Written by Tracey. Monday, December 26th, 2011
On February 17th 2011 I discovered that I had Coeliac Disease and would have to immediately live a gluten free life. At the time I thought that it was the end of the world, that my life had ended that day.
After reading everything I could possibly find on the condition and with the help of The Coeliac Society I decided to tackle my condition head on.
I emailed all the gluten free suppliers and asked for free samples so that I could try all the different brands of gluten free food stuff and then choose which ones that I prefer to purchase or get on prescription.
I learnt to make a gluten free alternative of all my favorite family meals. For example switching all flours to gluten free flour mixes, oxo cubes to knorr stock cubes, bisto gravy granuels to bisto best powder. With the exception of bread, biscuits and cereal for my husband, we are a gluten free household. I keep my bread, biscuits, cakes and crackers in a separate container to prevent cross contamination.
Before a holiday, look online for translations that explain the condition and show them to the chef when you eat out.
If eating out at home phone the restaurant a few days beforehand and ask to speak to the chef. They will be able to come up with a safe dish.