Archive for the ‘Gluten free’ Category

 


Rich Products, a food service business serving colleges and universities, schools from kindergarten through 12th grade and restaurants, had a busy 2010 with projected revenues of $2.9 billion. A report in Business First shows how 2011 should be even busier, with more than $3 billion in revenues due to acquisitions and expansions.  Gluten-free products are expected to play a part.

Rich Products is based in Buffalo with 1,300 local employees. The company has operations in over 100 countries. It expects to expand by about 10 percent annually in China and is moving into new markets like Turkey and could grow in the Philippines and Indonesia.

The company is coming out with a new line of gluten free products here in North America. According to the Rich Products website, the products include:

GLUTEN-FREE ITALIAN ROLLS - BAGS (06142) Gluten-free Italian sandwich rolls that taste great and have a moist, tender texture. Packaged in resealable bags of 8, 4.4 oz unit weight

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When Jovial Foods, Inc. offered us samples of their brand new gluten-free pasta they claimed had the taste and texture of authentic pasta, we looked forward to the opportunity to judge for ourselves.

We were pleasantly surprised.  This is an excellent pasta, virtually indistinguishable from regular pasta in flavor, color, shape and consistency.

The Pasta

We received five different varieties: Spaghetti, Penne Rigate, Fusilli, Capellini and Caserecce.

All the pastas come in (more…)

Everyone on a Gluten Free Diet?

December 28th, 2010 by Nadine Grzeskowiak, RN, CEN

I have thought for a long time about this very question.  Who would suggest such a thing?

I would. The main reason I would dare to make such a statement is because we have been so negligent in recognizing and treating people with celiac disease.  Not a day goes by that I don’t hear about or speak to someone directly who has suffered needlessly for years.  The other main point I want to make is that NONE of the currently available testing is 100%.

The blood tests and endoscopic biopsies are great tools if they are positive. If they are negative, I have heard of too many people tell me ‘I don’t have celiac disease, my blood test/biopsy was negative’.  This is a major cause for concern to me.  Both of these tests do not confirm you don’t have, or will never develop celiac disease.  First, neither test is 100% reliable.  Second, both tests are simply a snapshot (more…)

Jennifer Harris

Gluten Free Doughnut Smack Down – Kinnikinnick vs. Glutino

December 28th, 2010 by Jennifer Harris

Most people who read my articles know this Examiner is a big fan of the gluten-free product line currently available from Kinnikinnick Foods. Kinnikinnick was the first company this Examiner found that made a retail line of gluten-free doughnuts, but this year Glutino got into the gluten-free doughnut making game and we felt it necessary to compare the brands and choose a winner. (more…)

Marissa Carter

Gluten Free Soapbox: Say NO to “Meanies” in Forums

December 27th, 2010 by Marissa Carter

So many boxes, so little time... [taliesin/Morguefile

For this week's gluten free soapbox we go back to the forums. Those online “support groups" that are supposed to be a place of sharing, healing and camaraderie. People log on to the gluten free forums to talk about their troubles and make friends who are struggling with the same issues they are. That is why I am so disturbed today.

Something I've noticed happening every so often (not constantly, but too much) is the sarcasm and derision thrown at (more…)

UConn’s Gluten-Free Food Program a National Model

December 22nd, 2010 by Paul Stern

Freedom from gluten is becoming easier than ever, especially if you happen to be eating at the University of Connecticut.

Are you gluten-intolerant?

If you are not, odds are you know someone who is.

And if you are – as are an estimated 1 in 100 people who have celiac disease – you know how hard it is to eat gluten-free.

But it is getting easier – especially if you are dining at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, where the gluten-free menu is state of the art.

I sampled some of UConn's gluten-free food the other day with Dennis Pierce, UConn's director of dining services, and Robert Landolphi, manager of (more…)

Jen Cafferty

New Year’s Gluten Free Recipes and Links

December 21st, 2010 by Jen Cafferty

Meatballs

Spice up your New Year's Eve party with these appetizers, beverages, and hangover cures (hopefully you won't need the last one):

Appetizers

1) Gluten Free Goddess has a great list of appetizer ideas, some of which are also vegan and vegetarian friendly. 2) My Crockpot Cranberry Glazed Meatballs are so easy to prepare.  Just let the meatballs simmer in the crock pot, and they will be ready just in time for your guests to arrive! 3) For a little kick, try this Gluten Free Black Bean Salsa and serve with corn or rice chips.

Beverages

1) This Blood Orange Champagne Cocktail from Epicurious.com will liven up (more…)

It is so fun to pass on all the new information learned about gluten-free products, shopping and dining.  The list below reflects what this Examiner learned over the last week.

  • Thanks go out to The Crispy Cook for compiling a list of gluten-free blogs with links to each one.  After reviewing the list, this Examiner discovered a number of blogs to check out and is excited to see what they have to offer.
  • Artisan gluten-free breads are now available from A Bountiful Harvest in a number of flavors.  Their breads are baked one loaf at a time naturally without artificial flavors, colorants, preservatives or additives and they are fresh baked to order for each (more…)
Teri Gruss, MS

20 Gift Ideas for Gluten-free Cooks, All Under $20

December 15th, 2010 by Teri Gruss, MS

Here are 20 gift ideas for gluten-free cooks including useful and unusual kitchen gadgets, fun gifts for gluten-free kids in the kitchen, high-quality gluten-free ingredients and new gluten-free cookbooks for the cookbook addicts on your list. And all the gift ideas cost less than $20!

Kitchen Gadgets for Gluten-Free Cooks

  1. Pizza Pan Set Make thin and crispy or deep dish gluten-free pizza with this 3-piece pan set which includes a pizza wheel for cutting your delicious homemade gluten-free pizza.Recipe for Gluten-Free Pepperoni Pizza
  2. Holiday Pancake Molds Gluten-free kids love eating reindeer, snowman and elf shaped pancakes during the holidays. (more…)
Jennifer Harris

10 Terrific Gift Ideas for People on the Gluten-free Diet

December 14th, 2010 by Jennifer Harris

Tis the season for gift giving and for those of you not familiar with the gluten-free diet this can be a time of confusion.  It can be difficult to give someone on the gluten-free diet food because some of us avoid additional allergens and not all gluten-free food is created equal.

This Examiner has created the list below as an aide for gluten-free gift giving.  This Examiner would be happy to get any of these items as a gift!

1. Subscription(s)

  • To Clan Thompson's Celiac SmartLists, which are a series of programs that make it easy to find VERIFIED gluten information on thousands of items,
  • Zeer Select – for $4.95 monthly subscription fee, you can search to find products by category, brand, product name or UPC code.   (more…)