The summer was rounded off with a week in Whitstable with friends where we enjoyed mussels with crusty bread and ate fish and chips on the beach.
Like most people, our holidays were wonderfully synonymous with gastronomic indulgence, if mysterious and excruciating pain for Dan. Then in June , he was diagnosed with coeliac disease. Coeliac disease is a lifelong autoimmune condition that affects one in every hundred people in Britain.
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With coeliac disease, the immune system reacts to gluten a protein found in wheat, barley and rye , attacking and damaging the lining of the intestinal wall, with symptoms including weight loss, bloating, tiredness, vomiting and diarrhoea. The only treatment, and cure, is a gluten-free diet.
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While bloating may seem harmless, over time, unmanaged coeliac disease can lead to osteoporosis, iron deficiency and malnutrition as damage to the intestinal lining prevents nutrients from being absorbed properly and coeliacs are twice as likely to develop bowel cancer. Nor can he have his meals prepared in an area, pan or on a chopping board where gluten-containing foods have been. So hotel buffets are out, as are shared kitchens like in our Tuscan villa unless the whole group goes gluten-free and all utensils are replaced. Restaurants need a separate preparation area and the language barrier abroad makes ensuring that rather tricky.
In addition to custom bowls, Grain Traders offers a selection of signatures, many of which are gluten-free too. Grain Traders , various locations.
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Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar makes some really decadent options that are available on gluten-free pizza bases. Go for favourites like the pesto chicken club and the spicy Szechuan chilli prawn. Order chocolate-y treats like the decadent fudge brownie and the cherry on choc, or nutty numbers like the strawberry nutty ice cream cake.
Choose from a huge selection of desserts like the fluffy Japanese cotton cheesecake and the lemon meringue tart. Also on the menu are quirky cupcakes like the honey earl grey cupcake with buttercream frosting and the pistachio cupcakes with chocolate ganache. Open Door Policy closed temporarily till June Want to treat yourself to a truly indulgent brunch affair? Try its popular herbed quinoa bowl that is deliciously marinated with herbs and spices, cherry tomatoes, green apples and dried cranberries, and topped off with a bed of lettuce and mesclun greens.
Afterglow , 24 Keong Saik Road, Singapore All of crepes on the menu are offered in a gluten-free buckwheat variety. Opt for savoury choices like the buckwheat crepe with flambeed scallops and creamy leek fondue, or sweet treats like the buckwheat crepe with salted butter caramel, cooked apples and vanilla ice cream.
Cedele offers a comprehensive menu that includes gluten-free options in their mains and soups category. One of our favourite hearty options from Cedele is the grilled chicken with rosemary with quinoa, mushroom, and pomegranate dressing. Like this story? Or, subscribe to our weekly newsletters! Fuelling Porridge. Huevos Rancheros. Breakfast "cheesecake" recipe.
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