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The adventures of Princess Glutina


Monday, October 07, 2013

Yes, I am Princess Glutina. emoticon I have been gluten free for over 16 months. It is a lot easier than I thought it would be. I have improved in knowing what I can eat and what I need to stay away from. Sometimes I end up being glutened but it is only because I forget to ask family members what is in a meal. They know I am gluten intolerant but forget and put something with gluten in a meal. emoticon You live and you learn. emoticon

I just returned from Disney World and they are wonderful when it comes to having items that are gluten free. emoticon I stayed on Disney property so we had free dining for our whole visit. This gave me 1 counter service and 1 sit down meal a day. I even get one snack. I was able to talk to a chef for all of my meals. They would tell me what I could have or walk me through the buffet. I loved it. I have to admit it felt nice to have someone pay that much attention to my dietary habits. The snack was a little harder to find. I do not usually snack so I skipped it most days. I used my snacks and brought back bakery cookies for my hubby. emoticon

If you ever go to Downtown Disney please look up Babycakes. It is a gluten free and vegan bakery. I am not a big fan of gluten free cupcakes but these were wonderful. emoticon Babycakes is also supplying the Animal Kingdom with some little cupcakes as a snack at an allergy free kiosk. If it goes over well at the Animal Kingdom it will be implemented in the other parks. I went to Customer Relations and sang their praises.

My sincere thanks to the Disney Corporation for taking my allergy into consideration. emoticon I was able to eat at the new Be Our Guest restaurant and they are using a computer screen for ordering. I had to use an allergen tab that showed me what I could have. This was great. The chef did not have to take time away from the kitchen to come and talk to me. I had a lot to choose from- and usually I don't so I was happy.

I hope everyone is having a great start of the week.

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BROWNSUGAR2828 10/14/2013 12:51PM

    That sounds like it was a lot of fun! I'm glad everyone was so helpful and friendly about your gluten intolerance!

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EMPRESSAMQ 10/9/2013 3:57AM

    That's awesome that Disney is so up to date on providing GF food.

I didn't know Babycakes was GF. We have one in a downtown area near me. Will check it out. Thanks for the info.

Have a great rest of the week, you are doing great!

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LIVINGFREE19 10/8/2013 10:31PM

    Wow, it sounds like you had a great trip! It sounds also like they are very accomodating for people's special diets, how nice!

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DREAMSEEKER9 10/7/2013 9:08PM

    I had the same terrific experience at Disney World last November! Eating gluten-free was relatively painless. At our Disney resort, they even made me gluten-free toast. I also used that order screen at the Be Our Guest restaurant, it was very convenient!

I live in NYC, so I have to avoid Babycakes - they are indeed very good! emoticon

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MADTHENURSE 10/7/2013 8:54PM

    I've always found Disney to be amazing at just about everything, so I wouldn't have expected this to be an exception - It is SUCH an amazing place. It sounds like you had a wonderful time and I am glad to hear it!!

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DJ4HEALTH 10/7/2013 8:43PM

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MYJOYNOW45EST 10/7/2013 7:32PM

    Now that's Disney for you! I'm a BIG fan because they always treat their patrons like honored guests. emoticon emoticon Glad you had a good time. Blessings, JOY

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WOUBBIE 10/7/2013 5:20PM

    That's such great news!

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GINGER_BEAR 10/7/2013 4:04PM

    emoticon Glad you had a wonderful vacation! Hope to try a Babycake sometime!

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CRAFTINWIFE 10/7/2013 3:31PM

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Disney is wonderful!

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NITTINNANA 10/7/2013 3:30PM

    Wonderful news! Glad to hear you we're so blessed on your vacation!

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KIMPY225 10/7/2013 3:25PM

    I am glad they were able to help you out so much!!
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STARTINGINLIMBO 10/7/2013 3:06PM

    Wow, that's really cool the chef did that.
Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog too, teammate. :)

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KABMPH 10/7/2013 2:56PM

    Babycakes is also in NYC and LA. I love them!
Glad you had such a great trip. It is nice to have more than just 1 or 2 options somewhere!!

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KAREN608 10/7/2013 2:49PM

    Glad food was a nonissue for your time away!
Hope your week goes well.

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MJRVIC2000 10/7/2013 2:17PM

    Praise God and Thank Him for taking care of YOU! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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