Monday, February 29, 2016

Monday Motivation 02/29/2016

Happy Leap Day!!

"Let this be the day you LEAP into the life you're meant to love... ready, set, fly!"

~ Unknown

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

EAT: Key West Key Lime Pie Company, Key West, FL

When in Key West, FL, one must eat Key Lime Pie! Many places sell great looking key lime pie, but what if you have food allergies? If so, head over to Key West Key Lime Pie Company. They have the most delicious handmade gluten free and corn free key lime pie!
It was great to see this note in the store. Taking extra care to make sure food preparation is safe for us with food allergies is appreciated. I inquired about the gluten free flour since I have other allergies and was told it is tapioca flour. 
The Key West Key Lime Pie Company has a great selection of gluten free candies in addition to the Key Lime Pie. Many of the candies are made with sugar and are corn free (so great to be able to read the ingredients on the canister). Also, they carry sugar soft drinks without corn syrup. 
The gluten free Key Lime Pie was amazing! I have not had Key Lime Pie in years and this one did not disappoint! I was told that they regularly serve the gluten free version. They also sell a gluten free Chocolate Dipped Key Lime Pie, but I did not want to mess up a good thing (and the chocolate contained corn). Definitely stop in on your next trip to Key West!

Key West Key Lime Pie Company
511 Greene St. 
Key West, FL 33040

Monday, February 22, 2016

Monday Motivation 02/22/2016

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."

~ C.S. Lewis

EAT: GlutenZero Bakery, Las Vegas, NV

I was excited to find a dedicated gluten free bakery during a recent trip to Las Vegas, NV. I have found Las Vegas to be pretty gluten free friendly (hello In-N-Out Burger!), but had not discovered a gluten free bakery until now. GlutenZero is located on the south side of Las Vegas, not far from Paradise and Henderson. 
GlutenZero is a small, quaint bakery with a large map on the wall. Each visitor can leave their "mark" on the map. It was fascinating to see that people from all over the world have visited the bakery! The owner, Clarissa, was in the bakery during my visit and was very friendly and helpful. I had a great conversation with her and another customer whose husband is gluten free. Clarissa is a great resource and she is dedicated to offering tasty gluten free choices. 
My visit was during late morning and I decided on a huge cinnamon roll as a late breakfast. Very tasty. Clarissa even heated it for me. I tend to be limited with my corn allergy, but Clarissa knew exactly which items I could and could not have. I was disappointed with the limited seating, as the bakery seems to be more of a grab-and-go instead of a sit down and enjoy. Clarissa was busy making a delicious looking gluten free birthday cake, so if you are celebrating in the area, be sure to order yours!
I also ordered a couple of chocolate chip cookies for my flight home. They were also large in size and were more crunchy than gooey.

Be sure to check out GlutenZero Bakery during your next visit to Las Vegas. The portion sizes were generous and prices were pretty average compared to other gluten free bakeries I have visited across the country. Clarissa really knows her stuff with gluten free baking and being a Celiac herself, wants to make sure great gluten free options are available to all. Definitely stop in and check out the bakery and tell Clarissa I sent you!

GlutenZero Bakery
9500 S Eastern Ave. 
Las Vegas, NV 89123

Monday, February 15, 2016

Monday Motivation 02/15/2016

"Your role as a leader is even more important than you imagine. You have the power to help people become winners."

~ Ken Blanchard 

Monday, February 8, 2016

Monday Motivation 02/08/2016

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe."

~ Anatole France