Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Cookies From Home!

A few days ago, I arrived home to find a house-shaped box waiting for me at my door. To my surprise, it turned out to contain some delicious gluten free cookies in a red box wrapped with ribbon.

I've tasted many different gluten free brands of cookies in the years I have been on this diet and there are definitely a fair amount of tasty ones on the market, but these are absolutely amazing! They taste just like the real thing! I actually had to double-check and make sure they were really gluten free!

These yummy cookies are made by the brand, Cookies From Home, and they were kind enough to send me their "Check Me Out Sampler" so I was able to try all of their varieties of gluten free cookies.

Currently, this includes:

*Chewy Chip [chocolate chip cookies]
*Triple Treat [chocolate chip cookies with California walnuts and sun sweetened raisins]
*Fudgies [double chocolate chip cookies]
*Mac the Nut [white chocolate with Macadamia nuts]
*Peanut-n-Butter [made with peanuts and creamy peanut butter]

I loved each and every one of them, especially the Mac the Nut!

One of the best parts about this company is that they make great gifts because you can order them in a variety of seasonal/holiday/occasion-themed packages. In addition, to ordering them online, if you live in the Phoenix, Arizona area you can stop by their retail location at:
Cookies From Home 1605 W. University Dr. Ste. #106 Tempe, AZ 85281 [Open Monday - Friday from 8 AM - 5 PM]

Cookies From Home sells other cookies besides their gluten free ones. When you go to their website, make sure you look for the Gluten Free, Gracefully section! Please make sure to visit them at You will be in for a real treat!


There will be no post tomorrow (Thursday, October 1st), I will see you all on Friday!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Even More Baking!

It seems like I am constantly discovering companies that produce delicious gluten free baking mixes!

One such company is Little Bay Baking based in New Hampshire.

They sell a variety of mixes including:

*Pumpkin Bread Mix

*Sponge Cake Mix
*Corn Bread Mix
*Yellow Cake Mix
*Waffle & Donut Hole Mix

*Gingerbread Cookie Mix
*Cookie Bar Mix

*All Purpose Breakfast Mix

They also sell a Gluten Free Cooking From Scratch DVD. You can watch the promotional video here:

Gluten Free Cooking From Scratch Promo

To order their products, you can purchase them on their website at (over $30 gets free shipping) or at a variety of health food stores in the New England region.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Let's Bake With Bob!

For those of you that have been on a gluten free diet, you know that Bob's Red Mill has a great assortment of necessary gluten free baking ingredients. They even sell what I consider to be one of the most essential ingredients in gluten free baking, xanthan gum!

In addition to being gluten free, all of their products are certified Kosher and coming soon Bob's Red Mill will have a website devoted entirely to their gluten free products!

The current list of gluten free products includes:

*Shortbread Cookie Mix
*Vanilla Cake Mix
*Corn Flour
*Corn Grits / Polenta

*Medium Cornmeal

*Rolled Oats

*Pizza Crust Mix

*Almond Meal / Flour
*Organic Amaranth Flour

*Organic Amaranth Grain

*Black Bean Flour

*Brown Flaxseeds

*Organic Brown Flaxseeds

*Organic Brown Rice Flour
*Buckwheat Groats

*Creamy Brown Rice Farina

*Organic Coconut Flour
*Organic Brown Rice Farina

*Fava Bean Flour

*Flaxseed Meal
*Organic Brown Flaxseed Meal

*Organic Golden Flaxseed Meal

*Organic Golden Flaxseeds

*Garbanzo Bean Flour

*Biscuit Mix
*Brownie Mix

*Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
*Cinnamon Raisin Bread Mix

*Cornbread Mix

*Garbanzo Fava Flour
*Hearty Whole Grain Bread

*Homemade Wonderful Bread

*Mighty Tasty Hot Cereal

*Pancake Mix

*Steel Cut Oats

*Green Pea Flour

*Hazelnut Flour / Meal
*Hemp Protein Powder
*Hulled Hemp Seed

*Hulled Millet

*Organic Kasha

*Millet Flour

*Millet Grits / Meal

*Potato Flour
*Potato Starch
*Organic Quinoa Flour
*Organic Quinoa Grain
*Rice Bran

