Thursday, November 29, 2012

Eats and Treats: Gluten Free Dining (and cruising!)

This summer in amongst the craziness that is traveling with 4 small children someone told us about this completely gluten free restaurant in Oregon.  Of course that sounded awesome to me - letting the boys eat whatever they wanted without having to say "no, you can't have that" would be great!  Also, not having to ask 50 questions about the ingredients or how it's prepared...

So on the last night of our visit to the in-laws we went and since I was feeling so miserable I just left my camera at home.  BIG mistake!  We met the wonderfully friendly owners and had a lovely dinner in their cute little cafe called Eats and Treats.
The food was SO yummy and even our regular non-GF eaters were impressed!  I was sad that I didn't get to take pictures of my new friends and their restaurant.

However, all was not lost since we went back on our smoke evacuation.  This time my sister-in-law (who is also GF) got to come with us too.  AND I remembered my camera!

This is Lynda and her husband (I'm so bad, I can't remember his name!) who own and run the cafe.

I'm pretty sure that we'll be making a trip to this place every time we go visit family!

They also have a GF farm and produce their own GF flours and mixes.  This summer they sent us home with a bag of their new waffle mix to test and we LOVED it.  Even Brian said it was the best waffles ever!  I can't wait until it's available... *hint hint*

And finally... Lynda is a travel agent.  Since she understands the importance of being able to eat gluten free she has put together her own cruise that is entirely gluten free!  We are actually going on a cruise at Christmas with my family, but I am slightly jealous that we can't go on her cruise.  We have had to make special arrangements for our food and I'm going to have to bring some of my own snacks for me and the kids anyway.

If you or anyone you know is interested in cruising would you check this out?  The AmaPrima is sailing the romantic Danube River with gourmet chefs on board to provide delicious gluten free food and pastries!  Unfortunately for me it's in May and most teachers don't get vacations in May.  Let me know if you get to go, okay?

I am relatively new to the world of food allergies, having just a year since my son's diagnosis, but I never realized how much it affects all areas of your life.  It changes everything.

What about you?  Do you have or live with/care for someone with food allergies?  What kind?

1 comment:

  1. My twin was diagnosed with Celiac 7 years ago and she says it isn't any easier today. I always thank her for "taking that one for the team". GF really does change everything.


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