Van’s Natural Foods Sandwich Bars, Chips and Crackers | Triumph Dining Product Review

Triumph Dining review of Van's PB&J Sandwich Bars Although it’s May and many of our New Year’s resolutions are pretty much non-existent by now, we can still get back on track when it comes to eating healthy. Here’s a new snack food to help us do so. Van’s Natural Foods, one of the biggest healthy, frozen, breakfast foods companies, launched a new snack bar collection earlier this year with gluten-free multigrain snack chips and PB&J sandwich bars.

The Multigrain Chips come in Nacho, Nacho, Man! and Might Good BBQ flavors. They are made with brown rice, oats, millet, quinoa and amaranth. Each serving comes in at only 130 calories and 18g of whole grains. These very flavorful chips are just what you would want in a snack- crispy, crunchy, not greasy, and no “bad”ingredients! While the BBQ is a bit more authentic in flavor, both bags are great to have around when you’re craving something crunchy and delicious. We can’t wait to see what other flavors they come out with. Click to continue reading »

Gluten Free at ORD | Triumph Dining

Triumph Dining Overview of Gluten Free Dining in Chicago O'HareChicago O’Hare International is the primary airport serving the Chicago area and serves as a hub for both United and American Airlines. There are three terminals and an international terminal.

 

Garrett Popcorn (Terminals 1 & 3) – I don’t know about you but the second I smell popcorn, I instantly start having cravings. Luckily, most Garrett Popcorn Flavors are gluten-free. Chicago Mix (a mix of the CaramelCrisp and CheeseCorn) is the best seller and they have a wide array of other flavors including; Cashew CaramelCrisp, Pecan Caramel Crisp, Buttery, Plain, Vanilla Snack Size Popcorn Ball, Kettlecorn, Gingerbread Caramelcrisp, and Spicy Cheesecorn to name a few. Stop in, grab a bag and start munching on this Chi-town favorite. Click to continue reading »

Glutenfreeda Oatmeal | Triumph Dining Product Review

Triumph Dining Review of Glutenfreeda OatmealIf you’re often pressed for time in the morning and can’t squeeze in making a full, hearty, homemade breakfast, Glutenfreeda has a product for you: All Natural Whole Instant Oatmeal. This instant oatmeal comes in 6 flavors; Apple Cinnamon with Flax, Banana Maple with Flax, Maple Raisin with Flax, Cranberry Cinnamon with Flax, Natural Instant, and Strawberries & Brown Sugar with Flax. If you can’t make up your mind on which to try, they also have a variety pack that includes 3 different flavors (Apple, Banana and Maple).

All varieties are wheat- and gluten-free, made with natural and organic ingredients, and don’t have any GMOs. All of Glutenfreeda’s products are made in a 100% dedicated facility and have less than 5PPM of gluten. According to their website, they “welcome anyone who chooses to live on a gluten-free, diet but (they’ve) built (their) business for people with Celiac disease who have zero tolerance.”Just read the ingredients list and you’ll be amazed at how you are actually able to pronounce everything. Real ingredients for real people.  Click to continue reading »

Julian Bakery Paleo Wraps | Triumph Dining Product Review

Triumph Dining Product Review for Julian Paleo WrapsGluten-free eaters tend to rely on corn tortillas. Since we have to skip the bread or bun, sometimes those can be substituted with tortillas. Ham and cheese quesadilla anyone? Loving tortillas is one thing and it’s also nice to have options.

The Triumph Dining taste testers recently tried Julian Bakery’s Paleo Wraps. These wraps are raw, vegan, starch free, gluten free, grain free, yeast free, soy free, non-GMO and low carb. They can claim all this because they are actually made of only three ingredients: coconut, coconut water and unrefined virgin coconut oil. They are produced in a dedicated gluten-free facility and come seven to a package.  Due to the preservation process of dehydration, they can be shelf stable for nine months. Each wrap is 70 calories.  Click to continue reading »

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 »

Gluten Free Forever Kickstarter | Triumph Dining

The gluten-free community is one of unique character. We love our gluten-free fare to be, well, really good. So many times, our options have been limited to foods or product lines that sacrifice quality to remain gluten-free. And let’s face it – that’s never a fun discovery.

If you  haven’t caught wind of the Gluten-Free Forever magazine Kickstarter project, please take a look here. (note that it ends very very soon!)

From the Kickstarter page:

GFF is for people who don’t want to compromise quality, flavor, or fun while enjoying a gluten-free lifestyle. The first collectible gluten-free publication striving to contend with top national food magazines, it features: 

• 50 inspired recipes from top chefs, cookbook authors & bloggers 
• tutorials for mastering gluten-free cooking 
• secrets to satisfying GF family members and friends of all ages & tastes 
• trends, products, people, & places worth knowing about 
• travel features for tastier gluten-free adventures 
• lifestyle extras that elevate your everyday 
• enticing photography and design 

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.

100% Gluten Free Taproom Opens in St. Paul | Triumph Dining

If you thought a taproom serving only gluten-free beer was something you would only ever dream of, think again! Or come to St. Paul, Minnesota, where a brewery is doing just that.

The Burning Brothers Brewery opened their doors for the first time earlier this month and they serve only gluten-free beer. One of the brewery’s co-owners was recently diagnosed with celiac disease, which is what led to the idea of a completely gluten-free brewery. As a result, he began experimenting with gluten-free home brewing.

“Why? Because we get it. We’ve been there and we know what you’re going through. Our calling is to bring the freedom to drink beer back to everyone who is gluten-free. We want to not only give you that freedom, but to push the envelope and bring you flavors you’ve never tasted before.”

The owners of this gluten-free brewery say that they decided to focus on gluten-free beer because they don’t want anyone to have to “fear the beer!”

How exciting! The twin cities are already pretty gluten-free friendly but it’s great that gluten-free folks living in or headed to St. Paul now have another safe place to go for a drink!

If you find yourself in the city and fancy a gluten-free pint, regular hours are Thursdays and Fridays from 4pm to 9pm and Saturdays from noon to 5pm.

Cheers!

http://www.burnbrosbrew.com/