaste Foods Review and Giveaway | Rachel Begun, MS, RD

By: Alexandra Oppenheimer, RD, CDN

Namaste Foods is a gluten free food manufacturer with an extensive line of products, including baked goods, pizza crust, flour blends and pasta dishes. Daphne Taylor founded Namaste Foods as a way to help create gluten free and allergen free foods for a friend’s son. In addition to being gluten free, Namaste Foods are also free of soy, potato, corn, tree nuts, peanuts, casein and dairy. Their products are made in dedicated allergen-free facilities and contain no GMO (genetically modified) ingredients.  Here is a review of two of their products, as well as a giveaway.  Read on for how to win a Namaste gift tote of products.

I had the opportunity to try two of their products, the Pasta Pisavera and the Spice Cake (yes, cake). The Pasta Pisavera is pasta and a spice packet. The package offers ways to jazz up the dish with different vegetables to add more flavors and nutrients to the dish. As someone tha doesn’t need to avoid gluten, I am always impressed with how great gluten free pasta is—and this product was no exception. Paying close attention to the cooking time, the pasta was the perfect texture and consistency—very enjoyable. As for the spice packet, it was a tasty seasoning for the pasta. Being a tomato sauce-type of person, I was impressed with the flavors of the seasoning. I didn’t even need the whole seasoning packet. As for the vegetable suggestions, go for it. Adding more vegetables gives different and delicious flavors as well as packing more veggies into your meal. They provide great suggestions to guide you to yummy choices.

 

Now for the cake. From the time I started mixing until it was cooling, the delicious holiday-like smell had me excited to dig in! The recipe was simple, requiring only oil, water and eggs. In order to make things exciting (and so I didn’t have an entire cake to eat by myself), I prepared it for a dinner party. I whipped up a quick cream cheese frosting and brought it to my hosts. The cake was a huge hit and reminded us all of autumn and winter flavors with the delicious blend of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. No one even suspected it was gluten free until I told them.  They were pleasantly surprised at how good gluten free can be. 

Bonus: Upon exploring their website, I found that Namaste Foods gives back. Every month a member of their staff picks an organization and Namaste Foods donates to them. Click here for a list of organizations they’ve donated to.

(Disclosure: I received complimentary samples of the above Namaste Foods products but was not paid to write this blog post.)

 

GIVEAWAY: In the comment section, tell us why you want to try Namaste Foods products and ONE winner will be randomly selected to receive a Namaste gift tote filled with Namaste products and gluten free resources (see image below). Note: The winner will be selected on Thursday, September 1st, 2011 and notified by email. The contest is limited to the US and Canada only.

Namaste Giveaway

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17 Responses to Namaste Foods Review and Giveaway

  1. Katie C. says:

    I’d love to win this Namaste package for my two daughters and I who must eat GF for reasons of both celiac and gluten sensitivity. Those products aren’t available in our area and they all sound delicious. Many thanks.

  2. Janet S. says:

    My son was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease, and I am trying to find products for him that make him feel less different and still safely enjoy the foods he used to love.

  3. Kim says:

    My daughter has a gluten allergy and it is so hard finding foods that taste good so that she will eat it. She is only 8 and feels as though she is missing out on “regular kid” stuff. I would love to win this basket and try a new brand of gluten free products

  4. Lisa F says:

    I would love to win the Namaste prize because I have heard how good their products are .

  5. Stephanie says:

    I love Namaste products! I have not tried every thing, but what I have tried has always turned out fabulous! Thanks for offering the giveaway!

  6. Jenny Preffer says:

    We eat GF because of Celiacs. I would love to win the basket because I want my kids to have cake and treats like their non-GF friends! Namaste has a great reputation!

  7. Aunt Jayne says:

    I would love to win this prize! I have never tried Namaste products but one of my colleagues raves about them.

  8. Sharon says:

    We’d love to win this package, because we’re always looking for new GF treats in our household with 3 celiacs!

  9. Staci says:

    I’d use it to help my family eat healthier. My mom’s headaches aren’t as bad when she eats GF. I am allergic to tree nuts so having a GF flour that is also tree nut free helps, plus my family has several other food allergies mentioned as well. It’s really hard to find Namaste products in my area especially the flour.

  10. Heather Owens says:

    I have several food intolerances including gluten, as well as IBD. I am also living a meager college student lifestyle. This would be great to win!

  11. Karol says:

    I would love to try this because their products have natural and few ingredients, which is rare. And they seem much healthier than other GF cake/cookie/bread mixes. I like that they’re simple to make and don’t require lots of ingredients. It’s hard to find healthy and tasty GF mixes…these look wonderful.

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  13. Meghan says:

    I want to try because they sound like an awesome company. Also everything sounds yummier than most gf options I’ve found.

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  15. Jennifer C says:

    My family has been gluten-free for almost two years now. We would love to try Namaste products because they seem to have some different product options than other gluten-free companies.

  16. aubreylaine says:

    I would love to try this brand to find some healthy, good options for those who cannot eat gluten
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  17. Thank you to everyone that participated in the Namaste Foods giveaway. We wish you all could be winners.

    The winner of this giveaway is Kim! Congratulations!

    Keep tuning into The Gluten Free RD for the latest in the gluten free world!

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