Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Maisie “safe” with April

photo (2)e Sunday we met up with friends Ilene, Michael & April at zpizza where Maisie and those with many food allergies can enjoy “safe” pizza and salads. 

photo eSince we first found out about Maisie’s allergies back in November, we’ve only twice taken her out to restaurants and those were both in Aruba where I brought her meal with us.  So Sunday was the first time that she got to feel “normal” and enjoy restaurant food with everyone else.  In addition to their regular pizzas, zpizza offers gluten-free crusts and vegan cheese so no wheat, egg or dairy thus “safe” for my little girl.  Though the restaurant is not exclusively gluten-free and vegan they did their best to prevent any cross-contamination and the chef even put on gloves before touching anything relating to Maisie’s pizza.

photo (8)eUnfortunately Maisie was tired and a bit out-of-sorts but she did enjoy being with her friend and she really enjoyed her “safe” restaurant pizza.  In fact, we all enjoyed our pizza, soups and salads so I know that we’ll be visiting zpizza next time the craving strikes.

These Rolo Brownie Bites on the other hand are definitely NOT Maisie “safe” but this recipe has been getting a lot of hits lately so I thought that I’d feature it over here.  If you’re looking for something chocolaty-caramel sweet to satisfy your cravings, just click on the picture to be taken to Cook Lisa Cook and the recipe.  


Other delicious recipes posted on Cook Lisa Cook include: Mango Lassi, Stir-Fried Asparagus with Water Chestnuts, Ginger & Cashews, Curried Roast Chicken Pieces with Spicy Sweet Potato & Carrots, Grilled Corn & Bacon Pudding, Oriental Chicken Salad, Potato Salad with Bacon, Coffee Crusted Steak, Home Style Chicken Curry, Watermelon FrostyMango Gazpacho, Toll House Double Stuff Oreo Brownies, Long Beans with Walnuts, Blacksmith Pizza, Rhubarb Crisp, Laksa, Math Book No Bake Cookies, Aloo Gobi, Mint Lassi, Red Curry Chicken, Lamb Curry, Grilled Corn, Avocado & Tomato Salad with Honey Lime Dressing, Baked Egg Cups Two Ways, Thai Peanut Salad, Holy Guacamole, Cantaloupe Agua Fresca, Wallaby Darned, Piggy-Out Cookies, Wicked Good New England Lobster Roll, Long Beans with Garlic, Super Simple Summer Shrimp Salsa Salad, Grandma’s Teriyaki Steak, Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho, Red Chinese Long Beans with Peppers & Red Curry, 24-Layer Crêpe Cake, Fig & Watermelon Salad, Grilled Chèvre & Fig Panini, Spicy Asian Cucumber Salad, Grilled Prawns, Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon, Kicked Up Piggy-Out Cookies, Pesto Pita Pizza, Cilantro Lime Chicken, Nutella Crêpes, Mango, Lime & Chile Spiced Ice Box Pie, Roast Beef & Garlic Herb Cheese Sandwich, Layered Crespelle with Bolognese, Fresh Mozzarella & Basil, Jamaican Jerk Meat Pies, Nutella No Bake Cookies, Velvety Mac & Cheese, Welsh Cakes, Tom Yam Ghoong (Spicy Shrimp Soup), Lime Jewels, Southwest Pasta Salad, Walnut Roca Squares, Uncle Bubba’s Shrimp & Grits, Chocolate Chip Gingersnaps, Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Copycat “KFC” Coleslaw, Happy 6th Birthday Maisie Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies, Thin Mint Irish Coffee, Caramel Apples, “Rotisserie” Chicken, Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Mummy Hotdogs, Mango Upside Down Cake, Pork Belly Soup with Collard Greens, Aloo Tikki, Pink Strawberry Cake Balls, Praline Pumpkin Cheesecake, Apple Dumplings, Rum Cured Salmon, Apple, Cranberry & Rhubarb Crisp, Hasselback Potatoes with Garlic Sour Cream, Crunchy Oat, Almond, Cashew & Pebbles Granola Bars, Texas Chicken with Lime Butter, Biscoff Fudge, Eggnog Popovers with Cranberry Butter, Creamed Corn with Cheese and Cilantro, Potato Crusted Pork Chops, Oatmeal, Cashew & Chocolate Granola Bars, Texas Chicken Sandwich, Seared Scallops with Creamy Pesto & Lemon Pepper Pasta, Thai Chicken Noodle Soup and my most recent, Glazed Lemon Squares.



  1. Anonymous10:39 PM

    That really was VERY good pizza. I loved knowing April could eat her safe-pizza, too.


  2. I'm so glad places like these exist now. We had a few restaurants we could frequent when Linlee was gluten and dairy free and we really looked forward to going out.

  3. I have been so bad lately with eating the right things. Ugh. The pizza was a positive. I could try that......those yummy treats, dang. I may have to try those too.


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