Category Archives: Diary

Chai Cupcakes

I’ve liked chai for ages, drinking it cold and hot. It’s my go-to drink at coffee shops. On a recent visit to Zingos, they had gluten-free chai cupcakes. I was ecstatic to have a gluten-free dessert. And it tasted so amazing I had to try to make them myself. I used the gluten-free yellow cake mix from Aldi and added the chai spice combination from the Carol Fenster cookbook 1,000 Gluten-Free Recipes. I also added the spices to the frosting and substituted cream cheese for sour cream.


Rockwell Republic

When in Grand Rapids, Michigan, I stopped at Rockwell Republic for sushi and creme brulee (since I haven’t had creme brulee in years). All three gluten-free sushi rolls were amazing. The Spicy Salmon and Philadelphia were my favorites. I nearly cried because the cherry creme brulee was so good. Now to get a torch and make it at home.


I’ve been to Ann Arbor a few times, and it’s not a trip without stopping at Zingerman’s Deli. But after starting the gluten-free diet, it no longer seemed an option. I did email customer service to see if they still had the option of gluten-free bread. They did! And when I placed my order, a manager checked it to make sure all of the ingredients were gluten-free.