Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper No Longer Gluten Free

This past Sunday, I posted on my Hold The Gluten Facebook Page that three of the Betty Crocker Hamburger Helpers which are currently gluten free (Cheesy Hashbrown, Asian Helper Chicken Fried Rice and Asian Helper Beef Fried Rice) will soon no longer be gluten free. Dominic Alcocer of General Mills alerted me to this impending…

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Product Review and Giveaway! Shabtai Gourmet

If I wasn’t already married, I would propose to Shabtai Gourmet.  That’s how much I am (crazy obsessed) in love with their Devil’s Food Mini and Regular Swiss Chocolate Rolls.  Holy moly, these desserts are FANTASTIC (yes, I am shouting, they are that good!).  The wondrous Andrew of Shabtai Gourmet recently shared his award-winning mini…

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Product Review and Giveaway! The Gluten Free Bar

The fab folks at The Gluten Free Bar recently shared their gluten free nutrition bars with me.  As a gluten free vegetarian (well, except for delicious bacon), I am always looking for an easily transportable snack that’s high in nutritional value.  The Gluten Free Bars definitely fit the bill!  Two lucky commenters will win a…

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Giveaway Alert! Bakery On Main Gluten Free Holiday Gift Set

Bakery On Main recently shared some of their granola-y goodness with me.  Want a chance to win one of their Gluten Free Holiday Gift Sets?  Read on! Give the gift of happy taste buds! This boxed set is the perfect gift for your gluten free friends and family (or even for yourself). Inside you’ll find…

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Sweet Freedom: Philadelphia’s Gluten Free & Vegan Bakery Review

At the 2009 NFCA Appetite for Awareness event, I had the pleasure of meeting Allison Lubert & Heather Esposito also known as the dynamos behind Sweet Freedom Bakery.  After a wondrous sample of their gluten free cupcakes, I anxiously counted the days till their mid-January 2010 opening in Philadelphia, PA.  Sweet Freedom’s baked goods are…

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Gluten Free Blarney Stone Creamy Potato Soup Review

Over this past weekend Snowmageddon occurred.  Here in New Jersey, it snowed a whopping 28.5 inches.  That kind of winter weather calls for three things:  hot chocolate, comfy p.j.’s and a big pot of soup simmering on the stove.  After my diagnosis with celiac disease, I found it hard to find soup mixes or premade…

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Hold The Gluten Podcast 32 – Gluten Makes Me Grumpy

The latest episode of my Hold The Gluten Podcast is now live! Episode 32 “Gluten Makes Me Grumpy” Features: Feedback from listeners Scott and Nate about onion rings in the french fry order. Are you attending the Gluten Free Life TV Twitter Party on February 2nd? 2010 Gluten Free Cooking Expo April 17th & 18th…

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Trader Joe’s (BIG!) Brown Rice Tortillas

Becoming gluten free prompted many changes in my life.  While it may seem trivial, I was unfairly forced to ingest itty bitty tortillas.  Gone were the days when my dinner description included the words “quesadilla the size of your head”.   Now I know you are asking yourself the (totally valid) question: “Um, hello Maureen,…

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Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Rice Pasta & Cheddar

Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Rice Pasta & Cheddar is NOT the cheesiest.  Nor will you find Sponge Bob Square Pants, Scooby Doo, or Pokemon-shaped pasta inside the box.  That said, this mac n’ cheese does taste good.  A little doctoring of the cheese portion was needed (I like my pasta happily smothered in cheese sauce),…

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