Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween!!!

For those of you that are planning on going trick-or-treating tomorrow then you are in luck because there are many gluten free candies that you can enjoy!

Below I provide a list of many common gluten free candies that are given out on this holiday. As always, I recommend that you double-check with the manufacturers as product ingredients are constantly changing.

2009 Gluten Free Halloween Candy List:

*3 Musketeers
*Almond Joy
*Baby Ruth
*Bazooka Big Mix
*Betty Crocker Fruit by the Foot
*Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks
*Brach's Candy Corn
*Brach's Mellowcreme Pumpkins
*Charleston Chew
*Charms Blow Pops
*Charms Candy Carnival Package
*Cracker Jack
*Disney Halloween Candy Mix
*Dots Gumdrops
*Farley's Candy Corn
*Farley's Kiddie Mix
*Good & Plenty
*Heath Milk Chocolate English Toffee Bar Snack Size
*Hershey's Kisses
*Hot Tamales
*Jelly Belly Candy Corn
*Jelly Belly Jelly Beans
*Jolly Rancher
*Junior Mints
*Kraft Jet-Puffed Boo Mallows Marshmallows
*Mike and Ike
*Milk Duds
*Mr. Goodbar
*Now and Laters
*Pez Candy
*Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
*Sour Patch Soft and Chewy Candy Kids
*Swedish Fish
*Tootsie Pops
*Tootsie Rolls
*Welch's Fruit Snacks
*Wonka Laffy Taffy
*Wonka Lik-M-Aid Fun Dip
*Wonka Nerds
*Wonka Pixy Stix
*Wonka Runts (Chewy and Original)
*Wonka Sweetarts
*York Peppermint Patty

I hope everyone has a Happy Halloween!


Sorry for the lack of posts this week - I'm not sure when I will be posting again on a regular basis. My cocker spaniel, Mutsy, passed away earlier this week from what is believed to be an allergic reaction to her first chemotherapy treatment to treat lymphoma. I had spent about 13 years with her and we were very close. She was such a special spaniel with the best personality and spirit. However, I wanted to post today as I had written this post in advance last week and wanted to post it for everyone that is going trick-or-treating tomorrow on Halloween.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Let's Eat Worms?

So, even though I mostly feature gluten free restaurants and products, I also like to keep everyone updated on some of the latest happenings within the Celiac Disease community including the latest medical research studies.

New studies out of Australia are suggesting that the parasite, hookworm, may help those suffering from Celiac Disease. Why is this? Well, it is believed that these parasites may alter the immune system in the body.

As our culture puts the emphasis more and more on cleanliness, we have removed these organisms from our bodies where, perhaps, they should be.

There are many different types of hookworms and currently it is thought that only 2 types are supposed to be in the human body.

We still have a long way to go before the possibility of those of us with Celiac Disease start using hookworms as treatment, but more and more studies are being done to see how effective this method would be.


Monday, October 26, 2009

Soup's On!

Autumn is the perfect season to start trying out some tasty soup recipes. Good Morning America's Emeril Lagasse's Gluten-Free Whoopi Soup was selected as one of the final 3 dishes in the "Come Together" campaign.

The "Come Together" campaign was a six-week initiative led by Good Morning America, Macy's, and Feeding America to raise money to benefit food banks nationwide.

Gluten-Free Whoopi Soup Recipe: (serves 6-8)


*2 tbsp olive oil
*1 cup onion, chopped
*1 1/2 tsp salt
*1 tsp dried sage
*1/2 tsp nutmeg
*1/4 tsp cinnamon
*1/4 tsp allspice
*1 quart water
*1 quart chicken stock
*1 medium butternut squash (peeled, seeded, and chopped into 1-2 inch pieces)
*3 granny smith apples (peeled, cored, and chopped into 1/2 inch pieces)
*1/2 cup light brown sugar
*3 tbsp water
*1 tbsp corn starch
*juice from half a lemon
*3 tbsp whole milk or heavy cream


