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…

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…

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….

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-Why you must be 100% committed


After returning from a wonderful trip to Hawaii, it occurred to me that if I had not been totally committed to being gluten and dairy free on this trip, I would have been miserable. There are those out there who are what I call weekend wheat junkies-they are good all week, then go out for…

Gluten free Hawaii on Pride of America, Part 2


  This is a very long post, but it is full of very valuable information, so please stay with it!     We have been back from our wonderful Hawaiian cruise aboard the Pride of America since Sunday.  It took us 24 hours, including two five-hour layovers, to get home.  I kept passing out on…

Gluten free Hawaii on Pride of America Part 1


  When I first booked this cruise back in January, I had no idea where it would lead as far as food.  I wanted to post my experience so far. If you are considering taking a cruise with Norwegian, my review and overview might help you to decide whether you would feel safe and comfortable…

Three days til Hawaii!!


  Only three more days until Paradise!  I started planning this cruise in January, so it’s been a long time coming.  Nothing left to do but the packing. As I stated in previous posts, I am hoping to blog live from the ship/airport, and I will be taking lots of pictures, not only of the…

Sailing soon aboard the Pride of America


  My apologies for not posting for the last several days. I spent yesterday in the ER with a pounding headache from the epidural I got on Friday. They could not do much for me.  I wasn’t going to get the injection, but did so anyway, and now regret it.   I have an appointment…