If you’re a regular reader of my blog or you follow me on Twitter, you will probably be aware that a couple of weeks ago I attended the first Gluten Free Cookery Demo run by River Cottage’s Bristol Canteen, and now it’s time to let you all know about it! Continue reading
At just £10 for two courses, but with all of the food served to Meluha’s extremely high standard, I just had to give it a go!
Unfortunately Rich wasn’t able to come with me due to work so I invited my close friend Mary along with me and this was to be her first experience of Meluha!
On our arrival at Meluha we were greeted by the lovely Rebecca, who I hadn’t seen for at least 8 months, so it was lovely to have a catch up. When we were the given a glass or orange juice, although there was also the option of bubbly if you didn’t have to get back to work, before being seated in the waiting area.
After a few minutes of chatting we were then also treated to a cocktail or in my case a mocktail! As ever Rebecca was on top of the glutenfreeness and went to check that I could drink it. There was an element that I couldn’t have so a fresh one was made just for me. Continue reading
As you all know I was helping to promote a Gluten Free Buffet at Toro Noodle Bar to help celebrate Chinese New Year earlier this month. Unfortunately despite best efforts, only four people attended the event.
I was very disappointed that the turn out wasn’t greater, however it was a great opportunity for me to meet the lovely Debra (@likeazebora) so I can’t complain! Continue reading
Following on from my review of their Bourbon Biscuits and Custard Creams (which can be found here), I was recently asked by the lovely people at DS-gluten free if I’d like to review another of their products. Considering I absolutely loved their biscuits, I jumped at the chance! This time they asked me to review their Wholesome Seeded Loaf.
Since my diagnosis a year ago, I’ve tried numerous different bread brands and have found most of them to be rather lacking in both taste and texture, so I’ve tended to stick to the ones that I really like. I was intrigued to see how this one would compare…. Continue reading
River Cottage Canteen Bristol has introduced a series of cookery demos, based on the River Cottage HQ’s cookery classes. The taster sessions, which started earlier this month feature some of the classics, with chocolate, bread and fish all on the menu.
‘These events are great fun and offer a genuine insight into the way we cook,’ says River Cottage founder Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. ‘They also give a tempting taste of what people can expect on the more in-depth cookery courses at River Cottage HQ’. Continue reading
Pre diagnosis I enjoyed having Chinese takeaways and found both a local takeaway and new chain Hotcha to be very good, however since my diagnosis neither were able to accommodate me (despite numerous attempts to get them to do so!), so I was left to make my own version at home (which is never a bad thing, but sometimes it’s nice to not have to put the effort in!)
When I came across Toro Noodle Bar on Park Street in Bristol, I was keen to find out what gluten free options they had, and it turns out they have quite a lot! Lindsey Voong who is the manager at Toro Noodle Bar kindly sent me a gluten free version of their menu which very clearly details what I can and can’t have and it’s also great to see this on the back of the menu….
If you been following my blog for a while you may have read my original review of Meluha back in May, but if not, you can find it here.
Myself and the lovely @CarrieSquair decided to meet up whilst she was in Bristol for work, and I couldn’t think of a better, or more welcoming, restaurant to take her to! Continue reading
You may recall that back in July I was lucky enough to be invited along to the launch night of the new The Stable Bristol which had just opened on Bristol’s waterfront. During that evening I was able to sample a couple of different gluten free pizzas and they tasted great.
If you haven’t seen my review of the launch night you can find it here.
Well, I am pleased to say that just before Christmas I met up with some friends at The Stable, and enjoyed a spectacular gluten free pizza! Here’s my full review… Continue reading
I’d heard that they had some great gluten free options in their Food Hall, so after getting distracted by handbags and makeup, I made my way there.
I visited the bakery section first, and initially didn’t think that they had any gluten free offerings, as I was looking for a small section on the end, but I was delighted that they actually had quite a big free from section. The large variety of delights were separated from the ‘normal’ cakes with glass dividers, which was great to see. Continue reading
As we approach the festive season, and I approach my first coeliac anniversary next month, I thought that now would be a good time to look back over the past year and highlight my favourite products, restaurants etc that I’ve come across. What better way to do this than in the form of the inaugural Not A Trace awards!
I’ve reviewed at lot of amazing things since starting my blog in April and having passed 9000 views during that time, I’m very grateful to all of my readers! It’s certainly been a very rewarding and somewhat therapeutic experience for myself and I hope it’s been of some benefit to all of you too!
I must also say that I have made some wonderful friends in the gluten free community as a result of social media, and I’m very grateful to all of you for your friendship and advice during my first year as a coeliac. Thank you!
So, let’s kick off the awards….. Continue reading