Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Mr. Gatti's Gluten-Free Pizza!!

I was so excited to not only receive this picture of an insert for Gatti's gluten-free pizza thanks to my friend Jeff, but also to drive by and see a nice, big poster too! Gatti's is taking g-free mainstream at all of its Austin locations according to the advertising - and I couldn't be happier!

As many of you have noticed from Domino's recent news, cross-contamination is a huge problem when it comes to eating gluten-free in a mainstream location. Gatti's requires their employees to take a training course on gluten-free, take a test to ensure they understand and then follow strict procedures in the kitchen to avoid any problems. This means that even Celiac customers are safe and can have this pizza without fear, and you don't have to worry about mix-ups with orders because there is a designated gluten-free specialist who fields them all.

While I know other restaurants offer gluten-free pizza here in town, Gatti's has a great price point that is hard to beat and offers a 12" option that is better for families. Let me know if you try and what you think!


On their website they still list only 6 locations -  but don't worry, the inserts never lie! Added bonus - they actually do it right...


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Off the Menu: Cover 3



Cover 3 is right down the street from both  my house and my new internship, with the added bonus of being centrally located for almost everyone! It is a great happy hour location with free wi-fi if you have business meetings.

In addition to the official gluten-free menu items listed below (from their on-site menu) you can get the hamburgers without a bun as long as you make sure to explain that it must be kept from cross-contamination.

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Cover 3 Salad
Mixed greens, candied walnuts, sliced fuji apples & crumbled goat cheese, raspberry-dijon vinaigrette

Allendale
Baby spinach & mixed greens with brick chicken, applewood smoked bacon, dates, avocado, chopped egg, red onion, blue cheese & candied walnuts with honey-balsamic vinaigrette

Brick Chicken
Semi-boneless 1/2 chicken with classic Sicilian vinaigrette & garlic mashed potatoes

Jumbo North Atlantic Scallops
White wine & goat cheese sauce, applewood smoked bacon & toasted almonds

8oz. Filet Mignon
With gorgonzola butter & garlic mashed potatoes

Sides: sauteed spinach, seasonal vegetables

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Gluten-Free Products from Heinz

All I've got to say is WOW...

Heinz Ketchup

All sizes Ketchup
All sizes No Salt Added
All sizes One Carb
All sizes Reduced Sugar
All sizes Organic
All sizes Balsamic
411000 Hot & Spicy Flavored Tomato Ketchup

Baked Beans

1300000450 Heinz Vegetarian Baked Beans
1300050540 Heinz Homestyle Molasses & Pork
1300050500 Heinz Homestyle Brown Sugar
1300050510 Heinz Homestyle Maple Flavor
1300050570 Heinz Homestyle Chipotle BBQ style

Classico

4112907700 Fire Roasted Tomato & Garlic
4112907762 Four Cheese
4112907702 Italian Sausage
4112907722 Mushroom and Ripe Olives
4112907782 Roasted Garlic
4112907742 Spicy Red Pepper
4112907775 Spicy Tomato & Pesto
4112907776 Spinach and Cheese
4112907755 Sun Dried Tomato
4112907712 Tomato & Basil
4112927445 Cabernet Marinara
4112907785 Triple Mushroom
4112907790 Traditional Sweet Basil
4112907705 Vodka Sauce
4112963110 Spicy Tomato Basil
4112963210 Carmelized Onion & Roasted Garlic
4112963180 Organic Tomato Herbs & Spices
4112963000 Organic Spinach & Garlic
4112926000 Marinara w/ Plum Tomatoes & Olive Oil
4112907764 Roasted Garlic Alfredo
4112907769 Sun Dried Tomato Alfredo
4112927463 Four Cheese Alfredo
4112907763 Creamy Alfredo
4112907765 Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo
4112916000 Mushroom Alfredo
4112941140 Light Creamy Alfredo
4112941145 Roasted Poblano Alfredo
4112900005 Basil Pesto
4112900006 Sun Dried Tomato Pesto
4112900005 Garlic Bruschetta
4112900006 Basil & Tomato Bruschetta


