It's Monday, which means it's time again for Gluten-free Products, Spotlight Holiday Edition!
People often ask me for a recommendation for good gluten-free bagels, and there are two that I know of: Outside the Breadbox in Colorado, and Francis Simon Bakery in Texas. I believe that OTB is a completely gluten-free facility, whereas FSB does use wheat and gluten. Above is a picture of a blueberry bagel from OTB, toasted with ghee and a sprinkle of xylitol.
The bagels from both of these bakeries are really good toasted. There is some kind of magic that happens to them when you toast them. I don't know why. We'd have to consult Alton Brown :-) They are not as amazing as bagels made with wheat, but they are a close second, and they are way better than some of the other gluten-free ones out there.
The tea above is another gluten-free Celestial Seasonings that I found. Like I said before, several of them contain barley, but this one doesn't. It's called: Candy Cane Lane and it's so good.