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 »

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 »

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 »

Two Moms in the Raw Nut Bars | Triumph Dining

We just discovered Two Moms in the Raw products at our local Whole Foods. First up for review is the Nut Bars.

These combine nuts, fruit and spices for a sweet and nutty treat. Not surprisingly, Cacoa Nib was the Triumph Dining team’s favorite. The two-ounce bar had warm vanilla notes and 3g of protein, too. These bars also come in Blueberry, Cranberry, Goldenberry and Gogiberry. Goldenberry tasted like a cinnamon roll. Blueberry is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins B, E and C.

Two Moms in the Raw is a family-owned gluten free, raw food manufacturer located in Boulder County, Colorado and founded in 2006 by Shari and Marsha, a daughter and her mother. Shari started making raw foods after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2004. She found that a natural path to wellness worked best for her. The treats she made for herself became so popular with friends and family that she decided to share the goodness even further with the help of her own mother.

The company uses only organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, Kosher and vegan ingredients in the handmade production its Granola Bars, Nut Bars, Sea Cracker, Truffles and Cereals.

Whitney’s Castleton Gluten Free Crisps | Triumph Dining Review

CCRgc1Have you ever meticulously looked into the soup ingredients at a restaurant before ordering? Did you order it after deeming that it was safe only to have it served with a big fat gluten-filled crouton on top? I’ve been there. It’s actually what gave me the idea of how to use the package of Whitney’s Castleton Gluten Free Crisps that came in my Cuisine Cube.

After realizing early on in my gluten-free experience that many soups use wheat flour as a thickener, I now know to read labels on everything. Even soups like plain tomato, which doesn’t seem like it would needflour, often has it in the ingredients. So for dinner this week I selected a gluten-free butternut squash bisque and tossed in the Castleton Crisps. It was a nice addition to a soup that can be somewhat bland. The crisps are very crunchy so they worked perfectly as a crouton but they are also sliced thin so they could be easily broken into smaller pieces into soup, like a cracker.   Click to continue reading »

Flour Chylde Bakery | Triumph Dining Review

flourchyldebakery-640x480It was another long weekend at a dance competition. Tired of hotel food, I punched up Yelp on my iPhone and searched for a farmers’ market near this particular convention center. This led me to the Flour Chylde Bakery stand in downtown Sunnyvale, California. Here’s a link to their farmers’ market locations.

Honestly, if you didn’t know that their baked goods were gluten-free, you’d never think it. Click to continue reading »

Element Snacks | Triumph Dining Product Review

Element-Corn-CakesI like rice cakes. I might be one of those few people who actually do. When Cuisine Cube sent me dark chocolate covered rice cakes I was intrigued.

Element Snacks makes a variety of snacks but the one I tried, the dark chocolate covered rice cake, was perfect. The rice cake was thin, crunchy, round and not crumbly. On one side it had a thin layer of dark chocolate. It didn’t feel overindulgent and it satisfied my chocolate craving – a perfect balance for a chocolate snack. Click to continue reading »

Jessica’s Syrup | Triumph Dining Product Review

Jessica's SyrupI’ve discovered I’m a vanilla junkie. Lately I like to put it in everything: my tea, smoothies, lattes and yogurt. My kids like it in milk. I’ve been buying one type of syrup or using those tiny flavored creamers at work without even thinking that there might be something better on the market. Luckily Jessica’s Natural Foods must have been on a similar wavelength and created a better option for me.

They have come out with two syrups: Vanilla and Strawberry. Unlike the other options on the market these use natural, organic ingredients like real vanilla and real strawberries. They don’t have any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Click to continue reading »

Thai Feast Frozen Entrees | Triumph Dining Review

pad-thaiSometimes, especially in the winter, when I really want something warm for lunch and I don’t want to bundle up and venture outside of my office to get it, a frozen meal from the microwave hits the spot. We all know, however, that most of what is in the freezer section at the grocery store is not gluten-free.

Now there’s a new line of gluten-free Asian meals. The meals by Thai Feast use only brown rice or gluten-free noodles. They are free of trans fats and MSG. The four flavors include: Chicken Fried Rice, Garlic Black Pepper Chicken, Chicken Pad Thai, and Vegetable Coconut Red Curry. Click to continue reading »

Udi’s Gluten-free Burritos | Triumph Dining Product Review

udis-gluten-free-burrito-wrapper-e1420673411568America’s love for burritos has encouraged Udi’s Gluten Free to introduce frozen gluten-free burritos. The four breakfast burritos use whole eggs or just egg whites and combine sausages, bacon, cheese and veggies. The lunch / dinner varieties have similar cheese and meat (steak, chicken) or veggie/bean matchups.

These are easy options for the gluten-free diner on the go. A 5-ounce burrito is retail priced at $3.99. Find them at