Meet The Maker: This Pie is Nuts!

When life gives you lemons, go nuts, make pie!

A welcoming cheer to baker Diana Cornell, creator of This Pie is Nuts! – individual pies, made entirely out of nuts, nothing processed – nutrient packed – with luxurious fillings and a crunchy crust. (9″ pies available for special order).

Twenty years ago Diane was given the debilitating diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. “I was told there was no cure and that there was nothing, aside from some medicine to keep it at bay, that I could do to stop it. I decided that one way to ensure my health would be to take better take control of my diet. I wanted to continue eating good tasting food, but I wanted to avoid anything that wasn’t good for me.” Thus began her adventure towards starting her own food business.

This Pie is Nuts LogoFor months I had been hearing quite a positive buzz about Diana’s Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-free pies. Finally when I stumbled upon her booth at Bryant in Park in December (it was very busy, I might add) I learned first hand (first mouth? ) what the fuss was all about. Diana’s energy is infectious, and I have complete admiration for the fact that she started her own dedicated gluten-free kitchen, and a product that resonates with so many, in just under a year. That’s nuts!

Meet Diana at the First Anniversary Gluten-Free EatUP! on Sunday March 1st –  With flavors like chocolate mousse, coconut cream, key lime and sweet potato pie, I wish you the best of luck in choosing!

Visit This Pie is Nuts to learn more.

post by Deb


First Anniversary Gluten-Free EatUP! Celebration

Levine’s General Store

First Anniversary Gluten-Free EatUP!

A celebration of locally crafted, gluten-free, taste-full foods.

Meet the Makers. Mingle. Eat. Be Free.

Where:  Freddy’s Bar & Backroom

627 Fifth Avenue, South Slope Brooklyn, NY

When: Sunday March 1, 2015     1pm to 6pm

Entrance is Free.

Raffles! Tote Bags! GLUTENBERG BEER and Good Vibes at the bar!

The Gluten-Free EatUP! is Turning One!  Join us to celebrate an afternoon of locally crafted, gluten-free, taste-full foods that just might knock your woolen socks off.   You deserve a break from hibernation, so spring on over because New York City’s first and only, all gluten-free pop up market is back in town.

Hosted by Levine’s General Store: Gluten-Free Provisions and housed in the welcoming, local stalwart Freddy’s Bar in South Slope Brooklyn, the First Anniversary market features new and returning merchants, $5 American Pale Ale and tasting from our Sponsor Glutenberg Beer (GF),  A chance to win tickets to The Daily Show and other raffle items, benefiting the *Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, and good vibes all around.

The Innovators Are:
·      Levine’s General StoreSavory Yum Pieempanadas, Grilled KimCheese on  bread from
       The Gluten Free Bakery of Chatham NY, Kickin’Mac-n-Cheesemade with imported Italian pasta from our Pasta Sponsor Taste Up Foods.
·      Kimcheelicious Tangy small batch vegan kimchi – almost as good as a Korean grandma’s.
·      Sans Bakery Donuts and ginger cookies to weep for and other baked goods from this trailblazing bakery.
·      Gone Pie All matter of vegan baked goods, chocolate treats…and, you guessed it, pie!
·      Krumville Bakeshop Focaccia, amaretti cookies and classic baked goods from this Italian influenced baker.
·      Polvilho Bakery Bite into a taste of Brazil withYuPuffs, artisanal, baked and naturally gluten-free snacks. Addictive!
·      Smart Snack Bites Decadent confections and truffles with Indian spiced influences.
·      This Pie is Nuts Individual squares of Certified Paleo and vegan pie with luxurious fillings, key lime to chocolate mousse.
·      Cali Girl Bakes New on the scene, this Harlem based baking company crafting classic treats like biscotti, lemon pound cake, cookies and more.
·      Kulushkat Stepping out from their Brooklyn restaurant to serve up their kosher, and gluten-free Israeli salads and cuisine.

Facebook Invite and RSVP:   (Event is Free)

Whether motivated by Celiac Disease, intolerance, sensitivity, general health or curiosity, more and more people are seeking gluten-free foods. The choices don’t have to be sad and boring.  Come by and meet the makers, sample, eat and shop.   Revel in the culinary delights of vendors offering baked goods, hot savory comfort foods; sweet, salty, crunchy, (naughty), small batch treats, and healthy snacks.  When you are gluten-free, sometimes it feels like you are on the outside. Not at the EatUP!  

