Now that my pregnancy is over and my beautiful baby boy is finally here, those long 9 months were an exciting, but challenging journey. The first half of my pregnancy, I didn’t seem to have many food cravings (I was so ridiculously sick, that pretty much nothing ever sounded good), but even though I was nauseous until my very last day of pregnancy, it seemed like I craved something new every day in my third trimester when I could handle food better. Here are some of the things I’ve craved:
-Pizza with root beer & cream soda
-Nachos with extra cheese sauce
-Mint chocolate chip ice cream
-Anything Banana (bananas with chocolate, mango sorbet with bananas, chunky monkey- banana- ice cream)
-Celery with peanut butter and raisins (this was the weirdest craving for me, as it reminded me of snacks provided in kindergarten? haha)
Things I used to LOVE but couldn’t eat while pregnant:
-Too much Garlic
-Indian & Thai curry
-Orange Juice (actual oranges were fine, but the juice would always make me sick)
Weird, huh? At least I never craved dirt, or paint chips… Yikes! One of my friends told me that her cousin craved ice cream with sauerkraut on top. That’s so nasty to me- pregnant or not.
Since most of my cravings were not unusual foods, I had no trouble getting them when I needed them. The only one I seemed to struggle with was the BBQ sauce. Obviously, BBQ sauce is not a rarity, but a gluten-free version? That was a challenge. I went to my local grocery store and must have spent 45 minutes reading every single bottle’s label. Even the more upscale and expensive brands seemed to have wheat or gluten in them! And even if the bottle didn’t mention possible allergens, many of the ingredients looked suspicious.
That’s why I was so relieved when I discovered Daddy Sam’s All Natural Bar-B-Que Sawce. This “sawce” is AWESOME- not only is it gluten-free (which would have sold me right there), but there’s no artificial preservatives, no artificial flavors, no artificial thickeners, no corn starch, no MSG, no dairy, no tree nuts, no peanuts, no high fructose corn syrup, no fat, no cholesterol, no soy… yeah. It’s pretty much PERFECT. 🙂
The Daddy Sam’s Story is so cool too:
Daddy Sam Oglesby wanted to be a cowboy. In 1883, when he was 16, he rode a stagecoach from Virginia to West Texas. He went third class and had to ride on top.
His hat blew off one night while he was sleeping. He got off the stagecoach in Mertzon, Texas to buy a new one. With his last five dollars he bought a cowboy hat from a 14 year old girl at the General store. Two years later they eloped-against her father’s strong and reasonable objections!
He mortgaged his horse to pay for the train tickets to San Angelo Texas. At the courthouse, they interrupted a trial and asked the judge to marry them. The judge stopped the trial and the jury served as witnesses. Then they went home to face the music.
They were married for over 50 years and raised eight children on a ranch with no running water or electricity. Everyone called him Daddy Sam.
Daddy Sam’s Bar-B-Que Sawce was born on his ranch in West Texas. The Oglesby family had a lot of Family picnics and made a lot of Barbeque. Carefully nurtured through the generations, this great sawce is now available to you. We hope you like it.
This sawce story makes me all the more attached to this fabulous GF sawce. I feel like it came from the wild west. Like a cowboy made it for me. Haha. 🙂
And Daddy Sam’s Bar-B-Que Sawce is sooooo good- I’d recommend it to anyone. Gluten-free eaters or not. The Daddy Sam’s Original Bar-B-Que flavor is unbelievably tasty- perfectly sweet & salty with the right amount of tang. It’s $5.50 for a 19 oz jar and the Daddy Sam’s philosophy is: “Good Goods are Never Cheap. Cheap Goods are Never Good.” I couldn’t agree more. This sawce is GOOD and worth every cent.
And they don’t stop at their original sawce flavor. They also offer a Ginger Jalapeño Bar-B-Que (for those that want a little more heat!) and Salmon Glaze flavor. Both fantastic and both gluten-free!!! If you need a gift for a special someone that loves to grill (or just a hungry pregnant lady with hardcore cravings for BBQ sauce), Daddy Sam’s even offers a gift set with all three flavors for $17.95. You can even include some of the recipe ideas they offer on their website using their sawces… Brilliant!
Try Daddy Sam’s ( buy at: www.DaddySams.com ) and use one or all of these delicious gluten-free sawce flavors the next time you decide to use the grill!
-Glamour & Green Gluten-Free