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Gluten-free Restaurant for Celiacs, Lugano Switzerland

November 2017 – Is it true that approximately 80,000 people in Switzerland are intolerant to gluten and one in five of these people are lactose intolerant? According to The University of Chicago Medicine, Celiac Disease Center, Celiac disease affects 1% of healthy, average Americans. That means at least 3 million people in our country are living with celiac disease—97% of them are undiagnosed.

I will say that in over twenty years of performing food intolerance testing, almost 100% of the people that came to me were intolerant to the lactose in milk and milk products. I also found that 95% of my clients were intolerant to wheat, 60% were intolerant to corn, and 40% were intolerant to soy. A very small percentage of people were intolerant to gluten. If you aren’t feeling well, try eliminating wheat, milk, corn, and soy. Check out Alternative Ingredients for Food Intolerances on this website.

Gluten-free Restaurant for Celiacs, Lugano Switzerland

Are you one of the rare few who know that you are gluten-intolerant? Are you traveling to Lugano Switzerland? Take heart, you can eat a delicious Italian pizza at Ristorante L’INtollerante. I ate the gluten-free Pizza Vegetariana with lactose-free cheese and it was delicious!

Ristorante L’INtollerante
Via Trevano 19
Lugano 6900
+41 91 950 05 05

Pull up Google Translate and check out Ristorante L’INtollerante‘s menu:

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Rice Milk Gelato, Milan Italy

November 2017 – My sister took me to what is reputed to be the best Gelateria in Milan, Italy, Gelateria Solferino . I was amazed and delighted to discover that they had a couple of gelato options that are made with rice milk instead of cow milk! In addition, the sweetener used is stevia. How did they make a gelato out of rice milk? I wish I knew! It is as creamy and wonderful as all the other gelato options they had.

Rice Milk Ice Cream

Gelateria Solfarino Milan Rice Milk Gelato

The day that we went they had pistacchio al latte di riso (pistachio dairy-free ice cream, milk-free ice cream) and stracciatella al latte di riso (chocolate chip dairy-free ice cream, milk-free ice cream). Eating these rice milk ice creams put me in a good mood for days!

If you are ever in Milan Italy, I highly recommend that you visit Gelateria Solferino for dairy-free ice cream.

Gelateria Solfarino Milan Dairy-Free Ice Cream

Gelateria Solferino
Via Solferino 18
Milan, Italy 20121

Winnipeg Vegetarian Restaurant

February 2017

I love Verde Juice Bar in Winnipeg Manitoba! This juice bar offers vegetarian and vegan soups, salads, toasts, juices, smoothies, and more. While I was enjoying my kale salad the owner of the wool/knitting shop next door stopped by for her early afternoon coffee. Other locals also stopped in to eat, drink, and spend some time with the two charming owners.

Verde Juice Bar Vegetarian & Vegan Food, Winnipeg

The food was superb, the decor was simple and beautiful, and the atmosphere was welcoming.

When you go to Verde Juice Bar enjoy the vegetarian food and marvel at all of the pottery that house the wide variety of plants.

Verde Juice Bar Vegan Restaurant

This is their vegan kale salad that tasted as wonderful as it looks. What a huge portion, but I ate it all!

Verde Juice Bar Vegan Restaurant

Verde Juice Bar changes their menu often, but this shows what was available in February 2017.

Winnipeg Vegetarian Vegan

Winnipeg Vegan Vegetarian

Verde Juice Bar
887 Westminster Ave
Winnipeg, MB
Canada R3G 1B4

Street parking is quite easy to find.

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Vegetarian Restaurant, East Boston MA

March 2016

When I landed at the Boston Logan airport I immediately opened my Happy Cow app to see where I would have lunch. La Sanghita popped up as a five star vegetarian restaurant in the East Boston area. The restaurant is right next to the airport, but because of all of the one way streets, I had to take a long circuitous route to get there. It was worth it!

La Sanghita – Vegetarian Restaurant

I entered La Sanghita and was greeted by a friendly face and an invitation to try a gluten-free vegan kale cookie. This cafe looks like a small house from the outside and contains space for 18 to 20 people to sit. Food is prepared from scratch with mainly organic ingredients and a lot (if not all) gluten-free ingredients. It took a few minutes to get my food and I appreciated the love and attention put into my meal. La Sanghita does not use microwaves so my food was heated on the stove. Delicious!

East Boston Vegetarian Restaurant

Here are the two men preparing my meal:

East Boston Vegetarian Restaurant

I had vegan quesadillas and vegetable soup puree with avocado:

Vegan Quesadillas

Vegan Quesadillas

Vegetable soup puree with avocado

Vegetable soup puree with avocado

East Boston Harborwalk

La Sanghita is merely a block from the East Boston Harborwalk where you can stretch your legs after your delicious meal and smell the salt air.

east boston harborwalk

view of boston from the east boston harborwalk

La Sanghita
389 Maverick Street
Boston MA 02128
(857) 256-2917

Nepali, Tibetan, & Indian Restaurant, St. Paul MN

March 2016: The weather here in St. Paul Minnesota has been delightfully sunny and warm. I stopped at a restaurant that offers Nepali, Tibetan, & Indian Cuisine on my way to the James J. Hill House for a tour.

