Siete Family Foods launches new Grain Free Tortilla Chips

Look out chip aisle, there are new players in town! While we’ve recently seen a prevalence of grain-free snacks to munch on, Siete Family Foods has taken it a step further with grain-free tortilla chips made from anti-inflammatory ingredients like cassava flour. 


Over the summer I tried Siete’s grain free tortillas, which I loved, so I was thrilled to learn about their new line of chips and even more thrilled to try them! 

Made with cassava flour, avocado oil, and other real food ingredients, the chips come in three classic flavor varieties: Sea Salt, Nacho, and Lime. With demand for anti-inflammatory and better-for-you snacks on the rise, Siete’s chips satisfy both taste and dietary needs.


My favorite flavor is Sea Salt. It tastes like a fresh tortilla chip you would expect from a Mexican restaurant. The avocado oil gives it a delicious and slightly oily flavor that I love. These are my new favorite chips! We served them during Sunday’s football party and our friends devoured them! I will definitely be getting more before our Superbowl party!

All three varieties of Siete Grain Free Tortilla Chips are Non-GMO Project Verified, Gluten-Free Certified, and are completely free of corn, wheat, rice, beans, soy, and dairy. The paleo and vegan-friendly chips are perfect for snacking straight out of the bag, as well as for pairing with fresh salsa or guacamole, yum!

Siete Grain Free Tortilla Chips will be available for purchase at Whole Foods Market locations nationwide starting January 2017 (SRP $4.99) and I saw them at my local Whole Foods for the first time yesterday! Click here to find a location nearest you.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review. 


Siete Family Foods Grain Free Tortillas


Siete Family Foods, purveyor of delicious, grain-free Mexican-food, recently launch two new products: grain-free tortillas! 

The new Almond Flour and Coconut & Cassava tortillas are both gluten free, paleo, dairy free, and preservative free! While not yet certified non_GMO, the tortillas are made with high quality non-GMO ingredients. 

These tortillas are ideal for cooking or snacking, the tortillas taste, fold, and hold like a tortilla should. I’ve used the tortillas as a warp and to make burritos. When I stuffed the burrito too full of chicken, the wrap did break a little. When I didn’t go overboard on the chicken, the wrap was fine and stayed intact. 


Almond Flour Tortillas: almond flour, tapioca flour, water, sea salt, xanthan gum. (vegan)

Cassava & Coconut Tortillas: cassava flour, water, coconut flour, coconut oil, pasture-raised lard*, apple cider vinegar, sea salt, xanthan gum. *made from certified pasture-raised pork lard.

Siete Family Foods products are 100% preservative-free, so they don’t do well sitting out on the counter like preservative-soaked conventional flour tortillas. If you’re going to eat the tortillas within a week or so following purchase, then refrigerating them is perfect. If you’re not hungry for tortillas right now, or if you’re stockpiling them for a zombie apocalypse, then they’ll last even longer in the freezer. To defrost, I put the tortillas in the microwave for 20-40 seconds. 

So where can YOU buy some for yourself? Good question. The tortillas are available online and in retail locations across the country, including Whole Foods. Click here to find a location nearest you. 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review. 


¡Sabor! by Texas Pete® Mexican-Style Hot Sauce


The new ¡Sabor! by Texas Pete® Mexican-Style Hot Sauce offers a uniquely bold and balanced combination of Mexican spices, sea salt, sautéed garlic and aged peppers that is ideal for any meal or cuisine. The word “sabor” means “flavor”in Spanish—and thus, the new hot sauce is aptly named.sabor_webimage

The ultimate hot sauce, ¡Sabor! by Texas Pete® intensifies practically any dish! Try it on huevos rancheros, pizza, burgers, tacos and much more. Its spicy, garlicky base is enhanced with just the right amount of seasoning for a Mexican-style hot sauce with the perfect flavor for your favorite dishes. We used is the other night on our enchiladas and this morning on our eggs. It definitely added a kick to both dishes! 

Texas Pete® products are gluten free.


