Shared article-how to improve the quality of the gluten free dining experience


I’m always happy to see articles and websites that address the concerns of those who live with gluten and dairy intolerance or celiac disease.  I have practically given up dining out due to the sheer exhaustion finding allergen-free meals causes me, and the danger of getting glutened. Karen Broussard, the founder of Glutenfreetravelsite.com,  has written a…

#TBT Dining out gluten free


  I originally wrote this post on June 15, 2015.  It’s still relevant in the fact that dining out is still a major undertaking.  So much so, that I hardly go out to eat anymore. When I decided to go gluten free almost a year ago, I sat down and had a talk with my…

Is it safe? Review of Smashburger, Murfreesboro


The other day, my husband and I took a drive to Murfreesboro.  Anytime we take a day trip, it becomes a challenge to find a place to stop for lunch that won’t make me deathly sick. Smashburger is one of the places that is utilizing online allergen menus that you can customize depending on what…

A lesson in getting glutened


  The other day we were in the Nashville area running errands, and we decided to stop for lunch at Ruby Tuesday. I had found that they have an allergen menu online. I thought this was great since most restaurants do not have this feature. I was able to look over my options ahead of…

Review of Rodizio Grill, Nashville


  This year for my birthday/anniversary, we thought we would try something a little bit different for our celebration dinner. Rodizio grill is a Brazilian steakhouse.  This is not your ordinary steakhouse, but a true dining experience.  They have restaurants all over the United States. Meats are spit roasted, and served by “gauchos” at tableside….

Over the river and through the woods….


  Christmas is the time of year when we visit family to share the joy of the season and being together with loved ones.  But road trips present special problems for those of us with gluten and dairy intolerance. There are certain things you can do to ease your way through a long car trip….

Nima-Is it a double edged sword?


I would like to wish all of you a Happy and safe Thanksgiving!   I wrote about Nima, a new device that will test for gluten in foods, a few months ago.  I thought it was a great idea.  Finally, a way to test foods in a restaurant setting.  Finally, a way to be safe….

The gift that keeps on giving


  I received an email the other day from our rental office that they had a gift for us for reaching one year of tenancy.  I said to my husband, “I’d be willing to be that it’s full of food we can’t eat”  Turns out I was right. The gift box was filled with chocolate, candy,…

Surviving Holiday dinners gluten and dairy free


  It’s almost that time again-time when holiday dinners strike fear into the hearts of the gluten, dairy and allergen intolerant, and those who cook for them. With a couple of years of holiday dinners under my belt, I’d like to share my tips and tricks for surviving those holiday dinners with your sanity, and…

When pre-ordering doesn’t work-what you can do


      Last week, I wrote a post about pre-ordering when dining out, and how that can help you to have a more pleasant dining experience.  But what can you do when that is not an option?  Say you want to go to a local mom and pop, or fast food restaurant.  Pre-ordering at…

Is pre-ordering from a restaurant a good idea?


  While I was on my cruise to Hawaii, I learned a very valuable lesson.  The smoothest way to ensure that my food was prepared correctly and allergen free was to pre-order the next days’ meals in advance.  Yes, it sort of put me on the spot,  but it worked to my advantage.  Kitchen and…

Gluten free hacks


When I find a really good article about gluten free hacks, I want to, of course, share it with all of you.  These hacks include baking, as well as general hacks. Gluten free baking is one of the most difficult things to master in the roster of gluten-free living.  But once you do, it opens up…