Vegetarian Nepali, Tibetan, & Indian Cuisine

Everest on Grand offers a lunch buffet every day which includes vegan and vegetarian options. I am not a fan of spicy food so I was a bit apprehensive when I entered, but the food was mild and flavorful. I had brown rice, a vegetable & dal dish, potatoes, salad, and dessert. Yum!

I will definitely return!

Vegetarian Nepali, Tibetan, & Indian Restaurant, St. Paul MN

Vegetarian Nepali, Tibetan, & Indian Restaurant, St. Paul MN

Everest on Grand
1278 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

James J. Hill House
240 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55102
Owned by the Minnesota Historical Society
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Burmese Restaurant, Palo Alto CA

January 2016 – I had to add this Burmese restaurant to my blog because the food was beyond fantastic and there is no way that I want to forget where this restaurant is. Parking lot half a block away where you can park free for two hours.

Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine

Palo Alto CA Restaurant

Rangoon Ruby. Burmese restaurant Palo Alto CA. A cultural melting pot. How wonderful!

They have vegetarian options and standard dishes can be made vegetarian. I ate these exquisitely flavored dishes:

Veggie Kebat

A mix of vegetables stir-fried with paprika, masala, tamarind, green chilies, mint leaves, tomatoes, onions and cilantro

Mango Salad

Shredded fresh green mangoes served with fried onions, fried garlic, cabbage, red onions, yellow bean powder, cucumber and dried shrimp (they left out the garlic and shrimp for me)

When they brought the mango salad to my table I was told that the Tea Leaf Salad is the most popular salad at Rangoon Ruby’s. I will have to try it next time!

Tea Leaf Salad

This salad is a popular traditional treat unique to Burma. A mix of Burmese tea leaves, fried garlic, yellow beans, peanuts, sesame seeds, lettuce, tomato, jalapeno peppers and dried shrimp. This special salad will awaken your taste buds
(vegetarian option available)

Highly Recommended!

Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine
445 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
650) 323-6543

Raw Food Vegan Restaurant, Schaumburg IL

Sweet Tomatoes in Schaumburg Illinois prepares and serves raw food. It is a delightful raw food vegan restaurant. It’s not far from Chicago. If it is your first time there they will give you a platter with their different “meats” to taste. Then you can order your favorite. What was my favorite? The taco “meat”.

first time - get a free sample platter

first time – get a free sample platter

Sweet tomatoes menu Schaumburg IL

Sweet tomatoes menu Schaumburg IL

Sweet tomatoes menu Schaumburg IL

Sweet tomatoes menu Schaumburg IL

almond butter pie with strawberry topping

almond butter pie with strawberry topping

el burrito loco - raw vegan - and iced sumac tea

el burrito loco – raw vegan – and iced sumac tea

Sweet Tomatoes Schaumburg IL on Happy Cow

I use the Happy Cow app when I travel. It is so easy to find great vegan and vegetarian restaurants that way.

Sweet Tomatoes Schaumburg IL on Happy Cow

Sweet Tomatoes Schaumburg IL on Happy Cow

Sweet Tomatoes
1951 E. McConnor Pkwy
Schaumburg, IL 60173

High Vibe Fudge

Are you in the mood for some high vibe fudge? The Brigittine Monks in Amity Oregon make fudge with real chocolate, fresh dairy butter, real cream, fresh tree nuts, and natural flavors. The fudge is especially high vibe because it is made by Brigittine Monks who dedicate their lives to prayer and work.

If you are in the Willamette Valley, OR, I recommend that you stop in to purchase high vibe fudge. If you cannot make it to Oregon, call and order your fudge over the phone, 503-835-8080, or online.

High Vibe Fudge made by Brigittine Monks in the Willamette Valley, Oregon

High Vibe Fudge made by Brigittine Monks in the Willamette Valley, Oregon

Brigittine Priory of Our Lady of Consolation
The Brigittine Monks
2330 Walker Lane
Amity, OR 97101


Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurants, Montreal QC

A friend sent me a link to this article that describes 20 vegetarian restaurants in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. I am always on the lookout for delicious vegan cheesecake and have eaten at a couple of the vegetarian restaurants featured in this article.

Crudessence – Vegan Restaurant in Montreal

Not only does Crudessence serve magnificent raw vegan food, they share their recipes in their cookbook. This cookbook has a recipe for vegan cheesecake. This is what it looked like when I made it myself.

vegan cheesecake recipe vegan cheesecake recipe  Yes, it was delicious!

Aux Vivres – Vegan Restaurant in Montreal

Aux Vivres is another vegan restaurant that has wonderful food. They have both cooked and raw vegan food, including a delicious faux-cheesecake. Caution if you do not eat soy products.

Other Vegetarian Restaurants in Montreal

Read about all 20 vegetarian restaurants in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.