Monthly Archives: February 2008

Is Martha Stewart Going Gluten Free?

In early February, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (sounds a little scary and evil, no?) ran a contest for the “next big idea” where readers of Martha’s blog voted from a list of candidates, including a magazine focused on allergy free living. Despite overwhelming reader support for the allergy free magazine (57% of the vote), Martha anointed the runner-up (a pet focused magazine) as the winner.

As you might expect, this caused quite a hubbub in the gluten free world. As of today, it looks like Martha may have reconsidered her initial rule, and may still be entering the allergy free space. Her blog now shows both the pet and allergy free magazines as “co-winners.”

See for yourself at Martha Stewart’s Blog.

Who Put Chocolate in My Peanut Butter?

The greatest invention of all time? Is it the personal computer? The automobile? Sliced bread? Our vote goes for…the peanut butter cup (though that may be because it’s mid-afternoon and we’re craving sugar)! And, in the spirit of culinary perfection, we’ve discovered a simple way to capture the chocolately-peanut-butter-goodness of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in a gluten free bowl of cereal.

Our snack is a simple, but good one. Just mix equal parts of Envirokidz Panda Puffs (the peanut butter) and Koala Crisp (the chocolate) in a cereal bowl, and add milk. Sit back, and enjoy! Panda Puffs and Koala Crisp have different textures, so we recommend waiting a minute or two to let the cereals get a little soggy before consuming. We bought our boxes of cereal at Whole Foods in Arlington, VA and paid just $2.50 per box (seems like a bargain, if you ask us, and both cereals clearly advertise “Gluten Free” on their packaging).

gluten free cereal

It’s a great dessert replacement if you’re counting calories. And, just like the original Reese’s inspiration, it’s two great tastes that taste great together.

Gluten Free Cooking Spree Headed to St. Louis

The NFCA’s Gluten Free Cooking Spree is heading to St. Louis, MO at the end of February. On February 26th, the NFCA will be hosting its signature event at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery Center in St. Louis. Anheuser-Busch is the brewer of Redbridge Beer, the first gluten-free beer from a major brewery. For more information about the St. Louis Gluten Free Cooking Spree, as well as past events, visit:

http://www.celiaccentral.org/Events/Gluten_Free_Cooking_Sprees/331/

5th Edition Gluten-Free Restaurant Guide Now Available

We’re pleased to announce that the 5th Edition of The Essential Gluten-Free Restaurant Guide is back from the printer and now available.  Be the first to order in our web store (don’t mind the 4th edition graphic, we’re still in the process of updating our site).

Welcome to Triumph Gluten Free!

We’ve launched Triumph Gluten Free! to support people with Celiac Disease and others living on the gluten free diet. Within these pages, we’ll cover topics of interest to you, from community news to product reviews to restaurant advice, and everything in between.

Our hope is that this blog will be a source of valuable information – and fun – for everyone involved. We invite you to visit often and join in the conversation. We’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions in the form of blog comments. And, please let us know if you’d like to contribute in this space as an author. We’re currently a team of four building this blog, but why should we have all the fun?