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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.


The Batch #5 goodies my mum bought me for Christmas

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 share with me a few of your GF favourites too. :)

  • Eating my first ever gluten free Chinese at Sweet Mandarin in Manchester

A big thankyou to all of you lovely readers for following and supporting my blog this year. It’s been ace getting to chat with and meet some of you!

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Wishing you happiness, great food and excellent times for 2016!

Issi x

P.S. This blog remains Gluten Free in London and beyond! Spending time with my family in Bath over the last few months has done me the world of good, and it’s been great to discover  a whole new set of gluten free eats outside of London. I am back in the Big Smoke often. Who knows what the new year will bring?

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  1. Tania Jayne says

    Wow! It’s so nice to see that things are moving forward with regards to eating out! I have a number of allergies, including wheat & am on the low-FODMAP diet for my IBS. It’s made a huge difference to my health, but I still find that eating out I’m limited to one or two dishes in English style restaurants & have to avoid a lot of other places all together. Fingers crossed things to continue to progress. I’ll definitely be trying out Beyond Bread when I’m next in London! Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

    • Hi Tania, thankyou for your comment! Yes I definitely feel things are moving forwards for gluten free eating. The low FODMAP diet is still relatively unknown, so that is more difficult. I am lucky in that now, after a year and a bit of being on the Low FODMAP diet, I am able to have small amounts of high FODMAP foods without too many ill effects. I’m glad it’s helped you too – I certainly feel a lot better for it, though its been a struggle at times. Let me know what you think of Beyond Bread. 😉 Enjoy. Issi xx

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