Friday, July 31, 2009

Pop Goes The Corn!

Natural popcorn is a healthy, gluten free snack. However, many pre-made popcorn packages contain gluten in the seasoning. Your solution to this problem is Kernel Season's Popcorn Seasoning. Now, you just have to buy plain natural popcorn and flavor it with one of their tasty toppings.

Their gluten free seasoning options include:

*White Cheddar
*Nacho Cheddar
*Parmesan & Garlic


*Sour Cream & Onion



*Kettle Corn


*Apple Cinnamon

*Chocolate Marshmallow

[NOTE: The Jalapeno seasoning is not gluten free]

Kernel Season's Popcorn Seasoning is certified Kosher, fat free, and low in calories. It is available at grocery stores and home video stores everywhere.

For more information, please visit

To purchase Kernel Season's Popcorn Seasoning, check out Ms. Celiac's Market!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Raising Your Dog Gluten Free?

If your dog has been diagnosed with Celiac Disease then they need to be on a gluten free diet, but perhaps if your dog has some other health problems he or she may also benefit from this diet.

My 13 year old American Cocker Spaniel, Mutsy, started having skin problems a little over a year ago. Her skin would itch so badly that she would chew and scratch herself until she bled. She visited many veterinarians and tried many different treatments to cure this problem, but nothing worked.

I decided to start her on a complete allergy free diet, eliminating everything from gluten to chicken. Within 2 weeks, she stopped itching completely! Her skin is healing now and the fur she lost over the spots she gnawed away at is starting to grow back!

Recently, a new gluten free dog food was brought onto the market. It is produced by the All American Pet Company and is called, Grrr-nola Natural Dog Food. In addition to being gluten free it is supplemented with vitamins and omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.

For more information on this particular product, visit:

Also, talk to your vet about other limited ingredient diet options for your dog.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

New From Aunt Gussie's!

Some of you may be familiar with the brand, Aunt Gussie's Cookies & Crackers. They released a line of gluten free cookies last year that are made in a dedicated gluten free facility. These cookies are available in the following varieties:

*Sugar Free Chocolate Chip Almond
*Sugar Free Vanilla Spritz
*Chocolate Chip
*Chocolate Spritz

Now, they have just released a line of Gluten Free Focaccia Breads and English Muffins. These products are sweetened with natural agave syrup because of its low glycemic profile. These breads are available in the following varieties:

*Original English Muffins
*Cinnamon Raisin English Muffins

*Rosemary Focaccia Bread

*Kalamata Olive Focaccia Bread

In addition to being gluten free, select Aunt Gussie's products are casein free, vegan, contain no preservatives, are trans fat free and certified Kosher.

For more information, please visit:

To purchase Aunt Gussie's Gluten Free Cookies, please visit: Ms. Celiac's Market

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Very Good Gluten Free Granola!

A while back I mentioned a company called Bakery On Main that makes gluten free granola bars that I was in love with. I especially like their Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip ones!

Well, they sent me a bag of their Nutty Cranberry Maple Gluten Free Granola and it is delicious! I had heard from many people that this was a great brand of granola but had never before tried it. I can assure you that it is very good.

In addition to being gluten free their products contain no artificial colors, GMOs, artificial flavors, trans-fats, or refined sugars. They are dairy free, cholesterol free, low in saturated fats, and low in sodium.

Their current list of gluten free products includes:

-Cranberry Orange Cashew
-Apple Raisin Walnut
-Nutty Maple Cranberry
-Extreme Fruit & Nut

*Granola Bars
-Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
-Cranberry Maple Nut
-Extreme Trail Mix

For more information, visit their website at

Monday, July 27, 2009

Get Your Super Healthy Iced Tea Today!

Today, July 27, Red Mango introduces the first Probiotic Iced Tea. It is the first retailer to offer made-to-order iced teas fortified with probiotics.

