Gluten Free

In Honor Of National Pancake Day…

I may be a little late on the uptake, but Friday, September 26 was National Pancake Day!  And since we definitely love pancakes at the Maine Stay Inn, it only seems appropriate to share one of our favorite recipes. Maine Stay Inn Gingerbread Pancakes 1 1/3 cups flour (probably more like 1 2/3 Cups) 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon ginger 1 teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ground cloves Dash of salt 1 egg 1 ¼ cups milk ¼ cup molasses… Read More

Does Your Bed and Breakfast Offer Gluten Free Meals?

One of the things we get asked regularly is whether someone following a gluten free diet can be accommodated at our bed and breakfast.  Absolutely!  I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease over 15 years ago, and my family has been eating and cooking gluten free meals since then. We’re definitely well versed in what is and is not gluten free.  And over the years, we’ve gotten really good at creating gluten free treats that taste good and fit within a gluten free… Read More

Managing Food Allergies at a Maine Bed and Breakfast

When some people think about a Maine bed and breakfast, they think about cold muffins, bagels, and store bought danish, and that’s definitely what happens here at the Maine Stay Inn.  Each day we serve a multi-course breakfast, and when I say “serve,” I mean it.  But many people still assume that a bed and breakfast might not be able to handle dietary restrictions, and that’s simply not the case! Now, I must always point out that while we take every precaution… Read More

Gluten Free Bakery Options Come to Kennebunkport Maine

  Kennebunkport Maine restaurants have done a great job jumping on the gluten free bandwagon, but the coffee shops and bakeries have been slow to meet the demand.  Earlier this year, Mornings in Paris, an “old world” style coffee shop located in the heart of the Old Port of Portland, opened a new location here in Kennebunkport Maine.  They’ve brought a tremendous assortment of teas and coffee varieties, great WiFi (for free), and delicious treats to town.  But since the Maine Stay… Read More

Special Diets at a Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast

Anyone who’s been on a strict eating plan of any kind knows that the idea of venturing out to eat can be very daunting, but at our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast, we take very special care to prepare a delicious and nutritious diet for those on special diets.  As you may know, we have nearly 15 years of gluten-free cooking under our belts – and that’s in real chronological years, not some cockamamie summation.  But because food allergies have been on our… Read More

A Guide to Your Gluten Free Bed and Breakfast Getaway

For many people, the words gluten free and bed and breakfast don’t seem to belong in the same sentence, because they think of muffins, pancakes, and french toast, which don’t typically mesh with a gluten free lifestyle.  Unless you’re at the Maine Stay Inn, that is!  My family first started learning about gluten free diets nearly 15 years ago, when I was diagnosed with Celiac disease, and we’ve been cookin’ up a storm ever since.  So when we came to Kennebunkport, it… Read More

Getting Ready For Our Annual Gluten Free Weekend!

It’s hard to believe that Halloween is almost upon us, but with the help of our trusty new friend and social media invention, Pinterest, we’ve got that covered – it’s our annual gluten free weekend that’s got me frazzled!  Now, at our Kennebunkport bed and breakfast, handling gluten free diets at any point is no biggie.  Since our family has well over a decade of gluten-free cooking under our belts (not combined – that is in real, calendar years!), we’re very familiar… Read More

A Maine Bed and Breakfast Gluten-Free Recipe

For more than a decade, the owners of this Maine Bed and Breakfast have experienced gluten free cooking first-hand, as their daughter was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. Sure, it was a challenge at first, learning about what foods are safe and what aren’t, what kinds of starches you can substitute and what just won’t work, and especially what kinds of things you can bake with.  But there’s one “always safe” recipe that is a sure-fire home run: meringues.  And since it contains… Read More

Eating Gluten Free at a Maine Bed and Breakfast

When most people think of a Maine Bed and Breakfast, the morning meal conjures up images of Betty Crocker breads, muffins, and pastries, but when you’re gluten free, that isn’t really going to fly.  And truthfully, that smorgasbord of starchy and sticky pre-made goodies doesn’t fly at all, especially at the Maine Stay Inn.  We put a tremendous amount of thought into planning breakfast, making sure that we prepare something that’s fresh and nutritious.  It may seem strange, but we eat the… Read More

Finding Gluten Free Pizza in Kennebunkport Maine

Even in a place known for its dining scene like Kennebunkport Maine, there comes a time when visitors and locals alike just need a good pizza.  Now, because of some incredible foresight and strict zoning laws, you’re not going to find a Domino’s or Papa Gino’s anywhere nearby, but even that wouldn’t help us gluten-free folks.  Fortunately, though there are three places in and around Kennebunkport Maine where you can satisfy that craving without compromising your diet (not the waist-watching one – sorry!).… Read More

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