Glen Ellen Star Paleo Pickup Dinner

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Starting Wednesday, September 16, and every following Wednesday through October 28, Glen Ellen Star will be creating a paleo pickup dinner menu. The offer coincides with the Lurong Living Challenge, a seven week CrossFit competition that combines diet and fitness to foster results.

Chef Ari Weiswasser, a CrossFit devotee composed a menu that is compliant with the Challenge’s “Elite Diet” for the competition. Knowing firsthand the lack of paleo-focused dining options, Chef Weiswasser wanted to create a menu that provides those participating in the challenge with an accessible and delicious way to fuel their dedication to the challenge. Each meal is available for $27.50 per person per menu.

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Pickup is available each Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. starting Wednesday, September 16, 2015 through Wednesday October 28, 2015 by reservation only; reservations must be made no later than Sunday night of the corresponding week at [email protected]

ABOUT: Located in Sonoma County, Glen Ellen Star, from husband and wife team Chef Ari Weiswasser and Erinn Benziger-Weiswasser, transforms California cuisine. Inspired by local, seasonal ingredients, Chef Ari Weiswasser marries simple California ingredients with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences. Resembling a quaint farmhouse that invokes the rural and rustic feeling of California wine country, Glen Ellen Star is an inviting, neighborhood-friendly restaurant that consistently exceeds expectations. Glen Ellen Star is open for dinner Sunday – Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. For more information, follow Glen Ellen Star on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

WHERE: Glen Ellen Star
13648 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, CA 95442
http://glenellenstar.com

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Yalla is coming to LA!!

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Yalla is a growing fast-casual restaurant brand specializing in authentic Mediterranean cuisine in a vibrant, environmentally-friendly space. Currently located in Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek in California’s Bay Area, Yalla is slated to launch six more stores by early 2016. Yalla will first arrive in Burbank in fall 2015, followed by Culver City and Torrance. Yalla will present its brand of fresh, accessible, and authentic cuisine in a welcoming yet refined environment to Angelenos.

Incorporating traditional Mediterranean spices and flavors along with classic grilling techniques, the restaurant offers a build-your-own Salad or Yalla Plate, including skewers, sauces, and toppings, as well as three Mediterranean side dishes. Yalla utilizes a patented open-rotisserie to prepare grilled-to-order meats at the optimum temperature in less than three minutes. Offering hormone and antibiotic-free meat and a variety of gluten-free sides and sauces, Yalla will be a welcome addition to the Los Angeles dining scene.

For dessert, the restaurant serves Soft Serve Greek Yogurt with the option to add toppings. Beverages include handcrafted lemonade, ice tea, local wines on tap, and local craft beer. With an eco-friendly ethos, Yalla only uses 100% compostable packaging, napkins, straws, utensils, and cups, and the atmosphere includes a live lemon tree, in-store herb wall, and a colorful display of seasonal sides and salads. Inspired by the Mediterranean marketplace experience, the restaurant offers a warm and inviting environment for guests to enjoy accessible, authentic, and healthful cuisine. For more information, please visit www.yallamedi.com.

Caviar

Caviar is a new food ordering and delivery platform, partnering directly with restaurants to bring amazing food right to customers’ doorsteps. With locations in major cities such as NYC, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, Caviar is spreading rapidly and taking each city by storm. Caviar’s presence in Manhattan is especially big, and they make ordering incredibly easy.

We at NOBREAD love takeout… who doesn’t?! So we put together a list of our top 10 gluten-free finds on Caviar!

The Little Beet

The first 100% gluten-free fast casual NYC dining establishment, The Little Beet is a definite must for those of you who crave a healthy meal that is quick and delicious as well. All ingredients are all-natural, seasonal, hormone-free, and antibiotic free. You can either order a pre-arranged salad, or create your own plate with one protein and 2-3 sides. Personal favorites for sides are their charred broccoli, cauliflower, string beans, grilled sweet potato and kale!

Gluten free hand roll at Uma Temakeria

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Uma specializes in hand-rolled sushi—a seaweed cone filled with raw fish, rice, and vegetables—which is a great healthy alternative to fast food. You can choose from chef-designed rolls or create your own; almost all the items on the menu are gluten-free! Personal favorites from the chef creations are the tsumi tuna with green apple and wasabi ginger, and the isara salmon with seaweed salad and creamy miso!

Otto’s Tacos

If you’re a die-hard taco fan, you have to try Otto’s Tacos. The tortillas at Otto’s Tacos are 100% gluten-free. The shrimp taco with serrano cream is delicious, and don’t forget to order a side of the masa fries and guacamole—a combination that will have you ordering more!

