The Powerful Potato

potato-1Whenever I tell people I’m gluten-free, I always get the gluten-free “can you eat…” foods game. One of the top foods? Potato products. From French fries, to baked potatoes, to potato chips, people are constantly challenging whether potatoes are friendly for gluten-free eaters. Celiacs rejoice, not only are potatoes gluten-free, according to a new study published in PLOS ONE, potatoes actually provide the best bang for your buck in terms on nutrient value, as compared to other raw produce. Baked potatoes are one of the best natural sources of potassium (though bananas are often touted for their high K+ levels), and are proven to be one of the most frequently consumed vegetables. Spuds are also high in fiber, vitamin C, and magnesium, which are all essential components to a well balanced Continue reading “The Powerful Potato”

Detroit Tigers Offer Gluten-Free Tickets

Are you a fan of the Detroit Tigers? If you are and you’re free on June 17th, you may be interested to hear that the Tigers are offering a special gluten-free ticket and food package for fans who want to enjoy the game, gluten-free!

This gluten-free package is available at the game on Monday, June 17th 2013 when the Tigers are hosting the Baltimore Orioles.

The gluten-free package costs $40 and includes an Upper Box Infield ticket to the baseball game, a voucher for a gluten-free meal and a $4 donation to the Tri-County Celiac Support Group; the largest celiac support group in southeastern Michigan.  Continue reading “Detroit Tigers Offer Gluten-Free Tickets”

Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes | Triumph Dining Product Review

TJcupcakeTrader Joe’s does it again – these frosted chocolate cupcakes are indiscernible from gluten-laden ones. Better than that, they’re not cloyingly sweet and they have the right balance of cupcake to frosting. Trader Joe’s is a regular stop for celiacs and these cupcakes are just one more reason why.

While you’re shopping at TJ’s, try out a few more of our favorite go-to products.

·         Gluten-Free Waffles

·         Coarse Almond Meal (for pizza)

·         Gluten-Free Oats

·         Gluten-Free Pizza

Pillsbury and Celiacs Welcome Three New Gluten-Free Products to Market

gluten_free_productsThank you Pillsbury! Your friends at Triumph Dining were thrilled to read your recent press release on your new offerings: pie and pastry crust, chocolate chip cookie dough, and thin crust pizza dough.

General Mills, who owns Pillsbury, has long been a friend of the gluten-free community. Its associated companies now offer more than 300 gluten-free products. Chex Cereal was its first mainstream product followed by Betty Crocker baking mixes. Today there are seven varieties of gluten-free Chex cereal.

The Pillsbury team developed at least a dozen different formulas to test. Continue reading “Pillsbury and Celiacs Welcome Three New Gluten-Free Products to Market”

Toronto Churches Offering Gluten-Free Communion Wafers

wafer_1419861cIf you are a gluten-free church goer, does your church offer gluten-free communion wafers? Recently we’ve seen a few churches opting to offer celiac friendly options and now it’s Toronto’s turn.

A few Anglican churches in Toronto offer gluten-free wafers during communion. St. Martin in the Fields and The Church of the Redeemeron on Bloor Street were already offering the gluten-free option and now St. Paul’s Bloor Street Anglican Church is following their lead.

Catholic churches in the area have been offering what they call a “reduced-gluten communion wafer” for a few years now. Catholic canon law requires the use of small amounts of wheat flour for all hosts and Eucharistic bread, says the director of communications for the Archdiocese of Toronto. Continue reading “Toronto Churches Offering Gluten-Free Communion Wafers”