1) Heat olive oil in a large stockpot over high heat
2) Add onion, salt, pepper, sage, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice
3) Saute onions, stirring often, until softened, about 2 minutes
4) Add butternut squash and apples
5) Toss to combine and let cook for about 3 minutes
6) Add water, chicken stock, and brown sugar
7) Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and let simmer for 25-30 minutes
8) Puree with an immersion blender or in small batches in a food processor
9) Return all liquid to pot, if using food processor
10) Combine 3 tbsp of water and corn starch in a small bowl to create a slurry
11) Make sure there are no lumps
12) Add water to pureed soup, as needed, depending on your desired thickness

For more information on this recipe, please visit Good Morning America's website.

For more information on Feeding America, please visit

Friday, October 23, 2009

Cheese Please!

Looking for a delicious cheese crisp? Why not try the All Parmesan Gourmet Wafer Crisps from Kitchen Table Bakers. This cheesy snack is gluten free, trans fat free, sugar free, and rich in calcium and protein while being naturally low in calories and carbs!

All Parmesan Gourmet Wafer Crisps are available in the following varieties:

*Aged Parmesan
*Italian Herb
*Flax Seed
*Mini Crisps

Kitchen Table Bakers' Crisps are available at select health food stores and supermarkets including Wegman's, Whole Foods, Wild Oats, Bristol Farms, Food Emporium, D'Agostino's, etc.

You can also purchase them online at Ms. Celiac's Market!

For more information, please visit

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Have Some Pumpkin Spice!

Red Mango, the retailer of authentic nonfat frozen yogurt, has launched a new seasonal flavor. Pumpkin Spice will be available at all locations until December 31st, 2009!

Now you can enjoy the delicious flavors of autumn, as this new yogurt is bursting with the flavors of pumpkin and cinnamon. Even better news is that this is a healthy treat for yourself. A small serving contains less than 100 calories and is 100% all ntaural, fat free, gluten free, and contains no preservatives, artificial colors, and/or flavors.

Red Mango's yogurt now contains GanedenBC30, a patented strain of natural probiotic that has been shown to help support the immune system and to regulate the digestive tract.

In addition to the new Pumpkin Spice flavor, Red Mango also has the following gluten free yogurt flavors:

*Pomegranate by POM Wonderful

For more information, please visit

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Let's Go To The Bakery!

Last spring, I attended the Suffolk County Gluten Free Vendor Fair and was able to try an assortment of different gluten free bakery products. Some of the delicious samples were from a company called, The Silly-Yak Bakery.

The Silly-Yak Bakery makes gluten free breads and treats from scratch with absolutely no preservatives. They are based in Madison, Wisconsin but you can order from them online at

They have an extensive list of gluten free products. The current product list includes:

*Gluten Free Breads:
-Cheddar Onion
-Cinnamon Swirl
-Cinnamon Apple Swirl
-Classic Rice
-Cottage Dill
-Cranberry Wild Rice
-Cranberry Orange Toasting
-Garlic Cheddar
-Holly's Health
-Irish Soda
-Jalapeno Cheddar
-Multi-Seed Montina
-Onion Dill Montina
-Quinoa Poppy Seed
-Raisin Walnut Montina
-Rosemary Red Onion
-Sesame Sunflower Millet
-Spinach Feta
-Teff and Pumpkin Seed
-Tomato Basil Feta
-Tomato Parmesan Spinach
-Wild Rice and Chives

*Gluten Free Buns:
-Cheddar Onion
-Classic Rice
-Cottage Dill
-Cranberry Orange Toasting
-Cranberry Wild Rice
-Garlic Cheddar
-Holly's Health
-Jalapeno Cheddar
-Multi-Seed Montina
-Onion Dill Montina
-Quinoa Poppy Seed
-Raisin Walnut Montina
-Rosemary Red Onion
-Sesame Sunflower Millet
-Spinach Feta
-Teff and Pumpkin Seed
-Tomato Parmesan Spinach
-Wild Rice and Chives

