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


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


  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


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


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


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 »


Jun 15

Gluten Free & Dairy Free Chicken Enchiladas


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 »


Jun 08

Gluten Free Salsa Chicken Casserole


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 »


Dec 11

Gluten Free Menu Available at Zocalo Back Bay Mexican Bistro

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Margaritas on the patio. Guacamole made fresh as it’s ordered. Authentic Mexican dishes crafted with fresh ingredients from traditional recipes. All that, and more, is what you will find at Zocalo. When I was asked to join owner Ricardo Ramos to try out Zocalo’s menu and learn more about the gluten free processes in place at his restaurant, I couldn’t resist. I love Mexican food and it is one of the best options for people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Most Mexican carbs are made from corn (think corn tortillas). Even the chips that they start you off with are usually gluten free friendly. So, what does Zocalo mean exactly? A ‘zocalo’ is a public square, a gathering place for neighbors. And here, you’ll find friends worth toasting and… Read More »


Sep 15

Review: Cook Simple Gluten Free Meals – Healthy Home Cooking Made Simple

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I love cooking. But let’s face it, after a long day at work and either a quick trip to the gym or running around town doing errands, who really wants to spend the time and energy to cook a meal? One solution is Cooksimple. Cooksimple offers a line of inexpensive and budget-friendly gluten free meal kits made from all-natural, whole foods and no added sugars. Cooksimple was founded on the principle that people will eat healthier if doing so is tasty, easy, and accessible. Cooksimple has designed a product line to do just that by removing the largest barrier for most people: the lack of time to cook at home. These meal kits are a breeze to prepare, and are flavorful, satisfying, and inexpensive, all the while delivering superior nutrition.… Read More »

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