All flavors will include GanedenBC30. This is a strain of probiotic that is shown to support the immune system and help to regulate the digestive system. The first 3 flavors to be introduced are:

*Lemonicity (Lemonade Green Tea)
*Mysteaque (Vanilla Black Tea)

*Fanteasia (Wildberry Hibiscus Tea)

These drinks are gluten free and are also low calorie, fat free, and sweetened with natural cane sugar. They contain no preservatives or artificial ingredients.

In addition to the new probiotic enhanced iced tea, Red Mango's Original, Pomegranate by POM Wonderful and Tangomonium authentic frozen yogurt sold throughout New York will now include GanedenBC30. By September, all Red Mango stores will have frozen yogurt with GanedenBC30.

For more information, please visit

Friday, July 24, 2009

Quick Bites!

If you're on vacation in Los Angeles and only have a little time between sightseeing adventures and want to grab a bite to eat, there are many gluten free options.

Although, I have spoken about the following chains in previous posts I thought it would be appropriate to mention them again here as they all originated in California.

In-N-Out Burger was founded in 1948 by Harry Snyder and his wife Esther and is headquartered in Irvine, California. They have locations throughout the Western United States with many of them in the Los Angeles area. Their delicious fresh made french fries are gluten free and if you are feeling in the mood for a burger you can order it "protein style" - meaning it will be wrapped in lettuce instead of a bun.

For more information, visit

A great place for a cold drink on a hot day is Jamba Juice. Jamba Juice was founded in 1990 and has many locations in the Los Angeles area. All of their smoothies with the exception of Pomegranate Heart Happy are gluten free. All of their boosts and super boosts with the exception of Daily Vitamin, Energy, and Heart Happy are gluten free too!

Find out more at

Pinkberry is another great place to try especially on a warm day. It is an upscale frozen dessert restaurant headquartered in Los Angeles, California. The first store was opened in January 2005 by Korean Americans, Shelly Hwang and Young Lee. It is often referred to as "crackberry" for its cult-like following. All of their yogurt is gluten free!

The current flavor selection includes:

*Green Tea


*Passion Fruit
*Tropical Swirl

Fruit toppings include: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, bananas, kiwi, mango, and pineapple. Seasonal fruit toppings include pomegranate seeds, lychee, valencia oranges, and bing cherries.

For more information, visit

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Take Me To The Polo Lounge

My favorite place to stay in Los Angeles, California is at The Beverly Hills Hotel with their world-famous restaurant, The Polo Lounge.

The Polo Lounge is open from 7 AM - 1:30 AM and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night suppers. They also have both outdoor and indoor seating. If you dine during lunch and dinner in the summer you will get to enjoy a piano accompaniment alternating with light jazz on the patio. During Sunday Brunch, jazz music is also featured.

Their menus have an extensive range of options for those on a gluten free diet including fresh squeezed juices, smoothies, fruits, berries, eggs, omelettes, fish, caviar, soup, salads, risotto, meats, poultry, etc. They have such a range of fresh ingredients and are more than willing to create any dish you could imagine.

It's even better to know that they are very aware of Celiac Disease and the dangers of cross-contamination. They also told me the last time I stayed there that if I were to let them know in advance about my gluten free diet they would get the proper ingredients to prepare gluten free breads, waffles, and pancakes for me! So, keep that in mind when booking a reservation!

For more information, please visit:

And The Winner Is...

Today is the day that we announce the winner of our 2nd ever contest at Ms. Celiac Says!!!

Congratulations to Jennifer Ridgeway from Arlington, Texas!

She will receive a Betty Crocker "Sweet Moments" Gift Package. This includes:

Gluten Free Brownie Mix
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
Gluten Free Devil's Food Cake Mix
Gluten Free Vanilla Cake Mix

+ A Betty Crocker Gluten Free Tote Bag, Grocery List, and Pen all courtesy of MyBlogSpark!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Pizza Fusion!

If you are looking for some delicious gluten free pizza in Los Angeles, then you should definitely try Pizza Fusion. Pizza Fusion currently has 2 locations in the LA area including one in Santa Monica and one in Hollywood.

Not only does Pizza Fusion offer great options for the gluten free crowd but they also have vegan, vegetarian and lactose-free options too!

