Week 1 – Gluten-Free on Bravo TV’s Top Chef | Triumph Dining

GregoryGregory Gourdet is the trendsetting Executive Chef at Portland’s popular pan-Asian restaurant Departure, one who brings health-mindedness to the table. He offers guests the option of delicious gluten free, vegan and paleo menus at Departure, in addition to the nightly dinner menu.

With 20 minutes, Gregory takes the viewers on a culinary journey as he prepares a Chilled Seafood Trio. He prepares Oysters with a Yuzu and Ginger Mignonette, Mirin marinated Mackerel, and Lobster with Coconut and Tomato Sauce. The judges thought the dish was bright and refreshing. Continue reading “Week 1 – Gluten-Free on Bravo TV’s Top Chef | Triumph Dining”

Product Recall: Gluten-Free Chia Pancake and Waffle Mix

Gluten_Free_Chia_Pancake_and_Waffle_Mix_FDA_largeNew Hope Mills Manufacturing is recalling this mix because it may contain soy, an allergen not listed on the label. It was distributed to distributors and retailers in the following states: New York, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Oklahoma and Florida.

The mix is packaged as a 16 ounce bag in a boxboard box. The UPC code on the box reads “07470353012”. Affected boxes will have one of the following Best By Dates on the bottom of the box: 11/13/2014, 11/14/2014, 2/26/2015, 7/29/2015, 10/4/2015, 12/13/2015. Continue reading “Product Recall: Gluten-Free Chia Pancake and Waffle Mix”

Aldi Private Labels Gluten-free Line | Triumph Dining

aldi_logo1LiveGfree is now a permanent addition to all Aldi stores. The store’s line of 17 gluten-free items includes pastas, cookies, baking mixes, pizza and wraps. Price points range from $1.89 for brown rice spaghetti, 16 oz.; to $4.99 for a 10-ounce frozen pizza.

Aldi started testing LiveGfree in May and gluten-free diners quickly embraced the line, so much so that a change.org petition was filed to persuade Aldi to keep LiveGfree products on store shelves.

The launch of LiveGfree comes at a time when gluten-free product sales are expected to grow 48% to $15.6 million by 2016, from $10.5 billion last year, according to research firm Mintel. Continue reading “Aldi Private Labels Gluten-free Line | Triumph Dining”

Gluten-Free on Top Chef Boston | Triumph Dining

top-chef-boston-chowdah.0_standard_800.0We’re liking the new season of Bravo’s Top Chef! One of the 12 contestants, one who is gluten-free himself, hopes that his healthy dishes will earn the judges’ praises and let him walk away with the top award.

The contestant, Gregory Gourdet, likes to experiment with spices and will be cooking mostly gluten-free and dairy-free dishes. This will be a refreshing change for Bravo since many reality TV cooking shows have ignored or downplayed these diet restrictions. Continue reading “Gluten-Free on Top Chef Boston | Triumph Dining”

100% Gluten Free in Washington

Here’s some exciting news for gluten-free craft beer lovers! Washington State’s first dedicated gluten-free brewery is coming to Seattle this November.

Three Seattle brewers are getting ready to open the brilliantly named Ghostfish Brewery. It will be the first of its kind in the entire state. The beers will be completely gluten-free “from start to finish” according to Yerger, one of the three brewmasters who was himself diagnosed with a gluten-intolerance in 2007.

“Some breweries are trying to pass off barley beers treated with enzymes as safe for celiacs, and we are not one of them,” says Yerger.

Ghostfish’s beers will be created using naturally gluten-free grains such as millet and buckwheat, and gluten-free dried yeasts. Their three flagship beers will be a pale, a stout and a Belgian-style witbier. As well as being able to buy their beer in grocery stores, specialty bottle shops and restaurants across Western Washington, there will be a taproom looking into the brewhouse and a kitchen serving 100% gluten-free food. AMAZING!!

Right in the heart of Seattle’s SoDo district will be home for the soon-to-be-opening Ghostfish Brewery.

To all the lucky gluten-free folks living in or near Seattle, get excited. This place is for you.
Good luck, guys!