Is Your Gluten-Free Dough too Soft and Chewy? Our Tasti-Grain is Thin and Crispy!

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by Jenny Dean

Thin Pizza CrustSo you’ve  found a few frozen dough manufacturers that offer gluten-free dough; but you’re still having trouble finding one that offers good dough? This is because it can be hard to work with gluten-free flour, and not all manufacturers can do it.

With white or whole wheat flour, the dough becomes smooth and not at all sticky while it’s being formed. This is not necessarily true for gluten-free dough. Gluten-free dough is by its very nature somewhat sticky, because it does not have the binding gluten needed to make it form into a nice smooth ball. While it’s still possible to prepare pizza using this dough, it’s evident in the finished product through the soft chewy dough. This is still fairly tasty, and still good for those with celiac disease; but not so good for those who like a crispy thin pizza crust.

At DeIorio’s though, our Tasti-Grain is gluten-free and thin and crispy. You can even buy them in shells so there’s no need to let it sit out and thaw; something else that can sometimes add to a softer dough. Our gluten-free dough balls however, are also available for those who want to offer gluten-free calzones or breadsticks to their customers.

All of our gluten-free products at DeIorio’s have been so professionally prepared, and use such a high-quality gluten-free flour that helps minimize sticking and handling issues. 

Want to Offer Gluten-Free Bruschetta? With Tasti-Grain, You Can!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by Jenny Dean

Retail Pizza DoughDespite the number of people flowing through your pizza joint’s doors asking for gluten-free pizza dough, gluten-free is not just the latest trend. Celiac disease, that which inhibits certain individuals from digesting gluten, has become an especially prevalent condition among many.

It’s because of this that offering gluten-free products is so important. But those who suffer from celiac disease still find it so hard to find some of life’s palate-pleasing pleasures. But when you use Tasti-Grain Gluten Free pizza dough, you can offer them many satisfying alternatives. Start with bruschetta, and see where your imagination takes you from there!

When organizing your supplies for this recipe, try to be certain that the pan and utensils are used exclusively for gluten free items or at least thorougly cleaned before baking to avoid any chance of cross contamination. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and place Tasti-Grain frozen pizza shells on a the pizza stone. Add diced tomatoes, minced onions, and minced garlic and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with dried basil, drizzle generously with extra-virgin olive oil and place in the hot oven. Allow the bruschetta to bake for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, finally roll up some basil leaves and slice them so they form thin ribbons. When bruschetta comes out of the oven, sprinkle the basil generously over top.

You can offer any gluten-free products that you want to your customers. Again, think safety first and just be careful as to not contaminate your gluten-free products with others that contain gluten.

The Benefits of Gluten Free Pizza and Gluten Free Cookies for Kids

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by Jenny Dean

The need for a gluten free diet is obvious for kids and adults who are suffering from celiac disease. Because they can’t digest gluten, things like gluten free pizza and gluten free cookies are a must to prevent children, and adults who suffer from the disease, from getting sick. But gluten free diets can also be beneficial for those who aren’t suffering from celiac disease; and are said to give anyone increased energy levels and a healthier overall feel.

Cookies that are gluten free, and use ingredients that can be easily digested such as rice flour and tapioca dextrin, not only make the products easier to digest, but they also give kids the energy they need to get through their busy days. This is especially important for kids, as just one or two cookies tucked inside a lunch bag can make kids more aware and more focused, and give them better concentration during the rest of the school day. When offering these cookies in your restaurant, you can use that as a selling point and sell the cookies for people to take home with them.

When you’re looking to add gluten free snacks to your menu, check out our entire line of Live Well Eat Pizza products. Here you’ll find all the pizza shells and crusts you need that don’t contain any gluten – and you’ll find cookies too!

