Holiday 2015 – 2016 Bucket List

Holiday Gluten Free Bucket List 2015 - 2016

Our Holiday 2015 – 2016 Gluten Free Bucket List will be a repeat of last month.  I  thought we would get out to eat more often than we did.  Life was fast paced and we didn’t get enough time to eat out.  …Or should I say, time to dine out in peace without a commitment.

By the title you can tell that I have extended the time frame to check off these bucket list places.  The month of December is already booked up with holiday parties, school concerts, and other events.  January is a birthday month around here so maybe… Maybe we can have special breakfasts and lunches from our bucket list locations.

Renee’s Gourmet Pizzeria

Renee's Gourmet Pizzeria

Renee’s Gourmet Pizzeria came to my attention after following Coco Fairfield‘s on Twitter.  To this day I’m not really sure what made me click on the link, but instantly I saw “The only 100% Gluten and Nut FREE restaurant in Troy, MI.”.

Well, well, well.  Is this a hidden gem that I’ve never heard of?

We will have to see.  Renee’s will be getting a visit from us soon.

Renee’s Gourmet Pizzeria
1937 W. Maple Rd
Troy, MI 48084

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The Hudson Cafe has me all giddy inside.  Again, this is another business we didn’t know existed.  Why didn’t we know them?

They have gluten-free Very Berry French Toast and pancakes with fruit.   I really hope they are as good as my imagination.

Hudson Cafe
1241 Woodward Avenue
Detroit MI 48226


Seva has fresh imaginative vegetarian cuisine.  Their original location is in Ann Arbor and they now have a location in Detroit.  When you visit their Detroit Menu page there is information on their Gluten-Free Menu front and center.

Fabulous gluten-free bread from Rumi’s Passion Bakery – available for sandwiches and toast (we have a dedicated gluten-free toaster!)  This menu contains selections from our main menu that are gluten-free or can be ordered gluten-free. Be sure to ask your server if you have any questions!

Real sandwiches on real bread from a dedicated toaster?  This is just short of gluten-free heaven.

66 E. Forest Avenue
Detroit MI 48201

d6699dd4343cf04dc7cecde89d6d1658Pickles and Rye is a traditional deli with a healthy twist.  They include grass fed beef, gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options.  You can get all three meals with them or catering.

You can find gluten-free options on their regular menu with a red GF circle.  There is also bread and pancakes to pick from.

Our biggest problem is going to be… What should we eat?

Pickles & Rye Deli
6724 Orchard Lake Rd.
West Bloomfield, MI 48322


If you have enjoyed some of these restaurants or know of more we could add to our lists please comment. We would also like to hear from your establishment if you do gluten-free well. You may reach us in a comment or the Contact Us tab.

Meal Plan Monday – After Thanksgiving

gluten free menu swapWho really wants to make a meal plan after Thanksgiving?  The holiday takes so much preparation without being gluten-free.  Add dietary issues in there and it is easy to see how one would be sick of food.

Life goes on though and the kids still expect something on the table each night.

Our Thanksgiving was simple and we’ve gotten good at making just enough food for our feast and one or two leftover plates.  They were also gone by Friday evening.

Sorry.  No Thanksgiving leftovers here.

This week our menu will be simple.  Our family is busy and will be getting busier with the upcoming holiday.  If you are looking for fancier meals check out Heather at the Celiac Family.  (Affiliate link coming…) Tomorrow Once A Month Meals will be releasing their December menus.

Week of November 30th

Monday:  Pork Chops, Sour Kraut and Green Beans
Tuesday: Chili with Rice
Wednesday: Pizza Night with salad
Thursday: Tater Tot Casserole
Friday:  KEY WAT (ETHIOPIAN SPICY STEWED BEEF) w/Naan Bread and veggies
Saturday: Pasta and Meatballs
Sunday: American Tacos in Hard Shells

For additional meal planning ideas check out

The Gluten Free Detroit Metro family like many others is on a fixed budget when it comes to groceries. Gluten-free goodies are known to cost a lot of money. To get around that, most items in our home are fresh and unprocessed. Therefore, a lot of baking and cooking is done in the home. The best way to keep food waste minimal and stay within a budget is to meal plan. Here is another Monday and another meal plan.
Please keep in mind that Gluten Free Detroit Metro is not represented by a doctor or dietitian. Use your own judgment when purchasing foods and consult a doctor or dietitian when adopting a gluten-free diet.

Gluten-Free Saver: Mary Jane’s Protein Pancakes

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Lady Jane makes it easy to #EatSomeHemp. The Flap Jacks are flexible for dietary needs; you can mix dairy or non-dairy milk, add or omit an egg and get 10g to 13g of protein per serving. Hemp Flour can bring added nutrition to any recipe and its light nutty flavor has a delightful taste. In baked goods substitute up to about 50% of the flour being called for in the recipe. Who says cookies and sweet treats can’t have protein!? Lady Jane’s Toasted Hemp Seeds w/ Sea Salt, yum! Try these crunchy whole hemp seeds by themselves eat on a salad or add to baked goods for a crunchy nutty flavor. You’ll be hooked!

Your variety pack will include: 

  • 1-Fabulous Flap Jack
  • 1-1lb bag hemp flour
  • 1-GB size (1.75 ox) Toasted Hemp seeds

Prior to purchasing from Gluten-Free Saver make sure you read all the details. Purchases made through Gluten-Free Saver are the responsibility of the provider and purchaser.  

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