What’s for Dinner – GF Italian

Like many people, a lot of the meals I prepare each night for dinner are inspired by a recipe I’ve found online and then altered – in our case, I change the recipe to accommodate our food allergies, ingredients I have available, and general preferences.  Both of the Italian meals below started with recipes inspired…

Dining with Allergies in Disney World

On our recent trip to Disney World, way in advance, I made reservations at two princess meet-and-greet restaurants – Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in Epcot, and Cinderella’s Royal Table at the castle in Magic Kingdom. We chose these two restaurants because, princesses!, but also when I searched the internet for allergy information, I was able…

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…