*Sorghum Flour

*Soy Grits (Defatted)

*Sweet White Rice Flour
*Tapioca Flour
*Teff Flour

*Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP)
*Organic Textured Soy Protein

*White Bean Flour
*Organic White Rice Flour
*Whole Grain Teff
*Active Dry Yeast

*Arrowroot Starch

*Baking Powder

*Baking Soda
*Corn Starch

*Guar Gum

*Nutritional Yeast

*Soy Lecithin Granules
*Xanthan Gum

All of their products are available to order at their website at You can also find them at supermarkets and health food stores, as well as, at Ms. Celiac's Market!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Weekend Update!

Hey Everyone,

I know this is a bit late considering we will be entering the month of October soon but I have been very busy with planning the reinvention of Ms. Celiac Says, (The new look should hopefully debut sometime this Fall 2009), so here is the list of the brands that were featured on our site during the month of August:

NuGo Nutrition

Organic Bistro

Tribe Hummus

1-2-3 Gluten Free

Cupcake Stop

The Best Ever Low Carb Cakes

Marino's Italian Ices

POM Wonderful

Sweet Karma Desserts


Gilbert's Gourmet Goodies

Everybody Eats

Legal Sea Foods

Caesar's Pasta

Blue Hill

Dei Fratelli Tomatoes

I also wanted to send out a special thanks to both POM Wonderful and Dei Fratelli Tomatoes for sending me an assortment of their products during the month of August! They were delicious!

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Time For Mixes From The Heartland!

A few months ago, I tried a delicious gluten free soup mix by the brand Mixes From The Heartland. It was their Harvest Chicken-n-Rice Soup and it made a huge portion that I had for quite a few days.

I've done some more research on this brand and have discovered that in addition to gluten free soup mixes they also have gluten free mixes for biscuits, breads, brownies, cakes, coffee bars, dumplings, meals, meat loaf, muffins, noodles, pancakes, pies, puddings, salads, side dishes, and stews!

All of their products are made in a facility that does not contain eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, oats, barley, rye, and wheat and every raw product that enters the plant must be able to pass an Eliza Test. In addition to all of this, each product is all natural and made with no preservatives.

Their current product list includes:

Biscuits -
*Country Biscuit Mix
*Dilly Biscuit Mix
*Garlic Roasted Pepper Biscuit Mix
*Sun Dried Tomato Biscuit Mix

Breads -
*Corn Bread Mix

Machine Breads -
*Garden Veggie Machine Bread Mix
*Garlic Roasted Pepper Machine Bread Mix
*Plain Machine Bread Mix

Sweet Breads -
*Banana Bread Mix
*Blueberry Bread Mix
*Cranberry Bread mix
*Zucchini Bread Mix

Brownies -
*Sweet Potato Brownie Mix

Cakes -
*Cinnamon Orange Cake Mix
*Chocolate Pound Cake Mix
*Chocolate Angel Food Cake Mix
*Lime Pound Cake Mix
*Raspberry Pound Cake Mix
*Strawberry Angel Food Cake Mix
*Strawberry Pound Cake Mix
*Upside Down Cake Mix
*Vanilla Angel Food Cake Mix
*Vanilla Pound Cake Mix

Coffee Bars -
*Apple Cinnamon Coffee Bars
*Cinnamon Coffee Bars
*Cranberry Coffee Bars
*Tropical Coffee Bars

