Jan 29

Trans-Ocean Crab Classic // Gluten Free Imitation Crab & More!

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Until last week, I had no idea that there was a gluten free imitation crab product that existed. I haven’t had a California roll in over 6 years, and I was beyond thrilled when I learned that Trans-Ocean makes gluten free imitation crab. So now I can make my own California rolls at home!   Trans-Ocean has been making surimi seafood (imitation crab meat) in Bellingham, WA since 1985. For most of those years, they have used wheat-containing ingredients in many products. But a few years ago, they became aware that some people were buying only their Crab Classic Chunk Style and Lobster Classic products because they were made without wheat ingredients and thus, satisfied their gluten-free diet needs. After speaking with people who suffer from celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity, they made a… Read More »

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Jan 18

Gluten Free In New Orleans

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New Orleans is a great place for eating…gluten-free! New Orleans is one of the culinary capitals of the U.S., with a mix of Cajun, Creole and French cuisines, making it uniquely it’s own. There are a few staples you must try if you are there – Po’ Boys, Chargrilled Oysters, Gulf Fish – and luckily you can find gluten free versions of all these dishes and more.  Raw oysters served on the half shell are popular throughout the South, but chargrilled oysters are a distinctly New Orleans specialty. Traditionally made with a mixture of breadcrumb, herbs, cheese, and melted butter, you can find a gluten free version of this NOLA staple at Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar and The Irish House.  Po’ Boys are also a NOLA staple, but finding a gluten free version… Read More »

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Nov 16

MEET A NEW FAMILY OF TUNA -Tonnino’s offers a better tuna for a better you

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Tonnino Gourmet is bringing a new kind of tuna to your family’s table—100% yellowfin fillets, caught in the wild and jarred by hand, dolphin-safe, rich in Omega-3s with low mercury levels. Available in seven delicious varieties of flavor, each contains only the finest cuts of tuna for exceptional appearance, texture, and taste you can enjoy straight out of the jar. Once you realize just how tasty tuna is supposed to be, there’ll be no going back to the can. It’s been a staple in the American pantry: drained albacore, punched up with some mayo and seasoning for classic salads, sandwiches, and casseroles. But now there is a more sophisticated way to enjoy tuna, as Tonnino is tempting taste buds and bringing foodies everywhere to change their tune. Tonnino Premium yellowfin tuna features innovative flavors and high quality ingredients,… Read More »

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Oct 22

Bumble Bee SuperFresh® Meals and Fall Side Dishes

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  Jeremy and I don’t eat that many frozen meals, mainly because there just aren’t that many gluten free options. Ok, maybe there are more gluten free frozen food products available in stores today more than ever before, but have you tried some of them? The amount of sodium in many meals is too high for my likely (and make the food taste way too salty!) Other products just have too many unpronounceable ingredients that I personally do not want to put into my body. For that reason, I cook most of our meals at home from scratch. As you can imagine, this isn’t always easy, especially on days that I work that or that I’m so tired from a long day at work and the last thing I want to… Read More »

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Oct 12

Pickled Willy’s Gourmet Pickled Seafood

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Pickled Willy’s is a specialty seafood processing plant in Kodiak, Alaska, that started out as Alaska’s only pickling plant. Co-owner Bill Alwert, a retired Alaska Commercial Fishermen, started years ago pickling fish and created a long standing family recipe that became so popular with family and friends that he wanted to share it with everyone. The Alwert family still has the family boat, the Buccaneer out of Kodiak, but Bill has since retired to the beach. The family recipe is undeniably good and there’s certainly no way to get fresher seafood than straight from the vessels of Kodiak Island and other Alaskan Ports. All Pickled Willy’s seafood is 100% sustainable and found in Alaskan Waters and processed right in Kodiak. Pickled Willy’s products are hand packed, low in fat, high in Omega-3’s, all natural,… Read More »

