Saturday, July 31, 2010

Litehouse Lite Ranch

Over the 4th of July holiday weekend, I was at my friend Sarah's house in Newport Beach.  I hadn't brought any food down for the barbecue because I didn't think I'd stay that long.

After grossly overstaying my welcome, I was happy to hear that Sarah was prepared for me in the event that I decided to stay.  Along with a few packages of Trader Joe's Chicken Sausage, which has "Gluten Free" written on the back of its packaging, Sarah had picked up a Lite Ranch dipping sauce to go along with some fresh veggies.

 When I first started to read the ingredients of Litehouse's Lite Ranch, I was a bit baffled by the inclusion of guar gum and other similar compounds.  I was relieved to see that Litehouse conveniently marks its products "Gluten Free" if they are gluten free.  This saved me the headache of calling the company and asking for information.

After doing a bit of digging, I've also found that the company publishes a list of products that do not contain gluten on its website in the FAQ section.

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Litehouse Foods

Friday, July 9, 2010

Babycakes Frosting Party Video!

Gluten Free Freak, my partner in crime for Babycakes' Frosting Party just posted the awesome video below of us conducting our frosting lessons.

Check it out!

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130 E. 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013 (Map)
248 Broome Street
New York, NY 10002 (Map)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New Mani's Restaurant To Open

This just in: Mani's on Fairfax will be expanding its restaurants to include a new location called Mani's on Maple, appropriately placed on Maple in Beverly Hills.

Mani's on Fairfax is one of my favorite places in LA.  It offers a plentiful selection of gluten free menu options and treats, including cupcakes and peanut butter bites.  I'm looking forward to an additional location.  My previous post on Mani's can be found here.

For more information, check out Eater LA's coverage here.

UPDATED:  It seems that Mani's on Maple will be replacing Mani's existing location on Fairfax.  Check here for the news from Mani's official site.
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Mani's on Fairfax
519 S. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036 (Map)
Mani's on Maple
345 N. Maple Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (Map)

Legume Chips

I saw tihs article while I was perusing the New York Times today about chips without gluten: "With These Chips, Who Needs Salsa?"

I'm not sure whether these are produced in a wheat-free facility as I haven't seen them on shelves yet, but wanted to give you a heads up!  It seems that Garden of Eden stores sells these "Flamous" chips, as does Whole Foods.

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Flamous Brands
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Whole Foods
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