Dumplings -
*Country Dumpling Mix

Meals -
*Baked Chicken Salad Meal
*BBQ Beef-n-Pasta Meal
*Beef Skillet Dinner Meal
*Cheeseburger Pie Meal
*Green Chili Meal
*Green Chili Spaghetti Meal
*Italian Meat Pie Meal
*Mexican Chicken-n-Rice Meal
*Mexican Meat Pie Meal
*Mexican Rice Bake Meal
*Mexican Style Casserole Meal
*Noodle Casserole Meal
*Sausage Casserole Meal
*Southwest Hamburger Pasta Pie Meal
*Southwest Potato Casserole Meal
*Taco Rice Skillet Meal
*Texas Bean Bake Meal
*Texas Goulash Meal
*Tex Mex Spaghetti Meal
*Tuna Casserole Meal
Meat Loaf Mixes -
*Garden Meat Loaf Mix
*Tex Mex Meat Loaf Mix

Muffins -
*Apple Cinnamon Muffin Mix
*Blueberry Muffin Mix
*Cinnamon Raising Muffin Mix
*Corn-n-Cranberry Muffin Mix
*Spring Muffin Mix
*Zucchini Muffin Mix

Noodle Mixes -
*Plain Noodle Mix
*Spinach Noodle Mix

Pancake Mixes -
*Apple Cinnamon Pancake Mix
*Cornmeal Pancake Mix
*Country Pancake Mix

Pie Crust-n-Pies -
*Pie Crust Mix
*Impossible Coconut Pie Mix
*Impossible Pumpkin Pie Mix

Puddings -
*Apple Cinnamon Rice Pudding Mix
*Chocolate Delight Pudding Mix

Salads -
*Corn-n-Pasta Salad
*Dilled Pasta Salad

Side Dishes -
*Creamy Italian Noodles
*Texas Style Potatoes

Soups-n-Stews -
*Beer Cheese Soup
*Broccoli-n-Cheese Soup
*Cajun Bean Soup
*Cajun Pastalaya Soup
*Cheeseburger Chowder Soup
*Cheesy Chowder Soup
*Chicken Veggie Soup
*Corn Chowder Soup
*Cowboy Soup
*Crab Bisque Soup
*Cream of Asparagus Soup
*Cream of Broccoli Soup
*Cream of Celery Soup
*Cream of Mushroom Soup
*Green Chili Hamburger Soup
*Green Chili Potato Soup
*Green Chili Stew
*Hamburger Pasta Soup
*Harvest Chicken-n-Rice Soup
*Italian Bean Soup
*Minestrone Soup
*Navy Bean Soup
*Pasta Veggie Soup
*Potato Soup
*Southwest Chicken Stew
*Spicy Corn Chowder Soup
*Spicy Potato Soup
*Texas Sausage-n-Bean Soup
*Tex Mex Pasta Soup
*Tortilla Pasta Soup
*Wild Rice-n-Mushroom Soup

For more information on products by Mixes From The Heartland and to purchase any of these products, please visit their website at

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Gluten Free Chex [New Varieties!]

General Mills not too long ago introduced Gluten Free Rice Chex to the market and now they are adding 5 new, delicious, gluten free chex cereals to their product line!

The latest additions are:

*Corn Chex
*Honey Nut Chex

*Chocolate Chex

*Cinnamon Chex
*Strawberry Chex

The great thing about these cereals is that they can be found at supermarkets nationwide and are clearly labeled "Gluten Free" across the front of the package. General Mills has taken many steps to ensure against cross-contamination so that you can feel secure in knowing that your food is truly gluten free!

One serving of Gluten Free Chex cereal contains at least 8 grams of whole grains and less than 10 grams of sugar making it a healthy breakfast!

If you visit their website at, you can find many great gluten free recipes that you can make using gluten free chex cereal.

You can also purchase General Mills Gluten Free Rice Chex at Ms. Celiac's Market!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Gluten Free Corn Pasta!

I know some of you on a gluten free diet prefer rice pasta while there are others who only eat corn pasta. I've written in the past about some of the best brands of rice pasta, so I thought I should take the time to mention a great brand of corn pasta.

