Monthly Archives: March 2011

2 Days Left for Free Shipping on Gluten-Free Stickers

In celebration of our new gluten-free stickers, we’re offering free shipping until Wednesday, March 7.

Use coupon code STICK22 on our new stickers, or anything else in our product catalog, and get free shipping.

These new stickers help solve the sticky problem of cross-contamination.

Stick 'em anywhere

Use these bright orange, impossible-to-miss stickers on things like a tub of butter, where a gluten-laden bread crumb might accidentally end up.

Even use them on drawers and shelves to mark entire areas that are gluten-free.

Stickers are a quick and easy way to help your kitchen stay cross-contamination free…even when you’re not there.

But hurry, these limited-edition stickers won’t be around forever. Only 1,500 sets have been printed. And we’re not sure when and if more will be printed.

Getting free shipping is as easy as 1-2-31.

  1. Add the stickers to your cart
  2. Enter coupon code STICK22 (don’t forget to hit the apply button)
  3. Enter your payment information…and done!

My Favorite Party Guest: GF Dip

I started writing this post a while ago, and I had a funny little intro about the Oscars and how one year I will have seen all the Best Picture nominees and will celebrate by throwing a party.

It was just a front. I’m never going to remember to see all the nominees. What I really wanted to talk about was the ever-timely act of hosting a party. And when I say hosting a party, I mean making a lot of party foods.

And when I say party foods, I mean dip. Gluten-free dip, and gluten-free dippables: two of my favorite things.

Obviously you can go the easy route and purchase dip. There are plenty of gluten-free hummuses (hummi?) and salsas and tapenades and caponatas and raitas. Your gluten-free grocery guide lists dozens of safe and delicious ready-made options.

However, that very same gluten-free grocery guide also lists oodles of safe ingredients. And what better way to show your guests (or yourself) some love than by making something yummy and scoopable?

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The Name’s Muffin. Gluten-Free English Muffin.

With the upcoming nuptials of the United Kingdom’s Prince William to Kate Middleton, it seems like everyone is getting British fever. Why not let your breakfast join in the Union Jack-lovefest with a gluten-free English muffin or two?

English muffins are, well, quintessentially English. They instantly conjure images of fancy teatables and silver spoons and doilies. However, the best thing about English muffins are those rough little “nooks and crannies” which allow melted butter to pool so that you get delicious buttery mouthfuls with each bite. Getting the elasticity and airpockets of a true English muffin in a gluten-free English muffin is not always easy, due to the lack of gluten protein. However, these brands are leading the way in making tasty gluten-free English muffins the Queen herself would approve of.

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Sweetwater’s Low Gluten Menu Excels and Perplexes

Some things in the gluten-free world have really perplexed us over the years. Like Elizabeth Hasselbeck’s  declarations throughout her book that celiac disease is an allergy. Or Starbucks’ recent decision to trumpet the addition of a new gluten-free offering followed, only weeks later, by a decision to remove said gluten-free offering with no more than a 140 character announcement via Twitter.

As perplexing as these decisions may sound to you, we found Sweetwater Tavern’s “Low Gluten Menu” equally bizarre.

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P.F. Chang’s Brings Brand-Name, Gluten-Free Food to Chinese Cuisine

Every town, big or small, seems to have a Chinese restaurant these days. Usually locally or family owned, these restaurants serve up familiar dishes in those nostalgic, white rectangular take-out boxes. The food itself, however, varies widely; some places serve deliciously prepared entrees. Others  gain a notoriety for food poisoning and low standards of quality.

For such a ubiquitous type of cuisine, I expected there to be many name-brand chains where people could come to expect the same, consistent dishes and flavors served at a steady, high quality. But alas, P.F. Chang’s, listed in our restaurant guide, is among the very few major names in Chinese cuisine to open multiple, national restaurants.

And the restaurant shines as its gluten-free menu provides customers with many great options to choose from.

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