Saturday, February 27, 2010

Gluten Free Pan-Asian Cuisine in NYC!

As any of you know that are on a gluten free diet, it is extremely difficult to find gluten free Chinese food.

However, those of you that live in the NYC area are in luck because Ruby Foo's, located in the heart of Times Square, has a gluten free menu!

For starters, you have the option of munching on Edamame, Chicken Lettuce Wraps, and/or a Grilled Chicken Salad Wrap.

Now for the main course the gluten free options are as follows:

*Pad Thai with Chicken and Shrimp

*Mongolian Orange Chicken

*Thai BBQ Grilled Organic Salmon

And if you are looking to add a side dish to your entree, you have the option of Chicken Fried Rice, Vegetable Fried Rice or Buddha's Feast (steamed mixed vegetables).

For dessert, you get to choose one of two tasty treats provided by the Gluten Free company, Foods By George. You can either enjoy the Chocolate Brownie topped with Fruit Salsa or the Warm Crumb Cake topped with Fresh Fruit Salad.

They also offer RedBridge (gluten free) beer for you to drink with your meal!

Ruby Foo's is located at:

1626 Broadway at 49th Street

For more information, please visit their website: Ruby Foo's

Sunday, February 21, 2010

NYC's 1st 100% Gluten Free Bakery Has Arrived!

On February 8th, 2010, Tu-lu's Gluten-Free Bakery opened in NYC's East Village. It is a 100 % dedicated gluten-free facility!

They sell a variety of gluten free products including paninis, cupcakes, muffins, brownies, and cookies.

Their current menu includes:

*Mini Cupcakes and Regular Cupcakes -

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Icing
Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Icing
Red Velvet Cake with Vanilla Cream Cheese Icing
Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Icing
Vanilla Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Icing
Vegan Chocolate Chocolate Cupcake

*Paninis -

Ham and Melted Muenster with Whole Grain Mustard
Sliced Roasted Turkey with Provolone and Herb Mayo
Peanut Butter with Sliced Bananas and Honey
3-Cheese, Basil Pesto, and Tomatoes

*Muffins -

Apple Spice (Dairy Free)

*Cookies -

Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chip
Oatmeal, Cranberry, White & Semi-Sweet Chocolate
Ginger Molasses
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie
Vegan Oatmeal, Almond Banana, Dried Cherry, Chocolate Chip (no sugar added)

*Brownies -

Dark Chocolate Brownies
Vegan Agave Brownies

*Drinks -

Regular and Decaf Coffee
Cranberry Pineapple
Brown Sugar Lemonade
Bottled Water

I have found the paninis to be absolutely delicious. I also have enjoyed the cupcakes, cookies, and muffins!

Tu-lu's Gluten-Free Bakery is open everyday from morning to night. The hours are:

Monday - Thursday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday & Saturday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sunday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm

For more information, please visit or follow them on Twitter at And don't forget to visit them in NYC at:

Tu-lu's Gluten-Free Bakery
338 East 11th Street
(between 1st and 2nd Avenue)

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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Looking for a Gluten Free Valentine's Day Gift?

If you are looking for the perfect Valentine's Day gift for someone on a gluten free diet or just would like to treat yourself to some chocolates, then you should make sure to buy some Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolates!

All of their gluten free chocolates are labeled "gluten free." This makes it very easy to determine what you can and cannot eat. I must say that their website,, has one of the largest selections of gluten free chocolates that I have seen.

For Valentine's Day they feature exclusively the Confectionista Collection (photographed above), Heart-Shaped Dessert Shells, and Bon Bons, which are all gluten free.

In addition to the above, their complete gluten free product list includes:

*Gummy Pandas -

Goji Guava with Camu Camu
Pink Grapefruit with Grapeseed
Pomegranate White Tea
Blueberry Acai
100-Calorie Gummy Pandas

*Chocolate Bars & Bark -

Solid Chocolate Bars
Chocolate Bark Bars
100-Calorie Chocolate Bars
Key Lime Bark
Blueberry Acai Bark
Peach Bark
Pumpkin Bark
Peppermint Bark
Cranberry Pecan Bark
Heavenly Marsh Pecan Bark
Almond Bark
Pecan Bark

*Chocolate Dipped Fruits -

Chocolate Covered Cranberries
Chocolate Covered Blueberries
All Natural Black Cherries
Chocolate Covered Maraschino Cherries
Chocolate Dipped Oranges
Chocolate Dipped Apricots

*Traditional Favorites -

Raspberry Cremes
Classic Creme Collection
Creme Mints
Heavenly Marsh Pecan Bars
Fine Almond Marzipan
English Almond Toffee
Chocolate Caramel Lollipops

*Caramels -

Vanilla Caramels
Bite-Sized Caramel Collection
Bite-Sized Caramel Sampler
Bear Claws
Soft European Caramels

*Easter -

Bissinger's Eggs
Foil Carrots

*Organic -

Chocolate Buttons

*Chocolate Assortments -

Four Piece Sampler
Signature Classics
Classic Nut Collection
Fruit & Nut Clusters
Gourmet Assortment
Classic Collections

*Chocolate Covered Favorites -

Sunflower Crunch
Walnut Crunch
Almond Crunch
Pumpkin Seed Crunch
Black Sesame Crunch
Liqueur Cordials
Sumatra Mandheling Espresso Beans
Chocolate Covered Almonds
Handmade Marshmallows

*Truffles & Bon Bons -

Olive Oil Truffles
Porcini Mushroom Truffles
Fig Truffles
Bon Bons
Peanut Butter Truffles
Courvoisier Truffles
French Truffles

*Entertaining -

Liqueur Cups
Dessert Shells
Chocolate Lace
Divine Desserts
Wine Grapes
Gourmet Cocoa Blend
Drinking Chocolate

Have a happy chocolate-filled Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Cookies, Cookies, Cookies!

Glutino has always been one of my favorite gluten free brands. I enjoy snacking on everything from their crackers to their wafers to their chocolate bars to their pretzels!

Recently, they sent me a box of each of their cookies to sample. This included their Chocolate Chip Cookies, Vanilla Creme Cookies, and Chocolate Vanilla Creme Cookies. I was definitely impressed!

The Chocolate Chip Cookies were full of delicious chocolate chips and the Vanilla Creme Cookies were such a yummy snack! My favorite were the Chocolate Vanilla Creme Cookies which reminded me of the days when I used to enjoy my Oreos with a glass of milk - only now I was eating their gluten free version with a glass of soy milk - but it was just as good!

Glutino brand products are available to purchase at a variety of mainstream retailers and local health food stores. For more information, please visit their website at