After being diagnosed with Coeliac Disease and living gluten free for a year, I decided that I wanted to share my experiences, so I started this blog.
I hope that you enjoy my restaurant reviews, gluten free product reviews, and gluten free recipes. But, you don’t need to be on a gluten free diet to enjoy my reviews and recipes, so have a look and feel free to comment!
When I received an email inviting me to the launch of a 100% gluten and lactose free Italian restaurant I have to say I was very excited. It’s reasonably easy to find at least one gluten free dish on the menu at most restaurants, however it is great to go somewhere where you don’t have to ask questions and you can eat absolutely everything.
In the words of the owners, ‘After 4 years of research and blind tasting, The Italian Corner is pleased to present its Mediterranean inspired gluten and lactose-free menu. We pride ourselves in producing food that everyone will More >
I am lucky enough to have a pear tree in my backyard which has produced a lot of fruit this season. To give you an idea, the photo below is just the pears I collected off the ground which hadn’t already been eaten by the worms.
I googled a few recipes and decided to make pear upside down muffins and a fig and pear loaf.
The pear upside down muffins are naturally gluten free being made from almond meal. They were very moist and whilst I recommend eating them as soon as they come out of More >
I recently was lucky enough to jump on a bus and head to Paris for a long weekend (it still astounds me that you can get a bus to Paris, and furthermore that the bus drives inside a train to cross the English Channel).
I am pleased to say I had no problem finding gluten free options and actually found it easier than in Spain.
Most cafes serve omelettes for breakfast which are served with salad, not bread. Some cute ones to check out are:
- Rue Cler: one of the best market streets in Paris. Cafe du marche has a nice outdoor area More >
My lovely flatmate bought me a Livwell Double Chocolate Loaf Cake for my birthday last week. She used to live a gluten free lifestyle so knows all too well what some gluten free products can be like.
I am happy to say though, that Livwell’s Double Chocolate Loaf Cake beat our expectations and were were all very pleasantly surprised with the texture and taste. The cake was moist and the crunch of the chocolate chips were delicious.
I forgot to put the cake in the fridge and so when I ate the leftovers for dessert a More >
Since living in London I have struggled to find gluten free wraps. Even corn tortillas with no gluten are very hard to find. I was therefore very excited the other day when I found gluten free wraps from Warburtons which come in white and three seeded.
Knowing how hard it is to find a good tasting gluten free wrap that doesn’t break when you fold it I hesitantly put my wrap in the microwave for 20 seconds and then topped it with hummus, sliced tomato, avocado and spinach leaves.
The verdict? Delicious. Both the white and three seeded wraps didn’t taste like More >
Last year when my Canadian visa expired I still wanted to travel the country so I had to leave and re-enter as a tourist. I therefore flew from Calgary to Chicago and then got (a very long) Greyhound to Toronto.
I decided to stay at the YHA (Hostelling International) in Chicago and whilst it wasn’t the best hostel it had an amazing Cuban restaurant next door.
The chef was knowledgeable on gluten free options and whilst the menu is mostly sandwiches, they do have a couple of salads including the salad of the day. I decided on the salad of the day More >