Laurie and Sons Baked Brittle

Laurie & Sons BrittleI got a package of Laurie & Sons Toasted Almond Baked Brittle in my Cuisine Cube delivery today and the packaged lasted about 15 minutes. We demolished all three “grab ‘n go” packs after dinner tonight.

This was a great slightly sweet snack or, in our case, dessert. The description on the package says “baked brittle.” It’s described as “a light and airy indulgence with none of the sticky guilt of its kettled counterpart … it won’t break your teeth or your bank.” It held true to its packaging.

I’m not an expert in brittle but my idea of it is more akin to toffee. It’s good but it’s super sweet and tough on your teeth. This was not like that. The package came with individually sealed packets of about three strips each. Each strip was about the length of my finger and slightly wider.

The strips had toasted almond slices stuck to a melt-in-your mouth strip that reminded me of meringue but not quite as delicate. I wasn’t sure if I should think of it as a cookie or a piece of candy but it was good regardless.

Laurie and Sons is a women-owned business based New York’s Harlem neighborhood. They make small batch, hand crafted treats using carefully sourced, gluten-free ingredients (many local, organic and sustainable) and new techniques. This line of baked brittles made their debut this past summer.

Try it for yourself by ordering from Cuisine Cube. Buy extras because they don’t last long.

LUNA Bars are now officially gluten free for all flavors!

Luna-Choc-RaspDid you hear the news? 

I’ve secretly been eating these for years, just hoping that the non-gluten-free oats wouldn’t bother me. But now, knowing that they swapped out their regular oats for gluten-free ones I no longer have to worry.

According to the LUNA Bar website their ingredient suppliers confirmed that all ingredients are gluten free and are purchased from trusted, domestic farm suppliers. Most ingredients are organic. The manufacturing facility is capable of making gluten-free food and end products are tested to confirm that they are gluten-free. In addition to being gluten-free, bars also use non GMO ingredients and are certified Kosher.
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Announcing the new Triumph Dining Gluten-Free Cookie Guide!

51+9qDKpWhL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_Just in time for the season of baking and entertaining is the new Triumph Dining Essential Gluten-Free Cookie Guide!  This is the third book in the Essential Gluten-Free Baking Guides series. The first two books were authored by well-known food bloggers Brittany Angel  and Iris Higgins.Part 1 and Part 2 were so successful that we bring you Brianna Hobbs and Part 3.

In this book, Hobbs includes recipes for more than 50 cookies including Soft Frosted Lemon Cookies. Gingerbread Cut-Outs and Giant Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies. Readers will find her tips on knowing when to use melted vs soft butter and cookie storage especially valuable. The book also includes recipes from gluten-free food bloggers Lisa Le, Miryam Doblas and Kristen Baker. Click to continue reading »

Still Riding Pizza | Triumph Dining Review

stillridingThe other night while the rest of the family had bread to accompany the large salad we were having for dinner I scratched my head to come up with something for myself. Then I remembered the personal size pizza crust from Still Riding Pizza in my freezer that I had yet to taste. Perfect!

I didn’t actually want pizza though, I mostly just wanted some sort of bread to go with my salad. So I experimented with a little sundried tomato pesto, olive oil and a light dust of shredded Parmesan. The result was a perfect one person flatbread to accompany my salad.   Click to continue reading »

Krusteaz Introduction | Triumph Dining

Krusteaz-Gluten-Free-Double-Chocolate-BrownieKrusteaz, a well-known maker of premium baking, pancake and waffle mixes, has brought to market its first line of gluten-free products.

These new baking mixes are widely available at grocery chains nationwide and each of the four new baking mixes deliver big on flavor without the gluten. In fact, Krusteaz is so confident that its new mixes taste just like their traditional counterparts that it is offering a Good Food, Great Flavor Gluten Free Guarantee, which will provide a refund to any consumer who is not entirely satisfied with the mixes.

“We created our gluten free line because we believe that if you don’t eat gluten, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice taste and quality,” said Andy Heily, SVP Sales & Marketing, Krusteaz. “We believe these products are so good that consumers will be shocked they are eating gluten free.” Click to continue reading »

Matcha Green Tea | Triumph Dining

matchaI have a new indulgence: Matcha Green Tea. To be honest it’s not exactly a NEW discovery. I can remember drinking green tea milk shakes as a kid at our favorite Japanese restaurant or ordering green tea mochi for dessert. The Starbuck’s Green Tea Frappuccino is a tempting coffee-free treat but not necessarily gluten free so it’s not really an option.

Then I discovered powdered Matcha at my favorite tea store, Adagio Teas. According to the Adagio Teas website, Matcha is a fine powder made by grinding green tea leaves. Only the finest, young, shade-grown gyokuro tea leaves are used to create Matcha. The leaves are plucked and laid out flat to dry. Veins are removed and the leaves and are carefully ground in granite mills until they become powder. Instead of soaking the leaves and drinking an infusion of tea you are essentially consuming the entire tea leaf. Because of this process, you are getting more antioxidant benefits and the “high” from green tea caffeine is released in a more even distribution. Click to continue reading »

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. Click to continue reading »

DAURA Damm Offer | Triumph Dining

4pk+bottleExciting news! We’ve teamed up with DAURA for a nationwide promotion. Get a free Essential Gluten-Free Restaurant Guide with the purchase of two 4-packs of DAURA Damm. Various stores across the country are having this promotion so look out for it near you. Click to continue reading »

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! Click to continue reading »

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. Click to continue reading »