Monthly Archives: February 2013

Pick Your Pizza in NYC: Gluten-Free Treasures in the City That Never Sleeps

NYC Gluten Free pizza

Living in Manhattan I am constantly reminded that the city is unwaveringly boastful over two food items: pizza and bagels. Many will argue that is the creativity of cuisine and water that distinguishes both gluten-filled doughs from other cities around the world, but it just might be prideful competition that keep both popularly demanded items at their best.

While I can’t deny a good bagel (and often still have trouble finding one), pizza is one food that is hard to refuse. Whether it’s for a quick bite or a sit-down celebration, the right combination of sauce, cheese, and vegetables can satisfy any taste bud craving. Click to continue reading »

Maninis Multiuso Multi-Purpose Flour Mix | Triumph Dining Product Review

Maninis Gluten Free

The Maninis folks sent me a big box of their mixes and also some cookies made with this gluten-free flour. The chocolate chip cookies were great; there was no sacrifice made for them to be gluten-free.

The product offerings are worth checking out. The company manufacturers Certified Gluten-Free mixes and pasta for both the commercial and home baker. Its rice-free products are made with native, minimally processed ancient grains and are produced in 50 lb bags for foodservice and 5 lb bags for the consumer retail market. There is no bio-engineering used to produce them and both its Washington state kitchen and blending facility have been certified by the Gluten Intolerance Group. Impressive.

I sent the flour off to Brittany Angell, who is writing the Essential Gluten-Free Baking Guide. Watch for some of her recipes on this blog in the coming months.


Gluten-Free Celebrities and Athletes recently published an article of celebrities avoiding gluten. The author writes that she’s still amazed that a number of celebrities who continue to tout eating gluten free as a way to lose weight, but she also concedes that as long as they are talking about the gluten-free diet it benefits those people who eat gluten free for medical reasons.

The lists are broken down into five groups: Celebrities with Celiac Disease, Celebrities with gluten sensitivity/wheat intolerance, Celebrities who eat gluten free by choice, Athletes with Celiac Disease, and Athletes who eat gluten free by choice. Here’s the list:

Celebrities with gluten sensitivity/wheat intolerance

  • Malin Ackerman (Actor)
  • Bill Clinton
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Dana Delany (Actor)
  • Zooey Deschanel (Actor)
  • Cody Gifford (son of Kathie Lee Gifford reportedly needs to avoid gluten)
  • Elizabeth Gillies (Actor on Nickelodeon)
  • Geri Halliwell (Singer)
  • Mariel Hemingway (Actor)
  • Juliette Lewis (Actor)
  • Ryan Phillipe (Actor)
  • Ian Somerhalder
  • Terence Stamp
  • Billy Bob Thornton (Actor)
  • Rachel Weisz (Actor)


Celebrities with Celiac DiseaseRachel_Weisz_006

  • Avery Aames (Author)
  • Neil Boortz (Radio personality)
  • Sarah Joy Brown (Actor)
  • Meg Cabot (Author)
  • Chelsea Clinton
  • Heidi Collins (former CNN anchor)
  • Jennifer Esposito (Actor)
  • Susie Essman (Actor on Curb Your Enthusiasm)
  • Shannon Ford (Miss USA 2011)
  • Scott Michael Foster (Actor)
  • Rich Gannon’s (NFL Quarterback) daughter, Danielle
  • Thom Hartmann (Air America Radio)
  • Elizabeth Hasselbeck (“The View”)
  • Katherine, Duchess of Kent
  • Laura Kaeppeler (Miss America)
  • Jilly Lagasse (Daughter of Emeril Lagasse)
  • Jessie Lagasse Swanson (Daughter of Emeril Lagasse)
  • Dean McDermott (Actor)
  • Tenley Molzahan (Bachelorette contestant)
  • Dannii Minogue (Younger sister to Kylie Minogue the singer)
  • Keith Olbermann (TV personality)
  • Emmy Rossum (Actor)
  • Aarti Sequeria (Food Network)
  • Joe Stanton (Cartoonist who draws Batman, Green Lantern, Archie & Scooby-Do)
  • Jane Swift (former Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor)
  • Sarah Vowell
  • Brandy Wendler (Mrs. Alaska International)
  • Amy Wheaton (Wil Wheaton’s Sister)
  • Deb Wheaton (Wil Wheaton’s Mom)
  • Deborah Ann Woll (Actress) Click to continue reading »

Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets Recall

Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets RecallKing’s Delight of Georgia is recalling 1,572 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets labeled as gluten-free because they contain wheat.

The product is 8 ounce cartons of “APPLEGATE® Naturals Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets.” The nuggets were packaged on September 19, 2012. The establishment number “P-2617″ is found on the side of each carton. The lot number is 210864 and best before date is 8/28/13. The UPC Click to continue reading »

Ready. Set. Cupcake! | Triumph Dining Product Review

Ready Set Cupcake Gluten Free

On my doorstep sat a FedEx box. I opened it and found gluten-free, dairy-free chocolate cake batter and all natural buttercream frosting. It was the answer to my dinner dilemma — a long day at work and guests on their way. Even better that it came in dry ice and my kids googled then executed science experiments with it.

The GFCO certified, ready-to-use frozen cake batter is an amazing addition to a gluten-free kitchen. It was very easy to use and even more convenient than packaged, Click to continue reading »

Mixing it Up With Gluten-Free Bread Mixes

Gluten free bread

The warm wafting aroma of fresh bread baking is one of the most comforting scents in the world. Breadmaking can be an exacting and time-consuming process and gluten-free breadmaking is especially so because of the lack of the gluten protein to give the bread bind and elasticity. I have several times experienced opening my bread machine in anticipation, only to find a lump of dense undercooked gluten-free bread. While a bread machine with a gluten-free specific cycle makes the work of gluten-free breadmaking much easier, pre-bought gluten-free bread mixes make the task even less daunting. There is a huge selection of gluten-free bread mixes out there, so we’ve collected Click to continue reading »