Apr 18

Gluten Free Burrito Bowls from Red’s Natural Foods

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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… Read More »

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Mar 10

CedarLane Quinoa & Vegetable Enchiladas

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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… Read More »

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Jan 11

Tacombi Nolita // Gluten Free Menu Options

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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. The food at Tacombi is made from the best ingredients. They source locally and ethically from farmers and fishermen who raise and catch hormone and antibiotic free meat and fish. When they can’t source locally, they work with American and Mexican companies that operate under fair trade principles to… Read More »

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Oct 23

Saffron Road Gluten Free World Cuisine

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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  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… Read More »

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Jul 22

Gluten Free Options at Macondo West // West Village

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  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… Read More »

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Mar 31

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.… Read More »

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Mar 27

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,… Read More »

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Feb 20

Serrano & Habanero Salsa by SalsaCrazy

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Do you like salsa?  Do you like a little heat? This salsa is for you! From the people who brought you all those Dance DVDs, comes … the FOOD! SalsaCrazy has two salsas- Serrano (medium) and Habanero (spicy). The Habanero Salsa was the first in the line to be produced. It is HOT. On a scale of 1 to 10 it ranks a 10. If you can’t handle the heat, then I recommend you skip this one. Don’t tell me I didn’t warn you. It’s not all hotness, though. It has a delicious taste that keeps you coming back for more no matter how hot. It’s seasoned well and you can tell the fresh ingredients that were used to make it.   The Serrano Salsa is the “friendlier” version of the original Habanero Salsa. SalsaCrazy’s… Read More »

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Jun 15

Gluten Free & Dairy Free Chicken Enchiladas

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These dairy and gluten free enchiladas are more flavorful and satisfying than any traditional enchiladas I’ve tasted! This recipe is a new favorite in our house— we actually used this same recipe to make a Mexican lasagna a few nights ago. Ingredients: 12 Corn Tortillas or gluten free flour tortillas 1.5 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts salt & pepper to taste 2 Tablespoons Mexican Seasoning Blend* 2 cups chicken broth 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 bell peppers, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 8 oz. canned, chopped green chiles 4 oz. canned sliced black olives 16 oz. jar enchilada sauce Chopped fresh cilantro *Mexican Seasoning Blend is made with chili peppers, garlic, onion, paprika, cumin, celery seed, oregano, and cayenne. If you do not have this seasoning, you… Read More »

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Jun 08

Gluten Free Salsa Chicken Casserole

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Last Sunday I had the chance to meet a handful of local vendors and sample their products at my local Whole Foods Market, Charles River Plaza.One of the products I tried and loved is NoLa’s Fresh Food. NoLa’s makes authentic Mexican salsa that is bold, fresh, and all natural. Available in two varieties: Salsa Fresca and Fire Roasted Corn and Black Bean. Based in Jamaica Plain, NoLa’s Salsa is made with fresh ingredients that are blended together to create a robust flavor with a little bit of heat. NoLa’s only uses the freshest, all natural ingredients available, and you can really taste it in the final product. NoLa’s Salsas have no preservatives, no sugar, no oils, and no artificial colors or flavors. They are vegan and gluten free so everyone… Read More »

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