Monthly Archives: November 2012

Crispin Gluten-Free Cider

By Laura (The Gluten-Free Traveller)

Cider is a great drink for so many occasions. Chilled cider is refreshing on a hot day, warm cider can heat us up on a not-so-hot day and your favorite cider makes a great addition to any meal. Cider is also naturally gluten-free making it perfect for those of us who have Celiac Disease. If there are any cider lovers out there looking for something new, Crispin do a wide variety of fantastic gluten-free ciders.

Crispin ciders are naturally fermented in the USA using fresh pressed apple-juice from a blend of delicious US West Coast apples. They don’t add anything nasty and unnecessary to their ciders. They are naturally delicious and naturally gluten-free!

Crispin offer three classic European style ciders (Original, Light and Brut), an imported classic English dry cider and a line of interesting artisanal ciders.  Their artisanal ciders include ‘Honey Crisp’ with added organic honey, ‘Lansdowne’, with pure organic molasses, ‘Cho-Tokkyu’, fermented with sake yeast and ‘The Saint’, a particularly tasty cider made with pure organic maple syrup!

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Gluten-Free Market Growing Like Crazy!

By Laura (The Gluten-Free Traveller)

You may be finding more and more gluten-free products on grocery store shelves these days but just wait, there are a whole lot more coming your way. U.S sales of gluten-free products are expected to exceed $6.6 billion by 2017! That’s a whole lot of gluten-free food!

The “Gluten-Free Foods and Beverages in the US” report from Packaged Facts found that the gluten-free market has been growing at a much faster rate than anticipated and will reach $4.2 billion by the end of 2012. Over the last four years, 2008-2012, there has been a 28% increase in the production of gluten-free products. 15% of overall sales were in the snack and granola bar category.

So why such a huge increase in the demand for gluten-free products?

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Product Review: PR*Bar

By Leslie

The most obvious thing about these nutrition bars is variety. There were eight different bars in the package that arrived at the Triumph Dining offices. Chocolate Mint. Double Chocolate. Peanut Butter Chocolate. Yogurt Berry. Apple Pie. On and on. If one flavor of these Personal Nutrition bars isn’t your absolute favorite, just try another.

Regardless of which bar you eat, they are all gluten-free.

The hungry product testers in our office favored the Chocolate Peanut Butter. After all, who doesn’t think chocolate and peanut butter are a natural pairing? They felt that Yogurt Berry would make a good breakfast or morning snack while the others could easily be a fulfilling dessert.

Each bar has 15 grams of protein and about 200 calories. This makes them a good choice athletes. In fact, as a provider to the US Olympic Team, PR*Bars are certified through the Informed Choice program to be free of any banned substances that would jeopardize an athlete’s standing.

For more information and where to purchase click here.

The Heart of a Celiac: Does Going Gluten-free Reduce Your Risk of Developing Cardiovascular Disease?

By Bridget

Recently one of’s headlines read, “Does a Gluten-free Diet Protect Celiacs Against Heart Disease? Or Does it Hurt?” Obviously this question is interesting to many particularly because, as of 2010, heart disease is one of the top five leading causes of death, according to CDC statistics.

There are several studies that support both sides of the hypothesis that a gluten-free diet could either increase or reduce risk of cardiovascular problems, which leads me to my own hypothesis – it’s all about what you eat!

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KIND Gluten Free Healthy Grains

By Laura (The Gluten-Free Traveller)

KIND are popular amongst the gluten-free community for their fruit and nut bars. They make a wide variety of Fruit & Nut and Nut & Spices bars, all gluten-free, and great for nibbling at home or when you’re out and about.

If you are already a fan of these bars you will be happy to hear that KIND have recently launched a new addition to their product line. Healthy Grains – a line of interesting, whole grain snacks.

Each of the Healthy Grains flavors contains a mix of amaranth, quinoa, gluten-free oats, millet and buckwheat.

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What To Do With Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Leftovers

By Laura (The Gluten-Free Traveller)

One of the greatest things about Thanksgiving is that come Friday you find yourself with a whole bunch of leftovers. Turkey and stuffing sandwiches are wonderful,  but what else can we make from gluten-free Thanksgiving leftovers?

Here are some fun ideas to keep you satisfied in the days, or maybe even weeks depending on how much extra food you have, after Thanksgiving.

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Grab a Piece of That Gluten-Free Pie!

By Bridget

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With it being Turkey Day, food seems to be the only thing on everyone minds. From what side dishes to prepare to how many turkey sandwiches they’ll be eating for leftovers (on GF bread, of course!), the big meal is something to be enjoyed over the course of days, not just for one meal.

One part of the meal you definitely don’t want to miss out on is the dessert! Pie making and eating can be considered synonymous with this holiday otherwise centered around turkey, mashed potatoes, and cranberries. To keep dessert the sweetest piece of the meal, try one of these tips to keep the crust gluten-free (and still delicious!) Click to continue reading »

5 Tips for Healthy Gluten-Free Holidays from Daily Bites Blog!

By guest blogger Hallie Klecker (Daily Bites Blog)

If you eat gluten-free and are wondering how to stay healthy this season, don’t fear! While navigating the gluten-laden waters of the holiday season can seem stressful at first glance (believe me, I’ve been there), approaching it with a positive attitude and a few tricks will take you a long and very merry way.

I’ve now lived through enough gluten-free holiday seasons to have developed a few tips and tricks for surviving the season with grace, sanity, and style while having quite a bit of fun, too. Keep these tips in mind and you’ll be well on your way to a happy and healthy gluten-free holiday.

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Gluten Free Flour Made From Fruit?

By Bridget

This summer, we came out with a post about banana pasta being a possible alternative for gluten free eaters and many of you thought this sounded like a great idea that you would be interesting in trying.

On a similar topic, recently discussed the possibility of flours made from fruit being a nutritional alternative for those of us on a gluten free diet. How interesting! Is the future of gluten free products to be found in fruit?  (love the sound of that!)

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Chuck E. Cheese Gluten-Free Pizza Goes Nationwide

By Laura (The Gluten-Free Traveller)

Last Spring we brought you news that Chuck E. Cheese was testing gluten-free options at locations in Minnesota. Today we have even more exciting news for Chuck E. Cheese fans who can’t eat gluten.

Successful initial testing and an increasing demand for gluten-free options has led the popular family pizza chain to expand their gluten-free menu nationally. Gluten-free customers across the country will now be able to enjoy individual-sized pizzas and chocolate fudge cupcakes.

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