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Aug 17

Gluten Free Korean Food at Don’s Bogam // Koreatown, NYC

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Don’s Bogam blends the exquisite tastes of authentic Korean cuisine with a modern and intimately chic atmosphere that’s both fun and stylish. Floor level seating, tabletop grills and a menu full of Korean staples are just a few of the accommodations that make Don’s Bogam a truly unique experience. The open kitchen, where you can see Master Chef Woo Kim at work, and the tableside grilling allows guests to see exactly what you are eating and how it is prepared.  If you’ve never been to a traditional Korean BBQ restaurant you must try it at least once in your lifetime! Not only is it a unique dining experience where you cook at your table, but the quality of meat and fish, the portion sizes, and the flavor combinations are outstanding.  Don’s… Read More »

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Jul 24

Gluten Free Friday Finds

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After attending the Summer Fancy Food Show a few weeks ago I have tried so many new and delicious gluten free products. You might recall my posts at the beginning of the month where I shared with you some of the delicious products I sampled. Today I want to highlight a few more awesome Gluten Free Finds I think you all will love!   Umpqua Oats Umpqua Oats was launched in 2008 by two moms craving a delicious and satisfying alternative to the typical instant oatmeal packets. Umpqua Oats super premium oatmeal is a satisfying, on-the-go breakfast choice for anyone who craves a healthy, delicious and quick meal.  Umpqua Oats are available in 7 creative flavors. Each one comes in a convenient container that can be used as a bowl. It’s… Read More »

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Jun 11

Gluten Free Options at Ñaño Ecuadorian Kitchen // Hell’s Kitchen NYC

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Ñaño means brother to Ecuadorians and was the perfect name for the restaurant that opened in Hell’s Kitchen in 2013. The dishes served here are passed down family recipes, using traditional Ecuadorian cooking techniques and ingredients. Over server was friendly very knowledgeable about the menu, but it does help that only 4 dishes contain gluten. Gluten Free Menu Options Appetizers  Humita $5.00: Savory corn and cheese cake cooked in corn husk Tortillas de Verde $7.50: Green plantain patties filled with gooey cheese  Ceviche $12.99: Shrimp, pickled red onions, grape tomatoes, cilantro, lime and olive oil. Salads Ñaño Salad $10.00: Gold and red beets, grape tomatoes, pickled onions and radish. Mixed greens. Add Grilled Chicken or Shrimp  Ceviche Mixto $19.99: Shrimp, Calamari, Swai. Grape tomatoes, pickled onions.  Olive oil, cilantro and lime. Toasted corn. Soups Crema de Lentejas  $8.50: Cream of… Read More »

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Apr 02

Gluten Free Pasta & more at Galli Restaurant // SoHo and Lower East Side

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Founded by husband-and-wife team Steven and Karen Gallo, along with business partner Michael Forrest, Galli Restaurant features Italian Comfort Food and great cocktails on cobble stoned Mercer Street in Soho, and on the corner of Ludlow and Rivington Streets in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The atmosphere is casual yet elegant, with both dining space and a beautiful marble bar. The space is accented with black and white Gallo and Forrest family portraits. The menu features recipes that have been passed down from Sicily through the Gallo family for generations.  With classic Italian dishes as well as more modern dishes, there are plenty of gluten free options. Gluten free pasta is available for most pasta dishes. Gluten free menu items include: La Bufala Zuppa di Cozze (mussels) Arciofi- pan… Read More »

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Dec 15

Gluten Free Options at Lima’s Taste Ceviche Bar and Restaurant // West Village

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Lima’s Taste, located in the West Village, is a small, cozy and vibrant neighborhood restaurant. I love the ambiance and décor, and it doesn’t attract many tourist. With both high top tables and regular dining available, it’s great for a romantic night out, drinks with friends, or dinner with a group. Lima’s Taste specializes in authentic Peruvian cuisine, with some of the dishes tracing back to the Inca civilization — such as the Escaveche, a chicken or fish dish seasoned with Panca peppers, vinegar, and garlic, served with onions and yucca [gluten free]. Lima’s Taste Specializes in ceviche but offers plenty of chicken, meat, vegetarian, and of course seafood options. Ceviche is made with fresh, ripe fish and seafood, ‘’cooked’’ in the juices of lemons and limes, spices and seasonings.… Read More »

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