Traveling with Allergies

Before our family of four goes on any trip, I PLAN PLAN PLAN.   I search all the trip reviews people post on the popular travel sites, and any food reviews of restaurants or on-site properties.  Mostly, I am confirming that I can eat gluten-free without too much trouble (even if it requires a lot of…

Overnight Oats

A few months ago, I discovered overnight oats.  I’m a little late to the party as recipes have been out for years on this topic, but I never felt like trying them until now.  When you’re gluten-free, it is not that easy to find breakfast when you don’t have a lot of time.  I always…

My herb garden

Today is Sunday, and as always, I am prepping everything for the work week.  That always means grocery planning and pickup, making hard boiled eggs, and some kind of soup.  Today was a butternut squash bisque, made with frozen riced butternut squash so that it cooked faster.  As I was contemplating my spices to mix…

Meal Planning

I don’t mind cooking when I have all the time in the world.  But in real life, I have maybe 20 minutes to get dinner on the table as soon as I get home from work, while my 4 year old continually asks for snacks because she’s “huuuungry.”  It’s stressful.  My key to dinner-time survival…

A brief word about NYC

New York City, which we last visited just before Thanksgiving 2017, has endless gluten-free and other allergy friendly options.  Here are a few that stood out in my mind. First, this lovely GLUTEN-FREE chocolate mousse cheesecake from Juniors Cheesecake: My husband of course had the traditional cherry cheesecake that was not gluten-free.  As far as…

The Aulani – A Gluten Free / Nut Free Visit

In March 2018, my family and I visited Disney’s Aulani resort in Oahu, Hawaii.  I chose to spend part of our time in Hawaii at the Aulani because I have little kids, but also because I knew they could handle food allergies (GF me, Peanut/Nut free V). After reviewing options with the resort, the best…