Gluten free health kick: A day in the life…

A glimpse into my daily food diary, trying to lose body fat eating naturally gluten free foods – proof you don’t just need ‘specialist’ free from foods to live gluten free!

Heavenly gluten free tapas at Lilicos, Barnstaple

The delight of tapas for me is in sharing. I don’t like being just confined to one option, so tapas is ideal because it means I can pick and choose between a variety of different dishes. Sometimes tapas can be a logistical nightmare for gluten free-ers, trying to navigate which…

Gluten free fish and chips at Starfish, Barnstaple

When new Barnstaple fish and chip shop Starfish announced they would be offering a gluten free night on a Tuesday, I was the first in the queue to see what was on the menu!

Gluten free Christmas – mini yule logs from Sainsbury’s

Putting these gluten free mini yule logs to the test in a bid to try and feel festive this December!

Gluten free delights at Boston Tea Party in Barnstaple

Everyone has a favourite hang out for the weekend, and mine is Boston Tea Party. With gluten free cakes, breakfast and lunch options, what more could a coeliac want? Plus they make a mean latte….

Home made gluten free cream tea with ‘Helen’s Brilliant Scone Mix’

Made with a scone mix, these scones were soft and tasty and even stayed fresh for several days – easy to use and a great way to get a gluten free cream tea.

Gluten free paninis at Green Lanes Cafe, Barnstaple

A town centre cafe offering gluten free ‘paninis’…even if they do look suspiciously like a Warburton’s gluten free roll!

Gluten free Mexican in Barnstaple

Jalapeno Peppers in Barnstaple: serving hearty (gluten free) Mexican food in a fun atmosphere…and the best guacamole EVER!

A busy weekend – no oats!

So it’s day four of the oat detox and apart from coming down with a hideous cold (timing, as always, is impeccable!) I seem to be feeling a lot better! My stomach seems to be feeling a lot better, and I’ve started to wake up hungry again – which hasn’t…

Gluten free Chinese take away at Han Court, Fremington

Often being coeliac means Chinese food is off the menu, but Han Court in Fremington, North Devon, has mastered the art of the gluten free Chinese take away…

Pancakes in Woolacombe

Freshly made pancakes, still warm and wafting sweet smells of cinnammon and sugary dreams were not the kind of thing I expected to be able to buy in the small holiday village of Woolacombe, North Devon. Absent mindedly scouring the board with a taste of envy, I was shocked when…

Sunday Roast at the Black Horse Inn, Braunton

Roast dinners can often be a nightmare for Coeliacs. Pre-prepared roast potatoes covered in flour, yorkshire puddings, stuffing, gravy – there are numerous items on the menu that can cause problems. But at the Black Horse Inn in Braunton, North Devon, they made a real effort to cater for my…