Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Vita Coco - naturally gluten free

So, I decided to give coconut water another shot. Mostly because I had a lot of people comment about my previous experience with O.N.E. Coconut water, telling me I was nuts because I didn't think it was that great. I had found it thick & it didn't taste good - but now, having tried this one, I'm pretty sure I had a bad one.

I bought a little box of Vita Coco with Passion Fruit and thought it was DELICIOUS! It was light and super refreshing, and I loved the passion fruit flavor in this one! I had it the morning after a long night with my girlfriends and multiple bottles of wine, and found that this really hydrated me quickly.

Again, I found this little box (just larger than a juice box) to be pretty expensive, but probably on par with buying a bottle of Gatorade which has a ton of sugar & chemicals. Don't get me wrong, I like gatorade, but I'm really trying to eat/drink/live better, less fake stuff.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Myers + Chang

This past weekend I finally got to check out Myers + Chang in the South End for dinner with another GF gal and our husbands.... We had a blast - they place is really cool, love the setting and atmosphere, very hip. The real draw for us though, was their gluten free menu!

It's not super extensive, but there definitely some good choices -- we opted to share the edamame & celery slaw, the thai ginger chicken salad served over rice vermicelli, the spicy silky tofu with peppered pork & scallions, and the indonesian fried rice.

The guys got a lot of spicy meat & other things and they were really happy with - they like spice.

We liked ours, but thought it was a little TOO spicy. The edamame & celery slaw was awesome - so was the thai ginger chicken salad. The spicy tofu was just that, spicy. Like, really spicy. And so was the fried rice. We had also asked the server if we could modify one of the other dishes & get it without sauce, but he said it really wouldn't be good, so we didn't get it - although, I wish we had gotten it anyway. Oh well...

We also had some delicious & really strong mai tai's!

So -- if you like really spicy food and are looking for a really cool atmosphere to go out for dinner or lunch, check this place out!

Monday, March 01, 2010

Peace o' Pie

Hope everyone had a nice weekend! Mine was good, got a lot done, had to work a bit, but also relaxed!

Just found a new place that is serving gluten free pizza in the Brighton/Brookline area! OF COURSE - I move far away, and this opens up about 5 minutes away, typical.

I haven't been there yet, but plan on it, have any of Boston folk heard of it/been? They are only serving gluten free pizza on Thursdays right now, not sure why -- I guess they're just trying it out. They mention that they prepare it separately and seem to be aware of cross contamination issues.

Anyway - it's called Peace o' Pie - gourmet vegan pizza... Let me know if you've been!! If it's good, I'll have to take a drive out there one of these upcoming Thursdays!

Have a great week!