Category Archives: vegan & gluten-free

Vegan & Gluten-free in Virginia – Pio Pio Peruvian

As a gluten-free vegan, I am always on the lookout for new places to eat. I can’t just go to the everyday “American” restaurant and find a full meal that isn’t a puny, salad with barely anything on it. Because of this, I tend to gravitate towards more international restaurants such as Indian, Thai, Ethiopian, and Mexican. I was looking for a new restaurant option and became aware of Pio Pio Peruvian in Great Falls, VA.

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Vegan & Gluten-free at Chef Mickey’s – Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Out of all the times I have been to Disney World, I hadn’t eaten at the acclaimed Chef Mickey’s. So, last trip we found a reservation for breakfast and went to see our favorite mouse!

Chef Mickey’s is located inside the Contemporary Resort near the Magic Kingdom. We took a bus from our resort to MK and then walked over to the Contemporary.

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Vegan & Gluten-free at The Omni Homestead

I recently attendedĀ a conference at the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia. I had previously visited The Homestead back in 2013, and I was interested to see how the food situation had changed. Vegan & Gluten-free at The Omni Homestead My package included breakfast and dinner each day of my stay. If you eat at a non-buffet, you get an appetizer, entree, and dessert. I arrived on the first day about lunch time and was starving because I skipped breakfast. I headed towards the…

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Vegan & Gluten-free at Disney World’s Rose & Crown

There aren’t that many places in Epcot that I like to eat. Most of the places don’t cater too well to the vegan, gluten-free lifestyle in an affordable way. Our favorite place to eat is Tutto Italia, but there were no walk-up reservations available for the day that we met up with friends.

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Vegan & Gluten-free at Sunshine Seasons – Epcot

Sunshine Seasons is a quick-service restaurant located in The Land section of Epcot (In the same building where Soarin’ is located).

There are a few different stations in which to choose from: The Bakery, Sandwiches, The Grill, Soup and Salad, and Asian Noodles.

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Vegan & Gluten-free in Norfolk, VA – Rama Garden Thai

I was in Norfolk, VA a few times last fall for some work conferences. I was staying near Waterside, and was looking for a good place to eat. Luckily, the HappyCow app suggested that I try Rama Garden Thai, which was in walking distance from my hotel. I started out with a little salad with a delicious peanut dressing. For my appetizer, I ordered the GardenĀ Rolls. I am always excited when a place offers garden rolls, as opposed to Spring Rolls, which I usually can’t…

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Recipe: Black Eyed Peas, Sweet Potato, & Kale

Tradition dictates that eating Black Eyed Peas on New Year’s Day will bring you good luck for the year.

This recipe is easy, quick, and has very few ingredients. It is good for New Year’s or any day that you need an easy meal! The recipe is very flexible with portion sizes, so adjust according to your family size or if you want leftovers!

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