Vinegar, Aged Peppers (Peppers, Salt, Vinegar), Water, Xanthan Gum, Benzoate of Soda [To Preserve Freshness and Flavor], Sautéed Garlic Flavor, Chili Powder, Cumin, Sea Salt.

You can find Texas Pete®  products at D’Agostino and many other locations throughout NYC. To find a retail location nearest you, click here

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. 


Gluten Free Burrito Bowls from Red’s Natural Foods

Red’s Natural Foods is sharing its love for burritos one delicious bowl at a time.  Inspired by dinner one night, the CEO turned his love for goodness wrapped in a tortilla into a full line of products with delicious selections. Most recently, Red’s introduced its Burrito Bowls that are organic with non-GMO ingredient and 16 to 17 grams of protein, either chicken or beef that is not raised on antibiotics.  


Red’s has four different types of Burrito Bowls—all of them with no added hormones, preservatives or artificial ingredients! The bowls are certified gluten free and consist of either meat or veggies on a delicious bed of rice. 

  • Steak with cilantro-lime brown rice, pinto beans and roasted corn and black bean salsa
  • Chicken with cilantro-lime rice, roasted corn, black beans and tomatillo salsa
  • Veggie with cilantro-lime brown rice, roasted corn, black beans, veggies and cheddar cheese
  • Carnitas with cilantro-lime rice, roasted corn, black beans and verde salsa

If you love Mexican food like I do, these are good any day of the week and great for lunch or dinner.  Within minutes, you can have a great tasting Mexican burrito bowl that is low in calories and tastes as if you were eating at a Mexican restaurant. I was quite impressed with the flavors and freshness of the bowl and it was filling enough for me. 


Chicken Burrito Bowl Nutritional Info


INGREDIENTS: white rice, white meat chicken (white chicken meat, water, rice starch, salt), black beans, roasted tomatillos, water, canola oil, cheddar cheese (pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes & annatto), tomatillo, red bell peppers, roasted corn, cilantro, lime juice, red onions, corn starch, garlic (garlic, water), jalapenos, sea salt, sugar, olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, dried parsley. Contains: MILK.

Red’s Burrito Bowls are available at Whole Foods, CVS, Food Emporium, Fairway Market, and other leading retailers throughout the country. Click here to find a store location nearest you. 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.


CedarLane Quinoa & Vegetable Enchiladas


CedarLane Natural Foods‘ newest product is their Quinoa & Vegetable Enchiladas.

I was impressed with the nutritional composition of these enchiladas. With 340 calories, 12g of protein, 7g of fiber and 340 calories, these gluten-free enchiladas are a wholesome and delicious addition to CedarLane’s line of frozen meals. Each enchilada is packed with quinoa, black beans, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese as well as roasted Anaheim peppers, tomatillos, corn, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, yellow squash, black olives, and zucchini—all topped with a delicious Poblano Crema sauce. The Poblano Crema is tangy but not spicy and of course super flavorful.

The enchiladas are not only gluten free, but organic and all natural as well!


These are convenient, healthy, delicious and contain the super-food quinoa! When I work late – 2 nights each week for a few months in the fall and spring – I need something quick when I get home. The enchiladas can be microwaved and ready in just 3 1/2 – 4 minutes.  

CedarLane offers a variety of gluten free frozen meal options including:

– Spinach and Mushroom Egg White Omelette

– Uncured Turkey Bacon, Vegetable and Cheese Egg White Omelette

– Garden Vegetable & Mozzarella Egg White Omelette

– Green Chile, Cheese & Ranchero Sauce Egg White Omelette

– Roasted Chile And Cheese Egg White Frittata

– Spinach And Roasted Tomato Egg White Frittata

– Three Layer Enchilada Pie

– Garden Vegetable Enchiladas

– Roasted Chile Relleno

– Eggplant Parmesan

– Chile & Cheese Tamales

– Spinach & Feta Cheese Tamales

– Sweet Corn Tamales

– Roasted Vegetable Tamales


The enchiladas retail for $5 and can be found at Food Emporium, Duane Read, Acme Market, and ShopRite’s in the NY/NJ area. CedarLane products can be found at retail locations across the country. Use their Store Locator to find a location nearest you.  


Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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Tacombi Nolita // Gluten Free Menu Options

Only in New York City will you find a restaurant with an old VW bus inside, used as a taco making station. Born on the balmy beaches of the Yucatan, Tacombi began selling tacos out of a converted VW bus in Playa del Carmen. Now, comfortably parked in Nueva York, Tacombi on Elizabeth street transports people from the streets of Nolita to the streets of Mexico, offers a piece of the Mexican beachside lifestyle and shares with them the diversity of Mexican street food culture.


From the Aztecs to the taquerias of today, corn tortillas have been the foundation of Mexican cuisine. A quality tortilla is essential to a quality taco experience. Like bread, tortillas are best made and served fresh. Tacombi produces  homemade, gluten free & preservative free corn tortillas and totopos* (*totopos are fried in same fryer as gluten) onsite throughout the day. 

So if you are in the mood for DELICIOUS authentic Mexican tacos, Tacombi offers quite a few gluten free options, including: 

  • BARBACOA (Roasted black angus beef) 5.49
  • SEARED VERACRUZANA FISH (Seared dorado with olives and tomato salsa) 5.49

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  • PORK BELLY (Slow roasted berkshire pork) 5.49
  • POLLO ADOBO (Free range chicken in an achiote rub) 3.95
  • BEEF PICADILLO (Ground beef with cilantro and onion) 3.95
  • MAIZ Y POBLANO (Roasted corn with poblano chile and topped with chihuahua cheese) 3.95

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Gluten Free appetizers include 
  • TOSTADA DEL AMOR (Refried black beans and avocado) 4.95
  • CEVICHE (Fresh dorado “cooked” in fresh lime juice) tostada 5.49 | to share 11.49
  • GUACAMOLE served with homemade totopos 11.49
  • CORN ESQUITES (Toasted corn, lime & chipotle mayo) 3.95
  • RICE & BEANS (Heirloom Rancho Gordo beans) 3.49


And don’t forget about the drinks! Both non-alcholic fresh juices and cocktails are available. I loved the PALOMA, made with fresh grapefruit, club soda & tequila. Ole! 


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Saffron Road Gluten Free World Cuisine


I’ve shared on my blog about Saffron Road products before and I’m honored to be working with them again for a second post. Saffron Road makes truly great products and if you haven’t tried them yet, you need to check them out! Saffron Road offers 

Care Package from Saffron Road
Care Package from Saffron Road

CEO and founder Adnan Durrani witnessed in person the horrible tradegy of 9/11.  Through this event, he was deeply affected and wanted a way to ” soothe political, religious, cultural and social dissonance.” He took part in the Silk Road Project in 2002, which eventually led him to create the company Saffron Road. The brand launched in 2010 with frozen Indian entrees and has since expanded. Since then, Saffron Road has expanded its product line to include Middle Eastern, Thai, Korean, and Mexican cuisine and has moved beyond frozen food to broths, dried snacks, and simmer sauces. 

Selection of Gluten Free Saffron Road products

Most of Saffron Road’s products – over 70% – are free of gluten as certified by the Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO). All of the certified gluten free products are naturally free of gluten, so there is never a sacrifice in flavor! Unlike some food manufacturers that may self-label themselves as gluten free, Saffron Road’s products are audited, inspected, and verified in order to provide that extra comfort and transparency to our consumers.

Saffron Road offers 23 gluten free frozen entrees, three types of chicken nuggets/tenders, five varieties of crunchy chickpeas, seven simmer sauces, and two food-truck inspired taco meals. So that equals 40 gluten free offerings in total! They also have a line of vegetarian/vegan options for those who do not eat meat. 

Lemongrass Basil Chicken
Lemongrass Basil Chicken


The meals are easy to cook, with an option to cook in the oven for 40 minutes or heat in the microwave for 5 minutes. Since I usually eat these meals when I work late, I’m hungry by the time I get home so I opted for the microwave. The aromas that filled the air from my microwave, made me feel like I was about to eat a very delicious ethnic meal straight from the kitchen of an Indian restaurant. The Lemongrass Basil Chicken is my favorite Saffron Road entree. The sauce is made with green curry, peppers, onions and basil. It was light and rich in flavors. The rice was a perfect texture, but I wish there was more! 

