1300 on Fillmore, San Francisco | Triumph Dining Restaurant Review

1300 on Fillmore San FranciscoThe more time I spend in San Francisco, the more I end up eating my way through the city, which has long been celebrated as a culinary center.

Today I bring you a review of 1300 on Fillmore. It’s not in the trendy Fillmore area, but instead a few blocks further south in the Western Addition. This American restaurant offers a gluten-free menu complete with appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Continue reading “1300 on Fillmore, San Francisco | Triumph Dining Restaurant Review”

Poesia, San Francisco | Triumph Dining Restaurant Review

Poesia San FranciscoOur next great dining spot in San Francisco is Poesia, an Italian restaurant located in the Castro.

Owner Francesco d’Ippolito specializes in Calabrian dishes. While this review could focus on the yummy bronzino or pollo arrosto, here we want to cover the pasta dishes, which gluten-free diners can safely enjoy. What we loved most about Poesia is that the restaurant makes its own gluten-free pasta.

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Gluten-Free Hair and Beauty Products

gluten-free haircareThe relationship between gluten and hair and beauty products is complex.

Those with celiac disease may have a common skin disorder, Dermatitis Herpetiformis. This skin manifestation of celiac disease can cause an itchy, blistering rash.

Topical reactions can also occur when gluten touches the skin or scalp. This can cause Contact Dermatitis. Typical symptoms include redness, itchiness, stinging or burning sensation, and possibly blisters.

So why do you need gluten-free hair or beauty products? Continue reading “Gluten-Free Hair and Beauty Products”

Westin Playa Conchal | Triumph Dining Travel

Westin Playa Conchal Costa RicaI love to travel. My perspective of traveling has changed a bit, though, since my study abroad days when we’d subsist for the day on bread and cheese that we could carry with us. I had a stomachache every day on that trip, and now I know why. Needing to stay gluten free, even while traveling, is a challenge. Add to that a language barrier or a new country, and traveling gluten-free can be downright scary.

I didn’t know quite what to expect on my recent trip to Costa Rica. I’d been before but that was 10 years ago and only at the beginning of my gluten-free lifestyle. This time I was fairly confident that I would be able to live on fresh fruit and rice if necessary.

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Moon Cheese | Triumph Dining Product Review

Moon CheeseI’ve been traveling a bit lately and NEVER get on a plane without some sort of food that I know is safe to eat. I pack snacks from home, but I usually end up looking for some in the airport, too. Airports have tons of junk food, but I don’t normally want chocolate as my snack and a salad is just too cumbersome to carry and eat on the plane.

While walking through the Toronto Pearson International Airport recently, I discovered Moon Cheese at a snack stand. The info on the front of the zip lock package read: “High in protein, all natural, gluten free and an excellent source of calcium.” Ingredients: “Only 100% cheese.” It hooked me in. Continue reading “Moon Cheese | Triumph Dining Product Review”