Sam Mills recently sent me a box of their tasty corn pasta. Not only is it gluten free but it is low in fat, GMO free, cholesterol free, egg free, soy free, dairy free, and kosher!

Their corn pasta is available in the following varieties:

*Lasagne Corte
*Spaghetti (New)

*Tubetti Rigati

*Penne Rigate

*Cornetti Rigati




And one of the best things about this pasta is that it retails for only $1.99 for a 1lb. bag! That is much, much, much cheaper than most gluten free pasta!

For more information on Sam Mills USA Gluten Free Corn Pasta, please visit!

You may also purchase Sam Mills pasta at Ms. Celiac's Market!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Gluten Free At Nice Matin!

Last night, I was able to try a great restaurant called Nice Matin on NYC's upper west side. The restaurant is open everyday for breakfast, lunch (on the weekends brunch), and dinner. The best part is that they have a gluten free menu!

The gluten free dinner menu includes a variety of hor d'oeuvres, salads, and sides. The entrees are as follows:

*Pan Roasted Chicken Breast
[quinoa, roasted corn, scallions, cranberry beans, cucumbers, & chicken jus]

*Chicken Paillard
[red & yellow endive salad with haricots verts, fennel, grapefruit, tomatoes & white balsamic vinaigrette]

*Duck Magret
[broccolini preserved lemon & fingerling potatoes with peach compote]

*Atlantic Cod
[ragout of Hudson Valley tomatoes & summer squash with roasted tomato broth, tapenade & basil aioli]

*Moules Mariniere
[white wine sauce with tomatoes, herbs & rouille]

*Pasta Forte
[bacon, dandelion, tomatoes, ricotta, garlic & jalapeno]

*Grilled Salmon
[grilled asparagus, quinoa tabbouleh, eggplant puree, harissa & zucchini pesto]

*Red Snapper

[lemon sabayon, artichokes, peppers, olives & capers]

*Grilled Leg of Lamb
[tomato salad with summer beans, red onions, imported feta cheese & pesto]

*Veal Escalopes
[shitake mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, fresh thyme, garlic, swiss chard & marsala wine sauce]

*Hangar Steak Au Poivre
[braised spinach & pommes puree]

*Five Napkin Burger
[sauteed onions, comte cheese & aioli on Katz's gluten free kaiser roll, served with salad]

I had the Duck Magret for my entree and it was absolutely delicious!

For dessert, they had a great selection of gluten free items including:

*Vanilla Creme Brulee [mixed berries]

*Dark Chocolate Pot Au Creme [chantilly cream]

*Almond and Coconut Ice Cream

*Champagne Grapefruit Sorbet and Vanilla Yogurt Sorbet

*Berries & Cream

*Cheese Plate

I had the Dark Chocolate Pot Au Creme which tasted like a rich mousse.

For more information, please visit or visit them at:

Nice Matin
201 West 79th Street (& Amsterdam Ave.)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Let's Bake Gluten Free Challah!

Last night I decided to bake some gluten free chocolate chip challah! The recipe wasn't too difficult and it turned out great!

You will need the following gluten free ingredients:

[Yields: 1 Loaf Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Challah ]

* 1 package active dry yeast
* 1 teaspoon sugar
* 1 cup warm water
* 1 1/2 cups cornstarch
* 3/4 cup white rice flour
* 1/2 cup brown rice flour
* 1/4 cup tapioca flour
* 3 tbsp. almond meal
* 1 tbsp. xanthan gum
* 1 tsp. salt
* 2 tbsp. dry potato flakes (or instant mashed)
* 1/4 cup melted butter
* 1/4 cup honey
* 4 eggs + 1 extra yolk (room temperature)
* 1/8 tsp. vanilla extract
* 1/2 cup chocolate chips
* PAM Butter Spray

Now, for the directions:

1) Add yeast and sugar to warm water. Cover with plastic wrap. Let sit in oven with oven light on for 10 minutes.

