Surviving Being Celiac...One Place at a Time

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Palisade cafe – Colorado wine country

We had several recommendations to try this place. Total let down. Our only option was a burger whereas a year ago we could have anything. No silverware despite asking. No cheese on the burnt and over cooked burger. No service. Never once came back. Last year they made fries on the cook top. Today. Salad. This place has gone down hill and not long cares about its guests.

New Cook Book – Deliciously Gluten Free Volume 2

Wow! what a 2020 it has been. Got to spend 3 months with girls, have had lots of time to do stuff around the house and more importantly time to experiment with new and delicious gluten free recipes.

So I am please to introduce my second cook cook: Deliciously Gluten Free, Volume 2. In this new version you are going to find several updates to many from volume 1 as well as more than 30 new creations, like gluten free Chicken Cordon-Bleu or Maple Glazed Salmon.

Santa Barbara Shellfish Company.

This place sure did not disappoint. It’s sitting at the end of a long pier. Not very big and no tables inside, bar type seats. Tables outside along pier… great place for the sunset.

So… no gluten free menu to speak of, but servers are knowledge and so many things are already gluten free and others with tiny mods are easily Celiac safe. It’s only seafood, so you have to be seafood ready.

First up was Dungeness Crab cocktail. This was excellent and overflowing with crab. It was almost enough on its own.

Second was the outstanding Ciapinno… I say outstanding because so many places give it a whirl and it Disappoint. This didn’t not. Half a crab, shrimp, scallops, clams and mussels. Excellent flavor with a hint of spice. The fresh basil added a little mystery. I’d put this top two for sure!

They do not have a full bar… beer, wine, bubbles and one single cider. I had the cider, which was local but could have been more try for my preference.

In closing. Good spot for gluten free and awesome seafood. I’d come back for sure.

Restauracja Pod Baranem – Poland

Great find near the castle in Warsaw Poland. Very large gluten free menu with dedicated safe space to cook in. Tonight I had beetroot soup with meatballs. Which, if you don’t like beets this is an exceptional dish to dig into. Flavorful and brothy!

Dinner was 2 different kids of gluten free Pirogies! I was impressed. Soft, well made bad packed with polish flair!

Dessert… well I cannot speak enough s out the dessert. No idea what’s it’s called but is the only GF cake on the menu. I’m not sure I have ever had a dessert that good. Sweet, perfectly soft cake, pudding. Wow!!!

I’ll have to add this place as on me of my favorites in Warsaw!

Nic & Norman’s – Senoia, GA

BnCR: safe but just ok

Nic & Norman’s is a burger joint with a few other upscale options. The atmosphere is pretty and service is ok. The restaurant is owned by two of the actors from The Walking Dead. I had a bison burger with a gf bun that tasted like it was previously frozen and an attempt at roasted Brussels sprouts with goat cheese on top.

I did have to ask the waiter to double check the sauce that was on the side to be sure it was gf; he then came back and took the sauce off my plate saying they weren’t sure.

Over all not a tasty meal…just food.

Under Kastanjen – Stockholm, Sweden

BnCR:  Wonderful and Safe!

While in Stockholm, Sweden in June 2018, I finally found a restaurant, Under Kastanjen, that has gluten free Swedish Meatballs!  I was so excited and they were amazing!  They also have a separate gluten free kitchen where they make wonderful gluten free desserts of a large variety!  While Under Kastanjen is difficult to find, I very much recommend making the effort to finding this small restaurant.

Gluten Free Lemon Cake
Gluten Free Swedish Meatballs