*Gluten Free Sweet Breads:
-Blueberry Peach
-Cherry Almond
-Cranberry Almond
-Cranberry Orange
-Lemon Blueberry
-Lemon Poppy Seed
-Peach Rice

*Gluten Free Muffins:
-Almond Joy
-Almond Poppy Seed
-Apple Rice
-Blueberry Peach
-Blueberry Rice
-Cherry Almond
-Chocolate Caramel
-Chocolate Cherry
-Chocolate Mint
-Chocolate Raspberry Rice
-Cinnamon Apple Rice
-Cranberry Almond
-Cranberry Orange
-Lemon Blueberry
-Lemon Poppy Seed
-Peach Rice
-Pumpkin with Frosting
-Raspberry Rice
-Strawberry Rice

*Gluten Free Scones:
-Almond Joy
-Almond Walnut
-Cherry Chocolate
-Chocolate Raspberry
-Coffee Chocolate Chip
-Cranberry Orange
-Lemon Blueberry
-Lemon Cream
-Lemon Poppy Seed
-Maple Walnut
-Mixed Berry
-Oatmeal Blueberry
-Oatmeal Raisin
-Orange Chocolate Chip
-Peanut Butter Chocolate
-Pineapple Coconut

*Gluten Free Cookies:
-Chocolate Chip
-Chocolate Pecan
-Cranberry Oatmeal Walnut
-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip
-Oatmeal Raisin
-Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
-Peanut Butter
-Raisin Pecan

*Gluten Free Pizza Crusts:
-8 inch
-8 inch (Casein Free)

*Gluten Free Brownies:

*Gluten Free Cakes and Cupcakes:
-Chocolate Rice Cake
-Classic Rice Cake
-Frosted Chocolate Cupcake
-Frosted Chocolate Rice Cake
-Frosted Vanilla Cupcake
-Frosted Vanilla Rice Cake
-Marble Rice Cake

*Gluten Free Majestic Valley Sour Cream Coffee Cake:
-Apple Walnut
-Cranberry Almond
-Pumpkin Pecan

*Gluten Free Pies:
-Apple Caramel
-Apple Crisp
-Cherry Crisp
-Dutch Apple
-Peach Pecan

*Gluten Free Turnover Pastries:

*Gluten Free Biscotti:

*Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls:
-Casein Free Cinnamon Rolls

*Gluten Free Bites:
-Jalapeno Cheddar

*Gluten Free Dry Goods and Mixes:
-Granola with Fruit
-Holiday Cut-Out Cookie Dough Mix
-Holly's Flour Mix
-Classic Rice Bread Mix
-Flap Jack Mix
-Pie Crust Mix
-Scone Mix
-Snickerdoodle Cookie Mix

For more information, be sure to visit The Silly-Yak Bakery at

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

POM Wonderful - New Flavors

I was recently sent two of the new flavors of POM Wonderful to review. I've always enjoyed the Pom Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice so I was excited to have the opportunity to try out these new additions! Both the POM Kiwi and the POM Nectarine were full of flavor and an absolutely refreshing drink!

POM Wonderful
contains no added sugars, preservatives, or colors and is a good source of potassium. It is also gluten free and flash pasteurized to retain flavor and nutrients, as well as, being certified kosher.

The new flavors of POM Wonderful include:

*POM Blueberry
*POM Cherry
*POM Mango
*POM Kiwi
*POM Nectarine

You can find POM Wonderful in the refrigerated section of the produce department of your local supermarket. For more information, please visit

Monday, October 19, 2009

Perhaps The Perfect Flour!

For those of you who have not tried Domata Living Flour, you are truly missing out! It is one of the few gluten free flours that makes products that taste as good as the real thing! In addition to being gluten free, this flour is also casein free and sugar free.

The products that they sell directly to customers include an All Purpose Gluten Free Casein Free Flour, a Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix, and a Gluten Free Casein Free Seasoned Flour.

