Thursday, August 26, 2010


I'm sitting here working on my new Arbonne business which has a lot of gluten free items. Check it out at
I'm so excited to go to this event tonight and actually pass out my business cards w/samples. I'm currently snacking on Katz's Cinnamon Rugelech which I have to say is my absolute favorite thing from their product line so far! It is so yummy that I started it last night and I'm finishing it this morning...well afternoon but who's gonna tell! Go to Katz's Gluten Free's website posted below in my prior posts and try some and remember to enter their sweepstakes!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Yummy gluten free food

I recently got two amazing packages full of gluten free goodies in the mail! From Katz's Gluten free and Shabtai!
I started the morning with a honey muffin/cupcake from Katz's yummy reminds me of those honeycake days from jewish holidays! I am currently snacking on Shabtai's Chocolate Chip Biscotti...yummy even my non gluten free husband loves 'em!
Shabtai chocolate chip cookies were a snack at my recent party all the guests were surprised to hear they were gluten free! The apricot cookies from Katz's are good but my favorite thing is the chocolate cupcakes! They are very moist! I will post more reviews soon!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Gluten free sweepstakes

New contest on Katz Gluten free is if you mention my blog at to enter in the grand raffle, you get a chance to win $25 in their goodies! And they are delicious! Just be sure to mention my blog website in the referral box! Also follow: a. b.
There are two prizes: $25 Coupon Winner for their goodies, and a Free Sample Pack winner.
GOOD LUCK everyone!

Amazing gluten free companies

Just as I was sitting home bored...trying to get my Arbonne company started...I just became a consultant the other day...I got two packages in the mail. One from Katz Gluten free, and one from Shabtai! Katz gave me so much which is incredible since the jewish holiday is coming up! I'm so excited for all of these goodies!

Honeymoon part 2

The Cruise was Royal Caribbean 12 nights Mediterranean from Barcelona to France, Italy, Croatia, and Greece.
Before you cruise with Royal Caribbean make sure you call and warn them about your food allergies as I had done that but still had problems! Since i'm lactose and gluten free I wanted to make sure they were prepared. My husband and I had dinner everynight scheduled for 9pm, not the your time dining option they also offer (which I would have loved to have done but thought they wouldn't be able to accommodate me) They made me a gluten free bread that wreaked of baking soda and looked like sponge cake.
Our first stop was Nice which we had an excursion to Monaco and then Nice. I had my meals on the ship pre-ordered a full day in advance and most mornings just had their gluten free pancakes that tasted like crepes.
I loved visiting both places but did not find many gluten free options at either one.
Next stop was Pisa and Florence which was amazing! Florence actually has gluten free pizza. Can't remember the name but from a search I just did one of these should be it: Ristorante Circo & Sons, Via del Giglio,26/28r. Tel: 055.289694
- I Quattri Amici, V. Orti Oricellari , 29. Tel: 055215413
The pizza was sooooooooooo good...definitely my best italian gluten free food!
I also found a health store that had gluten free croissants but let me tell you...those were not good!
Rome was our next stop and it was great! We visited Vatican City, The Forum, Colosseum, and more.
Naples was our next stop and we ended up taking a boat to Sorrento to have their husband was dying for that. I actually had gluten free pizza but it was nowhere as good as Florence. Not even close! They did have a fabulous mint slush that I fell in love with...just ordered the syrup I hope its the right one from amazon. So rich in mint oils, etc.
I did the most shopping in Barcelona, Florence, and Sorrento.
Now our trip was almost over...just about 5 days left...
We saw Venice next...amazing! This and Nice were my two favorite places of the entire honeymoon! So beautiful! I did not find much to eat in Venice as my husband had pasta someplace, I just had some of his salad and then a Mint Slushy. Venice is known for their masks and our ship was having a masquerade ball that night so I got husband had a few days earlier in Florence I think.
The next day we had a spa day!
I'll continue the rest in the next post...and I'll try to figure out how to put some pictures up!

Monday, August 9, 2010

A Gluten Free Honeymoon Part 1

My honeymoon was a European honeymoon...visiting 7 countries in two weeks.
We stayed at the Mur Muri in Barcelona for 3 days before boarding the cruise ship.
The hotel had no gluten free options but I did find some great restaurants that offer Tapas (appetizers/small plates of food) One in specific brings to mind CATALANA (93-216-0368) especially since we almost didn't even go there because of the hour wait. AMAZING FOOD!
I did however really like the Pharmacy's in Spain because they have quite a few gluten free items including amazing Schar Wafers which I got in hazelnut and chocolate. Delicious!
The next two parts will include all of cities/countries I visited on my Royal Caribbean Cruise to the Mediterranean Cruise.