Sunday, March 13, 2016

Beyond Sushi!

Beyond Sushi is a vegan sushi place with three locations in NYC.  It is my go to lunch spot for
something light, flavorful and refreshing.

Almost everything on the menu can be made gluten free but make sure to tell them you need your item gluten free.  The black rice they use to make their sushi is gluten free and they also have "to go" packs of gluten free soy sauce.

My favorite roll is the Spicy Mang (pictured).  It contains black rice with avocado, mango, english cucumber, and spicy veggies.

Beyond Sushi has 3 locations:

  • Union Square (229 East 14th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
  • Chelsea Market (75 9th Avenue between 15th and 16th Streets)
  • Midtown West (62 West 56th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues)
You will also want to check out their rewards program.  For every $100 you spend, you will receive a $10 reward.

For more information, check out their website at beyondsushinyc.com or visit them on Twitter,  Instagram, or Facebook.


Sunday, December 27, 2015

Let's Get Ready for a New Year!

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season and consuming some delicious gluten free food!

In case you still have some leftover baking ingredients and want to whip up a few more cookies, I've included some of my favorite gluten free holiday recipes below:
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Also, be sure to check out Ms. Celiac's Market for some delicious taste-tested gluten free products! The store is currently undergoing a facelift but there are still some delicious items available in the meantime.

I hope everyone has a healthy and happy new year!

~Ms. Celiac


Saturday, September 12, 2015

Enjoy Life Does It Again!

If you've been following this blog for a while, then you probably know that Enjoy Life is one of my favorite brands.  I love that it is not only gluten free but free of all major allergens and everything I've tried is delicious!

Recently, Enjoy Life sent me their baking mixes to try out.  My first thought was I'm not going to have time to scramble around finding ingredients to make these items.  But then I noticed that with all of the mixes you just need to add water and oil.  What could be easier than that?!

So far, I've tried the Muffin Mix.  Now, I could have made them plain but, as always, I have Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips lying around so I made chocolate chip muffins (see photograph).  They were amazing!  I'm looking forward to trying out the other baking mixes which include:
  • Pizza Crust Mix
  • Pancake & Waffle Mix
  • Brownie Mix
  • All-Purpose Flour
These baking mixes contain 5 grams of protein per serving and were developed with probiotics!  They are also all made with ancient grains including teff, buckwheat, millet and quinoa.  And as always, they are free from the top 8 allergens, certified gluten free, vegan and kosher.

For more information, visit enjoylifefoods.com.


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Seasoned Vegan

The Seasoned Vegan is a restaurant located in NYC's Harlem neighborhood that serves 100% organic and vegan cuisine.  They also have a wide selection of gluten free food items.

Two of the gluten free dishes that I tried were the Zucchini Mac (zucchini noodles w/ cashew "cheese") and the Burger (two pumpkin seed cremini mushroom sliders with dehydrated onions, raw tomato sauce, sliced avocado, cashew "cheese"and dry herbs on homemade flaxseed bread.  Both items not only looked delicious (see photos) but tasted so, as well.

For more information, visit the Seasoned Vegan at 55 St. Nicholas Avenue or at their website at www.seasonedvegan.com.




Saturday, June 20, 2015

Pala Pizza

One of my long time favorite restaurants is Pala Pizza.  Pala Pizza is located on Manhattan's lower east side and has a ton of gluten free options and many of these items are also vegan.  Their gluten free menu includes appetizers, salads, pasta, pizza and dessert.  They have 3 types of gluten free pasta that you may choose from:
  • Spaghetti (corn and quinoa flour)
  • Fusilli (brown rice flour)
  • Penne (rice, potato and soy flour)
One of my favorite dishes is the Uvetta pizza.  This is topped with butternut squash, red onions, raisins, red bell pepper, daiya cheese and rosemary.

The desserts are also amazing.  My favorite is the gluten free vegan carrot cake.

For more information, please visit their website at www.palapizza.com or check them out at 198 Allen Street.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Dirt Candy!

Recently, I was finally able to get a reservation at Dirt Candy, a vegetarian restaurant located on Manhattan's Lower East Side.  The entire menu is vegetarian with many vegan and gluten free options.

I notified the waitress that I was gluten free upon being seated and they quickly brought out a plate of gluten free crackers for me to enjoy while waiting for my meal.

For dinner, I ordered several plates (they recommend ordering 4-7 dishes for a table of 2).  The first dish I tried was the "Mushroom."  This included portobello mousse with sauteed asian pears, cherries, and truffle toast.  Next, I had the curried fries.  And finally, I had the "Cauliflower" which included Cauliflower dumplings (made out of corn starch and cauliflower).

Overall, the dishes were inventive and satisfying and the presentation was amazing.  For more information, please visit www.dirtcandynyc.com.


Sunday, October 26, 2014

#EatFreely

One of my favorite gluten free brands, Enjoy Life, has a great product for you to try, it's their Seed and Fruit Mix.  This makes the perfect snack to bring anywhere (i.e. work, school, etc.).  And it contains no nuts!  So, it is safe for those with nut allergies.

In fact, in addition to being gluten free, Enjoy Life products are free of dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, casein, potato, sesame and sulfites!

The two varieties that their Seed and Fruit Mix are available in are Beach Bash and Mountain Mambo.  Both flavors are delicious but I especially love the Mountain Mambo which is sprinkled with mini chocolate chips!

Beach Bash contains sunflower kernels, pumpkin seeds, dried pineapple, apricots and cranberries while Mountain Mambo contains sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, cranberries, raisins, apples, and mini chocolate chips.

For more information, please visit their website at www.enjoylifefoods.com or check them out at your local health food store.