All of the products have a heat indicator on the package. I try to stick to the mild and medium options, anything more is too hot for me. The Lamb Sagg (picture below) is mild but I still find it a little spicy!  

Lamb Saag with spinach and white rice

I love that each entrée is one portion and a sizable healthy portion at that. Ranging from 210-370 calories each, they are pretty healthy, although some meals have a little too much sodium for my liking, so I stay away from those. 

Achiote Roasted Chicken Nutritional Information
Achiote Roasted Chicken Nutritional Information

One thing I just learned about Saffron Road is that they are the 1st non-GRO verified frozen entree. And, something I did know and would like to share, is that all Saffron Road meat products are 100% humanely raised, vegetarian fed, all natural, antibiotic free, and halal certified. 

Simmer Sauces
Simmer Sauces

You can find Saffron Road products nationwide in more than 100 retailers, including A&P, Food Emporium, Whole Foods, Publix, D’agostina Supermarkets, and over 6,000 stores. At my local Whole Foods, the entrees and tacos are very reasonably priced at $3.79-$3.99 each. To find a retail location nearest you, check out their store locator

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.


Gluten Free Options at Macondo West // West Village



Located alongside sister restaurant, Barraca, Macondo West, a Latino taperia (Latin tapas bar), features is Latino comida de la calle (Latin street food) cuisine from all over the Spanish speaking world. Serving arepas from Venezuela, patatas bravas from Spain, empanadas from Columbia, tacos from Mexico, and juices from Brazil. Jeremy and I love both Spanish and Hispanic food and couldn’t wait to eat here. We loved the lively atmosphere and unique culture.

The waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and which items were gluten free. Surprisingly, many items you wouldn’t think are gluten free are thanks to the separate gluten free fryer they have in the kitchen. 

We shared a few dishes, which were all delicious, with the exception of the empanadas. More about that later.

First we had the Camaron (shrimp) Ceviche with coconut juice, roasted pineapple, and pickled jalapenos. The fruit and citrus juices were incredibly flavorful, yet didn’t overpower the fish. We loved this flavor combination; it was unique and very different from traditional ceviche, and a must try! 


Patatas Bravas are our favorite dish to order in Spain and at Spanish restaurants. Golden crispy potatoes served with a spicy sauce and alioli. 

half eaten patatas bravas

For dinner we shared Carne Con Yuca, hanger steak topped with chimichuri sauce and queso fresco served over yuca fries. The hanger steak was cooked perfectly and was drenched in chimichurri. The sauce was fresh and I could have eaten an entire jar of chimichurri. I wanted more.


We also ordered chicken empanadas because they are Macondo’s signature dish. The empanadas are made from corn and they are not subject to cross contamination in the fryer as the restaurant has two fryers. This was actually the first time we sent a dish back because we did not like it. The empanadas were dripping grease and the chicken was tasteless. These were nothing compared to Empanada Mama, such a disappointment. 


Gluten Free Dinner Menu

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Gluten Free Options at Choza Taqueria // Gotham West Market, Hell’s Kitchen NYC

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With four Manhattan locations, Choza Taqueria brings the flavors of Mexico’s roadside cuisine to New York City.

With an obsessive focus on flavor, authenticity, nutrition and accessibility, Choza Taqueria is a taco destination you will want to visit.

Chef Akhtar Nawab has taken the authentic and vibrant flavors of Mexico, and elevated them to suit the ever- evolving, discerning, collective palate of New York City. They source locally, cook honestly, and aim to please.

Northern Mexico, known for its rich ranch culture, is a grilling mecca. The region’s distinct cuisine is a result of the amalgam of indigenous and Colonial culinary traditions, and infuses flavors ranging from the ranch to the beach. At Choza Taqueria, they take traditional cooking and make it fast, flavorful and full of choices for customers. Whether it’s Carnitas or Carne Asada, each dish has suggested sauces and toppings, but feel free to order your meal just the way you want it.

