How sweet it is
to be loved by you.
First, Bunner’s Bakeshop made the “fauxstess” cupcake—its own gluten-free vegan version of the iconic Hostess Cupcake. And now, in time for Valentines Day, their newest creation: the gluten-free vegan version of the famous oversized Treats cookie! Nobody does retro or yummy like Bunner’s.
The cookie made Lily’s day, and she made mine.
Guess where we are…
We just got back from a whirlwind trip to Disney World in Orlando, Florida. These adorable Mickey Mouse waffles were definitely one of the highlights! Many people had told me that Disney World is heaven on earth for people with celiac. Of course, I did my own research. Here are some links so that you can do yours too:
Walt Disney World: Special Dietary Requests
The Disney Food Blog: Disney World Treats for Guests with Special Diets
The Disney Food Blog: Dining With a Special Diet in Disney World and Disneyland
Allergy Free Mouse: Your Allergy-Free Guide to Disney World
The Huffington Post: Disney Dining
AllEars.Net: Menus from Around the World (you can check out menus from Disney restaurants)
When it comes to doing your research, don’t procrastinate! Figure out where you want to eat and then make your reservations for table dining well in advance of your trip. We were a little late to the game and so we weren’t able to get dinner reservations at some of the restaurants we wanted to try, like Kouzzina by Cat Cora (on Disney’s BoardWalk), California Grill (in the Contemporary Hotel) and Teppan Edo (in the Japan pavilion in Epcot). When making your reservation, be sure to tell them about your food restriction. Upon arriving at all of the restaurants we had booked in advance, the host was aware of Lily’s “gluten allergy” (people seemed to get it more when we said she had a gluten allergy as opposed to celiac disease) and the chef came to our table to go over the gluten-free options. I can’t tell you how much we appreciated the attention and concern from the chefs and waitstaff about Lily’s gluten allergy.
Pizza night! We all made our own super-yummy and cheesy personal pies. Some had more vegetables than others.
O’Doughs gluten-free flax pizza kit is one of our go-to store-bought crusts. Terrific taste and texture!
Now if only we could get our hands on their new Bagel Thins…we can’t seem to find them anywhere and they sold out in a New York minute at the Gluten Free Garage!
Local author and artist Cybèle Young‘s latest children’s book about one of our favourite things—food! Come meet her and buy her book at the Children’s Art Studio Pop-Up at the Gluten Free Garage this Sunday afternoon!
I tried to take just a few bites.
A little mid-day pick-me-up.
Chocolate, caramel, pecans! It’s hard to believe that this ooey-gooey goodness contains no dairy, eggs or cholesterol. Best of all, it’s made in a gluten-free facility.
It was love at first bite.
Another one bites the dust.
Franny is five.
For her birthday, we partied like it’s 1999.
Cupcakes with her class at school. A Barbie cake from Goodbye Gluten. More cupcakes at her party. And a homemade Hello Kitty cake at her Bubby’s house.
OK, we’ll admit, we went overboard this year because we were eager to try out different baked goods from some of the exhibitors who will be at the Gluten Free Garage. The best gluten-free bakers in town are coming to this event! For a list of the who’s who, check out our Exhibitors page.
Now back to the birthday girl.
Franny at school with her cupcake from The Wheat Free Girls. These babies, just bigger than bite size, were gobbled up by her classmates and teachers.
“The Beatles” – chocolate cake with vanilla coconut butter cream – were so much more than a pretty package. They were evidence that happiness is a cupcake.
“The Doors” – vanilla cake with chocolate butter cream – rocked Franny’s world.
This way to Franny’s party at The Children’s Art Studio!