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Food Trends For Families

by Serena July 11, 2013

While we love covering the latest fashion trends for moms, we are also intrigued by the newest trends for food. Here are some of our current favorites that the whole family will love. 1.Fun Baking Options: I love cooking with my daughters so I was really excited to test out Zemas Madhouse Foods and their unique line of delicious, ancient wholegrain and gluten-free baking mixes. A personal favorite from the line is the Gluten-Free Multigrain Pancake & Waffle Mix, a blend that is made with unrefined sugars, protein rich teff, quinoa, chia, hemp and flaxmeal. As with all of their products, this mix is free of the top 8 allergens, as well as sulfites, additives, trans fats, preservatives and refined sugar. This makes it a healthy option for those looking to enjoy comfort foods while still focusing on health and wellness.

To read the entire article, please visit www.momtrends.com.

Giveaway: Gluten-Free Baking Mixes!

by Whitney Lauritsen May 6, 2013

Not only is it Celiac Awareness Month but it's also Food Allergy Awareness Week! Does that mean that celiac's is more important to all the other food allergies? Hmmm... Anyways, to celebrate I want to introduce to a new company making wonderful gluten-free baking mixes: Zema's Madhouse Foods. The founder took her health, fitness and ADHD perspective to combine ancient whole grains with superseeds chia, hemp and flaxmeal into delicious creations. Each mix is kosher, Non-GMO Project Verified, and free of refined sugar and the top 8 allergens. And yet there's so much inside - in fact, for most recipes all you need to add in is wet ingredients like milk and egg alternatives of choice. Fill your kitchen with Cinnamon-Oatmeal Apple Muffins, Multigrain Pancake & Waffles, Cocoa Teff Pancake & Waffles and Rosemary-Millet Focaccia & Pizza Crust - Zema's sent me the latter two to try and you can try them too!

To read the entire article, please visit www.ecovegangal.com.


Zema's Madhouse Baking Mix Review and Giveaway

by Krista May 18, 2013

Clean, nutritious and gluten-free foods are difficult to find. Want to make it a baking mix so you can have muffins, pancakes or pizza crusts and you are going to be hunting for awhile. That is exactly what led mom and Zema’s Madhouse Foods founder, Jill, to starting her own business creating delicious, nutritious and gluten-free baking mixes that everyone could use. When her children started being diagnosed with ADHD, she set off to find another way. Armed with research about the positive effects of a gluten-free diet for children diagnosed with ADHD, she aimed to feed them a well-balanced diet full of nutrients and devoid of preservatives, stabilizers and other chemically-derived ingredients.

To read the entire article, please visit www.savorysavings.com.


Review: Zema's Madhouse Foods

by Rebecca April 24th, 2013

Review of Zema's Madhouse Foods Gluten-Free Multigrain Pancake & Waffle Mix Hey everyone! This is Aaron, Rebecca's husband and I wanted to write a review of Zema's for her because I used the product while Rebecca was off visiting all of you in Chicago! I'm not great a picture-taking and all …

To read the entire article, please visit www.prettylittleceliac.com.


High Protein Mocha Sunbutter Spread (Nut-free, Dairy-Free, Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free)

...More recently, I was gifted a bag of Zema’s Madhouse Cocoa-Teff Pancake Mix. This mix actually contains pretty much the same ingredients I would use at home to make pancakes: teff flour, potato starch, sorghum flour, organic flax seed meal, cocoa powder, tapioca starch, aluminum-free baking powder, organic cinnamon, hemp seeds, xanthan gum, sea salt, chia seeds. They were light and tasty, and would be a great go-to when I don’t have time to make my own from-scratch. Well, I couldn’t resist trying out BOTH of these products–and at the same time! (see pancake photo, above).

To read the entire article, please visit www.dietdessertndogs.com.


Zema's Foods Baking Mix Giveaway

by Cara Fork & Beans April 14, 2013

The folks over at Zema’s Foods were so kind to send me a free sample of their Rosemary-Millet Focaccia & Pizza Crust Mix. I always approach store-bought gluten-free mixes with caution because I have found that homemade usually tastes and works out better. However, upon first bite of this bread all I could think of was… This is some seriously tasty stuff. So much so that I want to pay out of pocket for one of you to also get an opportunity to sample it for yourself. Giveaway, here we come!

To read the entire article, please visit www.forkandbeans.com.


#glutenfree review: Zema's Madhouse Foods

by Cindy from Vegetarian Mamma April 5, 2013

The fine folks over at Zema’s Madhouse Foods asked us if we’d like to sample and review one of their ancient whole grain gluten free baking mixes! We said YES! They are also based out of Highland Park, Illinois! Being originally from IL, I always have a sweet spot for Illinois businesses!

