Great article from @verywell (link to article is spelled out on image). Probably one of the most concise, informative and ACCURATE articles on the subject of Celiac Disease out there...highly recommended reading! #celiac #resource
About a month ago, I was contacted by Dr. Jen Marone of @dr.jensnutrition, a chiropractor and health professional located right here in Las Vegas, who also happens to be gluten intolerant, asking if I would be interested in sampling her new ULTIMATE PROTEIN BARS. Not only are they gluten-free, they are also vegan, soy-free, corn-free, high in fiber, non-GMO, and low in sugar, with no artificial flavors OR preservatives!!! On top of all that, they are packed full of a bunch of healthy superfoods, like quinoa, kale, spinach, and pea protein. Sounds too good to be true, right?!?! That's what I thought. But, shockingly, they actually TASTE GREAT too!!!!! And because of all that whole food goodness, they keep you feeling full and satisfied for a long time. The bars are super smooth and creamy; and, best of all, there is none of that weird after-taste, like you get with so many other healthy protein bars out there. Even my husband, who does NOT have to be gluten-free, LOVES these bars!! Right now, there are 2 flavors available via their website: Double Chocolate Almond and Double Chocolate Peanut Butter, and Dr Jen mentioned that they are in the process of prototyping even more flavors that will hopefully be available soon! Be sure to check them out and tell me what you think! :-)
Hey everyone! Wanted to let you know about a fantastic new option for GLUTEN-FREE PIZZA here in Las Vegas that just opened! It’s @mypiepizzavegas and it’s located in the Centennial Shopping Center at 7930 W Tropical Pkwy #130, 89149. Went for the first time last night, and it was AWESOME! Got to meet the owner, Robert Lee, and spent a lot of time talking with the general manager, Buddy Wagner, who was a former sous chef on the Strip and is very knowledgeable regarding gluten-free and the concern for possible cross-contamination. We went over their process when you ask for a GF pizza (AND you let them know it’s because you have Celiac or an allergy, and not just because of a preference), and I was really impressed with the procedures they’ve put in place. They changed their gloves, had separate screens for the GF pizza dough (the gluten-free dough is kept SEALED until it’s used), had special wooden paddles used only for GF pizza, had one pizza sauce bin that is ONLY used for GF pizza, got made-to-order toppings from under the counter (instead of the ones on the line) just to be safe, cooked the GF pizza a bit longer than the regular pizza (5-min as opposed to 2-min at 800 degrees, knowing, as we all do, that sometimes GF crust can be soggy and chewy in the middle if not cooked enough), etc, etc!! I was super impressed with everything, and the pizza was REALLY good! They even carry a gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free brownie you can get for dessert (it’s definitely not sugar-free though, which is probably why it tasted so dang AMAZING)!!! LOL And all the prices were really reasonable...even with the $2.25 up-charge for GF crust, my pizza was just over $10. That’s it!!! All sauces (except for Alfredo) are gluten-free, as well as all their toppings (except for the obvious meatballs). As usual, we will plan to go a few more times before we can add them to our “recommended restaurants list” on our website, but I feel super comfortable saying I was really impressed and I encourage you to check them out... (full review continued in comments below ⬇️)
So excited that we finally got to visit the new Senza Gluten-Free Bakery in Las Vegas yesterday! Wow, so incredible. 100% dedicated gluten-free kitchen. The owner Jan was super sweet, and we had such a fabulous time chatting all about her bakery, her delicious recipes, and her passion for providing great tasting, gluten-free baked goods at an affordable price! The menu changes a bit daily, but they always offer at least a few yummy breakfast items (even some that are vegan/dairy-free), 1 or 2 types of fresh bread, 4-5 different flavors of cookies, and a variety of other GF treats like muffins, cupcakes, chocolate covered macaroons (which were my absolute FAVORITE find of the day!!), coffee cake, cinnamon rolls, etc. We were pleasantly surprised by how good EVERYTHING tasted. And, as I said, how AFFORDABLE everything was compared to most specialty gluten-free bakeries. We got everything shown in the photo there for just over $12 bucks total (and that included tax)!! I highly recommend you check them out as soon as you can. They’ve been open less than a month, and they could really use all the gluten-free community love and support we can possibly provide. They’re located in the SW at 9640 W. Tropicana Ave, Suite 119 (west of 215 & Fort Apache, just behind In-N-Out Burger) and their phone # is 702-354-1305. Mention we sent you and get a FREE gluten-free cookie!! 🍪
IMPORTANT UPDATE: @lamaisondemaggie is NO LONGER safe for those with Celiac. When they first opened, we were invited down by the manager at the time and were told that they absolutely could accommodate gluten-free, and that they would take any precautions needed (even utilizing an extra grill in the back if need be). And in the first few weeks of them being open, I ate there a few times and never had an issue (that’s why they have been listed on our Gluten Free In Las Vegas website as safe for Celiacs). Sadly, I just received an email from someone who just tried to go there and was apparently told that they will NOT take any precautions...at all. So, I called them and spoke with the owner, and was told it is definitely no longer safe for Celiacs (and apparently, hasn't been for a long, long time). Gee, it would have been nice for one of them to let me know, since we’ve been giving them tons of free advertising just by way of being listed on our Gluten Free In Las Vegas website all this time. UGH!!!! :-( Anyway, if you are not Celiac, but just trying to avoid gluten, this could still be a great place to eat...but NOT if you have Celiac. It’s just too risky.
Found another 100% gluten-free restaurant here in Las Vegas this week...highly recommend, especially if you are looking for something a little different!! It's called House of Manchester Caribbean Grill @bluemahoelv Authentic Caribbean/Jamaican dishes, made with 100% natural, or organic ingredients. They make their own bammy (traditional Jamaican cassava flatbread which is naturally paleo & gluten-free) completely from scratch, and they use it for their sandwiches, pizza, fried chicken, etc. OMG, the fried chicken was AMAZING!! We also had their pizza appetizer, which was fantastic. And their desserts are out of this world (the housemade Vanilla Cassava Run Cake literally melts in your mouth!!!). Now, be prepared...when you see the place from the outside, you may think you're in the wrong place...because it doesn't look overly inviting from the outside. HOWEVER, please do NOT let that deter you!! The inside of the restaurant is clean, super cozy (only seats about 20 people total) and very inviting...and the owners (Mickel & Grace) are seriously the nicest people you will ever meet, and they are so passionate about what they do! They are located at 2256 Losee Rd. Suite. E., North Las Vegas, NV 89030, and their phone number is 702-900-4466 if you want to check their hours. Let me say again, it is 100% gluten-free...no worries at all! I highly, highly recommend checking this place out!!! 👍😁