Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Living

I want to help people with any of these dietary restrictions to enjoy eating as well as enjoy life.

Going to Romania was such an incredible and exotic experience. Romania is full of beautiful castles such as Pele’s Castle and Bran (Dracula’s) Castle. It also had a scenic mountainous region like you have never seen before as well as dazzling Eastern European Architecture.  

When it comes to food and drink, let’s say, being a vegetarian, will be difficult. Meat is a large staple to the foods I ate there. Of course, you can work around it, but it is not the easiest. Dairy-Free was not very hard, but being completely Gluten-Free is hard. If you are only Gluten Intolerant, my suggestion would be to budget yourself to have a little bit. Having the small amount I had there did not cause any bad reactions. The wheat is better quality and less genetically modified and has less preservatives. If you have celiac disease or a wheat allergy, you will be okay; you just have to be aware that bread is very prevalent there. And for the drinks, I had wine and it was good. I don’t remember having any other type of wine except for white.

In the photos you will see a Pork Shank, Mici (Minced meat or meatball consisting of Ground Pork, Ground Lamb, and Ground Beef or Veal), and a Romanian Water Bottle.

My sister made these cupcakes fore before my trip to Romania and Croatia last month. So delicious!

Sorry it has been a while since I have submitted an entry for my blog. I have been very busy.

This month I went to Romania and Croatia to visit friends. It was a spectacular experience visiting a part of the world I have never been to. In Romania, I went to Craiova, Bucharest, Sinai, Brasov, and Bran. In Croatia, I only went to the city Split. Posts about the food and lifestyle coming soon. 

Pasta primavera from Olive Garden

Yankee Game Cuisine. Sushi Veggie Roll with a rum and ginger ale.

Got to love Tahini! Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and Vegan.

Gluten Free and Reduced Sodium. Can’t beat that!

A Sangria, a delicious refreshing summer drink. Above pictures feature a White Sangria from Louie’s in Port Washington, NY and a Peach Sangria from Olive Garden.

Do you have any suggestions for breakfasts. I eat a lot of fruit and veg, so I don't want to have smoothies for breakfast, as these are high in sugars. At present I have Oats, soya milk and a chopped up banana. I am gluten and dairy intolerant. I do not eat processed or sugar. Thank you
glutenfreedairyfreeliving glutenfreedairyfreeliving Said:

Hello julia-dreaming,

I understand what it is like to want to spice things up and not eat the same thing everyday. I also understand the concern towards processed and sugary foods. I am not always perfect at it myself, but I always try my best.

In terms of what I eat for breakfast, once in a while I like to eat eggs and when I have enough time, to make them in the morning I like to make an omelet with either meat or veggies.

However, if you prefer a more vegan breakfast, I would suggest nuts with fruit. Or if you do not like nuts, you can go to your grocery store and find organic granola with no added sugar. It’s great for a “grab and go” breakfast because it’s easy to just toss some granola and fruit into a container. If you are able to sit at home and eat breakfast, you could put vegan milk in granola. I personally like almond milk and rice milk.

Moreover, another vegan idea depending on what you like in the morning is hummus with vegetables. Vegetables dipped in hummus are great in the morning because it is an easy way to get carbs in the morning without eating processed gluten free foods.

Also, what I made once that I really like, was strawberries, chopped nuts, and spinach made into a salad. I personally really like spinach and lettuce a lot. For salad I used spinach.

Overall, I can eat nearly anything at any time of the day to a point. In this message, I aimed towards more common breakfast foods that did not contain any processed items. If you tell me which stores are nearby your house, I can give you a shopping list of what products I have bought in the store as well as give you strategic advice about which products to buy at certain stores versus others.

I hope this helped answer your question. I hope you enjoy the rest of your week.

-Shauna

Veggie Omelette with potatoes for Saturday brunch. Did not have to say no toast. What a relief!