I think my favorite part of this dinner though, was how I felt after. Which was amazing! I usually never leave a restaurant feeling that great. I was usually bloated so bad that I wouldn't want to go anywhere but home afterward. Also I usually never finished a meal because I would be hurting halfway through, not to mention the portions YIKES! This time around I practically ate the plate! Granted proportionally it was perfect but also it didn't hurt to eat it! I left the restaurant feeling light as air and as good as I did going in.
It is my suggestion that if you want a good restaurant experience and you are going or are gluten free then do your research ahead of time. A lot of restaurants even have gluten free menus if you ask, for instance Olive Garden has one if you ask your waiter for it. Also talk to your waiter, they are usually more than willing to find out for you if there might be hidden gluten in your food. Calling ahead to find out about gluten free options is always an option too.
Even though I had a great restaurant experience, I still advocate to just eat at home. Its cheaper and you know what is going in your body, without any hidden surprises. But for those special times that you meet with friends, family or have a hot date ;-) then it is possible to eat and enjoy, without eating and regretting.
P.S. I feel the need to tell you that I am writing this blog while indulging in a Liz Lovely gluten free oatmeal raisin cookie! SOO GOOD! Plus they were half off at the Portsmouth Health Food Store so that makes them taste a little bit sweeter! me want cookie!
Peace, Love, and Eat Well,