Where to start? I’m a mid forty year old, living in Sheffield, the city of steel, hence the name – aren’t I clever? 😉 with my husband and two boys. I was diagnosed with coeliac disease in February 2014. I have also had Raynaud’s disease for over twenty years so I’m well known for being nesh. I often feel like I’m falling apart at the seams!
So there have been some fairly radical dietary changes on the cards since my diagnosis. I can’t say I have things tough in general – I have a wonderful husband, a loving family, a fantastic job and a happy home. But being someone who loves food, I’ve found it pretty difficult to adjust to being gluten free and frankly, sometimes I just think (to use the words of my teenager) it’s not fair! Other times I take a more pragmatic approach and do some more research, come up with some more ideas and find some new and interesting foods we can enjoy as a family.
I started this blog with recipes and networking with the Sheffield gluten free community in mind. But it seems the restaurant reviews are by far the most popular posts. I’m amazed with how much traffic I’m getting from people searching for gluten free food in Sheffield. And it keeps growing. 🙂
Thanks for reading.
I have read your story and was pleased that you were diagnosed before too much damage was done. As coeliac veteran I can reassure you that gluten free cooking and baking is not very hard once you establish some routine. Blogging inspires and opens new horizons for ingredients and their combinations. I especially love Christmas time, because I can indulge myself in experimenting as much as I can.
Good luck and all the best for your gluten free Christmas!
Thanks for your kind words. I agree, a little experimentation is in order! I’d have thought by next year I’ll have cracked it.
Thank you for your brilliant blog!!! totally amazing and inspirational! Have you tried http://italiauno.co.uk/ on eccleshall road (banner cross end0 amazing gluten free food and the pizza is incredible.. x thanks again
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Thanks for your kind words, Joe. I’ve not been there – good tip! 😀