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Christie Bessinger

New CHOCOLATE Products from Enjoy Life!

April 2nd, 2012 by Christie Bessinger


Christie Bessinger Gluten Free Works

Who doesn't like Chocolate.....I mean, really? ;) If you are a gluten-free chocolate lover like me, make sure to try out these fabulous new products from ENJOY LIFE.

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CRUNCH GRANOLA


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Chef James Aptakin serves his delicious Hawaiian short rib sauce. Credits: A. Fothergill

The Fancy Food Show is put on by National Association for the Specialty Food Trade two times per year; a summer show in New York City and a winter show in San Francisco. With over 17,000 attendess and 80,000 products from 1300 vendors, it is a chance for retailers, restaurants and food service professionals to sample some of the best products on the market. For the vendors, it's a way for them to connect with those people, in hopes of future sales. It's also a good way to be "in the know" as new products come out.  Some vendors are already established and some are brand new, hoping to be picked up by small or large grocery stores. Either way, there is always something new.

Last year, there were more new gluten-free products. Whether it's not quite the right venue or there are less new-comers, it was surprising there were not as many. Last year, gluten-free was a top trend. One reason might be in the labeling.

Some manufacturers are hestitant to call their products gluten-free because they worry about giving the right information to the public. One owner of a spice company said he doesn't put gluten in any of his products but he can't (more…)

Jenny Manseau Gluten Free Works Over the last three and a half years I have had the opportunities to do many reviews of great products. I truly enjoy doing reviews of cookbooks, and gluten-free products, and I’m looking forward to do more in the future along with any culinary based items (kitchen appliances, tools, etc.).

I love kitchen gadgets. Here are a few of my “must-haves”  items: Chef Knife, Stand Mixer, Mixing Bowls (different sizes), Prep Bowls, Boning Knife, Steamer (pan/bamboo basket), Zester, Grater, Silicone Whisk, a good set of Non-Stick Pans, Cast Iron Skillet, and a Crock-Pot. There are plenty more items, however this is a great starting point.

Two of my favorite companies for kitchen products are EdgeWare and Le Creuset. I mean, don’t well all hope to own their products?? I was sent one of each of the following products to test out and review and I have to say, I am honestly in love with both of them. And, now two lucky winners will have a chance to win one of the following prizes (one winner for the Zester, and one for the Farm Fresh Steamer!)

First up we have a fantastic Zester from EdgeWare – The V-etched Better Zester! Here is what their website has to say about it: (more…)

 

Valentine's day is approaching! Instead of spending hours searching for allergy-friendly Valentine's candy for your loved ones, consider offering safer sweets with Lucy’s cookies.

 

If you haven't had the pleasure of tasting them yet, Lucy’s cookies are delicious treats that are gluten-free, vegan, and made without milk, eggs, peanuts or tree nuts, but they taste like "regular" cookies! My favorite thing about Lucy's cookies (beside the great flavor) is the (more…)

GlutenTox Home Test Kit

January 26th, 2012 by Darla

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There are many reasons people who wish to lead a healthier lifestyle chose to avoid gluten in their diets. Those with gluten allergies and intolerances, however, don't have a choice. For them, consuming undetected gluten poses a real health risk. The trouble is that traces of gluten can be found in foods that don't naturally contain it, due to cross-contamination, cooking methods, food additives, etc. This is especially true when it comes to restaurant and commercially processed food.

But the good news is that now there's a way you can check to be sure what you're eating is really gluten free. Boimedal Diagnostics has developed an easy-to-use gluten test kit, called GlutenTox Home, and they were nice enough to send me a sample pack to try. Along with a free (more…)
Jennifer Harris

Gluten-Free Product Review: Jones Dairy Farm Meats

December 28th, 2011 by Jennifer Harris

Gluten Free Works Jennifer Harris

Jones Dairy FarmThis Examiner has been eating and enjoying Jones Dairy Farm meat products for a number of years, so when I was asked to review their products it was a no brainer.

Jones Dairy Farm is a 122-year-old family owned business based in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, that makes all natural pork and turkey sausage as well as Canadian bacon, ham, liverwurst, bacon and other pork products.  The majority of their products (except scrapple) are certified gluten free by the GFCO.

The best part is their products taste wonderful and they don't contain any (more…)
Jennifer Harris

Amy’s Is Adding New Gluten-Free Products to Their Line-up

December 5th, 2011 by Jennifer Harris

Gluten Free Works Jennifer Harris

amys broccoli and cheddar bake gluten freThis Examiner has been a fan of the gluten-free products from Amy's Kitchen for more than a decade. Their line of gluten-free convenience foods, prepared meals, pizzas, wraps and desserts can always be found in my freezer.

We like knowing we are eating quality food that is made with organic ingredients that are GMO free and contain zero trans fats.  We also love that they don't just stick to one type of cuisine and include Indian, Italian and Asian dishes.

What a lot of people don't know about this family-oriented company is that (more…)

Gluten Free Product Review: Surf Sweets!

November 30th, 2011 by Janelle Pugh

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I LOVED trying a bunch of awesome Surf Sweets products that I won from a Stuffed Pepper twitter giveaway!

Admittedly, I have not been able to try all the products that they sent (there are a lot!) but I had so much fun trying what I have so far. I probably never would have sought out these products on my own. I could give or take most candy (chocolate is another story…) but now I know just where to turn for something sweet or sour!

This is the entire package I got in the mail. The individual packs are bigger and have multiple servings. The boxes contain smaller packs and are a single serving (I prefer this because it’s easier to control portion size.) When I was eating the sour gummy worms out of the bigger bag, I definitely (more…)

rudis gluten-free breadRecently I was sent a sample of Rudi's Gluten Free sandwich bread and was blown away. For the most part, I had given up enjoying bread since becoming gluten free. I have enjoyed gluten free bread at restaurants  but as far as making a sandwich at home or enjoying toast for breakfast, it just wasn't happening at home. There just didn't seem to be a gluten free bread that I thought was worth buying much less that I truly enjoyed.

I can now say, I'm back on the bread wagon, and loving it. Rudi's offers original, multigrain and a cinnamon raisin bread, all of which exceeded my expectations. I tried all of them toasted and un-toasted and honestly, have no complaints. To make sure I wasn't just overly excited by having free bread sent to my house, I made my fiance try them all too. He is not gluten free and (more…)

Review: Saffron Road – Gluten Free Frozen Entrees

September 27th, 2011 by Cinde Shields

Saffron Road Gluten FreeI am not usually a big fan of store bought frozen meals, however there are times when one of my family members needs a quick meal and there is no time to cook from scratch.  The gluten free entrees fromSaffron Road are one of the few store bought frozen entrees that I actually enjoy eating and feel good about feeding to my family.  I feel that Saffron Road's frozen meals are a cut above the rest; check out a few of their FAQ's and I am sure you will agree:

How does Saffron Road guarantee that its livestock are treated humanely?

We work with trusted, credible, third parties to certify that our livestock are treated humanely. Our chicken is Certified Humane® by the Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) and our lamb by the Global Animal Partnership. HFAC is endorsed by a consortium of animal welfare organizations, including the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Both of these standards require (more…)