Aug 07

Whole Foods Charles River Plaza One Day Sale on Coho Salmon Filet Friday, August 8th

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On August 8th Whole Foods Market – Charles River Plaza will be having a HUGE sale with extremely deep discounts that you won’t want to miss. Every year, customers and team members alike look forward to wild salmon season. There are several species of Pacific wild-caught salmon including King Salmon which is sometimes called Chinook, Coho Salmon, also called Silver Salmon, Pink (or Humpback) Salmon (used mostly for canning), Sockeye Salmon, also known as Red Salmon, and Copper River Salmon, which could be Coho, Sockeye or King. WFM very own port buyers, Keith Harris and Anthony Jordan, live in Alaska during the summer months and work directly with the fishermen and salmon on the docks to select the highest quality fish. In honor of the One Day Sale I’ve created… Read More »

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Jul 12

Gluten Free Options at Muqueca Restaurant // Inman Square, Cambridge

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Many Americans associate Brazilian restaurants with rodizio style all-you-can-eat buffets or churrascarias, where skewers of meat are brought to your table and sliced directly onto your plate. Muqueca is a different kind of Brazilian restaurant. Rather than the focus being on meat, most of the menu items at Muqueca are seafood based. Muqueca is both the name of a charming restaurant in Inman Square and the name of a national dish (typically spelled Moqueca). Naturally, Moqueca is the signature dish here. Moqueca is a Brazilian seafood stew originating from the states of Espirito Santo and Bahia. Moqueca is cooked on top of the stove in clay pots. The seafood is poached in a rich broth, which is seasoned with tomatoes, cilantro, onions, olive oil, and annatto— a natural coloring seed.… Read More »

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Jun 20

Gluten Free Options at Vejigantes Restaurant Authentic Puerto Rican Cuisine // South End

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The South End is one of Boston’s best dining destinations. Among the lesser-known restaurants is Vejigantes, an authentic Puerto Rican restaurant.. Vejigantes is located just off of Tremont Street, on W Dedham St., in Villa Victoria, an affordable housing development, which is perhaps why so many people haven’t heard of if. But I encourage you to make a visit; I promise you won’t be disappointed. Vejigantes, with over 20 years of experience in the culinary industry, brings the best of the traditional Puerto Rican food. Located in the heart of Villa Victoria, Vejigantes is representative and a testament to the struggle of the Puerto Rican community in Boston. Vejigante is a clown-like character that plays an important (and mildly terrifying) role in many Puerto Rican festivals and carnivals. Vejigantes is… Read More »

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Apr 09

Hancock Gourmet Lobster Company’s Gluten Free Mac and Cheese

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Founded in 2000, Hancock Gourmet Lobster Company is a specialty food business that offers all natural, high quality gourmet lobster and seafood specialty products that are ready to serve— making Maine lobster more accessible to consumers. The test kitchen is located in Cundy’s Harbor, Maine’s oldest commercial lobstering village, and a production and fulfillment center is in Topsham, Maine, just a few miles away. In June 2012 Hancock Gourmet Lobster Company introduced a gluten free lobster mac and cheese. As the importance to accommodate dietary restrictions and preferences became more prevalent in the food industry, they enthusiastically stepped up to the plate to offer a variety of gluten free products. The company now offers a new gluten free version of their famous, award-winning Lobster Mac and Cheese! Last month I… Read More »

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Apr 03

Restaurant Review: The Barking Crab & a new menu featuring gluten free options

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Boston’s Iconic Waterfront Seafood Shack Introduces New Chef and New Menu to Kick Off its 20th Anniversary Year The Barking Crab restaurant, Boston’s beloved seafood shack, went back to basics this past year, paring down its menu and reemphasizing its commitment to serving fresh, local seafood prepared with a “hook-to-table” sensibility. Now, the Barking Crab has completed ‘phase 2′ of its reinvention with a new executive chef, Joshua Brown, along with a new menu—just in time to celebrate its 20th anniversary year! ABOUT THE BARKING CRAB & “20-YEARS” Opened in Boston in 1994 as an outdoor summer seafood shack, an adjunct to Neptune Seafood & Lobster Fish Market, the Barking Crab now stands in the gateway to The Seaport District of Boston, a much loved stop on The Boston Harborwalk. Offering a unique on-the-water dining experience—outside on the back deck under the tent… Read More »

