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
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
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?
Feeding friends with food related CIA*s(CIA = Conditions/Intolerances/Allergies)Guest post by Janine Williams Janine is one of the best people I know. She also happens to be a whiz in the kitchen and supporter for all us food challenged folk. Here's a guest post Janine wrote for me about her experiences cooking for friends with "CIA*s = … Continue reading Guest post: Feeding the intolerant
My friend Caro is a coeliac. Recently while out shopping at Pak'nSave she noticed something really bloody annoying (and actually illegal) going on in store and posted it to Facebook. It's something I've witnessed myself in many other places too, and frankly it's just not good enough!What am I on about? Dodgy gluten free food … Continue reading This is NOT gluten free
My friend's husband is really supportive of her glutey needs. I love his special attention to ordering pizza online today: This is how you keep your coeliac family safe!
I know I'm always raving about Cafe Inc. but it's with good reason - the food is amazing, especially for us food-allergy folk. It's been almost a year since Cafe Inc. opened in Rototuna, and things just keep getting better and better.Yesterday I caught up with Matt Gatchell, owner and chef to talk about all things … Continue reading Return to Cafe Inc.