Believe it or not, Panera Bread offers quite a few options for those needing to stick to a gluten-free diet.
GLUTEN FREE LIST – Panera Bread ** (more…)
January 26th, 2010 by Kimberly Bouldin
January 26th, 2010 by Jennifer Harris
On January 12th in participating U.S. Starbucks stores, customers saw a line of new snack options with 220 calories or less per serving. The exciting news about these snacks-on-the-go is that at least 8 of the 9 are gluten-free. These new snacks are:
* Annie’s® Snacks: These delicious alternatives to traditional snacks are available in portion controlled sizes exclusive to Starbucks. They are labeled 'naturally gluten free' on the box. They are organic, contain no artificial colors or flavors, and are vegan/gelatin free and fat free. These fruit snacks can be purchased locally at health food stores and grocery stores.
* FoodShouldTasteGood®: Available in Multigrain and Sweet Potato, the all-natural chips are packed with quality ingredients. These chips are GFCO certified, so guaranteed gluten free and are quite tasty. The chips can be purchased locally at health food stores and grocery stores. (more…)
January 26th, 2010 by Marissa Carter
Kansas City Restaurant diners are in an elite group! Houlihan’s is unveiling their new small plates menu and Kansas City is on their list of test markets. The best part for the gluten free elite? Five of the 30+ dishes on the menu are gluten free.
The new small plates menu from Houlihan’s was developed in response to the rising trend in smaller portion sizing. (more…)
January 26th, 2010 by Allison Hecht
With Valentine's Day just a few short weeks away, why not treat your loved one (or yourself for that matter) to some delicious chocolate from Sweet Riot?
Sweet Riot is not only tasty chocolate, it's chocolate with a purpose. All of their chocolate "peaces" are made from all-natural ingredients, and the company has a strong commitment to fair trade and ethical business practices. You can learn more about their mission statement here. (more…)
January 26th, 2010 by Aura Lee Honkanen
Is your kitchen a gathering place?
The kitchen is a natural place for people of all ages and backgrounds to share stories and flavors. When transitioning to eating gluten-free, cooking and meeting in the kitchen will probably change. It means double checking each addition to a dish or scrambling to make sure there is no cross-contamination. (more…)
January 26th, 2010 by Anne Steib
Recently, I had the pleasure to interview award-winning production manager, Richard ‘Wez’ Wearing. Living in the UK, Wez has worked with hundreds of bands such as Mika, Take That, Scissor Sisters, Sex Pistols, PIL, Iron Maiden, Manic Street Preachers, Celtic Thunder and Sarah Brightman. He has a demanding career that takes him around the world, working non-stop on a tight schedule.
Diagnosed with celiac in 2007, this added an additional level of challenges to an already hectic lifestyle, but he doesn’t let that inhibit him in any way.
Q - Were you already touring when you were diagnosed? If so, how did it immediately change your outlook on touring?
A - I was already touring, it was a great relief to find out why I was so run down all the time, but it took time for it to completely sink in. (more…)
January 26th, 2010 by Liz Schau
It's the beginning of a new year and writers, websites, and magazines are compiling their top trends lists, as predictions for the upcoming year. After all, it's 2010 now, and seems the best time to reflect on all of last year's most notable food fads in order to foresee what the upcoming year will bring us in food pop culture and consumerism.
Gluten-free eating has become more and more popular and mainstream over the last few years, as more people are being diagnosed with Celiac disease and gluten intolerance/allergies (either by medical professionals or via simple elimination diets). So it's not surprising that among the many predictions for 2010's favorite edibles, The Daily Beast has named gluten-free food as number three on their Ten Food Trends For 2010 list. As the website says, (more…)