Thanks to @honeybunsbakery for pointing out it's National Afternoon Tea week (apparently it's a thing!). Seemed a perfect opportunity to share my the incredible afternoon tea I had in The New Forest! Gluten free, low-lactose and tummy-friendly, they went above and beyond to make sure I enjoyed every moment of this feast!
New blog post up from my fantastic experience at Moorhill House Hotel! (Link in bio) ❤️
Oh hello there gluten free Bakewell loaf cake 😍 (dairy free too) What a perfect way to start the weekend 💆🏼♀️ I wanted to ask you guys something - what’s the last thing you ate containing gluten? 🤷🏼♀️ Was it an accident? Or was it the last thing you ate before you cut it out of your diet? I went to a market stall selling crepes in Chelmsford about 4 years ago and they clearly forgot to give me a gluten free one... I was agony for days 🤦🏼♀️ Fortunately I’ve not had any slip ups since then as far as I can remember!! How about you guys?
Spent the afternoon in sunny Southwold today and just basically want to move there 🙈 There’s something about quaint seaside towns that is just a bit of me! Defo taking Peg next time as there were soooo many cute dogs there 😍😍 Does anyone else just point at dogs and say something like ‘look at that one, awww’ like me and Mark always do? 😂 We’ve also been known to say ‘that looks like Peggy’ about any white dog!!
Check the link in my bio if you fancy baking my Bakewell loaf cake - you’ll find the full recipe there 🙌🏻 Don’t forget to take a snap and tag me if you bake it 📸 My fave pic of the month wins a £50 supermarket voucher - oooooo! Have a great Friday folks 💕
The desire for hot chips today was palpable ... the drive to got out & get them ... not so much 😁😴 Homemade hot chips are wayyyyy yummier anyway!! Sprinkled some of this organic chicken broth salt 🐓 on them & ooooohhhhh yeah baby : get in my face!! 🤩👌😁 Lunch : done ✅
Advice please! Has anyone been on holiday anywhere that’s good for gluten free? 🤷🏼♀️ I get massively stressed out at the thought of travelling with multiple food intolerances 😖 But I’ve let my stupid stomach stop me from so much in life already and it ends now!! Anywhere in Europe would be great but I’d love to see more in the US too 🇺🇸 Also, Mark’s family live in Malaysia and I have a lot of family in South Africa so any advice there or nearby countries would be much appreciated! Am I the only one who books their holidays based on where they can eat? 🙈 I’m guessing not?!
I’m struggling a little physically and mentally at the mo and I feel like a good travel break would do me wonders 💆🏼♀️ I hope you guys don’t mind me basically moaning on here whenever I struggle a bit because I have no one else to talk to!! But if you ever wanna talk to me about anything you can’t say to others, I’m always here too 💕 PS. What do you think of my chilli con carne?! (gf, df and low FODMAP of course) Let me know if you want the recipe and I’ll post it ❤️
Ok ... I’m starting to feel better ... far out that viral thing wiped me out!! 😴🤒😴 Now I’m focusing on regaining my gut health & getting back in control of my OVERALL health & wellbeing 💃🏻👌🙏🌟 Starting with my regular smoothie this morning, but adding a few more critical ingredients 😁👍🙌 Soooooo yummmmmm ... I’ll be back in full form next week 💧💃🏻🎊
Treated to a 'proper' breakfast of avocado, bacon and scrambled eggs on a @scharglutenfreeuk ciabatta this morning (HExB). Lunch was quinoa, chicken and carrots - does something tell you I mass-prepared food this week?! Went to @nandosuk for dinner and opted for the Quinoa salad (because I just love it!) with mango and lime chicken. Nandos do seem to be getting better and better at allergy awareness, and they had to get the manager to sign off mine as GF. Although there was no little flag, our server did specify it as GF when she served which is always such a comfort. Last time I had this, I didn't react at all so thought it was a safe bet...tonight, not so much. The onion and garlic demons got me 🙈 Lesson learned! (No idea on syns, though other than the marinade there's nothing really synful in it!)
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So in love with Mark’s homemade cheeky Nando’s on the BBQ with mustard and chive mash 😍 (totally gf and low FODMAP of course!) Anyone want the recipe for the marinade? 🤷🏼♀️ You can easily make it in the oven too! Since Mark learned how to spatchcock a whole chicken, we’ve been obsessed with this recipe 😋 Also, what heat do you have your chicken at Nando’s? 🤔 Just so I know how spicy most people would want the recipe! Or maybe I could add options to make it mild/medium/hot/extra hot? 🤷🏼♀️ I used to get my Nando’s plain 😂 (hoping I could tolerate it better - I couldn’t!)
I feel so lucky to have someone who cooks me food that I can actually eat!! (And remembers what I can and can’t eat - probably the hard part!) I don’t really expect my family to memorise the long list of things I can’t eat, but it does always make me so happy when people do! 😁 How’s your family with understanding your intolerances? All I ask is that they try!! I know I’m probably a pain in the arse, but at least pretend I’m not please 🙈
It’s gluten free pizza night!! 😍🍕 We always go for this @scharglutenfreeuk frozen pizza from @sainsburys 👀 I think Mark and I have eaten a BILLION (actually like 50 which is still a bit excessive) of these pizzas... yet I’ve never ever mentioned it 🙊 There’s no onion or garlic in it for starters 😆👍🏻 We just throw some low FODMAP pepperoni on top and it always comes out super crispy! Has anyone else tried it before? 🤷🏼♀️ Any other gf pizzas or bases you’d recommend for me? Or for others in the comments?
