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.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

disney gluten-free.

Ninth and tenth stop. This review is really two in one. The first stop is Storytellers Cafe inside the California Grand Disney Resort, right next to Disneyland. 

But before I get to the food, I just wanted to say that the hotel way really nice and the pool had a water slide. We stayed there for free (well not really) my dad had to go there for his work and he took me, my mom and my sister. 
Well now, onto the food. Ok. First the service at Storytellers Cafe was really nice. Once the waiter knew I was gluten-free he brought me my own plate of bread to eat while I waited for my food. I ordered the cheeseburger and it was probably the best gluten-free cheeseburger ever. The bun was kinda small, but it was good (repeat, there was a bun!) and the burger was cooked just right. 
I was so happy we went there one more night. I ordered the gluten-free pizza. But, it was just ok. The crust was grainy and kinda undercooked. Storytellers Cafe, please cook the crust a little more. (Tell me what you think of their crust if you go there.)
The next stop was across from the hotel in Downtown Disney. The restaurant was called Naples and it was Italian food. I ordered the gluten-free pasta and it was good. The pizza looked good too, but it is not gluten-free. 
The rest of the time I spent hanging out in the pool and going to Disneyland. Oh, and I got to go to the Lego Store!