2) Mix cornstarch, white rice flour, brown rice flour, tapioca flour, almond meal, xanthan gum, salt, and potato flakes in mixer.

3) With mixer running, add yeast mixture. Then add melted butter and honey.

4) Add eggs and vanilla extract to mixture. Mix until blended. Then beat on high speed for 2 minutes. Fold in chocolate chips.

5) Spoon batter into a greased 9x5 inch loaf pan.

6) Wet hand and use to smooth top surface of batter.

7) Cover pan with plastic wrap sprayed underneath with Pam butter spray.

8) Let rise for about 45 minutes.

9) Cut 2 diagonal lines across top of bread to allow steam to escape.

10) Sprinkle a few additional chocolate chips on top.

11) Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes. After first 20 minutes, cover with foil.

12) Rub top with butter and then let cool.



Friday, September 18, 2009

Happy Rosh Hashanah!!!

So, tonight begins Rosh Hashanah and for those of you craving your traditional holiday dishes, you need not fear. I've gathered some recipes for gluten free versions of all of your favorites!

First, I recommend you check out the blog, Elana's Pantry. She provides the perfect Rosh Hashanah gluten free menu with recipes for:

*Pomegranate Salad
*Peach Chicken
*Spinach Cake
*Honey Cake

And you also absolutely must visit the blog,
Gluten-Free Bay for recipes for:

*Roasted Butternut Squash, Marcona Almond, and Pomegranate Salad
*Potato Kugel
*Honey Cake

Also, be sure to check out the blog, I Am Gluten Free, for another great challah recipe!

And for some
ready-made challah rolls, check out Katz Gluten Free award-winning challah rolls!



Popeye Pasta!

Here's a gluten free recipe that I made recently that I think you will all enjoy:


INGREDIENTS - (Serves 4)

*8 ounces gluten free pasta
*2 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
*2 garlic cloves, minced

*2 1/2 tbsp. lemon juice

*1 (10 ounce) package of baby spinach

*1/3 cup parmesan cheese

*1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes (halved)


Cook pasta according to package directions / Drain / Place in large serving bowl

In a large skillet, heat over medium heat 1 tbsp oil and add garlic and 1 tbsp lemon juice / Cook for 1 minute - stirring

Increase heat to medium high and add spinach / stir for 2-3 minutes / remove from heat / toss with pasta

In a medium bowl, combine remaining 1 1/2 tbsp oil and 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice / stir in cheese and tomatoes

Add tomato mixture to pasta/spinach mixture / toss

Season with salt and pepper and serve!

I hope everyone enjoys this tasty gluten free pasta recipe!

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Kasha, Kasha, Kasha!

One of my favorite breakfast foods is to have either kasha or cream of buckwheat by Pocono from Birkett Mills.

In addition to being gluten free and 100% pure buckwheat it is also high in protein, low in fat and sodium, and has no cholesterol plus it is certified USDA organic!

And I love topping it off with some fresh berries or pomegranate seeds!

You can find Pocono Kasha and Cream of Buckwheat at leading health food stores, supermarkets, and many other retailers.

For more information, please visit

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Here's A Wonderfully Useful iPhone Application!

Last month, Zeer, the creators of the new iPhone application glutenScan gave me an online tour of their latest product. I was very impressed but wasn't able to discuss it with all of you until it was approved and available for purchase. Now that time has come and I am very excited to share information about this latest iPhone application with you!

glutenScan allows consumers to find gluten free groceries while out and about. It allows you select a product while shopping and search for it on your iPhone app by product name, category, or UPC. In addition to
providing information on the gluten free status of a product it also will give you the date that the information was confirmed and the ability to call the product manufacturer at the touch of a button.

Currently, glutenScan has over 30,000 products and more than 10,000 manufacturers in its database and 500 products are added or updated each week.

