New Gluten-Free Treats at Green and La Grande Orange

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Judy Nichols
The Almond Poppyseed Cake at La Grande Orange is going on my list of new gluten-free favorites.

'Tis the season to check in with old friends, and even thought you're always looking for the newest delectable morsel, sometimes you just want to go where you know everybody's name.

So while I was out and about doing my holiday elf duties, I rolled by a couple of old standbys, where I found not only my favorite things, but some new stuff, too.

At La Grande Orange Pizzeria, picking up my old love, Roasted Corn pizza on a gluten-free crust, I spied in the pastry case, a lovely new little gluten-free Almond Poppyseed Cake. The delicious chewy cake was topped with a dab of sweetness and crunchy almonds.

The individual serving was just the right cup of kindness.

Oh, and grab a gluten-free chocolate walnut cookie for later. When you've wandered many a weary foot, you might need some sustenance.

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Judy Nichols
The new gluten-free macaroni and cheese at Green warms up your chilly holiday evening.
See also: 5 Gifts for the Gluten-Free Eater

Later, when the temperature dropped to where I needed a jacket and knitted scarf, I pushed through the doors of Green, to get some gluten-free comfort food. I was thinking of a rice bowl with teriyaki mock-chicken, when I noticed the new gluten-free menus, which listed macaroni and cheese.

Most people don't think twice about a bowl of pasta with cheese, or tomato sauce, but for me, it's a small holiday miracle, something to remember.

So as I'm running the year back in my mind, I'll have two new old friends to remember, for auld lang syne.

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2240 N. Scottsdale Road, Tempe, AZ

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