Easy gluten-free Yakisoba with Yutaka

Asian cuisine is notoriously¬†difficult if you’re trying to live a gluten-free lifestyle, with many recipes containing soya-sauce as a base ingredient. As a result, I quite often have to cook my favourite dishes from scratch and forgo the Friday night takeaway. When Yutaka contacted me and asked if I would like to try their new range of gluten-free, organic noodles…

Veg packed pasta – Eating the rainbow – Gluten free & Vegan

  Counting calories has never worked for me so instead this January I decided to count colours. No not skittles, plants. The colour of plants holds a delicious secret, phytonutrients. These phytonutrients have a host of health benefits and are often what is responsible for giving plants their pigment. Therefore, to ensure you’re getting a variety of as many of…

My immunity boosting morning routine

It’s getting to that time of year where everyone has a cough or a cold. I stand on the tube in the morning trying to ignore the fact I am in a germ-ridden tin can. I’ve been incorporating these three superfoods into my morning routine for well over 3 months now and have seen my body develop what appears to…

The Culpeper – Perhaps my new favourite London pub

Until I moved to London I took a ‘good pub’ for granted. They just pop up in the countryside, in the middle of nowhere, fire roaring, service friendly. Somehow London has managed to take the pub and turn them into soul-less tourist drinking traps; serving the same drinks with the same sticky menus and leaving you longing for the long-lost…

My morning drink for de-bloating

My stomach and I have never really been friends. With a gluten and dairy intolerance and unpredictable IBS I seem to spend most of my life bloated and with some sort of discomfort. The few mornings that I wake up with a flat, non-distended stomach, feel like a blessing and I’m slowly finding ways to ensure that they come around…

How to live gluten and dairy free – on a budget

The standing joke amongst students is leaving home and realising how expensive cheese is. Well, imagine leaving home and also finding that bread, pasta, oats, milk and butter were also going to be breaking your budget every week.     Living free-from for choice, health or necessity comes with a price tag. When thinking of budget meals, pasta, oats, beans…

Niche Gluten Free Dining in London – A Review

When I found out that I had an intolerance to gluten and an allergy to dairy, my restaurant options dropped to a measly handful. Of those remaining, I got used to having plain side dishes, and a very limited selection of menu options, as well as the ‘oh a fussy one’ look from waiters. When I moved to London a…