Quebec:  Fairmont Chateau Montebello

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I’ve been deliriously happy with the number of restaurants in which I’ve been able to eat gluten-free safely and successfully.  Generally, restaurants that belong to big hotel chains have been my friends, as they’re totally used to the special dietary needs of their clients. The Fairmont Chateau Montebello is a grand, massive log cabin in …

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Richest Chocolate Devotion Protein Mousse

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Recently, I was sent a lovely care package of protein powders and Flex Flavors flavor sachets to try from Devotion Nutrition , a New Jersey-based fitness nutrition company with a rather unique twist on the usual protein-shake concept. The short version is they have two flavors of the protein powder (that you can select either Stevia …

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Don’t Trash It: Homemade Scrap-Bag Vegetable Stock

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All about how to make homemade vegetable stock or broth from months of saved veggie scraps. You know how people either composted their vegetable scraps or threw them in the trash?  I’ve got a much better and tastier idea:  Scrap-Bag stock, made from said scraps.  The best parts are that a) it’s pretty much free, …

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Eat Your Words: Crispy Baked Salt and Pepper Smoked Tofu with Cilantro Jalepeño Sauce

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You know when people quit smoking or find religion or whatever behavior or lifestyle change they’ve made,  and then become this completely annoying person that’s out to convert everyone else? That’s me with tofu. I’m a former tofu hater. Like, big time. All I knew about tofu is that my parents poured ginger syrup over …

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The Truffle Trend: Tricks of the Trade

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Since Celiacs  mainly eat junk food made with potatoes, corn, or rice flour, the taste and flavor profiles can get pretty same-old/same-old after a while. The two guilty pleaures that never get old?  Fresh, hot popcorn and crispy frites! A good friend of mine (who was a major foodie) recommended that I go to a …

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Eats Shoots and Leaves: A Post for Salad Haters

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This isn’t a post to lecture you on why you should use  correct punctuation (although I’d prefer if you did). It’s about, well…eating shoots and leaves. We all know that eating salad is good for us, and that as mature adults we should eat salad frequently for fiber, nutrients, and all that kind of good …

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Poisonous Kisses? Or Not? Let’s Talk Tocopherol

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In this post here, I share with you a little phrase that I use to help me quickly scan the massive ingredients lists on cosmetic product packaging to avoid glutening myself. However, there is one cosmetic-ingredient –particularly in lipsticks–that throws us Celiacs into a complete tizzy whenever we see it. And that confusing little additive would …

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Beware of Vulgar Hores eating Cereal on the Avenue

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Let me go on record as saying that I bear no malice towards adult pleasure Service Providers, nor am I against your constitutional right to eat your breakfast on the street. So let me explain…I promise my post title will make sense by the end! It’s not enough that we Celiacs have to read every …

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Earthy Mushroom Broth Risotto

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It’s no secret that I’m no slave to the stove. I’m generally capable of about  five, maybe 10 minutes of heating edibles when I’m so over the concept of food not made by others. My mother once said to me, bluntly, that she never figured me to become an avid chef.  And she’s right. But …

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