Gluten Free Girl mentioned recently that travelling can be incredibly stressful while gluten free. I could not agree more though this time was a little easier - not having a race to eat for definitely helps. I am going to tackle the race and eat issue in a little bit, but for now my recent holiday excursion out east.
So first the flight - I flew Cathay Pacific to JFK. They are one of the few airlines that still offers a complimentary meal as part of your ticket. I had preordered the Gluten Free dinner meal but really had little in the way of expectations that it would be edible. When I saw the rice cake on top of my meal tray in one moment I thought, "Oh great it's going to be entirely "gf style food"" and "Well at least I can eat the rice cake."
Thankfully it was roasted potatoes, steamed vegetables, grilled chicken with a tomato chutney/sauce and a salad, fruit, raisins and the aforementioned rice cakes. The way home was similar, just rice instead of potatoes, and stewed berries instead of the raisins and salad. So from now on Cathay and I can be friends for sure.
My boyfriend's mother found French Meadow Bakery's GF cinnamon raisin bread as a GF peace offering. I was seriously skeptical and even waited towards the end of our time there to eat it. I am sorry I waited so long. I think this company's bread tops Udi's by far.