Will an Infant’s Diet Change their Risk of Celiac Disease? | Triumph Dining

imagesRecent studies show that a newborn’s risk of developing celiac disease isn’t reduced by breastfeeding. Nor will delaying the introduction of gluten to an infant’s diet help prevent celiac disease.

In the first study, 707 Italian infants with family history of celiac disease were randomly assigned to 2 groups; one in which children
began eating foods with gluten at 6 months and another where they waited until their first birthday before eating gluten. After following the children for 5 years, researchers concluded that postponing the introduction of gluten had no effect on a child’s long-term risk of developing celiac disease. Although the onset of celiac disease was delayed, breastfeeding did not affect the development of celiac disease either way. Click to continue reading »

A&J Gluten-Free Bakery | Triumph Dining

AJCandyCorn-2We like hearing from bakeries who are keeping life safe and delicious for those of us gluten-free folks. A&J Bakery is based in Cranston, Rhode Island and they are my new favorite maker of allergen-free goodies.

Everything they make is gluten- and nut-free and their facility is free from both so there is no chance of cross contamination. From biscotti and brownies to breads and pies, they offer the gluten-free customer a fantastic selection. They also offer breakfast items like fruit Danish, banana bread and granola, as well as frozen and prepared foods such as pizza, Chicken Parmesan, lasagna and pot pie. What more could a celiac wish for?! Click to continue reading »

Protein Found In Humans A Possible Treatment for Celiac Disease | Triumph Dining

1fleAlternative therapies to a gluten-free diet for celiacs have received quite a bit of media play. The latest of these is a recent study published by The American Journal of Gastroenterology that has uncovered a new potential method for treating celiac disease.

The study’s authors looked at several different aspects of a protein called elafin and its effect on gluten-related disorders like celiac disease. Click to continue reading »

Week 1 – Gluten-Free on Bravo TV’s Top Chef | Triumph Dining

GregoryGregory Gourdet is the trendsetting Executive Chef at Portland’s popular pan-Asian restaurant Departure, one who brings health-mindedness to the table. He offers guests the option of delicious gluten free, vegan and paleo menus at Departure, in addition to the nightly dinner menu.

With 20 minutes, Gregory takes the viewers on a culinary journey as he prepares a Chilled Seafood Trio. He prepares Oysters with a Yuzu and Ginger Mignonette, Mirin marinated Mackerel, and Lobster with Coconut and Tomato Sauce. The judges thought the dish was bright and refreshing. Click to continue reading »

Product Recall: Gluten-Free Chia Pancake and Waffle Mix

Gluten_Free_Chia_Pancake_and_Waffle_Mix_FDA_largeNew Hope Mills Manufacturing is recalling this mix because it may contain soy, an allergen not listed on the label. It was distributed to distributors and retailers in the following states: New York, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Oklahoma and Florida.

The mix is packaged as a 16 ounce bag in a boxboard box. The UPC code on the box reads “07470353012”. Affected boxes will have one of the following Best By Dates on the bottom of the box: 11/13/2014, 11/14/2014, 2/26/2015, 7/29/2015, 10/4/2015, 12/13/2015. Click to continue reading »

DAURA Damm Offer | Triumph Dining

4pk+bottleExciting news! We’ve teamed up with DAURA for a nationwide promotion. Get a free Essential Gluten-Free Restaurant Guide with the purchase of two 4-packs of DAURA Damm. Various stores across the country are having this promotion so look out for it near you. Click to continue reading »

San-J | Triumph Dining Product Review

file_6_3I use soy sauce a lot when cooking. When I was first diagnosed with celiac disease and discovered that most soy sauces contain wheat, I was worried that my favorite meals would never be the same again. San-J was the first company I came across who made gluten-free soy and I’ve been a big fan ever since. Their Gluten-Free Tamari Soy Sauce completes Sushi Sunday and their Sweet and Tangy Cooking Sauce allows me to make home-made sweet and sour chicken again! They have recently released a line of Japanese-style instant soups.

The soups come in two flavors – Gluten-Free White Miso and Gluten-Free Wakame -and are ready simply by adding boiling water. As with all of San J’s gluten-free products, this new line of soups is Certified Gluten-Free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO). It’s another safe product that’s great for traveling and is quick and convenient! Click to continue reading »

Happy Family Foods | Triumph Dining Product Review

organic-puffsHappy Family Foods makes a bunch of fantastic meals and snacks for babies and toddlers and lots of them are gluten-free, which makes this celiac mama very happy!

Everything they make is organic and yummy. My daughter enjoys homemade meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner so it’s their snacks that I love and use. They do Happy Puffs, Happy Munchies and Happy Creamies. My 10-month old daughter is a big fan of all three. She crawls over and climbs up on me as soon as she sees the bag or hears me ask her if she wants a puff.

Happy Puffs are melt-in-your-mouth, Cheerio-style snacks without any processed sugar. Here are the flavors: Apple, Purple Carrot and Blueberry, Banana, Greens, Strawberry, and Sweet Potato. Your little ones may be ready for these once they can eat solids with larger pieces and use their jaws to mash food with their gums. Click to continue reading »

Aldi Private Labels Gluten-free Line | Triumph Dining

aldi_logo1LiveGfree is now a permanent addition to all Aldi stores. The store’s line of 17 gluten-free items includes pastas, cookies, baking mixes, pizza and wraps. Price points range from $1.89 for brown rice spaghetti, 16 oz.; to $4.99 for a 10-ounce frozen pizza.

Aldi started testing LiveGfree in May and gluten-free diners quickly embraced the line, so much so that a change.org petition was filed to persuade Aldi to keep LiveGfree products on store shelves.

The launch of LiveGfree comes at a time when gluten-free product sales are expected to grow 48% to $15.6 million by 2016, from $10.5 billion last year, according to research firm Mintel. Click to continue reading »

Gluten-Free on Top Chef Boston | Triumph Dining

top-chef-boston-chowdah.0_standard_800.0We’re liking the new season of Bravo’s Top Chef! One of the 12 contestants, one who is gluten-free himself, hopes that his healthy dishes will earn the judges’ praises and let him walk away with the top award.

The contestant, Gregory Gourdet, likes to experiment with spices and will be cooking mostly gluten-free and dairy-free dishes. This will be a refreshing change for Bravo since many reality TV cooking shows have ignored or downplayed these diet restrictions. Click to continue reading »