The gluten free crust is made from a mixture of garbanzo beans, fava beans, and rice flour and comes from the Still Riding Pizza Company (my favorite crust - see earlier feature). You can also choose from almost any of their toppings with the exception of barbeque sauce and sausage.

In addition to tasty gluten free pizza they also offer a wonderful selection of salads along with a yummy gluten free brownie! You can even get gluten free beer that is made from sorghum.

Pizza Fusion's 2 locations in the Los Angeles area are at:

Santa Monica -
2901 Ocean Park Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Hollywood -
7950 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

For more information and to find out about other locations near you, please visit their website at

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Hey Everyone,

Don't forget to enter our Betty Crocker "Sweet Moments" contest. You have until tomorrow (Wednesday, July 22nd) at Midnight EST to enter! The winner will receive the items featured in the below photograph.

All you have to do is send an email to with your
name + address.

Good Luck!!!


My Favorite Restaurant!

The one place I dine at every single time I visit Los Angeles is the restaurant Locanda Veneta. It is one of my all time favorite restaurants! Its aim is to transport you to the cuisine of Venice, Italy.

Although Locanda Veneta does not have an exclusive gluten free menu, they are very familiar with gluten intolerance and can prepare excellent gluten free meals. Some of my favorites include:

Insalata San Remo -
mixed baby greens, avocado, roma tomoatoes, hearts of palms, sliced zucchini, pine nuts in a light balsamic dressing

Insalata di Carciofi -
fresh arugula salad and raw artichokes tossed with lemon dressing and topped with shaved parmesan cheese

Risotto con Funghi di stagione -
arborio rice simmered and slowly cooked with mixed wild mushrooms and fresh herbs, finished with parmesan cheese

Gamberi all Gondola Veneziana -
grilled Hawaii Blue King prawns with garlic and fresh herbs served in a bed of sauteed spinach and grilled zucchini

Filetto di sogliola alla "mugnaia" con capperi -
fresh east coast fillet of sole, sauteed with white wine, lemon, and fresh caper berry

Locanda Veneta is located in Beverly Hills at:

8638 W. Third Street
[btw. Robertson and San Vincente]
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Monday, July 20, 2009

If We Took A Holiday!

Today starts our week long feature on the gluten free hotspots of Los Angeles, California! The first place I want to share with you is The Sensitive Baker located in Culver City, California.

The Sensitive Baker is a 100% gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, casein free, certified kosher-pareve by the RCC, bakery.

It offers a wonderful selection of hand-made breads, muffins, cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and other delicious treats for those of us on a gluten free / dairy free diet.

They are open Sunday - Friday and are closed on Jewish holidays. You can visit this gluten free bakery at:

10836 1/2 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

If you can't get to the area, you can also order items online at

The current menu includes:

Breads -

*Bagels, Classic-Style Plain
*Crusty Rolls
*Hamburger Buns / Nut-Free
*Vegan Amaranth Buns
*Sliced Rice Loaf / Nut-Free
*Vegan / Nut-Free Amaranth Loaf
*Vegan / Nut-Free Mini Oat Loaf (made with certified gluten free oats)
*Vegan / Nut-Free Pizza Crust

Muffins -

*Vegan Morning Glory
*Carrot-Nut Muffins
*Blueberry Streusel

Double Decadence -

*Mini Bundts (chocolate with double-chocolate glaze and lemon with candied-lemon glaze)
*Mini Apple Tarts
*Mini Cheesecakes

Cookies -

*Chocolate Chip
*Vegan Snickerdoodle
*Vegan Holiday

Cupcakes -

*Frosted Cupcakes (chocolate or vanilla cupcakes topped with non-dairy "buttercream" or "cocoa cream" frosting from organic shortening)
*Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

Take & Bake -

*Cookie Dough - (Chocolate Chip or Vegan Sugar Cookie)
*Frozen Unbaked "Challah" Rolls
*Vegan GF-Oat Loaf Mix

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Starbucks Discontinues Gluten Free Pastry!!!

