With plenty more summer weekends coming up, one of my favorite ways to relax, hang out with friends, and fit in a bit of exercise is to go camping and backpacking. Sometimes when we go, we will get a campsite or cabin which allows us to go car campingand bring an assortment of different gluten-free foods for meals and snacks. However when we go backpacking, it is important to only carry essentials in order to not get weighed down; it is a delicate balance between not carrying enough and carrying the right amount of food to keep you full and energized. Continue reading “Gluten Free Backpacking | Triumph Dining”
Crohn’s and celiac disease are often confused with one another. With a common symptoms list that includes abdominal cramps/pain and diarrhea, it is easy to assume you have one or the other before visiting a doctor. That’s not where the similarities end either, and in both, the immune system is reacting to some sort of environmental stimulus. “In celiac disease, we know that stimulus is gluten, but we don’t yet understand what the environmental stimulus in Crohn’s is,”says Karlee Ausk, MD, a gastroenterologist with Swedish Gastroenterology, part of Swedish Medical Center in Seattle.
Research shows that people with celiac disease seem to be at an increased risk for inflammatory bowel disorders like Crohn’s disease when compared to people who do not have celiac. One study shows the risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease is up to 10 times higher in a person with celiac disease compared to someone without celiac,says Dr. Ausk. Continue reading “Is it Crohn’s or Celiac Disease?”
We’re always happy to hear about the opening of a new gluten-free bakery, but we’re even more excited to share when there’s a personal story behind it.
Lisa and Tim Jermyn are a couple living in Lockport, NY. Seven years ago they found out that all three of their children had celiac disease. When they weren’t impressed with the taste or cost of gluten-free options in their area, they began experimenting with gluten-free baking themselves. When Lisa discovered she was pretty good at this gluten-free baking malarkey, she decided to quit her job as a teacher and open a 100% gluten-free bakery!
A Better Way opened in December, 2012. Jermyn says that the store’s sweet products are priced similarly to those in a traditional bakery whilst the breads and pizza crusts are a little more expensive.
As well as at the store, A Better Way products are also available in Niagara County Produce’s Lockport location; at the Bakehouse Market in Father Sam’s in Cheektowaga; and at Wilson’s Pizza Shop in Newfane, which uses their gluten-free crust. They also plan to open a café at some point.
“When I first started, I didn’t think we’d have so many retail customers,” she said. She thought she’d be selling wholesale, but she laughed, “I couldn’t keep the people out.”
A Better Way location and hours:
6429 Dysinger Rd, Lockport, NY 14094
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. Continue reading “Van’s Natural Foods Sandwich Bars, Chips and Crackers | Triumph Dining Product Review”
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. Continue reading “Gluten Free at ORD | Triumph Dining”