Passover Cupcakes from Kara’s | Triumph Dining

passover_cupcakeIf you’re in Northern California, there’s a sweet new addition that needs to be added to your Passover this year- Flourless (and GF!) Fudgy Cupcakes from Kara’s Cupcakes.

This cupcake is available all month long at any of Kara’s shops, or by order online for pickup or delivery. It is made with Scharffen Berger cocoa powder and sprinkled with C&H confectioners sugar and a festive blue fondant Star of David.

The texture and taste of the Flourless Cupcake is spot on, incredibly moist, light (for a GF cupcake as we all know they tend to be more dense) and a great chocolatey flavor without being overly sweet or overly chocolately. These make a great addition to any Passover dinner, or even as just a treat for any day. Click to continue reading »

Noglu: Gluten-Free in Paris

nogluParis in the springtime. Who can resist? Who can resist Paris anytime of the year, actually?!

In a city known for its pastries, Noglu is a gem, conveniently located in the 2nd. Click to continue reading »

Rush Bowls | Triumph Dining Product Review

images-2I just got a new blender and as much as I’d love to make a smoothie before I head out the door for work each morning, it’s not going to happen. The mere act of pulling out the blender and all its components in the morning is more than most of us have time to do.

Now, instead of grabbing my standard yogurt and granola as I head out the door there’s a new option –grabbing a Rush Bowl.

Rush Bowls are individually packaged cups of frozen, blended fruit with a packet of gluten-free Udi’s granola included on the side. They manufacturer doesn’t use any artificial sweeteners, additives or preservatives and the bowls are non-GMO. Flavors include options that are vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free and certified gluten-free. They come in three sizes: 12 oz meals, 4 oz snacks or 4 oz naked (without granola) in a variety of fruit blends. Click to continue reading »

Devotion Vodka | Triumph Dining Product Review

devotionLet’s just tell it like it is – it’s not every day that a few bottles of vodka show up at the office, albeit sugar-free, gluten-free ones. So while reviewing these tall pretty bottles of beverage is a definite hardship on me, I’m going to do it for you.

Of course celiacs safely drinking vodka, in and of itself, is controversial. Many experts, including the National Institutes for Health, claim that the distilling process that creates vodka from gluten-containing grains renders it gluten-free. That’s up to you to decide for yourself. Click to continue reading »

Best of Gluten Free Awards 2014

Bestof-GF-Award-Logo-2014Welcome to the 2014 Best of Gluten-Free Awards! Voting begins today and continues through the end of April so please cast your votes now!

As mentioned before, we have 17 great gluten-free categories this year and the nominees in each category are below. Hopefully your favorites have been nominated and if not, please feel free to write them in. If we see that a certain product is getting over 5% of the write-in votes, we will give them their own nominee listing in the survey.

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Udi’s Soft Baked Cookies | Triumph Dining Product Review

UDIs-Gluten-Free-Soft-Baked-Cookies-Maple-Pecan-Chocolate-Chip-698997807551We’ve all been there before: wandering down the gluten-free aisle of the grocery store and face-to-face with a shiny new package of cookies that promises to be the best you’ve ever had. Then you get home, rip into the bag, only to discover that these packaged cookies are crumbly, hard and disgusting.

Luckily, Udi’s Gluten-Free has introduced three new soft baked shelf-stable cookies into their product line: Peanut Butter Coconut, Sea Salt Caramel Cashew and Maple Pecan Chocolate Chip. These cookies are sweet, salty and crunchy, and are all made with non-GMO cereal grains.

If you’re a fan of freshly baked cookies you will be a fan of these. From the smell that escapes the package right when you open it, to the buttery, sweet and salty bites, these cookies are a new favorite GF treat. If you still have your nose up in the air and won’t settle for anything less than “fresh baked,” try throwing one of these bad boys in the microwave for 10-15 seconds and then tell us you still don’t love it. Click to continue reading »

Organicasaurus Baked Organic Corn Snack | Triumph Dining Product Review

IMG_0620Being a gluten-free adult can be hard. I became gluten-free as an adult and so I think being a gluten -free kid must be that much harder, equally so to be the parent of a gluten-free kid.

Gluten-free kids don’t get to live on the staples that other moms give their kids. Those cereals and crackers and snacks just aren’t an option. I previously did a post on Qwackers. They taste great and I thought they were a fun option to help kids feel like they were getting a special kid snack, like the other kids.

There’s another product on the market that I like for similar reasons: Organicasaurus Baked Organic Corn Snack by Good Boy Organics. Click to continue reading »

Zero Grano Gluten-Free Crackers | Triumph Dining Product Review

zerograno_cracker_pkgDo you picture Italy as the land of pasta and bread? That plus the language barrier makes me worry about how I’d eat gluten free if I took a trip there.

Cuisine Cube may be changing my views on an Italian vacation. I’ve just tried Zero Grano gluten-free crackers by Galbusera.  Click to continue reading »

Cuisine Cube | Triumph Dining Product Review

Cuisine CubeMy first Cuisine Cube arrived today and its like I hit the gluten free jackpot! In my box I found a bunch of gluten free items that I’d never heard of before.

Cuisine Cube is a subscription delivery service that will deliver a box of gluten free goodies to your home each month. They won’t ship tasteless, cardboard-like gluten-free items. Instead, they stick with small, artisanal producers and find the coolest, most nutritious brands. Each box contains full-sized breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack items. Instead of wasting money on a new gluten free product just to find out it’s not to your taste, you can order a Cuisine Cube and know that they have done the taste testing Click to continue reading »

Danny Macaroons | Triumph Dining Product Review

original1Passover is coming and it’s a good excuse to see what sort of new gluten-free items are in the local grocery store. This year there are a lot of creative, new Passover macaroon flavors. There have always been flavors like chocolate or chocolate chip but this year there are red velvet, mint chip, pistachio orange, cookies and cream, and honey nut.

Macaroons are often an option for those living a gluten-free lifestyle because they are usually made of only a few ingredients, mainly coconut, sugar and eggs. And now is the time of year when all the choices come to the stores for the holiday. Click to continue reading »