Sunday, July 15, 2018

Gluten Free in Bologna and Venice

After spending 7 nights in Rome, and 5 nights in Florence, we headed to Venice, with a quick stop in Bologna for lunch and some sightseeing.  

In Bologna, we had lunch at Fiordaliso, a 100% gluten free restaurant, pizzeria, coffee bar, and confectionery. I posted all menu photos from Fiordaliso in my Facebook group Gluten Free Italy.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Gluten Free in Tuscany - Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, and Pisa

During our trip to Italy in June, we stayed in Rome, Florence, and Venice. Our Airbnb in Florence was located in the heart of the city, and had this amazing view of the Duomo from its rooftop terrace.

After dropping off our bags, we headed to Starbene Gold Gluten Free, which was about a 10 minute walk from our Airbnb.  Starbene has almost 20 locations in Italy, which you can view on their website.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Gluten Free in Rome

Yesterday, we returned from our trip to Italy. We spent 7 nights in Rome, 5 nights in Florence, 3 nights in Venice, and one night at the Rome Marriott Park Hotel near Fiumicino Airport outside of Rome. As far as food goes, our trip to Italy was completely stress free for me. I easily found safe places to eat in all the cities we visited, thanks to other gluten free bloggers, the Find Me Gluten Free app, and the AIC (Italian Celiac Association) website and app.

 All of the restaurants I dined at were either 100% gluten free, or were accredited by the AIC, with the exception of one gelato shop we visited in San Gimignano on a day trip from Florence.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Gluten Free at Yosemite National Park

Over Mother's Day weekend, we visited Yosemite National Park for the first time.

Saturday morning, we ate an early breakfast at home, then drove to The Majestic Yosemite Hotel to have lunch.  We arrived an hour earlier than expected, but were disappointed that we were not seated until the time of our reservation, even though they seemed to have a lot of open tables.  While we waited, we walked around the hotel, and bought some cherries at the candy shop, which had a nice selection of gluten free snacks and sweets to choose from.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Nomad Lounge Honey-Glazed Coriander-Spiced Pork Ribs

Nomad Lounge has become our favorite restaurant at Disney's Animal Kingdom.  Even before they added their amazing gluten free churros to their menu, we loved to stop in for small plates and drinks.

The honey-glazed coriander-spiced pork ribs at Nomad Lounge are some of the best ribs I have ever had, so over Thanksgiving Break, I asked our server if the chefs could share the recipe with me.  She told me that they did not have a printed recipe, but she makes them at home all the time, so I quickly wrote down the ingredients she listed, and directions for cooking the ribs.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Spyglass Grill - Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

Spyglass Grill is a new quick service restaurant at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort featuring American food with a Caribbean twist. 

Monday, April 23, 2018

Carthay Circle Restaurant - World of Color Dining Package

Over Christmas Break, we had lunch at Carthay Circle, a signature dining restaurant in Disney California Adventure Park.

Our lunch was booked as part of a World of Color Dining Package, so we had a three-course special menu to choose starters, entrees, and desserts from.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Lemon Scone Recipe - Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

When we lived in Orlando, we loved going to the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.

One of my favorite gluten free items at the outdoor kitchens is the lemon scone, which is available this year at the Cider House in the United Kingdom Pavilion.  It is also a dessert option at Rose & Crown, but their menu has it listed as a no sugar added dessert.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Gluten Free at the Disneyland Hotel

Over Christmas Break, we spent 6 nights at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California.  I booked our stay with Dana Zificsak, a fellow celiac, from Magical Moments Vacations.  Dana told me that the Disneyland Hotel is her favorite of the Disneyland Resort Hotels, and I can definitely see why after staying there.

Our room was large, the beds were comfortable, and the headboard, with its fireworks and music, was magical.  We also loved the location of the Disneyland Hotel, which is right next to Downtown Disney, and a short walk to both theme parks.  As far as dining goes, there are several options to choose from at the Disneyland Hotel.  I have heard that Goofy's Kitchen does a great job with special diets, but my daughters are not a fan of character meals, and we seldom dine at restaurants with buffets anymore, because we have to pay adult prices for our twins, who don't eat enough food to justify it at age 12.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Storytellers Cafe - Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Over Christmas Break, we spent a week at Disneyland Resort in California.  On New Year's Day, I was concerned about how crowded the theme parks would be, so I made dinner reservations at Storytellers Cafe at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.

I was excited to try it after reading my friend Sarah's recent lunch review on her blog Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free at WDW.