Thursday , 21 March 2019
Home » Stop Diseases » Another Week in Gluten-Free Paradise
Another Week in Gluten-Free Paradise

Another Week in Gluten-Free Paradise

For the past four years, Mrs. Dude and I have been blessed to be able to travel with the same crew for a December vacation. It’s been nothing but pure awesomeness.

Last year, we ventured to a villa called Baraka Point. When you find a villa that can’t be topped, with a staff that cannot be more cool, with a chef who can keep me safe for 7 days, well…once you find heaven, you just stop looking for something better.

And that’s what Baraka Point is. Absolute heaven.

From a celiac’s perspective, dealing with only one crew the entire week to meet my needs sure as hell beats dealing with a different restaurant every night, giving my spiel, and then just praying to the gluten-free gods. I came out of the week completely unscathed.

From a stressed-out person’s perspective, it was just what the doctor ordered. Seven days of fun, sun, kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, eating, drinking and laughing. Sounds quite medicinal, doesn’t it?

As I do each year, let’s take a look back at my week in paradise.

island birds

We took a small private plane from St. Thomas to Virgin Gorda. I sat in the cockpit and yes, actually flew the plane briefly. That’ll never happen again.

celiac virgin gorda

No surprise here. Morning = coffee. Lots of it.

hike

On Monday morning, we took a long, vertical hike. Here is where we started.

virgin gorda hiking trail

And here is where we climaxed (take that as you wish).

mrs dude

The best part of the week? Time with Mrs. Dude of course. But she had a very tough time relaxing 😉

celiac virgin islands

Naturally…there were drinks galore.

gluten-free-breakfast

But let’s talk about breakfast!

gluten-free-lunch

And lunch!!

gfree appetizers

And appetizers!!!

gluten-free-dinner

And dinner!!!!

gluten-free-desserts

And desserts!!!!!

gluten-free-pizza

Did I mention pizza night? Seriously…brick oven gluten-free pizza.

friends

No matter how good the food and drinks, it’s always about the people. And these peeps are the best!

My vacation ended on quite a humorous note. It’s a pretty long travel day, so I packed some leftover gluten-free pizza in my carry-on. I figured I’d either eat it in the airport or on the plane. But I never made it through customs. Yep…they confiscated my pizza. I forgot you cannot import meat into the country from St. Thomas and my pizza had ham on it. Thankfully…I packed other food…and avoided the $300 fine. Phew!

The post Another Week in Gluten-Free Paradise appeared first on Gluten Dude.

Click Here For Original Source Of The Article

Check Also

FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: Make family meals a reality, gut bacteria can prevent weight loss, and red meat wins in the context of a healthy diet

FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: Make family meals a reality, gut bacteria can prevent weight loss, and red meat wins in the context of a healthy diet

Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week make family meals a reality, gut bacteria can prevent weight loss, and red meat wins in the context of a healthy diet. Next week’s Mindful Meal Challenge will start again on Monday. Sign up now to join us! Too busy to […]

FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: Foods that help depression and anxiety, how much exercise you need for lifelong youth, and how bad habits impact dad’s swimmers

FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: Foods that help depression and anxiety, how much exercise you need for lifelong youth, and how bad habits impact dad’s swimmers

Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week foods that help depression and anxiety, how much exercise you need for lifelong youth, and how bad habits impact dad’s swimmers. Next week’s Mindful Meal Challenge will start again on Monday. Sign up now to join us! Too busy to read […]

FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: The benefits of eating early, alternative milks lose their status, and the best time to exercise

FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: The benefits of eating early, alternative milks lose their status, and the best time to exercise

Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week the benefits of eating early, alternative milks lose their status, and the best time to exercise. Next week’s Mindful Meal Challenge will start again on Monday. Sign up now to join us! Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free […]

FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: The road to sustainable seafood, dairy fat gets a pass, and oily fish delays menopause

FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: The road to sustainable seafood, dairy fat gets a pass, and oily fish delays menopause

Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week the road to sustainable seafood, dairy fat gets a pass, and oily fish delays menopause. Next week’s Mindful Meal Challenge will start again on Monday. Sign up now to join us! Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free speed […]

FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: The health value of friendship, the trouble with the carbohydrate-insulin model, and the sad state of the EPA

FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: The health value of friendship, the trouble with the carbohydrate-insulin model, and the sad state of the EPA

Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week the health value of friendship, the trouble with the carbohydrate-insulin model, and the sad state of the EPA. Next week’s Mindful Meal Challenge will start again on Monday. Sign up now to join us! Too busy to read them all? Try […]

Leave a Reply

css.php