Claire

  • Highlights from the Gluten Free Expo

    This past weekend I went to the Celiac Disease Foundation’s Gluten Free Expo in Pasadena, California. I found some really great products that I wanted to let you know about.  I spoke with Steven Rice of Authentic Foods to talk about his gluten free flours, Ashley Khteian from Dare Foods to find out about the new gluten free Breton Crackers, as well as Evan from Cheerios….have you hear they are going fully gluten free?  You can read more below OR watch  Gluten Free Avenger Episode 13:  Highlights from the Gluten Free Expo– by clicking below or using this link in your browser- http://youtu.be/WxpajWSFDcA I spoke with Steven Rice of Authentic Food and he has made a gluten-free flour that he says mimics wheat flour. He used plant fibers instead of the gums usually used (xanthan gum, guar gum, etc) to bind gluten-free flours and according to him it makes for a… Read More

  • Gluten Free Appetizers and Snacks

    I love to have people over for a cocktail or dinner party and these are some of my favorite Gluten Free Appetizers and Snacks to have out when people arrive.  The beauty of the spread is the fact that everything is gluten-free but no one will know that it’s gluten-free. I like to have an assortment of fruit and/or vegetables to accompanied by meat, cheese, crackers and nuts. Here are some of my favorites: Mary’s Gone Crackers– I like the original and herb flavors Food Should Taste Good Multigrain Tortilla Chips Boursin cheese Mangecho cheese Honeycrisp apples Red or Green Grapes Genoa salami Marcona almonds What are your favorite gluten free appetizers and snacks? Let me know in the comments below. Gluten Free Avenger Episode 12: Gluten Free Appetizers and Snacks is now live on YouTube, you can use this link (https://youtu.be/4TaCpHTSwKg) or view it below:   Read More

  • Spiked Seltzer Review

    Spiked seltzer asked me to taste their beverages and I thought I would do a video review for you. Spiked Seltzer is a gluten-free, all-natural, low carb beverage with 6% alcohol. I found them to be very refreshing and crisp, with a light fruity flavor that wasn’t too sweet or overpowering.  They would be a great accompaniment to a salad or other light fare. I would definitely bring some to a picnic or to the beach to enjoy with friends. Here is a link to learn more information and to find out where you can find them in your are: https://www.bonandvivspikedseltzer.com/ I hope you enjoy them. I know I did! To view my full review, Gluten Free Avenger Episode 10:  Spiked Seltzer Review – click below or use this link- https://youtu.be/JsmMV7I1YtI Thank you so much for watching and reading! Read More

  • Tortilla Soup

    This week I’m sharing one of my favorite recipes with you Chicken Tortilla Soup, which is naturally (or at least it should be) gluten free. There are many of different ways and recipes for making Tortilla Soup.  I like this recipe because it doesn’t take as long as most recipes and a lot of the work is done for you in a blender or food processor.  I was joined by my fellow Lipstick Sisters Stephanie Kwong and Lisa Kiyomi in the making of my YouTube video too.  We had such a great time sharing stories, bonding over food and enjoying the delicious rewards of our work (scroll to the bottom for some photos from the set).  Please let me know if you try the recipe and what you think. Gluten Free Avenger Episode 6: Tortilla Soup is now live on YouTube, you can use this link (https://youtu.be/gze3krcCp1M) or view it below:… Read More

  • Natural Products Expo West Update & Interviews

    Last week was the Natural Products Expo West.  It was a huge event one of the largest conferences I’ve ever been to. I was only able to go for one day and I certainly couldn’t see it all. But I did manage to grab some amazing interviews with some great innovative companies in the gluten free world like Udi’s, Bob’s Red Mill, Vans and Food Should Taste Good. I have about 8 to 10 interviews to edit so I will be unveiling them over the next 2-3 weeks. Here are some of the great items that I was given.  They should be on your store’s shelves in the coming months, if they aren’t there already….except the scarf, that’s mine. 😉 Gluten Free Avenger Episode 5:  Natural Products Expo West Haul is now live on YouTube, you can use this link (http://youtu.be/quQTpEdXYBI) or view it below:     Van’s Foods Interview I’ve… Read More