To read the entire article, please visit www.vegetarianmamma.com.com.


Gluten-Free Expo Chicago: {aka Momivore eats too many carbs}

by Nicolette from Momnivore's Dilemma

...I also had the opportunity to listen in on a presentation from a local mom who started up a gluten-free whole grain baked good company called Zema’s Madhouse Foods. Although she isn’t celiac or even gluten-intolerant, she wanted to totally change the way her kids ate by eliminating white sugars and wheat.

To read the entire article, please visit www.mmnivores-dilemma.com.


New Allergy-Friendly, Vegan Baking Mixes from Zema's Madhouse Foods

Kids With Food Allergies, March 8th, 2013

There is a new option on the market for making allergy-friendly baked goods. Zema's Madhouse Foods is certified gluten-free, Kosher, vegan, non-GMO and their facility is free of the top 8 allergens (milk, egg, soy, wheat, peanut, tree nut, fish, shellfish). Their mixes are also free of preservatives, additives and food colorings.

To read the entire article, please visit www.kidswithfoodallergies.org.


Cherry Bomb Pancakes & Zema's Madhouse Teff Pancake Mix (Product Review)

Cara's Cravings, August 17th, 2012

Have you noticed that things have been a bit slow around here lately? What can I say… it’s been a lazy summer. And what I mean by that is that although I feel lazy for not coming up with a zillion new summer-inspired recipes and sharing them all with you, when I really think about it, I’ve actually been zooming around, here, there and everywhere. I know. With just a few weeks of *real* summer left, I should really slow it down. But you better know there is one thing I always make time for – and that, of course, is chocolate.

To read the entire article, please visit www.carascravings.com.


Gluten-Free Goodness from Zema's Madhouse Foods

Daily Candy, July 23rd, 2012

Highland Park native Jill Motew always goes against the grain.
She adopted a gluten-free lifestyle before it was a buzzword; years later she made a name for herself cooking gluten-free meals for professional athletes.

To read the entire article, please visit www.dailycandy.com.


Zema's Rosemary Millet Focaccia {Review}

Hallie Klecker Daily Bites from the Pure Kitchen, July 19th, 2012

Ever wish you could have a nutritious gluten-free bread on the table to go with dinner without the fuss of pulling out all your flours and baking supplies? I hear you. As much as I love to bake and cook from scratch, sometimes there’s a tug inside me that really wishes I could go into my pantry, pull out a package, and whip something up in no time—without sacrificing good nutrition.

Thanks to Zema’s Madhouse Foods, an Illinois-based baking mix company focusing on ancient whole grain flours, quick and easy (and healthy) gluten-free baking just got a whole lot easier. Jill Motew, Zema’s founder, originally developed this line of baking mixes for her five children. (Yes, five. This gal’s got some energy!) A self-professed “health junkie,” Jill wanted to create something nutritious that her entire family could enjoy. She views food “as part of our daily pharmacology.” Jill is a baker after my own heart! I love her food perspective.

To read the entire article, please visit www.dailybitesblog.com.


Product Review: Zema's Madhouse Foods

Emily, K.Triumph Dining

A few weeks ago (OK, maybe more than a few, I was moving slow there for a while!), I got a box in the mail from Zema’s Madhouse Foods. Inside, a box of Gluten-Free Cinnamon-Oatmeal Apple Muffin Mix, which is of course what I want to talk to you about today. The general premise of Zema’s mixes is that they are gluten-free, ancient grain, high fiber and protein, low glycemic index. In addition to the muffin mix, they offer two different pancake and waffle mixes (a cocoa teff variety, and a seeded multigrain) and a pizza/focaccia mix made with rosemary and millet (you can see them all here).

To read the entire article, please visit www.triumphdining.com.


Friday's Find: Zema's Madhouse Foods

from the Gluten-Free Cat

I stopped my weekly Friday’s Find posts, because I was having a difficult time finding products that met my standards for a healthy, gluten-free diet. Gluten-free junk food is no longer something that I get excited about. But today’s Friday’s Find really gets me meowing, because finally there’s a company that creates baking mixes that taste great and fuel the body well. Jill Motew, founder of Zema’s Madhouse Foods, has developed a line of ancient grain, gluten-free baking mixes that have more than caught the attention of this gluten-free cat. They have me laser-pointer mesmerized. Currently, Zema has 4 baking mixes available online, and it’s only a matter of time before you’ll be finding these mixes at a market near you.

To read the entire article, please visit www.glutenfreecat.com.


