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About Glutenfreelandia

Glutenfreelandia - It's where I live. Do you live there too? This blog is devoted to the joy, peace, health and struggle of living a gluten free life. For celiacs, gluten intolerants and those who love them. Glutenfreelandia - es donde vivo yo. Y tú? Este blog está dedicada a la alegría, la paz, la salud y la lucha de vivir una vida libre de gluten. Para los celíacos, intolerantes al gluten y los que los aman.

Salad, Pancakes and Self-Reflection

In my attempt to not just “return to Glutenfreelandia” but also use this space to reflect on my habits and choices, being more conscious about creating a food-life and whole-life that works for me, I have gone on a hunt.

I decided to hunt for other Dutch Baby recipes, and I will try one next time and write about it here at some point (including how it is received by my kids – will they still both like it???). If I am up for it, I will try two at the same time – a dairy and a vegan version, or a sweet and savory, in each case with ingredients that pack some more nutrients without sacrificing flavor. Continue reading

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Brunch: Gluten Free Dutch Baby Pancakes

So let’s be honest then, shall we? Dutch Baby pancakes are not really part of the “wellness” program in the sense of being healthy food, they are more of a weekend treat. Thankfully, it’s the weekend, and if you live in the U.S., hopefully you have two more weekend days ahead of you! Continue reading

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Yale Pediatric Celiac Program and Day

Busy day, busy week, but I am committed to keeping up this blog! I wanted to give a shout out to thank Dr. Anthony Porto, his colleagues and Yale for the recent Second Annual Pediatric Celiac Family Education Day earlier this … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Restaurant Review of Jake’s Del Mar, San Diego, CA – 3 Stars Out of 5

Jake’s Del Mar is known for its breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean from just about any spot in the place, and in this respect it did not disappoint in the least. Sitting at a table at Jake’s can make anyone feel like a king, queen, venture capitalist or other lucky soul who was won the La Jolla real estate lottery, if only for the evening.

On the celiac front, by contrast, Jake’s gets mixed reviews from me. Continue reading

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4x Tacos and 5 Stars: Trilogy Cafe, La Jolla, San Diego, CA

I have spent four days in La Jolla and have eaten Trilogy’s “Perfect Tacos” four times.

To give you an idea of how much I liked this restaurant, I told my family that the next time we stay in San Diego, we need to stay in La Jolla so I can come back a bunch more times! Continue reading

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Garlic Powder with “Traces of Wheat (Gluten)”: My Hidden Nemesis

Just having celiac disease and taking the steps one needs to stay healthy, I have come to realize, is an inherently defiant act…. Every day, I defy the status quo. I dare ask for what I need, and I fully expect to get it.

On to my garlic powder story…. Continue reading

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Glutenfreelandia Revived

Maybe it was the kombucha. I posted on Facebook yesterday about having grapefruit pamplemousse kombucha on tap. Wow, it was amazing. It’s local and organic, from Whale Bird, and I had it at the 100% gluten-free, vegan Trilogy Cafe in La Jolla … Continue reading

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Spring Natural Kitchen, Upper West Side, Manhattan

Restaurant: Spring Natural Kitchen Location: 474 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY Website: http://www.springnaturalkitchen.com One star ★ of 5 Review: I was on the Upper West Side last week to have lunch with three friends, and someone suggested a new (or rather, new to me) restaurant with … Continue reading

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Terra Ristorante Italiano, Greenwich Avenue, Connecticut, Gluten Free

While Terra doesn’t have a gluten free menu, they do note that gluten free pasta is available. I have happily eaten here three times dining while celiac and have not gotten sick, although I generally stay with what I consider the safer items. My go-to entree and dessert are the penne rigate and crème brûlée, pictured here. Continue reading

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Risotteria, New York City, Italian and Gluten Free

Restaurant: Risotteria Location: 270 Bleecker @ Morton, NYC Alternate location: Amsterdam Ave @ 78th Street, NYC Website: http://www.risotteria.com Five stars ★★★★★ Review: I absolutely love Risotteria! It would be heaven to live around the corner and have this as my local Italian joint. … Continue reading

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