Monday, 14 April 2014

Where You Been?

Sorry it's been so long, it's been a bit of a stressful time. I'm feeling much better now but over the past few months or so I've been having health issues - girl problems - which I'm sure you don't want to hear about and I really don't want to share. It's been an emotional and uncomfortable stretch.

As I say, I'm feeling better now and on a very big plus side I've lost half a stone, not because of the health issues but because The Glutenite has been away and I vowed to step out of the kitchen and take a break. I haven't cooked (unless you call dry frying Halloumi cooking) for almost 3 weeks now.

I plan on getting back in there and experimenting a lot in the coming weeks so hopefully a lot of new recipes will be good to go on the blog soon.

In case you're wondering what I've been eating as I haven't been cooking; lots and lots of DS Gluten Free Crispbreads with a variety of lovely toppings and for a sweet treat Nairn's Biscuit Breaks in Chocolate Chip flavour. All so yum and hey, I've lost half a stone without even trying!

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Gluten Free Eating Out? Easy According To Buzzfeed!

I try not to get too wound up about anything these days, try being the operative word here. I love Buzzfeed but this has just really annoyed me. There's not one mention of cross contamination, it's very, very bad information for anyone who is new to the gluten free diet and / or not clued up.

It's not that flipping easy, I know because I've tried.

As for their Pho suggestion, have a read of what happened to me when I ordered Pho here in London.

Bad Buzzfeed.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Olfactory System Overload

So, last night, The Glutenite comes out of the bathroom and says "there's a really weird smell in there" - Apartment living, our air vents are all connected. Lovely - "It smells like burning (worrying) or fish (yuck)". I thought back to years ago in another apartment we lived in where the waft of a neighbour's fish curry smell lingered for hours, I figured it would be of a similar stench.

Off the sofa I got and before I even reached the bathroom door it hit me - a pong so putrid that I immediately had to retreat. Was it burning or fish? It was Both. Burnt - no doubt blackened - fish skin funk, quite possibly the worst thing I have ever had the displeasure to experience in my nasal passages (well other than the alien)

And I've eaten stinky Surstromming.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

The Quest For Gluten Free Bread And Pizza Plus Dessert Made By Yours Truly

Do you remember how simple food shopping was before being gluten free? I vaguely do but it must have been a whole lot easier. We've changed supermarkets, gone from a huge hypermarket type place to a relatively small store, needless to say the free from section is a bit crap.

Why change? Oh wow, that could be a post in itself; I'll just say that that supermarket is where weird (not the good kind) meets creepy. Big time. Plus it was miles out of the way whereby the one we're shopping at now is just down the road.

Still rubbish free from selection though.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Wrigley's UK Gluten Free / Allergen List

More information discovered thanks to a pouch of Skittles Sours that The Glutenite is rather fond of (me too on occasion but just the purple and pink ones). I had no idea who made Skittles but a quick scan of the pack showed it was Wrigley's, the gum people. Turns out they also make the medicinal Lockets and Tunes.

Here's the gluten free / allergen list:

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Gluten Free Spicy Smoked Pork Ribs

spicy smoked pork ribs
Just Smoked
It's been a while since I shared a new recipe because I haven't been experimenting, I've been all achy and tired most of the time recently so being in the kitchen hasn't been something to look forward to like usual.

We did a re-run of these ribs though and with a longer smoking time they came out a-mazing, I knew they would so I documented the entire process to share.

Sorry if you don't have a smoker, these would still be lovely if put them in the oven for a few hours, not as good but still good. The chipotle lends a smokiness so there would still be a touch of that in there.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Toblerone Gluten Free List UK

I'm always in search of gluten free goodies to share with you and this is an unexpected one for me, good old Toblerone.

Directly from their website:
"Does Toblerone contain Gluten?No. All Toblerone flavours do not contain any gluten ingredients."
No mention of any factory cross contamination issues but if they just make Toblerone products and none of them contain gluten, well yay! Just be aware that these products aren't labelled 'gluten free' though.

By providing these lists I'm not to be blamed for any overindulgence, okay? :)

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

The Truth About Baby Carrots

Call me stupid but I seriously thought that Baby Carrots were a 'kind' of Carrot, a mini cute version that tastes way better.


I don't like the taste of 'big' Carrots but it turns out they're the same flipping thing. 

I feel naive *Slinks away quietly*

Monday, 3 March 2014

Weekend Eats And Haribo Laughs

And so another working week has begun, it's too boring I need more weekend fun. I didn't intend that to rhyme but it seems kind of fitting for a post that's not really about anything but the random things that speed around my brain.

I have to share this, you may have seen it but watch it again, smile, laugh, it gets me every time.

Good old Haribo making the world a sillier place.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Gluten Free Out And About

I'm not doing a great job updating am I? It's been over a week again and yet it feels as though my last post was yesterday. I wish it didn't feel that recent as so too are the memories of.... You know, I still can't bring myself to think about it too much as I can feel my gag reflex limbering up (seriously). Go back to the last post if you don't know what I'm on about.

Nothing much to report of in my gluten free world, certainly nothing exciting. I feel dreadful, not gluten related but due to my own lackadaisical attitude to vitamin and mineral intake. I've been silly. This has resulted in a growing dislike for cooking because I just can't be bothered, I'm sluggish, tired and pretty much washed out, so there's been a lot of The Glutenite's Toasted Cheese Sandwich making going on.

If you're sick of cooking, can't cook or just fancy treating yourself to a nice gluten free meal out I have just the thing for you!
Visit The Site
You may have seen this website, it's a worldwide tool to locate a gluten free meal, find shops that sell gluten free products and has lots of advice about travelling.