Free Samples = Happy Monday!

Compromising on wheat should not mean compromising on flavour.

It can be time consuming and expensive to find the right gluten free products to suit your diet. Some products are available on an annual pre paid prescription, and this is a good idea if there are more than one coeliacs in your household.

Did you know that some companies offer free samples, delivered to your door which allows you to try before you buy.

I have just had one such package delivered straight from Juvela.

Juvela

 

Enclosed are the following items:-

  • 2 x Pizza bases
  • 1 x box of crackers
  • 1 x box of fibre flak cereal
  • 1 x box of fusilli pasta
  • 1 x packet of white mix (ideal for cakes/ pastry/ bread)
  • 6 x white rolls
  • 1 x loaf of bread
  • 1 x recipe book

Most definitely worth filling in your details on the website. This way you can try a good cross section of their products without costing you a penny.

I have tried the white bread. And honestly, yes the slices are small BUT toasted with jam and butter… there is nothing to stop you from eating the entire loaf! Perfect!

 

A Few Good Facts

  • Coeliac disease affects 1 in 100 people
  • It is often mistaken for IBS, and remains untreated.
  • The average length of time it takes someone to be diagnosed with Coeliac disease is 13 YEARS!!!!
  • People with Coeliac disease cannot join the armed forces
  • Gluten is found in Wheat, Barley and Rye
  • Meat from cereal fed animals IS gluten free and so safe to eat
  • Coeliac can run in families

Winter is coming… exciting recipes COMING SOON!!!

Gluten Free Holiday!

Hola!

After a good 2 weeks off on holiday I am back in the (not so sunny) UK, and already back in the swing of things. A fortnight in Mexico is just what the Doctor ordered. Beautiful blue skies. Warm tropical sea. Cocktails at the bar. And more All inclusive food than you can shake a stick at!

Holidays are all about letting your hair down and letting your waistline go, but it is still super important that whilst you are enjoying yourself… you remember to make the right meal choices so you can enjoy the holiday from your sun lounger – not from your air conditioned bedroom!!!

Breakfast

This is probably the easiest meal of the day to get right.

Avoid

  • Cakes
  • Sticky buns
  • Cereals
  • Sausage
  • Pancakes
  • Porridge (you cannot guarantee it is only oats)
  • Barley juice drinks

Stick to

  • Fruit
  • Yoghurt
  • Eggs
  • Omelet
  • Bacon

Lunch

Avoid

  • Bread
  • Wraps
  • Sausage
  • Breaded chicken and meats
  • Burgers
  • Battered fish
  • Cooking sauces

Stick to

  • Salad
  • Potatoes
  • Meats (no sauce or batter)
  • Vegetables

A la Carte

Be sensible when you look at the menu here. You are abroad. Not everywhere is geared up to food allergies, I mean, lets face it, the UK is only just getting its head around food intolerance so we need to be a little bit patient.

  • Ask for your main meal to come without sauce or gravy
  • Dont get tempted by bread rolls
  • Check to see how they thicken soup
  • Choose the meal on the menu which is least likely to have wheat in its cooking process.

You can work up a real appetite on holiday, but if you follow these basic rules as a minimum – you can pretty much guarantee that the only thing that can interrupt you will be the weather, mosquitoes and too much tequila!