All of the main dishes are gluten free except the burritos.

  • Tamales – chicken, beef, pork, or cheese. ($3.45)


  • Bowls – black beans, rice, fresh pico with cilantro. ($8.73)
  • Tortas – Telera roll, black bean paste, lettuce, cheese, chili cream, salsa, guacamole. ($8.73)
  • Tostadas – Crispy corn tortilla with black bean paste, lettuce, salsa, queso fresco. ($3.22)
  • Salads – Romain Hearts, beans, corn salsa, pico with lime chili vinaigrette. ($8.96)
  • Tacos – 3 double corn wrapped tortillas with fresh cilantro ($8.04)


Breakfast is also available, and gluten free options include: baked eggs, tamales & poached eggs, tacos, and tortas.

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New Gluten Free, Bold-Tasting Burritos from Artisan Bistro

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Who doesn’t love a good burrito?  I’m excited to introduce you to the new gluten free frozen Burritos from Artisan Bistro, creator of organic and gluten free frozen breakfasts, entrées, burritos, bowls and bakes. With gluten free food up 63% since 2012 according to Mintel Group, and restaurant-quality frozen foods on the rise, the new Burritos make for a delicious, healthy and easy-to-cook meal option. Not to mention March is frozen food month so this comes at a perfect time!

“Many people are busy and barely finding time to eat on-the-run, so hand-held meal options have become wildly popular,” said Leo Griffin, Chief Executive Officer of Artisan Bistro Foods, Inc. “To create our Burritos, we took one of the nation’s favorite convenience foods and gave it our signature artisan upgrade with bold spices, clean proteins, and organic whole grains and vegetables that consumers can feel good about eating and feeding their families.”


Artisan Bistro burritos are made with a savory blend of high-quality ingredients including sustainable proteins, organic vegetables, grains and spices all wrapped in a one-of-a-kind gluten free, organic tortilla, Artisan Bistro Burritos are a tasty hand-held meal option crafted with bold flavors. Each Burrito contains at least 70 percent organic ingredients and has between 11-14 grams of protein, are non-GMO and include sustainable-caught wild Alaskan salmon, free-range chicken and premium organic vegetables, not to mention a variety of organic whole grains and legumes, including quinoa, lentils and garbanzo beans. 

Flavors include:

  • Beef, Jack Cheese & Ancho Chili – A classic Oaxacan-inspired mix made with organic brown rice, robust ancho chilis, red bell peppers, onions and antibiotic-free beef.


  • Chicken Tinga & Chipotle – A traditional Mexican-inspired wrap made with organic brown rice, onions, cilantro, smoky chipotle and all-natural chicken.
  • Meatless Carnitas & Salsa Verde – A savory and flavorful combination made with meatless carnitas, tomatillos and onions.
  • Wild Alaskan Salmon & Poblano – A uniquely delicious blend made with poblano peppers and wild Alaskan salmon, combined with organic brown rice, spinach and parsley.

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The Meatless Carnitas & Salsa Verde was my favorite. I think it had the most flavor. The Beef, Jack Cheese & Ancho Chili Chicken Tinga & Chipotle Meatless Carnitas & Salsa Verde all had delicious flavor and a nice big kick to them, so make sure you have a glass of water close by when you are eating any of these burritos. 

I didn’t like the Salmon Poblano burrito, I thought it had a very fishy-flavor. 

If you want to mix it up with your meals and have stress-free options available in your freezer for you to grab and eat quickly, you will love these delicious Artisan Bistro meals. Give yourself a night off from cooking every once in awhile, and still give your family something healthy to eat!

Artisan Bistro products can be found at health food stores and markets throughout NYC (including Westerly Natural Market, Health Smart, Health Nuts, and Health and Harmony, to name a few), as well as national grocery chains such as Whole Foods, Stop & Shop, Shop Rite, Shaw’s, Hannfords, and Targets throughout the country. The Burritos have been available since January, and have a suggested retail price of $3.79. 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.