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Mar 27

Product Review: Nada Bits Gluten Free Breadcrumb Substitute

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Just a hint of crunch and flavor can turn an ordinary meal or snack into an exciting, fun eating experience. Nada Bits are evenly crushed, gluten free, nut free, sodium free, and cholesterol-free corn tortilla chip crumbs that can be used as a breadcrumb substitute to coat, top or layer. Nada Bits are super versatile. Available in two flavors, original and lemon, these crunchy, corn chip crumbs liven up soups and chili, put a crunchy spin on salads and add crunch to desserts. The ways to use Nada Bits are endless; try them as a crust, in cobbler, as a breadcrumb substitute or as a gluten-free mac & cheese topping too!  See more recipe ideas for great ways to use Nada Bits! Nada Bits were first introduced in April 2013… Read More »

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Mar 19

Bella Sun Luci Sun dried tomatoes Review & Giveaway

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Founded in 1987, Mooney Farms is a third generation, family-owned company rooted in quality, integrity and family values. Located in Newman, CA, Mooney Farms tomatoes are sun dried in California’s most advanced dry yard. Mooney Farms uses premium ingredients to create their line of healthy Mediterranean inspired products. From sun dried tomatoes to olive oil, pasta sauce, and risotto, the Bella Sun Luci line has a variety of products to offer its consumers. Money Farms was kind enough to send me their line of Sun Dried Tomato products to try, including: Sun Dried Tomato Halves with Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Italian Herbs Julienne Cut Sun Dried Tomatoes in Olive Oil with Italian Herbs Sun Dried Tomato Pesto with Whole Pine Nuts Bruschetta with Italian Basil Sun Dried Tomato and… Read More »

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Mar 10

Experience Tesca’s Wine Grotto & Gluten Free Menu Options

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Recently BEELINE held a contest and I won the grand prize—an exclusive dinner at Tresca’s romantic Wine Grotto. WOW is right! This was much different than your typical night out. It was an experience like no other. Jeremy and I were treated to a 4-course meal seated at one of the most exclusive and romantic tables in Boston. Tresca, located in the North End, has one private table in its Wine Grotto, secluded from the rest of the restaurant and other diners. We felt like we were dining in our own private restaurant. The Sommelier was incredibly helpful in helping us pick the perfect wine to pair with our meal. He was incredibly knowledgeable about Italian wines and after discussing our likes and dislikes (honestly, I don’t really dislike anything… Read More »

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Mar 04

Gluten Free Menu Options at Del Frisco’s Steakhouse // Seaport

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On Saturday I attended a complimentary lunch at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House with Blog and Tweet Boston. Del Frisco’s was born more than 20 years ago and embodies the rich tradition of the classic American steakhouse, with impeccable chef-driven cuisine, an extensive award-winning wine list, and unparalleled hospitality. The Boston location is nestled in the Seaport District at Liberty Wharf. Featuring spectacular harbor views, a sprawling waterfront patio, and a grand circular bar, the sleek, modern main dining room is flanked with deep booths, private and semiprivate dining rooms. The entire restaurant is skirted with jaw dropping display of wines behind glass. Upon arrival we were immediately greeted by a friendly staff. At the bar we were treated to samples of two of Del Frisco’s most popular drinks:… Read More »

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Feb 13

Restaurant Review: Skipjack’s Best Fresh Seafood Gluten Free Menu

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Located in the heart of the Back Bay, Skipjack’s has devoted itself to serving the freshest seafood from around the world. Skipjack’s was named after a type of tuna that is indigenous to the Pacific Ocean and known for tenacity and strength.  Owner Jeff Senior chose the name to reflect his vision of a restaurant renowned for its aggressive pursuit of the highest quality products, while keeping prices affordable. Skipjack’s offers a gluten free menu with interesting and varied selections for seafood (and even non-seafood) lovers. The portion sizes are quite generous; you definitely get a great value for your dollar. While the menu is not inexpensive, the prices are fair and certainly much better than some of the overpriced trendy, but mediocre, places on Newbury Street. The gluten free… Read More »

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