Hotels cater to special diets; gluten-free food now on menus

It’s no longer enough for hotels to offer vegetarian food options. Now their menus are going gluten-free, dairy-free and macrobiotic to cater to Americans’ diets. For example: •Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar San Francisco this month began offering gluten-free items, such as Glutino pretzel twists, in its minibars. Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco in Portland, Ore., also has gluten-free Read more…

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10 Questions with KC – Kathy Casey

I met Kathy Casey for the first time years ago at a Food Show in San Francisco where she was introducing the crowd to her Cocktailor Drink Mixers – one sip of her Classic Cosmo mix, and I decided I liked her. Since then, she’s gone on to do some amazing things in the food Read more…

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GlutenTox Home Test Kit Empowers Celiac Disease Patients

When you’re on the gluten-free diet for medical reasons, such as celiac disease, it’s of vital importance to make sure your food doesn’t contain any gluten. Unfortunately, especially with lack of labeling guidelines by the FDA, just because your food is labeled “gluten-free” doesn’t mean that it is. Even when dining out at a restaurant or in Read more…

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Where & What I'm Eating

Here’s what I’ve been noshing on that I think you should try! Dungeness Crab Risotto at Scoma’s San Francisco – San Francisco is certainly the place to eat Dungeness Crab, and Scoma’s has been a favorite of my family for years. They get the crab risotto incredibly right – a creamy, hearty rice full of Read more…

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Omni Hotels introduce gluten-free breakfast buffets companywide

Are you on the gluten-free diet and looking for hotel accommodations?  Then check out Omni Hotels because they have introduced a gluten-free breakfast buffet station companywide.  The station will include gluten-free cereals, granola and a variety of breads and muffins.  The gluten-free items will be on a separate table with a dedicated toaster to avoid Read more…

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Boston Market's gravy goes gluten free

Boston Market has been hard at work making changes to its existing menu.  They are now offering calorie-conscious choices and reduced-sodium recipes for those of us who are moving towards healthier eating habits. Fortunately for the gluten-free community one of these menu changes includes the reformulation of their gravy to gluten free. By the end of February, Boston Read more…

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TGI Friday's introduces an allergen supplement menu

As of October 26th participating TGI Friday’s offer a new Allergen Supplement Menu.  From the press reslease it looks like the new menu will identify dishes that contain eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts, shellfish and more.  TGI Friday’s is not the type of restaurant we usually visit because their food is partially prepared and difficult to change Read more…

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