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Gluten-Free Cheesecake Factory

—-> GO HERE FOR A 2012 UPDATE <—- When I think of Cheesecake Factory I certainly don’t think “gluten-free.” But when a dear friend of mine wanted to meet there for a birthday celebaration lunch, I took a look at their Online Allergen Menu. I was surprised to find a few gluten-free meals, sides and […]

Gluten-free Babycakes NYC comes to Orlando!!!!

A couple of months ago I bought a FABULOUS cookbook: “Babycakes” by Erin McKenna. It’s full of super-delicious recipes for gluten-free cupcakes, cookies, brownies… Yum!!! That night, as I paged through the beautiful full-color photogrpahs of beautiful baked goods, I told my husband “Forget BAKING these…. I want to get on a plane to New […]

Edamame at Pei Wei

The other day when our family went to Pei Wei, we ordered the edamame and forgot to say it “gluten free” when we ordered. (We actually totally forgot to order the edamame and my husband went back and ordered it after we’d already sat down, which is what caused the confusion.) So when the plate […]

“Gluten Free Orlando” Meetup

I started a Meetup group for gluten-free people in Central Florida. Our first meeting is this Monday, December 13th at 7PM. The topic for the meeting is “Gluten Free Holidays.” We’re going to swap recipes, food ideas and how to eat out during the busy holiday season. And since it’s our first meeting, we’re also […]

Ethos Vegan Kitchen

Burr!!!! It’s really chilly here in O-Town today. A high of only about 48 today and tonight a record low is expected: 32! Oh, our son will be really excited if the bucket of water we put out last night will actually freeze tonight!! 😛 With a mid-day wind chill of 38 (!) when I […]


Gluten-free dining on the run is a challenge if you don’t know where to look. And with recipes and preparation practices constantly changing, it’s tough to keep track of it all. Luckily some places seem to stay pretty consistent and are open with their ingredients and prep – Chick-fil-a being one of them. The Chick-fil-a […]

Liberty Bakery Closed

Today I wanted to place an order for some yummy gluten-free Thanksgiving treats: bread, pie and perhaps cupcakes or cake. So of course I thought of our local allergy-friendly bakery, Liberty Bakery. But their website was down… and then I found their phone number and it was disconnected! Closed?! Say it ain’t so! For confirmation […]

Pei Wei Vietnamese Salad Roll Recipe!

I’ve tried countless times to replicate my favorite Pei Wei gluten-free dish, Vietnamese Salad Rolls. Each time, they’re… eh, okay. Edible. Passable. But never as fab as the real thing. So imagine my delight when I found this recipe for Vietnamese Shrimp & Mango Rolls which seems like it’s a modified Vietnamese Chicken Salad Roll. […]

Eating Gluten-Free at Pei Wei

Thank goodness for Pei Wei Asian Diner, the “little cousin” to P.F. Chang’s. Pei Wei is one of the few gluten-free restaurants I can trust. Before going gluten-free, our family ate out a LOT. I mean, like 6-10 times a week (some days would be breakfast, lunch AND dinner!). But since I’ve been GF for […]

Go with Your Gut

More and more often when we eat out, I tell our server that about my food issues and they respond with “Oh! I/my friend/sister/uncle has an allergy/Celiac/sensitivity to…”. When this happens, I always breathe a sigh of relief because I know they understand and will do their best to help and get me through my […]