Also - where’s the best place for a gf pizza out and about? I always love the gf base at @wearezizzi but feel free to let me know of any other good ones! 🙌🏻 Been meaning to try @rossopomodorouk in London after seeing @gluteninterrupted’s photo the other day 🤤🍕 Sooo good! While we’re here, I’d love to hear your best pizza related puns. I crust you’ll cheese wisely 😂 (sorry just pretend you never read that part.)
You may now begin drooling over my gluten free and dairy free raspberry cheesecake brownies 😍❤️ What’s your opinion on gf brownies? Sick of them being the only option? Happy because it’s a valid reason to eat cake for breakfast? (valid reason being there’s no other options for you 😂) Either way, this recipe will restore your faith in gf brownies - promise! Also, why is it always a gf brownie? 🤔 Surely there’s other gf possibilities?!?!
Don’t forget to take a snap and tag me if you make these 📸 My fave photo of the month gets a £50 Tesco voucher so get your butts baking! 💰
When my stomach feels like it does today, all I want to do is hide under a blanket with a peppermint tea - never to be seen again 😞 It really frustrates me that even though I have a billion intolerances and I try so hard to avoid them, I STILL feel rubbish most of the time. Aren’t you supposed to feel better at that point?! 🤷🏼♀️ Does anyone else have the same kinda problem? Is there anything else that I’m missing or something?? Because I’m getting pretty fed up over here!
My biggest problem is trapped gas... I get excruciating pain under my ribs. It feels like someone is pumping up a balloon inside me and it gives me terrible shooting pains all day. And this is when I DONT eat any of my known trigger foods. At the mo my diet is incredibly bland, boring and basic but it doesn’t seem to be doing me any favours in the long term. Does anyone else experience something similar? Has anything helped you specifically? Any help much appreciated!! Also struggling massively with fatigue when my stomach gets bad, anyone else? 💕💕💕.
PS. I ate some of these raspberries and they gave me a stomach ache. What is life?
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Brunching! Finally got around to trying the @warburtonsgf tiger loaf and totally get what everyone is raving about! Warburton's 'artisan' loaves are spot on - no holes, soft on the inside, crusty loaves! Perfectly topped with bacon, eggs, avocado and tomatoes...or ham, spinach and scrambled eggs! (Yes I love my toast sliced like a door stop! 🙈) Big high five to @warburtonsgf for making gluten-free bread that looks and tastes 'normal'! 👏
Another gorgeous EveryMite child 😍 I received this pic from a fellow T21 Mum who had bought EveryMite for her little one. As you can see it was a successful transition over to EveryMite. Everyone’s happy all around as a result. 😁#thanksforsharing#thanksforthelove
I made my first ever nut milk today!
I made an oreo "cheesecake" for my workmates (which I forgot to take a photo of but it was damn good). I had exactly a cup of cashews left over so made cashew milk! It was so delicious and Tom and I made authentic chai from scratch with it and damn we were impressed by ourselves! 😍🥛
What if I told you that I just made a gluten free custard slice? 😍🙊 I totally expected this to be a massive fail so I haven’t written up the recipe - but let me know if you want it? 👌🏻 Maybe I’ll share it if I ever hit 40k followers? 😄 Made this using @jus_rol gf puff pastry which worked a treat! What other fresh pastries do you miss? 🤷🏼♀️ Working on a bunch of cool stuff at the mo, but defo open to suggestions!
While we’re here, where abouts are you guys from? The UK? Or do we have any international folks on board? ✈️ I’d love to hear what gluten free life is like in other corners of the world so do let me know!! If you’re from the UK, hows the free from in your local supermarket? What’s your town/village/city like for gf? 🤔 My town (Colchester) isn’t half bad! Actually... I can never find anywhere much to go for lunch! 🙉
What’s the strangest thing a doctor has said to you before? 🤷🏼♀️ Was it about your dodgy digestive system? Mental health? Or something else? 🤔 Here’s my weirdest experience... after having a colonoscopy and endoscopy (what a fun afternoon) the doctor told me that my intestines are quite restricted, so I should probably eat more mashed potato... 🥔 Does that really count as medical advice?!!
Also, after telling my dietician I struggle to tolerate lots of foods, I was sent away with two leaflets. One on how to increase fibre into my diet and another on how to reduce fibre in my diet... very helpful thanks! Whilst obviously I do appreciate all the awesome hard working medical staff who have helped me over the years, I have had some very unhelpful, very uncaring experiences too. Anyone else the same? I’d love to hear your experiences 💕...
Also, yes - I am still obsessed with visiting my local pick your own! 😍 I hope that a punnet a day keeps the doctor away 😂 I wish the fruit picking season lasted longer!