And if the product you are looking for is not gluten free or not available at the store, it will provide you with a list of gluten free alternatives!

glutenScan by Zeer is available to purchase at the iPhone App store ( via a subscription basis. The initial download is $1.99 for 30 days or you can sign up for 90 days at $3.99.

For more information, please visit

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Delicious New Bread By Katz!

A brand that I have mentioned on this site before, Katz Gluten Free, has introduced a new bread to their current product line. I was lucky enough to receive a sample loaf of this new Wholesome Bread.

The Wholesome Bread, in my opinion, has a really super whole grain taste to it. It is also a great source of fiber and protein and is made out of garfava bean, teff, coconut, chia seed, flax seed, and honey. It retails for $7.99 and is stored frozen.

All of the products by
Katz are gluten free, dairy free, nut free, and kosher.

current product list includes:

Challah / Bread -
*Wholesome Bread (New)

*Small Challah Rolls

*Large Challah Rolls

*Whole Grain Bread
*White Bread

*Sliced Challah Bread

*Sandwich Rolls

Cake -

*Marble Cake

*Honey Loaf

Cookies -

*Vanilla Cookies
*Sugar Free Vanilla Cookies
*Colored Sprinkle Cookies

*Chocolate Dipped Cookies

*Chocolate Chip Cookies

Muffins -

*Chocolate Cup Cakes

*Vanilla Cup Cakes

Misc. -

*Pizza Crust

*Farfel (egg noodles)

*Kishka Kugel

*Bread Crumbs

Rugelech / Strip (cookies) -

*Chocolate Rugelech

*Cinnamon Rugelech

*Chocolate Strip

*Cinnamon Strip

For more information, please visit their website at

Monday, September 14, 2009

I'll Be Back Tomorrow!

Hey Everyone!

Unfortunately, there will be no post today as I was out late last night at the MTV Video Music Awards. Ms. Celiac will be back in action tomorrow.


Friday, September 11, 2009

The Fifth Season

Last week, I dined at a restaurant called the Fifth Season in Port Jefferson on Long Island. I had been meaning to visit since I heard they marked menu items "gf" for gluten free!

For one on a gluten free diet, there are quite a few options at the Fifth Season. I enjoyed the "Housemade Cavatelli" dish without the housemade berkshire pork sausage (although that is gluten free).

My gluten free pasta dish (photographed on the right) included spinach, garlic, crushed red pepper, pecorino roman cheese, and white wine pan sauce with gluten free brown rice pasta. It was delicious! The gluten free pasta is by Trader Joe's.

Other gluten free dishes include:

*Seasonal Vegetarian Soup
*Maine Lobster Bisque
*Maine Lobster Cocktail

*Organic Field Greens

*Grilled Point Judith Calamari

*Chopped Seafood Cobb Salad

*Frittata with Housemade Berkshire Pork Sausage, Pecorino Romano Cheese & Heirloom Tomato

*Housemade Cavatelli with Housemade Berkshire Pork Sausage, Spinach, Garlic, Crushed Red Pepper, Pecorino Roman Cheese, White Wine Pan Sauce with Gluten Free Brown Rice Pasta

*Housemade Sweet Corn Ravioli with Ragout of Long Island Corn, Braised Leeks and Tomatoes and Micro Basil with Gluten Free Brown Rice Pasta

*Roasted Organic Frenched Chicken Breast

*Steak Frites

*Oven Roasted Filet Mignon



The restaurant is located at 34 East Broadway in Port Jefferson, New York. It is open for Brunch and Dinner on the weekends and for Lunch and Dinner during the week.

For more information, please visit them at

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Let's Go To The Olive Garden!

Another mainstream restaurant has gone gluten free! This time it is the Italian chain, the Olive Garden!

