Polly’s Picks: Product Reviews Updated April 7, 2018

Polly Motzko favorite products, recommendations and faves from all over.

Organic AMISA Gluten-Free Falafel Mix

I found this product on Amazon Prime and it’s great if you want to make something in a hurry that’s good for you because all you do is add 1 cup of water to this mix.

This is a product from Britain and so they refer to that as ml. I asked Google what the equivalent was in American measure.

I let the mix sit for 15 minutes with boiled 1 cup water mixed thoroughly.

I cooked mine in minimal extra virgin olive oil in my non-stick Gotham Steel pan that really doesn’t need much oil anyway. Will be up coming very soon.

July 12th 2017 at 7:21 p.m.

Updates at 8:37 p.m.

My finished dish using the AMISA organic gluten-free falafel mix.

If you are vegetarian or gluten-free or just looking for something healthier it doesn’t have meat in it, this product is a nice alternative. Also if you’re looking for something healthier that you can serve quickly when you’re in a hurry, this also is a fantastic thing on an end.

That’s why I got it. I’ve made Falafel homemade and it just takes “major time.” You can make this up in less than 5 minutes and wait well it rehydrates about 15 minutes.

I made a nice garnish of fresh julienned cucumber and tomato and I put a dollop of Greek yogurt on the top. I placed it on a Thomas Multigrain 100 calorie English Muffin. my time ran out to make homemade pita bread.

I love my new Chicago metallic French bread mold. It makes to larger size BATARD Style baguettes. I ordered mine through the walmart.com website with my free shipping pass and I got a very good price on it.

All of Me Chicago metallic pans are phenomenal and they all have a lifetime warranty on them.

Bed Bath & Beyond and Sur La Table has a really good stock and Chicago Metallic products.

Photography & Written by Paulette Motzko, November 3rd, 2016

After searching and looking at the pros and cons it would seem like a thousand or more brands of silicone baking pans, I was very happy with my purchase from Fresh Wear.

You can go to their website and see all the products they make which you’re quite impressive


The benefits for the fresh where are silicone pans are phenomenal.

They can be used in:

The microwave

The oven

The freezer

The dishwasher

A steamer

They endure temperatures as high as 440 degrees Fahrenheit – -and as low as 40 Fahrenheit.

Lastly comma they meet FDA standards and LFGB standards and are made from food grade silicone.

We have no white fillers when twisted. They have no chemical coatings. They are phthalate free and PVC free.

Plus my favorite is there just really pretty and they come and really unique sizes and shapes and they don’t stick you just pop them out like ice cubes!

And so this goes this installment of Polly’s Picks!

November 2016 12:40 p.m.