Coy Bettie’s Espresso & Bistro will be open Sundays now 9am to 3pm. There is less competion for parking on Sundays . Use the back entrance as the bookstore is not open on Sundays at all. Looking forward to serving Nampa, ID lunch.
Did you know that Coy Bettie’s has Vegan soup all thru the week? And meaty of Friday?
Tuesday is : Vegan gluten-free split pea soup, named , ” Grapes of Wrath” ….great flavor!
Friday is : Gluten-free Chicken gumbo called,”Almost Famous”…..lot of veggies even okra , rice & chicken……Friday is the only day I cook a meaty soup! So make it in all you meaty lovers :)!
We are now selling gluten-free/vegan breads in a varieties of flavors….More to come too.
*Gluten-free/Vegan Millet Bread
*Gluten-Free/Vegan Potato Bread
*Gluten-Free/Vegan Bean Flour Bread
*Gluten-Free/Vegan Brown Rice Bread
All Our breads are baked in pans reserved only for Gluten-free baking. We do bake with gluten flour but reserve certain days and pans for baking each flours to limit cross contamination. Our Bread are soy free, Nut Free, Lactose Free, Egg Free, Not Grainy (because we grind our own Brown Rice flours to insure powder fine quality), standard medium loaf size and height, made in small batches to insure quailty.
Call for availability or wholesale interests….208-921-5122
The new shelf is for….
Vintage inspired jewelry and hats
Gluten-free/vegan bread flour & bread
Coming Soon Gluten-free/vegan soba noodles!
Vintage clip art Recipe cards & books
Vintage inspired calendars all designed by Coy Bettie!
**** A honorable Vintage obsession note: The base is made out of a trundle sewing machine. Recycle and reuse! Vintage is a great One of a Kind type of decorating!
B-Fresh Gum~Gluten-free , Vegan & Soy Free~Review
I used to chew gum a lot at work for fresher breath. Not everyone can brush their teeth, at work , so I used to chew gum to get all the gunk out of my teeth and freshen my breath for the next shift of customers. But after getting all crowns on my back teeth. Chewing gum began to hurt and I quit using it. I also have changed my diet a bit since then and am aiming for healthier alternative to sugar packed bubble gum. The I found at the local food store cash register line (Yes they got me with those at the register sales )….Amazing Effective B Fresh Breath Freshening Gum. I tried the flavor “Cool Spearmint”. The taste was good and authentic tasting. What I liked about it is, it freshen my breath quickly, and then I toss it out. And…It didn’t hurt my sensitive teeth and gums. It says “Amazing Effective Breath Freshening ” for a reason….It changes you breath from garlic to minty fast! Bubble gum it is not, but for people like me who want a gluten-free, vegan, & in my case soy free gum this is it. Instantly fresh breath ! It comes in other flavor & in bottles and packs.
As many of you know I own a Bistro. I am the chef and operator. I created my menu with the idea in mind that I wanted to dispel all the myths that healthy food, vegan, and gluten-free foods are boring or tasteless as a diet of a grapefruit breakfast and celery stick lunch. Healthy can be gourmet and very vibrant in flavor!
Gluten-free has a reputation for being grainy and tasteless. It does not have to be this way. More and more people are being diagnosed with Celiac or gluten-free intolerance, so there are many other chefs, like myself, or kitchen divas out there that enjoy the challenge, and are trying to make great gluten-free food that tastes great and has great texture like”regular wheat based foods”. I love when I find something already out there that is both. Sonoma Gluten-free Ivory Teff Wraps are great tasting, nice burrito size and an amazing change from other gluten-free tortillas I have come across.
I always have a Gluten-free vegan bread and these teff wraps on hand for all my customers to choice with any sandwich option. This teff tortilla is a great change from small corn tortillas, or people who may think corn is their only option….This Sonoma Gluten-free Ivory Teff Wraps tastes great! Kids like it too. One 10-year-old boy was amazed how good it tasted when I prodded him into trying the wrap after he says he really hates GF bread. You can use it for sandwich wraps, burritos, enchiladas, deep-fried it like other tortillas too. Go crazy! I get mine at the local Co-Op.
A TIP: All Gluten-free tortillas need to be heated for 15 seconds to 30 for max pliability ….So HEAT, CREATE, MOLD, and ENJOY!!
I would love to say that jumping on the health bar fade was easy for me, but it was not even close. I am in a hurry every morning like the most of you. I shop for the Bistro most mornings at 3 different stores. So most of us usually grab some thing healthy-ish and jump in the car for that commute or do not eat breakfast at all ( which is what I usually do) . No matter how long your commute is , a power bar can be ingested and technically count as your “breakfast”.
Who doesn’t want a heathy bar you can eat “On the Go” and boost some energy , but does it have to taste like hay ( I love horses , just I do not want to share the complete diet with them), or just peanut butter & oats with a couple of nuts & one date shoved into it. I want “super” power/healthy bar! Good for you & tastes like food !
I found ReBar at the local Boise Co-Op. I picked it up because it said vegan & gluten-free ( I specialize in that cooking area, so I thought I’d give it a try) . I have lost 7 pounds due to my eating less gluten & eating a breakfast. I need to eat breakfast so that I do not turn into the a pig at lunch. It isn’t that I am eat unhealthy for lunch, I just get so “Hulk” Hungry by 2 pm that I eat a lot in a short amount of time. Then get “witchy” about how my stomach hurts, I ate too much , and I feel bloated. I love my boyfriend and want to KEEP him so the being “witchy” over food I stupidly ingested…..is not an option. So I am on a mission to find a good, fast, tasty breakfast, or “On the Go” food.
I opened the ReBar wrapper up for the usual commute in my 1986 Diesel Golf (Only mentioning my cool “older” car because it gets 47 miles to the gallon…..take that Smart Cars!), from Boise to Nampa where my shop is located. I was expecting usual hard brick or better yet, very chewy, but never quite being able to actually eat it, kind of fruit bar fun. I was wrong! This ReBar was mildly soft, tasty, & not too sweet either. Yeah finally someone got it right!!!
I love these : various fruits & veggies flavors. The “Original” flavor is my favorite. Each bar has 2 cups of fruit and 2 cups of vegetables in one energy bar! Certified Organic. 20 different fruits and vegetables. Gluten Free. Zero Fat. Yummers!
Now the “master chef” mind kicks in……. ok they did it (gluten-free/Vegan energy bar and it is tasty)…..How can I make one ? …..Hummmm?!