As many of you already know, Starbucks has discontinued their Gluten Free Orange Valencia Cake after introducing it only a little over 2 months ago.

The only official comment to come from Starbucks explaining the reasoning behind this heartbreaking decision to the gluten free community is that "it was too much of a treat, and not a nutritious snack. The Kind Snack Bar is replacing it."

First of all, I want to state that I love Kind Snack Bars but it in no way can replace a gluten free pastry. Besides, Kind Snack Bars are available everywhere from Duane Reade to Whole Foods and are often found already in most Celiacs' purses or pockets. We are not going to be excited to walk into a Starbucks and grab a fruit and nut bar while everyone else with us is getting a tasty cookie, brownie, cake, etc.

In my opinion, Starbucks went wrong with introducing the Orange Valencia Cake as their first gluten free pastry. I feel they should have introduced a more mainstream flavor like a chocolate-based product such as a cookie or brownie or even a delicious banana nut bread or coffee cake. Also, one of these other products may have had more of a chance of appealing to Starbucks customers that are not on a gluten free diet. In fact, a great product for Starbucks to bring back would be the Gluten Free Aztec Ancho Chile Brownie they introduced in April 2007 that was virtually impossible to distinguish from a brownie containing gluten.

The discontinuation of the Gluten Free Orange Valencia Cake is definitely a crush to those living with Celiac Disease. However, we must not sit back and accept what has happened. Instead, we need to let Starbucks know that we want gluten free products! I encourage everyone to write to (web form @ or call Starbucks (1-800-235-2883) and let them know your dissatisfaction with them discontinuing their Gluten Free Orange Valencia Cake.

Triumph Dining
has started an online petition to bring back the Gluten Free Orange Valencia Cake and you can sign it by visiting them here:

Triumph Dining Petition

Also, Starbucks has a website, MyStarbucksIdea, in which you can voice your opinions. Then other customers can vote up your idea. Ideas with the most amount of votes will get reviewed by Starbucks and may be put into effect. This was how Starbucks came about offering a gluten free pastry to begin with.

So, please go to the website and vote-up all of the ideas to bring gluten free options back to Starbucks and when you're there why not write your own comments too?

Alright, time to get to work!


Friday, July 17, 2009

Cereal Time!

As all of us on a gluten free diet know, it can be very difficult to find a good gluten free breakfast cereal. However, a brand with several different gluten free varieties that you should try is Erewhon by U.S. Mills.

Their current list of gluten free cereals include:

*Crispy Brown Rice
*Rice Twice
*Strawberry Crisp

*Crispy Brown Rice with Mixed Berries

*Corn Flakes

*Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice
*Aztec Crunchy Corn & Amaranth

*Brown Rice Cream
*Cocoa Crispy Rice

Erewhon Cereals have many great health benefits. They are all organic and vegan and many are low fat or fat free, low sodium, and low sugar plus they are all Kosher!

If you have yet to try these delicious varieties of gluten free cereal, go to your local health food store and purchase a box. They are available throughout the United States and Canada.

You may also buy Erewhon gluten free cereals at Ms. Celiac's Market!

For more information, please visit

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Betty Crocker "Sweet Moments" Contest!!!

Ms. Celiac proud to feature our 2nd ever contest!

This time the winner will receive a Betty Crocker "Sweet Moments" prize package that includes:

*All of the gluten free dessert mixes!
*2 FREE coupons for any of the varieties

*A grocery tote bag
*a magnetic grocery list
*a pen

All you have to do to enter is send me an email by Wednesday July 22nd at Midnight (EST) to with "Sweet Moments" in the subject line and be sure to include your name and mailing address! One lucky reader will win this awesome prize package from Betty Crocker courtesy of MyBlogSpark!

