Saturday, April 14, 2012

Gluten-Free Flavors at Yogurtland

What a treat to see "Gluten-Free" posted right on the signs for many of the flavors!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Gluten-Free Passover Items Have Arrived!

The gluten-free Passover goodies have arrived in my grocery store. Are they in your store yet? Each year they seem to add more items and the gluten-free labeling is so much more visible. Some of the items are expensive, but they are only available for a limited time so stock up before they are all gone!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Gluten-Free Pancakes

If you haven't tried Bisquick's gluten-free mix yet you are missing out! The gluten-free pancakes we made this past weekend were incredible. I would be surprised if anyone could tell them apart from regular pancakes. I can't wait to have them again and to try to use the mix to make shortcake for strawberry shortcakes!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Udi's Gluten Free Pizza

I am a big fan of Udi's. I eat their bagels just about every morning and love to treat myself with their blueberry muffins every now and then. Last week I noticed that my Whole Foods now sells their pizza. I was so excited, as I have been looking for a new gluten free frozen pizza. They have 3 different varieties including pepperoni, three cheese, and margherita pizza. I opted for the pepperoni and it was a great choice. The thin crust was nice and crispy, the sauce and cheese were perfect, the pepperoni was delicious, and the basil added a nice extra touch!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

babycakes NYC at Downtown Disney in Orlando

I was so excited to recently find out that babycakes NYC now has a location in Orlando. This past weekend we went to Orlando to celebrate my daughter's 2nd birthday with Mickey Mouse! Of course once I found out about the babycakes NYC location, I had to add this to our weekend plans. We stopped at Downtown Disney on our way out of town before heading back to South Florida so I could stock up on some goodies to bring back home with me. I was so overwhelmed when I walked in and saw the cases filled with gluten-free cookies, cupcakes, donuts, and more. I immediately thought I should have brought a bigger cooler for the drive home.
I ultimately decided on a few chocolate chip cookies, a cookie crumb donut, a brownie cupcake, and a blondie cupcake. Everything was AMAZING! If I had to pick a favorite it would probably be a very close tie between the cookies and the blondie cupcake. I am already thinking about my next trip to Orlando and that bigger cooler! It is pretty well-known that Disney World is very accommodating when it comes to special diets. When I asked about a gluten-free meal at one of the restaurants at the Magic Kingdom I was told I was probably the 75th person to ask for this on that day alone. I hope all of those on a gluten-free diet living or visiting Orlando are as familiar with babycakes NYC as well!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes

All you can eat soup, salad, and more... With locations across the country, Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes is usually pretty busy any time of the day. With a buffet of salad items, soups, potatoes, baked goods, pasta bar, fruit, and ice cream there is plenty to choose from and a nice selection of gluten free items (although you will have to pass over the the baked goods and pasta bar). Check out their gluten free menu options online. They have many gluten free items that are almost always available (including their delicious Deep Kettle House Chili), along with additional items during their special monthly promotions.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Update on Kona Grill

This is an update to a prior post on Kona Grill. Unfortunately, they have closed their West Palm Beach location. However, they are still located in several states and now have a location in Tampa, Florida. Check out their website to see if there is a location near you!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Gluten Free Pizza in Coral Springs

Lunch today was at Pasquale's in North Coral Springs. They have 2 locations in Coral Springs and one location in Coconut Creek but only serve gluten free pizza in North Coral Springs and Coconut Creek.

Aside from Disney World, I've only eaten gluten free pizza in one restaurant and ended up sick from it. My thought was that it was from the cross contamination. How could there not be cross contamination? Needless to say I have been hesitant to try this since, but gave it a shot after a co-worker told me she had eaten there.

I called ahead to confirm that they did in fact serve gluten free pizza and the person who answered the phone told me they did. First good sign that she didn't need to check with someone else! When I arrived I noticed that you go straight to the counter to place your order and then take a seat until your order number is called. Next good sign was that the cashier also knew right away what I was asking for and was also able to explain that the gluten free pizzas are cooked separately. We then ordered and waited for our number to be called. The atmosphere was very nice with televisions throughout the restaurant, and everything appeared very well maintained. I was hoping the kitchen was the same and there wouldn't be any cross contamination issues.

When the pizza was ready I was pleasantly surprised to see that it looked like a regular pizza... but then came the taste test. I was pleasantly surprised with this as well. The crust was pretty good and the cheese tasted just like the cheese on a regular pizza. The sauce was a little on the bland side but with some oregano it turned out okay. Overall, I enjoyed this immensely!

No surprise, it was a little expensive at $17.95 for a 12 inch pizza but that won't keep me away. I would definitely recommend Pasquale's and will be back there again soon!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Duffy's Sports Bar and Grill

Well my almost 2 year old keeps me very busy but I wanted to share a recent find. I had heard a while ago that Duffy's has a gluten free menu but never made it there... until now. Two weeks ago after visiting the Museum of Discovery and Science downtown we headed over to 17th Street and ended up at Duffy's. I had a shrimp caesar salad that was delicious! With several locations around South Florida I will be back soon.