Saturday, September 19, 2009

Pasta Pronto in Del Mar

Cafe Pasta Pronto in Del Mar offers several gluten free dishes and desserts every day. I went today for lunch and sat in their large outside patio. It is at the back of the restaurant away from the cars and traffic. I ordered the baked ziti for $9.99. It was a huge portion and came with fresh veggies on the side. It was delicious and tasted exactly like regular baked ziti - even my husband liked it, and he is not gluten free at all. There was also a quinoa salad and a quinoa risotto on the gluten free menu today. You could also add grilled shrimp or chicken to any entree for an additional charge. For dessert, I had the flourless belgian chocolate cake which was very rich and delicious. I would definitely go back here - the food and ambiance were excellent.

Open Monday
- Saturday
10:30AM - 9:00PM Telephone: 858.481.6017

2673 Via De La Valle #G
Del Mar, CA 92014

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Trio GF bars

From a reader:

Here’s a wonderful “bar” snack that is GF. It’s Mrs. May’s Trio (I have only tried the cranberry). A friend gave me this because she noticed it was gluten free. It is mostly nuts, seeds, and dried fruits. There isn’t any attempt to make it have a flour base. It keeps a really long time, so I always keep one in my bag and in my car. You can buy them in bulk (12 bars) at Smart and Final and Costco also sells them. It is also vegan and Kosher as well as free of cholesterol, preservatives, gluten, or dairy. They are available in Strawberry, Blueberry, Cranberry and Tropical flavors.

Online at, they are $1.19 each.

Brown Rice Tortillas

I purchased these Brown Rice Tortillas from Trader Joe's. I used them for quesadillas and they weren't bad. They are definitely a little tougher and chewier than regular flour tortillas but they are not crumbly at all. You could use them for a burrito and have no problems with it falling apart. They were pretty reasonably priced, I think $2.99 for a pack of six. They are a nice alternative to corn tortillas and are much larger in size.