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…

The Polish Bakery – Gluten Free Range

If you’re gluten free then you know the struggle to find a decent gluten free bread. We’ve all had the ‘hard as a rock’ variety, the ‘turns to dust’ variety and the ‘soggy bottom is an understatement’ variety. Before you know it you’ve resided yourself to a bread free life, because having a bunless burger is simply so much nicer than…

The Budget Series – Sweet and Sour Pork With Crispy Trimmings

Whenever I make the journey back home one of the first dishes I always ask my mum to make for me is her sweet and sour. Be it chicken, pork or veggie it’s the sauce that makes this dish, and who would have known that it could be so easy to make from scratch! I eat gluten and dairy free,…