Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Manifesto


I have heard great things about the 100% coeliac friendly restaurant Manifesto in Rathmines. However, great things was not my experience.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

A Quick Note on Gluten Free Fishfingers


As a child I didn't eat much fish other than tuna or fishfingers. That was as far as I would go. Due to the gluten problem, fish fingers were no longer an option, but...

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Dominos Pizza



I ordered Dominos Pizza last week and Twitter nearly exploded. So many did not know Dominos supply a gluten free base option.

Monday, 9 December 2013

Maria Lucia Bakes

One of the many things a gluten free diet can lack is fibre. Where do we get fiber. I would say a good granola could help balance the diet out again, but where is Ireland is there good gluten free granola? That's a question I have asked myself on many occasions.... Well look no further! Here is a tasty, crunchy product by Maria Lucia Bakes...




Sunday, 8 December 2013

Keogh's Crisps meet Supervalu Gluten Free bread!

Seriously, who doesn't love a bag of crisps? They are potato after all! Put it in a bit of bread and voilĂ , an Irish delicacy is born...



Friday, 6 December 2013

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

An Introduction to Gluten Free



I have often been asked why I have a gluten free diet. The most common reasons for these questions is because people think it's a weight loss option or a dietary choice. It's a common misconception. One of the reasons that people think this is because they don't feel bloated after they eat. If you actually look at the calorie count on gluten free breads it's not very different from normal. In fact, in some cases they contain more calories. So, the weight loss argument of a gluten free diet should be shelved. Forever. Unless you're giving up the bread and pasta completely... but I think they just call that a diet.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Marco's Pizza



In the beginning I thought I had to completely give up pizza. I discovered that you can make your own if you buy the base but who has the time? I stumbled across Marco's Pizza on Facebook when they were just stocking in a few Supervalu Stores. Click through for more about Marco's Pizza...

Monday, 2 December 2013

5 Go-to Restaurants

I decided to put together a few of my favourite retaurants that cater for gluten free. This is only a first list of many that are in the city and I'll be adding more lists over the coming weeks and months. If your interested, click through to have a look...



The Gluten Free Back Story

I started the gluten free life nearly four years ago after some testing. For years I had no energy and my stomach was always all over the place. I was also very susceptible to colds, flus, and tonsillitis. They could never quite pin point the cause or what was actually wrong. One day some tests were run to check for more than just anemia. So, the first of my dietary constraints was found in the form of gluten intolerance.

The first few weeks of gluten free living were full of research, cooking, baking, and, most importantly, energy! I had so much energy to burn. I had thought my energy levels were normal before. Suddenly, I knew I had been mistaken. There was no going back.

The reason I have started this blog is because I found it very hard to deal with products and restaurants in the beginning. I love food. I love having a great meal and enjoying the dish, be it something simple or extraordinarily extravagant. In fairness extravagant food doesn't happen often! I benefitted greatly from people spotting places or products.

Over the years I have gathered a lot of information that people should have access to. So, as I come across these things I shall put them here.