Monthly Archives: June 2016

Pure Genius Provisions Blondies & Brownies (Giveaway)

I love the occasional sweet indulgence- especially when I am at work all day and need a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. However, now that the weather has warmed up tremendously, the thought of labor-intensive baking and working with the oven really turns me off.  When Pure Genius Provisions reached out to me to see if I would review their allergen-friendly brownies and blondies, I agreed in a heartbeat. First encountering these bean-based baked […]


2016 Washington D.C. Gluten-Free Expo Recap (Giveaway)

As a gluten and dairy-free blogger, I think of gluten-free expos as fun holidays where I can mingle with brands and fellow gluten-free foodies alike. While industry shows have a lot more going on, local expos are consumer-focused and showcase gluten-free resources in the area.  Last week, I attended the Washington, D.C. Gluten-Free Expo, hosted at the DoubleTree in Bethesda, Maryland. The event, now in its sixth year, is sponsored by the […]

Sweetgreen Review

After the DC Gluten-Free Expo (recap coming soon), I knew I needed a hearty helping of healthy food to balance the sugary, carb-laded samples I tried at the event. With some time on my hands before catching the train back to Baltimore, I decided to catch the red line to Dupont Circle to pay a visit to Sweetgreen, a restaurant definitely topping my to-try list. Sweetgreen regionally has several locations […]

Jaleo Review

In my last post- I shared the allergen menu from Jaleo, a Jose Andres restaurant with locations in and around Washington D.C. Now, here is my full recap of dinner at this upscale restaurant that takes Spanish tapas to the next level.  Arriving to Bethesda around late afternoon, I dropped my bags at my hotel and ventured right back out a couple blocks to Bethesda Row, a shopping center with […]

Jaleo Gluten-Free and Allergen Menu

After a day in DC, I took the red line Metro to Bethesda to stay overnight for the DC Gluten-Free Expo the following day. There, I stopped at Jaleo in the Bethesda Row shopping complex for a nice dinner. This Jose Andres restaurant (also of Beefsteak and Oyamel fame) like others in the group is really allergen-friendly, and brought out a fully marked menu identifying multiple allergens in every dish. Because […]

Dolcezza Gelato & Coffee Review

After exploring around the National Portrait Gallery in the afternoon, I slowly developed a craving for something sweet as an afternoon pick-me-up. I knew I wanted something sweet, but light, because it was a rather hot DC summer day. Sorbet immediately came to mind, and a quick online search revealed that Dolcezza was nearby. Offering coffee, sorbet, and gelato, this old world style shop offers small batch, locally sourced treats.  I have seen Doclezza […]

Beefsteak Review

Knowing that I’d be heading to the DC area for the DC Gluten-Free Expo in Bethesda, I knew I wanted to head down a day early to do some food scouting in DC. Topping the list was Beefsteak, a plant-powered fast casual concept from Jose Andres, the regional super chef behind Oyamel (which I visited last November) and many other restaurants in the city.  Located in Dupont Circle, the Beefsteak location I […]