Zema's Ancient Grain Mixes

from Alisa’s Favorite Dairy-Free Food Finds from the 2011 Gluten-Free Allergen-Free Expo

AndreAnna was elated by these whole grain, “sprouted” mixes that were heads and tales above many of the contenders in nutrition. Not only did she buy some, but I think she was a voluntary rep for the company around the entire show … recommending them left and right! Since I’m not strictly gluten-free myself, they weren’t quite purchase material for me, but I do confess that I probably ate at least ten of the mini SunButter and Jelly Bar Bites they had made, and the other bar recipes were pretty scrumptious too.

To read the entire article, please visit www.godairyfree.org.


Zema's Madhouse Foods Ancient Whole Grain Gluten-Free and Dairy Free Baking Mixes

Alisa Fleming

Even though I haven’t been gluten-free in the past, I found myself at numerous gluten-free events this past year, where I had the chance to sample dozens upon dozens of products. Some were just okay, some were quite good, but just a few were excellent. One little company that really hit the mark was Zema’s Madhouse Foods. At the Gluten-Free Allergen-Free Expo, they showcased about a half dozen prepared goodies using their baking mixes. My friend AndreAnna was fixated at the Zema’s table, causing me to inhale at least four or five samples of their Sunbutter & Jelly Bars.

What AndreAnna and I loved most about this company, beyond the fact that their mixes produced very tasty baked goods, was their commitment to using wholesome ingredients. Most gluten-free baking mixes are very starchy and primarily packed with “white” flours and/or heavy bean flours, but Zema’s takes a multigrain approach, using teff, millet, and gluten-free oat flours along with omega-rich seeds like flax, chia, and hemp … perfect for those of us who like the taste and nutrition of whole grains.

Since my husband is trialing the gluten-free diet, I decided to sample one of the Zema’s mixes at home, the Cinnamon-Oatmeal Mix made with gluten-free dedicated oat flour. I followed the directions on the package for making Cinnamon-Oatmeal Flatbread (using a whole egg rather than egg whites), and the results were quite delicious.

To read the entire article, please visit www.godairyfree.org.


Zema's Madhouse Foods

Erin Elberson, Gluten Free Fitness

Jill (the founder, cook, and chief bottle washer at Zema’s, and a very nice lady) contacted me to see if I would be interested in reviewing her products. I receive product review requests that I do not accept. After all, does it really make sense for me to review a prepackaged, rice flour based, nutritionally void bag of macaroni and cheese? Something I ordinarily would never eat and would never recommend you to eat? Mmmkay. Yeah, that’s a no. So, when Jill emailed me I set out to do a bit of research on Zema’s before responding. This is what I found:

“Creators of delicious and nutritious bread mixes made using ancient wholegrains, minimally processed organic and natural gluten free ingredients…mixes that are rich in natural and organic vitamins and minerals. 5 unique mixes that are allergen free, gluten-free and sugar free…Zema’s ancient grain based gluten free flatbreads are a delicious and healthy alternative to processed snacks…”

To read the entire article, please visit www.glutenfreefitness.org.


2011 Chicago Gluten and Allergen Free Expo

Michelle from Windy City Cooking

...The vendor fair was amazing! I was fortunate enough to go to a mini-version of the vendor fair with the University of Chicago Celiac Screening last fall. Otherwise I would have been so over-whelmed! There were nearly seventy vendors represented, offering tastings of their food, free sample packages, and coupons! There was information galore! Writers and bloggers had their books available for purchase! I took a picture of everything I ate and looking through the photos, it was an insane amount of food! The vendors were great and were able to quickly point me towards the options that were also dairy free. I had Magner's Irish Cider that was really tasty (I was never a beer drinker, so am excited to add a cider into my drinking varieties), Zema's Madhouse breads full of a wide variety of grains, San-J sauces and crackers, an insane amount of cookies from Kinnikinnick foods, the newest products from Enjoy Life Foods and much, much more!

To read the entire article, please visit www.windycitycooking.blogspot.com.


Z is for Zema's Madhouse Foods' Chicago-Style Deep Dish Za!

Andrea from Rockin' Gluten-Free

I heard about Jill Motew and her company Zema’s Madhouse Foods from my good friend, Roh Doylida. I heard about how great her recipes and gluten-free flours are from Roh so I decided to check them out. I came across this picture and couldn’t believe my eyes!

Oh, how I’ve missed Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza! Hailing from the Chicago area, it is something that I am proud we have an abundance of. The only current gluten-free deep dish pizza that I am aware of being offered in the Chicago area is crustless. The crust is the best part! What I love about this recipe too is that is healthy and dairy-free. Even better for someone like me who is becoming a health nut and is trying to stay as dairy-free as possible to avoid inflammation.

To read the entire article, please visit www.rockingglutenfree.com.


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Highland Park, Illinois 60035
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