Monday, April 30, 2012

Starry Lane Bakery

Stop number 15. A reader asked me to review this place called Starry Lane Bakery in Santee. They make everything vegan and gluten-free. So me, my mom and my sister Lola went to check it out. We ordered almost every thing in there!
They had cookies , brownies, an apple turnover thing, biscotti and we tried it all. Everything was good. The cookies were chewy, same with the brownies, and I didn't even get a chance to eat the biscotti or the apple turnover because they were gone the next day! Mom and Dad ate them I think. 
There were some really good macaroons ( that I ate ).  But the raspberry jelly cookies were a little grainy for me. The rest of my family liked them though. Also, my mom wants you to know that you can order cupcakes too. Overall a really good bakery. Great job Starry Lane Bakery

Monday, January 16, 2012


Stop number 14. (Yes, I am still counting.) So for my baseball team, the Mustangs, we go to the batting cages. That is how we found this stop. It is called zPizza and it is near Brickyard Batting Cages in the Fashion Valley area.
I have something very important to say, zPizza has replaced Sammy's for best gluten-free crust! Yay!
We always order the Italian. It has pesto sauce, artichoke hearts, tomato (I just pick those off) and ham. For those of you that are vegetarian or don't like pesto, there are many other choices like the Santa Fe and the Vegetarian.
Well anyway, the gluten-free crust is perfect. Thin and just a bit chewy. The pesto sauce is also great.  Here is a shot of their regular crust for your friends that can eat that type of thing.
I highly recommend giving zPizza a try. For more information, check them out here.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Stop number 13. Now I am reviewing something I have never posted on this blog -- pasta! (Pasta is my second favorite thing next to bread.) So this spot is in La Jolla. Right near the shores there is a restaurant called Piatti's
They have very good gluten-free pasta. I ordered the plain pasta with red sauce and cheese. It was the best gluten-free pasta ever. I would say my mom's is the best, but sometimes the pasta is stuck together when she cooks it. (No offense, Mom. But now we are even for putting my bad spelling on the blog.) Well anyway, it was very good. The sauce was a little sweet, but I really liked it. 
My family really likes their food, too. They have a garlic, olive oil to dip that my parents love. The bread looked awesome so it was a little tough for me, but I made it through. 
 Be sure to check them out here for more information. I will definitely be back again!

La Jolla Shores 10/11 

Monday, September 19, 2011

naked pizza.

Stop number 12.  Guess what this place has? More pizza!!!! You can never have too much pizza, right? Well this one is called Naked Pizza. And I know you are like, that is a weird name for a pizza place, but this is the opposite of the name. They have so many toppings! 
I had black olive and pepperoni. The gluten-free crust was really good. Almost as good as Sammy’s old crust! It was nice and chewy and it didn't have too much cheese. Just the right amount. 
My parents tried one of their veggie choices. I say Naked Pizza is now tied with Woodstock's Pizza. I would definitely go again!
Oh, and they have iPad's to play with as well. 
Check them out here.

Monday, August 29, 2011

orange blossom cafe.

Eleventh stop. So on this morning I woke up and went to breakfast with my family. The place is called Orange Blossom Cafe and I came here to try something I've never had before. Crepes. (Or carpes as I originally spelled them. Sorry Vincent, I had to add that.
But anyway, my sister and I ordered the Mexican Chocolate Crepe. I had the gluten-free version and my sister had the regular version. The crepes were covered with cocoa powder, chocolate syrup and cinnamon, with a side of whip cream. It was really good. 
I had imagined that the crepes were going to be thinner and a bit chewier, but they were still thin and tasty. My mom said the regular crepes had a better texture, but I was happy with the gluten-free version. It was more like a treat, than a breakfast! 
I would definitely go back. My mom wants to try the lemon-sugar crepe. I want to try the Tiramisu Crepe. So if you're in the mood for crepes, stop by the Orange Blossom Cafe in Solana Beach or just check them out here

Oh, and they had a gluten-free cookie, too. It was an almond cookie and it stuck to the roof of my mouth. But it was still good!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

a cake for Grandpa and Vincent.

From Kristin: Vincent and his grandpa celebrated their birthdays together this year. Grandpa turned 83 and Vincent turned 11!
To celebrate I made a gluten-free cake that I found here. It is a Lemon Ricotta Almond Cake and it is so easy and so yummy that I wanted to share it here. Vincent loved it. Even the gluten-free skeptics liked it. For the recipe details visit the glutenfreebay blog. Oh, and I added the toasted almonds and strawberries for decoration, but they are really the only thing I would add to the recipe.

Happy Birthday Vincent and Vince!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

birthday dinner.

Today is my birthday and my mom made me a special dinner. Well, this dinner doesn't really have any special gluten-free items, but it's all gluten-free. 
The dinner had mashed potatoes, steak and artichokes. It is one of my favorite combinations. 
Then for dessert, we had gluten-free brownies with ice cream. That's it! There's my gluten-free birthday dinner.