Triumph Dining Grocery Guide

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Praying for a Christmas miracle

Sorry I haven't been very prolific this week. I flew to Georgia for the holidays, and I just found out that my dad is in ICU and has taken a turn for the worse. I fly out in the wee hours tomorrow morning, and any prayers sure would be appreciated. Have a happy holiday. Eat safe.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Deadline for holiday orders from A&J and EvaRuths

The deadline for placing holiday orders from EvaRuth's in Middletown is Dec. 20. Here's the link to their order form:

The deadline for placing in-store orders at A&J Bakery in Cranston is December 20, and the cut-off for online orders is December 17. Anything ordered online after the 17th cannot be guaranteed that it will arrive by Christmas.Visit the store, or go to

A&J is having its First Annual Gingerbread House Decorating contest! It will run through December 30, 2012. All you have to do is submit photos of your fully decorated Allergen Friendly Gingerbread House to A&J Bakery to be considered for an award of Best House and/or Most Unique use of provided decorations. The top two winners in each category and within the three age brackets (Ages 4-7, 8-12 and 13-18) will receive their name placed on a plaque that will be kept in the store in addition to a $30 gift card. E-mail all pictures of your completed house to with the A&J Bakery House Box in the background, along with the person's name, address and age. Be sure to let them know which category you want to be entered into.

Friday, December 14, 2012

So here's my big secret...

DOH! I typed the date wrong. It's the DEC. 20 issue, just in time for Christmas. Now I know I haven't gotten enough sleep lately!

Keep your eyes peeled for the DEC. 20 "Last Minute Gift Guide" in the South County Independent and the North○East Independent newspapers. Yours truly has been allowed to write an article with my gift picks for the Twelve Days of Christmas, celiac-style.

I've had a lot of fun interviewing several local businesses, putting together a list of gifts that I believe would be good choices for someone with celiac disease. I hope you get a chance to check it out and leave me some feedback. You can comment here on this page, or you can post a comment to either my CeliacGirlRI FaceBook page, or to either of the Independent newspapers FaceBook pages (search for South County Independent or North○East Independent). You can even leave a comment on the website if you wish.

If you enjoy the article, let the papers know, so hopefully we'll get the chance to publish more GF information.

So that's why I haven't posted that much the past week or so. I've been busy in the community, talking to people for my article. Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

A few quick notes...

Amazon has another freebie cookbook for Kindle:

Coconut Flour! 47+ Irresistible Recipes for Baking with Coconut Flour: Perfect for Gluten Free, Celiac and Paleo Diets [2013 Edition]

by Donatella Giordano

Don't stress if you don't have a Kindle, you can download a free app for Mac or PC, and read it on your computer!


I was at Whole Foods Market in Cranston this week to get my calcium-magnesium citrate (a staple for all celiacs), and I saw that they had quinoa-cranberry-sweet potato patties. Since I'm a paranoid son-of-a-gun, I asked the deli guy if there were GF. He shared a sweet trick with me: if it has a purple label on the item, and it says Healthy Starts Here, it's GF! How cool is that! No more feeling like a pain in the butt when you ask them to check ingredients for you.


I've got a secret...

I'll share it with you soon. I've been talking to some really great GF sources in the community, and I have some info to share. So stay tuned, and I'll spill it as soon as I can.

Eat safe, K


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Update on Sugarbird Bakery status...

Just saw this post from Sugarbird Bakery on FaceBook:

Happy Holidays to you our dearest friends!! We have been taking meetings with venture capitalists, landlords, restaurant owners, entrepreneurs, franchise moguls, and even a supermarket chain...all with the intent of bringing Sugarbird back. We promise that we are still doing our best and hope you know how much we miss you. Keep your fingers week could lead to GOOD things. LOVE to you all XOXO

Let's hope they get their funding and find a new location. We miss you, Jill and Sugarbird!