Monthly Archives: March 2014

Gluten-Free at San Francisco International Airport | Triumph Dining

sfoTraveling on a gluten-free diet is a lot easier now that restaurants have been amending their menus. As mentioned in my previous article, this is the first in a series of options currently available in the most frequented US airports. First up: SFO.  Click to continue reading »

Airport Food Safety for Gluten-Free Diners | Triumph Dining

ForAirports2-730x440In the midst of Spring Break and convention season, airports become an unavoidable obstacle for many gluten-free eaters. Even with the advancements that airlines are making, airports have always been a hub for food that comes in a wrap, between slices of bread or with another form of the looming danger of cross contamination. Click to continue reading »

Best of Gluten Free Awards 2014 | Triumph Dining

Bestof-GF-Award-Logo-2014Which gluten-free breakfast cereal makes your morning complete? Who makes those gluten-free cookies you couldn’t live without?

It’s that time of year again where we give you the chance to vote for the gluten-free products you love most. North America’s first and largest gluten-free recognition program – The Best of Gluten-Free Awards, are back for the fourth consecutive year.

This year we have 17 fantastic categories ranging from “Best Gluten-Free Bread” to “Best Gluten-Free Beer”. More than 10,000 of you voted in last year’s awards and we’re hoping for an even bigger turn out this time round. Click to continue reading »

Udi’s Soft Baked Cookies | Triumph Dining Product Review

UDIs-Gluten-Free-Soft-Baked-Cookies-Maple-Pecan-Chocolate-Chip-698997807551We’ve all been there before: wandering down the gluten-free aisle of the grocery store and face-to-face with a shiny new package of cookies that promises to be the best you’ve ever had. Then you get home, rip into the bag, only to discover that these packaged cookies are crumbly, hard and disgusting.

Luckily, Udi’s Gluten-Free has introduced three new soft baked shelf-stable cookies into their product line: Peanut Butter Coconut, Sea Salt Caramel Cashew and Maple Pecan Chocolate Chip. These cookies are sweet, salty and crunchy, and are all made with non-GMO cereal grains.

If you’re a fan of freshly baked cookies you will be a fan of these. From the smell that escapes the package right when you open it, to the buttery, sweet and salty bites, these cookies are a new favorite GF treat. If you still have your nose up in the air and won’t settle for anything less than “fresh baked,” try throwing one of these bad boys in the microwave for 10-15 seconds and then tell us you still don’t love it. Click to continue reading »

Organicasaurus Baked Organic Corn Snack | Triumph Dining Product Review

IMG_0620Being a gluten-free adult can be hard. I became gluten-free as an adult and so I think being a gluten -free kid must be that much harder, equally so to be the parent of a gluten-free kid.

Gluten-free kids don’t get to live on the staples that other moms give their kids. Those cereals and crackers and snacks just aren’t an option. I previously did a post on Qwackers. They taste great and I thought they were a fun option to help kids feel like they were getting a special kid snack, like the other kids.

There’s another product on the market that I like for similar reasons: Organicasaurus Baked Organic Corn Snack by Good Boy Organics. Click to continue reading »

Zero Grano Gluten-Free Crackers | Triumph Dining Product Review

zerograno_cracker_pkgDo you picture Italy as the land of pasta and bread? That plus the language barrier makes me worry about how I’d eat gluten free if I took a trip there.

Cuisine Cube may be changing my views on an Italian vacation. I’ve just tried Zero Grano gluten-free crackers by Galbusera.  Click to continue reading »

Cuisine Cube | Triumph Dining Product Review

Cuisine CubeMy first Cuisine Cube arrived today and its like I hit the gluten free jackpot! In my box I found a bunch of gluten free items that I’d never heard of before.

Cuisine Cube is a subscription delivery service that will deliver a box of gluten free goodies to your home each month. They won’t ship tasteless, cardboard-like gluten-free items. Instead, they stick with small, artisanal producers and find the coolest, most nutritious brands. Each box contains full-sized breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack items. Instead of wasting money on a new gluten free product just to find out it’s not to your taste, you can order a Cuisine Cube and know that they have done the taste testing Click to continue reading »

Gluten-Free Hamantaschen | Triumph Dining

Jewish dessertIn the Jewish culture, every holiday has its own special food. Think about this. Latkes for Chanukah. Matzoh for Passover. Apples and honey for Rosh Hashana.

The Jewish holiday that’s upon us this Saturday is Purim, the kid-friendly holiday that celebrates the bravery of Queen Esther, a wife of the Persian king Ahasuerus, in revealing a plot by Haman, the king’s advisor, to destroy a community of Persian Jews. Click to continue reading »

Danny Macaroons | Triumph Dining Product Review

original1Passover is coming and it’s a good excuse to see what sort of new gluten-free items are in the local grocery store. This year there are a lot of creative, new Passover macaroon flavors. There have always been flavors like chocolate or chocolate chip but this year there are red velvet, mint chip, pistachio orange, cookies and cream, and honey nut.

Macaroons are often an option for those living a gluten-free lifestyle because they are usually made of only a few ingredients, mainly coconut, sugar and eggs. And now is the time of year when all the choices come to the stores for the holiday. Click to continue reading »

Cookies by Design | Triumph Dining

IMG_2974Have you ever received a Cookies by Design bouquet? They are staple gifts in our family and we’ve used them as centerpieces for Thanksgiving dinners, baby showers and birthday parties. And, to be honest, we’ve actually just gone into the store and bought some to eat, too, as they’re that tasty.

Now these cookie bouquets are available gluten-free! The official Triumph Dining taste testers compared gluten-filled to gluten-free and we are pleased to let you know that while the cookies don’t taste exactly the same, the gluten-free ones are very good.

Take a look at the bouquet options and then consider your flavor choices: sugar, chocolate ship, white chocolate macadamia nuts and “millionaire”. What we like best about these cookies is the look – they come in hundreds of shapes and are beautifully decorated and can be personalized.  Click to continue reading »