Author Archives: Leslie Morris

Maggiano’s Offers Gluten-free Menu | Triumph Dining

Maggiano's Gluten FreeMaggiano’s Little Italy has unveiled a standalone menu that highlights the chain’s gluten-free offerings.

The 49 restaurants’ menus have new items, including a cheese-filled ravioli that the chain developed with its supplier, prepared with cheese and spring vegetables.

The ravioli were produced in a plant that is cleaned, swabbed and tested for gluten before manufacturing the pasta. Maggiano’s then sent the item to a third-party inspector to test that it met or exceeded gluten-free standards. Click to continue reading »

Gluten-Free Lemon Meringue Pie in Mason Jars | Triumph Dining Recipe

Gluten Free Lemon MeringueYeah, yeah we’re over citrus fruits. After all, summer’s around the corner and stone fruits are in your local grocer and farmer’s market now. However, this recipe looked too good to hold until next winter. Enjoy! Click to continue reading »

Two Moms in the Raw Granola | Triumph Dining Product Review

Gluten Free GranolaOur last review of Two Moms in the Raw products is of the granola. You can read about their Nut Bars here and Sea Crackers here.

Overall, our tasting team at Triumph Dining really liked the granola and found it very similar to the Nut Bars. It’s a slightly sweet and crunchy eating experience.

The granola comes four packages to a box for a total weight of eight ounces. They come in blueberry, gogiberry, goldenberry, cranberry and raisin flavors. Click to continue reading »

Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Gluten-Free Cereal is No More

Kellogg's Discontinues Gluten Free CerealKellogg’s Rice Krispies Gluten-Free cereal has been discontinued. The company made the decision to stop making Gluten Free Rice Krispies due to disappointing sales and manufacturing constraints.

Fortunately the company makes many other gluten-free products, including Eggo Gluten Free Waffles, Fruit Flavored Snacks, Kellogg’s To Go Breakfast Shakes, Special K Breakfast Shakes, Special K Gluten Free Cereal, Special K Popcorn Chips, and Special K Protein Shakes. Click to continue reading »

General Mills Adding to its Gluten-Free Product Lineup

Gluten-Free Product LineupGeneral Mills has plans to add gluten-free credentials to its Nature Valley snack bar brand in the US.

This summer, five bars will be marketed as gluten-free. Three of the products were already made without gluten but weren’t labeled so. General Mills changed the recipe on a fourth bar – Nut Crisps – to remove barley malt and make it gluten-free. The company has also developed a new, gluten-free line – the Simple Nut Bar. Click to continue reading »

Farmers Fund Gluten-free Research | Triumph Dining

Triumph DiningKansas farmers are paying for genetic research to figure out exactly why some people struggle to digest wheat. The hard science is aimed at developing new varieties of wheat.

The Kansas Wheat Commission is spending $200,000 for the first two years of the project, which is meant to identify everything in wheat’s DNA sequences that can trigger a reaction in people suffering from celiac disease. Click to continue reading »

Two Moms in the Raw Sea Crackers | Triumph Dining

Gluten Free Crackers Triumph DiningFollowing on to our review of Two Moms in the Raw Nut Bars is the company’s Sea Crackers.

These crackers come in four-ounce boxes and combine flaxseed, kelp and spices. These crackers can be used as a stand-alone snack chip, a crouton replacement for salads or together with your favorite spread or topping. They come in three flavors.

Garden Herb has cardamom, coriander, oregano, rosemary and thyme boost your immune system while complementing tapenade, guacamole or standing alone! Each crispy cracker combines the anti-inflammatory and nutrient-rich properties of flax seed, garlic and kombu. Click to continue reading »

Grilled Beer and Molasses Chicken | Triumph Dining Recipe

Gluten FreeAs May turned into June our thoughts turned to Father’s Day. Beer makes a great marinade and, with so many new gluten-free ones now on the market, it’s a good option. We like this recipe, which serves four. Click to continue reading »

Hearty Gluten-Free Buttermilk Buckwheat Pancakes

buckwheat pancakesDoes dad like breakfast at home on Father’s Day? These buckwheat pancakes are a filling contribution to that menu.


1 C buckwheat flour

2 T brown sugar

t baking powder

t baking soda

t salt

t cinnamon

t nutmeg

t clove


1 C lowfat buttermilk

1 T butter, melted


  1. Combine dry ingredients in large bowl.
  2. Whisk remaining ingredients together; stir into dry mixture just until moistened.
  3. Pour batter by ¼ cupfuls onto a hot nonstick griddle coated with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. Turn when bubbles form on top of pancakes; cook until second side is golden brown.

Cauliflower Bread | Triumph Dining

imagesOuter Aisle Gourmet has launched the nation’s first gluten-free, low-carb cauliflower sandwich thins and cauliflower pizza crusts/wraps at Whole Foods Market in Santa Barbara and online.

Santa Barbara mom and health enthusiast Jeanne David imagined a pizza crust/wrap and a bread substitute for sandwiches that tasted better than the traditional versions, and yet were naturally gluten-free and low in calories, carbohydrates and fat. And she made it reality. Click to continue reading »