***This contest is only open to our readers in the United States.***

Betty Crocker Gluten Free Dessert Mixes - The Review Is In

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to receive a Betty Crocker "Sweet Moments" package from MyBlogSpark. In addition to some other goodies, this package contained all 4 gluten free dessert mixes from Betty Crocker. This included:

*Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix
*Gluten Free Devil's Food Cake Mix
*Gluten Free Brownie Mix

*Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

I have finally been able to bake and sample each of these tasty treats! The first item I chose to bake, were chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting from the Devil's Food Cake Mix. These cupcakes were moist and delicious and tasted just like the real thing!

Next I made some Chocolate Chip Cookies, which I ended up over-cooking slightly. However, they were still crunchy with a nice amount of chocolate chips scattered throughout.

Then I decided to make the Brownies. These were chocolate-y and chewy and a very yummy treat!
And last night, I baked vanilla cupcakes with chocolate frosting using the Yellow Cake Mix. These cupcakes turned out just as well as the first batch of cupcakes. It is practically impossible to distinguish them from a real cupcake!

If you have not yet had the chance to try these excellent gluten free dessert mixes from Betty Crocker (that are very easy to make!), I suggest you rush to your local mainstream supermarket to see if they have started carrying them. Throughout the summer, they will be making their way into stores throughout the United States.

As a lucky treat for ALL of my readers in the United States, you can call 1-800-446-1898 to request a FREE coupon for one of Betty Crocker's New Gluten Free Mixes and to receive information about all of General Mills gluten free products!

Stay tuned as information regarding our BETTY CROCKER CONTEST will be posted later this morning!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sticks and Twigs

A few months ago, I mentioned a brand called Mary's Gone Crackers. They produce a line of gluten free crackers along with a tasty gluten free snack known as Sticks & Twigs.

At that point, I had tried their crackers that are made with organic brown rice, organic quinoa, organic flax seeds, and organic sesame seeds many times. I had never tried the Sticks & Twigs.

Well, when I was at the Fancy Food Show in NYC I was able to grab a free sample of the sea salt flavor. Then, I was lucky enough to receive a box of samples from Mary's Gone Crackers with a bag of their Chipotle Tomato Sticks & Twigs too.

Sticks & Twigs
look exactly like that but they make for a great, healthy, crunchy snack! For example, last night I brought a bag with me to Central Park to watch the Philharmonic and they were the perfect addition to our tasty assortment of snacks.

For more information, please visit

To purchase products from Mary's Gone Crackers, visit your local health food store. You may also purchase them at Ms. Celiac's Market!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Pasta Time!

Are you looking for some delicious easy-to-make pasta meals? Well, look no further than Caesar's line of gluten free pasta products.

Caesar's Pasta Products currently carries 4 gluten free meals including:

*Stuffed Shells in Marinara Sauce
*Manicotti in Marinara Sauce
*Cheese Lasagna
*Vegetable Lasagna

I've tried the Vegetable Lasagna and I absolutely love it. It comes as enough for 1 serving size, but is very filling.

To find out more information, please visit their website at

Caesar's Gluten Free Pasta Meals are available at select Whole Foods Markets.

Monday, July 13, 2009

GoGo SqueeZ

When I was at the Fancy Food Show in NYC a few weeks ago, I came across a product called GoGo SqueeZ that is made in France by the Materne Company. Essentially, it is "applesauce on the go." The company describes it perfectly as "the first and only squeezable, re-sealable, no mess, super delicious applesauce to take where you go."

The applesauce is made with tasty french apples and is available in boxes of 4-pouches or simply by the pouch. 1 pouch is equivalent to 1 serving of fruit and the applesauce contains no artificial flavors or preservatives and is a healthy, all natural snack that is a good source of Vitamin C.

The applesauce is available in 2 flavors including Apple and Apple Strawberry. You can purchase GoGo SqueeZ on the East Coast at natural health food stores and in select grocery stores in the natural foods section.

For more information, please visit their website at

You may also purchase GoGo SqueeZ applesauce at Ms. Celiac's Market!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Catch Up Time!

Hey Everyone!

