Eating Well in Paris if You’re Gluten Free and Paleo

Eating Well in Paris on a Gluten Free or Paleo Diet

This post is part of a series recapping all of the wonderful gluten free and (mostly) paleo-friendly meals that I ate during my recent two-week trip to Europe, including what and where I ate. If you missed Part 1 of this series, catch up on what to eat in London here!

Day 3

We arrived in Paris from London via the Eurostar train (the Chunnel) late in the afternoon and, after dropping our bags at our wonderful Air B&B apartment (<— use that link to get $25 off of your first booking), we headed out to dinner. We stayed in my favorite area of town, near the Latin Quarter and Luxembourg Gardens. It’s an area I know well from my college study abroad, so I enjoyed showing Bryan around the neighborhood and letting him choose where to eat. He chose a quintessential French brasserie called Les Patios, on the plaza overlooking the Sorbonne and near the Luxembourg Gardens where we ordered a couple of quintessential-if-stereotypical dishes: Salade Nicoise for me, and a croque monsieur with “frites” for Bryan. Even though it was a casual, student-friendly brasserie – nothing particularly special – the food was sublime. That may have been partly due to the side of “just made it to Paris wheeeeee!” but I can’t tell for sure. [Read more…]

Grilled Peaches and Beets with Honeyed Ricotta and Mint

Grilled Peaches and Beets with Honeyed Ricotta and Mint (Gluten free, vegan, paleo and grain free)

Happy weekend!

I usually don’t post on Saturdays but this simple and flavorful plate of sweet produce merited some extra attention. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have already seen this, and I apologize for the repetition. If you don’t already follow me, and you use Instagram, I highly recommend you do. I mostly post bonus recipe and meal ideas, so if you like every day dinner inspiration, I think you might like my Instagram account. Ok, shameless self promotion over (I didn’t mean it that way, but it certainly came out like SSP).

Are you a beet lover or a beet hater? [Read more…]

Rhubarb Coffee Cake Muffins

Rhubarb Coffee Cake Muffins (gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free and paleo!)

I’m known by many names, but most recently, The Cookie Fairy, The Doughnut Fairy, and – this week – the Muffin Fairy are topping the list. I have a strange and, some might say, slightly deranged, habit of leaving phantom plates of baked goods on the tables outside of my neighbors’ doors, to be followed up with a sheepish text alerting them of the caloric fortune that awaits them in the hall. Hey, it’s my thing. 

Nearly as soon as these photos were taken, my neighbors were getting texts. I had to get these out of my house, or risk eating them all in the span of 10 minutes and promptly exploding. And that would just be messy. And gross. Ew, that’s a disturbing mental image. QUICK – DISTRACT ME.  [Read more…]

Surviving London (If You’re Gluten Free and Paleo)

What and Where To Eat If You're Visiting London on a Gluten-Free or Paleo Diet

If you’ve been reading this blog or following me on Instagram for the last few weeks, you already know that I have been in Europe on my honeymoon. It was fantastic and the food was probably the best part. Sorry to rub it in; I only mention it because I managed to go the whole trip to London, Paris and Istanbul without eating any bread or pastry, little dairy, and nearly any refined sugar. It IS possible. [Read more…]