Sunday, October 27, 2013

Homemade Applesauce

I have now officially posted my first video on youtube! This easy-to-make treat will have your mouth watering in no time; it's a perfect treat for fall!


Friday, October 18, 2013

A Trip to Atlanta!

So last weekend, as I mentioned earlier, I went to Atlanta, GA for a school orchestra trip. Although the bus ride was excruciatingly long, I packed enough snacks to get me through it :).

As on every road trip, there have to be stops. It was refreshing to see Panera Bread after sitting on the bus for five hours, as fast food places make me feel disgusting while sitting on the bus.... While at Panera, I ordered the Asian Sesame Chicken Salad with no wonton strips, the tomato soup with no croutons, and a side of chips. (not pictured)

When we finally arrived at Atlanta, GA we headed to a restaurant called the Mellow Mushroom for dinner. This restaurant  offers a gluten free pizza menu and all items are prepared in a designated area!  Since there were 28 of us, we called ahead of time to make sure they knew that a crowd would be coming. In addition to my vegetarian pizza, I added a salad to my order. My friend Jackie shared the pizza with me and loved it! I ordered an extra one to have the next day.

The next morning, for our breakfast we decided to head to a diner nearby the hotel. I brought gluten-free bread along, but I ended up not eating it. Instead I got an omelet with a side of hash browns and a delicious hot chocolate. Later that day, we went sightseeing. To make sure I wouldn't go hungry, I brought a small cooler along, in which I had my leftover pizza from Mellow Mushroom. This allowed me to eat when I wanted (didn't need to stand in a line) and not have to inquire about the gluten-free options at any location. 

Prior to our concert a sack 'dinner' was catered to the group from the hotel. In my sack I found  a delicious gluten-free sandwich with an apple. On Sunday, the hotel provided a sack breakfast to all of us. However, my sack ended up not being gluten-free! Fortunately that was not a problem, since I had gluten-free bread with me. All we had to do was  ask for permission to toast the bread in a toaster-bag at the restaurant in the hotel. The restaurant also provided cream cheese, milk, sugar and raisins for the pack of gluten-free oatmeal I brought from home. For lunch we stopped at Mcdonald’s,  because everyone was in a hurry to get home. There I ordered a quarter pounder with no bun and some fries.

I had a great trip to Atlanta and can't wait to go again next year!


Monday, October 7, 2013

Homecoming dinner!

It's that time of the year! It was homecoming this weekend, and I had a spectacular time. Before the dance, we headed to the Elephant Bar. I was unfortunately unable to take pictures of my dinner, as the lights were too dim.

This is what I ordered (I HIGHLY recommend it):
When you go in, remember  to ask for the gluten-free menu. Even though there are a few selections labeled gluten-free on the menu, there is a separate sheet listing items you can substitute the wheat items for.

To check out a few of their options go to: There were salad options as well, but I was in the mood for something a bit "fancier." 
For dessert, the only gluten-free item is Creme Brulee (I skipped it as we were stuffed from the delicious dinner.)

Next week I will be heading on a 3 day school orchestra trip to Atlanta, GA.  I may not be able to blog while there, but remember to tune in next week if you want to know how I handled a school trip with the gluten-free diet. 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

"Packing the gluten-free lunchbox"- NFCA webinar

"The audience will benefit from this back to school webinar designed to share suggestions and recipes for healthy gluten-free lunches. Parents will also learn ways to engage their gluten-free children in the menu development process, an important detail to ensure diet compliance and healthy eating behaviors."

When:            Thursday, October 3, 2013
Time:              8:30 p.m. EDT/5:30 p.m. PDT
Where:           Your computer