Looking Local Gluten Free Series: Interview with JoAnn’s Desserts

The third installment of the Looking Local Gluten Free Series introduces us to JoAnn of JoAnn’s Desserts. JoAnn is new to the entrepreneur world, her company has only been open for little over a year, but she is hardly new to gluten free baking. This is a company I again came across at the Farmer’s Read More …

Looking Local Gluten Free Series: Interview with COPIA Granola

Next up in the Looking Local Gluten Free series I have the pleasure of interviewing Grace, the owner of COPIA Granola. I’ve met Grace at several different Farmer’s Markets across the island and she has such a bubbly and passionate presence. Being a Celiac I was initially cautious of gluten free granola containing oats but Read More …

Looking Local Gluten Free Series: Interview with End of the Line

Long Island New York is a great place for those of us who are gluten free. From gluten free bakeries to spice companies our stores, farmer’s markets, and shops are teaming with locally made gluten free products. In an effort to share some of these companies with you I’ve created a new series:¬†Looking Local Gluten Read More …

Welcome Home to RM Bistro: A Gluten Free Restaurant Review

Sometimes a restaurant opens that reminds you of home; it just has that comforting feeling like you could spend the entire night curled up with a hot cup of tea. RM Bistro, which opened in October in Commack NY and serves progressive Indian cuisine, is one such place. The owners and chefs, members of the Read More …

Support Long Island Gluten Free Companies by Shopping at Taste the East End

My day job as a Prevention Specialist/Community Development Specialist doing community substance abuse prevention work brings me all over Long Island, from Sag Harbor to Oceanside. The benefit of this, when I give myself the time anyway, is that I get to explore fun new towns and shops I wouldn’t otherwise visit. It’s sometimes like Read More …

Gluten Free Long Island: East End Highlights

I love this mostly overpriced place that I call home. We’ve got some of the best beaches in the world, we’re close in proximity to New York City, and we’ve got great eclectic foods that easily mirror our multicultural population. This lends itself to Long Island having a variety of different ‘atmospheres’, one of my Read More …

Kalustyan’s: A Great Way to Spice Things Up

If there is anything I have too much of it’s probably spices and seasonings. See, I have a 2 foot deep by 1.5 foot wide shelf dedicated entirely to spices and seasoning, this doesn’t include sauces and marinade which go with the canned goods. There’s a three tier rack in the back of that shelf, Read More …