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2015: Gluten Free Highlights

What a year for gluten free food. I’ve seen a noticeable increase in gluten free options when eating out in London and Bath, and this year I’ve had the chance to try several previously unobtainable foods (gluten free Chinese food! Doughnuts! Cannoli! Apple pie! Danish Pastries!). I ate the best gluten free food of my life on holiday in Sicily, and for 6 months I worked just 3 minutes walk from a wonderful gluten free bakery. Living the dream. Though there is a way to go before coeliacs can truly eat out safely (cross-contamination is still an issue) I’ve been able to eat out mostly pain-freely in 2015, and feel that the eating out experience is improving for us. On a personal level, I’ve finally got my head around the FODMAP diet, and feel well the majority of the time – a big improvement from where I was a year ago. I wanted to share a few of my personal highlights from the gluten free world in 2015 – the most exciting foods, and the experiences that I enjoyed most of all. I hope you’ll …

The Royal Crescent in beautiful Bath

Gluten Free in London…and beyond! Ch ch ch ch changes…

Hello, lovely gluten free fam. It’s been a while, eh? Some of you may have noticed that I’ve been posting on Instagram and Twitter from all sorts of places over the last couple of months…London, Kent, Manchester, Brighton, Cornwall, Bath…but not a lot on this blog. I’ve been taking a bit of a sabbatical from my usual London life. After nearly six years in the Big Smoke I felt the need for a change, so for the past couple of months I have been alternating between working part-time in my hometown of Bath, staying with my boyfriend and friends in London, and travelling around the UK. I miss being in London 24/7, but I’m also enjoying the break. I am feeling healthier, partly due to less stress, and partly thanks to all the amazing gluten free and low FODMAP meals my Mum has been cooking up (more on those later!). Do not fret, I will still be posting about gluten free and low FODMAP eats in London, I will just be posting about other places in the UK and abroad too. Gluten …

Gluten free & blogging resolutions

Hello and happy 2015 to one and all. I was a little (a lot) lax with my writing for this blog last year. All of the IBS/ FODMAPpy health stuff going on plus taking on more responsibility at work meant that I simply didn’t have much headspace left for the extra-curricular. I kept up a little more with sharing pics on my Instagram and live-tweeting various gluten free happenings (see my thoughts on #FoodUnwrapped for a recent example), and periodically on Pinterest; I find micro-blogging a lot easier to dip in and out of. I now have the IBS and coeliac stuff more or less under control, though as fellow sufferers (I don’t like the word – it sounds a bit self-pitying, but how else can we describe ourselves…?) will know, gut disorders are an unpredictable beast, so you are never 100% ‘cured’. It would be remiss of me to promise to blog daily in 2015, or even multiple times a week, because I know that with the commitments I have, in all likelihood it wouldn’t happen. I’m very envious of those …

I’ve been nominated for a Liebster Award!

Huzzah! The Liebster is an award for up and coming bloggers, chosen by their online peers. I was very flattered to be nominated by GlutenfreePSD, who also writes about the best gluten free offerings in London (check out his amazingly comprehensive product reviews). The rules of the Liebster Award are to thank the person who presented the award to you (Thanks Mr PSD!), answer the questions and provide some factoids about yourself, and then pay it forward by choosing five of your favourite blogs with less than 200 followers. I think this is a great way to share our favourite up and coming blogs and hopefully give each other some new readers. ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 1. Why did you start your blog? I started Gluten Free in London simply because I was so often asked for recommendations of gluten free places to go in London. I wanted to create a resource that I could send to gluten free friends and friends of friends who needed a helping hand navigating the city. I also love writing and having my own projects, and blogging is a great …

HEADS UP: For those of you cooking a gluten-free Christmas dinner…

At 6pm GMT, Shauna Ahern aka Gluten-free Girl is doing a Q&A on ‘How to get through the holidays gluten-free’. Shauna’s blog is one of the first gluten-free blogs I ever found, and her sumptuous photographs and evident love of language and food make it a pleasure to read. I’m sure she will have some good tips for enjoying a gluten-free Christmas. Jump in quick for the best chance of having your question answered!