Gluten Free Pizza and Gluten Free Cookies – Kids Can Have It All!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 by Jenny Dean

It can be hard to find fun snacks and meals for your restaurant to offer kids that suffer from celiac disease. This disease prevents the body from digesting food properly due to a hypersensitivity to gluten in the small intestine. Gluten is found in just about everything from wheat to rye to barley and triticale; and especially in processed foods. This can make preparing meals and snacks for children difficult, as much of the standard food for kids is also heavily loaded with gluten.

But because celiac disease has gained so much awareness over the past several years, some manufacturers are starting to come out with products such as gluten free pizza and gluten free cookies; and they’re available in bulk so that restaurants can now offer them in their businesses, too. These products are of course, made without any gluten and are just as delicious as their highly-starched counterparts. And while you still might not find a huge selection of these products available from your regular supplier, there are still a few places where you can.

At DeIorios we have cookies, ready to cook pizzas, and pizza shells – all that are gluten free. Our Live Well Eat Pizza line includes a huge selection of pizza crusts and shells, and cookies, too. We know how much everybody loves a good snack; and having celiac disease shouldn’t stop them from having it. Check us out at DeIorios and after trying our tasty and gluten free products, you’ll be confident knowing you’re serving a delicious and healthy lunch for everyone, and it won’t be long before you see your profits soar from offering products few else do!

Offering Gluten Free Pizza Crust? Make Sure It’s Gluten Free!

Friday, June 1, 2012 by Jenny Dean

So you’ve ordered your gluten free pizza crust and your gluten free pizza shell, and you’re all ready to offer gluten free products to your customers. Or are you? Some restaurants have offered gluten free pizza, only to later have customers with celiac disease later report that their pizza made them sick. So how does this happen when all the proper precautions were taken?

Pizza DoughUsually, it’s because all of the proper precautions were not taken in the preparation of the dough. When crust that is gluten free is delivered to you, it will in fact be completely gluten free. However when you slap it down on the counter and roll it out in the same area where you prepare all the other non-gluten-free crust, some of that gluten is bound to get into the crust that was once gluten free. This cross-contamination, even though on such a small scale, is enough to interfere with a person’s digestion system, should they be suffering from celiac disease.

When you want to offer your customers truly gluten free products, make sure that there are two different areas to prepare crust that is gluten-free and a separate area to prepare crust that contains gluten. These areas must be completely separate from each other, and using different dishes and utensils in the different areas is also a must.

Also remember that when preparing different types of crusts, especially those that are gluten-free, that you thoroughly wash your hands when moving from one type of crust to another – so that the gluten can’t travel through your hands, either.

Gluten Free Pizza is More than a Trend – It’s a Healthy Lifestyle Choice!

Thursday, May 3, 2012 by Jenny Dean

Long before Hollywood celebrities such as Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Gwyneth Paltrow started popularizing the gluten-free lifestyle millions of people, including Elisabeth herself, suffered from Celiac Disease. This disease is a result of the body’s autoimmune response to gluten, which is found in wheat, barley, and rye. Up until the past few years, individuals that had celiac disease were forced to find very creative options and alternatives, as so many foods contain gluten. Today though, gluten-free foods such as gluten free pizza, can be found very easily, making it much easier for both those who need a celiac diet, and those who want one.

Gluten Free Pizza

As gluten free pizza crust and shells become more widely available with brands such as Live Well Eat Pizza, more and more people, including many that don’t suffer from celiac disease, are beginning to realize the benefits of the gluten-free diet. These benefits include things like lower cholesterol levels, better digestion and what most people find when switching to gluten-free, a huge increase in energy.

It’s also worthwhile to note that celiac disease is hugely under diagnosed, and so many that are switching to the diet might feel much better because they don’t realize they’re ingesting a protein that their body reacts so negatively to. If you suffer from discomfort after you eat such as cramps, severe bloating, and an overall sense of overwhelming fatigue, switching to a gluten-free diet could be the answer.

Whether you need a gluten-free diet, or you just want a healthier lifestyle, order any of our gluten-free products today and just see the difference it makes!