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Black Tap Burgers 

In the mood for gluten-free burgers and beers? Black Tap’s buns and sauces are gluten-free, as well as their patties. They even offer a gluten-free veggie burger! The California burger—a turkey burger topped with avocado, cheese, and truffle mayo—is not to be missed. Black Tap’s Brussels sprouts are also amazing and the perfect side order to supplement your meal.

Chalk Point Kitchen

Chalk Point Kitchen prides itself on its market to table practices and use of NYC’s finest vegetables, taking classic veggies and infusing them with modern flavors. One of the most popular and delicious dishes is the Roasted Heirloom Carrots with black truffle, lemon and ricotta. If ordering from the brunch menu, definitely get the avocado hash with two griddled eggs, Yukon gold potatoes, lemon and cilantro.

Randolph Beer

At Randolph, you can get your fix of American and bar-food favorites. The hummus with no pita and extra veggies, corn off the cob, and “Evil Sprouts” (Brussels sprouts) are our personal gluten-free favorites. Also, any of the burgers and sandwiches can be made gluten-free. Randolph has an awesome brunch, and if you can’t make it in to the restaurant for their bottomless brunch deal, the sautéed kale hash with tomatoes, potatoes, and an egg on top is the perfect brunch item to order for delivery.

Vegan chocolate chunk and coconut chocolate chip at OddFellows

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Homemade ice cream that’s hormone-free and dairy additive-free— what’s not to like? While the majority of the flavors at OddFellows are gluten-free, they’ve also just introduced a line of vegan flavors as well, such as the Thai Iced Cream, Chocolate Chunk, Toasted Coconut Dark, and Chocolate and Coffee Crunch. In addition, OddFellows also offers daily rotating dairy-free sorbet flavors like Raspberry Pink Peppercorn and Grapefruit Jalapeno.

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Rosemary’s

Ordering gluten-free at an Italian restaurant can be hard, but at Rosemary’s it couldn’t be easier. Rosemary’s serves a variety of vegetable and raw seafood appetizers, salads filled with seasonal vegetables harvested from their roof, and meat dishes garnished with delicious Contorni. Most importantly, all pasta entrees can be made gluten-free! The octopus salme appetizer is phenomenally tender and topped with cauliflower/tomato salsa. Also, the chopped salad “Siciliana” with golden raisins and crispy chickpeas is delicious and a personal favorite.

Kitchen sink gluten free chicken meatballs at The Meatball Shop

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For those of you who are miss your meatball-eating days, fear no more. The Meatball Shop’s chicken meatballs are gluten-free! Pair the chicken meatballs with pesto or classic tomato sauce, on top of the daily roast veggies for the perfect dish. Don’t miss their amazing veggie options too: sautéed broccoli, Brussels sprouts, butternut squash and more!

Eight Turn Crepe

Crepes that are made with rice flour and naturally gluten-free!? Eight Turn Crepe offers both savory and sweet crepes with options ranging from the ‘Truffled Egg White Omelet” to the ‘Famous BLT’ all the way to ‘Banana Nut Chocolate.” Whether you are craving breakfast or lunch, or just a mid-day dessert, you can find a crepe to fit any taste or time of day. Almost all crepes are gluten-free, and those that aren’t (like the Chicken Thai) can be made gluten-free with a quick fix (no wasabi)!

 

Make your first order on Caviar, here!  

 

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Bakeology

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There is a common misconception that gluten-free products are all healthier than their gluten-filled counterparts, but in reality many processed GF foods contain more fat and sugar to make up for the lack of gluten. Because of this, NOBREAD is always on the hunt for GF products that are not just tasty, but HEALTHY as well. Bakeology cookie bites definitely fit the bill thanks to their short ingredient list and perfectly sweet, but not artificial, taste.

Bakeology was started by a mother/daughter duo with a passion for baking. Although it took time for the duo to devise the perfect flour mix and find the right ingredients to make delicious cookies that were both gluten free AND vegan, they certainly achieved their goal in the end. Using a mix of almond flour, white rice flour, and tapioca starch, the team perfected the texture. For a hint of sweetness, they mixed in cane juice, vanilla and spices, as well as chocolate chips in their Chocolate Chip cookies. Other cookie flavors include Snickerdoodle and Vanilla Chai Shortbread. You definitely can’t go wrong with their bestseller, the Chocolate Chip cookies. The taste is rich, and even my gluten-eating friends agreed they never would have known the cookies were gluten-free!

Currently Bakeology’s cookie bites are only available in stores in California, but you can order them online, too. Trust me, one bite and you will be raving about your new go-to treat. Gluten-free, vegan, and healthy!!

Buy yours here!