Travelling with Coeliac Disease can be difficult, especially when you add a language barrier into the mix. Holiday’s are a time for relaxing, exploring and trying new experiences. However, having an allergy, food intolerance or auto-immune disease like Coeliac can make it a nightmare.
Today marks the start of Coeliac Awareness Week 2019 and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity for me to talk a bit more about how I was diagnosed.
Alongside my diagnosis story I’ve also listed some resources I found extremely helpful at the beginning of my gluten free journey, as well as my favourite products and my travel diaries series. If you have recently been diagnosed or are in the process of being diagnosed, please comment below and we can have a chat about all things gluten free! I promise this change of lifestyle is not the end of the world and you will slowly get used to it all!
Firstly, happy 2nd birthday to Oat So Delicious! This has been my little baby over the last 24 months, and although I’ve wanted to give up and pack it all in, you can’t give up on your baby, can you?
With just over a week left until Christmas Day, I thought I’d share some of my favourite past and present festive recipes that I’ve created for my blog. These include delicious salted caramel and nut butter truffles, gluten-free Christmas granola, white chocolate cookies and not forgetting one of the most popular recipes on my blog – mince pie porridge!
For mine and my boyfriend’s 4 year anniversary and our first holiday together abroad, we decided to visit the cultural city of Barcelona. Every street held a new discovery, whether that was stunning gothic buildings, Gaudi architecture or cute shops hidden behind the hustle of bustle of the famous La Rambla.
What a week I’ve had! Yesterday I made it to a quarter of a century and turned 25. Rest assured, I still look 16 and I’m forever being asked when I’m leaving school, so I think it’ll be a while before I worry about looking my age! Thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday, I spent the day watching Disney and eating Daim chocolate cake, which to me is a birthday well spent!
This is quite a different style of post than my usual brownies, pancakes and porridge recipes, but I think it’s important to talk about all aspects of my life with coeliac disease, including mental health and self care. After reading this post from the Health Bloggers Community, it made me realise I’m not the only one who suffers with blogger burnout.
Having been diagnosed with Coeliac Disease nearly 4 years ago, I don’t usually complain.
Yes, I’ve had my ups and downs (usually when eating out), but I tend to cook around 80% of my meals from scratch, and try to buy fresh ingredients and naturally gluten free food as much as possible.