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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Jun 27

Enjoy fresh and healthy gluten free options at Anna’s Taqueria

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Anna’s Taqueria has been serving delicious Mexican food at six locations in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge and Somerville since 1995. With its reasonable prices and customizable menu, Anna’s has something to offer everyone, including vegetarian, vegan and most importantly, gluten free options. Even those of us with special diets and allergy concerns can enjoy fresh and flavorful Mexican food at Boston’s most beloved taqueria. Everything on the menu, except the large and small flour tortillas, is gluten free. There is, however, a possibility of cross contamination because of the wheat tortillas, and it is best to ask your server to change his gloves. As always, it is important to inform your sever of your food allergy. A complete list of allergen information can be found here. Whether it’s gluten eggs, dairy,… Read More »

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Apr 08

Gluten Free Options at The Taco Truck


The Taco Truck is one of my favorite food trucks in Boston. Serving Authentic Mexican Street Food using locally grown and organic food [whenever possible]. On Sundays, from May 5th through October, the Taco Truck joins a whole slew of Food Trucks at Sowa Open Market. For the full schedule, click here The tortillas used are 100% corn. All of tacos, except the pescado and aquacate, are gluten free. If you tell them you have a gluten allergy they can change their gloves. But do be ware that there are gluten items in the truck, and there is only one fryer, so cross contamination is possible. I didn’t have any problems, but I do not have celiac, so use caution, as always, when dining out. The tacos come in pairs,… Read More »


Dec 04

Rosa Mexicano traditional Mexican Gluten Free dining at the Seaport


When I tell people I eat gluten free, they always ask what do you eat? Many envision a taste-free, dull and bland diet, with tons of restrictions and limitations. While the diet can be restrictive, it is not bland. I am not limited to rice and plain white chicken, I tell them, I can eat everything you eat – pasta, sandwiches, pancakes, cake – it’s just made with different ingredients. Mexican cuisine is a great option for a rich and boldly flavored gluten free meal.  Corn tortillas, vegetables, herbs, rice, beans, meats and salsa are all naturally gluten free. Rosa Mexicano offers traditional Mexican food, with an upscale twist. The menu offers a considerable amount of gluten free options. The guacamole is prepared at your table, made with fresh ingredients;… Read More »

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Nov 10

Katie’s Gluten Free Three Bean Turkey Chili


This recipe is complimentary of my sister Katie, and although I haven’t tried it, if it’s anything like our mom’s (who she learned from) it must be delicious! Ingredients 1 lb Ground turkey meat 1 package Old El Paso (it is not certified gluten free but does not contain gluten ingredients) or other gluten free chili seasoning packet 1 can black beans, drained & rinsed 1 can corn, drained & rinsed 1 can red kidney beans, drained & rinsed 1 can chickpeas, drained & rinsed 1 green pepper, chopped 1/2 tsp hot jalepeno pepper, finely chopped 1/2 large yellow onion, chopped 1 medium tomato, chopped salt & pepper 1 4 oz can tomato paste shredded Mexican or monetary jack cheese for the topping              … Read More »


Sep 12

Gluten Free Mexican food at Papagayo

Just a short walk from South Station, Papagayo is relatively easy to get to, which makes it more convenient than some of the other restaurants on the waterfront.  Papagayo has a great atmosphere. It is really fun, a great spot to go after work with coworkers or friends, or a girl’s night out. The space is pretty big, with high ceilings, brightly colored walls and Mexican themed décor. The bar is quite large and runs along almost the entire length of the restaurant. There is also an impressive display of their remarkable tequila selection. So, if you like tequila, definitely check out Papagayo; they have over 100 kinds of tequila available. We went for a drink and ended up staying for two plus hours, and two plus drinks. I had… Read More »

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