Sunday, October 24, 2010

Two Delicious Dinners Out

This post is about a week late, but school was different this week. We had conferences with special speakers Wednesday through Friday, and classes were cancelled. Now I have so much to do! Going to the conferences takes up way more time then classes do.

Chang's Spicy Chicken with Broccoli, gluten and soy free.

As a college student, sometimes you forget about the simple things in life. Especially what it feels like to do nothing on a Saturday night except spend time with family and friends and occasionally go out for dinner. Well, my former roommate's mom was in town visiting (yay!) so we went out for dinner. She treated us, which was way too nice of her. I really appreciated it. And I loved my food! I have heard so many great things about PF Changs but have never tried it. I ordered off the gluten free menu and they easily made my dish soy free as well! Thank you PF Changs. I will definitely be by again soon.

Flourless chocolate dome with fresh berries and raspeberry sauce.

Also at PF Changs, they have this amazing gluten free flourless chocolate "dome" dessert. Her mom was so generous really wanted to get a dessert for me. In the end, we decided we would share, but she was so nice and really gave most of it to me. It was soo good, and I certainly didn't mind. I could have licked the plate!

Huge chocolate flourless brownie with pecans,
real vanilla ice cream, fresh whipped cream,
homemade real chocolate sauce and fancy chocolate shavings.

Then, the next Monday, I was treated out for dinner again with my "Aunt" who lives about 45 minutes to an hour away from me at school. I borrowed a friends car and we met in the middle at Outback's. Outback's has become a bit of a restaurant staple in my life, since they have an amazing gluten free menu and are very kind and knowledgeable about the diet. I have heard so much about the flourless gluten free chocolate dessert, The Thunder Down Under, and so we both decided to split it (perfect since we are both huge chocolate lovers!) The dessert was HUGE and perfect for splitting, or thirding, or fourthing! We were having such a good time talking that I forgot to take a picture of my steak, sweet potato and veggies. It was so good I couldn' finish it all. But demolish the dessert we did :)

I am not really used to being able to get dessert in a restaraunt! But since going gluten free I've been forced (but quite happy) to do research and I've found some great options! Do you have a specific dish or dessert at restaurant you really like, or want to try but haven't yet?


sarah (SHU) said...

soy free @ an asian restaurant - that's pretty amazing! looks great :)

Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun said...

That's so great that you were able to find options that fit your needs. And going out to eat is such a favorite thing to do of mine. It always feels special.

Anonymous said...

I love PF Changs - you wouldn't think they would be able to make gluten free dishes, but they are sooo accomodating! I love eating there! It's nice to know they can make soy free dishes too - my mom is soy free & gluten free as well, so thanks!