I hope you all had a great gluten free weekend! I was able to get around to baking the Betty Crocker Gluten Free Brownies on Friday and they turned out just perfect! They were chewy and chocolate-y! In even better news, Ms. Celiac Says will feature a contest this week in which we will be giving away a Betty Crocker Gluten Free Dessert Mix Gift Set to 1 lucky
reader courtesy of MyBlogSpark.

Next week, Ms. Celiac Says will be devoted to the bakeries, products, and restaurants of Los Angeles, California. So, please stay tuned for that exciting feature!

I also wanted to remind everyone about Ms. Celiac's Market. You can access it by clicking here: Ms. Celiac's Market. It is a wonderful place to find all of your favorite gluten free products in one spot and makes for simple grocery shopping! We currently carry over 270 gluten free products and are always updating our store with the latest and greatest items!

Also, why not check out Ms. Celiac's Shop where you can purchase either a t-shirt or tote bag that displays your gluten free pride. Just click the above link to view our latest selection.


Friday, July 10, 2009

I Love Pamela's Products!

Pamela's Products are one of my absolute favorite gluten free brands! They already have a great selection of snacks and are always coming out with an even better product. I was very excited to visit their booth at the Fancy Food Show in NYC.

Recently, I reviewed one of their new products which is the Cornbread & Muffin Mix! It was absolutely delicious! They also have a newly released 4 lb. bag of Bread Mix & Flour Blend.

One of their new products that I am most excited about are their new line of ready-made gourmet gluten free cakes that they will be introducing soon. This will include a variety of cheesecakes, a chocolate fudge cake, and a coffee cake. The cheesecakes will be available in a 3'' mini and a 6'' size and the other two cakes will be available in 6'' and 9'' serving sizes.

Pamela's Products are also coming out with Chocolate Dipped Biscotti in both Vanilla and Chocolate flavors. I was lucky enough to sample both of these at the Fancy Food Show. For a chocolate lover, I was in heaven and I look forward to the release of this biscotti!

For more information, please visit or follow them on Twitter at

I hope everyone has a great gluten free weekend!


Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Best Vanilla Products!

One of the best brands of vanilla is by a company called Nielsen-Massey Vanillas. I have been using their Organic Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract for as long as I can remember in my gluten-free baking. They have even received the "Superior" rating from The American Institute of Baking for 18 years in a row! And all of their products are Kosher-certified and Gluten Free certified.

Their organic products include:

*Organic Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract
*Organic Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Powder

*Organic Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans

The full line of Nielsen-Massey's Pure Vanilla Products Include:

*Vanilla Beans and Extracts from Madagascar, Tahiti, and Mexico
*Sugar and Alcohol-Free Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Powder

*Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste
*Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar

Nielsen-Massey has recently introduced a new line of pure flavors that include:

*Pure Chocolate Extract
*Pure Almond Extract

*Pure Orange Extract

*Pure Lemon Extract

*Pure Coffee Extract

*Pure Peppermint Extract

*Orange Blossom Water

*Rose Water

Nielsen-Massey is headquartered in Waukegan, Illinois with production facilities in Waukegan, Illinois and Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. Nielsen-Massey Vanillas serves markets on nearly every continent.

Nielsen-Massey was generous enough to send me some of their delicious products including their Pure Chocolate Extract and their Pure Vanilla Powder. I am looking forward to using them in my baking!

For more information, please visit

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

June Features!

Hey Everyone!

It's that time when I post Ms. Celiac's features from the previous month. Below is a list of all of the great products that were showcased on the site during the month of June. I wanted to send a special thanks to both Pamela's Products and Betty Crocker for sending me some delicious samples!



*Sweet Karma

*Caffe Baldo

*Cafe Formaggio

*Plum Tomatoes Pizzeria Restaurant

*Villa Milano

*Mama's Italian Restaurant

*Buona Sera

*Wild By Nature

*Sherry's The Healthy Gourmet

*Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace

*Trader Joe's

*Pamela's Products



*Payard Bistro

*Silver Moon Bakery

*Betty Crocker Gluten Free

More At Mozzarelli's!

Mozzarelli's has been featured in the past on my site but I felt I had to discuss it again as every time I visit their restaurant I find more delicious gluten free products!

