Today is a short blog post, but it's full of interesting coeliac stuff I've been reading over the last three months.
In a bid to work out why I'm still having tummy ouchies, I recently made an appointment with dietitian Joanna Baker from Everyday Nutrition. We talked about how some of the foods that irritate my stomach don't seem to fit with the food groups that I'm already avoiding (gluten-free, dairy-free and low fodmaps). Joanna introduced … Continue reading Elimination stations
At a recent glutey group catch up, I met the lovely Irene from Skye Blue Kitchens. Irene makes delicious gluten-free, dairy-free ready mix packs that can be used to bake a variety of yummy goodies. Here's Irene's story and the reason behind the development of Skye Blue Kitchens."I was 15 when my dad was diagnosed … Continue reading Skye Blue Kitchens, and your chance to win something yum
Recently I went for a lunchtime stroll with a buddy of mine to check out a local Hamilton cafe. I wasn't really planning on getting anything to eat, but thought I'd have a look in the cabinet because you never know when you'll discover a new place to eat.Clearly labelled 'GF' in the cabinet were … Continue reading Gluten-friendly and the oaty slice
Last month we went to Auckland for a night (husband to work, me to hang out with my cousin). As usual I did a whole heap of Facebook stalking and advice seeking about where to eat long before we left Hamilton. And that's how I found my way to Mondays. Based in New North Road, down … Continue reading Mondays
We all remember what it's like to be a teenager. The stresses of trying to fit in while also trying to find your own place in the world ...If you were given a choice of timing, I don't think many people would choose to be a teenager when they were diagnosed with coeliac disease. But … Continue reading Glutey tales: Lila’s story
I've mentioned before how much I LOOOOOOVEEE hot chips. MMMM ... But they're kind of hard to find, which is odd since potatoes are gluten-free. The problem however is two-fold: cross-contamination from gluteny products in the cooking oil, and chips that are more than just potato and oil (e.g. flavourings and coatings).Recently while driving home from … Continue reading Fish Punk
Coeliac disease has been around a looooong time, it's not a new disease. There are even reports of coeliac disease dating back to Roman times. Yup, 2000 years ago.Even so, we're still I believe very much at the beginnings of our understanding of coeliac disease, and it's lesser medically-accepted buddy gluten intolerance.I've been on a … Continue reading Glutey tales: Barbara’s story
I'm going to be real here. A lot of coeliacs I know, still have stomach problems despite being on a strictly gluten-free diet. There seems to be this story out there that once you cut out gluten, everything will be okay. You'll suddenly be healthy, happy and have more energy than you can shake a stick at. For … Continue reading Why does my tummy still hurt?
I finished work early today and decided to hang out in the mall while I wait for my husband.Food courts are an awesome place to sit and eat - and for one of my favourite sneaky (and weird) hobbies watching what people eat.This might sound super creepy, but it's fascinating to me to watch what … Continue reading I watch you while you eat (in a non-creepy way, honestly)