The Olive Garden has a Garden Fare Menu that offers low fat, low carb, gluten free, and no sugar added options for its' customers. The gluten free menu offers an assortment of choices including gluten free penne pasta! The gluten free options include:

*Garden Fresh Salad - [no croutons, house salad tossed with Italian dressing]

*Caesar Salad - [no croutons]

*Pennine Rigate with Marinara - [marinara sauce made with a blend of tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, and Italian herbs and served over gluten free penne pasta]

*Steak Toscano - [grilled 14 oz. choice center cut Strip steak brushed with Italian herbs and extra virgin olive oil and served with grilled vegetables]

*Herb-Grilled Salmon - [salmon filet brushed with Italian herbs and extra virgin olive oil and served with broccoli and red bell peppers]

*Mixed Grill - [skewers of grilled steak and chicken marinated in Italian herbs and extra virgin olive oil and served with broccoli and grilled vegetables]

*Children's Grilled Chicken - [grilled chicken breast served with broccoli and grilled vegetables]

Olive Garden's Gluten Free Menu was created in accordance with the 2000 American Dietetic Association Guidelines.

Olive Garden has locations throughout the United States. In NYC, you can find them at:

-696 Avenue of the Americas (btw. 21st and 22nd st.)

-2 Times Square (Bway btw. 42nd and 43rd st.)

For more information, please visit their website at

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Pomx Tea Is Delicious!

Last week, I received a package of Pomx Tea from the company, Pom Wonderful. After sampling the tea, I am now positively addicted to it! It is one of the most refreshingly delicious gluten free teas that I've ever had.

Pomx tea is a hand-picked, whole-leaf tea with less caffeine than traditional tea. It is packed with Pomx - a highly concentrated blend of polyphenol antioxidants made with the same California pomegranates in Pom Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice. This drink has more antioxidants than red wine, green tea, grape and acai extracts!

It currently is available in 5 flavors:

*Pomegranate Lychee Green Pomx Tea (less than 3 mg of caffeine)

*Pomegranate Peach Passion White Pomx Tea (less than 3 mg of caffeine)

*Pomegranate Blackberry Pomx Tea (black tea with less than 1 mg of caffeine)

*Light Pomegranate Hibiscus Green Pomx Tea (35 calories and less than 2 mg of caffeine)

*Light Pomegranate Wildberry White Pomx Tea (35 calories and less than 1 mg of caffeine)

You can find Pomx Tea in the produce department at your local supermarket. In addition to this drink being good for you, its' container is also good for the environment. The new plastic bottles are made from 100% recyclable plastic and use less energy to produce than glass!

For more information, please visit!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

New At Legal Sea Food!

Good Morning Everyone!

I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend! Recently, I told you
about the recent revisions Legal Sea Foods has made to their gluten free menu, which includes adding gluten free dinner rolls and french rolls by Gillian's Foods to the menu.

So, over the holiday weekend I decided to visit Legal Sea Foods and try out some new items. Well, after I was seated and they discovered that I needed a gluten free menu, the waitress brought out a plate with 3 gluten free dinner rolls. They are "everything" rolls and were soft and flavorful. I didn't need to use butter!

For my entree, I was very excited to try the gluten free lobster roll, but much to my disappointment I found that they were sold out of the french rolls used to make this dish. So, I just had the lobster salad without the roll and with a side of french fries and broccoli. It was very good, I just wish I could have tried the gluten free french rolls!

Ok, well I hope you all enjoy the pictures of what I ate this past weekend at Legal Sea Foods!


Friday, September 4, 2009

Celebrate Labor Day The Ole' Fashioned Way!

It's that time of year when everyone is having barbecues with hamburgers and hot dogs and it can be a completely dreadful experience to those of us on a gluten free diet. However, it doesn't have to be as it is quite easy to prepare a completely gluten free hamburger and hot dog with the bun and everything!