Heinz Heritage Gluten Free Retail Products

309610, 306910, 303570 JD Original #7 BBQ Sauce (all sizes)
309640, 009680, 009760 JD Honey Smokehouse BBQ Sauce (all sizes)
406950, 306930, 303790 JD Hickory Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce (all sizes
309630 JD Spicy BBQ Sauce
306530 JD Masterblend BBQ Sauce
306490 JD Steakhouse BBQ Sauce
520510 JD Marinade-in-Bag Smoky Mesquite
526570 JD Marinade-in-Bag Classic Steakhouse
520610 JD Marinade-in-Bag Honey Teriyaki
520710 JD Marinade-in-Bag Garlic and Herb
006460 JD Original Steak Sauce
006470 JD Smokey Steak Sauce

Vinegar

1300000182 Heinz Balsamic Vinegar
1300000176 Heinz Gourmet Garlic Wine Vinegar
1300000179 Heinz Gourmet Malt Vinegar
1300000175 Heinz Premium Red Wine Vinegar
1300000178 Heinz Premium Salad Vinegar
1300000177 Heinz Premium Tarragon Vinegar
1300000814 Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar
1300058160 Heinz Distilled White Vinegar
1300057700 Heinz Apple Cider Flavored Vinegar

Sauces

1300000112 Chili Sauce Retail
1300000113 Seafood Cocktail Sauce
1300000170 Zesty Cocktail Sauce
1300000314 Heinz Horseradish
1300000307 Tartar Sauce
1300052130 Sloppy Joe Sauce
1300052680 Heinz Traditional Steak Sauce, all Sizes
1300000680 Slow Cooker Sweet & Tangy Sauce
5160022002, 51600800002, 5160022003, 5160022001, 5160022004, 5160080004, 5160000024, 5160022024, 5160000220, 516000301 L&P Worcestershire Sauce (all sizes)
5160000250 L&P Reduced Sodium Worcestershire
5160022501 L&P Chicken Marinade
5160000210 L&P Thick Classic Worcestershire Sauce
5160000207 L&P Traditional Steak Sauce
5160000230 L&P Roasted Garlic Worcestershire Sauce
1300000558 Baby Kosher Dills
1300000656 Bread & Butter Sandwich Slices
1300000506 Processed Dill Pickles
1300000547 Kosher Dills
1300000548 Kosher Dill Spears
1300000579 Hamburger Dill Chips
1300000520 Genuine Dill Pickles
1300000551 Bread n Butter Slices
1300000539 Sweet Cucumber Slices
1300000597 Sweet Gherkins
1300000592 Sweet Midget Gherkins
1300000555 Polish Dill Spears
1300000558 Baby Kosher Dills


Heinz Consumer Products

1312001365 Ore-Ida Grillers, Original Think Cut Potatoes
1312001366 Ore-Ida Grillers, Seasoned think Cut Potatoes
1312000800 Steak Fries
1312000828 Shoestrings
1312000286 Golden Crinkles®
1312000291 Golden Crinkles®
1312000433 Golden Crinkles®
1312006588 Golden Crinkles®
1312000258 Golden Fries®
1312000278 Golden Fries®
1312008564 Golden Crinkles®
1312008572 Golden Crinkles®
1312001892 Valley Select French Fries
1312001890 Valley Select Crinkles
1312000455 Zesty Twirls®
1312001494 Extra Crispy Golden Crinkles®
1312001500 Extra Crispy Seasoned Crinkles
1312000483 Golden Twirls®
1312000764 Texas Crispers!®
1312000435 Extra Crispy Fast Food Fries™
1312001417 Extra Crispy Fast Food Fries™
1312001492 Extra Crispy Fast Food Fries™
1312000484 Zesties!®
1310001320 Sweet Potato Fries
1312001330 Sweet Potato Fries
1312001321 Sweet Potato Steak Fries
1312001322 Sweet Potato Crinkles Fries
1312001461 Country Style French Fries
1312000428 Country Style Steak Fries
1312001884 CIC Hash Browns, Peppers & Onion
1312000080 Golden Patties!® (9 count)
1312000192 Toaster Hash Browns
1312000084 Hashbrowns
1312000469 Potatoes O'Brien
1312000833 Country Style HB
1312000862 Country Style HB (Club)
1312000392 Hashbrowns Southern Style
1312001150 Extra Crispy Easy Fries™ Golden Fries
1312001251 Easy Fries™ Easy Golden Crinkles
1312001259 Extra Crispy Easy Fast Food Fries™
1312000019 Onion Tots
1312006082 2 LB Tater Tots
1312000434 4 LB Tater Tots
1312001203 5 LB Tater Tots
1312001261 Extra Crispy Tater Tots
1312008566 8 LB Tots (Club)
1312000133 Crispy Crowns
1312001860 Crispy Crowns
1312000026 Mini Tater Tots®
1312001036 Crispers!®
1312001348 Roasted Original
1312000473 Chopped Onions