Domata Living Flour also provides the flour for some of the following brands' gluten free products:

*Bella Monica
*Caesar's Pasta Company

*Conte's Pasta Company
*Delorio Frozen Dough Company

*Dutch Country Soft Pretzels
*JM Garret Food

*JHS Foods

*Nuovo Pasta Productions

For more information on Domata Living Flour, please check out their website at

Friday, October 16, 2009

Try Some Delicious Baked Goods!

French Meadow Bakery produces a line of gluten free products that are certified gluten free by The Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO), a program of the Gluten Intolerance Group.

They are also a proud sponsor of the Celiac Disase Foundation! And if you visit their website at, you can download and print-out a $1 off coupon to use on any of their gluten-free products!

Their current gluten free product list includes:

*Cinnamon Raisin Bread
*Italian Rolls

*Pizza Crust

*Multigrain Bread

*Sandwich Bread

*Chocolate Chip Cookies
*Fudge Brownies

*Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
*Fudge Brownie Bites

French Meadow Bakery products are available at many health food stores. For more information, please visit them on the web at

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"Simple Joys" Contest Winner

I would like to take the time to announce the winner of our latest contest...and the "SimpleJoys" prize pack goes to Steph Smucker of Orrville, Ohio! Congratulations!

She will be receiving 2 boxes of Betty Crocker Fruit-Flavored Snacks + a retro Pick 'em Up Sticks game, a light-up yo-yo, and a classic frisbee (pictured below) courtesy of MyBlogSpark.

Bake Some Yummy Gluten Free Mixes!

For those of you looking for some delicious, yet simple, baking mixes why not try products by Food-Tek, Inc ?

Their baking mixes are gluten free, nut free, and trans-fat free and are quick and easy to prepare and full of key nutrients that are lacking in most gluten free diets!

The current product list includes:

*Fast & Fresh Products (just add water) -
-Minute Yellow Cake Mix
-Minute Cinnamon Coffee Cake Mix
-Minute Chocolate Cake Mix
-Minute White Cake Mix
-Minute Pizza Crust Mix
-Minute Double Chocolate Cake Mix
-Minute Gooey Brownie Decadence
-Minute White Bread Mix
-Minute Cornbread Mix
-Vanilla Flavored Icing
-Minute Hamburger Bun Mix
-Chocolate Flavored Icing
-Minute Waffle Mix

*Quick-Bake Products (just add water and butter) -
-Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
-Sugar Cookie Mix
-Double Chocolate Chip Cookie mix
-Biscuit Mix

*Quick-Bake Kids (just add water) -
-Chocolate Chip Cookie
-Chocolate Cookie / Sugar Cookie
-Chocolate Cake / Yellow Cake

Food-Tek products are currently available at select health food stores in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

They are also available at Ms. Celiac's Market.

For more information, please visit

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Try Some New Harvest Naturals

Last week, I discovered these delicious gluten free Pound Cake Mini's by a brand known as New Harvest Naturals.

New Harvest Naturals has three gluten free branches: Kosher Naturals Gluten-Free Bakery, New Harvest Naturals Gluten-Free Bakery, and New Harvest Gluten-Free Kitchen.

The Kosher Naturals Gluten-Free Bakery offers 4 different types of gluten free and dairy free challah muffins. The varieties include: original, blueberry, toasted onion, and chocolate chip.

The New Harvest Naturals Gluten-Free Bakery offers Pound Cake Mini's that are dairy free, casein free, and kosher and come in classic, marble, and raisin. I tried the marble and they were very good!

And finally, New Harvest Gluten-Free Kitchen produces chicken meatballs that are free of trans-fats and are also dairy free and kosher and are available in traditional and Italian style.

All of their products are made in a dedicated gluten free facility and are available at health food stores.

For more information, please visit their website at

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Weekend Update

Hey Everyone!

