Thursday, March 31, 2011

Peanut Butter!

I have loved Pamela's Products for a long time.  Their Dark Chocolate Chunk cookies are something I would not want to live without.

Recently, I was sent a box of their Peanut Butter cookies to sample.  This cookie is soft and chewy and gives off a delicious peanut butter aroma.  It even has little pieces of peanuts chopped up and spread throughout the cookie.  I really enjoyed it!

The cookies are good enough to eat as is but I decided to get a little creative and make a "cookie sandwich" with these cookies.  I took 2 of the peanut butter cookies and put a piece of gluten free chocolate in the middle and heated it in the microwave for a few seconds.  The result was delicious!

If you haven't yet tried Pamela's Products Peanut Butter cookies, I suggest you look for them the next time you're at the grocery store!  You won't be disappointed!  And I love that in addition to being gluten free, they are dairy free, corn free, potato free, and soy free.

These cookies are also free of trans-fats and are sweetened with only molasses, grape juice, and rice syrup. They are certified Kosher too.

For more information, visit Pamela's Products at or check them out at your local supermarket or health food store.

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

Monday, March 21, 2011

Naked Pizza?

Naked Pizza is a pizza company that offers a healthier version of a tasty classic!  Their dough, sauce, and cheese contain no additives or preservatives and they don't add sugar or butter into their dough or sauce.  The pizza contains healthy prebiotics and probiotics and does not contain any trans fats and the mozzarella cheese is made using skim milk.

However, the best part of Naked Pizza is that they offer the option of a gluten free crust!  To order at a Naked Pizza location, you just follow these simple directions:

  1. Pick a size (gluten free is only available in 12'')
  2. Choose a crust (gluten free!)
  3. Get dressed up:
    1. Flora - Sun-Dried Tomato, Jalapeno, Black Beans, Fire-Roasted Red Pepper, Cilantro, Artichoke, Pineapple, Spinach, Garlic, Fresh Basil, Mushroom, Tomato, Bell Pepper, Red Onion, Black Olive
    2. Fauna - Chicken, Hamburger, Pepperoni, Sausage, Ham
    3. Say (Cheese!) - Mozzarella, Feta, Cheddar
Naked Pizza is also available for delivery!  Current locations include: 
  • San Diego, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • Altamonte Springs, FL
  • Lexington, KY
  • Louisville, KY
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Lafayette, LA
  • Brighton, MA
  • Brookline, MA
  • Victor, NY
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Dubai Marina, Dubai
Naked Pizza is coming soon in the following regions:
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Boulder, CO
  • Denver, CO
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Winter Springs, FL
  • Coral Gables, FL
  • Miami Beach, FL
  • Metairie, LA
  • Bethesda, MD
  • College Park, MD
  • Princeton, NJ
  • Rochester, NY
  • Arlington, VA
  • McLean, VA
  • Reston, VA
  • Dubailand, Dubai
Plus 2 locations will be opening soon in the NYC area!  One will be located downtown at 150 East 14th Street at Irving Place and the second will be located uptown at 954 Third Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets!

For more information, please visit or check out their various other social media sites...

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Tomorrow is Macaron Day in NYC!

I have always loved macarons and I loved them even more after discovering that they are gluten free!  The traditional French macaron is made out of ground almonds, sugar, and egg whites.  If you are in the NYC area, tomorrow is the 2nd Annual Macaron Day!  This means you can go to any participating macaron shop and pick-up a free macaron!

The list of participating vendors includes:

  • Almondine Bakery
  • Bisousciao. MACARONS
  • Bouchon Bakery
  • Butterfield Market
  • Cannelle Patisserie
  • DessertTruck Works
  • FC Chocolate Bar at The Plaza Hotel
  • Francois Payard Bakery
  • Jacques Torres Chocolate
  • La Maison du Chocolat
  • La Renaissance Bakery
  • Mad-Mac "The Authentic French Macarons"
  • Macaron Cafe
If you decide to purchase additional macarons, many of the participating locations will be donating a portion of the day's macaron sales to City Harvest.

For more information, please visit

Friday, March 18, 2011

Challenge Yourself!

Pamela's Products has partnered again with the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) for the 2nd Annual Gluten-Free Challenge.  This event will take place the weekend of May 21st to May 22nd, 2011 during Celiac Awareness Month.

This event aims to prove that one can enjoy food on a gluten free diet.  Last year, more than 1500 people signed up to eat entirely gluten free for one weekend.

Sign-up for the Gluten-Free Challenge by visiting  The official launch will be on April 21st, 2011, when participants will start to receive a recipe/tip everyday for 30 days.  In addition to the recipes and tips, there will also be coupons, weekly giveaways and more.

By visiting the website, you may also check out archived tips & recipes from last year's challenge.  For more information, please visit

Below I have included an example of one of the recipes featured in the past.

