Sunday, May 9, 2010


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Hello my fellow readers!  I hope your new lifestyle is treating you well.  I am off to Europe and will not be blogging for about 10 days!  When I get back I will report all of the gluten-free finds!

Have a great week!!

xoxo Julie

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Wegman's & Their Gluten-Free Video

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News just in!  For those of you that live near the Supermarket Wegmans, you guys are in luck!  Besides markets like Westerly and Whole Foods, I'd like to invite another supermarket revelation!  Wegmans, a huge market retailer which has various locations, including Syracuse, NY has an entire gluten-free section dedicated to the foods we can love!

For a list of their Gluten-Free Products, click HERE

Their website can even help all of you who are "gluten-free NEWBIES", with a Video on going gluten-free, or FAQ on Celiac Disease or a Gluten-Intolerance, helpful aids on shopping gluten-free, support groups and additional resources and even Shopping GF and gluten-free cooking and meal plans.  This market is a one-stop-shop to all of your gluten-free needs both mentally and physically!  

GF Tortilla Chips with a KICK!

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Extra, extra read all about it!  Now in your nearest market or New York City Bodega you too can find these great chips!  I work in the garment district and recently a co-worker mentioned to me that she found these great gluten-free tortilla chips (it's a cracker too)! with hints of natural flavors like olives, cheddar, sweet potato and others in our bodega market in our building!  I decided to buy then and have a taste.

Yes, I would agree it tastes like a chip but also a cracker, as their motto goes.  I tried the Black and Green Olive tortilla chip as well as the White Cheddar and I have to admit I finished the bag.  My co-workers have tried the Sweet Potato chips and they fell in love.  Well, not love, but FOOD LOVE. 

Gotta love my 'gluten' friends spreading the gluten-free love.

GF Ice Cream Cones

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So get this!  While recently trying a new gluten-free product, I stumbled upon this brands website.  Wowee!  This company just introduced Gluten-Free Ice Cream Cones!  These cones are Dairy-Free, Nut-Free and Soy-Free (and Kosher Parve).  Being that the three I just mentioned are the top major allergens, it's great that they are free of the bad stuff and made with the good stuff.  

Now I have been gluten-free for the past 4 years and I have since then never had ice cream on a Gluten-Free cone.  This is sad, I know.  Going gluten-free, you sometimes in the beginning have to give up or sacrifice your favorite pastimes.  It's something you have to do for the lifestyle, and hopefully down the road you learn to convert, discover and re-invent.

Goldbaums is where you can get a hold of these yummy gluten-free cones!  They are a natural gourmet food company located in Brooklyn, NY on 1227 56th Street  11219  Tel: (718) 633-3714

These ice cream cones come in a variety of shapes and flavors!  Wafter cones, oversize wafer cones, sugar cones, wafer dessert cups and chocolate cones!  YUM!

Stop by for gluten free cones, pastas, crackers and crisps, and last but not least GLUTEN-FREE ICE CREAM CONES!  Yeah baby!  Gluten-Free has turned a corner!

GF Zesty Choice-Rice Crunchies

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Looking for a great gluten-free cracker?   Look no further!  Try Zesty Choice Rice Crunchies.  These mini crackers are a great alternative to fried chips and perfect for hors d'oeuvres and little bites!  Serve these at parties, pack them in your kids lunch boxes or enjoy them on your own.  These crackers are mini sized, made from Rice Flour, Rice Bran Oil, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder and Sea Salt.  These great snacks are also Trans-Fat Free, Cholesterol Free and Sugar Free.  Lot's of 'Free's' but with a great taste!

GF Water Cooler-Soho Gardens Market-Nolita

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Hi all!  I found yet another gluten-free discovery a few weeks back, while working the Young Designers Market in Nolita, NYC.  I had little inclination to prepare lunch for myself, since I was working from 9am-7pm.  What was I to do when I got hungry?  Working a craft show in an area you are not familiar with tends to have its downfalls for gluten-free people like myself.  My friend sent me to the deli for sandwiches, which is clearly something I cannot have.  I can't have the bread, and then I have to worry if the deli slicer is contaminated. So that eliminates that choice.  Arrgh!  I do admit my Celiac sometimes gets in my way.  So I wandered into the deli/market called Soho Gardens in Soho, NYC.  This market appears to be a small and it from the outside looks like a run down deli.  But it's actually the opposite!  Upon walking in, I saw over 5 aisles of food, fresh and packaged.  This place was loaded with yummy treats, fruits, groceries and more!  So i went through the isles, never thinking I would find gluten-free products in a commercial deli, yet I was wrong again.  To my surprise they had an array of gluten-free products including crackers, chips, candy, yogurt and more!  I was even more shocked to see Mary's Gone Gone Crackers, Rice Crackers, Asian GF crackers, GF cereals and more.  Dream come true I swear!

This is a great place for travelers passing by, shoppers or even a great place to do your grocery shopping!

So if you are ever in the Nolita/Soho, NYC area, stop on by to Soho Gardens located on the corner of Mulberry and Prince Street. (212) 941-5973