Dining: The Works (@TheWorksStKitts)

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The Works. I looked at their menu online for what seemed like hours in preparation of our dinner. There were FIFTY burgers to choose from.  Insane!

I narrowed down my list to 6 before I got there, and then I ended up picking a completely different burger at the last minute lol One of the local favourites.

It was awesome! I LOVE avocado and this had tons on it! The burgers were thick and juicy and tons of flavor. It was one of the best burgs I’ve had in a long time.

And the best news (for a gfree girl like me) was that they have gluten free buns. And I’ve tried a few in my day, most of which were basically hockey pucks. Not this bun! It was so soft- I honestly couldn’t even tell it was gfree. It was awesome.

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The atmosphere was great in there, love the fun décor. They even had the big window open to the street (it was a nice evening) so you could do lots of people watching (which I love!)

Prices were great, and I hear they have gfree gravy so I’m definitely going to check out a big huge poutine the next time we go 🙂

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Gluten Free Pizza: St. Catharines Neighbourhood Pizza Co.

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I’m always on the prowl for a new gluten free pizza. It’s probably one of my favourite foods. So versatile- you can top it with a zillion different combinations of items, savoury and even sweet! Yes!

Its been a long while since I’ve had a gfree pizza that I didnt make myself at home. I know that pizza pizza and Dominos have them but I wanted to support something local as always!

I got word that St. Catharines Neighbourhood Pizza co now had gluten free pizzas so OF COURSE I had to try it! (Full disclosure: hubbys best buddy owns the pizza place, so he gave me a heads up when they got the new gfree dough) 🙂

Its an 8 slice pizza and its crispy and and tastes like an awesome pizza cooked in a pizza oven. Thats the best way I can describe it lol It tastes like a pizza should! Its also very filling, I think I ate 3 pieces of this pizza and was stuffed. Hubby happily ate the rest LOL

You should definitely check them out and give the gfree pizza a try!

Also, they are open 11-9 on Good Friday and 3-10 on Easter Sunday!

St Catharines Pizza Co Phone Number: 905-984-5555

Maple Baked Beans! (@whitemeadowfarm)

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I put it on my pancakes, french toast, bacon, sausage. Pretty much anything you might find on a breakfast buffet- I might add some maple syrup to it.

Yesterday I ventured out to White Meadows Farms to get some syrup, eggs and some of their incredible MAPLE BAKED BEANS!!!

The do have a pancake house on site where they serve the beans fresh, but I wanted to make my own gfree french toast with a side of beans, so I got the container of frozen ones.

They are very rich, thick and sweet. I could (almost) eat them as a dessert! $2.99 for a good sized portion is a fantastic deal to me!

Stop by White Meadows sometime soon for some of their baked beans! And since you’re there, you should grab some of their free run eggs (the chickens are right there on the farm!) and of course some maple syrup! (Amber is my favourite kind)

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Glutino Genius Bread Review

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I purchased a few loaves of Glutino’s new Genius line of Gluten Free Breads.The white sandwich bread is a good sized slice and toasts up nicely.It is light and airy and tastes pretty much like regular gluten bread.It holds together well and stands up to being grilled for a grilled cheese sandwich.I’d give this 2 thumbs up and would buy it again.The other loaf I tried was their cinnamon raisin loaf.It also is a good sized slice with a lot of raisins and sweetness.I would suggest a bit more of a cinnamon taste although that could just be personal preference.It is also light and airy and toasts up well.It would probably make a nice french toast.It is on sale at Zehrs this week for 2.99 which is an excellent price.You can find it in the freezer section in the Health Food Department.

Dining: Chang Noi’s Authentic Thai

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I love thai food. It’s awesome that lots of the cuisine is gluten free- but I still loved it way before I ever removed gluten from my diet too.

Pad thai, fresh salads, warm soups- MMMM….

Chang Noi is on Queenston in St. Catharines. I’ve only dined there 3 times but every time was fantastic. The last time, we got takeout- and it was every bit as good as dining in (Except we could be extra lazy and eat it in our PJ’s, so maybe for that reason the takeout was even better)

We shared a big, spicy soup, pad thai, mango salad. It was all delish!

The best part is that they have a little symbol on their menu that says “gluten free” so its super easy to navigate your way to gluten free goodness!

Stop by for lunch or dinner sometime and let us know what you think!

Dining: Gluten Free Fish n’ Chips at Dom’s! (@DomsPastaGrill)

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On Friday I was a guinea pig. In the best kind of way.

It all started on a Friday a week or two ago when Dom’s Pasta Grill tweeted about their fish n’ chips special ($9.99) and I whined back to them that I wish they did a gluten free version. Then, to my surprise, they messaged me back and said they were going to try it the following Friday and use me as a guinea pig!

I stopped by this past Friday night and enjoyed FANTASTIC gluten free battered fish and lots of fries. The batter was everything I remembered good deep fried fish to be. Light, crispy, golden. It was awesome.

They are going to keep it on their menu since it was a success! It will be available for $11.99 (even on Fridays) which I think is more than a fair price, especially for the huge serving! It ended up being two meals for me 🙂

They ask that you call ahead, especially on Fridays, just so they can make sure they have enough of the gluten free ingredients on hand.

Run, don’t walk, to Dom’s this week and enjoy some fish n chips!

http://www.domspastaandgrill.ca/

DINING: The Office Tap & Grill

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My husband and I went out for dinner on Monday night to celebrate his new job! Funny, but I actually came to our blog to look at the list of places to dine and realized The Office wasn’t on the list- (it is now)

It’s a smaller, locally owned place downtown St. Catharines. They have a fantastic atmosphere, great drinks and incredible food (and prices!). The Office has a gluten free menu you can scope out beforehand online. Their staff is very knowledgeable as well.

The best part is that Mon-Wed you can bring your own wine & its free corkage! They keep all the bottles, recycle them and then donate the money to the Out of the Cold program. LOVE IT!

Hubby had a cuban sandwich and fries. I had a salad to start and these two amazing dishes: Beef Tenderloin Skewers and Trio of Shrimp.

AMAZING! You should definitely check it out.

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