Monday, December 29, 2014

A Wild-ly good meal

Photos/GFGardenState: French Toast with Cinnamon Butter
I have a new favorite breakfast joint.

The Wildflour Bakery/Cafe on Main Street (aka Route 206) in Lawrenceville is a 100% gluten-free dining spot. It's also incredibly unique, both in atmosphere and menu.

Housed in the former Lawrenceville Inn, the cafe looks and feels like you're in someone's home. It has intimate dining areas for serving breakfast and lunch.


Monday, December 15, 2014

A misguided Adventure

Photo/GFGardenState
I love a day spent at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden. Really, I do.

But unless I bring my own food, I just don't enjoy mealtime there.

As a celiac, there isn't much of anything available to be purchased on site. Sure, I can bring my snacks or lunch. And most often, I do.

However, I recently gave the aquarium's food offerings a try, and left feeling sucker punched.


Sunday, December 14, 2014

GFGS Community Calendar: December 2014

As a service to our regular readers and the Celiac community at large, Gluten Free Garden State has started an ongoing list of upcoming events of interest. We will feature local happenings, as well as national events open to the public. The calendar will appear on the second Sunday of each month. Links will be posted to Facebook and Twitter using the hashtages #2ndSundaySked and #savetheceliacdate.

Enjoy!

In the Garden State

Sunday, Jan. 4: CSA (Celiac Sprue Association) Southern New Jersey Chapter #9 meeting, 2 p.m. at Hope Church, 700 Cooper Rd., Voorhees. New members welcome. Visit the group's website for more information.

Sunday, Feb. 8: CSA (Celiac Sprue Association) Southern New Jersey Chapter #9 meeting, 2 p.m. at Hope Church, 700 Cooper Rd., Voorhees. New members welcome. Visit the group's website for more information.


Monday, December 1, 2014

On the Road: Ocean City, MD

Photos/GFGardenState

Happy Jack Pancake House is indeed a happy place for celiacs. After all, not only do they offer gluten-free pancakes, but there are plenty of options too!

On a recent trip to Ocean City, MD, where Happy Jack is a popular breakfast joint, I tried the Coconut Pancakes. Each pancake was big, fluffy and full of good flavor. The coconut flakes were tasty, but so were the pieces of plain pancake that I managed to taste. They were cooked perfectly and moist enough that I used only a drop of syrup, just to sample it