Gluten free by choice? Please don’t!


  Last week, I was reading through the posts at cruisecritic.com, as I always do before I take a cruise.  It’s a great resource for the latest in cruise news and reviews. I was reading updates on the Norwegian Jade; the ship I will be sailing on in March to the Western Caribbean.   I came…

Gluten free on the road


We’re coming to the end of our road trip and I can honestly say it’s been a challenge.   Anything I don’t make with my own hands is questionable.   Thank goodness for my electric cooler and IBgard.  Road trips make me extremely anxious about getting glutened.  I try to plan ahead, but when you’re…

When the chef lies about food allergens


  The other night, as a reward for successful weight loss, we treated ourselves to a dinner out. I told the server that I could not eat gluten or dairy.  I didn’t say I had an allergy, but perhaps I will have to start doing that just to protect myself. I ordered my usual; grilled…

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….