Monday, May 18, 2009

Pamela's Products' Gluten-free 'Back to School' Menu for the Whole Family


READY-TO-EAT GLUTEN-FREE SNACKS, SWEET TREATS, SAVORY QUICK & EASY DISHES PROVIDE TIME-SAVING SOLUTIONS FOR BUSY MOMS, DADS & KIDS

(Ukiah, CA—May, 2009)  Pamela’s Products, an award-winning leader in the gluten-free foods arena, features a wide range of gluten-free ready-made and quick mixes to make going ‘back-to-school’ easier for parents. Packing lunches, baking treats for class bake sales, making after-school snacks and planning quick family dinners are just around the corner.  Pamela’s Products, considered a tried and true staple for gluten-free families, provides family-friendly recipes online at www.pamelasproducts.com, and ready-made treats to help parents spend less time in the kitchen and more time with their families.

As more people are becoming aware of gluten-intolerance, providing gluten-free options has become increasingly popular. One Los Angeles ‘Homeroom Mom’ often bakes Pamela’s Products Chocolate Cake Mix Cupcakes for her son’s class.  Even though the class is not gluten-intolerant, her cupcakes were consistently voted best by the kids.  According to this mom, “Birthday parties used to be difficult. It's heartbreaking to have to explain to your child that they can't have birthday cake with all of the other kids. So I started experimenting with every gluten free recipe and mix to find the best one - Pamela's chocolate cake mix. Now I bring extra chocolate cupcakes to every party and everyone loves them.”

Approximately 1 in 133 people are Celiacs and suffer from gluten-intolerance but only 3% of cases are diagnosed. Celiac Disease is the world’s most common autoimmune disease, with the only treatment today being a strict adherence to a diet devoid of gluten.  Gluten is most commonly contained in wheat (durum, semolina, kamut, spelt), rye, barley and triticale.  Gluten is present in almost all forms of traditional bread and baking mixes and baked goods.

Pamela’s Products offers an entire dedicated line of gluten-free baking mixes and baked goods. Pamela’s Products Simplebites and organic cookies are a great addition to any child’s lunchbox.  The pre-packed, single serving size option (2 cookies) of organic cookies are a convenient and delicious snack that is easy to include in bagged lunches.  The 2-pack cookies are available in a variety of tasty flavors, and Simplebites cookies are the perfect bite-sized snack for little hands.  Available in kid-friendly flavors like Chocolate Chip and Extreme Chocolate, these cookies are ideal for any child to share on the playground without worrying about excluding peers with gluten allergies.

Pamela’s Products Gluten-Free Bread Mix makes tasty sandwich bread, and kid-approved meals like pizza dough, corn dogs and hamburger buns.

Pamela’s Products baking mixes are the fast, easy and delicious way to whip up a quick after school snack or speedy family dinner. The website (www.pamelasproducts.com) is stocked with step-by-step recipes for breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner.  Recipe ideas include:

Sausage rolls

Corn Dogs

Breakfast waffles

Broccoli and Cheddar Casserole

Ravioli

Pamela’s Products mixes are also versatile and allow the family chef to create his/her own signature dishes or make signature family recipes gluten-free without altering taste.

For additional information on Pamela’s Products and the new Gluten-free Cornbread Mix, please visit www.pamelasproducts.com. Recipe variations and baking information may be found at www.pamelasproducts.com/recipe_frames.html.  Media inquiries, please contact Agnes Gomes-Koizumi (agnes@agkmedia.com) or Julie Du Brow (julie@dubroworks.com) at 323-937-5488 or 310-821-2463, respectively.

ABOUT PAMELA’S PRODUCTS

Pamela's Products (www.pamelasproducts.com) offers a complete line of Traditional Cookies, Organic Cookies, Biscotti, Simplebites Mini Cookies and Baking Mixes.  Award-winning, Pamela’s Products can be found in natural food and grocery stores throughout North America and on the web at www.pamelasproducts.com.  Setting the standard for great taste since 1988, Pamela’s Products continues to create the most delicious wheat-free and gluten-free foods, with their Baking & Pancake Mix and Chocolate Brownie Mix consistently holding the #1 position in the entire Natural Foods category.

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

BARCLAY BUTERA HOME: more Harbor Colln. images from High Point Spring 09

Nautilus Pillow, Anchor Pillow, Balboa Chair (in Coral Point Dune), Baxter Wing Chair (in Maclean Nuatica), Dalton Cube (in Heirloom Mesquite), Del Mar Chair (in Brussels Oyster Solid), Harbor Round Side Table, and Manhattan Chair (in Heirloom Crimson).







Finished Airstream, with American Clay (and furnished!)







As seen at Livingreen's area at AltBuild Expo (5/9/09)...

Thursday, May 7, 2009

American Clay Applicator Covers Walls of Airstream Trailer with Clay Plaster, Debuts at AltBuild Expo 2009




OWNER GREENS AIRSTREAM, LIVINGREEN HELPS WITH INTERIOR DETAILS

Albuquerque, NM (May 2009) – Airstream trailers reflect a time in the history of the United States that breathes “Americana”.  ‘Lucy and Desi’ had an Airstream.  At the Alternative Building Expo this weekend in Santa Monica, CA, at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, artisan applicator and green builder Jim Gooley will display his green-renovated Airstream trailer in conjunction with the Livingreen booth.  And he used (what else?) all-natural and healthy, award-winning American Clay Earth Plasters as a key element of his renovation.  Gooley partnered with Livingreen to finish the interiors of the project.

As a potential first for a vehicle, the majority of the interior is covered in clay plaster. Gooley created a “Tucson Gold fresco”, he says, primarily with American Clay's Porcelina finish, which is often used to create a Venetian Plaster look.  He sealed the clay plaster walls with a unique, and all-natural, black soap and egg-white combination. 

Working on the project since June 2008, Gooley gutted the Airstream in order to give it a ‘green’ makeover.  He began with the application of the American Clay plasters.  Additional green elements are:

  • Counters and cabinets are bamboo
  • Cork flooring throughout
  • Molding is aluminum (which is recyclable)
  • LED lights
  • Gooley repurposed materials left over from other jobs, including concrete overlays for bathroom surface; red paint on bedroom back wall;  and baskets he had at his shop, which will become his closet (he did build a new frame to hold them)
  • Furnishing will feature eco-friendly fabrics and an organic bed
  • Future additions include installing solar panels to be completely off the grid

Please visit AltBuild Expo to view the Airstream in person (www.altbuildexpo.com).  Hours on Friday, May 8 and Sat., May 9, are both 10:00am - 5:00pm.  

Media Contact (questions, interviews, images):  Julie Du Brow, julie@dubroworks.com, 310-821-2463.

ABOUT AMERICAN CLAY ENTERPRISES, LLC:

American Clay produces patented, award-winning, all-natural interior wall finishing products. Their Earth Plasters and the commercial “Enjarre” single coat plaster are a unique combination of clays, aggregates and natural pigments that offer builders and consumers a natural and elegant option. There is no off-gassing nor inherent waste on-site. The plasters contain zero VOCs, are non-flammable, are mold resisting (without toxic fungicides), absorb odors, provide temperature and humidity buffering, repair/clean easily and come in recyclable packaging. American Clay, with an extremely low carbon footprint, is uniquely manufactured in and made of materials found in the U.S. American Clay Enterprises, Inc., is based in Albuquerque, NM, and its products are patent pending. The product and various workshops are available through their New Mexico office or through one of the growing number of retailers and distributors across the U.S. The website, www.americanclay.com, offers information on products, ordering, technical specifications, product application and additional resources and links.   U.S. PAT No. 7,485,186 B2

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