Delimex Retail and Club

1769600018 Beef Tamales Retail
1769600019 Chicken & Cheese Tamale
1769600020 Beef Taquitos
1769600028 Beef Taquito
1769600029 Chicken Taquito
1769600033 Beef Tamales
1769600095 Beef Taquito
1769600096 Chicken Taquito
1769600213 Seasoned Beef & Cheddar Rolled Tacos
1769600214 3-Cheese Taquito
1769600315 Taquitos Traditional - Beef
1769600316 Taquitos Traditional - Chicken
1769600450 Taquitos - Beef
1769600451 Taquitos - Chicken
1769601012 Chicken Taquito
1769601048 Beef Taquito
1769601180 Beef Taquitos
1769601189 Chicken Taquito
1769602640 Taquitos Grande - Beef
1769602630 Taquitos Grande - Chicken


Smart Ones Meals


2580002011 Broccoli & Cheddar Roasted Potatoes
2580002247 Lemon Herb Chicken Piccata
2580002360 Santa Fe Rice & Beans
2580002918 Chicken Santa Fe
2580002931 Cranberry Turkey
2580002039 Cheesy Scramble with Hashbrowns
2580002651 Three Cheese Omelet

Monday, May 21, 2012

Off the Menu: Bartlett's Austin

Bartlett's is located at Anderson and Burnet and boasts a WIDE variety of gluten-free dishes. Their sandwiches have buns courtesy of Smart Flour Foods and the remainder of the menu is delicious and full. Check it out!

STARTERS & SIDES
Home Smoked Salmon without toast points    15Artichokes (when available)   13Shoestring French Fries   5Cole slaw   5Seasonal Vegetable   5Wilted Spinach   5True Idaho Baked Potato   6



Burgers and Sandwiches

All burgers and sandwiches are served without buns
Add a gluten free bun from Smart Flour Foods for $1.50

CHEESEBURGER*   15
Fresh ground chuck with Cheddar, tomato, lettuce, pickles, and onion

CANADIAN BURGER*   15
Canadian bacon, chopped Cheddar and onion

BRENTWOOD CHICKEN SANDWICH   15
Marinated chicken breast with Jack cheese, red onion, tomato, and arugula

FRESH FISH SANDWICH*   17
Grilled 6 oz fillet with leaf lettuce, tomato, red onion and our Chef's dressing
+ Choose: Coleslaw, French Fries or Seasonal Vegetable
Salads
GRILLED CHICKEN SALAD   15
Mixed greens and corn tortilla strips with honey-lime vinaigrette

CLUB SALAD   15
Grilled chicken with mixed greens, smokehouse bacon, avocado, egg, and tomato

SASHIMI TUNA SALAD*   MKT
Pan-seared ahi tuna with cilantro-ginger vinaigrette, mixed greens, red onion, avocado, mango and tomatoes
*Please specify no soy sauce


ASIAN CHICKEN SALAD   19
Rotisserie chicken with avocado, mango, and herbs in Thai dressing
CAESAR SALAD   10
Crisp Romaine with Reggiano and our eggless Caesar dressing

TRADITIONAL SALAD   10
Mixed greens, carrots, corn, chopped egg, and smokehouse bacon
+Dressings: Blue Cheese, Mustard-Honey, Buttermilk Garlic, or Vinaigrette
Entrees:
TODAY'S FRESH FISH*   MKT
Filleted in house daily, simply grilled over hardwood, with seasonal vegetable

SEASONAL VEGETABLE PLATE   17
This season's hand-selected vegetables

ROTISSERIE CHICKEN   19
Half a roasted chicken with crushed herbs, served with wilted spinach