I thought it was a good time to check-in with all of my readers! I just wanted to let you know ahead of time that there will be no posts on both Monday and Thursday this week. However, we do have our 3rd contest ending on Wednesday at noon EST this week! So, if you haven't already, send an email to with "Simple Joys" in the subject line and your name + address in the body of the email for a chance to win a prize pack consisting of gluten free Betty Crocker fruit snacks + some cool games!

I also wanted to let everyone know that Ms. Celiac will be getting a face-lift this autumn, so hopefully in the near future you will be seeing a new and improved website. If you have any site suggestions or comments, please feel free to email them to me at I promise I will read all of your emails!

I also want to remind everyone to check out Ms. Celiac's Market. It's a great place to stock up on all of your gluten free goods. Many of the items are available in bulk size for awesome deals, so be sure to check it out! We currently carry the following brands:

*Pamela's Products
*Cherrybrook Kitchen
*Arrowhead Mills
*The Gluten-Free Pantry
*Ener-G Foods
*Betty Crocker
*Bob's Red Mill
*Food-Tek, Inc.
*Enjoy Life
*Aunt Gussie's
*Jelly Belly
*Crispy Cat
*Tropical Source
*Mrs. May's
*Mary's Gone Crackers
*Celestial Seasonings
*Dr. Brandt
*Kind Bars
*Balance Bars
*Bakery On Main
*Sam Mills
*Rice Chex
*Kernel Season's
*Simply Organic

Ms. Celiac's Market is constantly being updated with new brands & products so be sure to keep checking it out for the latest and greatest!

Also, if you are looking for some fun merchandise (t-shirts + bags), check out Ms. Celiac's Shop where you can get some items to wear and display your gluten free pride!

And if you haven't already, be sure to follow Ms. Celiac on Twitter @MsCeliacSays and to join our Facebook group.

Ok, well I hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend!


Friday, October 9, 2009

Gluten Free Shopping on Long Island!

A great place to shop for gluten free groceries on Long Island is The Diet Shop located in Ronkonkoma. They are open 7 days a week and have quite a large selection of gluten free products!

Some of my favorite items that have been featured on this site and are available at their store include products by:

*Bakery on Main
*Cherrybrook Kitchen
*EnerG Foods
*Enjoy Life
*Gillian's Foods
*Shabtai Gourmet

This is only a brief list of the many brands of gluten free products that they carry. If you can't get to their store, then you can also purchase these products on the web at

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Enjoy Some Jake Bakes!

Jake Bakes is a company that makes a variety of tasty treats that are gluten free, egg free, tree nut free, dairy free, peanut free, and shellfish free! In addition to being free of these allergens, they are also trans fat free and vegan friendly!

Jake Bakes always uses the highest quality ingredients and chooses organic and fair-trade when possible. They are also made in a dedicated bakery free of gluten, dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, and shellfish.

Their current product list includes:

Cookies -
*Oatty Chocolate Chip Cookies
*Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
*Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
*Chewy Gingerbread Cookies
*Double Chocolate Ginger Cookies

Granola -
*Farmer's Market Granola
*Agave Granola
*Chocolate Granola with Dried Cranberries
*Chocolate Chocolate Granola

Marshmallows -
*Vanilla Bean Marshmallows
*Strawberry Marshmallows

Caramel Corn -
*Caramel Corn
*Sweet Spiced Caramel Corn

You can purchase these great products by visiting Jake Bakes online or at select health food stores in New Jersey and Tennessee.

For more information, please visit:

Jake Bakes

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Try Some "Simple Joys"! - Our 3rd Contest!

For those of you that have a sweet tooth, I recommend trying some of Betty Crocker's fruit-flavored snacks! Not only are these snacks delicious and gluten free, but they are made with real fruit and each serving has less than 100 calories!

Recently, MyBlogSpark sent me a Betty Crocker "Simple Joys" prize package that included some of these tasty treats. I absolutely loved being able to enjoy the fruit gushers, fruit roll-ups, and fruit by the foot which brought back sweet memories of childhood.

