Koi Restaurant

Koi Restaurant- Tons of Gluten Free Options

I’m so excited to have an interview with Executive Chef Rob Lucas and Pastry Chef Sarah Variel from Koi Restaurant for you this week. They have some amazing gluten-free items on the menu.  The photos look so good right?!?! You will definitely eat like a king or queen at Koi. Some of my favorite gluten free items on the menu are Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna, Molten Chocolate Cake and the new Cheesecake. Can you tell I like dessert?

They are located in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, Bangkok and Abu Dhabi. Check out their site to learn more:  http://www.koirestaurant.com/

Here is Gluten Free Avenger Episode 15:  Koi Restaurant- Tons of Gluten Free Options– please click below or use link to go to Youtube- https://youtu.be/ToNuXix7D8g

Below are just some of the Gluten Free Options at Koi…I don’t know about you but my mouth is watering just looking at the photos.  Thank you so much for watching and reading!  If you haven’t already, please subscribe to my YouTube channel.  I’m also on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.  Please let me know if you check out Koi and what your favorite menu items are.

Crispy Rice topped with Spicy Tuna
Crispy Rice topped with Spicy Tuna
Steamed Chilean Sea Bass
Steamed Chilean Sea Bass
Flourless Molten Chocolate Cake
Flourless Molten Chocolate Cake
Cheesecake
Cheesecake
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gluten free expo

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 very wheat-like flour.  This flour has a lot more fiber than regular gluten-free flours too. I have a sample of his cake flour that I’m going to be using for some cookies, so I will definitely let you know. Steve says that I should be able to use one cup of his flour for each cup of wheat flour that’s called for in my recipe.  … Read Full Post

Walkers Shortbread Interview from the Natural Products Expo West

I don’t know about you, but for me Walkers Shortbread is synonymous with shortbread cookies. My mom would occasionally have them in the pantry and what a treat.  I was very sad that I couldn’t eat them anymore when I became gluten-free. Well not anymore….in my latest interview from the Natural Products Expo West, I interview Lisa Sherman of Walkers Shortbread and she introduces me to their new gluten-free shortbread cookies, which come in three different flavors. I’m a classic girl so I love the Classic Shortbread cookie but the Ginger Lemon and Chocolate Chip Shortbread are also amazing. If you can’t find them in your local store, you can order them online here’s the link: http://us.walkersshortbread.com/category/GlutenFree_Shortbread/1377.aspx

Here is Gluten Free Avenger Episode 11:  Walkers Shortbread Interview from the Natural Products Expo West– please click below or use link to go to Youtube- https://youtu.be/7a-PKKa5Qqo

Thank you so much for watching and reading!  If you haven’t already, please subscribe to my YouTube channel.  I’m also on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

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Van's Foods

Van’s Foods Interview from the Natural Products Expo West

I’ve been a big fan of Van’s Foods products for years, so I was so excited to meet and interview with Sarah Nicholson of Van’s Foods at last month’s Natural Products Expo West. I’ll never forget the time that a guy at a whole foods store made fun of me for buying the dairy free and gluten-free waffles. I like that many of the products have whole grains and are nutritious as well as a great treat. I’m certainly going to be getting some of the snack bars to keep in my purse. Hope you like this interview. Please let me know what you think in the comments below. If you have any suggestions or ideas for future blogs or interviews I’d love to hear them.

Gluten Free Avenger Episode 9:  Van’s Foods Interview from the Natural Products Expo West– click below or use link- https://youtu.be/roHfN5Zw5Qc

Thank you so much for watching and reading!

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Bob's Redmill Interview

Bob’s Red Mill Interview from Natural Products Expo West

Here is my second interview from the Natural Products Expo West, with Cassidy Stockton, Social Media Manager for Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods.  She was so nice to chat with…especially after a long day at the conference.  She talks about some great new gluten free products Bob’s Red Mill has in stores, as well as how the company got started in the gluten free world.

Gluten Free Avenger Episode 8:  Bob’s Redmill Interview from the Natural Products Expo West– click below or use link- https://youtu.be/ArH2XOFCLyw

Thank you so much for watching and reading!

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