DOUBLE-CUT PORK CHOP   26
Cured in-house and hardwood grilled, served with a baked potato
ROASTED PRIME RIB*   33
Aged prime rib roasted on the bone, served
with a baked potato
*Please specify no Au Jus


HAND-CUT FILET*   36
Beef tenderloin grilled over hardwood,
served with wilted spinach
+Caesar or Traditional Salad to accompany your entrĂ©e   6
Dessert:
Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream   2
Orange Chocolate Pot de Creme 5

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Fox Barrel Cider



I absolutely love that my classmates are spread all across the country for the summer. Don't get me wrong, I'm going to miss them, but at the same time I get texts, emails and pictures of some really cool gluten-free things. On their way to D.C. some friends took a quick pic of an advertisement for Fox Barrel Cider because it boldly says "GLUTEN FREE"!


They have 4 different ciders at this time:
- Apricot Pear
- Pacific Pear
- Blackberry Pear
- Ginger and Blackcurrant

Now I'll definitely be on the lookout for this beverage so I can give it a try myself!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Off the Menu: J. Black's

SO excited that one of the west 6th locations has jumped on the gluten-free bandwagon! Since starting my work with Smart Flour Foods I've been thrilled at some of the locations coming through the pipeline that are choosing to carry g-free pizzas and more. Find the menu items below!

Added bonus - they have fantastic happy hours and all toppings are gluten-free too! I know what I'm suggesting next time :)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Domino's Gluten-Free Pizza: Scary!

Anytime I find a restaurant that is adding gluten-free food items I get so excited...more options is always good, right? Unfortunately, after seeing the video below from Domino's I'm nervous for the launch of their "gluten-free" pizza. When I first heard, I thought it was fantastic that such a large chain would be bringing g-free pizza mainstream, but watch this video and you'll notice that:

- It isn't really gluten-free - they tell Celiac patients not to touch it
- There is cross contamination happening all over the place (oven, hands, pans)
- No mention of toppings and what is/is not gluten-free
- Side note: also doesn't look very good (they should've gone with Smart Flour Foods!)

Let me know what you think...



Tuesday, May 8, 2012

NatureBox - Healthy Snacks Delivery



Through a classmate of mine I was connected with one of the founders of NatureBox.com. We had a call where he was able to explain their mission to me, and where they plan on going in the future...to allergen specific boxes. This means that one can order a monthly delivery of all gluten-free, nut-free, dairy free, etc. snacks to their door.

At this time they have a monthly subscription for just $19.95 -  and you receive a box just like the one to the right. Below you can find an example - it is the contents of the April box and on the website there are also nutrition facts for each item.

I just have to say that I cannot WAIT for the ability to personalize these boxes to my special dietary needs. I encourage you all to join in and spread the word!


April Foods

NatureBox Dried Pears

Nothing but fresh, sun-sweetened pears here.  If you’ve never tried dried pears before, we promise you won’t be disappointed. Their soft, buttery texture makes them perfect for dessert or paired with a serving of cheese for a fibrous and filling snack.

NatureBox Peppery Pistachios

We know you’re going to love cracking open these sea salt and pepper pistachios but did you know that the act of shelling and eating each pistachio, called the Pistachio Principle, helps you feel full faster and eat less? That’s because you’re more likely to slow down and listen to your hunger cues.

NatureBox Smokey Pumpkin Seeds

If you look carefully at these seeds, you’ll notice that some are small, flat and dark green – these are known as pepitas. Others are encased in a yellow or white hull, which are the seeds you would pull out of a Halloween pumpkin. Both varieties are excellent sources of phytosterols which lowers cholesterol and fills you up.

NatureBox Zingy Currants

Our Zingy Currants are similar in flavor to California raisins but sweeter with a less chewy texture. These currants are native to the central California valley, where conditions mimic those where currants were first grown in Greece. These currants prefer a little morning sun and shade in the afternoon – coincidentally, two great times for a snack.

NatureBox Cranberry Jubilee

Our Cranberry Jubilee is full of exotic ingredients like papaya and Brazil nuts which just might trick your taste buds into thinking they’re off on a warm, sunny beach. A handful of our Cranberry Jubilee mix will energize you without the afternoon sugar crash.