Gallo Lea BBQ Pizza Kit | Triumph Dining Product Review

CAM05310I usually shy away from MAKING pizza crust. I only have a small window of time to prep and cook dinner so making my own crust seems like too much work

When I got the Gallo Lea BBQ Pizza Kit in my Cuisine Cube, though, I had to try it.

The BBQ pizza kit includes sauce, crust mix and parchment paper. You need to add water, a pizza pan for cooking and any other toppings you choose. I had leftover chicken so I chopped that up, put it on top of the sauce and topped the whole thing with mozzarella cheese. It was great. And fast.  Click to continue reading »

Pretzel Perfection Garlic & Herb Pretzels | Triumph Dining Product Review

bildeIn college, when I did some snacking from vending machines at work, I’d opt for pretzels. After all they are fat free, would fill me up and they aren’t candy. That was before I realized that they would give me a stomachache. Every time. Back then I didn’t know anything about gluten or gluten free but I did know that those dense little flour filled snacks were not a good idea.

Fast forward to today. Along with biscotti, cookies, Quinn Popcorn and rice pilaf in my recent Cuisine Cube was a bag of Pretzel Perfection Garlic & Herb PretzelsClick to continue reading »

Quinn Popcorn | Triumph Dining Product Review

Triumph Dining Review of Quinn PopcornPopcorn is a popular snack in our house whether it’s popped, in kernels, microwaved or traditional. We try to stay away from the popped and unhealthy varieties in the store and also limit the amount of microwave popcorn we eat.

Quinn Popcorn was developed by two parents who set out to create a microwave popcorn that anyone could feel good about eating. First they transformed the bag. They got rid of the chemical coatings and left a bag made only of paper that can be composted when you’re done. Click to continue reading »

Dolci di Maria Chocolate Chocolate Chip Biscotti | Triumph Dining

dolci_biscotti_ext_220It wasn’t one of my finest parenting moments but when the Dolci di Maria Chocolate Chocolate Chip Biscotti arrived in my Cuisine Cube I wanted to open them immediately and have them for breakfast with my tea. But of course if I was going to eat them then, the kids would need their own sample as well. What else was I supposed to do?  I taught them how to dunk.

These Italian style biscotti tasted like the real thing to me. They were solid and crunchy with chocolate chips inside and granulated sugar dusting the top. They held together well and were awesome dunked in milk or hot tea. They arrived in my box with 4-5 slices of biscotti intact inside their packaging.

Dolci di Maria’s products are gluten free, dairy free and casein free. All products are made using organic ingredients where possible and created in a dedicated gluten-free facility so there’s no risk of cross contamination from other flours. The company was started by the mother of a gluten-free son so that he could have something good to eat and be able to share with his friends.

To order visit the Stock-Up section of the Cuisine Cube website.

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 »