Power of Three Seed Blends

homepage_imagePowerblend, by Power of 3 Nutrition, is an all-natural mix of organic seeds designed as a nutritional complement to your favorite, everyday foods! Triumph Dining were excited to find out more about these mixes as all of their products are made in a completely gluten-free facility in Westbrook, Maine!

The variety of seeds provides a rich plant-based source of Omega 3s and is also extremely high in fiber and protein. Each pack of Powerblend contains 2800mg of Omega 3, 9g of protein and 7g of fiber. Continue reading “Power of Three Seed Blends”

Ina Garten’s Gluten-Free Chocolate Chunk Cookies

chocolate chunk cookiesThe Barefoot Contessa, otherwise known as Ina Garten, is my go to celebrity chef. Everything I’ve made from her seven cookbooks has come out well; several of the recipes are now family staples, the things our children will recall as the comfort food of their childhood.

(The gluten-free ones are her Roasted Chicken, Swordfish Steaks, Roasted Tomato Dip and French Potato Salad.)

Knowing that everything Ina makes is divine, I was so happy to see that she took her Chocolate Chunk Cookie recipe and converted it to gluten-free.


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Consumer Reaction to FDA’s Definition of Gluten-Free in Food Labeling

News of the FDA defining gluten-free in food labeling has received a lot of media play since it was announced earlier this month.

For those of you who may have missed it, the net net is that the US Food and Drug Administration published a new regulation which defines the term “gluten-free” for voluntary food labeling. This provides a uniform standard to help the roughly 3 million Americans who have celiac disease. The full announcement can be found here.

The FDA requires that, in order to use the term “gluten-free” on its label, a food must meet all of the requirements of the definition, including that the food must contain less than 20 parts per million of gluten. The rule also requires foods with the claims “no gluten,” “free of gluten,” and “without gluten” to meet the definition for “gluten-free.”

Consumer feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. However, 20PPM is still a real health risk for those with acute gluten allergies. Consumers are also asking how the FDA will regulate those 20PPM. Will every product be consistently checked for gluten? Are products allowed to be made in a non-dedicated gluten-free facility and still earn the gluten-free label?

Here at Triumph Dining we’re excited about the move forward by the FDA. What are your thoughts?

Gluten-Free Pretzels Anyone?

The Triumph Dining product testers have really enjoyed Osem USA’s new gluten-free pretzels, certified by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization.

imagesThe New Jersey-based manufacturer, whose gluten-free foods are marketed under the brand name Gratify, sent us samples of its six pretzel types, which retail for $3.99 – $5.99 in 8 oz. or 14.1 oz. bags.

The varieties are:


  • ·         Sea Salt Thins, which are a good conduit for cheese, spreads and dips
  • ·         Sesame Thins
  • ·         Sea Salt Twists, most like traditional pretzels
  • ·         Sea Salt Sticks
  • ·         Milk Chocolate Covered Twists, which are a good crunchy treat coupled with chocolate, and
  • ·         Yogurt Covered Twists, an alternative to traditional pretzels because they come with the cool, hardened yogurt topping.


In the office our testers liked them all. However, we especially liked the Milk Chocolate Covered Twists and Sea Salt Sticks.

Check your local retailer for locations and get additional information at www.gratifyfoods.com.

GFAF Expo Coming to Meadowlands

ExpoNJ1000pxThe Gluten-Free, Allergen-Free Expo is Coming to Meadowlands!

The fabulous Gluten-Free, Allergen-Free Expo tour is making another stop and this time it’s the Meadowland in Secaucus, NJ.

On September 7th and 8th, the expo will feature over 100 vendors sampling and selling products. All of the vendors are completely gluten-free and many will also be showcasing products free from all the top eight allergens: milk, egg, peanut, tree nut, fish, shellfish, soy and wheat. The event will also include a dedicated area featuring nut-free products and a special area for gluten-free kids to enjoy!

As well as the opportunity to discover new products and companies, there will also be health care practitioners, with a focus on allergies, available to answer your medical questions and concerns. Your ticket to the event also enables you to attend free lectures and connect with gluten and allergen-free restaurants, non-profits, authors and bloggers and more. Below is the line-up for the weekend.  Continue reading “GFAF Expo Coming to Meadowlands”