Gluten Free and Going Out for Pizza

A restaurant may have gluten-free crust, but that doesn’t mean it has gluten-free pizza. As always when eating out with celiac disease I check into the potential cross-contamination issues before I order. Many places offer gluten-free pizza but assemble it in the same spot as the regular pizza. There is a high risk of cross-contamination…

Gluten Free and Going Out for Sushi

Going out for sushi is one of the easiest dining experiences for those of us who need to be gluten-free. If you bring your own soy sauce and make a few minor modifications, you can have a delicious meal with little worry of getting sick. Most people aren’t aware that soy sauce has wheat in…

Thomas Hill Organics Paso Robles

There are no better experts on the best things to do in a town than the people who live there. When we travel, I make a point of asking the locals about their favorite places to eat, and in Paso Robles the overwhelming response was Thomas Hill Organics. The hubby and I arrived for a…

Creekside Grille Temecula

Temecula wine country has become more of a destination than ever before. If you have celiac disease or know someone who needs to be gluten free and are headed there for wine tasting, make sure you stop in for lunch at Creekside Grille. Located at the Wilson Creek Winery, the grille sits along the vineyard…

Fryers and Cross-Contamination

Once again I was reminded how diligent I need to be when eating out. For those of us with celiac disease, a tiny amount of gluten can cause a reaction and damage to the intestines. I’m talking about a single breadcrumb, and NO I didn’t believe that could be true when I first heard about…

Tastes Like a Thin Mint

I must admit, for the past few years I’ve felt a bit let down when the Girl Scouts start selling their cookies. I’ve loved Thin Mints since I was a little girl. My dad would buy multiple boxes and store them in the freezer so we could enjoy them months after the “season.” As an…