Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Best Gluten Free Snack Chip??

Jake Early print for Lundberg Family Farms, Fall  

Lundberg Family Farms® is a family-owned and operated business that is committed to producing the finest quality rice and rice products since 1937.   Lucky for us Celiac's, many Lundberg products are gluten free!

I went to a friends house for wine and cheese (is there a better combo?!) and was pleasantly surprised when my amazing friend advised she cautiously picked the chips and all were gluten free, especially for me!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Bunnie Cakes Hits a Home Run with My BDAY Cake!

Bunnie Cakes is my go to for fresh gluten free goodness.  Mari, owner of Bunnie Cakes makes outstanding vegan and gluten free cupcakes and thank goodness, cakes.  For my birthday this year, I called Mari and happily put in my order.  You can also order online. I asked for espresso and tons-o-chocolate!  And that's just what I got! Always thankful to Mari for bringing delicious gluten free sweetness to me!  I was able to have a happy chocolate birthday thanks to Bunnie Cakes, and highly recommend Bunnie Cakes to you!


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Chow Down - Gluten Free Accommodating on Miami Beach!

...NOW CLOSED... =(

Brewhouse has taken over Chow Down! 

Another reminder to support those restaurants that accommodate us gluten free folk!

Chow Down Grill on 9th and Alton Road on South Beach is one of my new favorite gluten free friendly spots. During my first visit, I brought my favorite gluten free soy sauce with me and the chef was kind enough to use it, and explain how they would treat my gluten free meal differently to assure it stayed that way.  The chef then advised that Chow Down would carry my gluten free soy sauce, and welcome me back.  Their full menu is here. Since then, I've gone back to Chow Down at least 4 more times, and the promise was kept.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Need Gluten Free in Washington DC?

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Chef Geoff's is know for its contemporary American Cuisine, casual sophistication, and generous hospitality, after one trip, you'll know why. I was in DC on a work trip, actually, a pretty cool one.  The Department of Commerce asked me to go to DC to teach a delegation about importing medical devices into the U.S., in compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  Alright, this may only be cool to me, but, it was a success nonetheless.  When the seminar was over, I was hungry, of course, and wanted wine and steak! I asked locals for a great spot, and Chef Geoff's was the hands down recommendation. 
I was there right around happy hour, and was pre-advised that the happy hour specials are great.  This was definitely public knoweledge as the bar was packed, not even one empty seat for lil' ol' me!  The hostess was a doll and sat me close to the bar, and advised I could still order the happy hour specials, as long as I also ordered from the menu.  Not hard to do!  Check out the dinner menu here, and guess what? They have a special gluten free menu (with prices) and it's below (although if you want to see it clearly, just click on the gluten free menu above).  I was so impressed that they had a gluten free menu, all knew what gluten free was and took it seriously, so I ordered away!