Gluten free

Refuel with Homemade Electrolyte Drinks

Do you remember the first time you drank Gatorade?

I do! I was at a track and field meet. After the race, my coach passed me a bottle of Gatorade and told me to drink it to avoid feeling sick.

The neon color should have been enough to raise a red flag, but I drank it anyway. 5 minutes later I felt like I’d been hit by a truck. Sugar overload! I could feel the  Read More »

Reporting Cross Contact Can Turn Into a Win-win for Restaurant and Consumer

Gluten pasta at the bottom of sauteed cabbage - Credits: Jennifer Harris

Gluten pasta at the bottom of sauteed cabbage – Credits: Jennifer Harris

It has happened to most all of us at one time or another. You have just finished a meal at a restaurant when you notice you aren’t quite feeling right. For me, that starts with a stabbing headache and a hot flash. Immediately you know your meal has come into contact with gluten. Now what do you do? How can you turn your negative experience into a positive one? Read More »

Review of Udi’s Gluten-free Sandwich Bread

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I kept hearing numerous accolades about Udi’s Bakery in Denver, CO and their gluten-free foods. I would hear of people placing large orders with them and claiming their bread was the best of the gluten-free breads. So, I had to try this myself to see if the bread lived up to the hype.

UdiThankfully, I recently discovered they carry Udi’s at Woodman’s, who have an extremely large gluten-free section, and decided to try a loaf. Udi’s bread is handcrafted in their dedicated gluten-free facility in Denver, CO, their gluten-free foods are also dairy-, soy-, and nut-free. Read More »

Review: Exotic Gluten Free Simmer Sauces from Saffron Road

I enjoy preparing from scratch home cooked meals for my family, but on especially busy weeknights I sometimes use a few prepared foods to help speed up the process.  Prepared foods typically contain less than healthy ingredients, so I opt for all natural products such as the new gluten free Simmer Sauces from Saffron Road.Saffron Road’s gluten free Simmer Sauces come in four flavors, each a unique taste of world cuisine.  My family had the pleasure of sampling the following simmer sauce flavors, which I am happy to report are also dairy free: Read More »

Review: Lucy’s Gluten Free Cookies – Three New Flavors!

 

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 Read More »

Review: Saffron Road – Gluten Free Frozen Entrees

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 Read More »

Review: Shane’s Rib Shack – Gluten-free

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I had the wonderful opportunity to try Shane’s Rib Shack the other night. I had known that Shane’s had a gluten-free menu, but had never dined there before.

shanes_logoThere are a great number of choices for those who have to follow a gluten-free diet, including pork, ribs and chicken. The BBQ sauce is gluten-free. Shane’s also has a number of sides that are gluten-free, including cole slaw, baked beans, corn, and salad. For healthier options, there are salads on the menu with brisket, grilled chicken or pork. Read More »

Rice Chex is now gluten free!

This just in from the Cincinnati Celiac Support Group listserve:

Rice Chex is now gluten-free – click the link below and check out the label where it says gluten-free on the middle of the box…
 
http://www.generalmills.com/corporate/brands/product_image.aspx?catID=23344&itemID=131

This was the response someone received on the Delphi Celiac Disease Forum when they emailed General Mills about the cross contamination issue:
 
Thank you for contacting General Mills with your inquiry.  Rice Chex has been reformulated to insure that it does not include gluten-containing ingredients or have the possibility of cross contact with gluten containing ingredients or products.
We hope you find this information helpful.  Please let us know if we can help you again.
 
Sincerely,
 
Connie Sellers
Consumer Services

BE AWARE THAT OLDER, BARLEY MALT CONTAINING BOXES MAY STILL BE ON THE SHELVES!  MAKE SURE TO READ THE INGREDIENT LABEL.

Rich Products Produces New Gluten Free Line in North America for 2011

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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