Gluten-Free Flour from Coffee | Triumph Dining

We blogged in the past about the possibility of making gluten-free flour using bananas. This time, the search for alternative gluten-free flours has led to coffee!

This may sound a little like an April Fool’s post but it’s not. Gluten-free coffee flour, which offers plenty of nutritional benefits, could be the next choice for the gluten-free community.

The creator of coffee flour is Dan Belliveau, a Starbucks veteran. He noticed the amount of waste left from coffee bean production. This waste, which forms a pulp, offers a variety of health benefits. Belliveau saw this as an opportunity to turn it into a flour which would be suitable for people with celiac disease.

The amount of caffeine in coffee flour is less than a regular cup of coffee and has many nutritional benefits. It has three times more iron than spinach, five times more fiber than wheat and three times more protein than kale. Belliveau is also working on a decaffeinated version of the flour and these flours should be available in stores in 2015.

Coffee flour is said to be a multipurpose product, which can be used in a wide variety of recipes, both sweet and savory. So, your next loaf of gluten-free bread or bowl of pasta could be made from coffee flour! How interesting! What are your thoughts on this? Are you excited by the prospect of another alternative flour for gluten-free cooking and baking?

A&J Gluten-Free Bakery | Triumph Dining

AJCandyCorn-2We like hearing from bakeries who are keeping life safe and delicious for those of us gluten-free folks. A&J Bakery is based in Cranston, Rhode Island and they are my new favorite maker of allergen-free goodies.

Everything they make is gluten- and nut-free and their facility is free from both so there is no chance of cross contamination. From biscotti and brownies to breads and pies, they offer the gluten-free customer a fantastic selection. They also offer breakfast items like fruit Danish, banana bread and granola, as well as frozen and prepared foods such as pizza, Chicken Parmesan, lasagna and pot pie. What more could a celiac wish for?! Continue reading “A&J Gluten-Free Bakery | Triumph Dining”

San-J | Triumph Dining Product Review

file_6_3I use soy sauce a lot when cooking. When I was first diagnosed with celiac disease and discovered that most soy sauces contain wheat, I was worried that my favorite meals would never be the same again. San-J was the first company I came across who made gluten-free soy and I’ve been a big fan ever since. Their Gluten-Free Tamari Soy Sauce completes Sushi Sunday and their Sweet and Tangy Cooking Sauce allows me to make home-made sweet and sour chicken again! They have recently released a line of Japanese-style instant soups.

The soups come in two flavors – Gluten-Free White Miso and Gluten-Free Wakame -and are ready simply by adding boiling water. As with all of San J’s gluten-free products, this new line of soups is Certified Gluten-Free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO). It’s another safe product that’s great for traveling and is quick and convenient! Continue reading “San-J | Triumph Dining Product Review”

Happy Family Foods | Triumph Dining Product Review

organic-puffsHappy Family Foods makes a bunch of fantastic meals and snacks for babies and toddlers and lots of them are gluten-free, which makes this celiac mama very happy!

Everything they make is organic and yummy. My daughter enjoys homemade meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner so it’s their snacks that I love and use. They do Happy Puffs, Happy Munchies and Happy Creamies. My 10-month old daughter is a big fan of all three. She crawls over and climbs up on me as soon as she sees the bag or hears me ask her if she wants a puff.

Happy Puffs are melt-in-your-mouth, Cheerio-style snacks without any processed sugar. Here are the flavors: Apple, Purple Carrot and Blueberry, Banana, Greens, Strawberry, and Sweet Potato. Your little ones may be ready for these once they can eat solids with larger pieces and use their jaws to mash food with their gums. Continue reading “Happy Family Foods | Triumph Dining Product Review”