Friday, December 31, 2010

The End of the Year Wrap-Up!

As 2010 comes to an end, I would like to thank all of my readers for their continued support!  Ms. Celiac Says would be nothing without you!  

Tomorrow will be our 2nd Year Anniversary since starting this site on January 1st, 2009.  To celebrate, Ms. Celiac's Shop is having a MAJOR SALE starting today and lasting throughout the month of January!

Ms. Celiac's Shop is a place where you can buy products to display your gluten free pride in a fun, thought-provoking way!  We are currently selling 10 different shirts and 1 tote bag!  All items are priced below $20!

In case you missed the announcement, I will also be writing for as their Long Island Gluten Free Examiner.  You can check out my Long Island focused articles here: Long Island Gluten Free Examiner

However, I will still be writing on this site with articles geared to my local NYC readers and my national and international visitors!

To check out some of my recent articles for, please visit the links below:

Your Guide to Gluten Free Holiday Baking

Gluten Free Desserts At Sweet Karma in East Meadow

Still Riding Pizza Bringing Gluten Free Pizza to Your Local Parlor

Calagero's - A Garden City Restaurant Serving Gluten Free Pizza and Pasta

This year has been great for those of us with Celiac Disease as more companies and restaurants are starting to cater to a gluten free audience!  Snyder's of Hanover released gluten free pretzels, General Mills released a gluten free Bisquick Pancake and Baking Mix, and now Post Foods are certifying their Fruity and Cocoa Pebbles gluten free!  We can't wait to see what 2011 has in store for us!

And you know you can always count on Ms. Celiac Says to bring you the latest and greatest in gluten free events, news, products, and restaurants!

Happy New Year!


*What would YOU like to see featured on Ms. Celiac Says in 2011?  Let us know by sending an email to!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Make sure to enjoy some delicious gluten free cookies throughout the season!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Important Update!

Hey Everyone!

I wanted to let you all know that I will now be writing for in their Health & Fitness section as the Long Island Gluten Free Examiner!  You can check out my latest articles here: Long Island Gluten Free Examiner

Depending on the content, some of the articles that I write for will also be posted on Ms. Celiac Says and some of the articles will be specific to one site or the other.  Make sure to check out both sites!  To have my latest articles emailed to you from, visit my Examiner page and click "subscribe."

As always, if you have any questions, comments, ideas, or tips, feel free to email me at

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season!


Friday, December 17, 2010

Holiday Baking + Contest Winner!

So, it is time to announce the winner of the Katz Gluten Free Contest.  

Janice Wei of Buena Park, California will be receiving a sample pack of tasty treats from Katz Gluten Free.  Congratulations!!!

This week, I've started my holiday baking.  So far, I have made gluten free 7 Layer Bars, Icing Cookies, Chocolate Balls and Chocolate Layer Bars.  I am currently in the process of making gluten free Gingerbread Cookies for the first time ever - I will let you know how they turn out!

To get started on your baking, why not try out some of these recipes:
For those of you who don't like to bake or don't have time to bake, these gluten free brands have excellent baked goods:
If you haven't yet, make sure to follow Ms. Celiac on Twitter or "like" us on Facebook!

Ok, time to get back to the Gingerbread Men!


Monday, December 13, 2010

Shabtai Gourmet Wins at KosherFest 2010!!!

For the fourth time, Shabtai Gourmet has won the 1st Place Award for Best New Kosher for Passover Dessert at Kosherfest's annual New Product Competition.  This year they were chosen as the winner for their delicious new treat, Gluten Free Yidels.  These Yidels are Devils Food Mini Chocolate Swiss Rolls and are amazingly delicious!

Shabtai Gourmet has long been one of my favorite gluten free brands!  In addition to their products being gluten free they are also dairy free, peanut free, casein free, soy free, lactose free, corn free and certified Kosher and certified Kosher for Passover!  They are also baked in a dedicated facility!

Many of their products also contain no hydrogenated oils, no trans fats, no artificial colors or flavors, no preservatives, and use all natural and organic ingredients!

You can find Shabtai Gourmet products at health food stores and supermarkets and Bloomingdales' (select Eastern locations) all year round!  You may also purchase them online at  Shabtai Gourmet ships across the United States and to Puerto Rico.

Their current gluten free product list includes:

  • Fudge Brownie
  • Brownie Bites
  • Raspberry Roll
  • Swiss Chocolate Roll
  • Devils Food Seven Layer Cake
  • Florentine Lace Cookies
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Sponge Cake Loaf
  • Marble Loaf Cake
  • Bread Crumb Substitute
  • Meltaway Crumb Pecan Sandie
  • Rainbow Cookie Squares (A Favorite of Mine)
  • Mini Black & White Cookies (A Favorite of Mine)
  • Ring Ting Cupcakes
  • Apricot Roll
  • Lady Fingers
  • Seven Layer Cake - White Cake
  • 7 Inch Occasion Layer Cake
  • Chocolate Chip Biscotti
  • Honey Cake Loaf
  • Bon Bons
For more information, follow them on Twitter or "like" them on Facebook or visit their website at!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Katz Gluten Free - New Products + Giveaway!

I was lucky enough to be sent some delicious new products from Katz Gluten Free this week!  I received both the Vanilla Rugelach and the Chocolate Frosted Cupcakes!

I had previously tried both their Chocolate Rugelach and their Cinnamon Rugelach (both favorites of mine) and this new variety was equally as good!  It is more of a lighter flavor but still rather tasty!

I've always thought that Chocolate + Rainbow Sprinkles are the perfect combination and Katz's new Chocolate Frosted Cupcakes are no exception!  Once you bite into them, you will not be able to put them down!

In addition to these two new products, Katz Gluten Free has many delicious items that are perfect to serve to guests throughout the holiday season!  And during this time, there will be free shipping on all orders over $30!

Also, by visiting Katz's website you can request a Free Sample Pack (shipping applies under $30).  

And now for the Giveaways...

Thanks to Katz Gluten Free, one of our readers will be receiving a Free Sample Kit!  To enter this contest, please send us an email at with "Katz Gluten Free Giveaway" in the subject line and your name and address in the body.  Entries will be accepted until December 15th!

To enter the Grand Raffle, where the winner will receive a huge box containing one of each and every product Katz makes, visit their website at Katz Gluten Free to enter.  The drawing for this raffle will be on January 3rd, 2011!


For more information check out their Facebook Page, Twitter Page, or Website!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Let's Make Cupcakes!

I was recently sent a box of Sof'ella's Gourmet Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Mix to sample.  I chose to make some chocolate cupcakes!  These cupcakes turned out to be very moist and still stay together.  Even those not on a gluten free diet enjoyed their dark chocolate flavor!

The cupcakes were rather easy to make - all that needed to be added were butter, eggs, and water!  I used Betty Crocker's chocolate frosting to top them off!  

In addition to Sof'ella's Gourmet Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Mix they also sell a Gourmet Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Mix!  Both items are available on their website at!