In celebration of our First Anniversary, a GF EatUP! Fun Bag will be up for raffle.  Prizes will feature graciously donated yummy treats from our event merchants, and from some of our favorite, far away, yet locally minded partners:  Brŭlee Bakery – Pennsylvania based gluten-free artisan bakery, delicate cookies by the enchanting, Chef Lila (2010 James Beard Scholarship winner) and Kim and Jake’s Gluten-Free Bakery a husband and wife team establishment from Boulder, Colorado offering breads and buns!
Raffle proceeds to benefit the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University
Freddy’s Bar
627 5th Avenue
Between 17th and 18th Street
R Train to Prospect Avenue Station
B63 Bus to the bar door!
**Children under 21 must be accompanied by an adult, permitted in the backroom only.

The EatUP! is taking it to the Street

The fare at a fair can seem so unfair.  
Ever attend an outdoor festival and feel defeated by the lack of gluten-free treats?
 Not this weekend.

The Gluten-Free EatuP!
at the Badass Animal Rescue Annual Fall Festival
Sunday September 14th
11am to 5pm
President St. & 3rd Ave.
Gowanus, Brooklyn

Join us as we take our  gluten-free pop up on the road, for an afternoon of outdoor fun, as part of this annual Fall Festival, and in support of our friends at Badass Animal Rescue a non-profit, volunteer run organization of rescuers, fosters who work together to save, rehabilitate and find homes for loving, adoptable dogs from pounds in the rural south.

Look for the Levine’s General Store EatUP! tent, for some of your new and “old” favorite locally crafted gluten-free treats.  Big thanks to Badass, for including us.   

We’ve got some new Gluten Free gems and your “old” favorites:

Levine’s General Store:  Yum Pies. Savory hand-held empanadas.
Kimcheelicious: Kimchi And Fermented Delights.
Gone Pie: Vegan and GF Baked Goods and Pie!
Polvilho Bakery : Baked Brazilian Snacks, addictively  crunchy.
Lezettli Turkish Ice Cream : Goat Milk Ice Cream, Not To Be Missed.
Smart Snack Bites: Baked Goods, Truffles, Confections with An Indian Flare.
Krumville Bake Shop: Italian Inspired Baked Goods, The Best Gf Focaccia you’ll ever have.

For more information visit our event page: HERE
Be sure to check out the good works at Badass Animal Rescue 

The Badass Animal Rescue Annual Fall Festival is a large scale event for the local Brooklyn community and beyond.  The family friendly day will feature activities for adults, kids and dogs ( bring your dog if you have!) including: A Pit bull Kissing Booth Sponsored By Mr. Bones And Co, Dog Selfies With School For The Dogs, Mobile Mutts’ Walker Andy Pratt  providing Free Doggie Caricatures to all pups in attendance,  an Agility Course with The Doggie Academy, local crafts and foods and The Gluten Free EatUP!, Live Music, Smuttynose Beer and drink specials around the corner at Canal Bar and more…  

Oh, and the raffles?  Exceptional. Here is a taste:
BAM Tickets, Twig Terrariums, Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club Gift Certificate, Ample Hills Creamery: Tickets To The Chew, Special Bonus SIlent Auction: CMJ Music Marathon: One pair of all-access passes  $950 value
Uzma Manor: 2 night escape at this amazingly stunning upstate NY home Soooo Many More.

Event Is Free To Attend.  But you can purchase advance tickets for Raffle Tickets, Access To Some New Badass Merchandise Before Anyone Else, Or Simply To Donate!

President St. 3rd and Nevins (map)
Brooklyn, NY 11215
R Train to Union and 4th
/n/d/q/5/b/2 Atlantic Av

And the EatUP! Summer Edition Vendors Are….

We’ve got the World Cup on the big screen.  Scream for free ice-cream…and all of these gluten-free treats!