First of all, Mozzarelli's makes a terrific gluten free pizza crust using their own blend of brown rice and beans. You can order a classic cheese slice, a slice with a variety of toppings or an entire pie. It is one of the few places where you can order gluten free pizza by the slice!

In addition to pizza, they also serve a selection of gluten free pastas that include:

*Baked Ziti (ricotta, mozzarella, romano cheese, and zesty sauce)

*Penne Vodka (tomato cream vodka sauce & tomato)

*Basil Pesto (creamy basil pesto, ricotta cheese, fresh tomatoes, & herbs)

*Penne Alfredo (parmesan cheese, alfredo sauce, & fresh herbs)

*Penne Goat Cheese Primavera (olive oil, fresh garlic, & fresh vegetables)

Mozzarelli's also has an amazing gluten free dessert selection that includes items such as Biscotti Chocolate Chip Cookies, Chocolate Truffle Cake, Carrot Cake, Tiramisu Brownie, Rainbow Cake (shown in photograph) and a huge selection of gluten free cookies!

If you have yet to visit Mozzarelli's in NYC, make sure to get there! It's located at 38 East 23rd Street. For more information, visit their website at or follow them on Twitter at!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Udi's Gluten Free Food

Another line of delicious products that I was able to sample at the Fancy Food Show were by Udi's Gluten Free Foods. The company was founded 15 years ago by Israeli native Udi Bar-on. They recently started to produce gluten free, dairy free, soy free, and nut free products in a dedicated gluten free bakery. I sampled the Whole Grain Bread which was amazing! In addition to the Whole Grain Bread they also make:

*Lemon Streusel Muffins
*Blueberry Muffins

*White Sandwich Bread

*Pizza Crusts

Udi's Gluten Free Foods are currently available in Colorado, Texas, Minnesota, Utah, Kansas, and New Mexico at grocery chains such as Whole Foods, King Soopers, Vitamin Cottage, Kowalski's Markets, Lund's & Byerly's, United Supermarkets, and Central Market.

By late 2009, they should be available at stores nationwide with an expanded line of cookies, cinnamon rolls, bagels, pie crusts, and cake layers.

For more information, please visit

Monday, July 6, 2009

Eat Some Yummy Falafel Chips!

As mentioned earlier, I recently attend the Fancy Food Show in NYC. While browsing around at the enormous selection of vendors, I came across a company called Flamous Brands. It turns out they make delicious Gluten Free Organic Falafel Chips!

Not only are these tasty chips gluten free but they are vegan, USDA organic, dairy free, nut free, trans fat free, cholesterol free, GMO free, and kosher! They are also made with absolutely no artificial coloring and flavors along with no preservatives! In addition, they also make for a very healthy snack that is high in protein and fiber and contains 15 organic vegetables and herbs!

They are so good that you can eat them plain or enjoy them with a nice gluten free hummus dip! For more information on Flamous Brands Organic Falafel Chips and to find out where you can purchase them, please visit their website at

Sunday, July 5, 2009

We're Back!!!

Hey Everyone!

It's been a long time but rest assured Ms. Celiac Says... is back in action! We have a ton of
great posts ahead of us as I was lucky enough to attend the Fancy Food Show in NYC on June 28th as a member of the media.

At the show, I was able to sample a variety of gluten free products that are on the market and a few that have yet to be released! I absolutely cannot wait for some of these products to be released and I'm sure once I tell you about them you will not be able to wait to try them either!

This afternoon, I was able to do some baking. About a week ago, I tried out Betty Crocker's Gluten Free Devils Food Cake Mix when I made some chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting that were absolutely delicious!

Today, I made Betty Crocker's Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies. These were also very easy to make and just required the addition of 1 stick of butter, 1 egg, and 1 tsp vanilla to the mix. I think I may have slightly overcooked the cookies (as you can see from the photograph), however, they still turned out well, albeit a bit crunchy!

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend and make sure you stay tuned to Ms. Celiac Says...for the latest and greatest gluten free news!!!