Casa de Choices

Casa de Choices

Last weekend I had the opportunity to try Cocina De Carlos. We had a blue haired special – it was an early dinner. The restaurant is in Perrysburg across the street from the French Quarter (or at least where it used to be). I was shocked by the number of menu options...
Pillsbury Pleasant Surprise

Pillsbury Pleasant Surprise

There has been much buzz over Pillsbury finally coming out with just bake gluten-free products.  I now understand why it took them so long.  They did a great deal of research and test baking to get these tasty products. I was shocked at how tasty the...
Corny Dog

Corny Dog

Summer time means festivals and trips to Cedar Point, which leaves me missing some of the traditional fair foods that are far from GF. So, on a recent trip to Kroger (On Monroe Street in Sylvania) I was excited to find GF corn dogs.  I was thrilled to find this...
Belly Good Bistro

Belly Good Bistro

My husband and I recently ventured out for a date night (well, with our very portable 4-month-old). We headed to Registry Bistro, located between Fifth/Third Field and The Huntington Center.  There menu is seasonal, so we tried out selections from their spring menu. ...
Better Breakfast Breads

Better Breakfast Breads

On Saturday, I ventured downtown to the Toledo Farmer’s Market.  I picked up some great plants, fruits and veggies. But the best purchases were made at booth 5 at Amy’s Custom Chocolates.  I was not interested in chocolate, I was interested in the gluten-free...
Snack Attack

Snack Attack

While it would great if we could have fresh fruit and veggies as snacks for our kids (our ourselves) all the time, it is not always convenient.  When throwing things in the diaper bag, pool bag or purse, I have found some quick gluten-free prepackaged snacks that...
Not So Moist Muffins

Not So Moist Muffins

Last week I found a mix I had not tried at Kroger.  I had a brunch to attend and wanted to bake some muffins that I could eat. The mix I tried was Hodgson Mill Apple Cinnamon Muffins.  The ingredient that seem to be missing from the mix was moisture. ...
Hot Hibachi

Hot Hibachi

What is better than watching your food set on fire in front of you?  Watching your friends’ food set on fire in front of you.  Sakura Japanese Steak House on Monroe Street is more than willing to cook a gluten-free meal in the kitchen for you.  They...
Gluten-Free Beer Garden

Gluten-Free Beer Garden

Looking for a wide variety of gluten-free beers? The Andersons’ in Maumee is the place to go.  They have a large shelf with many varieties of gluten-free beverages.  The Andersons’ on Talmadge has a small selection, but the one in Maumee has a much wider...

Don’t Forget the Dressing!

This is a plea to the wonderful restaurants that offer gluten free (gf) options. Please, don’t forget the dressing! A salad seems to be an easy option for restaurants to make GF given the frequency that they appear on the GF menu.  But, all too frequently, there are...