Sample. Purchase. Test Skills at Home
🙂  Tease your Taste Buds Imported Italian Classics  Taste Up Foods importer of classic Italian cookies, bread crumbs and pasta from Italy’s finest and most advanced allergen and gluten free facilities.  
Levine’s General Store will be serving up Mac n Cheese with said pasta.  Your cravings satisfied here.
🙂  Bring Your Appetite for the finest tastiest GF Grilled Cheese or Grilled Kimcheese around, by Levine’s & Kimcheelicious on Chatham Bakery Bread. Served with chips!  Purchase said bread and kimchee and practice your skills at home.
Also on deck…
🙂  It’s a Scream The “Free Trifecta” from one of the top ice-cream experts in the world DFMavens will be giving away Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Ice-Cream for Free!
🙂  Brazil is in the House  Salve the stress of World Cup viewing with Polvilho Bakery puffed cassava crunchy satisfying snacks, a favorite of Brazil.  Buy a bag and watch the game!
🙂  Savor This  Levine’s General Store returns with their signature Yum Pies hand held savory pockets.  The Knishka potato and kale and the Chana chicpea, curry & rice.
🙂  Awesomest of Ginger Cookies and the mellowest and tastiest baked treats from market fave, Sans Bakery.
🙂  Sweet Vegan that’s Good   Lucky as ever to have Gone Pie serving up decadent baked goods and sweets and…of course, pie.
🙂  Dreamy Sweetness welcome aboard Izzy & Em’s small batch, organic, cookies.  Apricot and pistachio, Oatmeal and raisin. Your new favorite treat.


🙂   Fortify & Energize Returning from our debut market I Heart Keenwah will be sporting their high protein, crunchy, packed with flavor and nutrition quinoa snacks.


And cold bottles of Bard’s Beer for sale at the bar. 





Sunday June 1st The Gluten Free EatUP! Market is here

Free to Attend!

A marketplace of locally crafted, gluten-free goodies takes bite.
Sunday June 1, 2014   1pm to 6pm
627 Fifth Avenue, South Slope Brooklyn, NY
Between 17th and 18th Street
R Train to Prospect Avenue Station
B63 Bus to the bar door!

Gluten Free Beer.  Eclectic Outdoor Seating Area. A Good Time Afternoon Hang.

Sample. Purchase. Test Skills at Home 

🙂  Tease your Taste Buds Imported Italian GF Pasta from Gee’s Gluten Free Imports paired with fresh small batch sauce from City Saucery.   Purchase said pasta and sauce and make your own creations at home.

🙂  Bring Your Appetite for the finest tastiest GF Grilled Cheese or Grilled Kimcheese around, from by Levine’s & Kimcheelicious kimchee on Chatham Bakery Bread. Served with chips!  Purchase said bread and kimchee and practice your skills at home.

Also on deck…

🙂  Savor This  Levine’s General Store returns with their signature Yum Pies savory the Knishka potato and kale and the Chana chicpea and sweet potato.

🙂 Try a New Favorite  Warm spicy Ssamanja on rice with pepitas from Kimcheelicious. Also available to take home.

🙂 Awesomest of Chocolate Chip Cookies and Baguettes from Ella’s Bellas of Beacon NY, gluten free dedicated bakery and cafe. Mind blowing treats. Cookie mix to take home too!

🙂  Sweet Vegan that’s Good  Gone Pie graces us with her decadent baked goods and sweets and…of course, pie. 

🙂  Brazil is in the House   Polvilho Bakery puffed cassava crunchy satisfying snacks, a favorite of Brazil.  Stock up for your World Cup viewing parties. 

🙂   Stay Together with Nuts and Bolts’ organic, vegan, baked goods, special treats and granola.

🙂   Fortify & Energize newcomer Bija Bhar a vegan, gluten free, 100% organic, seed based snack that eats like a treat while supporting the demands of your day. 


**Children permitted in the backroom only, accompanied by an adult.

See you at The EatUP!


The Gluten Free EatUP! is a Banner Event.


Sunday June 1st – follow the signs to the EatUP!  Just in, our new banner…we kinda really love it.

Event is free, but why not RSVP for vendor updates?:   June EatUP INVITE

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Gluten Free and Vegan Treats Gone Wild – By Gone Pie

On Sunday June 1st at the next Gluten Free EatUP!  Barbara Sitomer of Gone Pie returns with her vegan and gluten free sweets and treats. And yes, pie!