Now, for the most part if your hamburger consists of ground meat and nothing else then it is gluten free. If you are on a vegetarian diet then you will want to look for a gluten free veggie burger. One that I recommend is Amy's Organic Gluten Free Veggie Burger! Things get a bit trickier with hot dogs. The following brands and varieties of hot dogs that are gluten free are:

*Applegate Farms (beef, chicken, and turkey hot dogs)
*Coleman Natural Beef Hot Dogs

*Dietz and Watson's New York Brand Deli Beef Franks, Regular Franks, and Regular Weiners
*Hebrew National Franks
*Trader Joe's Hot Dogs

*Wellshire Farms Chicken, Turkey, and Beef Franks

Now for the bread part of this meal...

Whole Foods Bakehouse sells gluten free Hamburger Buns and Trader Joe's sells French Rolls that make for a great hamburger bun.

Ener-G Foods, The Grainless Baker, and Kinnikinnick all sell gluten free hot dog buns and are available in various health food stores.

Finally, for the ketchup, go get some from Heinz and for mustard try some of Annie's Naturals!

Have a great long weekend everyone!


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Gluten Free Beer?

Beer is traditionally made with barley meaning that it has been off limits for those with Celiac Disease. Not anymore! Several breweries are starting to produce beer made from gluten free grains including sorghum, millet, rice, and buckwheat.

The following breweries in the USA have gluten free beer:

Bard's Tale Beer-
*Golden Dragon (made from 100% sorghum)

Ramapo Valley Brewery-
*Honey Lager (Kosher / Free of Cross-Contamination)

*Redbridge Beer (made from sorghum)

Sprecher Brewery- (African-style beers brewed with sorghum and millet)
*Mbege Ale
*Shakparo Ale

Lakefront Brewery -
*New Grist (made from sorghum, hops, water, rice, and gluten free yeast grown on molasses)

Microbrasserie Nouvelle France - (Available in Canada)
*La Messagere (made from rice and buckwheat)


O'Brien Brewing - (made from millet, rice, and sorghum)
*Brown Ale
*Premium Lager
*Pale Ale

Green's Gluten-Free Beers (made from millet, rice, buckwheat, and sorghum)

Nick Stafford's Hambleton Ales -

The Fine Ale Club -
*Against The Grain

Bi-Aglut -
*76 (a light ale)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Let's Have Some Gourmet Ice Cream!

For those of you that have enjoyed ice cream at Marble Slab Creamery, then you are in luck as they have many gluten free flavors! In fact, when you go to one of their locations they will provide you with a list of all of the flavors that do not contain gluten!

Now, at Marble Slab Creamery you can also get a variety of candies, fruit, and nuts to mix-in to your ice cream to create a one-of-a-kind dessert. Some of the gluten free mix-ins are:

*Peanut M&Ms
*Sliced Almonds

*Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

This fresh-made gourmet ice cream shop has locations throughout the United States and in Canada, Puerto Rico, and the United Arab Emirates.

For those of you in the NY-area, their New York location is at:

Sunrise Plaza Shopping Center
48 East Sunrise Highway
Lindenhurst, New York

For more information, please visit their website at

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Some Great Additions To Any Pantry!

One of my favorite brands of gluten free baking mixes that has been around for quite some time is by the Gluten-Free Pantry. This brand is part of the Glutino Food Group, which has a few other delicious gluten free lines as well. You can visit them at

Their current product list includes:

*Chocolate Truffle Brownie
*Yankee Cornbread
*Crisp & Crumble Topping

*Old Fashioned Cake & Cookie
*Muffin & Scone

*Chocolate Chip Cookie & Cake
*Beth's All-Purpose GF Baking Flour
*Perfect Pie Crust
*Decadent Chocolate Cake
*Favorite Sandwich Bread
*Coffee Cake Mix
*French Bread and Pizza Mix
*Spice Cake & Gingerbread
*Brown Rice Pancake
*Quick Mix

In addition to their gluten free baking mixes they also produce gluten free olive oil & garlic croutons and gluten free frozen products including chocolate chunk cookie dough delights and buckwheat raisin cookie dough delights.

Gluten-Free Pantry products are sold at natural food stores throughout North America. You can also purchase them online at or at Ms. Celiac's Market!