Now, in Ms. Celiac's 3rd ever contest you can enter to win the Betty Crocker "Simple Joys" prize pack that includes:

*2 packages of Betty Crocker Fruit-Flavored Snacks [Create-a bug fruit flavored snacks and a variety pack including fruit-roll ups, fruit gushers, and fruit by the foot]
*a retro Pick 'em Up Sticks game
*a light-up yo-yo

*a classic frisbee

All you have to do to participate is to submit your name and address to with "Simple Joys" in the subject line by Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 at noon EST and you will be entered to win your own Betty Crocker "Simple Joys" prize pack courtesy of MyBlogSpark.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Duane Reade Is Delicious!

One of my absolute favorite stores to go shopping at is Duane Reade. In NYC, you can find one on practically every street corner.

In fact, this month they launched a line of their own high quality and tasty products. The store brand is called, DR Delish, and offers 4 varieties of trail mixes that are all natural and gluten free!

This gluten free trail mix is priced at 2 3.5 oz bags for $5.00 and is available in the following varieties:

*Pistachio Trail Mix Crunch
*Blueberry Pomegranate Trail Mix Crunch
*Almond Crunch
*Cashew Crunch

For more information, please visit or visit your local Duane Reade and check them out!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Check Out Our September Features!

Hi Everyone!

I would like to welcome all of our new visitors and send a thank you to our many returning visitors! Without you, Ms. Celiac Says...would not be possible! The following brands were featured on this website during the month of September:

*Cookies From Home

*Little Bay Baking

*Bob's Red Mill

*Mixes From The Heartland

*General Mills Rice Chex

*Sam Mills USA

*Nice Matin

*Pocono Foods

*glutenScan by Zeer

*Katz Gluten Free

*The Fifth Season

*Olive Garden

*Pomx Tea

*Legal Sea Foods

*Bard's Tale Beer

*Ramapo Valley Brewery


*Sprecher Brewery

*Lakefront Brewery

*Microbrasserie Nouvelle France

*O'Brien Brewing

*Green's Gluten Free Beers

*Nick Stafford's Hambleton Ales

*The Fine Ale Club


*Marble Slab Creamery

*Gluten Free Pantry

And I would like to extend a special thank you to all of the brands that sent me delicious samples including Cookies From Home, Sam Mills USA, Katz Gluten Free, and Pom Wonderful!

Happy Autumn!


After Some Hard Work, It's Time To Party!

The Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center is at the forefront of patient care and research. Dr. Peter Green who is the head of the center recently had published 3 research articles on Celiac Disease.

The articles are as follows: (Click on the title to download a .pdf version)

*Mortality in Celiac Disease, Intestinal Inflammation, and Gluten Sensitivity

*Novel Immune Response to Gluten in Individuals with Schizophrenia

*The Association Between Celiac Disease, Dental Enamel Defects, and Aphthous Ulcers in a United States Cohort

I definitely recommend that all of you take the time to read these informative articles.

And in some more news from the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, they will be hosting their 8th Annual Gala Benefit on Thursday, October 15th, 2009 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York, New York.

The cocktails & silent auction will be held at 6:30 pm followed by the remarks & dinner at 7:30 pm. All food served at this event will be gluten free. For a minimum donation of $400 per person, you will get your name listed in the program and receive 1 ticket to this event.

For more information on this event, please visit:

Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center's 8th Annual Gala Benefit

For general information on the Celiac Disease Center, you may visit their website at

Friday, October 2, 2009

Try Some Crackle Bread!

If you are looking for a light gluten free cracker, you must try crackle bread. Crackle Bread is a type of gluten free cracker that is made by the brand, Natural Nectar.

Their gluten free crackle bread is available in 2 varieties: Original and Sun Dried Tomato & Oregano.

In addition to being a great gluten free snack, this product is also all natural, contains non-GMO ingredients, is fat free, cholesterol free, and has only 17 calories per slice.

Natural Nectar's Crackle Bread can be found at health food and specialty stores.

For more information, please visit them at