Admission is FREE. As always…


Salted caramel peanut butter cup

A slice of pecan pie…


Meet the Maker: Carley Franklin Hughes of Ella’s Bellas


It was a hot hot summer day, last June.  I was on an architectural salvage day trip with my friend Phyllis of Reclaimed Home  (now a store in Brooklyn, you should go).
Phyllis used to live in Beacon NY, and we stopped by to visit some of her friends, one of them being the owner of Beacon Natural Market, the local grocery.  I was heavily into gluten free product research at the time and Kitty, the owner said “You must go to Ella’s Bellas down the block – all gluten free bakery – it’s delicious.”
That was an understatement.  Greeted by the tastefully rustic, cozy cafe environment, soups, salads, quiches on offer  – I felt like I was standing in the kind of establishment I could only dream of going to in Brooklyn.   It was late in the day, and they were clearly sold out of many items ( not surprisingly! ).  In awe, I just pointed to a few items – that, that, that, that – paid, and we shuffled off back to Brooklyn.   How was I to know I was going to bite into, the most favorite chocolate chip cookie of my life?  Note I did not say the greatest gluten free cookie of my life.   Oh yes, it was gluten free alright, and delicious, not just “delicious for gluten free” as people tend to say.  Gooey, with a crunch, not too sweet, masterfully indulgent, delicious. Period.  Don’t get me started on the cinnamon bun.
ImageAnd thus began my “courting” (stalking?) of the creator of this charming bakery.  Carley Franklin Hughes, is the baker and vision behind Ella’s Bellas, named after her five year old daughter.  Despite numerous attempts we have yet to meet, (clones, we need clones!).  But through emails and phone and another visit to the bakery ( when she wasn’t there) it easy to learn that she is a sparkling powerhouse, a woman on the go, with humor and wit, and a growing amazing cafe, (now with alcohol!).   Our begging has finally pulled off, and Levine’s General Store, is pleased to finally announce that Ella’s Bellas of Beacon will be setting up shop at the June 1st  EatUP!
Carley started her business doing wholesale in 2009 and gradually with the support of her husband and the demand of the citizens of Beacon, expanded to the storefront cafe that now delights residents and visitors of the Hudson Valley.   On June 1st, you don’t want to miss the chocolate chip cookies, baguettes, and other baked surprises.  A year in the making – Beacon is coming to Brooklyn – by way of Ella’s Bellas!    Can you tell we are excited?
Be sure to visit when in the area, or make a day trip!
Yay! ImageImageImage

And the Vendors are…

Spring Edition: Sunday June 1st – Line Up

Levine’s General Store will be serving up their “empanditas” Yum Pies,  hand-held pockets with savory yumness.  The Chana chicpea curry or The Knishka potato and kale served with  dipping sauces. Vegan

Antonio Limuaco of Kimcheelicious (and co-organizer of The EatUP!)  recently a featured food and demonstration presenter  at Kickstarter’s 5th Anniversary celebrations, will have jars of his Korean influenced tangy, zinger kimchee,  ssamjang on rice with pepitas and more surprises.   Get ’em early, it may be fermented, but these jars surely won’t last.

Levine’s General Store and Kimcheelicious  featured item: The KimCheese and Classic hot pressed sandwiches on the ineffable bread from The Gluten Free Bakery of Chatham  NY.  

Loaves of  Caraway and Sandwich bread will also be for sale!

After a year of courting, we are over the moon to present Ella’s Bellas Bakery from Beacon NY.  An unexpected stop to this dedicated gf bakery/cafe  ( and now also bar) upstate, we encountered a most favorite chocolate chip cookie (gluten free or otherwise!).  We are excited to finally welcome our new friend to Brooklyn – at the EatUP! for the first time.

Barbara Sitomer creator of Gone Pie Vegan and Gluten Free chocolatey, delectable sweets and baked goods, returns with the classics …and some new surprises…

Follow the cobblestone roads… Gilda Penna of  Gee’s Gluten-Free Italian Imports   returns with her some of the absolute best selections of Italian gluten free pasta and other decadent treats.  Samples of pasta will be available in conjunction with…

City Saucery  handcrafted Italian sauces Nonna and will be serving up a mouth watering GF Italian Pasta dish to sample.  

Welcome for the first time Lise and Melinda of  Nuts and Bolts of Brooklyn delighting us with handcrafted, organic, vegan, gf baked treats, and granola made with certified gluten free oats.

Bite into a taste of Brazil, with the addictive crunch of  Polvilho Bakery’s artisanal version of this national Brazilian snack time favorite, brought to you by Daniela Martins-Schwarzbauer.

A hearty welcome back to debut market vendor and the all around good guys Dave and Darren of ChicaPeas.  Stock up on the bursting protein crunch of  a deliciously healthful snack.

Stay tuned for a few surprises…from Levine’s General Store… And…Bottles of Bard’s Beer  or New Planet Beer at the Bar, and enjoy it inside or in the eclectic outdoor space at Freddy’s!