Posts Tagged ‘gluten free’

Gluten-Free Chef Caroline Byron Launch Event for New Book Gluten Free, Naturally

On Monday, June 18, gluten-free chef Caroline Byron celebrated the launch of her new book Gluten Free, Naturally, at the Ladurée Private Garden in Soho in NYC. Attendees included actress Ana Villafañe (best known for her portrayal of pop icon Gloria Estefan in the Broadway musical On Your Feet!), designer Carly Cushnie (of Cushnie et Ochs), and Vogue editor Edward Barsamian

At the summer soiree, guests sipped custom cocktails, tried delicious gluten-free canape’s created by Caroline Byron and tasted delectable macaroons by Ladurée. 

After contracting Lyme Disease at the age of 10, Caroline Byron has battled with health problems for much of her life. While this didn’t stop her from forging a successful modeling career and retraining as a chef, Caroline became increasingly frustrated by these health issues. She decided to completely overhaul her diet and go gluten-free. The change in her health was astonishing.

Since then, she has devoted her time to developing a range of delicious recipes that are all naturally free from gluten, showing that you can enjoy a wide range of foods without resorting to pre-packaged ‘free-from’ items. Her skills as a chef and genuine love of food have led her to create a balanced collection of dishes, where the focus is on flavor and enjoyment as well as health. Although she includes healthy broths and probiotic smoothies, Caroline also finds space for her much-loved Gluten-free Fried Chicken and Melting Mac and Cheese, as well as a wide variety of baking recipes. With a huge range of tempting dishes to choose from, you will never feel like you’re missing out.

Caroline Byron is wearing a dress by Emilia Wickstead and shoes by Gianvito Rossi. 

Delicious and Gluten Free Treats from Rudi’s Organic Bakery

Rudi’s Organic Bakery has a ton of gluten free breads!  I used their Ciabatta Rolls to make these tiny chicken sandwiches for lunch with a side for coconut oil fried plantains!  These buns are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. Ready in just 8 mins in the oven and a really easy quick hot lunch. 

These are revolutionary!! The Rudi’s Gluten Free Cherry Almond bars taste like… Cheesecake. OMG They are delicious and healthy and obviously got eaten up really really fast. These moist and chewy delights are baked up right, with real, whole ingredients, 3 grams of protein and 2 grams of filling fiber to keep you going strong all day long.

Rudi’s also has a range of sandwich breads that are gluten free!  They come in cinnamon, multi grain and original. I love it toasted with butter or grilled as a panini.  Rudi’s have worked with the bread to make it just like normal bread but better! Gluten-Free goodness that’s softer, fluffier, and yummier than ever. We’ve rethought, reworked, and remade all of our Gluten-Free Sandwich Breads because we believe taste is everything. From faster freezing that keeps the softness in, to a naturally longer shelf life, our gluten-free breads

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You can find Rudi’s products at Whole Foods. 


Serious Snack Alert @Baresnacks

They say an apple a day keeps the Dr away and I think apples are one of the most versatile fruits out there. I asked Janice why she loves apples so much and she said there are tons of variety, textures, sweetness, tartness and they are juicy and filling.   That’s good enough for me. But my confession is that I don’t know how to BITE an apple, my teeth are not strong and my mouth is small. I have to – have to! – eat apples, sliced and cored. Yes, I know.

There is a new snack in town!  It is called BARE and you can include this in your daily snacking if you want to ‘bare’ your midriff this spring summer, far away I know… BARE snacks are made 100% from natural ingredients and its new Crunchy Chile Lime Apple Chips and Crunchy Sea Salt Caramel Apple Chips have only 50 calories of deliciousness per serving – perfect for healthy snacking!

These are NOTHING like the soggy apple rings you can get at health food stores. This is way better. They have rad flavors that makes it anything but boring.  It does not compromise the delight of apples in any artificial way and no two piece is identical.
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Bare Sea Salt Caramel Apple Chips – Sweet tooth mavens will love the mouth-watering sweet and salty apple chips.

Bare Chile Lime Apple Chips – Apple chips that offer a spicy kick of flavor in every bite.
If you want something less ‘trendy’ – try classic favorites like Cinnamon, Fuji Red and Granny Smith.

Living in the Big Apple, you have to be open and sensitive to receive all the inspiration this city is giving you. These snacks inspired this outfit! After sparkling apple cider and a ton of Black Friday pre Cyber Monday shopping… I present to you… what the Bare Snacks Sweet Baked Apples Dipped in Caramel & Sprinkled with Sea Salt would look like in an outfit! Why not 🙂

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BARE’s line of All-Natural Apple Chips have no saturated or trans fat, added sugar or sodium! All BARE snacks are gluten free, Non-GMO Project Verified, kosher, vegan and are free of added sugar, preservatives, lactose, cholesterol and trans-fats.


All Natural @Better4U Pizza

Every season at Food Fete, you can be sure to find some delicious snacks and foods that are tasty and good for you. One of the latest discoveries is BETTER4U pizza. It boasts of full flavor and can makes frozen pizza a fast and easy way to still eat healthy!

This is the wood fired pepperoni pizza we had!  Looks scrumptious and tasted so good.

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  • Five varieties of Multigrain Gluten Free Pizza (Certified by the GFCO)
    • One of which is Vegan (Dairy Free/Gluten-Free)
  • Four varieties of Multigrain Wood Fired Thin Crust pizza
  • Two varieties of Ultra-Thin Multigrain Sprouted Grain Pizza (which will become our newest products when rolled out in late Spring)

Even though I don’t have a gluten allergy, I loved these pizza and would definitely get them again because they are lower in calories, sodium and fat compared to ‘regular’ frozen pizza available.

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Loving @Thai_Kitchen Daily

Chef @CorrineTrang opened our sensory world at the second annual NY Press Preview for Thai Kitchen this past week!  Thai Kitchen is absolutely fabulous and the event totally blew our minds.  All the press that attended were all smiles.  The amazing tasting, the impeccable decor and the knowledgeable staff and chef Corrine make everything perfect.

Piña colada mousse minis are made with TK coconut milk!

The delicious noodles come in a huge range and colors and I can’t wait to cook up a storm!

With a huge bag of goodies and so much inspiration, this is by far this has been one of the most organized and perfect events I have ever attended!  Great job everyone 🙂

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Snacking with @HomeFreeTreats

Jill Robbins started Home Free Treats!

She is a mom, and a clinical psychologist and realized how important it is for kids with food allergies and sensitivities to feel included at social occasions, where a sweet treat is often part of the fun.  Home Free Treats has a line of delicious, wholesome cookies and cakes, as well as a  cookbook full of easy to make allergy friendly recipes, so that people with food allergies and other special dietary needs can enjoy treats along with everyone else. Seeing the smiles on the faces of kids eating HomeFree cookies and cakes, you’ll feel good knowing that these really are treats you can trust.

We did a taste test and we rate them 4 out of 5 for this GLUTEN FREE cookie.


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