Blackened Chicken with Beans Recipe | Triumph Dining

blackened-chicken-recipeHow often do you make a blackened recipe of some kind? It’s not a usually in my repertoire so I decided to give this one a shot. I liked it when I made it the first time and liked it even more the second, third and fourth times. This is a simple recipe that doesn’t require many ingredients and cooks quickly. It could be served with any number of side dishes. Click to continue reading »

Sweet Christine’s Banana Muffins | Triumph Dining

lEveryone has a family member with a signature dish, right?  For my mom, it’s her banana bread, among other things. Of course my love of that was from back in my gluten-eating days. These days I don’t eat much banana bread made by her or anyone else.

When I bit into the banana muffin sent to me by Sweet Christine’s Bakery it tasted just like mom’s banana bread. This is not an exaggeration and I didn’t need to do anything to embellish the muffin. They came individually wrapped and in two flavors: banana chocolate chip and chocolate chip. They were moist and generous with the semi-sweet chocolate chips but without being overpowered by chocolate.  You could see flecks of banana throughout the muffins so you know they were made with whole fruit. Click to continue reading »

Glutenetto Assorted Cookie Box

unnamed2The holiday season has passed but there are still occasions when you’ll need a host gift. If you are gluten free and need to bring something over to say thank you or if you’re not gluten free and going to someone’s house who is, bring a box of Glutenetto cookies by Cookies Con Amore. You will be the hero of the party.

These cookies were wonderful and the assorted box it smelled like an Italian grandmother’s kitchen of butter, almonds and fresh baked cookies. The packaging says, “Cookies con Amore” and that’s how I felt when I opened the box and the delicious smell reminded me of grandma. Click to continue reading »

Saifun Noodles with GF Soy Sauce

unnamedWe’ve posted in the past about the various forms of gluten-free Asian noodles but they’re still easy forget about when I’m doing my weekly meal planning. Pairing these noodles with a gluten-free soy sauce or gluten-free teriyaki sauce (like the one made by Kikkoman) makes a great quick, weeknight dinner. Click to continue reading »

Toffee-tastic Review: Gluten-Free Girl Scout Cookies | Triumph Dining

toffeeBy now you’ve seen them outside your local grocery store and Starbucks: Girl Scouts of America. Maybe they’re even knocking on your door or sending out neighborly emails. The selling season has begun!

The first of its new gluten-free offerings that we tried was Toffee-tastic, buttery cookies with toffee bits. This is the first time in the 98-year Girl Scout cookie-selling history that a gluten-free cookie is available nationwide. Last year, the Scouts tested a gluten-free Chocolate Chip Shortbread in select markets. Click to continue reading »

Celiact Gluten-Free Diet Support | Triumph Dining

If you have been following a gluten-free diet, due to gluten intolerance or celiac disease, but still suffer from lingering fatigue and digestive distress, you’re one of many.

The intestinal damage that accumulates during the months and years prior to your diagnosis can take years to fully heal. Unfortunately, every time you accidentally ingest small amounts of gluten due to cross contamination, your symptoms flare up and it sets your full recovery back even further.

The folks over at CeliAct created Gluten-Free Diet Support, a nutritional supplement created specifically for those on a gluten-free diet. Gluten-Free Diet Support contains highly bioavailable forms of 12 different vitamins and minerals that help alleviate fatigue.

Additionally, Gluten-Free Diet Support contains a powerful probiotic called Unique IS-2, a strain of bacillus coagulans that has been shown to help ease bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation.

CeliAct is offering the readers of Triumph Dining 30% off their first purchase.

CrossFit – Day 1 | Triumph Dining

crossfit-video-thumb-460x346It’s my first time in a CrossFit gym. Tim, the gym owner who introduces me to the program and workout, opens by talking about nutrition. The CrossFit movement is big on the Paleo Diet. Paleo people avoid gluten. While that’s not what brought me to CrossFit, it is a draw.

If you’re not familiar with CrossFit, it’s a strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and other elite and professional athletes worldwide. Click to continue reading »

Meatheads | Triumph Dining Review

MH_LogoLast time I ordered a bun-less burger from a fast casual restaurant I got a weird look and a shrug. It was as if they were saying, “You want what? Ok. Whatever, weirdo.” That judgment, attitude and lack of knowledge of the gluten-free diet or even the low carb trend is exactly why I don’t normally eat there. But on a cold night with two sleeping kids in the car I found myself in the drive-through.

What a difference it was when I went to Meatheads for the second time. They were happy to serve my all-beef burger in lettuce with plenty of choices for other fresh toppings like cheese, avocado, roasted red pepper or pineapple. They knew that the fries were cooked in a dedicated fryer, separate from the chicken, and that I had to stay away from the Cajun seasoning. Click to continue reading »

CoraBella Gnocchi | Triumph Dining Product Review

3082097703Cuisine Cube has done it again. They’ve sent me something gluten-free that I haven’t seen before. This time it was CoraBella gluten-free gnocchi.

Gnocchi is a small dumpling-like pasta that’s traditionally made with potato and wheat flour. I’ve suspected that this would be easy to convert into a gluten-free version but I’ve never actually seen one nor have I been curious enough to try to make it from scratch. This pasta was tender and chewy and held together. It’s heavier than typical pasta, so for me, the serving size is smaller.   Click to continue reading »

NYC Gastroenterologiest Notes Rise in Celiac Disease Among Patients Undergoing Family Planning

250px-Protein_SREBF1_PDB_1am9Dr. Shawn Khodadadian of Manhattan Gastroenterology saw a definitive rise in Celiac Disease testing among patients undergoing family planning in 2014. He says, “I have unquestionably performed more Celiac Disease testing and treatments this year and specifically amongst women considering pregnancy”.

Due to increasing awareness and concern over Celiac Disease and the issues it presents to reproductive health, Khodadadian has incorporated a lower threshold for screening for Celiac Diseases in these populations. Click to continue reading »