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    Gryphon Myers recently graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in interdisciplinary studies, research emphasis in art, society and technology. He is a lifelong vegetarian, an organic, local and GMO-free food enthusiast and a high fructose corn syrup abstainer. He currently lives in Northern California. He also writes about and designs video games at Homunkulus.

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    Dyani Barber
    With three children, it feels like I am always on the go, so I am always on the lookout for nutritious gluten-free snacks that I can keep in my car or grab on my way out the door.  However, recently I've grown tired of the typical flavor profile found with most gluten-free nutrition bars, but I really did want to find one that would excite my taste buds. 
    I was particularly happy when I came across SOYJOY's pineapple flavored gluten-free bars.  At first, I was a little worried that the pineapple flavor would taste artificial, or that it would have an overpowering pineapple taste.  Thankfully, that wasn't the case!  They use real dried pineapple and juice (what a concept), and that is only a small part of what this makes this bar a tropical treat.  SOYJOY's gluten free pineapple bars have a nice texture that is moist with bits of dried pineapple, raisins and coconut, which gives it a pleasant chewy texture.  It reminds me of a tropical cookie more than it does a nutrition bar. 
    Unlike other gluten free bars, SOYJOY kept the ingredient list pure and simple so you know exactly what you are eating.  They use ground whole soy, which is high in nutrients like protein, fiber and iron, and the bar is also rich in antioxidants and minerals.  Although this bar was smaller than I had expected, it was just enough to keep me satisfied between meals.  With only 140 calories per bar, 4 grams of protein, and 3 grams of fiber, this bar is certainly a little treasure that I will be sure to stock up on.  They also are perfect to keep in the car or handy for travel since they hold up well in the heat. 
    If you’re looking to be pleasantly surprised like I was, then I would recommend giving them a try.
    For more info visit: http://soyjoy.elsstore.com/view/category/27281-flavors/


     
     
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    Gryphon Myers
    I love pizza, but I am not on a gluten-free or dairy-free diet, so I am admittedly a bit skeptical of gluten-free or dairy-free pizzas. This pizza is both, and surprisingly, I was into it.
    The crust didn't taste like what I'm used to, but it was good. I've tried dairy-free pizzas with “cheese” that didn't melt properly and felt weird in my mouth. This cheese melts very well and gets pretty close to the real thing (just be sure to follow the final instruction and broil it for two minutes). The pizza tasted great, I just wish it had a bit more "cheese".
    For more information, visit their site.
     
     
     
     
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    Gryphon Myers
    You may have caught my enthusiastic review of Attune Foods Erewhon Buckwheat & Hemp cereal from last year. Well, it's time I inform you that they've done it again: Attune Foods Erewhon Quinoa & Chia gluten-free cereal is a great way to add two superfoods to your diet, and makes a tasty corn flakes alternative.
    Like all their cereals, Attune Foods has done a great job of maximizing health benefits and keeping the ingredients list rich with wholesome ingredients, while still delivering a tasty product that isn't a pain to eat. This cereal is similar to corn flakes, but not quite as flaky: it's a little tougher and chewier, and holds up to milk better. Health reasons aside, I actually prefer it to corn flakes, as it doesn't turn into a mushy mess in 5 minutes!
    Attune Foods Erewhon Quinoa & Chia cereal is great for you, and should make a welcome addition to any gluten-free household's breakfast reserves. You can find it (exclusively) at Whole Foods.
    For more information, visit their website.
     
     
     
     
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    Celiac.com Sponsor: Review
    If you love a good hamburger or hot dog on occasion as I do and you want something more than ketchup and mustard to spice it up, try Herbert's Chow Chow Original Gourmet Relish.  
    Chunks of fresh cabbage and spices create a delicious sauce that is thick and savory.  Use this relish as a condiment, as a dip for chips or even as a healthy snack.  
    What other relish does all that?  Herbert's Chow Chow has no preservatives and is fat free and is also gluten-free.  Once you try it, you may never buy regular relish in the grocery store again.  
    For more information visit their site:  http://allamericanrelish.com
     
     
    Review written by Patricia Seeley.

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