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March 2011

There's a helpful new list entitled "Top 25 Blogs for Gluten Free Living" that you might want to check out. Our Gluten Free Travel Blog is listed, along with our sister website of user-submitted gluten-free dining and travel reviews...GlutenFreeTravelSite. There are also many other useful sites, some of which you may not be familiar with. Whether your interest is cooking and baking gluten-free, dining out gluten-free, or traveling gluten-free, you're sure to find some great resources on this comprehensive list! Check it out: Read more →

Two years ago, while on a ski vacation in Utah, our family had the pleasure of dining at a restaurant that was new to us: Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano. This 21-location chain, which was founded by Corporate Chef Peter Schonman and two other partners 13 years ago in Bloomington, Illinois, has locations mostly in mid-sized towns in the Midwest and West. After several days of skiing in the Park City area, we decided to take a "day off" and head into Salt Lake City for some sightseeing and a stop at the Discovery Gateway Children's Museum in the Gateway Mall area. While there were numerous restaurants in this area -- and many with gluten-free menus -- it was Biaggi's that caught our eye. Our research beforehand revealed that they had an extensive gluten-free menu, including gluten-free pasta with plenty of gluten-free sauce choices. What more could hungry skiers ask for? Needless, to say, we had a wonderful dinner -- trying the gluten-free Pasta Di Mare, among other gluten-free and "regular menu" items. We left wishing Biaggi's had more of an East Coast presence, so we could add them to our list of "go to" restaurants back home! The meal still lingers... Read more →

As you all know, I don't typically review gluten-free products in this Blog...the focus is typically on gluten-free restaurant dining and travel. But recently I was sent some samples of gluten-free products from Goldbaum's, a company based in Brooklyn, NewYork. While I was very familiar with their gluten-free ice cream cones, I had never tried their gluten-free brown rice pasta. First...the ice cream cones... I have to say I've never tried any gluten-free brands other than Goldbaum's, nor can I even recall seeing any other gluten-free brands sold in stores. And that's just my opinion, nothing could come close anyways! Goldbaum's cones are really quite delicious and literally undetectable from "regular" gluten cones. Our family especially loves their Cocoa cones, which are like traditional "sugar" cones but are a slightly darker color and have the wonderful taste of chocolate! They are our new "favorite" cones. Goldbaum's sent us their regular sugar cones, in addition to their larger "Jumbo Cones," which look like their version of waffle cones. Both are equally tasty, and oh how great that gluten-free kids can now feel just like other kids, with ice cream dripping out of a giant waffle cone! Goldbaum's also makes two... Read more →

Don't miss the new Featured Review posted for March on GlutenFreeTravelSite. We showcase a review by "Celtic Celiac," one of our most active reviewers, who recently took a trip to Los Angeles. She reviews Koji's Sushi and Shabu Shabu in the Hollywood area, where she had a "suburb and relaxed" gluten-free dining experience. In fact, she said she'd eat at that restaurant every day if she could! Read more →