Yogurtland

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In need of a cool summer treat? Head on over to Yogurtland. I can’t say enough how much I love this place. They offer a wonderful selection of frozen yogurts and toppings. I stopped in last night after spending the day on a family cruise with my husband. After a long hot day at sea aboard the Naval ship all I wanted was a cool tasty treat. After docking we drove over to Yogurtland, Mission Valley. They had a huge selection of G-free choices including my favorite Pistachio. They even offer a new dairy-free and G-free Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet. I didn’t get a chance to try that one but I did have a taste of the G-free Cupcake Birthday Batter. It tasted just like vanilla cake mix! It was so good I made sure to fill up my cup. I hope this flavor sticks around because it just might be my new favorite! It’s always nice when I don’t have to give up a food I love because it’s been G-free all along.

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Kick off to 4th of July

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I feel like the next few days are going to be a big adventure for me in the world of gluten. It all kicks off tomorrow at my grandparents house. My whole family is heading over to my grandpa’s house to celebrate his 83rd birthday. I am lucky to say my grandpa, who I love so much, is still in very good health. A summer bar-b-q of burgers, hotdogs, salads, and other treats will be on the menu. Now, I know I can buy G-free burger/hotdog buns but I wont be home the rest of the week, so I’ll wait to try those. My sister had pinned, onĀ Pinterest, a cabbage dish from GreenLiteBites and suggested I try it. I just have to remember to bring my G-free Worcestershire sauce and to watch out from cross-contamination in the kitchen. So, that is the kick off to my 4th of July celebrations!

Next on the list… family fun in San Diego! We’re heading down for the remainder of the week and weekend to beautiful San Diego. Planning a few beach days and plenty of eating on the go. Filippi’s Pizza Grotto and Cafe Coyote are two of the favorite places we love to visit. Filippi’s Pizza Grotto, an Italian, restaurant will be a big time test. This will be my first trip back as a G-free individual. I’ll probably order the yummy anti-pasta salad and watch my family eat their delicious pizza.

Cafe Coyote is a Mexican restaurant so I might have a chance at eating a bit more there. My sis, who is full of wonderful ideas, said I could bring my own G-free corn tortilla chips to eat with the salsa. And to be sure to use a different salsa from the flour chips. I don’t know how gluten sensitive I am since I’m just starting out; so this is all trial and error. But since I will be on vacation I would like to stay away from cross-contamination to avoid a flare up.

I made a stop today at my local Trader Joe’s to pick up a few snacks, salad dressing, and rice cakes. I hope these and some fresh fruit and veggies will hold me over in the way of snacks. So, this will be my first big G-free week on the go. I will be checking for travel tips from some of the sites I posted in my Links section. Wish me luck and happy Independence Day!


Nana’s Gluten Free Cookies

Nanas Cookie might just be a not so yummy treat for me. Yesterday I was in search of a little treat after large-260C93E0-0EAA-477A-9514-4A5DDF5D3C8E-ng-choc_front.jpgdinner and remember my mom bought me a Nana’s cookie. I am not normally a fan of chocolate cookies but decided to give it a shot. After opening it I took a sniff and was pleased by the sent. For me if it smells good it probably is good. Breaking a piece off I noticed how easily it crumbled. I can see this cooking getting a little messy to eat if given to little ones. I wasn’t sure what to think of the taste and texture at first. The cooking just fell apart in my mouth and was a grainy. The flavor was bland at first but after chewing it got a little better. It just wasn’t the cookie for me and my husband said it tasted like the MRE cookies from boot-camp. I’m not going to discount all of Nana’s products based on this one cookie. I plan on trying a few more of their products but won’t purchase this chocolate cookie again. But thank you Nana’s for making G-free items to try.