Blueberry Corn Pancakes


  • 1-1/2 cups Pamela's Baking & Pancake Mix
  • 1/2 cups Pamela's Cornbread & Muffin Mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup soy milk (substitute with regular milk or water)
  • dash of salt
  • basket of berries
  • optional: 1 ear of cooked corn off the cob (or 1 cup frozen)

Mix dry ingredients.  Mix liquid ingredients and add to dry mixture.  Pour 1/4 cup batter onto the pan, (sprinkle corn kernels into batter if using), then sprinkle blueberries onto baking pancakes.  Flip when browned on the first side.  Serve with blueberries or maple syrup.

And The Winner Is...

Congratulations to the winner of the Gluten-Free on a Shoestring contest!  Nicole Potter of Irvine, California will be receiving a brand new copy of this book!

If you would like to order your own copy, you can by visiting Ms. Celiac's Market!

Thank you to everyone who entered!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Gluten-Free on a Shoestring?

Whether you've been on the gluten free diet for a long time or you are just starting out, you've no doubt realized that it can be very expensive.

Nicole Hunn, the personality behind the Gluten-Free on a Shoestring blog, has written a book on how to spend the least amount of money possible while on a gluten free diet.  She gives advice on what products to buy and where to buy them and includes 125 easy recipes for you to try.

In an excerpt from her book, Gluten-Free on a Shoestring, she writes,
"In fact, the Canadian Dietetic Practice and Research reported that gluten-free foods can cost nearly 250 percent more than conventional foods.  If you're newly gluten-free, you're probably still suffering from sticker shock.  One day, you're spending a modest $2.50 for a loaf of bread at the supermarket, and the next, you're paying $8.00 or more for a gluten-free version.  Or you go from paying $1.99 for a whole box of chocolate chip cookies to paying $7.00 for a tiny package of just six."

There are a wide variety of recipes in her book and she includes advice about how to alter them so that they are dairy free, as well.  Some of the delicious recipes included are:

  • Pizza Dough
  • Spinach Dip
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Coffee Cake
  • Soft Pretzels
  • Potato Gnocchi
  • Chicken Pot Pie
  • "Matzoh" Ball Soup
  • Black and White Cookies
You can purchase this book at Ms. Celiac's Market or at your local bookstore.

We are also giving away a copy of the book to one of our lucky readers!  If you would like to be entered for a chance to win, Gluten-Free on a Shoestring by Nicole Hunn, please send an email to with "Book Contest" in the subject line and your name, address, and phone number in the body of the email.  The contest ends on Wednesday, March 16th at noon!

Good luck!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Time to Bowl!

On Sunday, March 27th, Randi and Rob Albertelli are hosting a Gluten Free Bowling Bash to benefit the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University.

It will be held in Syosset, New York at AMF Syosset Lanes (111 Eileen Way).

The cost is $30 per person and includes:

  • unlimited bowling
  • gluten free refreshments
  • silent auction (checks and credit cards will be accepted)
Make sure to register for this event in advance by emailing Randi Albertelli for more information.

To read more about the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, visit their website by clicking on the following link:

Monday, March 7, 2011

Congratulations To...

Congratulations to Dan Fatzler of Little Falls, New Jersey - the winner of the Katz Gluten Free Giveaway!

As mentioned previously, the winner will receive a dozen gluten free hamburger buns!

Thank you to everyone for entering and stay tuned for many more contests and giveaways!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Monthly Round-Up!

As another month comes to a close, we are glad to have been able to feature so many great gluten free products!  If you missed any of those articles, check them out below:

Take Some Time to Enjoy Life
Gluten Free Choices at Boston Market
Celebrate Valentine's Day with Shabtai Gourmet
Spend a Gluten Free Evening with the Paul Taylor Dance Company
Get Energy NOW!
Last Minute Gluten Free Valentine's Day Ideas
Beanitos - My New Favorite Chip!
Travel Time!
The Nogii Super Protein Bar Has Arrived!

Also, if you haven't entered yet, be sure to read our review on Katz Gluten Free's latest product - hamburger buns and enter the giveaway!

This month we also re-stocked Ms. Celiac's Market - making sure that we were only selling the absolute highest quality gluten free products!  You can check out our store here:  Ms. Celiac's Market

We are still writing for the Long Island Gluten Free Examiner, so if you are interested in reading those locally-focused articles, click here:  Long Island Gluten Free Examiner

According to, the US Market for Gluten Free foods has reached $2.6 billion this past year.  It is predicted to exceed $5 billion by 2015.  This is great news for all of us on a gluten free diet as it most likely means we will be seeing more new products pop up on shelves.

One new product that is expected to hit shelves in late May 2011, is a gluten free version of Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal.  Stay tuned for more information!

I've recently discovered a new flavor of soup by Kettle Cuisine that I just love!  It's their Thai Curry Chicken Soup!  If you've never tried it, look for it at your local health food store!

Have a fantastic March and let's hope this warmer weather keeps up!


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