Gluten-Free Pizza in Los Angeles

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For a very long time we never went out for pizza. There were just no options. My husband has Celiac and he can’t have gluten plus my kids don’t like it much and I’m very particular.

Then gluten-free became all the rage. Now we can walk to Pitfire Pizza and have gourmet individual gluten-free pizza (I get the steak salad with walnuts and crumbled blue cheese). Or we can go to our favorite pizza place, Fresh Brothers Pizza, in Beverly Hills, which I think has the best gluten-free pizza around. My favorite is the Fresh Momma’s with spinach, garlic, and mushroom. Or we can order gluten-free pizza from Louise’s and have it delivered.

It’s great to have choices and finally, fast food has jumped on the bandwagon. Domino’s Pizza now has a gluten-free option. It’s only available in the small size, but I think it’s great that it’s available at all. It’s carried in most of Domino’s 5,000 stores across the country.

What I find interesting about Domino’s is that the company says the pizza is not recommended for people with Celiac. According to Domino’s “While Domino’s new Gluten Free Crust is appropriate for those with mild gluten sensitivity, Domino’s and the NFCA (National Foundation for Celiac Awareness) do not recommend it for those with celiac disease. Domino’s and the NFCA found that while the crust is certified as gluten free, current store operations at Domino’s cannot guarantee that each handcrafted pizza will be completely free from gluten.”

My husband does not have a mild gluten sensitivity, he has Celiac, but he wanted to try it anyway and take his changes. I thought the pizza was really good and my husband liked it as well. It tasted like Domino’s so it wasn’t gourmet pizza, but it was greasy and cheesy with a flavorful crust. A couple of days later I asked my husband how he felt. Well, he had a reaction to some food he ate and we’re not sure if it was the pizza or something else. Which is probably why Domino’s released this video to be safe.

Eating gluten-free is a challenge, but hopefully more restaurants will give gluten-free options a try.

I was not compensated for this post, but I was given pizza. 

Whole Foods 28-Day Challenge: Being Vegan is Better With Friends

I’m just beyond the halfway point of the Whole Foods 28-day challenge. I was worried about this past weekend and if I would be able to keep up with the diet. A Memorial Day Weekend with no meat, dairy, oil, or refined sugar sounded really difficult.

But it wasn’t hard, in fact it was fabulous. Went to see friends on Friday and was treated to a wheat berry salad with fresh figs and mushrooms. My friend Christina, who is doing the challenge with me, made soup with garlic, onions, beans, zuchinni, and tomatoes. It was amazing.

Even more amazing was the trouble friend and MomsLA contributor Debbie (Manhattan Beach Momma), of Fresh Brothers Pizza went to for the blogger party at Fresh Brother’s new location. She made a vegan pizza for Sarah Auerswald and I with half no cheese and half Daiya cheese (some people like the gluten-free, dairy-free cheese, but I’m not one of them). My half was really good.

And not only that, but Debbie made a gluten-free pizza for my husband. Fresh Brothers has the best gluten-free pizza I’ve tasted.

My kids were happy because although they don’t have dietary restrictions, they are really picky. They got to make cheese pizzas with no sauce.

And decorate their own very-special-cupcakes. These were not vegan and definitely not sugar-free, but they were nice to look at.